I made such drastic changes to my deck that I decided to make a new thread.
My Alternative Strategies are: Creature stealing, graveyard stealing (hence the lantern), and milling. Creature stealing is Evil Twin , Graveyard stealing is Havengul Lich and milling is Consuming Aberrations
In addition there are a few alternative repeatable interactions in here:
First is Heartless Summoning + Havengul Lich + Blood Artist + Consuming Aberration ; for B, 1 life lost, 1 life gained, 3-4 cards milled; with Crypt Ghast I +1 my fun (forgive the extort redundency). Likewise 2 consuming aberrations would probably mill them before they can do anything.
Second is Blood Artist + Heartless Summoning + Crypt Ghast . With 1 swamp, I get to gain 2 life and the enemy lose 2 life; not bad. With havengul lich , I can use the this repeatedly until I run out of swamp; if I must, I'll replace summoning with bloodflow connoisseur and settle with +/- 1 life and a +1/+1 counter per swamp.
Last is Evil Twin + Crypt Ghast + Havengul Lich --> Mind Grind . In the special case of drawing the 1 mind grind in the deck and having 5 copies of dragonba- I mean crypt ghasts on the battlefield and/or graveyard and/or hand, with a maximum of 5 islands and 7 swamps, you can use the spirit bomb: you mill every opponent until 23 lands (their whole deck) are shown. GASP! The actual numbers are lower, depending on if you have consuming aberration or if they manaramped like a boss.
I kind of want to do Consuming Aberration / Falkenrath Noble + Gravecrawler + Heartless Summoning + Any Zombie interaction, but gravecrawler is expensive as heck; takes forever to set up, and is easy to kick down, which kinda sucks.
Heartless Summoning is the answer I got to accelerate my mana curve (though we're everything BUT). I also put in cyclonic rift and negates to deal with Grafdigger's cage , Tormod's Crypt and Rest in Peace
Against RIP and Tormod's --> Psychic Spiral and the extra negates to minimalize my losses.
Against Flashback/ Storm --> Tormod's crypt .
Against Control, put in Desecration Demon and Mikaeus and the extra negates, perhaps even stalkers cuz they're hexproof.
Against thrags or legendaries? Evil Twin can deal with that.
Against Boardwipe? Hopefully I can get recover creatures fast and furious with heartless summoning, otherwise negate hopefully.
bloodflow connoisseur is the sketchy one, since it's 1/1 and has no LTB effects, but I found that I'll need a cheaper reusable-sac outlet in case a)grimgrin decides to not show b)heartless summoning is being a douchebag and not coming up. It works because even with heartless summoning cast, I can just sacrifice a creature or flip bloodline keeper to save her from dying; giving her a permanent presence. However if summoning came before her, she just becomes a dead draw.
Think of us as a assembly plant, with a myriad of different combos to achieve the ultimate goal of winning, and hopefully you can help with some suggestions. =)
I think that you're stretching yourself too thin with all of these combos. Using mill cards in a non-mill deck doesn't seem very wise to me. An alt strategy isn't necessarily a bad idea, but having 3 of them requires a plethora of cards that, in the longrun, work poorly together. Focus on one or two strategies instead.
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