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.
Just to clarify the combo of Undead Alchemist and Noxious Ghoul . The alchemist creates a zombie whenever a creature card goes from an opponents library to his GY. Whenever a zombie enters the battlefield noxiois ghoul makes all non zombies get -1/-1. Alchemist also basically makes all zombies do mill damage instead of normal damage. So even if a little 2/2 zombie makes it through thats still two cards milled and possibly one new zombie. Now look at this deck and see how many zombie boosting cards are. That little 2/2 has a big chance of being a 3/3 or 4/4 which means just that many more milled cards and that many more zombies. What it comes down to in the end is if one or twp zombies make it through there is a large chance i will wipe the board of all non zombies. Also throw Trepanation Blade into that mix and you might clear the board before they get to declare blockers.
Lotleth Troll fits the game plan well since it has trample and becomes huge thanks to the sword.
This looks nice. Solid concept. Lacks a bit of power IMO but still looks like a lot of fun to play. Looks fast and all but how do you plan on neutralizing threats? You might want to add some removal/board wipes like Dismember , Tragic Slip , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization and Ashes to Ashes .
Trepanation Blade would fit here.
Teferi's Puzzle Box is another card you can probably use. It is pretty good against combo decks and also has some nice synergy with Jace's Erasure.
Nemesis of Reason - also a card you might want to consider using.
Bloodchief Ascension - combo with Mindcrank. Also a good way to maximize the power of mill spells/effects.
Lastly, lose some lands. 40 seems like too much especially with a deck like your that have a lot of low cmc spells.
I am shamelessly plugging Apocalypse Project as a more or less decent basis for dimir lands. Check it out. You might find some more cards there worth considering.
Thanks for the thought Smielcarkiewicz!
Oona's Blackguard , Noggin Whack , Soul Ransom , and Trepanation Blade all put cards in to the graveyard. The targeted removal of Earwig Squad is nifty, but I don't know that it does much in this particular build to increase the tempo, as I'm fairly reliant on unblockability to both provide my damage and be the catalyst for my other spells.
As mentioned above, Paranoid Delusions is a mill spell I considered for this deck. Pilfered Plans was also something I looked at. I just felt they belonged in a more mill centric deck than what I have here.
Have you consider Trepanation Blade purely for the flavor of looking a lot like the Fierce Deity sword?
Trepanation Blade is great. If it makes your opponent mill a key card, you'll be a happy camper. Yes, it is unpredictable, but it serves two purposes.
I already have mana leak. And whats your apinion on Trepanation Blade ? I have had games where it can do 10+ damage but it does seem a tad random.
I think you're off to a really good start here. Some cards you might want to consider are Aqueous Form (perfect for your Trepanation Blade ), Bloodchief Ascension , Duskmantle Guildmage , and Mindcrank , all of which are fairly cheap cards. I think Bloodchief Ascension is the most expensive at around 5 bucks.
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