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Combo Name: New Phyrexia Infinite Milling and Damage Submitted By: JimTilson
Card Name
Type
Cost
P/T
Editions (ordered by release)

Black Lotus
Mono Artifact 0 Beta, Rare

Bloodchief Ascension
Enchantment B Zendikar, Rare
Estimated Combo Cost: $1,351.81
Date Posted: Tue Apr/26/11 at 11:57 pm

JimTilson
Posts: 160
Joined: 07-Jul-09

Found this one posted on TCGPlayer.com by Goldbenboy:

Black Lotus is actually:

Mindcrank
Artifact
Whenever an opponent loses life, that player puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard. (Damage dealt by sources without infect causes loss of life.)

Bloodchief Ascension
Enchanchantment
At the beginning of each end step, if an opponent lost 2 or more life this turn, you may put a quest counter on Bloodchief Ascension. (Damage causes loss of life.)

Whenever a card is put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, if Bloodchief Ascension has three or more quest counters on it, you may have that player lose 2 life. If you do, you gain 2 life.

The combo plays out similar to the painter-stone combo in legacy by having a card that activates a milling artifact over and over except this one will most likely deal lethal damage before you mill your opponent. Activate the Ascension using burns spells, damage, proliferate, etc. Then you have both an active Ascension and Mindcrank on the field. Any damage, discard, mill, or burn will activate the combo. Basically your opponent loses any amount of life. Mindcrank activates and they mill that many cards off their deck. This activates Ascension causing them to lose life for each card milled. This activates Mindcrank again causing them to mill more cards which activates the Ascension again. This loop continues until you mill your opponent, or their life total reaches 0 and that's game.

Both cards have relatively low costs at and so it seems like a somewhat feasible two card combo. The only problem is activating the Ascension. I was thinking of putting it in a BR deck with lots of disruption and burn. Any ideas or comments?


[Edited by JimTilson on 26/Apr/11 at 11:59PM]
Date Posted: Wed Apr/27/11 at 9:47am

rav514
Posts: 329
Joined: 02-Dec-10

First here's mind crank:

Now try sleeper agent:
Date Posted: Wed Apr/27/11 at 9:51am

JimTilson
Posts: 160
Joined: 07-Jul-09

Rav514,

 

Nice, but was trying to keep it Type-2

-Jim


[Edited by JimTilson on 27/Apr/11 at 9:53AM]
Date Posted: Wed Apr/27/11 at 9:51am

JimTilson
Posts: 160
Joined: 07-Jul-09

Nice, but was trying to keep it Type-2 (sorry about the double post, the power went out at the same time I hit send!)

[Edited by JimTilson on 27/Apr/11 at 9:52AM]



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