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Grim Reality (Developing Competitive)

Modern Competitive Control Primer W/U/B (Esper)



My take on a Control deck. This deck is still a work in progress. Any suggestions would be appreciated, and Upvotes are more than appreciated.

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Teddyjunior11 says... #1

No serum visions. Otherwise the only other thing would be to play some number of Detention Sphere or play 4 copies of fatal push and less Logic Knots

June 22, 2017 3:32 a.m.

Teddyjunior11 says... #2

Your sideboard could use some tuning. For example you don't need surgical extraction if it is your main card for Dredge and graveyard decks. Honestly even though you are a Logic Knot snapcaster deck. Rest in Peace against dredge is still lights out and you will sideout knot anyway. I also think the number of Blessed Alliance should go up what with Burn and Death shadow being difficult matchups. No Stony Silence that card is really good against artifact decks obviously. I would try and find some room to make 2 slots for it. Why Celestial Purge? Not a fan of thougtseize. Card:Ceremonious Rejection however would be a fine replacement. Last but not least another threat plan when your opponent sides in izzet staticaster to kill your tokens. Something like Elspeth, Sun's Champion or Baneslayer Angel. Why baneslayer first strike blocks reality smasher. Lifelink for the aggro matchups. Hard to deal with being a 5/5

June 22, 2017 3:41 a.m.

TheAnnihilator says... #3

Surgical and Thoughtseize are sort of a package deal that combine well with counters to make it extremely hard for combo decks to win. Thoughtseize and Surgical also make a surprisingly good plan vs. Tron, since they actually have relatively few threats that aren't cleanly answered ny Path/counters (well, unless Karn comes down on T3). RiP is actually not that great against dredge since they have Ray of Revelation and Abrupt Decay/Golgari Charm to desroy it, but a well-timed Surgical really is lights out. Death's Shadow decks tend to be very favorqbke for Esper, but Alliance is great and still worth playing a lot of.

As for no Stony Silence, Affinity tends to be a favorable matchup too (tho not as favorable without Spell Snare), so I would only run it if Lantern Control is a consideration. Purge is there for exiling Lilianas, Blood Moon, Keranos, Nahiri, Death's Shadow creatures (partiularly Grixis' delve threats), and other random crap like Koth.

June 22, 2017 10:07 a.m.

Teddyjunior11 says... #4

Have you thought about Engineered Explosives

June 22, 2017 11:02 a.m.

Teddyjunior11 says... #5

Also Condemn in the main is a hedge towards the Shadow decks. That I have seen people make frequently

June 22, 2017 11:04 a.m.

tlhunter07 says... #6

I'm not making a main adjustment in a MU that is already favored when that MU is about 15-20% of the meta. Can't afford EE.

June 22, 2017 11:21 a.m.

Teddyjunior11 says... #7


June 22, 2017 12:50 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.31
Tokens 1/1 Warrior
Folders Net Decks, Buildable, Modern, Modern Cool Stuff, Modern Ideas, Modern
Top rank #28 on 2017-06-13
Views 5018

Revision 57 (1 day ago)

-4 Polluted Delta main
-3 Supreme Verdict main
+2 Secure the Wastes main
+3 Island main
+1 Godless Shrine main
+2 Hallowed Fountain main
+3 Logic Knot main
-1 Plains main
+3 Supreme Verdict main
-1 Drowned Catacomb main
+2 Watery Grave main
+4 Esper Charm main
+1 Plains main
+4 Path to Exile main
-1 Ghost Quarter main
-3 Logic Knot main
-4 Flooded Strand main
+1 Drowned Catacomb main
+1 Blessed Alliance main
-4 Think Twice main
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