MTG Combo: Consuming Aberration + Phenax, God of Deception


Kringo on Blue/Black Mill

10 months ago

I'm gunna throw out some suggestions and I may seem like I'm being a sort of a douche bag but i'm honestly just trying to help you out.

First you don't need 25 lands. If you put that much land in there to ramp into the mind grinds then you would be better off taking out lands and throwing in 4 Sol Ring

4 Mind grind would only BE good if you can ramp mana extremely fast. With black this is easy but mill can already be played so fast and cheap on mana that it's pointless unless your trying to exile lands directly from their library and ramp up a good mind grind for the win, and even then mind funeral is muuuuuch better. one or two mind grinds is good for a mana sink but any more than that is a waste. Personally i'm not a huge fan of mind grind at all so i use Oona, Queen of the Fae for a mana sink but that's just personal preference.

there is absolutely no reason u wouldn't use Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker the amount of mill he provides for free each turn is absolutely insane and fits the theme of ur deck beautifully.

increasing confusion is terrible. you would be better off replacing it with Breaking or if u can afford it use Glimpse the Unthinkable

fog bank makes for a good defence but if you using cards like Jace's Phantasm and Wight of Precinct Six you could whip out extremely powerful creatures so fast u really wouldn't even need fog bank.

if you're running phenax u should really use Consuming Aberration instead of nemesis of reason. it's not that nemesis isn't good, in fact it's a great card, but having Consuming Aberration + Phenax, God of Deception is pretty much a game ender at turn 6 dont matter what, if not on turn 7.

Visions of Beyond u should rally use it. it provides 3 cards for a single mana to keep ur hand healthy. it's too good to not use.

Traumatize is awesome and u should definitely use at least a copy or two but any more than that and it becomes useless unless you are using this 60 card deck to play against a commander deck for some reason.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist trust me it's worth using... it cripples your opponent's card choice so fast. You should at least keep one in ur sideboard for combo decks along with a copy of Haunting Echoes