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I love mill. I like to try and diversify and streamline the effectiveness of the meta, beyond the usual UB mill.

Many are of my own design; some are inspired by others'. In either case, if you love mill, you're in the right place.

Questions and comments are welcome; and (as always) +1's preciated.


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Said on Draw, or Draw ......


This deck has plenty of mill power, with some room for perhaps another mechanic. That being said, Thought Scour would be a good early game card for your archetype, where Visions of Beyond would come up short.

I've always had a hard time deciding between Thought Scour & Tome Scour. I find that it depends on the speed of the build, and pilot preference.

But but between the two scours, I would split: 2x thought/2x tome, and make your decision based on performance.

March 22, 2017 6:40 p.m.

Said on A random Mill ......


More turbo mill spells. (Glimpse the Unthinkable, Tome Scour, Breaking, Archive Trap)

Less creatures. You either mill.. or lose. 'tis the way of mill.

March 22, 2017 8:04 a.m.

Said on Draw, or Draw ......


You can also take out the "entering" part of "breaking". To lower your cmc and more accurately portray your deck stats.


March 22, 2017 7:18 a.m.

Said on Draw, or Draw ......


I agree. A playset of Surgical Extraction or Extirpate would get more done with less mana than Echoes. You can probably run 1 echoes as a wincon (I do this in casual games with my mill deck) using Shelldock Isle to get it out for cheap.

Consuming Aberration is also a bad card for the mill meta. Beneath its shiny veneer of text is a mana sucking lifeless suicide play. Don't use this "sucker card". It Sounds good.. It isn't. Wasting 5 mana to play it, then you have to wait till next turn to use it? Crap! You can cast 2 Glimpses and a Tome Scour for that price with immediate effects.

Take Jace out. Planeswalkers don't win you games with mill. Period.

Take out a couple mind funerals for a couple Mesmeric Orbs, this will speed up the deck LOTS, and lower your cmc.

I would also consider Snapcaster Mage for some chump blocking and Glimpse recasting.

Good start, I'm anxious to see how this final product turns out.


March 22, 2017 7:08 a.m.

Said on Lose - Turn ......


The sarcasm is strong but surprisingly upbeat with this one..

+1 just for the giggles.

March 20, 2017 9:17 p.m.

This deck is great looking!

The land count is really high though, you could take out 2 swamps for more removal like Fatal Push, which is great with all of your death triggers, or perhaps even a couple Diregraf Colossus to use in conjunction with your Crawlers.

+1 I love a nasty zombie deck

March 20, 2017 7:26 p.m.

Said on Dead: Legion Elite...


@Gueller- Pardon my language, but Colossus is fucking awesome in this deck! I've even thought about putting in the fourth one just to make sure I get to

Gravecrawler @ combat, it dies (or does damage, a + either way), play colossus, recast the crawler: 2 damage+ 3 zombies for 4 mana? Yes, please.

Shrine isn't bad; I'm always looking for ramp in black. The husk and zulaport are out, though. I I simply don't have any room for a new mechanic in here. :/

Thanks for the input, friend. I'll see if I can't locate 2x shrines locally!

March 20, 2017 4:42 p.m.

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@musicman3310- Whelp, you got into mah brain; I just ordered a foil Death Baron off of eBay. Gonna see if a buddy-o-mine has another. Thanks again, dude!

March 20, 2017 4:17 p.m.

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@Iamatree- obliterator isn't something I feel fits here. I'm not an aggro player. In fact, the reason I think the deck is most effective is because of the subtlety of the life-loss involved, stressing the opponent by forcing them to make decisions that benefit them in no way. Also, the cost is 4. While the devotion factor is pretty bitchin', I'm trying to avoid upping the Cmc any further as this is already a slow starter. And the price... Yeesh.

Thanks for the input, though!

March 20, 2017 10:20 a.m.

Said on Dead: Legion Elite...


I can't justify spending $20 a card right now. They would definitely replace a Reaver and perhaps a Messenger if the opportunity arose.:-(

March 20, 2017 9:57 a.m.

Said on Dead: Legion Elite...


@musicman3310- Not a terrible idea. I admit, I'm a stickler for cmc and the idea of a 3 cost prison card isn't very appealing. I'll playtest with it and see how it goes.

Love languish. Was thinking about it last night, but I don't currently own any. I'll proxy 2 in the SB and see how well it works out.

Thanks! Keep the feedback coming!

March 20, 2017 9:41 a.m.


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