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March 27, 2017 2:10 a.m.
I don't mind if you're articles are a bit late, as long as you keep writing to them :) Since I started reading them, I find myself looking forward to them week to week.
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March 17, 2017 2:01 a.m.
It looks like you may also want some removal. and some instant speed interaction.
There are some good budget, instant speed mill cards too. Thought Scour is a good one, plus it draws you a card. With such a low mana curve, any card draw is great.
Archive Trap will always do what you want, since fetchlands are so popular in modern.
Given that you're playing on a budget, and not running fetchlands, Hedron Crab might not be a great creature choice right now, but if you decide to make upgrades, it's a good one to keep in mind. Though it does work with Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse. On that note, I would strongly suggest running some sort of mana fixing, as all basics can lead to games where you get totally mana screwed. So Crab + Wilds could be a good combo. Drowned Catacomb is also a pretty decent budget dual that doesn't always enter tapped.
Jace's Phantasm is also a nice beater. A flying 5/5 for ? Don't mind if I do.
TL/DR; Instant speed interaction, and better mana will lead to better games all round.
+1 from me. I like mill decks.
March 13, 2017 9:14 a.m.
This is a mill deck, not a traditional control deck. It looks like it could be fun though.
Also, Inquisition of Kozilek is dropping in price quickly due to the reprint in MM17, so it could be a considerable upgrade.
March 13, 2017 7:57 a.m.
I had a mill deck for a while, but stopped playing it as much when the Nahiri, the Harbinger + Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and dredge decks became so popular. The reshuffle is impossible to deal with, and dredge can kill you ridiculously quickly, especially if you're doing their job for them.
I feel like you may want Leyline of the Void in the sideboard, or even in the main deck, to deal with those shenanigans. A dredge deck can get all their creatures on the battlefield before you are able to cast Crypt Incursion. It also shuts down delve decks, Snapcaster Mage, Past in Flames decks etc...
Also, most mill stuff is targeted, and Leyline of Sanctity is a pretty popular sideboard card, so you'd need a way to deal with that. Speaking of Leyline, you have no real way to deal with creature light burn decks, or opposing mill decks. Since you have no way to make white mana for your own Leyline of Sanctity, and minimal counterspells, Witchbane Orb could be an ok sideboard card, if you aren't Lightning Bolted to death by the time you draw / play it.
I may suggest something like this.
Anyway, the deck looks pretty fun. +1 from me.
March 12, 2017 6:49 a.m.
March 12, 2017 6:12 a.m.
Aetherflux Reservoir would be a good addition, but once you've added that, you might as well go all in on the Storm version of the deck using the Reservoir to shoot your opponent down. I don't know how you'd win with the Sovereign.
March 12, 2017 3:37 a.m.
Scion of the Ur-Dragon loves reanimation.
I have a Scion deck, it is my baby. Lol. It is the EDH deck I have put the most time and effort into, and one of the best things is binning a dragon, then reanimating it. Especially if you tutor Bladewing the Risen, who pulls another dragon with it on ETB. It's fantastic.
Also, Sarkhan Unbroken's ultimate is amazing if you ever get there. Haha.
Check out my deck here if you like
March 10, 2017 6:40 p.m.
I'd probably drop the Horribly Awry, and add in a Fumigate or 2. Awry seems good in theory, but it only hits creatures. I think the Negates are more justified in the main deck given how vehicle and planeswalker heavy the meta is. Even so, they are still match up dependant, and I think you'd be better off with either Metallic Rebukes - as they synergise with the clues - or even Spell Shrivel. I'd go with the Rebukes though, as another consideration is standard rotation coming with Amonkhet, and 1 mana Mana Leak is pretty awesome.
I'd also suggest you try the MTGGoldfish Inspiring Statuary strategy, it seemed to work quite well, and it makes Confirm Suspicions far more castable, to a point where you could justify running 4 of them.
March 10, 2017 6:24 p.m.
But, yeah, it is a bit above the curve. I haven't actually looked much at this deck since writing the list. I ended up building my aggro humans deck instead. Haha. Though the pay off is great. I'll have to build it and playtest it.
March 10, 2017 6:08 p.m.
My only suggestion is that you rename the deck 'Ab Fab'
Otherwise, Marionette Master can be quite a good pay off and wrath protection, but it does require some building around.
March 10, 2017 5:33 p.m.
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