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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
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1 day ago
Nice! I can always appreciate a control deck. There are a lot of new tools available with the release of Aether Revolt. Also maybe some from kaladesh you may have missed. I'll throw out some suggestions and I'll try to keep them budget
-Keep in mind Aether Revolt prices will slowly drop over the next couple weeks-
One of the biggest advantages of playing control is always having answers in your hand. You aren't taking advantage of the great card draw spells that are available such as Glimmer of Genius(works great with Baral's Expertise), and Anticipate/Take Inventory.
You are playing a LOT of countermagic mainboard and I think that's where you could swap in card draw. Horribly Awry is the weakest counter, however it would be good in the sideboard. Tightening Coils could be easily swapped for draw spells.
Sorry for the wall of text, I just love brewing and playing control! I will probably double post at some point if I forgot something lol. Good Luck!!
2 days ago
Firebones675 Outside of Horribly Awry (which is certainly a consideration) I've tried some variations with all of your suggestions. As far as the main deck goes after changing my initial lists from 2x Torrential Gearhulk to 4x I've been very happy with the changes. I find that it's necessary to have them late game and often in multiples. Also my ability to churn through them between Anticipate, Baral, Chief of Compliance, and Glimmer of Genius means I'm rarely stuck with them in hand. I think it's very likely I go to 3x Baral but I'd like to see how it plays in tournaments before hand. Also considering shaving at least one land but because of my Gearhulk count I'm going to be keeping an eye on it. I only really like Thing in the Ice Flip as a transformational sideboard option like Niblis of Frost. It's better against aggro decks but worse against grindier midrange decks in my experience. Honestly Negate just slipped my mind. Definitely intended to make it a 4 of between side and main. As far as other sideboard changes I think it's just something I'm going to experiment with. Kind of a nonbo that Baral makes Radiant Flames cheaper since I'd like the option of hitting 3's. Does make Kozilek's Return better though. Appreciate your suggestions!
2 days ago
Thank you for the suggestion!
4 days ago
Any Hedron Alignment-based deck gets an upvote from me. I also think Secret Salvage is really making this strategy a lot more viable. One big question I have: Do you really need to play red? Sure, Fiery Temper is good and Unlicensed Disintegration is non-conditional instantspeed removal, but is better than putting in more black removal (Murder is also non-conditional) and counterspells? I haven't played with Bomat Courier enough to have an opinion about it. It could be good, it can also be just a 1/1 that blocks once. I prefer to make the manabase as straightforward as possible, since the deck revolves around a strategy that needs proper setup. Less unnecessary complications = better chance for the setup to work properly.
I've been playing around Hedron Alignment for a while and I found out that once you have atleast one Alignment and a Secret Salvage the game is pretty much done. So my preference goes to getting those cards as fast as possible, i.e. going through my deck with Oath of Jace, Catalog, Anticipate and Treasure Keeper or just getting the needed cards directly with Diabolic Tutor and Behold the Beyond.
Prior to Aether Revolt, I was trying using Lost Legacy to get one Hedron in exile from anywhere. Now that Secret Salvage is a thing, I don't know if it has completely replaced Lost Legacy, because LL can also target your opponent. I like to keep one in the sideboard, just in case.
4 days ago
You make an excellent argument for dropping Red from the board and making this more consistent with two colors. However, in a bid not to be like every other control style deck that will be out there, I opted for Grixis, in part because I feel like this gives me enough diversity to kill multiple types of decks.
And I could drop the Fevered Visions from the sideboard in lieu of a different sideboard tactic against control.
I have considered all of these cuts to make a more consistent U/B Control Deck List. However, to be more competitive, I would need to cut Tezzeret the Schemer and Metallurgic Summonings as they are far more gimmicky when compared to a true competitive build. It would probably look something like this:
2x Fatal Push
2x Void Shatter
2x Ruinous Path
And the sideboard would look like:
2x Fatal Push
Overall though, while my version is a bit more gimmicky, it does afford me the opportunity to play the cards I enjoy and to still play a control style build that I like. Thanks for the upvote and the suggestions.
4 days ago
So basically just copy my deck but remove the white cards and expensive cards to make it budget.
Reduce your Secret Salvage from 4 to 1. You dont need more than 1 card searching that is expensive.
You may also consider Perpetual Timepiece if in case you messed up discarding an extra copy of hedron alignment or just return your cards from the graveyard. With regards to card draw Anticipate and Glimmer of Genius are your best friends aside from the ones you have.
As of this posting my suggestions together with the ones you have right now costs $75 which is not bad but at least it will fight. I hope it helps you out and good luck.
4 days ago
Thanks Stephencliffe!My main reason for the black control is honestly based on the prevalence of Grim Flayer that i expect with the new bans! Burn has no efficient answer to this card that i know of!
I totally agree about adding a land or two but i do like the way the planeswalkers fix up the draws, give me essentially a little more life, and keep the ping going. I feel like the curve is so low i dont need that many more lands.
Anticipate is absolutely something to add! Thx for reminding me its still in standard!!Agree that Dark Intimations is something to cut. But i really like the way the expertises still let me cast a second spell and keep the burn going.