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Oct 07 2013

Szadek, Lord of Secrets

This is my baby, my pride and joy, my go to in a new EDH group. It is centered around my favorite mechanic, and houses some of my most favorite cards from the entire MTG catalog. This is [card]Szadek, Lord of Secrets[/card] and the Dimir special: MIll. I love the mechanic, but I love watching my opponent’s face as they see countless cards and strategies pile up in their graveyards.

[deck title= Nope]

[Creatures]
*1 Drowner Initiate
*1 Snapcaster Mage
*1 Cryptoplasm
*1 Lazav, Dimir Mastermind
*1 Phyrexian Metamorph
*1 Solemn Simulacrum
*1 Body Double
*1 Consuming Aberration
*1 Ghastlord of Fugue
*1 Nemesis of Reason
*1 Arcanis the Omnipotent
*1 Wrexial, the Risen Deep
*1 Lord of the Void
*1 Avatar of Woe
*1 Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

[/Creatures]

[Planeswalkers]
*1 Jace Beleren
*1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

*1 Jace, Memory Adept

[/Planeswalkers]
[Spells]
*1 Dream Twist
*1 Grindstone
*1 Increasing Confusion
*1 Syncopate 
*1 Memory Sluice
*1 Negate
*1 Mystical Tutor
*1 Personal Tutor
*1 Sensei's Divining Top
*1 Sol Ring
*1 Swan Song
*1 Tome Scour
*1 Vision Charm
*1 Visions of Beyond
*1 Cyclonic Rift
*1 Demonic Tutor
*1 Dimir Charm
*1 Glimpse the Unthinkable
*1 Go for the Throat
*1 Jace's Erasure
*1 Millstone
*1 Mind Grind
*1 Mind Sculpt
*1 Paranoid Delusions
*1 Profane Command
*1 Psychic Drain
*1 Curse of the Bloody Tome
*1 Forbid
*1 Memory Erosion
*1 Mind Funeral
*1 Murder
*1 Praetor's Grasp
*1 Recoil
*1 Sands of Delirium
*1 Trepanation Blade
*1 Undermine
*1 Whispersilk Cloak
*1 Leyline of Anticipation
*1 Archive Trap
*1 Beacon of Unrest
*1 Monomania
*1 Traumatize
*1 Caged Sun
*1 Keening Stone
*1 Spelltwine
[/Spells]

[Lands]
*1 Command Tower
*1 Darkslick Shores
*18 Island
*1 Nephalia Drownyard
*1 Reliquary Tower
*11 Swamp
*1 Tainted Isle
*1 Temple of the False God
*1 Terramorphic Expanse
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

People always ask why I do not run Lazav as my commander, and my response is always the same: I want to win. Over time I found out that to win by Mill you have to really dedicate to it, which is why I went with Szadek. He wont come out until mid or late game, but once he ddoes he can really start mowing through a deck. Lazav is a bomb, and very very good, but he does not to further the Mill aspect of this deck, which is the win condition. It is possible to get a commander damage win, but the them main point is to mill them out. I have considered taking a great deal of the creatures out and running counter spells, but have not been able to play test that combo. 

Deck Stats: 

Average Mana Cost: 3.35 

Mana Curve
{1} 13
{2} 13 
{3} 13
{4} 5
{5} 9
{6} 6
{7} 2
{8} 1
{9} 0
{10} 1

Mana Symbols:

{B} 39
{U} 63

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