Let's Begin With Control...

Modern Saint1129


May 4, 2018

I swapped out the 3 planeswalkers I had (1 Jace, Unraveler of Secrets and 2 Dovin Baan s) and put 3 Spreading Seas from my sideboard into the main deck. The planeswalkers were too bulky, never hit ultimate, and we’re almost always just used as limited, over priced card draw. By now I’ve found out that between Wall of Omens , Opt , Remand , and Spreading Seas I have card advantage for days, and don’t really need the planeswalkers for help.

Don't know if you've considered it, but have you tried Jace, Architect of Thought over Jace, Unraveler of Secrets?

5 mana is a lot for something that has so little impact when it hits the board in modern. Architect costs one less, and is immediately impactful regardless which mode you choose.

April 25, 2018 10:18 p.m.

Ballzanya says... #2

Geist of Saint Traft and Dragonlord Ojutai are pretty decent in blue/white control. Settle the Wreckage has been great in the sideboard.

April 25, 2018 10:38 p.m.

Ballzanya says... #3

Gideon of the Trials is also good against decks like storm because of the emblem. Gideon Jura keeps you alive against aggro decks and decks like bogles.

April 25, 2018 10:39 p.m.

Saint1129 says... #4


As a matter of fact, after playing around with the deck for a while I have been thinking about taking out the both Jace, Unraveler of Secrets and the two Dovin Baans (they seem to only work as draw engines that die after a few turns, for me at least) and I definitely see how Jace, Architect of Thought would work much better in this deck.


Unfortunately, I usually find Geist of Saint Traft to be a bit fragile and prefer creatures with more evasion (unblockable, flying), larger bodies (at least 5 usually), or ways evade removal (manlands and indestructible). As for Dragonlord Ojutai... it looks like a much better version of Prognostic Sphinx and I'll definitly consider it, but my original plan was to swap in a couple Torrential Gearhulks and maybe some Snapcaster Mages as soon as I got my hands on a few copies of Cryptic Command. And lastly! I've already been thinking of swapping out my current planeswalkers, and all three of the abilities on Gideon of the Trials line up with what I want my deck to do!

April 25, 2018 11:14 p.m.