Hello everyone. I'm Control_Train and as I'm sure you guessed I mostly play control. I'm a college student majoring in math and I play control because I don't understand turning creatures sideways. I've never heard of red and you can't convince me it exists.

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@theplotthinnens - I'm not really sure I even have the right balance. I'm always tweaking and testing new things with this deck. It runs pretty well right now, but I've got some big changes in testing currently. I took out Veilstone Amulet not because it's bad, but because it always felt like a bad card. Three mana to do nothing is pretty harsh in such a mana hungry deck, and if I have Swiftfoot Boots, the card is kind of moot. That's also why I took out one of the equipment tutors. Drawing them both in one game, or one when I already have boots felt really bad. It does find Pike, but Pike gets hated off the table faster than a Lab Man. Slower spellslinger staples tend to be worse in Shu Yun due to him wanting a very specific thing, and that's to get to 11 power with double strike. However, a lot of what I'm currently testing is a what you might consider a bit slower, more mid game stuff. Mostly to help prevent bad top decks, but cards that aren't god awful early game, or at the very least can be discarded to a faithless looting and used later. Having ways to help grind through the part of the game if/when I run out of things to really do has helped a lot, cards like Chemister's Insight and Hieroglyphic Illuminations. TLDR though: I don't know if I've struck the right balance and I don't know if there is one in a deck that's trying to accomplish a voltron goal with no real voltron cards other than the commander himself. If it works most of the time though, it's probably okay. Never be scared to tweak or test something even if it turns out horribly. I do it so much. There's so many revisions I leave out of the primer because I test and immediately hate cards so often.

@hellhole3927 - Thanks for the suggestion! I'll probably test one or two of these out, most notably Angelsong and Dawn Charm. I would definitely test Pollen Lullaby if I thought I would ever win the clash.

January 20, 2019 2:04 a.m.

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@InconspicuousToaster - That's actually a great suggestion that I hadn't considered before that I'm definitely going to test. It doesn't die to board wipes (typically) and is very easy to pump to lethality.

January 1, 2019 6:41 p.m.

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Meren’s Bitter Ordeal [Primer]

Commander / EDH Control_Train

SCORE: 85 | 28 COMMENTS | 12455 VIEWS | IN 40 FOLDERS

Shu Yun, the Unblockable Tempest [Primer]

Commander / EDH Control_Train

SCORE: 19 | 13 COMMENTS | 2382 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

Yuriko, the Insidious Dreamer

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SCORE: 1 | 785 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Sai, Darksteel Thopterist

Commander / EDH Control_Train

261 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 8
Prototype Decks 2
Drafts 0
Playing since Khans of Tarkir
Points 135
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