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Fish Doctor: Standard Mill

This week for Fish Doctor we're doing something a bit different. Normally on the series we take one viewer submitted deck and try to improve it, but today we're taking a more meta-approach and talking about several similar decks. Ever since the release of Patient Rebuilding and Psychic Corrosion in Core Set 2019, I've received more Standard Mill decks than any other archetype. People are legitimately exciting about the archetype, and have a ton of different ideas. If we combine the lessons from the viewer submitted decks with the last successful Standard Mill deck we can learn a lot about the best way to build Mill in Core Set 2019 Standard and maybe even end up with a sweet mill deck or two! What's the best way to build Standard Mill? Let's get to the video and find out!

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Fish Doctor: Standard Mill

Viewer Submitted Decks

First up we have the viewer submitted decks. They range the gamut from straight Mono-Blue Mill to UG Fog Mill to UW Control Mill.

UR Tutelage

UR Tutelage was the last truly competitive Standard mill deck, even showing up on the pro tour stage. Since Psychic Corrosion is very similar to Sphinx's Tutelage (the centerpiece of the deck) this historic build offers a lot of ideas and inspiration for building a Core Set 2019 Standard Mill deck.

Mill Foundation

Based on UR Tutelage, the following cards are the foundation of Mill in our current Standard. From this foundation we can go any number of direction with the remaining 12-ish slots left in the deck.

Core Set 2019 Standard Mill Decks

Finally, here are some complete mill decks for Core Set 2019 Standard. The combine together the ideas of our viewer submitted decks, the lessons we learned from UR Tutelage and they are build on the foundation for Standard mill we talked about a minute ago. 


Anyway, that's all for today. What other ways are there to build Mill in Standard? Are there other foundations to build from? Which build is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! As always, leave your thoughts, ideas, opinions and suggestions, and you can reach me on Twitter @SaffronOlive, or at

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