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Modern* Combo Control



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When you search for cards with a characteristic("Cards with different names" for example in your library) in a hidden zone, you may fail to find any of the cards, as you are not required to reveal the hidden zone. We'll take advantage of this with the card Gifts Ungiven. At face value, it's a semi-tutor at instant speed. If you wanna find 4 cards, we have plenty of cards that have the same purpose and different names. However, if you want to go the Frites route and combo on turn 4, simply play your Gifts Ungiven EOT your opponent's turn 4, finding only 2 cards( say, Iona, Shield of Emeria and Unburial Rites). Your opponent still has to choose 2 cards to go to the grave, and now they must send your Rites and Bomb to the grave. Untap, draw, flashback Rites. Get your bomb(there's Sphinx vs RDW, Iona vs everything, Griselbrand vs Control, and Norn vs weenies/affinity/Zoo). It's classic Esper Control that has the chance to take the aggressive role very early on if the matchup allows. Going to bring this to a modern tournament when I'm done developing, so I can roflcopter all over the place. Snapcaster Mage is there to pick up the slack for cards that get put into your graveyard. So, a good chunk of the time, you're tutoring up 4 cards for 4 mana, 2 of which have their mana cost "increased" by 1U, and supply a 2/1 body. Good stuff?



Anyone have thoughts on the maybeboard? Thinking of freeing up slots for 2 planeswalkers( +1 Elspeth, +1 Gideon)


Octrate says... #1

That sideboard is probably better than the deck... Just sayin'


November 2, 2012 9:22 p.m.

blixna_waka says... #2

Roflcopter. And thanks. XD

November 2, 2012 10:46 p.m.

martin286 says... #3

I would change remand for mana leak, remand isn't really a counter

November 3, 2012 1:08 a.m.

martin286 says... #4

Also change the doomblade and the go for the throat for 2 dismember, you can pay them with 1 mana

November 3, 2012 1:09 a.m.

blixna_waka says... #5

I may consider changing the Doom Blade for a Dismember because of how little creatures Doom Blade actually hits in this format. GFTT is still relevant though, and is required as a 1 of for this deck to tutor up a single-target kill spell with Gifts Ungiven . Remand is in there as a tempo spell that sets them back a turn, and replaces itself(cantrips). It's staying. Thanks for the Dismember suggestion though! :D

November 3, 2012 2:01 a.m.

martin286 says... #6

What about Spell Snare ? You can counter pretty much anything relevant (tarmo's, dark confidant, ratchet, pod, etc) even counters for 1 mana.

November 3, 2012 2:24 a.m.

blixna_waka says... #7

I have a pseudo-Snare in the form of Inquisition of Kozilek . Anything relevant that comes down early that I'd want to counter, I can just take with Inquisition on turn 1. Spell Snare could be good in the sideboard though. I'll get to testing it, and I'll get back to you on it.

November 3, 2012 3:01 a.m.

Radiocade says... #8

I like the deck, but in all honesty I up-voted for the sideboard.

November 3, 2012 3:26 a.m.

blixna_waka says... #9

Haha, I'm thinking most people are more impressed with the sideboard as well. :P

November 3, 2012 10:09 a.m.

Radiocade says... #10

It's unbeatable. Haha.

November 3, 2012 9:29 p.m.

packbuckbrew says... #11

January 3, 2016 4:53 p.m.

Qinne says... #12

I do not find it wise to play Elesh Norn with only 5 other creatures.

January 21, 2016 7:24 p.m.

packbuckbrew says... #13

That "opponent's creatures get -2/-2 is really strong." A lot of the time that will just kill their board.

January 28, 2016 5:19 p.m.

I thought I had was maybe Clutch of the Undercity, not for it's normal effect, but for the Transmute ability in case you're having difficulty finding Gifts Ungiven

Not to mention it's a control spell, so yeah

Really cool deck. +1

March 3, 2016 3:17 p.m.

packbuckbrew says... #15

Jace-Beleren-Body-Pillow has got to be the best name I've ever seen

March 3, 2016 3:41 p.m.

I was pleasantly surprised when it was available lmao

March 3, 2016 4:06 p.m.

Have you thought of Progenitus or Emrakul, the Aeons Torn as an option?

March 4, 2016 10:53 a.m.

THEbuilder says... #18

What about Ancestral Vision? It just got unbanned in modern

April 6, 2016 12:13 a.m.

lefty117 says... #19

You're not consideringredients enough Storm Crows

August 24, 2016 8:39 p.m.

Kai-Erik says... #20

Great deck! plus 1 from me for sure. Are you aware you're running 64 cards in the mainboard?

You should check out my deck What's a permanent? [Modern Esper Control]!

September 27, 2016 12:19 a.m.

Blard says... #21

Nice deck+1 try Leyline of Sanctity in board

April 1, 2017 2:08 p.m.

Captain_MUD says... #22

Rune Snag is a terrible terrible card.

Remand is a tempo card, which this deck will not and cannot do.

May 28, 2017 12:53 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 64
Avg. CMC 2.95
Folders Reading List, Control Freak
Top rank #22 on 2012-11-13
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