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Keening Stone Discussion
3 months ago
4 months ago
TheVectornaut no worries about timing. There's no rush to build a good deck. I'm just glad to hear from you. Based on your descriptions I think the second option is where I want to go with this deck, but with some added self-mill so I can really build up options for osgir quickly. Here are some cards that are on the way that I am most likely going to add soon: Phyrexian Triniform (big creature that may work better than triplicate titan), Rings of Brighthearth (4 tokens instead of two with osgir), Blinkmoth Urn(big mana), Goblin Engineer (sac and tutor in one), Zirda, the Dawnwaker(more mana help) and Leonin Abunas (protection). I also am pretty sure I will get Coveted Jewel, Basalt Monolith, Jhoira's Familiar (mana help), Grinning Totem, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Oswald Fiddlebender (tutors), Urza's Bauble (draw). I think if I get these and drop the ones in the sideboard section the deck would have increased mana efficiency, more tutors, and overall just stronger. The last piece I think would be a Mesmeric Orb, Grinding Station, or Keening Stone to fill up faster because the current GY fill cards are just lacking. Let me know if you think these are good choices out of the maybe board to snag. Ill try to playtest the deck a bit more online to see as well. Thanks!
5 months ago
I'm not the utmost expert on mill decks, though I've seen plenty of them on this site for easy reference.
First off, there are definite infinite combos for the theme, but I don't know them all because I prefer not to use them. However, one that I do know is Arcanis the Omnipotent + Laboratory Maniac + Mind Over Matter . That's more for a self-mill deck, and generally runs Thassa's Oracle with other infinite combos.
Other than that, here's a short list of things I can think of that are missing from your list:
Blue doesn't have much removal, and relies on counterspelling to cover that category. However, in a mill deck, cards like Anchor to the Aether and Forced Retreat can act like creature removal. On a similar subject, Memory Lapse is a good, cheap counter for mill decks, though arguably better in multicolored decks.
Sphinx's Tutelage, Teferi's Tutelage and Psychic Corrosion are really good for mill, especially if you add things like Windfall, Jace's Archivist, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Gadwick, the Wizened, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Folio of Fancies and Prosperity in there, as well as synergizing with cards like Brainstorm, Visions of Beyond, Ponder, etc.
Other cards you may consider would include Maddening Cacophony, Keening Stone, Increasing Confusion and Telemin Performance. Also, High Tide as the best possible choice for ramp in blue, especially if you want to set off an effective Brain Freeze (which I think would be better off in a deck that was specifically designed to cast Storm spells, rather than a straightforward mill deck).
Sorry for the amazingly long and complicated response, haha. Also, I didn't take the time to check how many of my suggestions were already on your list, so I apologize if I did that.
8 months ago
Not really sure about the budget as of now. I just tried to not have any cards besides 1 or 2 that were over 3 bucks. I'll probably cut those out two so I don't have much that cost over 2 dollars. It definitely feels like it's harder to keep EDH budget tho. Unfortunately, my bag of cards from childhood was mostly green but I have a few good blue ones too. I'll put all of the cards I have that could be good in the maybe board and move those really expensive ones to the acquire board. The ones as of now are just too much money but would be amazing, especially Bruvac the Grandiloquent . If the 100 card format doesn't work for mill I could try a modern. I tried a mill deck before but it was over 60 cards and didn't have enough creatures so I always died early. I figured with 40 life that I could last long enough to mill through though. Thats also why I put more creatures in this outline that also milled because it does what I want while providing some defense. Fleet Swallower and Keening Stone seems like a nice combo. I'm sure there are others in there as well. Other things I have noticed is that a lot of the black mill cards are self mill as well which I don't entirely understand so I stayed away from it. I think I like more of the cards that affect all opponents just because it won't feel like I have to mill one opponent and then the other. I'll also put out a 60 card outline today or tomorrow which may help you with seeing which cards I really want in there.
11 months ago
Maybe Keening Stone if you want to commit to mill
1 year ago
Ok, first things first: The description made me "chmmm" through my nose. This is beautiful. It seems you're planning on giving love to everyone until they deckout? If so, Keening Stone might be a great addition. Another cool peaceful wincon is Approach of the Second Sun. Laboratory Maniac and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries are obvious if you wish to win that way.
Great deck nonetheless.
1 year ago
Hi, it's me again! My budget version of Araumi (paper, not yet on TappedOut) makes use of Thassa's Oracle as a win condition; with so many infinite mill combos in here it could probably do some work.
Halimar Excavator is very good as well. In a 4-player game, encoring this will mill you 27 cards for 2 mana.
Traumatize? Maybe too slow.
Keening Stone. Probably too slow.
Anyway, love what you've done with Araumi, keep up the good work! I'm expecting her to become a frequent presence at tables, and your deck is definitely going to help!
1 year ago
This is an interesting list although I personally would suggest a few changes: Since you're running a playset of Hedron Crab I would suggest playing fetches, even cheap fetches such as Evolving Wilds andTerramorphic Expanse would be additions your deck could greatly benefit from due to the double Landfall-triggers and the way you'd thin out your deck (also, since your running the crabs I would suggest playing more lands in general, about 24 or so) Keening Stone and Traumatize are two other cards I would suggest replacing, if possible with Fraying Sanity and Archive Trap. Both would be cheaper, faster and over-all more efficient, I think. I'm also not too sure about the Nemesis of Reason... I think it might be too expensive and too easily removed I'm quite conflicted about Mind Sculpt and Tome Scour... I don't really think they work as well as they might seem in Modern, compare it to burn: if you're playing mill you have an enemy reserve of 60 to deal with, rather than 20 and while taking 5 cards out of a deck for 1 Mana might seem a lot, I don't think it really does much since you only hit once and that's that, once once scour has been used it's empty. I would suggest replacing them with permanents such as Curse of the Bloody Tome, Sphinx's Tutelage or, heck Jace's Erasure. That way you would only pay once and still mill every round.