Looking for ETB Mill card

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Posted on June 24, 2018, 8:18 a.m. by BS-T

I'm wondering if there's anything I can use which has 'when a creature etb, Mill an/all opponents' or even all players including you wouldn't be the worst.

Sage's Row Denizen is the closest I can get so far, maybe Altar of the Brood ... Any more ideas?

Caerwyn says... #2

There are some infinite combos with Grinding Station, but that requires Artifact creatures.

Halimar Excavator only works with allies.

Half-Squirrel, Half- jellyfish if you are able to use silver boardered cards.

Thassa's Devourer for enchantment creatures.

Another option is to use Phenax, God of Deception alongside Lightning Greaves, though this gives your opponents a chance to respond.

June 24, 2018 11:15 a.m.

BS-T says... #3

Thanks for the ideas, I wonder how far I can go into enchantments to use Thassa's Devourer.

The context is a Vela the Nightclad deck with ninjas and dash creatures coming/going for life loss and mill. Mindcrank will work if the commander is out too.

Actually with the enchantment theme I could use Riptide Chimera too.

June 24, 2018 11:50 a.m.

maxon says... #4

Honestly, the best milling creature might be Consuming Aberration. It's not ETB, but it's extremely effective.

June 24, 2018 1:02 p.m.

BS-T says... #5

No doubt. There are some ways Consuming Aberration doesn't work with what I'm thinking of but also does work nicely with Dash since I get the opportunity to cast and cast again or e.g Cloudstone Curio - I'm sure it goes in regardless tbf!

June 24, 2018 1:25 p.m.

maxon says... #6

What deck are you working on? I've always loved mill, and am curious what you've got brewin'.

June 24, 2018 1:50 p.m.

BS-T says... #7

Still bare bones at the moment but as I said above kind of as much ETB/LTB mill/life loss as I can manage coupled with Vela's ability with your guys leaving the field... So kind of some blink too maybe

June 24, 2018 2:01 p.m.

maxon says... #8

Geralf's Mindcrusher comes to mind.

June 24, 2018 2:50 p.m.

BS-T says... #9

Yes!

Good target for sac'ing and Conjurer's Closet

June 24, 2018 3:10 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #10

June 24, 2018 7:01 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #11

June 24, 2018 8:24 p.m.

BS-T says... #12

Good creatures for the list. Is there anything else that triggers when your guys ETB/LTB like Altar of the brood?

June 25, 2018 1:01 a.m.

Oblivion Sower is almost what you want. If you can't find enough of what you actually want, it wouldn't be a bad choice

June 25, 2018 11:25 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #14

Just to be clear, Oblivion Sower's ability triggers while he's on the stack, not when he enters the battlefield. Otherwise I'd have built a flicker deck and abuse him when he first came out.

June 25, 2018 2:33 p.m.

^ True. That is exactly why I only suggested him as an almost

June 25, 2018 3:50 p.m.

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