Wanted to build a mill deck, but didn't want to give everyone at the table card draw. That limitation made the build a bit challenging.



sjd0020 says... #1

i d take Trinket Mage over Startled Awake  Flip as he can find Shield Sphere Tormod's Crypt Mox Opal, pretty much anything you need him to.

July 4, 2017 5:26 p.m.

RamaLama says... #2

Thanks for the suggestion, sjd0020.

I'm not sure why you're advocating Trinket Mage over Startled Awake. Of the three cards you said I could find with Trinket Mage, I only have one in the deck, and since this is a mill deck, straight up milling someone for 13 seems pretty good, even if I don't take advantage of the Startled Awake second ability.

The way the deck is currently set up, Trinket Mage could only fetch Shield Sphere or Sol Ring, and while those are not terrible targets for Trinket Mage, I'm not seeing it as an alternative to Startled Awake, in fact, I'm not seeing any correlation between those two cards at all. Maybe you could tell me what I'm missing here?

July 4, 2017 8:51 p.m.

sjd0020 says... #3

Startled Awake  Flip is def. a flavor bomb, but in terms of consistency, i don't think it holds a feather to Trinket Mage.

July 6, 2017 5:38 p.m.

CommanderNeyo says... #4

I have to agree with sjd0020. Startled Awake could, potentially, be better in a 1v1 situation where you just need to mill for thirteen. Otherwise, it just takes ridiculous amounts of mana to mill. Trinket Mage, on the other hand, provides you with the flexibility of ramping with Sol Ring (and ramp is hard in UB) or the ability to mill for 9 (toughness of itself and Shield Sphere) every turn at no extra charge. I think its flexibility gives it an edge over Startled Awake.

September 19, 2017 11:56 p.m.

Ninja_T0-_-0 says... #5

The only thing missing from this deck, Infinite loop with Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage

October 3, 2017 7:43 a.m.

Ninja_T0-_-0 says... #6

Or maybe Dramatic Reversal?

October 3, 2017 7:47 a.m.

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