Legacy B/U Mill - Or, how I made enemies

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:

Basic Combos

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!

Deck list:

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 Propaganda

x2 Fraying Sanity

Instants - 2

x2 Archive Trap

Sorceries - 14

x2 Breaking // Entering

x4 Glimpse the Unthinkable

x2 Mind Grind

x4 Mind Sculpt

x2 Traumatize

Lands - 22

x4 Drowned Catacomb

x2 Jwar Isle Refuge

x2 Fetid Pools

x2 Sunken Hollow

x8 Island

x4 Swamp


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