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U/B Control, hate, whatever...

Casual Competitive Control U/B (Dimir)

BioProfDude

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WITH THE IXALAN ROTATION, I HAVE CHANGED THE DECK TO "CASUAL" AS IT IS NO LONGER STANDARD LEGAL!!!

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Deck strategy: Use either/both Dynavolt Tower and/or Rise from the Tides as win conditions. Noxious Gearhulk, Demon of Dark Schemes,and Sire of Stagnation are pretty good, too.

I took this deck to Game Day Amonkhet and went 1 - 3 (on the first day, 1-2-1 on the second Game Day (our store has one on Sat, and another on Sun)), which I thought was pretty good given that I had just built the deck. First was against G/B delirium and lost 1-2 (but only because I waited 1 turn to cast Rise from the Tides and he played Lay Bare the Heart-- I got greedy and I should have cast it when I had the chance). Next was Jund energy and lost an efficient 0 - 2 because I was just too slow and Chandra, Torch of Defiance on turn 3 both games was terrible. Next was Sultai control and won 2 - 0. Last was Sutai Aetherworks Marvel and lost 0 - 2 because I just couldn't keep up (and had to mulligan to 5 second game-- kept with only 1 land...).

I thought it did okay for a first run. I'll tweak it and probably try it again soon.

Demon of Dark Schemes is a good card. Can wipe (or help wipe) a board of zombies, and it supplies energy for Dynavolt Tower. I have even used it to steal a creature from an opponent's graveyard. Good card. The can be tough, but I haven't yet had a problem with it, so I guess it's not too tough with the current mana base.

Noxious Gearhulk provides a nice life boost and a big body for blocking.

Sire of Stagnation is so good. A 5/7 body that gets me card draw. Excellent card.

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets works very well. I get to scry and draw a card, I can return pesky creatures to their owner's hand, and I have ultimate him several times. That pretty much seals a win. Excellent planeswalker for this deck.

Dynavolt Tower is fun to play. It can be pretty effective if I get it out early enough. Multiple towers is almost unstoppable.

Trespasser's Curse is a card that I added at the last minute. It dawned on me that this is great against aggro decks, and it was. It did slow them down and make them play more carefully, particularly when I had more than one on my opponent. I didn't run into zombies, but had I run into it, I think this card would have done a lot of damage for me.

Anticipate allows me to dig through my deck to get to cards that I need. Very good card. It's also a great target to cast after Yahenni's Expertise.

Censor, well, after about turn 3 this card is pretty irrelevant. It is useful, then, to be able to cycle it. I may not keep it in the deck. I haven't decided.

Glimmer of Genius is another card that gets me digging through my deck, and it gives energy, so a great card!

Metallic Rebuke is a good counter card. It really annoys opponents.

Negate, because nothing is more entertaining than countering someone playing Aetherworks Marvel. It is so satisfying to counter that or Chandra, Torch of Defiance or another planeswalker. Good card.

Void Shatter is great because it exiles the target card. Excellent card.

Collective Brutality is here mainly to get some hand control by looking at the opponent's hand. It's also a great target to cast after Yahenni's Expertise.

Rise from the Tides sneaks in as the "alternative" win condition, but is most often the actual win condition. Most people focus on the Dynavolt Tower thing and never see the Rise from the Tides coming! Probably need to add a third copy to the deck.

Transgress the Mind because we all need to be able to see our opponent's hand and take away their prized card. This is another great card to cast with Yahenni's Expertise.

Yahenni's Expertise is main board because this is the world in which we now live. Yes, aggro is a thing, and zombies are even more of a thing. Nobody expects this main board and it freaks them out when I play it during the first game. Nobody expects it. Nobody.

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WITH THE IXALAN ROTATION, I HAVE CHANGED THE DECK TO "CASUAL" AS IT IS NO LONGER STANDARD LEGAL!!!

Comments

viperfang4 says... #1

Not bad, but a few things seems to contradict each other, Yahenni's Expertise and Demon of Dark Schemes kinda defeat the point of Docent of Perfection. There are better counterspells for non artifact decks than metallic rebuke for 3 mana, like Spell Shrivel, Disallow, and some at 2 mana are better too like Negate and Essence Scatter. I like Rise though, it's a fun win con.

May 21, 2017 1:22 a.m.

BioProfDude says... #2

viperfang4, I am aware of the problem with Docent of Perfection  Flip and Yahenni's Expertise/Demon of Dark Schemes. It's fine, though, because my goal is to keep their board clear. The wizard tokens are not part of the win condition, just a fun side bar if I happen to get any. I really want the 5/4 (or 6/5, if I do manage to flip it) body that flies.

Spell Shrivel is better! Thank you! I would like to include Disallow but I don't own any, and these control decks are not my main style, so I haven't made much investment in blue.

Negate is quite good, and I like Horribly Awry because it exiles the cards (unlike Essence Scatter). Sure, it doesn't hit some of the larger creatures, but those aren't the creatures that generally give me the most problems. I played a lot of people wanting delirium, so Horribly Awry definitely annoyed them. I had 3x main board but decided that Just the Wind will be better in the main, and the above list will be adjusted accordingly quite soon. I will give Essence Scatter a try, though, and maybe it will be better because it can hit a broader range of creatures.

Thanks for the feedback! This is definitely a work in progress and it needs help...

May 21, 2017 10:37 a.m.

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Date added 6 months
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Legality

This deck is Casual legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.75
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, Jace
Top rank #69 on 2017-05-31
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5 months ago)

+1 Metallurgic Summonings maybe