Made and physically owned, not net-decked. Still testing and tweaking.

I didn't feel like doing a value build like everyone else, with Snapcaster Mage and Tarmogoyf. I have a deep love for hard-control, the kind that just crushes your opponent's spirits. The walkers in here, as well as the few creatures, are my main win cons, as well as the man lands. The planeswalker suite could be... better, but it is what it is for now. With that, feel free to suggest things! I reserve the right to ignore and/or delete your comments, so don't suggest goyfs and snapcasters, as they've already been nixed.

instead of breaking things card by card, i'm gonna break it down by types:

Creatures -

Grim Flayer - this guy... well, he has trample. That's a start. Conditional stat bonus. And the ability to fix my top decks. All in all, a good creature. Dies to... just about everything Modern uses for removal, but we weren't looking to necessarily win with him; he is a value support item like 90% of this deck.

Sphinx of the Final Word - Nope. just Nope. Silumgar was in the deck to hose aggressive decks. Sphinx is here to cock-block your control attempts. you can't stop it from coming down, it's SUPER hard to remove, and it helps me lock you out.

Tasigur, the Golden Fang - this is actually just a good choice. solid creature, reasonable casting cost, and powerful combatant.

Instants -

Abrupt Decay - that Tarmogoyf just ended abruptly. one of my favorite spells ever! does so much, from hosing creatures, to blowing up Chalice of the Void, to sending Liliana back through that veil.

Disdainful Stroke - tron beware. control be warned. another card i've caught flack for but with all the ramp, tron and control running around, a 2-of is a great choice.

Dispel - another counterspell for another round of pertinent situations.

Hero's Downfall - so, to be totally honest, i'm not 100% happy with this choice. it does well, especially at instant speed. i feel like Maelstrom Pulse would be a better choice. a bit... pricier, but...

Maelstrom Pulse - i did it. I finally bucked up and got one. It's a terrific spell in theory, hitting darn near everything, and i can't wait to see how it plays out in the real world.

Mana Leak - early nope. i don't do Remand, i don't do Spell Snare; i got a wife to support and a baby to raise! Leak works for me just fine!

Spell Pierce - at this point, listing another reason why i have a counterspell in the deck would be just a tad redundant.

Sorceries -

Damnation - and Satan said BOOM! really though, any self respecting control player wouldn't be caught dead without a boardwipe. destruction without the possibility of recovery? seems good.

Inquisition of Kozilek - a copy of thoughtsieze would round out the discard package quite nicely, but for the moment, Inquisition is the go-to! in a format that wants cheap creatures, cheap spells, and cheap planeswalkers, i almost never have a bad target!

Painful Truths - once again, i find myself in a deck that would have been extrordinarily better if i had access to Dig Through Time, so i have my next best option. Usually taking 3 to draw 3, almost never regret it!

Serum Visions - best filter cantrip available!

Planeswalkers -

Jace, Architect of Thought - THE control planeswalker, in my opinion. He does everything you want him to do; he protects himself and your life total, he helps you dig thrrough your deck and refuel, and if he ults, no only can you get an amazing card from him, but it allows you perfect information on what your opponents deck has left.

Nissa, Steward of Elements - she's a little outside her comfort zone here, having access to blue mana, but i like her in the deck all the same. Yet another filter, and the possibility to pump out an extra creature or land, and she makes beaters! Sure, i'll take one, esoecially since i only have to spend a minimum of 3 mana on her.

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon - yeah, tron isn't the only one who can use this guy! All his abilities are good, but honestly... i just like to use him as a bolt machine. That first ability is what makes him a win-con in the deck.


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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.23
Tokens Liliana, 2/2 Zombie
Folders Cool Stuff, Modern Decks to Try, Wishlist, maybe, Sultai B/U/G Modern
Top rank #44 on 2017-07-16
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-1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet main
-1 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver main
+2 Liliana, the Last Hope main
+1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet side
+1 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver side
-1 Putrefy side
-1 Dismember side
-1 Fatal Push maybe