What’s up guys? I want to ask you guys something: is this more of a kitchen table deck or can it be a viable deck in Modern tournaments? Any chances of going toe to toe with tier 1 decks? So any feedback is appreciated and this is more from the top of my mind, as I have played a bit against UW control in modern lately. The deck really feels nice and powerful enough to win. Not sure if it one of the best decks in the meta, but surely unbanning of Jace, the Mind Sculptor can pump up the power of Blue based decks.
2x Mana Leak
2x Gods Willing
So I know this list is very janky but hear me out. We want to be copying the Platinum Angel with Mechanized Production and swing in and win the game. We play some Pact of Negation because when we have Platinum Angel, the counter is free. I still think the deck needs maybe some tuning for sure. But I had the idea for the deck when I was cracking few packs with my fiancée and we opened a Platinum Angel and ever since I have wanted to play a deck with it. So Can it fit to UW Control someway? Not sure. Gods Willing and Emerge Unscathed are there to protect the Platinum Angel or Celestial Colonnade if we are swinging in with those. The plan B really is to win with either Celestial Colonande or ultimate Jace.
So the real problem for the deck is that is it way too slow? And does it have way too few counterspells in the early game to get going against really really fast and aggressive meta full of aggro, burn, turn 3 Storm combos? We are packing 4 Leyline of Sanctity to the sideboard because the meta is full of black midrange decks that will Thoughtseize us surely. We need to protect our Platinum Angel and against Ancient Grudge I think Pact of Negation is ok.
We play some removal in the form of Path to Exile and Supreme Verdict. Jace, the Mind Sculptor also acts as soft removal if needed to. Wall of Omens is in the deck to give us some protection against early aggro. I like the card way better than Fog Bank because the card draw we get is crucial. Supreme Verdict as a sweeper is a must because it can’t be countered.
Manabase is pretty straightforward build for UW control deck. 4 Flooded Strands to thin out the deck and search for the land we need. I am always happy to fetch for Hallowed Fountain Tapped in the End step of the opponent. 4 Celestial Colonnade for added threats in late game and option for tapping for both colors of mana. Minamo and Oboro are there to protect us from the random Choke or Boil that might be played plus the cards have one of the most beautiful art there is.
I really miss Snapcaster Mage and Cryptic Command in the deck, as those are with Jace the most powerful blue spells in Modern. If you guys have any thoughts on how to include those in the deck, let me know in the comments! The deck is no way near complete and I do admit that it is janky. The Sideboard is kind of a default UW. No specific sideboard guide is written here at this time, because I need to get into more playtesting with the deck to see what is needed to change.
So let me know what you think about this brew. It is control deck with a comboish nature to it. It might not be as powerful as stock UW Control but I wanted to try something new. So I hope this deck will be shaped into a form of Modern playable deck and that it is not only staying on the kitchen table. Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas of how to tweak the deck. Until next time!
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