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Trying to get a good Mill deck running so I have that for a back up if all my other decks get taken down. Please help me make this deck better that it is. So far I have run it bout 20 - 30 times and only lost a few times.



cdannis5 says... #1

Which color is the best to add to this deck to help the "mill?" Give me a list of good "mill" cards for each color please and thanks.

March 14, 2011 2:29 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #2

Blue is really the only color that does Milling, except for a little bit in Black (as well as some artifacts that do it). If you want to add another color, I recommend Black, and looking to cards like Induce Paranoia , Psychic Drain , Glimpse the Unthinkable , Dimir Machinations , Memory Sluice , Mind Funeral , Geth, Lord of the Vault , Nemesis of Reason , and Sadistic Sacrament .

Other Blue cards that are good at Milling include Ambassador Laquatus , Archive Trap , Belltower Sphinx , Brain Freeze , Memory Erosion , Sanity Grinding (only good if you keep the deck mono-Blue), and Telemin Performance .

Artifacts that are worth adding include Decimator Web , Grindclock , Millstone , and Whetwheel .

There are others, of course, but I chose ones that I think would be easier for a person to acquire cheaply. Though many of the cards I've suggested are rare, Milling isn't a competitive strategy in any constructed format right now, so the cards won't be expensive at all.

March 18, 2011 11:56 a.m.

cdannis5 says... #3

so far i have found out that milling is a very good strategy. i have the smallest deck amongst my friends and i end up doing very well.

March 22, 2011 4:50 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #4

What I meant was that it isn't a strategy being played very much in DCI-sanctioned formats like Standard or Extended, which has the most effect on card prices in the secondary market. Like you, I've also had a lot of success playing it casually among my friends. =)

March 22, 2011 6:41 p.m.

cdannis5 says... #5

So are "mill" decks banned from tournament use?

March 22, 2011 9:15 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #6

A mill deck is perfectly legal for any tournament as long as all the cards in it are legal in the format you're playing. The web address below is the best official resource for finding out what cards are legal in what formats:


March 23, 2011 10:17 a.m.

miles123 says... #7

card:Jace's Archivist and card:Jace's Erasure make a pretty good combo. With just the erasure your decks are both depleted at the same rate. With the archivist theirs is milled out twice as much.

August 12, 2012 3:30 a.m.

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