Other than straight burn decks, nothing is more frustrating than watching your library dwindle down as your graveyard bursts at its seams. I build decks to win, but also to wreak as much havoc as possible along the way. One of my favorite Legacy decks is my well hashed B/U mill deck.
The first thing you may notice is that there are a few historically staple mill cards missing from this deck, namely; Millstone & Grindstone. Both would be a good fit, I just opted for Keening Stone in their places.
The goal is to get the following cards to help prevent early creature drops from lowering your life total, or at least if they do, they won't be doing it twice.
Propaganda makes your opponents have to pay 2 Colorless mana per creature that they want to attack you with.
If your opponent isn't playing Black or Blue, Invoke Prejudice is sure to slow them down while giving you precious turns to draw out your combos.
If your opponent's creatures do end up getting through, No Mercy makes sure it's the only swing that creature would get.
Jace's Phantasm makes a great potential 5/5 blocker for just 1 blue mana.
With the change of the Planeswalker uniqueness rule when Ixalan launched, the following Planeswalkers were added:
The following is a basic primer on how this deck works.
Fraying Sanity is a very devastating card when dropped early and you have the mana to cast something like, say Traumatize. It's a 1-turn win, just say "go".
Once you have Fraying Sanity on the board, any of the following cards really put your opponent at a severe disadvantage as they're losing too many cards to do anything effective:
Mind Grind is very effective at removing multiple cards at once.
Glimpse the Unthinkable is such a valuable card at a CMC of just U/B.
For added fun, Imprint Glimpse the Unthinkable, Breaking//Entering, or Mind Sculpt onto Panoptic Mirror.
What's your favorite mill card/combo? Let me know in the comments below!
Planeswalkers - 4
x1 Jace Beleren
x1 Jace, Memory Adept
x1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
x1 Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
Artifacts - 2
x2 Keening Stone
Creatures - 8
x2 Consuming Aberration
x2 Jace's Phantasm
x2 Nemesis of Reason
x2 Phenax, God of Deception
Enchantments - 8
x2 Invoke Prejudice
x1 No Mercy
x1 Oath of Jace
x2 Fraying Sanity
Instants - 2
x2 Archive Trap
Sorceries - 14
x2 Breaking // Entering
x4 Glimpse the Unthinkable
x2 Mind Grind
x4 Mind Sculpt
Lands - 22
x4 Drowned Catacomb
x2 Jwar Isle Refuge
x2 Fetid Pools
x2 Sunken Hollow