This is a super-cheap control deck built around tempo and energy. The goal is to play early creatures like Thriving Turtle, Aether Theorist, and Shielded Aether Thief in order to block aggro, gain energy, and either scry or draw cards. Then play Engulf the Shore to clear the board and replay your creatures for more energy. Revolutionary Rebuff, Familiar's Ruse, and Dissolve control the game until you can play an Aethertide Whale or Aethersquall Ancient to finish the game. Glimmer of Genius adds more card selection/draw, Aethersquall Ancient gives you yet another way to clear the board, and Dynavolt Tower provides an alternative win-condition that also adds to your store of energy.

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54% Casual

46% Competitive

Top Ranked
  • Achieved #2 position overall 1 month ago
  • Achieved #1 position in Modern 1 month ago
Date added 2 months
Last updated 1 month

This deck is Modern legal.

Rarity (main - side)

9 - 0 Rares

10 - 0 Uncommons

16 - 0 Commons

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.00
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