I didn't originally add in Wash Out due to the fact that I had too many blue decks in my meta. However, I found a new playgroup so it should probably be reconsidered. I'll need to do some testing. Thanks for the idea!
Agreed on Venser. The only reason I took it out is because it is one of the two cards I have yet to get my hands on. The other one is Damnation which will likely be replaced by Wash Out . I'm a bit out of time to get the said cards since the tourney starts on the 27th so i'll need to settle for something else for the mean time.
You made me think about my ramp cards. I'm having second thoughts removing them since I need 5-6 mana (fast) to run my combos. But I guess I could take Worn Powerstone out for the tutor.
Teferi is great if you plan on shifting the deck's focus to combos (judging from your interest in psychosis crawler) but since you seem to prefer using fatties to attack, maybe a Caged Sun or Gauntlet of Power will serve you better.
Add more mana rocks. Grim Monolith , Mana Vault and Gilded Lotus can all help you get those fatties out earlier. A couple of those with Tidespout Tyrant in play gives you infinite colorless mana. Add a Stroke of Genius and you have another possible win con.
As for what to cut, just decide on how you want to win games and take out cards that don't seem to fit.
Yeah, if you are counting on cards that require the enemy to have a graveyard, Leyline of the Void is a card to avoid in my opinion. What you really want is instant speed graveyard hate: Coffin Queen , Ravenous Trap , Geth, Lord of the Vault , Relic of Progenitus , Tormod's Crypt , are all good choices. The biggest problem I've found with running a mill deck is that the people you play with regularly start to add in Eldrazi (Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth ) to hard counter the milling. However, a well timed Ravenous Trap can solve that problem quite handily, and Coffin Queen can even make that Eldrazi yours! Then again, Leyline of the Void solves the Eldrazi problem all by itself, so it's really a judgement call on your part. Another problem that I've found is that milling is hated out disproportionately to its effectiveness; people don't like losing cards that they didn't get to play. Mill a few key cards, and suddenly you've painted a target on your back. Glacial Chasm is a good choice to help your longevity while still allowing you to safely mill at top capacity, though it loses effectiveness if you are only playing 1v1. Mass removal is always good, Damnation , Black Sun's Zenith , All Is Dust , etc, will serve you well, especially in blue/black where you have access to reanimation and graveyard plays: Phyrexian Reclamation is one of my favorite EDH cards, or you could run mass bounce in Cyclonic Rift , Wash Out or Evacuation . Sorry for the massive post, I just really like mill decks and I hope that I've helped out at least a little.
Anti-Nonbasic land hate has always been a problem. With almost all +2 color decks in EDH, non-basic lands are basically staple. No amount of mana fixing, spell fixing will solved the weak against Blood Moon problem. Except for the local Smokestack player, we have all elected to beat people without resorting to landwipes.
Also: Why do people keep listing Xenograft as a valuable card in an all-merfolk deck? It seems counter productive when....oh, oh my. I just realized the synergy with what my own commander does. /facedesk. Xenograft is getting added (probably not Conspiracy )
Considering Wash Out vs some other board wipes. If I can get enough -1/-1 counters, It'd definitely going out. Putting it on maybe until I can find another easier way to 1 sided boardwipe that's not AEtherspouts
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