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1 CMC 1/1 flying? Decent.
Potential for a turn 2 5/5 flying? God DAMN.
Posted By: Continue (10/26/2012 6:38:54 AM)


As it has been predicted by some people here, it's gonna get "buffed" by Dimir.
Not only because of the "mill" subtheme that guild's doing, but also cipher.
This is indeed a great turn 1 cipher enabler, especially the one that mills people when it connects (aka Paranoid Delusions)
It's gonna go on like this :
T1 : This
T2 : Mill opponent for 3, encode spell to this creature, attack with this creature to mill for another 3
T3 : Mind Sculpt, swing for 5 (milling another 3!)
On turn 3, you've milled your opponent 16 cards and dealt 6 damage. With this kind of deck, milling is synonymous to generating resource, NOT as a victory condition (although it can be too...)
While you're at it, you can slip in a couple of Wight of Precinct Six, some flying/unblockable beaters, Consuming Aberration and you've got yourself a deck!
Posted By: Dabok (1/22/2013 12:18:22 PM)


I don't see anyone else auto-carding my favorite combo, so I'll do it.

Archive Trap. If your opponent plays before you and plays any sort of fetch land, that's a turn-1 5/5 flyer for you. 1 card for an alternate win condition in any mill deck is alright in my books.
Posted By: A_Real_Travesty (5/27/2013 8:48:47 PM)


Hm, it's so a 5/5 flier for U.
Wait, what?
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (7/7/2012 10:53:10 AM)


Combos with... um... uh........

Seriously though. Why is it that every card with Jace's name on it is a no-brainer with something else in the same set?

It's almost like... Jace is building his own decks.

Posted By: MisterAction (7/10/2012 4:55:48 PM)


Combo with Chancellor of the Spires in standard for the next couple months. Very likely to start with at least 1, then drop an early Dream Twist or something the second turn, swinging for 5. Even might have those games you start with 2+ of them in your hand and just bomb them with 14+ mill at the start and drop a 5/5 flier first turn. Sounds good to me >_>
Posted By: Lumovanis (7/28/2012 11:51:31 PM)


Absolutely perfect for anyone still hanging on to an M12-based Illusion tribal deck (Lord of the Unreal, Phantasmal Image, Phantasmal Bear). Those cards and Jace's Phantasm are both in Standard from now until October 5, 2012.

Otherwise, looks like a good blocker/striker to drop down in a Blue mill-them deck if you need one.
Posted By: blindloyalty (8/6/2012 9:52:41 PM)


Mono-{U} Mill as a standard deck, maybe? Mill your opponent with Thought Scour (which also cantrips), Mind Sculpt and Dream Twist and then finish them off with this little guy.
Also, flavorfully satisfying when used with a Jace, Memory Adept.
Posted By: ParishInquisitor (8/23/2012 12:09:06 PM)


How is this rated lower than flying men?
Posted By: isospeedrix (3/19/2013 12:32:36 PM)


This thing loves Trepanation Blade.
Posted By: PopcornBunni (7/6/2013 8:29:52 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!