Hi There!

Trigger Blue is a Mono-Blue Pioneer Mill deck where the objective of this deck is to mill out your opponent primarily using Fraying Sanity to double the mill from Maddening Cacophony or Traumatize. Supporting this strategy is a mill through casting blue spells and getting enchantments on the battlefield using Drowned Secrets and Sage of Mysteries, respectively. This deck was built with the cards available.

Turn 1: Play Sage of Mysteries to mill your opponent through putting enchantments on the battlefield.

Turn 2: Play Drowned Secrets to mill your opponent just by casting blue spells

Turn 3: Play Fraying Sanity

Turn 4: Play anything that can mill or triggers milling

Turn 5: Play Traumatize if you have Fraying Sanity on the battlefield. If not, play something that can mill.

Turn 6: Play a kicked Maddening Cacophony if you have Fraying Sanity on the battlefieled. If not, repeat Turns 3-5.

I don't like depending on a single strategy to win. The variety in strategy here is more what is causing mill than the different ways to win. If a spell causes one set of cards to be removed from the deck, its not an immediate disaster. The four trigger cards are Drowned Secrets, Fraying Sanity, Rune Crab and Sage of Mysteries,
Big creatures are dealt with through Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer, Pin to the Earth Skyline Cascade and a handful of blockers(Merfolk Secretkeeper, Ruin Crab and Sage of Mysteries) to slow them down. None of the creatures have any power, but the important thing is to buy time.

Graveyard hate is provided through the two copies of Ashiok, Dream Render.

Cards giving hexproof to opponents are outmaneuvered through Maddening Cacophony and Rune Crab because they don't target. Jace, Wielder of Mysteries allows for an alternate win strategy in the event Maddening Cacophony and Roil Crab can't do the job. That will be acheived by targeting myself for Fraying Sanity, then Traumatize if Jace, Wielder of Mysteries is still on the battlefield.

Everything else that can be thrown at me are dealt with using Didn't Say Please and Thought Collapse. Whatever can't be countered I'll have to depend on it getting milled. Since they're functional reprints its like having six copies of the same card.

Having only one or two copies of certain cards are dealt through card draw(Fate Fortold, Font of Fortunes, Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, Mu Yanling, Skydancer and Omen of the Seas), deck manipulation(Omen of the Seas and Riddleform), enchantment copy(Mirrormade) and interacting with my graveyard(Mystic Sanctuary).

Well, that's it for this deck for now. I will post updates if and when they happen. If you have ideas to improve the deck please don't be afraid to leave a comment. In the mean time I hope this deck inspires you in some capacity.

God Bless!


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43% Casual

57% Competitive

Date added 7 months
Last updated 2 weeks

This deck is Pioneer legal.

Rarity (main - side)

1 - 0 Mythic Rares

12 - 0 Rares

11 - 0 Uncommons

28 - 0 Commons

Cards 63
Avg. CMC 2.12
Tokens Elemental Bird 4/4 U, Emblem Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer
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