We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
OK
Learn more

Deck Of The Day #8 - An Out Of The Mill Choice

Deck Of The Day #8 - An Out Of The Mill Choice

An alternative way of winning! It is quite usual to see dedicated mill decks - milling has always been a fan favourite. What is not so usual, however, is seeing them deep in the tournament. This may be changing; check this version from MTGO user teslashock1, which prompted him a 5-0 in a Modern League...

It is quite usual to see dedicated mill decks - milling has always been a fan favourite. What is not so usual, however, is seeing them deep in the tournament. This may be changing; check this version from MTGO user teslashock1, which prompted him a 5-0 in a Modern League.

4 Hedron Crab
4 Jace's Phantasm
4 Manic Scribe
4 Glimpse the Unthinkable
3 Mind Funeral
4 Archive Trap
4 Visions of Beyond
3 Crypt Incursion
4 Mesmeric Orb
3 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Polluted Delta
3 Flooded Strand
3 Ghost Quarter
3 Island
3 Shelldock Isle
2 Darkslick Shores
2 Swamp
2 Watery Grave
1 Marsh Flats
Sideboard
3 Inquisition of Kozilek
3 Set Adrift
3 Extirpate
3 Surgical Extraction
3 Profane Memento

If I were to choose the differences that made this version successful, I would focus on two cards: Ensnaring Bridge (ok, this is not really a surprise, since it has already played a role in the Lantern Control archetype) and Manic Scribe. They may act as Hedron Crab 5-8 in this deck, and this can even block those pesky Goblin Guides and Eidolon of the Great Revels.

Other than this there are no surprises - those are the cards we can expect: Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mind Funeral and Archive Trap do a lot of the heavy lifting, and Crypt Incursion give us a much needed life buffer. I would substitute those Jace's Phantasm, which are a nonbo with the Ensnaring Bridge, for some Snapcaster Mages.

If Modern becomes a midrange grindfest with the addition of Ancestral Vision, this is a very good solution to next-level it, since it is not really interested in old-fashioned concepts like card advantage and board presence. The pairing versus Burn and Zoo decks seem to be worse, but this is what sideboards were made for. 

Share This

Comments

Also By Miguel Calvo

Deck Of The Day #65 - Phyrexian Prowess

It's free! Many renowned players have already pointed...

30+ days ago by Miguel Calvo

Deck Of The Day #64 - Blue Twinless Twin Or Twinless Moon

UR Control! Throughout the past summer we have already...

30+ days ago by Miguel Calvo

Deck Of The Day #63 - The Tempo Deck Modern Needs

Featuring Grim Flayer. Why don't we have a Tempo deck...

30+ days ago by Miguel Calvo

You Can Help Make A Change

  1. Complete the short registration form
  2. Choose what membership you'd like
  3. Enjoy all the great benefits!
  • Guaranteed Games
  • Competitive Ranking
  • Tournaments with real prizes
  • Facetime Experience
  • In-game currency
  • Multi-language play

Join For Free!

Already a member? Log In