Modern Dimir Mill

Modern Mill U/B (Dimir)

parasitian Score: 25


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


Glimpse the Unthinkable and Mind Funeral mill large amounts at a time.Archive Trap mills a lot and if your opponent merely cracks a fetch land then you can cast it for free.

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


All the essential blue/black lands with the inclusion of Nephalia Drownyard for more mill and Ghost Quarter for land destruction and to help let me use Archive Trap more efficiently.


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.


More Competitive — March 31, 2013

Made some updates to make the deck more competitive for the modern scene.

parasitian says... #1

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?

March 31, 2013 10:01 p.m.

Zekurion says... #2

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?

April 14, 2013 5:48 p.m.

DarthTrevyn says... #3

Love some modern mill! +1 from me!

April 14, 2013 6:21 p.m.

parasitian says... #4

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!

April 14, 2013 6:50 p.m.

cbrsdf1 says... #5

I love this one. If only I can buy the Damnations and Snapcaster Mages...

July 10, 2013 2 a.m.

parasitian says... #6

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.

July 10, 2013 4:49 p.m.

cbrsdf1 says... #7

Hello Parasitian

I've made a new build based in the cards I own. Can you review my deck please? Is Best Control Mill. I feel is very competitive, but a little inconsistent

November 7, 2013 4:43 p.m.

droslag says... #8

Have you considered Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver or Thoughtseize now that they are standard?

March 19, 2014 11:19 a.m.

parasitian says... #9

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.

April 19, 2014 12:35 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.56
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