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A Modern Mill deck that is one of my favorite decks
Hedron Crab is the best turn-one play for this deck. It can block 1/1s all day and can chump block later. Typically this will mill about 6-9 cards until it dies.
Snapcaster Mage reuses removal or mill cards and being able to chump block or trade is always good
INSTANTS AND SORCERIES
Removal: Mana Leak and Spell Snare deal with troublesome spells.Devour Flesh has essentially no downside because your opponent's life has no relevance to you, its nice for taking out cards like Geist of Saint Traft Damnation can sweep the entire field to keep me alive long enough to win be mill.
Utility: Visions of Beyond is essentially a late game Ancestral Recall and it refills your hand very effectively. Dimir Charm can counter sorceries, kill small guys, and ruin your opponent's draw while milling them two or it can help you draw a card while giving you snapcaster mage targets
Thought Scour was originally included for the early cantrip and the small mill that comes with it. It was removed later when better cards had to be added.
Haven't commented in a while, but I would like to ask you supportive people whether I should use Dimir Charm or Agony Warp ? I love the versatility of Dimir Charm , but I also like the way Agony Warp can kill a creature and weaken another to keep me alive for the most time possible. What do you people think?
I think it might be a metagame choice depending on the decks you're likely to play against, personally I'd go for Dimir Charm as it remains useful against decks that also don't want to kill you with creatures. Agony Warp strikes me as a good card to board in against aggressive creature based decks, possibly taking a couple of copies of Spell Pierce out of the SB?
Thanks for the input Zekurion, its still a consideration for me because aggro is my worst match-up for this deck and Agony Warp is extremely beneficial against aggro. This deck fares well against control most of the time. I might sideboard Dimir Charm actually and taking out Spell Pierce seems good because Spell Pierce is typically a SB card for control anyway. Also have you seen the new split card from Dragon's Maze called Far//Away? Do you think that card might be good enough to see play in the mainboard or SB? I might be over-evaluating it, so I might playtest it some time to see.
DarthTrevyn, Thanks for the +1 it is always appreciated!
Thanks for the encouraging comments everyone!
cbrsdf1, Yeah the deck is a bit pricey. I still haven't gotten the Damnation s so I just use Black Sun's Zenith at the moment; once I get Damnation s the black suns go to the sideboard. If you do get the cards for the deck I assure you it is very fun to play and it is fairly competitive against most decks besides Tron. The legendary Eldrazi make me so mad, but at least I got the Leyline of the Void s in the side.
Sorry I didn't notice this comment until now haha. Most decks would run Thoughtseize instead of Inquisition of Kozilek but the problem is that the life loss is actually very detrimental to my deck, aggro can race me pretty hard and losing 2 life might be the difference between winning and losing. I am still considering adding it though so thanks for the suggestion.
As for Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver , I tried testing him/her out but she just proved to be too slow, I like that she can create potential blockers against aggressive decks and mill a lot over time but other than that I'd rather play removal or just mill spells that mill a lot at a time.
|Date added||2 years|
|Last updated||5 days|
|Legal formats||Commander / EDH, Legacy, Modern, Vintage|