Mtg: The Top 10 Mill Cards

Mtg: The Top 10 Mill Cards

An Effective Mill Deck should never be without these cards! The 10 strongest millers in the game!

Its Miller Time! (haha). Milling is one of the most annoying, obnoxious and unstoppable ways of defeating your opponent! This list will recall the best ways to defeat your opponent without dealing any damage! (For those of you newer players, a player looses the game if they cannot draw a card). Watch out, this list is grounds for building an awesome mill deck!…

#10 Tome Scour – Magic 2010 – Common

This cheap first turn cast gets the game going rather quickly for your deck. For only one mana, this card effectively mills the first five cards from your opponents deck. Even later in the game it can make a difference and at common, its easy to get your hands on one! (unlike several of the cards on this list)

#9 Drowner of Secrets – Lorwyn – Uncommon

This card falls in at number 9 because of its restricted ability. When used in its element, it can prove to be one of the most deadly cards in the game! A lorwyn merfolk deck is hands down one of the most powerful ways to go mill, and the most unique! (Thanks Elpfan18 for reminding me that over and over again!)

#8 – Nemesis of Reason - Alara Reborn – Rare 

For a converted 5 mana this guy is the poster child for “not too shabby”. With a solid 10 card mill each declared attack, more than one in a deck can really begin to hurt your opponents! Plus, with its being black, its slightly harder to kill!

#7 – Traumatize – M10 – Rare

Upon first glance, many newer players immediately think this is the greatest card in the milling game! At times, it can be, but more often than not there is a cheaper alternative. If you’re already milling, half the deck might not actually be that much…and the worst part is, this card cannot end the game. I will admit is combos very nicely with a little card called Haunting Echoes though…

#6 – Archive Trap – Zendikar – Rare

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qasimdharamsy, posted this comment on Feb 17th, 2010

Nice one…I like it…

elpfan18, posted this comment on Feb 17th, 2010

I think Nemesis of Reason should be higher on the list… thanks for the shout out though :)

diamondpoet, posted this comment on Feb 17th, 2010

Hey Mike I like mind funeral and brain freeze, thanks for sharing.

alensmith, posted this comment on Feb 17th, 2010

nice article thanks for sharing.and thanks for your reply which i will find in my post

joe, posted this comment on Feb 18th, 2010

i can\’t believe they made mind funeral uncommon!

albert1jemi, posted this comment on Feb 18th, 2010

nice article

Drakdrium13, posted this comment on Feb 18th, 2010

brainfreeze is not restricted/banned in two headed. the only banned card isErayo, Soratami Ascendant (strangely enough). That totally made the mill deck i was running against you guys legal the other day

sambhafusia, posted this comment on Feb 18th, 2010

Excellent!!! well written …nice share…comment on my articles too friend..

Drakdrium13, posted this comment on Feb 18th, 2010

mind funeral should be a rare. it’s so overpowered.

joe, posted this comment on Mar 2nd, 2010

really good article

Richard H, posted this comment on Mar 12th, 2010

Mind Funeral is far better than hedron crab.

Cody Dunne, posted this comment on Mar 20th, 2010

That’s a might fine list of mill cards we have got here, but I feel like somewhere Altar of Dementia should of been on the list. Mixed with Lifeline, it is a delicious treat with constant milling on each players turn!

S.Coop, posted this comment on Jun 9th, 2010

If you think about it, Nemesis of Reason is WAY better than Glimpse the Unthinkable. I mean, It’s a glimpse the unthinkable every time you attack. Not only that, but the attack doesn’t even have to get through and it doesn’t matter whether N.O.R. becomes blocked or even gets killed. All he has to do is attack. All great cards, pretty much unstoppable, if played right.

Jimmy Bones, posted this comment on Nov 27th, 2010

I would place Memory Sluice above Tome Scour, myself, because of its total ability.
(U) Tome Scour – Mill 5

(U/B) Memory Sluice – Mill 4, Conspire – copy spell on any target.

billy, posted this comment on Dec 25th, 2010

I think you forgot about Szadek, Lord of Secrets. It costs 2 blue, 2 black, and 3. Its a 5/5 and whenever it deals combat damage to a player intead put that many +1/+1 counters on Szadek and opponent puts that many cards from him or her library into his or her graveyard.

Kozilek, posted this comment on Jan 9th, 2011

Traumatize + Haunting Echoes. It definitely does work well, especially since all the standard decks these days have multiples of most cards.

Deane, posted this comment on Jan 30th, 2011

Grindstone is godly unfair against any mono decks

matthew, posted this comment on Apr 2nd, 2011

etherium sculptor, sensei’s divining top, and brain freeze… infinite mill on the third turn!!!!

allen, posted this comment on May 31st, 2011

the crab should be first because u can repeat

OMGADDIES!, posted this comment on Dec 12th, 2011

Mind Funeral obliterates Charbelcher!

GermanMagicPlayer, posted this comment on Mar 21st, 2012

Grindstone isnt a godly unfair miller for mono decks. Lands are colorless. So if Grindstone mills a land, it will be only 2 cards. The chance for milling a land is very high. Most of the time it will be only 2-4 cards that you can mill with grindstone. For paying 3 mana each turn for that effect its a joke how this card can be the number one

Kyle, posted this comment on Aug 11th, 2012

GermanMagicPlayer: Painter makes everything in the deck the color of your choice… Including lands. Make sure you know what you\’re talking about before you post.

I\’d put vision charm before tome scour though,
1) It\’s instant speed
2) It has two other effects as well
The only drawback compared to tome scour is that it mills one less card.

delta, posted this comment on Nov 24th, 2012

Sorry if I’m a little slow here, but how is these three cards infinite combo?

“etherium sculptor, sensei’s divining top, and brain freeze… infinite mill on the third turn!!!!”

J3wmangi, posted this comment on Jan 2nd, 2013

I love the crab! I run a deck with clones, cards like harrow, ghostly flicker, get’s really nasty.

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