Glimmer of Genius
Scry 2, then draw two cards. You get EE.
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Glimmer of Genius Discussion
14 hours ago
I don't think -1 Glimmer of Genius is the plan here. It's his only draw spell (aside from Nahiri). I'd go -1 Disallow because Cancel has never been a good counterspell and other than that it provides very slim answers. 3 is a solid number to have to hit consistently but you shouldn't need the full 4. The other parts of your deck could cover whatever is left if you don't have one in hand for some reason.
15 hours ago
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1 day ago
Hey, don't worry about the amount of text and suggestions, I should apologise for having Horribly Awry for so long, although the majority of your cards were great and have been implemented, I didn't think I would use much of Glimmer of Genius because of it's high cost, but it has so much more than card draw, and Fatal Push I'll keep to the imagination of others because of it's high literal cost, I know the price will drop, but even so, I won't have many permanents leaving the field, as well as I can take out most early game creatures that would have 2 converted cost. As for the rest, they've all become part of the deck because holy hell, those are some great cards with an amazing budget, except for cards like Baral, Chief of Compliance, but even then I couldn't resist and added it to the Sideboard. To make a long comment slightly shorter, thank you for the suggestions, they've made this deck even more of a threat
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!
3 days ago
First of all, this needs two more lands. Most control decks cannot afford to miss land drops, and yours in no exception. 25 lands at least, in standard control.
Perpetual Timepiece does nothing for you, and makes room for your extra lands.
Fatal Push should be a 4-of, as it's your only early game interaction.
Glimmer of Genius should be 4-of, as it's your best form of draw.
Fumigate is a must have. Probably as a 2-of. You have very little creature removal in the deck, you need a panic button. Demon of Dark Schemes is good, but not if you don't have ways to kill creatures.
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.