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A deck based on flying creatures and control. Can turn into a Teferi control pile at will after sideboarding.

Favorable Winds and Empyrean Eagle are flying lords. Teferi, Time Raveler deals with control matchups.

Spectral Sailor is amazing lategame.

Rally of Wings can be a game ender, but you need to have at least 2 creatures on board for it to be worth it and you have so many power boosters, that this is almost a win-more card.

Warden of Evos Isle speeds up the deck a lot, if you run Elite Guardmage , but it is a prime target for removal and it can end up being a 3 mana do-nothing card, since there are so many good cmc 1 flyers already. I guess it opens up some kind of 4-color Kaalia, Zenith Seeker deck, but this is not it.

I wish I could play 4 of Spell Pierce or Wizard's Retort , but it's just too situational, especially when your opponent manages to resolve Teferi, Time Raveler , like after you cast your Empyrean Eagle . I much prefer Dovin's Veto as the only main board counterspell.

Overall I think there are only 2 good ways to build this deck:

  1. Play full on flyer aggro with tons of little creatures, no Elite Guardmage and little to no interaction. Means accepting that you'll lose to Cry of the Carnarium and other boardwipes a lot, but if you can get Sephara, Sky's Blade down before your opponent starts murdering your creatures, you win, especially as long as Siren Stormtamer is in the format to protect Sephara. This version has power, but a severe weakness to interaction. Also this version will become much weaker once Favorable Winds rotates.

  2. Almost-mono-blue tempo, where you play the basic Curious Obsession game plan with Pteramander and tons of counterspells. Here you'll have to accept that you're going to lose to Teferi, Time Raveler , Chandra, Awakened Inferno and Chandra, Novice Pyromancer . This version doesn't have as much power, but a lot of control potential, much like the basic mono blue tempo deck.

I'd like to build a version that does both things well, but combining them lowers both the deck's power/speed and the reliability of your control plan. If only Spellstutter Sprite were in Standard ...

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80% Casual

20% Competitive

Date added 3 months
Last updated 2 months
Legality

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.16
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