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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.
Cutting out all of the non-standard cards would be a good first step. Standard is currently all cards in Ravnica Block, M14, Theros Block, and M15, with Ravnica and M14 Rotating out in September as we get the new block. This knocks out:
Trepanation Blade , Grafdigger's Cage , Keening Stone , Chalice of the Void , Counterspell , Thoughtscour, Mind Funeral , Memory Sluice , Jace's Phantasm , Avatar of Woe , Hedron Crab and Drowned Catacomb .
That cuts out 37 cards bringing you down to 54 giving you about 6 cards to add, 4 of which should be lands, giving you 2 really to add.
Hello! Been a long time since last play.
i'm thinking of building a standard deck with cards i currently have :
Planeswalker: 2xJace, Memory Adept
Total 91 cards. I would like to build my deck with 60ish cards if possible, which cards should i add/throw? As you can see, the theme about this deck is about milling and using creatures to synergize with milling theme..
Any feedback or suggestions will be very well appreciated. Thanks!
I have a Grimgrin, Corpse-Born list that I will paste shortly if you want more ideas. It has served me extremely well
I did not think it existed,a budget mill deck thats effective,uses Duskmantle Guildmage and not Mindcrank .The crankmantle is incredibly cheap,fun,and fast, but its also one of the most common combos out there.Not saying I dont have a deck that uses the combo, because it is so fast and effective.This deck here reminds me of when I was trying to build it.
You might also wish to look into Paranoid Delusions and a few cheap unblockables like Blighted Agent / Dimir Infiltrator / AEther Figment . When you cast the delusions,cipher it on the unblockable,attack for a free second cast.Every time the ciphered creature hits,it mills and casts a spell.Important factor with the Consuming Aberration 's triggered ability.
You know what else goes great with unblockables and milling? For a low low price? Trepanation Blade !
I'd drop Way of the Thief since you have no gates to work with. I'd suggest Aqueous Form which is low cost and adds in scry. If you slap in this Thalakos Seer you can use it either with Trepanation Blade blade or use it with your ninja to draw a card on its return. I used to have a ninja deck that used this pretty well. I'm assuming you're building this deck somewhat on budget, but if you decide to drop a little bit more I'd get 4 of these Visions of Beyond great with mil and drawing.
The think you are discribing is called milling...
Here are some nice cards for milling:
The Consuming Aberration was the card that got me into Magic.If you're looking for some serious millpower,grab some Invisible Stalker cipher Paranoid Delusions and/or Trepanation Blade ,and keep doing this until you can get an Aberration out,then whenever you hit with the stalkers,for each Paranoid Delusions ciphered on them,they mill till they find that many land + ParaDelusions normal mill effect.Whispersilk Cloak on the Aberration is also a really enjoyable way to win.
Take a look at my Consuming Crankmantle deck for other ideas.
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