Bant Control

Modern Control G/W/U (Bant)

Devia_Umbra Score: 7


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So, I've been working on this deck on and off for the past month or so; it works great, with one exception: BR Aggro. I'm still trying to work out how to deal with it; I think Feeling of Dread is the way to go.

Updates

Some food for thought... — Dec. 18, 2012

This deck has evolved a lot over the time I've been playing it, and there are two distinct versions of the deck that I like playing. The first is here, the second is here.

BaceJeleren says... #1

Deck looks really good. I haven't seen too many Selesnya Charm , but I think it's a good choice. For sideboard you might want a Ray of Revelation to get rid of pesky enchantments. Also I think 1 or 2 card:Sphinx's Revelation is good somewhere in the boards. And no I did not pick those 2 just because I like the word "revelation".

October 29, 2012 9:14 p.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #2

I actually ended up putting the card:Sphinx's Revelations in over the Selesnya Charm s mainboard, and the deck absolutely destroyed a couple of decks at my LGS, one of which was Grixis control. At least now I know it can handle itself pre-board in a control matchup. The Thragtusk s are amazing if they hit the board, but even if they don't, they draw counterspells out. I'm still working on the sideboard, but I'm almost considering running Sigarda, Host of Herons mainboard as a big flying body. If not, she'll definitely stay in the sideboard for control matchups.

November 1, 2012 8:45 a.m.

BaceJeleren says... #3

Ya I played a Bant control with my Grixis Control deck at game day and I know that deck is good. Sigarda, Host of Herons destroyed me game 2 but I ended up winning the match.

November 1, 2012 5:56 p.m.

theonyc says... #4

other then thrag, how do you win? i would main board Sigarda, Host of Herons

November 4, 2012 1:50 a.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #5

I can use my opponent's win conditions with Jace's ulti. Even without that, isn't Thrag enough?

November 4, 2012 1:53 a.m.

theonyc says... #6

it can be, but jace is fairly easy to kill so he cant unleash and thrag is actually not enough, just block with a 3/3 and he dies

November 4, 2012 1:55 a.m.

theonyc says... #7

sigarda can just crush while being hard to block and untargetable

November 4, 2012 1:56 a.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #8

This is true. I'm not sure what I'd side for sigarda, though. And I do have plenty of board-wipe and spot removal in the form of Azorius Charm and Cyclonic Rift to deal with blockers.

November 4, 2012 1:44 a.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #9

What would I take out for Sigarda though? And as it stands, I have 8 board wipes, 6 spot removal/bounce spells, and can tap potential blockers with tamiyo.

November 4, 2012 1:49 a.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #10

What would I take out for Sigarda though? And as it stands, I have 8 board wipes, 6 spot removal/bounce spells, and can tap potential blockers with tamiyo.

November 4, 2012 1:49 a.m.

MTG_Player says... #11

Centaur Healer - great against aggroTrostani - see above, big body, impervious to red removalrest in peace - sideboard against frites

November 4, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #12

@theonyc: What would you suggest I cut for Sigarda? Also, I am running 8 board wipes, 4 charms, and 2 cyclonic rifts. I can generally deal with things getting in Thragtusk 's way.

@MTG_Player: I tried running the healer a while ago, but it just doesn't seem to work well enough. Besides, on turn 3, usually I want to have a d-sphere down, or mana open to counter something. I'm not sure what I'd take out of sideboard for it, I've already got another 1GW drop (Smiter)

November 4, 2012 2:10 a.m.

BaceJeleren says... #13

I would say take out 1 Supreme Verdict for a Sigarda, Host of Herons . With all the undying and zombie decks I think 3 is ok.

November 4, 2012 1:23 p.m.

I would mainboard Entreat the Angels . You need another win con.

November 4, 2012 4:07 p.m.

ckim777 says... #15

No Restoration Angel? Restoration Angel + Thragtusk is like the most powerful play in standard right now lol. Just a suggestion, but isn't Angel of Serenity stronger in a control build like this than Sigarda?

November 22, 2012 2:11 a.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #16

The decklist I'm currently using has 2 angel of serenities over sigarda and an entreat. I'm not all that happy with the entreats, and may take the last one out for a sphinx's revelation or a fourth syncopate.

November 22, 2012 9:32 a.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #17

I'm also considering dropping the Cyclonic Rifts for Restoration Angels; they just work so well with Thragtusk and Snapcaster.

November 24, 2012 9:23 a.m.

FredQC says... #18

Sadly Cyclonic Rift isnt a proper choice in that deck. When you get up too 7 lands, your or dead aggainst RB aggro or totaly in control and winning the game. So I would play Unsummon too be able to block and save my Snapcaster Mage since the spell got flashback UNTIL END OF TURN.

Restoration Angel is a ''BEAST'' in any come in too play deck.

I prefere Dissipate over Syncopate , yes syncopate can be good right from the start, it soon get you too hold on casting only too have the mana too over cast your opponent and against aggro they always cast cheap stuff. You get enough life gain too take the few first turn RB can send you so Dissipate get more reliable mid-game.

+1

December 9, 2012 2:36 p.m.

FredQC says... #19

Detention Sphere and Oblivion Ring work great on zombies ;)

December 9, 2012 2:40 p.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #20

I prefer Syncopate , just because it's more variable, but there are arguments for both. There's a reason there are 2 Dissipate s in the sideboard. As for Cyclonic Rift , it deals with noncreature permanents, too. Think planeswalkers, o-rings, d-spheres...

Speaking of O-Rings and D-Spheres, they die horribly to Abrupt Decay . Hence they're on the sideboard; nothing else worth decaying is in the mainboard, so post-side I bring them in and they're usually completely unopposed.

December 9, 2012 5:40 p.m.

carlsont1337 says... #21

Garruk, Primal Hunter is a beast in this deck. I play BANT control and I run a singleton of him in there, and IT ROCKS! He throws out chump blockers for aggro decks, he can draw you cards if you need to, he can also toss out game winning 6/6 wurms! Tonight I said something I never thought I'd be able to say..."Swing 60" He is a MUST

December 14, 2012 12:15 a.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #22

I don't have any Garruk, Primal Hunter s :( And one of my friends managed to swing for 144 last night with him. I'm actually seriously considering taking this apart and completely redesigning it. The meta I play FNM in has a lot of aggro decks, but also a couple of the GP Nagoya nightshade staticaster and even 2 omnidoor thragfire decks. I was fine against aggro, but omnidoor is faster than me and staticaster works on my lower number of instant-speed wipes. Cyclonic Rift is a house against it, though. I could see myself running 3 mainboard with no problems.

December 14, 2012 7:56 p.m.

carlsont1337 says... #23

I played tonight and won 1st place. Garruk alone won me 3 games. Tamiyo is cool, but Garruk is far better in this deck in my experience. The tap ability is cool and controlly, but Garruk is just a beast and if he is not answered in 4 turns, they die, period. If you play him after you gain control, forget about it, you will win every game. You are right though, you need to be playing to your meta, although those 3/3 beasts tend to slow down pesky aggro decks.

December 14, 2012 11:20 p.m.

Devia_Umbra says... #24

Aggro decks I'm fine with. I'm definitely going to try and grab some Garruk, Primal Hunter s, 1 or 2 depending on how much I can scrounge them for; Jace, Architect of Thought is fine in the deck, he's no wincon but he certainly filters like a boss.

That's the main issue I have with the deck; against aggro, I can stall them out and drop an angel or entreat for a buttload and wreck them; against control I can mirror them and then switch to midrange when they side out their sweepers; but against combo, I just seem to be too slow.

I may drop the creature count to run more disruption mainboard, maybe bring two Entreat the Angels in as a win condition and then bring in Thragtusk s and Sigarda, Host of Herons s post-board to crush them.

I just wish Boseiju, Who Shelters All was in standard :'(

December 15, 2012 12:08 a.m.

carlsont1337 says... #25

BANT Control v2.0 here is my deck, if you wanted to check out what I run

December 15, 2012 12:51 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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