Creature — Illusion
Jace's Phantasm gets +4/+4 as long as an opponent has ten or more cards in his or her graveyard.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM)||Uncommon|
|Magic 2013 (M13)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Jace's Phantasm occurrence in decks from the last year
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Jace's Phantasm Discussion
1 week ago
I'm trying to make the deck slightly more mill-by-tapping based, but I know that depending on Chronic Flooding is not going to go well. The things I have come up with so far for expanding on this category is Jace's Phantasm and Tome Scour; ideally I can make the mill go fast enough that I can reliably cast Visions of Beyond in it's Ancestral Recall mode. I want to get Sanity Grinding to work but I'm worried that the number of I will hit will be too small: The only way I would run it is if it is better than mill seven (i.e., better than Mind Sculpt).
3 months ago
Definitely Needed Cards:
Hedron Crab: because it can consistently mill and works well with fetches. 4x
Glimpse the Unthinkable: straight up best two mana mill card. 4x
Archive Trap: easy to play it as free in modern since it is an instant and everybody uses fetches. 4x
Mesmeric Orb: even though it mills you, its worth it since it can mill a crap ton of your opponents deck. 4x
Visions of Beyond: this will easily draw you thre cards for one mana because of how much milling you would be doing. 4x
Drown in the Loch: this card will counter almost any cards or just kill anything for 2 mana! 4x
Breaking: just a little bit more mill.
Crypt Incursion: Some life gain for matchups against creature decks.
Surgical Extraction: It lets you take out all key cards or combo pieces from opponent's deck!
Scheming Symmetry: Cheap and tutors a card for you and your opponent. You can also activate archive trap for free after that and make sure the opponent doesn't get that card into his/her hand.
Cards to Cut: Compelling Argument: Milling five for two mana isn't really good and the cycling ability is just meh as well because card draw usually isn't a problem in mill decks. -4x
Jace's Archivist: It just cost too much mana and four mana for a wheel that can die easily is just too much. I know it works well with sphinx's tutelage, but it's a little slow. -4x
Jace's Phantasm: It can provide you with a good body, but a true mill deck wouldn't need it. -4x\
Lands: 29 lands is wayyy too much. 22-24 should suffice. I would recommend 4x Watery Grave since you can fetch it with polluted delta. 4x Field of Ruin instead of dismal backwater. Tap lands are not very good and 1 life isn't really that important. Also field of ruin provides you utility against land based decks and will allow you to fix your mana and activates archive trap. Also, cut some baisic lands or scry lands for some Darkslick Shores, Prismatic Vista or Drowned Catacomb
3 months ago
Magnanimous i do like the fact that Jace's Phantasm is a very cheap 5/5 creature and i might add it to my side deck to work along with Nemesis of Reason & Bonehoard in case i dont have Ensnaring Bridge to cover any incoming attacks atm, although those cases are seldom seen.
6 months ago
I have a couple of suggestions for this deck. First, I think you need a creature base of some kind, since chances are you will be facing decks that just want to kill you by attacking. Merfolk Secretkeeper and Jace's Phantasm are good cards for this. Also, i would advise cutting Mind Sculpt and replacing it with Tome Scours or Traumatize's, as Tome Scour is very good and im pretty sure Traumatize is an instant win with Fraying Sanity it is 5 CMC so i would only run 2-3 of them MAX. Other creatures could be Consuming Aberration, Wall of Lost Thoughts, and Vantress Gargoyle. Looks fun, fraying sanity is awesome, but i would say add some kind of hate towards Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, because that says no to your whole entire gameplan. I'm too lazy to really go look for any cards that do that, but im pretty sure playing Leyline of the Void works as a sideboard option. Awesome deck, +1 from me.
6 months ago
Didn't Say Please a milling Counter.
also i think adding Mystic Sanctuary can be good to reuse one of the milling sorcery
6 months ago
These are a few cards I would suggest: