Whenever equipped creature attacks, defending player reveals cards from the top of his library until he or she reveals a land card. The creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn for each card revealed this way. That player puts the revealed cards into his or her graveyard.
Bloodchief Ascension goes with Mindcrank the same way that Duskmantle Guildmage does and it also makes your other mill spells very powerful, so it might be worth an inclusion. Grimoire of the Dead has a very powerful effect, however, it is a high cost (discarding cards and it can be removed before it goes off). Other cards with that effect: Rise of the Dark Realms and Liliana Vess come to mind, if you want more of that kind of thing. If you want to be more of a mill/combo-y deck, some more tutors would be helpful. One card that I'm fond of is Dimir Infiltrator . It can hit Mindcrank or Duskmantle Guildmage , so if you have half he can get the other half. It can also hit Mesmeric Orb or some other mill engine if you aren't going for a combo. And it usually hits removal if you build your deck knowing that its an option. Plus he carries a Trepanation Blade safely (or anything else you might want to put on him).
I like the idea of everything you put down but Phenax, God of Deception . Trying to keep the mana curve down as much as possible. Invisible Stalker and Sword of Body and Mind // Trepanation Blade sounds fun. The + combo is fun, but isn't too aggro-y.
Would Mindshrieker not be as great of an option?
Phenax, God of Deception would combo well with your Consuming Aberration. Also, Hedron Crab and Curse of the Bloody Tome make for consistent, appreciable mill. Finally, + is a solid, budget-friendly, instant wincon, especially if your critters are unblockable. Invisible Stalker is always good to have to set off things like that or be ciphered with Paranoid Delusions. Trepanation Blade might be a relevant equipment, as would the Sword of Body and Mind
Nemesis of Reason and Consuming Aberration are solid heavy hitters for when your combo doesn't come out. Trepanation Blade and Sword of Body and Mind are solid equips. Creeping Tar Pit could be used for some unblockable fun, especially with those two swords,
|0.03 TIX||0.04 TIX|
|Avg. draft pick||2.35|
|Avg. cube pick||3.36|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|