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Crazy Mill Combo U/W Control

Standard* Control Mill W/U (Azorius)



Instant (4)

Sorcery (2)

Unknown (2)

Enchantment (1)


Wanted to build something different this time. This is my idea of a mill combo deck using Fleet Swallower and Fraying Sanity. The deck is pretty simple, just control the match and cast pieces of the combo when you have a chance. If you attack with Fleet Swallower and you have Fraying Sanity in play you would win 99% of the times, unless Fraying sanity gets destroy before your end step; in this case you can cast multiple instances of Fraying Sanity to avoid this. There are not that many enchantment removals on sideboards in this meta, so the deck should work pretty consistently.

Sideboard is still under examination: Authority of the Consuls and God-Pharaoh's Faithful are there to play against aggro decks. They also have nice synergy with the deck. Thinking about adding 2x Torrential Gearhulk just to have a backup strategy.

Added Approach of the Second Sun to the side board to have an altternate win condition!, the deck is almost the same as u/w approach, and It would get people of guard if I change my winning strategy completely!>

pd: remember this is more a combo mill deck and not your typical mill overtime deck.

Help is very much appreciated.

If you like the deck pls give it a thumbs up!!



NCN946 says... #1

I really like this deck, it has a fun strategy and combo. What I'm wondering is if you want [Ixalan's Binding] instead of [cast out], it doesn't have flash, but it prevents copies from entering.

September 25, 2017 11:19 a.m.

NCN946 says... #2

whoops, blanked on the card thing. Cast Out and Ixalan's Binding

September 25, 2017 11:20 a.m.

jorgeduardo says... #3

NCN946 Thanks for the comment, I completely forgot about Ixalan's Binding, I would have to added, test it out and see which one works better. But it is definitely a good card!

September 25, 2017 11:26 a.m.

Rex_JB24 says... #4

So, I like that this is a control shell trying to use Fleet Swallower like a combo. However, I think that you should also have some light mill in the main as a way to do something while you have Fraying Sanity in play but not Swallower. Tothat end, I suggest Winds of Rebuke over Perilous Voyage (unless you think the Scry is important) and maybe some number of Compelling Argument. While I'm afraid the argument for including strict mill is not very compelling, the fact that Compelling Argument can be cycled means that it isn't dead in the matchups where removal or a missing combo piece are what you want.

September 25, 2017 11:55 a.m.

backinajiffy says... #5

I like it, essentially the same idea as mine but at a slower, more controlled pace that allows you to be more consistant. Mine is just ridiculously combo, no messing around with anything else - so you're would probably be more competitive in an actual standard match.

September 25, 2017 11:59 a.m.

jorgeduardo says... #6

Rex_JB24 I would be adding Winds of Rebuke for sure!! I have enough scrying and card draw already. The only things that is kind of stoping me from running a couple of Compelling Argument is the fact that is sorcery speed, but I would give it a try on cockatrice, I think I'd replace one essence scatter and one negate for a couple of them; Then agter g2 sideboard a couple of censor (in case I'm on the draw) adding the negate and the essence scatter back. Thanks for the suggestions!

September 25, 2017 12:40 p.m.

oldmanm0nk3y says... #7

jorgeduardo have you thought about Solemnity ??

September 25, 2017 9:38 p.m.

NCN946 says... #8

What about running Spell Pierce in place of some other counters?

September 26, 2017 8:11 a.m.

Rex_JB24 says... #9

NCN946 I can see Spell Pierce as a sideboard card to be used in the control matchups, but not in the main.

September 26, 2017 8:20 a.m.

jorgeduardo says... #10

oldmanm0nk3y solemnity is in the sideboard already

September 26, 2017 9:16 a.m.

NCN946 says... #11

How exactly do you plan on protecting the Fleet Swallower after they come out? Will you wait til turn 9 to play them? Or just play on turn 7 and hope they don't Walk the Plank yourswallower

September 26, 2017 12:47 p.m.

jorgeduardo says... #12

NCN946 well that would be purely situational, if im playing against black probably yes, I'll wait if I can, remember we have 3 in the deck anyways. If playing against temur energy or something I probably would care unless they have tons of energy and can harnessed ligh

September 26, 2017 1:32 p.m.

Delta-117 says... #13

Hey you know what, I think you have given me a hilarious idea to try out at my next standard fnm. I am in the process of building a control deck with Approach of the Second Sun which I had always wanted to do long before it now has caught on with others.

Just maybe as a joke, this might be a bit silly, but I might throw in 3-4 Fleet Swallower and 3 Fraying Sanity's in my own sideboard to catch my opponent off guard with a new win con. Because the thing is, is that your mainboard is very similar to mine already, playing most of the same cards, so it's just a matter of swapping out my copies of Approach of the Second Sun and 3 other things for these cards to make a mill strategy.

Definitely getting an upvote.

October 2, 2017 10:32 a.m.

wanderingbard says... #14

It's a great deck something I'm using that is black blue similar but I think that you need creatures because when the dinosaurs get going you're just going to get killed before you ever get your Fleet swallower you're going to need some kind of protection and counter-spells are situational if you get a negate and they play a creature there's nothing you can do. So i have a couple purates that bring treasure to speed me up, and bring the swalloer faster.

October 2, 2017 10:39 a.m.

jorgeduardo says... #15

Delta-117 I was thinking on doing this myself lol!!! but the other way around, having Approach of the Second Sun on sideboard to have it as a new win cond. It would be actually a good strategy and a fun one too! I already have one AOTSS so I would have to get at least 2 more. And after sideboard swapping them most likely by Fleet Swallower.

October 2, 2017 10:49 a.m.

jorgeduardo says... #16

wanderingbard Thank you for your input. Remember that sideboard ir really important on a magic match, If I see a heavy creature deck after game one, I will most likely change 2 negates for 1 essence scatter and dissallow, and add also at leats 3 God-Pharaoh's Faithful. Dynos need the right cards to be able to play them quickly. Also thinking on adding Unsummon to the sideboard.

October 2, 2017 10:52 a.m.

DrZicter says... #17

I know there's no red in this, but with any treasure I would consider adding Bloodlust Inciter. It's a cheap way to give Fleet Swallower haste and deny them a chance to respond with sorceries like Walk the Plank.

Now that I think about it, it's hilarious that Walk the Plank can't kill merfolk but it can kill fish.

October 2, 2017 1:21 p.m.

jorgeduardo says... #18

DrZicter thank you for the idea but adding Bloodlust Iciter deviates too much from how this deck plays. I might just add a couple of Arcane Adaptation to the sb lol, but most likely I'll just wait till I can safely play Swallower, probably turn 9

October 2, 2017 5:03 p.m.

macdocr says... #19

Dowsing Dagger w/ Slither Blade for bringing this combo out as early as turn 4

October 3, 2017 7:47 a.m.

Klery says... #20

Have you thought about Dive Down for protecting the Fleet Swallower ?

October 8, 2017 6:43 a.m.

DanielSty says... #21

This would play out funny when the opponent brings a Fleet Swallower back from the graveyard with his/her Scarab God.

November 20, 2017 3:57 p.m.

dthoreson813 says... #22

I'm adding white to my mill deck now. Just for settle the wreckage, fumigate, cast out, ixalan's binding, and approach of the second sun. Haahahahhahahahahah! Imagine the look on people's faces when with a fleet swallower on the field, you jank out an approach. Then cast a torrential gearhulk. Hahaha. Priceless! Seriously though, I'm totally doing this.

November 29, 2017 5:58 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.51
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Top rank #7 on 2017-10-04
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2 months ago)

-1 God-Pharaoh's Faithful side
+3 Approach of the Second Sun side
+1 Fumigate side
-1 Torrential Gearhulk side
-2 Authority of the Consuls side
+3 Unsummon maybe