Deco_y Illusion Lord

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My name is Ian, I'm 28 and I live in British Columbia. I stepped away from Magic the last 5-6 years or so but have recently decided to enter back into the fray so to speak.

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Piesistratos and I don't get along. I feel like he's trolling u. He's got a big ego, and some compelling arguments but I know he doesn't think there are any good mill decks other than his.

January 6, 2018 9:09 p.m.

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Thanks solarbeam ill Take a look at all these suggestions when I get home. I originally wanted the deck to be more so have the removal type effects done when creatures were bounced but I found that the effects werent there on the creatures I wanted, so I went a different direction. Ill make some edits and see whats what. Thanks!

January 19, 2018 2:14 p.m.

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Contagion Engine?

You have a lot of counters and Engine would benifet all of them while also helping destroy your opponent's creatures.

January 12, 2018 8:41 p.m.

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Fair enough haha, I appreciate the warning. Im not interested in having a mega competitive mill deck, I just want it to be fun against my friends and then maybe surprise some people. Ill do my own playtesting and go from there.

Thanks again :)

January 7, 2018 3:27 p.m.

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Thanks for taking the time for your comment, I appreciate it.

January 6, 2018 7:18 p.m.

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Taking out Jace, Memory Adept was probably going to happen eventually anyways. Jace's Phantasm as well. However the one change I don't want to do is swap Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip for Hedron Crab. I know I should but I just want to have my deck be different. I want the deck to be competitive, but I also don't want the deck to be like every other mill deck, so that's the reason why i'm going to hold off on that change.

Damnation is in. Changes for lowering down the other spells done as well.

Thank you as well for the sideboard advice. I will know what to look for from now on.

January 6, 2018 3:01 p.m.

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Chasko145 Good to hear for when I rebuild my own modern infect deck.

January 6, 2018 2:09 p.m.

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abby315 Yep! Angelic Destiny was it

January 6, 2018 1:13 p.m.

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Why hello,

I'm making my way around a few people who have been giving advice on mill decks and I was wondering if you had a spare moment to take a look at mine. I would really appreciate it.

The deck is The Mind That Washed Away (Mill). Thanks!!

January 6, 2018 5:52 a.m.

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I saw your comment on a mill deck and it seems like you know what you're doing, so I was wondering if you would kindly take a look at my deck too. I know Mill builds get boring to look at but i'd appreciate it anyways.

Thanks! The deck is The Mind That Washed Away (Mill)

January 6, 2018 5:51 a.m.

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Hello kind sir,

I went around to some of the users who claim to be mill people, and i'd love to get your opinion on my build. I know you did your primer on your deck but I guess i'm greedy and want my own consultation haha.

Thanks in advance. The deck is The Mind That Washed Away (Mill)

January 6, 2018 5:49 a.m.

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Gift of Orzhova

Vampire Nocturnus

Commander's Authority

There is also a White Enchantment with Thalia on it that gives +4/+4 and something but for the life of me I forget what it's called.

January 6, 2018 4:04 a.m.

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I'll be the one and outright say that I don't like the Mindcrank/Duskmantle Guildmage combo. I think it's too fragile, especially when there is so much removal in the format that can take care of it.

I will make a coupe of suggestions in cards you can/should look at for this style of mill. Sphinx's Tutelage is extremely surprising. You will be impressed with how well this card performs in mill. Also look at Crypt Incursion for life gain VS creature decks as you buy time for the mill.

Another weird card that may help that NO-ONE will see coming is Whelming Wave. Will 99.9% hurt your opponent having to recast their stuff than it will you and it will DESTROY token decks.

Maybe even playtest with one or two Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip in it. When he flips you can re-cast all your crap from your graveyard.

If you want to take a look at my mill deck, it's The Mind That Slipped Away. You might see some other ideas.


January 4, 2018 4:49 a.m.

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Oh, also consider Abrupt Decay. For obvious reasons.

Pendelhaven is also amazing. Tap to boost your 1/1 creature FIRST before doing any combat tricks with spells.

January 4, 2018 4:33 a.m.

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It has been a long ass time since I've played MTG and tried to be competitive, but back when I WAS one of the top 10 members of Tappedout, I played a lot of infect. A lot. So I can hopefully give some useful feedback.

Sideboard: Cut Flensermite, Phyrexian Swarmlord, and Whispering Specter. Swarmlord is tempting to include but in reality, it's a win-more card and ranges from moderately to very effective only when you're going to win anyways.

I'm not huge on Ichor Rats or Melira, Sylvok Outcast but they're at least good enough to warrant the possibility to be in your sideboard.

Mainboard: Any competitive infect deck needs 4 Phyrexian Crusader. It's such a good card. You may also want to consider another Inkmoth Nexus budget permitting. Also you want 4x Vines of Vastwood for protecting your stuff.

I don't think you need more than 4 hand search vehicles (Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize). Granted it almost never hurts to have more, but drawing one late game when you want a pump spell is an awful feeling that I've experienced personally. Of course, you'd want 4x Thoughtseize, but again budget permitting.

I'm also personally of the opinion that an infect deck does not need kill spells in it. Pump spells (like your sideboarded Become Immense) pretty much act like a kill spell if your creature gets blocked. If they don't block, your creature skates through and deals massive poison counters. A key to remember is that a pump spell draw late game wins you the game with an infect deck(especially with Rancor), and a kill spell does nothing to advance their poison counters. Inquisition or Thoughtsieze should allow you to get rid of any creature you don't like/can't deal with anyways, so that's why I think kill spells are moot.

Pen-ultimately, Livewire Lash was a card I used back in standard. It may be too slow now for Modern, but it's a way to deal poison counters without having to attack your opponent. Just pump and deal damage.

Lastly, if you are keeping your mana curve topping out at 3, you may want to also consider dropping to 21 land. It can be risky, but I would play test it anyways.

Hopefully this helps you somehow or can give you a bit of inspiration. I noticed you have a mill deck and I'll check that one too as I really want to make my current mill deck better.


January 4, 2018 4:22 a.m.


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