Okay it’s like 6 am and I haven’t slept, and I was thinking about Magic because I’m obsessed, and I came up with this B/U Phenax Mill deck. It comes out to a little over 35 dollars if you pay retail for everything, but I have a lot of these cards in my binder. It would still cost me around 22 to build. (minus lands because all magic players should have like a billion of every land) and I thought it might be pretty fun to play. I’m not wanting to play this deck for competitive purpose, just me and friends and my play group.
The basic idea is to get out a blocker as soon as you can to start stalling. Depending on when you get him, You can use Tezzy to search out your millstones, or if you get enough counters, you can pick out Guardian (but that could take a while). Your instants and sorceries will keep your opponent’s game stagnant, with lots of counterspelling and discarding going on. All the stall is leading up to Phenax coming into play, and hopefully, your opponent milling 15+ cards per turn.
I know this could be a lot better, but I just wanted to put together a fun, cheap little experiment.
So opinions would be cool. (Remember this is meant to stay on the cheaper end of the spectrum)
And is there a better alternative to duress?