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Brews From Scratch: Historic Collected Conjuring Mill

This is the fourth installment in the Brews From Scratch series where Altheriax records himself building a brand new deck from the beginning and explaining his choices as he goes - this time he's building Collected Conjuring Mill in Historic!

Hey everyone!

I’ve had feedback from a number of people saying they’d be interested in seeing the deckbuilding process rather than just the final result, so I’ve been doing a series over on the MTGAzone Youtube channel called Brews From Scratch, where I record myself building a new deck from the very beginning and explain my thoughts as I go. This is the fourth installment in the series, and this time I’m building Grixis Collected Conjuring Mill in Historic.

I’ve been thinking about this deck for awhile now, mostly because it gets to use one of my favorite cards – Collected Conjuring. Collected Conjuring is just Collected Company for sorceries, and since most of the mill cards are sorceries, this shell feels like it can have enough potential.

Furthermore, with Mesmeric Orb and Glimpse the Unthinkable as relatively new additions to Arena, it seems very reasonable to mill people out relatively quickly.

Grixis Collected Conjuring Mill
by Altheriax
Buy on TCGplayer $724.3
best of 3
8 mythic
44 rare
8 uncommon
0 common
Artifacts (4)
Mesmeric Orb
Enchantments (4)
Lands (24)
Mana Confluence
Spirebluff Canal
Steam Vents
Watery Grave
Blood Crypt
60 Cards
Unmoored Ego
Go Blank
15 Cards

While I don’t think this deck is going to be tier one, it played out pretty well! There were a lot of great synergies in the deck between Collected Conjuring, See the Truth, and Founding the Third Path which felt great. Furthermore, Glimpse the Unthinkable and Mesmeric Orb performed extremely well too easily making this the most competitive mill deck I have ever played on Arena.

I ended up playing five Constructed events with the deck and went 4-1 twice, 3-2 twice, and 2-3 once for some pretty middling results. For what it’s worth, some of my opponents happened to be playing 150-200 card decks, which normally wouldn’t be an issue, but is obviously a problem for a mill deck as it left me with no real way to win. Of course that’s not going to happen often, especially in competitive queues, but it happens!

Overall, I think the deck is a ton of fun that has solid potential and the strength to beat tier one strategies.

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Alth is an MTG Arena grinder who has been #1 on the ladder multiple times and is always looking to bring new ideas and archetypes to the format and push them to the top spots on the ladder. You can follow him on Twitter and YouTube.

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