Esper Salt Mill

Modern TheSurgeon

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Upping the Game —Aug. 19, 2016

Now that I have a decent job, I can put the edge on this fine weapon.

+2x Snapcaster Mage
For 1x Haunting Echoes and 1x Visions of Beyond. Which keeps the average cmc pretty even.

+2x Mesmeric Orb
For 2x Tome Scour. For a one time cost equal to both Tome Scours, I can mill many more than 10 cards through the course of a game.

Pyromancer999 says... #1

LOOKS GREAT +1 for sure!

February 29, 2016 6:24 p.m.

TheSurgeon says... #13

KaraZorEl- 19 land is only 1 less than most decks run. I have a formula for deciding how much land to put in: 7 x average cmc. The minimum I'll put in a deck is 18, however. Also, with the mechanics of the deck, and the majority of the cards being so low cost, working up to 5 mana isn't really a problem, if the game isn't over by then. XD

Thanks for the suggestions, I just feel this is a real good game ender for a turbo mill deck.

July 14, 2016 10:18 p.m.

KaraZorEl says... #14

Okay, I didn't know that. 19 lands + 5 cmc, this doesn't seem to go well. What is the purpose of Oboro exactly? It might be good if you're staring down Wasteland or something, but in Modern I can't figure that out

July 15, 2016 2:13 a.m.

casey says... #15

KaraZorEl, my guess would be its synergy with Hedron Crab. Just in the event he has nothing else going on.

July 15, 2016 3:13 a.m.

TheSurgeon says... #16

KaraZorEl- Not sure what you mean by "19 lands + 5 cmc. This doesn't seem to go well." I specifically stated that it's the deck's average cmc multiplied by 7; a deck can have more than 18, but no fewer. There are several other reasons why I'm running 19 land: Hedron Crab needs fed, I need diversity in my manabase, I'll be casting multiple spells after turn 3, etc..

Also, casey is right: Oboro, Palace in the Clouds, is to activate Hedron Crab if I don't have a land in my hand to drop. If you had bothered to read the Card Rundown section of the deck you would know why I've chosen the cards I have.

July 15, 2016 8:21 a.m.