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- Would Enchanted Evening cause lands to count as nonlands?
- Does Day's Undoing trigger Sphinx's Tutelage
- If I have multiple cards that increase the amount of cards I draw, do they all trigger at the same time?
- How Many Times Can Sphinx's Tutelage Trigger Off a Single Draw?
- Will Shifting Sky affect Sphinx's Tutelage?
Whenever you draw a card, target opponent puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. If they are both nonland cards that share a color, repeat this process.
: Draw a card, then discard a card.
4 weeks ago
Need more draw if your going to run Sphinx's Tutelage.
I recommend Narset, Parter of Veils in place of Ashiok, Dream Render but DO keep her in the SB, she does have value.
Drowned Secrets is a must for mill as it adds value to every cast.
The rest of it looks solid.
1 month ago
ADD Sepulchral Primordial Nightveil Specter Intellect Devourer Memory Plunder Zellix, Sanity Flayer Sphinx's Tutelage Shadow Kin Mindcrank Preordain Serum Visions Solemn Simulacrum Coalition Relic Prismatic Lens Exotic Orchard Tainted Isle Temple of Deceit
REMOVE Treasure Cruise Rogue Class Dream Fracture Mind Flayer Notion Thief Wrong Turn Commander's Sphere Thought Vessel Nephalia Drownyard Forge of Heroes Island Thieving Skydiver Arvinox, the Mind Flail Ornithopter of Paradise Oblivion Sower Diluvian Primordial
2 months ago
jonny909090 I run a similar Commander deck Mortivore, Consuming Aberration, Black Vise, Forced Fruition and my 2 favorite card combo Peer into the Abyss with (what you already have) Sphinx's Tutelage (or any similar mill/draw cards) and to hold my deck over I like to use cards like Venser's Journal and it's lesser counter part Ivory Tower
(I don't know how to remove my previous comment)
3 months ago
My next passion is theme/tribal decks... love love love tribal decks and trying to be as "spikey" as possible within theme/flavor.
Unfortunately though nowadays... over the years as my collection has grown...and getting curb stomped repeatedly whether its at the kitchen table or online; I find myself turning more and more to the dark side and outright netdecking.... winning is fun sure... but I definitely noticed that I have become a completely different type of player/brewer then I used to.
3 months ago
Some cards to consider, some don't exactly fit the wizard theme, but definitely fit the draw theme
4 months ago
I'm not very well versed in Pioneer and haven't played mill in a while, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
First things first, going over 60 cards is almost never a good thing.
About the cards themselves, here's a few things:
I really, really don't like Riddleform. It's very conditional and you kinda don't want to even consider winning with combat damage when playing mill. However, as I did in your other deck, I'll try to suggest things that work with your playstyle, even if I disagree. In this case, I have to say Riptide Chimera is better in every aspect. It's always a creature, has a bigger body and synergizes better with the constellation theme, since you can bounce things to redraw and remill every turn.
I'm not a huge fan of the cards you added for card draw. I see them as a bit too slow and innefective. From a quick search on Scryfall I have a few cards I believe you should consider. Wizard Class does basically the same as Font of Fortunes, but has better late game potential, especially considering you like having an alternative wincondition. Another thing I'd consider is Hard Cover. I know this seems very suspect, but hear me out. You want cheap enchantments to trigger constelation, which this is. You want card draw to see more cards in your deck, which this does. Additionaly, it increases the toughness of your creatures, enabling better blocks against more aggressive decks. Maybe The Modern Age Flip would be good, as it draws you cards and blinks itself, triggering constellation again. There are also enchantments that mill your opponents as you draw cards, such as Psychic Corrosion, Sphinx's Tutelage and Teferi's Tutelage, though I don't think that's the route you want to take with this deck. I know this paragraph is huge enough already, but I just have one more suggestion that's not already in the deck, which is Inventive Iteration Flip. It's interactions against the opponent and, when it flips, can prevent your opponent from casting certain spells.
Lastly, because I'm aware I write things almost the size of an article, Into the Story could be something to have in your mind, but not necessarily run.
To reiterate, I don't have a lot of knowledge when it comes to Pioneer, so a lot of the things I've said can be wrong. This is just my opinion based on a little bit of mill I've played on some quick searches on Scryfall. Hope this proves useful to you.
5 months ago
Thanks, I'm glad you found my suggestions helpful! 8 crabs would be ideal but I'm guessing it's 6 for budget purposes. I think you'll find the main board Dismember to be useful in almost every matchup, but you can always move it back to the sideboard if you dislike it. This looks solid for the budget, but you'll still have to play test and adjust accordingly for your meta.
BTW, when I was listing all the counterspells in my first post, I meant you could use whichever seemed best to you, not all of them :P It will probably be more useful to have a diverse range of cards in your sideboard, since a SB is essentially 15 cards to help you deal with certain matchups that your usual 60 struggles against. Jamming 6 counters might not be the most optimal choice, I was thinking more along the lines of 2-3 of one particular counter, sorry for my miscommunication lol. In most of your games, I'm assuming your 4 mainboard counters will get the job done, and then you can just bring in a pair of targeted counters like, say, 2 Essence Scatter for creature decks or 2 Mystical Dispute for other blue decks. This is going to depend entirely on your meta though. Three other cards caught my eye when I was looking at blue mill lists:
Merfolk Secretkeeper: If your budget can't allow 8 crabs, this is a good replacement for some number.
A few cards you can consider for your sideboard:
Aether Gust: Great against green and/or red decks
AEtherize: Could really save you against aggro/beatdown decks
Rebuild: Good against artifact based decks (e.g., affinity, hammer, Urza).
That's about all I have for now. I imagine you'll continue to adjust as you get spins in with this. Let us know if it's at all competitive.
5 months ago
Ruin Crab loses a lot of its punch without Hedron Crab and fetch lands backing it up. It's still worth the playset but I just thought I'd let you in on this since the other guy didn't. The optimal version of this deck is heavily based around running both crabs with fetches (it also typically runs a second color, either white or black). You could try Evolving Wilds and/or Terramorphic Expanse to mimic this, but you're going to really slow the deck down. The optimal version is also heavily based around an expensive card called Archive Trap. Something like Sphinx's Tutelage could help fill this void.
Glacial Grasp, Thought Collapse and Vedalken Entrancer are terrible cards, you don't want them in your deck, trust me. I'd mainboard Dismembers for removal, use plain ol' Counterspells, and play literally any other blue creature respectively.
You could play the full 4 of Sanity Grinding.
Very spicy Sword of Body and Mind, but I really think this slot could be put to better use, especially given the $ value of the card. You don't have many good creatures to even equip it to. Now, if you had a few Jace's Phantasms, that might be a different story. A 5/5 flyer for 1 mana is already nuts, but now it's a 7/7 that mills for 10 and makes wolves.
You need some stronger control elements. I'd play more counterspells in the sideboard... Mana Leak, Negate, and Essence Scatter are all worth experimenting with. You'll get way more mileage out of those cards than something like Thought Scour or Jace Beleren. You could experiment with Unsummon effects too, they pair nicely with counters.
You should consider an alternate win condition. I know this is supposed to be a mill deck, but there are going to be matchups where this won't work (at least not in the budget version). You could accept that and not care, or you could make some concessions. To that end, I would propose just playing like an honest control deck and running 1-2 Prognostic Sphinx or Sphinx of the Final Word. It doesn't have to be mainboard.
Manic Scribe, Overwhelmed Apprentice and Wall of Lost Thoughts are low quality cards that happen to fit your theme. They're not as bad as the other three I singled out, but these would still be among the first places I made cuts.