I have a casual play milling commander deck. Phenax god of deception is my commander, so I'm trying to focus on creatures, versus milling when i draw cards. right now my deck is extremely slow, and im not capable of producing creatures fast enough. I have 39 mana plus a little mana ramping. any suggestions on blue black creatures? also any way to give my things haste? I have quicksilver amulet, so i can flash em all in, but they still have summoning sickness. also whats a good plan b for milling?
I'd recommend reading Wallabe's Primer, found here: linky
Perusing EDHRECs for Phenax, my focus would be on having a good curve of creatures - you really want to drop a turn-five Phenax with two+ creatures already on the table, so it's crucial to have a good mix of 1, 2, 3, and 4 mana creatures that play well with him. Like what? Well, we'll be looking for stuff with high toughness for its CMC (since Phenax keys off of toughness), stuff that grows as we mill, or stuff with Inspired to take advantage of Phenax letting us tap without attacking. We also generally would want to avoid creatures that win via attacking or have other tap abilities they rely on, as we have no intention of attacking to win the game and don't want the "Anti-synergy" of choosing between tapping to mill and tapping for somethign else. I'll try to suggest cards for a wide variety of budgets.