Esper Mill strategy with Death's Shadow. It's likely a reckless mindset, not going all-in with typical mill builds. Mill in general has a lack of bodies and I formerly relied upon Darkness and Crypt Incursion as part of my "defense". I am going to try and invert that strategy by taking those out and adversely use the lack of bodies by incorporating Death's Shadow in the mill shell with some removal and disruption. Essentially, removing threats via mill/discard until I can cast Death's Shadow optimally. I'm not sure if it'll work yet because it may be clunky, but I will playtest it.


The brew is obviously very light on creatures and power compared to other Death's Shadow variants. Feel free to offer suggestions. Contemplating Snapcaster Mage for mill re-use and Ensnaring Bridge as a controlling factor to stop life-loss after a certain point with Death's Shadow, but not sure what to take out.




Wurmlover says... #1

you might want to consider Jace's Phantasm, its the Serra Ascendant for mill!

April 21, 2017 4:06 p.m.

Wurmlover Thanks, that's a good idea! I was debating it because it was a playset in my original UB Mill brew. Trying to think of what I could cut for him. He could come in for Lingering Souls. I guess I opted for that for more board state flyers for blocking, even though they're always gonna be 1/1's. Then again, they cost more than Jace's Phantasm. I'll playtest switching either out for each other.

April 21, 2017 4:19 p.m.

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