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That's a lot is wraths and life to fight through.
April 27, 2017 4:02 a.m.
I like the idea of chaining Sphinx's Revelation into the Elixir. It seems like a great way to make the game a complete pain in the... you know.
As for Narset, I'm on the fence with her. I already cut one, and I might SB the other. I'm also thinking about dropping the walls altogether in favor of more draw. I can never keep them on the board long enough and I can Think Twice or even Thrice for the same cost. What I think I'll do is swap in a couple more Think Twice and Elspeth.
Appreciate the continued feedback.
April 26, 2017 2:34 p.m.
I don't know which I like better, the Norma Jean reference or the deck.
April 25, 2017 1:07 p.m.
I leaned a couple lessons from my foray into UW control. First, as nice as Dissolve looks, it's a sideboard at best. You would be better if replacing it with Spell Snare, which hits almost everything good in Modern. Second, get some copies of Path to Exile on top of the Condemns. You can usually only surprise them once with Condemn, after that they get really cagey. Path didn't depend the situation and can get rid of static effects long before you can play Detention Sphere. Third, get Supreme Verdict. A lot of decks in Modern are midrange and sweepers generally make you tap out, so they just Mana Leak you if you try to Wrath and you're facing a really bad board state and down a card to boot. Verdict is much better because it can't be countered.
Speaking of finishers, AEtherling is crazy. He's the best budget bomb in any blue based control deck. Great choice. I usually sideboard one and mainboard the other. Look at Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Gideon Jura, and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. I recommend them over your current planeswalker because they come down much earlier. Jace is money, though. Keep him.
Here are some more good cards to play in this shell. Logic Knot, a delver tax Counterspell, Ojutai's Command, the best budget modal spell in the game (gets you back a Wall, too), and Blessed Alliance, another really great modal spell.
Lastly, the one thing that will kick this deck into overdrive is a set of fetch lands. It filters your lands out and thus improving your chances of hitting answers rather than lands. I keep getting land flooded when I play mine and these will definitely fix that. Speaking of filtering, Serum Visions is awesome.
I know I've said a lot and it seems like I'm coming down hard. I'm sorry is that's the impression, I love this deck. UW Control is exciting. It's the first deck I ever played so it had a special place in my heart. This archetype is really in a great spot right now. I think it can do well at a budget level. You have a lot of the right pieces so upgrading shouldn't be a problem. The mix seems right, too. Love the deck, may you always topdeck what you need.
April 20, 2017 5:35 p.m.
Thanks for the input! I have Pithing Needle and Ratchet Bomb on my radar, have for quite a while (my local meta overflows with Souls, 'Goyfs, and 'Scoozes). I'm also really interested in running this with Asylum Visitor. All of these are pretty cheap, too. I'll definitely add them. Thanks!
April 19, 2017 9:09 a.m.
Sargeras I hear you. That's why I mentioned in certain shells Scooze is good. It has to be with Dryad Militant and/or Rest in Peace to really work well vs 'Goyfs. I guess it's not really worth mentioning as a budget replacement unless one is willing to commit to that shell.
Great series, btw. I'm looking forward to the next installment. Happy Easter!
April 14, 2017 9:25 p.m.
Great post. I only have one nitpick, and that's Scavenging Ooze. In the right shell it can stand up to 'Goyfs really well. Other than that it's an excellent post.
April 14, 2017 7:30 p.m.
I would play burn. It's relatively easy to pilot so I wouldn't worry about nerves getting to me. Probably BW, too, but that's because I have a soft spot for Terminate.
April 14, 2017 7:15 p.m.
I like this idea. In fact, I think the competitive scene might benefit from deck caps, much in way boxing has weight classes. There could be an unlimited circuit where anything goes, a $500 tier, a $300 tier, and so on. I think it is would inject lots of creativity into play.
April 14, 2017 2:24 p.m.
This is a great deck. I always thought Sheoldred has a place in Modern and it turns out that place is here. One thing that might help is adding Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for the mid game. He can be a huge deterrent because he protects the board pretty well.
April 12, 2017 7:42 a.m.
April 11, 2017 7:15 p.m.
That's great news for someone who's real life Mana base is really small. I don't have an affinity for money.
April 11, 2017 11:08 a.m.
Gotcha. Thanks for the reply. I think I'll be okay with Extirpate for now since I use it in my 8 Rack and Mill decks (yes, I'm a self-admitted scrub). I'll be sure to upgrade when I finish my more competitive deck.
April 11, 2017 10:29 a.m.
I see a lot of decks running Surgical Extraction over Extirpate, even those with black in the mana base. I'm a little confused by this. I would think Extirpate is a better choice because of the split second mechanic. Am I missing something besides the obvious pseudo free cast for Extraction?
April 11, 2017 10:09 a.m.
This is amazing. I laughed out loud when I read the description. Go Team Beefslab!
April 9, 2017 10:45 p.m.
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