January 10, 2017 2:48 a.m.
Thanks for the comment What4joke!
I have Elspeth on the Maybeboard for when I feel like splurging on more cards, but I'm keeping this deck budget, so for now it's out.
Managed to get all of the cards I didn't already have for 30 (incl all Anafenza's and 2 Panharmonicons), so pretty pleased. I'll get the chance to playtest over the next couple of weeks as well, and will update here.
January 10, 2017 3:26 a.m.
Fair enough! gotta respect the budget. Citadel still gives you tapped land and the same flexibility as Wilds tho without searching your library and ACTIVATING MY TRAP CARD!!!!!!!! Archive Trap!!!!!!! Counter mill with mill, yu gi oh style!. and the lone windswept heath is kinda goofy and inconsistent but maybe worth the slot. lol it's like you have a fetch land as a commander ;)
January 10, 2017 3:53 a.m.
Ha, yeah it's only in because I happen to own it. They're too expensive to add more. Wilds will at least give me an extra mill over Citadel.
There's always a counter strategy to any strategy. You'd need 5 mana up to put that down, and if I'm still fetching at that point then something has already gone wrong! Worth me bearing in mind though.
January 10, 2017 4:19 a.m.
Lol actually ignore the 5 mana comment, that'll teach me to read descriptions!
January 10, 2017 8:08 a.m.
Have you played this yet? any setbacks you noticed? seems to me like you may have an issue reaching that critical mass of milling fast enough. even 3-5 cards per turn through your Altar seems slow. and some quick drops of Naturalize (and the like) might ruin your day if you're relying on a combo from 2 separate artifacts. Seems to me that you're almost more likely to try and win on board dominance with tokens than by milling 45 cards (60 - opening hand - a generous 8 turns of drawing). I'd like to hear how a real few rounds go. I'm sure the deck can hit the mill, but my main point is that artifact removal shuts you down.
January 10, 2017 2:30 p.m.
Haven't played it yet, next couple of weeks hopefully.
I expect to start slowish, and to ramp up after turn 5 (a game-ending mill is possible in turn 5, but very unlikely).
I agree that artifact removal is the achilles heel, although I've got a playset of altars and 3 panharmonicon to overcome a bit of it. I'm also okay with a token win, so it's nice to have two strategies. I don't expect it to beat everything, but I think it will be a fun deck for the cost.
I'm thinking of sideboarding some cheap artifact retrieval (Dukhara Scavenger is sitting in my spares box, as an example). Any thoughts on alternatives for that?
January 10, 2017 3:36 p.m.
Well obviously the artifact retrieval list is long. But the first few low CMC ones (im not a fan of relying on a 6 drop creature) that come to mind are Fortuitous Find(there is an identical print of this in white if you prefer called Remember the Fallen), Mine Excavation, and Glissa, the Traitor(if you're set on it being a creature). Or if you dont care about dipping into vintage and legacy (I'm sure you care), there's nothing better than Argivian Find.
January 11, 2017 12:17 a.m.
January 11, 2017 3:07 a.m.
You're welcome bro! Happy Milling! if you wanna take a look at my more traditional aggro mill deck for card ideas take a look -----> Not your momma's Mill, its budget and much faster than most budget/casual decks can handle.
January 12, 2017 12:44 a.m.
adds Crypt Incursion to maybeboard
Thanks again for the feedback and help!
January 12, 2017 3:18 a.m.
Second play opportunity, and managed to win a Planechase against an 80+ card Green deck and a Standard BG deck by milling them both simultaneously. I also narrowly lost against RB Thopter and BW tokens (again multiplayer, but no planechase), due to a stupid play on my part (note to self, be flexible). The "equal opportunity" milling from the Altar of the Brood is awesome in multiplay, but paints you as a rather large target. I also swapped out one Anafenza, the Foremost for a Siege Rhino, just as a trial. It made me realise that lifegain is key to longevity, so may get Trostani, Selesnya's Voice involved after all...
January 27, 2017 7:48 a.m.
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|Date added||10 months|
|Last updated||6 months|
This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||0/1 Insect, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion|