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I don't like how a little 2-CMC artifact can change, and overwhelm, the entire game so much.
Posted By: reapersaurus (3/22/2011 2:11:59 PM)


I play this in my EDH graveyard based deck. By far the best self mill outside of blue and better than a good deal of stuff in blue. Milling other people tends to be a drawback- a lot of people target me as soon as this hits the field.

Also fun with Vulturous Zombie.
Posted By: Studoku (3/29/2011 7:47:36 AM)


Basalt Monolith. Is there any other way to mill your ENTIRE library by turn 3 outside vintage?
Posted By: zk3 (7/8/2011 1:12:18 PM)



Shuko + Cephalid Illusionist can do it turn 2.


Yes, the effect happens for each Mesmeric Orb you have in play. Untapping Auras and Equipment will trigger the ability. HOWEVER, Aura's and Equipment do not technically tap when the creature they are attached to taps. Turning Auras and Equipment sideways when the creature they are attached to is tapped is actually a bad habit as discussed here: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/af177 (scroll down to part 7).

As for the card, I love it, I've added them to my wishlist and will be ordering 4 shortly.
Posted By: iUseBreakOpen (2/13/2012 7:58:32 PM)


This is a great card for any mill deck. They should run out of cards before you do. You can always have Feldon's Cane and Paradigm Shift and other cards to play stuff from your graveyard.
Posted By: xStrikerx (7/21/2009 5:02:35 PM)


You know what? one of the hidden beauties of this card is, I think, the ability to gain priority during the untap step, before upkeep triggers occur.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (7/3/2010 7:02:43 PM)


I have 3 in my mill deck, balanced with 2 "Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre"
Posted By: VashtheBlackseed (5/16/2011 9:48:23 PM)


Very risky card to use, whenever a permanent you control becomes untapped you have to mill 1, its all 50/50 (better have alot of cards in ur deck), I need help on any strategies to help me with this card
Posted By: Fenrir148 (2/10/2009 6:25:07 PM)


oh man, this card is extremely fun to play with Dingus Staff and Orb of Dreams haha.
Posted By: iNathan (7/25/2010 9:26:58 PM)


This card is hilarious! My friend has it in his millstone deck, and games usually don't last long after that...about a third of the time, the millstone deck mills itself to death...but I think that this might work better in a graveyard feeder deck, rather than pure milling
Posted By: Superllama12 (7/23/2011 7:42:39 PM)