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Modern Control W/U (Azorius)

Saint1129

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I consider this deck to be a classic U/W control- keeping my opponent's board clean and cast my big creatures to end the late game.

For background, this deck was my first intro to the Modern Magic: The Gathering format. I built it entirely of cards I had in my original collection, and each update below shows times when I either searched my collection for more cards, shopped at local stores, or traded online or with friends in order to make my build more competitive.

As of right now, the sideboard is DEFINITELY a work in progress, so any and all suggestions are appreciated.

THIS IS NOT THE FINISHED DECK! I still have multiple cards I'm looking for including:

For the main deck:

Cryptic Command- Cryptic Command is a must-have for any U/W control... and I just don't have the budget for now. Definitely need to add it ASAP though.

Faerie Conclave- Is useful since most removal can't target lands, but it will eventually be replaced with Celestial Colonnade (once I have a larger budget).

Gideon of the Trials- I need more planeswalkers, and Gideon of the Trials seems like a perfect addition to this deck. That was until it spiked from $3 all the way up to $30. Now I think I'll just settle for a copy or two of Gideon Jura...

The MaybeBoard:

Dragonlord Ojutai- This card is a lot like Prognostic Sphinx... But better in every way. I'm only reluctant to add Dragonlord Ojutai because I was planning on adding Torrential Gearhulk back in ASAP and I don't want to go out and get the dragonlord and end up not using it in my deck. :/

Settle the Wreckage- I'm uncertain about this card in general... It seems like a good way to surprise an opponent, but the amount of ramp I give them seems fairly significant.

Snapcaster Mage- I would add... But Snapcaster Mage is stupidly expensive, and I'll have recursion through Torrential Gearhulk anyways so, up to the jury, I guess.

Mind Spring- I've always had a soft spot for spells with "X" in their mana cost. You can cast them early and cheap, or cast them late for devastating effect. In addition, I believe that once I remove my planeswalkers (which heavily serve as draw engines) I might not have enough card advantage to make it to the late game. My only problem with them is that, unlike with Snapcaster Mage, Torrential Gearhulk can't flash them back.

Secure the Wastes- This card looks awesome- especially as an instant. I would definitely add to my deck somehow, either through sideboard or main decking it, I just don't own it yet and I'm not sure what I would swap out.

Hieroglyphic Illumination- This card looks very good at fixing all of my card-drawing needs. Early game it can be cast to draw one card, and then for more mana, I can get two! For now, I just don't know what to swap so I'm going to wait until I play a few more games until I switch any of these in.

PLEASE- Give me suggestions on what to add to my main deck and sideboard, as well as what cards on my maybeboard could work in my deck.

For the sideboard I am looking at: Pithing Needle, Leyline of Sanctity, Engineered Explosives, Spellskite, Hurkyl's Recall, Rest in Peace, Relic of Progenitus. Please let me know if this sounds like a good sideboard (in addition to my current sideboard) in the current Modern Format as a U/W Control Deck.

Thank you!

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.83
Folders 1, Just The Decks That I Make. You Know. Those Ones., 1
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