- 4x Arcane Sanctum
- 1x Concealed Courtyard
- 5x Island
- 1x Plains
- 4x Swamp
- 1x Temple of Deceit
- 3x Terramorphic Expanse
- 1x Vivid Creek
Hedron Crab, though it does cost a few dollars, is probably the best mill card for one mana. Just plonk it down on turn one and, even without fetchlands, you can mill lots. You said that some Unblockable stuff might be good with Consuming Abberation, so I would suggest Aqueous Form.
March 8, 2017 8:29 a.m.
I'll have to see how the balance of the deck is with regards to defense, as I can only see myself removing either the Propaganda or the Sphere of Safety in favour of the Hedron Crab. Also depending on how reliably I can mill, I may also sideboard Traumatize as well.
Thanks for your suggestions :)
March 8, 2017 9:18 p.m.
One nice way to one-shot someone is using the Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank combo. I've had a lot of fun with that one. Also, for increased drawing for Sphinx's Tutelage, you might want to think about Font of Mythos or Howling Mine, and the also help to mill out opponents quicker.
March 21, 2017 12:50 a.m.
Thanks for your suggestions, Luca.
I like the idea of the + combo very much, and I think it could work quite well in this deck, but I'm very much a sucker for flavour so I don't think it'll work for me, exactly.
As for Font of Mythos and Howling Mine, I've found that when using these cards (they were actually part of an earlier version of this deck before it went Esper) that your opponents draw too much and the advantage shifts in their favour. You also don't get the first draw off them (with your draw phase being the last in the so-called 'cylce' after you cast it), which is why I prefer the Temple Bell's versatility in being able to draw on the end-step or not at all.
March 21, 2017 6 a.m.
Consecrated Sphinx if your willing to put out the cash. Since this is casual you may be able to pull it off, and this, combined with your other cards could work, but it's a heavy investment