An Phenax mill deck that is my first deck I've built. its pretty streamlined for mill but I still want to make it even better. let me know any advice and give a thumbs up if you like it. thanks and enjoy




Mesmeric Orb is a real powerhouse for mill.

Some budget tutors that might help:

Dimir House Guard

Drift of Phantasms

Shred Memory


May 14, 2017 2:50 p.m.

Morylaflamme says... #2

Thank you for the suggestions. I dont mind the mesmeric orb but im also not to fond of being on the receiving end of it

May 14, 2017 8:14 p.m.

kiba-sama says... #3

you could run a Nephalia Academy, or a Library of Leng to take advantage of the mass mill effects like Windfall and Whispering Madness

June 16, 2017 12:16 a.m.

Auronit says... #4

I can only highly suggest Lightning Greaves and Thousand-Year Elixir. The boots allow your cretures to mill the same turn they come into play, which is really important. They are also absolutely stupid with Undead Alchemist. Thousand-Year Elixir is similar to the Greaves in a sense that they let you tap creatures the turn they come into play but it also gives you the possibility to mill twice with a creature for just 1 mana.

Further, take out Wall of Frost and replace it with Morphling. This guy can mill a ton. Yes, he mills only 3 card as base but you can invest two mana to make him a 1/5 and then every further mana spent will result in 5 cards milled. Vanilla walls aren't worth running.

I further suggest taking out Stitcher Geralf and put in Endbringer. This guy untaps every turn (your opponent's turn as well), meaning he mills 20 cards a turn. Stitcher Geralf doesn't provide enough in a pure mill deck to be honest.

Instead of Rise from the Grave, I would go with Rise of the Dark Realms. Drag Under is straight up bad in EDH, as it's a single use spell that doesn't have the impact needed to make it worth running and Mind Funeral goes into the same category. It does mill a couple of cards but we'd much rather have a permanent benefit. I would replace those two cards with Necromancy and Animate Dead. You are playing mill, there's always a HUGE selection of strong creatures to choose from.

I can give you further advice if you want but I think these are some of the best cards to add and some of the least impactful to cut.

June 25, 2017 9:14 a.m.

Morylaflamme says... #5

thank you for the suggestions kiba-sama and auronit. I like playing this deck but it does need to be fixed up a bit more. I will definitely give your suggestions a try and see how it goes

June 25, 2017 10:42 a.m.

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