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Stall with walls and tap out at the end of their turn to mill them out?
Posted By: 00zau (1/28/2014 5:51:39 PM)
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Consuming Aberration for some exponential funtimes.
I can see this bringing back mill decks in Standard.
It's been a while, hasn't it?
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (1/28/2014 5:21:31 PM)
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Consuming Aberration and this guy are going to have some fun!
Posted By: dlsampson (1/28/2014 3:40:47 PM)
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Fun times with Tower Defense.
Posted By: Spartan_X (1/28/2014 11:24:11 PM)
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Come on guys. Don't just hate on this card because you don't like mill.
Posted By: WilyWiley (1/28/2014 7:32:37 PM)
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I like Phenax. He's a pretty cool guy. I like what he's got goin on.
I'm not doubting his power.
What I MAINLY complain about is how not creative he is.
Blue/Black has some crazy shenanigans going for it:
Lim-Dûl's Vault
Countersquall
Dimir Infiltrator
Recoil
Shadow of Doubt
Silent-Blade Oni
Undermine
That's just SOME of the vast amount of what this color combination has to offer.
In addition to all this, blue/black has had a reputation for being the "main mill color combination", which is well-deserved, I'll admit.
BUT MILL DOES NOT DEFINE THIS COLOR COMBINATION'S IDENTITY.
So when Wizards tells the community that there are Gods that are meant to be embodiments of these color pairs, people get really excited. These are GODS of these colors. They show what these color combinations are all about, what they'll mean to the community henceforth.... (see all)
Posted By: infernox10 (2/5/2014 1:45:52 AM)
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Now my nemesis of reason can mill them for 7 every turn!!!

Wait...

Seriously though. Knacksaw Clique. 2 Mana repeatable mill 5.
Posted By: leingodf8 (1/28/2014 7:20:40 PM)
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How to instantly mill someone by using this guy:
Step 1: Consuming Aberration
Step 2: This guy
Step 3: Traumatize
Step 4: Tap aberration for the win
Posted By: Rydoste (1/29/2014 1:43:21 AM)
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Phenax, God of Hedron Crab.
Posted By: NinStarRune (1/30/2014 4:13:13 PM)
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Yes, Phenax is really powerful, it's really ridiculous mill. Awesome. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only blue black mage out there who actually likes combat and wants to participate in it and you know...not sit behind walls and mill my opponent to death.
So why is this the God of Deception? The best thing I can come up with is this: the fact that mill decks snap 4 of this guy as soon as they can is obvious. The mill is just too effective not to...however, since it is so effective...it enables mill for non-mill decks, too. By that I mean, finally we have a very good, repeatable mill effect on a pretty sturdy stick for our blue black decks that -don't- necessarily use mill as their win condition, but just use the graveyards as a resource. Mill stuff for your Rise from the Grave effects. Mill stuff for your Memory Plunder or Psychic Intrusion. This card enables graveyard shenanigans like no other in a neat package, saving you lo... (see all)
Posted By: LungDrago (2/2/2014 6:49:52 PM)
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