All the multiplayer Mill-Fun with no infinite combs and bad feelings

The first time I saw The Scarab God card I knew I had to build a deck around him that supports all facetes of this truly glorious commander!

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I started playing Magic in 1999, but my first FNM experiences had been during the first Ravnica Block. I had a lot of fun with my Dimir Deck on tournaments driving my opponents crazy. So it was clear to me that I have to build a Mill themed deck. And what goes really well with full graveyards? - Right, Zombies! The Scarab God was just the perfect commander I waited all years for!

Two other really good Dimir-Commanders I consider alternatives are Phenax, God of Deception and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind. Phenax is very nice for competitive Matches, when you want to fully focus on the Milling Win-Con. Lazav instead is a very versatile commander that can quickly adapt to your opponents strategies. The Scarab God is right inbetween these two guys, a well-balanced mix of control and versatility.

Since I don't hate my friends I had to come up with a slow and steady Mill-Strategy. I skipped any Tutor-cards and infinite-combs like Traumatize + Fraying Sanity or Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension / Duskmantle Guildmage. A pure Mill-WinCon seemed too hard to pull off with these limitations so I added lots of cards for the "graveyard-matters" theme.

Running many resurrection- and copy-abilities enables me to hide behind a huge horde of zombies while filling my opponents graveyards and zombifying their most valuable creatures, making me a very versatile threat. The deck is ridiculously synergetic.

The best deck against The Scarab God is of course the Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck which clearly profits of a filled graveyard. At one point my brother had a Vulturous Zombie with power / defense of 128 on the field. In another match I had a chance to resurrect the Vulturous Zombie with Phenax, God of Deception on the field. You can imagine how this turned out! I tapped Vulturous Zombie each turn quadrupling his stats each time while milling the crap out of everyone!

Other cool combs that got pulled off are Undead Alchemist + Phenax, God of Deception nearly duplicating the zombies each turn and Jace, Memory Adept -7 Ability + Sphinx's Tutelage removing 60+ cards from a deck at once.

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This deck is just perfect for my playgroup. I can only recommend building and testing it for yourself, but you are invited to give it your own twist of course - I added some suggestions for a more competitive approach into the sideboard.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 2 months
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.30
Tokens 1/1 Zombie Wizard, 2/2 Zombie
Folders maybe edhs, PreCon Series, Cool Commander Decks, EDH, Dimir
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