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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.

Enjoy!

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Said on Esper Salt Mill ......

#1

Flooremoji- First, thanks for the upvote!

I agree with your assessment of Fraying Sanity. I only included 2 of Sanity and 3 of Archive Trap to keep room for Tempo and hard mill. sanity is an investment in this deck, often tapping out for the turn and not really adding to the "turbo" side of the deck's playstyle. Trap while cool, is usually only fooling my opponent once. Furthermore, is rarely hard casted, even when I have the mana, as I usually have more cost-effective spells in hand.

Thanks for the feedback! Play hard and have fun!

October 21, 2018 4:07 p.m.

Said on Searing Flesh...

#2

LonelyDonkeyKong- thanks for that suggestion, I see and like what you're going for, but as much as I want it to work in here, I simply can't justify another potential late-game dead draw.

I am, however, thinking about MB 2x Guttersnipe for 2x Firebrand Archer. The 'Kins really make these viable all of a sudden; but I haven't really stretched the legs on this build yet. Thoughts?

October 21, 2018 11:30 a.m.

Ah yes. I forgot that this was a multi-player weapon. Carry on!

October 19, 2018 9:39 p.m.

Since your wincon is based on lands in your graveyard, how about Raven's Crime or Despise to keep creatures from ETB

October 19, 2018 8:37 p.m.

Said on Pillage and Burn...

#5

I don't know what your budget looks like, but I would suggest the following simply because of cost/effect improvement:

Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek for Duress

Wrench Mind or Mindstab for Mind Rot.

October 19, 2018 7:40 p.m.

Said on Searing Flesh...

#6

ZorrosRage- thanks for the suggestion, but I believe she's too slow and does too little. Her first ability as a walker only does 2 damage per turn and doesn't trigger my pingers or my steam-kins. While her creature ability mimics Thermo-Alchemist, that or Guttersnipe would be more cost effective. Red planeswalkers don't actually belong in burn decks, they are simply not cost effective. I appreciate the time to comment!

October 19, 2018 7:02 a.m.

ellie-is- Perfect! Thanks! TBH, the Augurs were a shove-in after the rebuild, 'cause I wasn't sure what else to place in!

Thanks for the update, love!

Play on!

October 18, 2018 6:38 p.m.

Search for Azcanta  Flip doesn't belong here. For 2 you should be milling, not waiting. You say mill is aggressive.. but you're going to waste time and resources on an enchantment that does nothing for your archetype and makes your deck $20 more? Consider Drowned Secrets for replacement.

As for Ensnaring Bridge, it belongs in the sb. Full throttle game 1. Allow more room for more mill speed, perhaps Thought Scours or simple Tome Scours to synergize with Drowned Secrets?

Hope this helps a bit.

October 16, 2018 5:32 p.m.

Said on Searing Flesh...

#9

LonelyDonkeyKong- your suggestions are good and well intended, but I have a few issues with some of the choices for the MB:
Pyromancer Ascension- while this would offer resources, it only copies the spells that are cast, and do little for the archetype of the deck as the copies don't trigger the Pingers.

Guttersnipe and Bedlam Reveler are simply too much for their effects.

Grapeshot is absolutely viable, but I have not committed to it yet, as I would like to test how long and consistent the storm chains play.

With that being said: no, the haste cards are not doing much for the deck itself, but do proc the Pingers, and offer the cantrip, which is the sole purpose of this deck, and also allow Grim Lavamancer to do his job late-game immediately for the kill. Believe me, they belong in here for one reason or another.

Young Pyromancer feels like a sideboard card as the first game should be a full-throttle speed kill, while noting weaknesses against the opposing deck.

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll consider them further as the deck gets tested. I'm still waiting for cards to assemble the deck, after that, you bet I'll be tuning the numbers.

October 11, 2018 2:28 p.m.

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#10

LonelyDonkeyKong, Yeah. I was thinking with my wallet, mostly. They are ordered and on the way.

Was also thinking about replacing Lava Spike with Browbeat, as I know hitting a dead-end in my draw chain is probable. Thoughts?

October 10, 2018 9:05 p.m.

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