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Damia, Sage of Gravestones (Mill) (Retired)

Commander / EDH BUG (Sultai) Mill

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"The cemetery is full of people who thought they could change themselves tomorrow."

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Mill! It's mostly our only win-con.

Mill is the goal, mill is the way. Infinite mill combo, infinite mana into mill combo, lucky practitioner mill. We'll take it.
We've got a number of different infinite mill combos including Grindstone and Painter's Servant , Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank , and Helm of Obedience and Leyline of the Void . We can also mill a player out using Bruvac the Grandiloquent and Maddening Cacophony .
We want some infinite mana for some spicy mill targets. we have Grand Architect and Pili-Pala , as well as Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake .
We want targets for infinite mana and for them to effect all opponents or not require tapping.. This includes Ambassador Laquatus , Increasing Confusion , and Mind Grind . We also have some tap options like Vantress Gargoyle and our one Persistent Petitioner to use infinitely with Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real .
Because some of our opponents will be grateful to have me add cards to their graveyards, I wanted to make sure I had some graveyard hate in the deck. This includes Ashiok, Dream Render , Ravenous Trap , Scavenger Grounds , and Tormod's Crypt .
Because of Damia, Sage of Stone , we've got quite a couple draw doublers like Teferi's Ageless Insight and Sea Gate Restoration   (sort of). Damia is obvious a strong source of draw. Finally cantrip draw and tutors in Night's Whisper , Into the Story , Demonic Tutor , and Vampiric Tutor , to name a few. Ramp includes Arcane Signet , Birds of Paradise , and Sylvan Caryatid . We've targeted using 'any land' fetching to be able to grab Scavenger Grounds if needed.
Are we using the right mill cards? The right combos?

Feedback is welcome. Thanks!

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So, one thing I suspected from my initial build was that I may not truly have enough Persistent Petitioners to be useful in what I wanted to be a combo deck at it's core. After some games, that's pretty much confirmed and so I've dumped all but one PP that can be used in yet another combo. That means I also pulled out Thrumming Stone .

Coming in were a bunch of cards, some adding additional combos, some additional ramp, some additional draw, upped the land count a couple including additional modal cards, and then added some alternative win-con smash cards.

Morphic Pool , Undergrowth Stadium , Rejuvenating Springs , Tangled Florahedron  Flip, Lotus Cobra , Vedalken Orrery , Vulturous Zombie , Phenax, God of Deception , The Haunt of Hightower , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker , Mesmeric Orb , Beast Within , Song of the Dryads , Sultai Charm , Pemmin's Aura , Freed from the Real , Vantress Gargoyle , Notion Thief , Syphon Mind , Tolaria West , Volrath's Stronghold , Sphinx's Tutelage , Reanimate , Ruin Crab , Simic Signet

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Casual

88% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 7 months
Last updated 2 months
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

12 - 0 Mythic Rares

47 - 0 Rares

19 - 0 Uncommons

10 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.05
Tokens 3/3 Beast
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