Duskmantle Guildmage

Duskmantle Guildmage

Creature — Human Wizard

: Whenever a card is put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere this turn, that player loses 1 life. : Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Duskmantle Guildmage Discussion

wallisface on Mill help!

2 days ago

Some thoughts:

I'm not sure what your budget it, but here is an example of a top-end, well-tuned Mill deck, for comparison.

wallisface on Bogbrew witch black blue control

2 weeks ago

ModernMonday there’ve been competitive modern decks in the past that have won just by swinging with a Creeping Tar Pit and/or Snapcaster Mage for ten turns - control doesn’t need to have an obvious wincon card if it can take control of the game well enough.

So I guess the thing you need to figure out, is whether you want to play hard-control, combo, or something in-between. Assuming an in-between strategy, I would personally suggest Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank

Scytec on Phenax like a truck, truck, truck...

2 months ago

Duskmantle Guildmage combos with Mindcrank to instantly win you the game. That is a fun "mill" combo i really like. Archaeomancer also lets you get back some of you solid instant and sorcery speed options.

ClockworkSwordfish on The Undead

4 months ago

I always enjoyed the synergy between Lich Lord of Unx and Undead Alchemist ! Some other cards you may find really play into the entwining of mill and life-loss include Mindcrank , Duskmantle Guildmage and Bloodchief Ascension .

darthvander on Scarab God, the Master of Theft

4 months ago

Nice deck! Check out the Duskmantle Guildmage combo with Mindcrank

zapyourtumor on Mill for the thrill

6 months ago

Couldn't have put it better myself. Normally I would advocate a combination of two, but there really isn't any way to do this here. If you attempt to do combo and have mill as a backup plan, Duskmantle Guildmage is basically a dead card without Mindcrank .

Also, why do you have Tormod's Crypt mainboard and 3 Leyline of the Void s in the sb when they screw up your Jace's Phantasm ? I'd keep the grave hate in the sb and side out the phantasms then. Also you might want some discard/hand control like Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize if you go in a more control direction.

wallisface on Mill for the thrill

6 months ago

It feels like you’re trying to do too many things here. It looks like you’re trying to both mill your opponent and deal damage to them. That’s just going to spread your resources too wide and mean you do both poorly.

I would suggest to go down one (and only one) of the following paths:

  • Going all-in on mill. That means keeping some control elements, but not trying at all to deal damage. Win on emptying your opponents deck. Something like this.

  • Going all-in on damage. You no longer want things that mill your opponent. The deck looks entirely different to what you have now.

  • Going all in on the combo. Duskmantle Guildmage combos for an instant win with Mindcrack. Again, the deck will look very different to what you have here - as you don’t care about milling or damaging your opponent, but instead on assembling the combo asap.

The problem with trying to do too many disjointed strategies at once is that half your hand quickly becomes irrelevant. If you’re aiming to kill your opponent with damage, all your mill cards become trash as soon as cast the first one. If you’re aiming to win through milling, your creature cards are dead draws and unhelpful towards that goal.

TheoryCrafter on Phenax Vibin

10 months ago

For counter spells I would recommend Didn't Say Please and Thought Collapse . Perplex would be a bonus. To take full advantage of Phenax's ability, I'd recommend Tree of Perdition . I would also recommend some more graveyard hate. Bojuka Bog is a must. Planar Void can prevent your opponents' graveyards from getting too big. Add in Duskmantle Guildmage as a win combo with Mindcrank. With most of your spells Blue, Drowned Secrets is a good mill booster. And don't forget Ruin Crab . Happy Hunting!

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