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Lantern Control

Modern*

thnkr


This deck aims to take advantage of limiting an opponent's access to cards with quality in regards to the game being played. While many control decks prevent spells from being resolved (permission magic, like Counterspell) or from being played (taxing magic, like Trinisphere), this deck aims to restrict access to cards.

In a sense, this is somewhat like having card advantage, but more akin to quality advantage. The main combo (Lantern of Insight + Codex Shredder/ Ghoulcaller's Bell ) prevents access to cards necessary to accomplish the opponent's deck's gameplan. The combo is extremely quick and easy to set up, due to the casting cost of the combo pieces. Ensnaring Bridge can be said to be part of the combo as well, as it typically shuts down a massive portion of an opponent's deck on its own.

For additional data on this deck, feel free to check out this spreadsheet and my Youtube channel. The primer for this deck can be found here.

24MAR2017 - Since I've been asked a few times, my current sideboard plans are below. To be honest, though, I normally just wing it with the sideboard, deciding what to side in. But here's what I generally do:

Updated 28 August 2017

Death's Shadow:

  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • -2 Pithing Needle
  • -4 Collective Brutality
  • -1 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • +3 Leyline of Sanctity
  • +2 Welding Jar
  • +2 Thoughtseize
  • +1 Magus of the Moat
  • +1 Magus of the Moon

Affinity:

  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • -2 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • -1 Codex Shredder
  • +2 Seal of Primordium
  • +2 Welding Jar
  • +1 Pithing Needle

Bant Eldrazi:

  • -3 Collective Brutality
  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • -1 Pyxis of Pandemonium
  • -1 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • +2 Seal of Primordium
  • +1 Pithing Needle
  • +2 Thoughtseize
  • +2 Welding Jar

Eldrazi Tron:

  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • -3 Collective Brutality
  • +2 Seal of Primordium
  • +1 Pithing Needle
  • +1 Magus of the Moat
  • +1 Magus of the Moon

Burn:

  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • -2 Pithing Needle
  • -1 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • +3 Leyline of Sanctity
  • +2 Welding Jar

Ad Nauseum:

  • -X Ensnaring Bridge (depends on if we are familiar with the opponent, and whether they're bringing in Grave Titan)
  • -Y Inquisition of Kozilek (depends on the number of Bridges sided out)
  • -1 Codex Shredder
  • +1 Surgical Extraction
  • +2 Seal of Primordium
  • +3 Leyline of Sanctity
  • +2 Thoughtseize

Grixis Delver:

  • -2 Pithing Needle
  • +1 Thoughtseize
  • +1 Surgical Extraction

Gx Tron:

  • -4 Collective Brutality
  • -2 Abrupt Decay
  • -1 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • +2 Welding Jar
  • +1 Surgical Extraction
  • +2 Thoughtseize
  • +1 Pithing Needle
  • +1 Magus of the Moon

Merfolk:

  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • -2 Pithing Needle (depends on if we are siding in Seal of Primordium/Leyline of Sanctity)
  • +2 Thoughtseize
  • +X Seal of Primordium (depends on if we expect Chalice)
  • +Y Leyline of Sanctity (depends on if we expect Hurkyl's Recall)

Jund:

  • -3 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • +3 Leyline of Sanctity
  • +2 Welding Jar

Abzan:

  • -2 Collective Brutality
  • -2 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • -1 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • +3 Leyline of Sanctity
  • +2 Seal of Primordium
  • +2 Welding Jar

Storm:

  • -2 Pithing Needle
  • -2 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • -1 Abrupt Decay
  • +1 Surgical Extraction
  • +2 Thoughtseize
  • +2 Grafdigger's Cage

Titanshift:

  • -3 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • -2 Abrupt Decay (if we do not expect Chalice)
  • -2 Pithing Needle (if we do not expect Engineered Explosives)
  • -2 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • +3 Leyline of Sanctity
  • +2 Thoughtseize
  • +1 Surgical Extraction
  • +2 Welding Jar
  • +1 Magus of the Moon

Dredge:

  • -2 Pithing Needle
  • -1 Collective Brutality (if on the draw)
  • -1 Inquisition of Kozilek (if on the play)
  • -2 Abrupt Decay
  • +2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • +2 Welding Jar
  • +1 Surgical Extraction

Abzan Company:

  • -1 Codex Shredder
  • -1 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • -1 Pyxis of Pandemonium
  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • +2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • +1 Pithing Needle
  • +2 Welding Jar

Grixis Control:

  • -2 Pithing Needle (unless we expect Fulminator Mage)
  • -2 Abrupt Decay
  • -2 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • -1 Collective Brutality
  • +2 Thoughtseize
  • +1 Surgical Extraction
  • +2 Welding Jar
  • +1 Pithing Needle (if we expect Fulminator Mage)

Infect:

  • -2 Surgical Extraction
  • -2 Ghoulcaller's Bell
  • -1 Pyxis of Pandemonium
  • +2 Welding Jar
  • +2 Thoughtseize
  • +1 Pithing Needle

If anyone has any other specific requests, please let me know :)

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This deck is Modern legal.

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