June 11, 2016 2:56 p.m.
I love this deck! Ever since I started playing Magic (Which also was about a year ago, ironically) I have wanted to make a great mill deck. I didn't even think of the + combo! The Swans of Bryn Argoll are actually quite nice, I disregarded them in my deck when creating it because of the free draw, but not I realize how nice they synergize. Hedron Crab (My favorite card) is amazing as always.
Suggestions: I'm skeptical of Breaking / Entering. While half of it is nice you never get to use the other half. Glimpse the Unthinkable is strictly better, though it would double the cost of your deck. You could also use Memory Sluice since you never attack with the Hedron Crab having two of them on board allows for 1 mana and 8 mill. Which then allows you to use one extra mana that turn for a Tome Scour or Mind Sculpt.Paranoid Delusions would be a good card if you consistently hit face with any of your creatures, though that's not the point of the deck and probably wouldn't happen enough to make the replacement worth it.
Overall, I LOVE your deck! As I said I've been wanting to make one since I've started but always struggled a bit. This is just what I was looking for! Keep on milling!
June 11, 2016 3:01 p.m.
Also, you could add Death's Approach to your sideboard to help you get rid of any annoying creatures without using too much mana.
June 11, 2016 3:03 p.m.
TheGr8H0b0 Thank you for your kind words! And yeah, I would love to play a playset of Glimpse the Unthinkable, but as you said it'd pretty much double the price of the deck, and this was initially a budget build, although it's sort of morphed past that. I'm praying that someone at my local FNM ends up having one I could potentially trade for, but that's just a pipe dream at this point. I'll also have to playtest with Memory Sluice, I hadn't heard of it before, but I think it'd be a good replacement for Breaking / Entering as long as I can consistently trigger the Conspire ability.
June 11, 2016 4:03 p.m.
Def not the only aggro mill :) Nice deck tho :)
June 11, 2016 4:38 p.m.
There are 5 people who have a Glimpse the Unthinkable listed in their binder, and probably more who don't have it listed. Why not try and trade for it here? You'd be trading the same value either way, right? Or do you expect someone at your FNM who has one to get skimmed by you for it?
June 11, 2016 6:58 p.m.
June 11, 2016 7:44 p.m.
Swans thins their deck and can also be used to beat face if needed.
June 11, 2016 7:45 p.m.
June 11, 2016 7:47 p.m.
But this is my mill deck Death and Taxes: Blue / Black Mill, I think it's an aggressive mill deck.
June 11, 2016 7:55 p.m.
June 11, 2016 7:59 p.m.
Can you beat this one? It's not mine, but it is the best mill deck I've ever seen.
Nice deck by the way. Very affordable for the punch it packs.
June 12, 2016 3:55 a.m.
zmickelson That deck is pretty insane, if I had the money I'd love to have cards like Snapcaster Mage, Glimpse the Unthinkable and Oboro, Palace in the Clouds. If I hadn't been considering a budget when building this deck, I probably would've built something similar. But as a broke college student, dropping more than $100 on a deck can be a problem.
June 12, 2016 2:25 p.m.
Another great card for this deck would be Circu, Dimir Lobotomist. You'd only need to run 2-3, but when you get them out on the board and play cards like Memory Sluice (if you're running those), Breaking / Entering, and Mind Funeral you get 2 triggers for one spell. Then your opponent can't cast any card with the same name! Of course, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist is for those matches where you're mill cards aren't coming and you need some control. Maybe just toss them on the sideboard, but if I put them in the main I would take out 1x Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver and 1x Mind Sculpt or 1x Mindcrank
June 15, 2016 12:24 a.m.
Traumatize too slow? I figured for its cost it would be good if you got it off.
June 17, 2016 11:30 p.m.
Love it! Not sure what you'd take out for it, but ever since it came out Manic Scribe has been an all-star for mill decks everywhere. A lot of people are even saying that it's making mill a competetive-level modern deck, which is pretty neat.
Other than that, maybe consider Slaughter Pact or Dismember for sideboard? My lgs meta is full of infect so keeping a surprise instant-speed kill spell in board can be a game saver.
Not to self-promote (ok that's exactly what I'm doing) but if you're looking for ideas, take a peek at my version of the deck:
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June 18, 2016 12:58 a.m.
By the time I get the mana to cast Traumatize, I've already gone through about half their library or more, so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to have it. And I considered adding Manic Scribe, but I feel like the delirium would be a little too hard to pull off. For my purposes, Hedron Crab probably works the best.
June 18, 2016 4:32 p.m.
Archive Trap? with fetch lands galore in modern, might not be too shabby to look into. Possible hardcast if the game goes long.
June 19, 2016 9:50 a.m.
That being said, I do love the budget-ish mill!
June 20, 2016 1:28 p.m.
June 20, 2016 2:37 p.m.
Bloodveld Yes, exactly what I was saying lol "0% chance of winning". I only mention it because it sounds like this wants to be a competitive modern deck and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is seeing a lot more play in modern recently because of the popular Nahiri, the Harbinger interaction.
But who knows, maybe no one in the meta-game is running a deck with Emrakul, but I just wanted to point out a possibility of a no-win scenario for this deck, because I really like what's going on with it.
June 20, 2016 6:19 p.m.
Ah I see, I thought you were insinuating that Emrakul would need to be summoned. Frankly, I don't know how to beat her and similar creatures with mill.
June 20, 2016 6:50 p.m.
Ooo good call, thanks.
June 20, 2016 7 p.m.
June 20, 2016 10:32 p.m.
Can't Relic of Progenitus exile emrakul while he is going to the graveyard on the stack? It is colorless...
June 22, 2016 9:21 a.m.
Hi! I upgraded my own mill deck (which wasn't working very well at all...) by taking a few leaves out of your book! I hope you don't mind. You and your Deck are linked on mine: Esper Kill Mill. Check it out if you like! You have my +1!
July 6, 2016 5:46 p.m.
Took this to a local event, came in second. Really liked the feel of it. Only change to the list was replacing the Mindsculpt with Glimpse of the Unseen Beat Coco Elves, Slivers, and a weird white life gain deck before losing to burn in the finals. Thing in the Ice did work in all match ups, despite my misgivings that it'd never get to flip it, quickly becoming my new favorite card.
However, I'm not feeling the Duskmantle/Mindcrank combo as much as I thought I would. Could have been bad draws but by the time I had all the parts I had the games locked up with flipped Awakened Horrors. Also never saw my swans might pull them for +2 Startled Awake.
Going to replace the combo pieces with:
+1 Thing in the Ice, +3 Jace's Phantasm, +2 Surgical Extraction
August 9, 2016 9:04 p.m.
yo this seems rad!
August 11, 2016 9:53 a.m.
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