Let’s get to it! When I say ‘traditional’ it’s important to have an understanding of the hallmarks of what make a control deck, well, a control deck! Edit Live Edit. Acquireboard. Time for another Zendikar Rising Standard deck! 10. This is another reason why I like running so many glass caskets. I was actually kind of stumped on how to correctly build this deck. Top 8 Magic: Mythic Invitational Deck Review, Answers: Counterspells, removal spells, wraths, Sources of Card Advantage: Planeswalkers, draw spells, 2 for 1’s, Finishers: Individual threats or threats that stockpile (Dream Trawler, Castle Ardenvale). ... Blue white wins standard m21. This brings me to my next card…. 16. If anything I’d play this as a 1-of with up to 3 copies in my board, but I don’t think it’s terribly exciting to have a 4 mana 4/3 flyer. Decklist: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3384827, Sideboard OptionsScorching DragonfireRealm-Cloaked GiantMystical DisputeStorm’s Wrath Mythos of Vadrok NegateRobber of the Rich Kenrith, the Returned King. Played by: yours truly Cat Tribal: Decklist. The most popular Doom Foretold deck right now is not Orzhov, though. Slyssa STD. I’m the current editor for Top 8 Magic Podcast but it’s nice to write down my thoughts for a change. Esper Control Standard WUB (Esper) Oloro4Life. Now, onto the spoilers! However, Zendikar Rising gives us a clean slate and I’m excited about the return of ‘traditional’ control strategies. UGx Ramp decks were also gifted with the reprinting of Lotus Cobra, which should strike fear in the hearts of all control mages. Bant’s mana is also pretty rough given we only have access to one pathway land and no triome. While I’ve been playtesting a ton (and will have an upcoming article on that soon) spoiler season is at its height and I can’t stop thinking about how Standard will look in just a few weeks. Flying When Thieving Skydiver enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, gain control of target artifact with converted mana cost X or less. Censor you can pay a blue mana to cycle at any point in the game, Jwari Perturbation is always a land on the other side. Meanwhile, Esper control is just that: a bog-standard control deck with white, blue and black cards. Casket also can tag an escaped Uro which has some nice usability versus these ramp decks. So today, we're going to Magic Arena with this Esper Control deck featuring Lithoform Engine! The full matches can be found here: Day 1 Day 2. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! So before Lotus Cobra runs away with the game, it’s important to be able to answer it. While this card could see play in a variety of strategies, potentially even in a deck revolved around kicker cards, I think this card could find a home in UB control. While Fatal Push is an instant and always costs 1 mana, Bloodchief’s Thirst can also target planeswalkers at a kicked cost. Inscription of Ruin – Another versatile card for black control decks, Inscription of Ruin offers three choosable options, which have relevance versus multiple matchups. The full matches can be found here: Day 1 Day 2. By Kyle Boggemes. A kicked Jace gives you two threats and together in sync they provide a nice engine, the token copy allowing you to scry cards to the top of your library that won’t immediately kill your original Jace. 17. Sure Cat tribal didn’t get much support from Zendikar Rising, but there’s at least Felidar Retreat, which is very good.. We get Kaheera, the Orphanguard as a companion, as we play only cats and Tagledflora Hedron.. Overall, it’s still too early to know which of these decks might be the most viable. Phew, that’s a lot of cards to cover. UW and UW Yorion have seen play throughout the last year, and while UB hasn’t had its time to shine, I’m confident that some new cards combined with the power level of Ashiok, Nightmare Muse, will change that. 3. UB, UW, and Esper, and Jeskai have been the hallmark colors combinations of control decks of standard in recent years. 15. I think this can slot in as a one of since I’m not confident you’ll be able to rely on the front side of this card. This card will be worse in open-decklist tournaments though. Today’s Edition of the Zendikar Rising Limited Archetype Vault covers everything you need to know about drafting Selesnya Midrange. Speaking of cheap efficient spells, Sea Gate Stormcaller, while no Snapcaster Mage, definitely seems pushed. I do like that Extinction Event gets around cards like Seasoned Hallow Blade and Anax and completely exiles Uro. If UW Yorion decks are popular access to more than four wraths in 80 cards seems ideal. 8 13 47 5. 2019 Holiday Exchange! Sultai Control Standard Zendikar Rising. Time for another Zendikar Rising Standard deck! I think having access to Inspired Ultimatum and Narset will help this version overtake the other control decks in the mirror while still having potent answers to aggressive strategies. 18 of the 24 years of my Magic life have been digital. Frantic Inventory: While in a lot of control decks I’d much rather have Omen of the Sea because of the scry abilities and it has synergy with Yorion, Frantic Inventory is a card I’m interested in casting with my Sea Gate Stormcaller to accrue card draw. Battle for Zendikar is shaping up to be an exciting set, and perhaps one of the decks I am most excited about it Esper Control. Imagine on the play going Cobra, into Uro, put in a fabled passage, have three mana leftover, and cast a Cultivate. A few of Zendikar Rising's blue cards can find their way into decks in other formats, even excluding powerful multicolored cards like Zareth San, The Trickster.To start, the idea of blue/black Rogues is present in Standard as well, using many Rogues from recent Core Sets and the Throne of Eldraine set, such as Brazen Borrower.Merfolk Windrobber can be added to this deck to give it a mill … beard1992 STD. Since you have to tap out for this card at sorcery speed I only want one or two copies, but this card is pretty efficient. 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It was good while it lasted. Inscription of Insight – I’m bummed this card isn’t an instant but I understand if it was it would be incredibly busted. Jwari Disruption – This is one mdfc I’m actually not sure how to evaluate, but when it comes to arena I’ll definitely be trying this as a 4-of. I’m going to hold off on including this card in my decks right away. 11. Sea Gate Restoration // Sea Gate Reborn – I’m actually less excited about this mdfc than the other two previously mentioned. Extinction Event on odd will help reclaim the advantage if Yorion is taken from your graveyard. The week of September 7th was dominated by two major threads: Zendikar Rising and the Mythic Invitational. Jace only draws cards, and at a significant cost. Well that about wraps it up for today’s article.
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