Standard UR Control

I’m a few days late here, but this is the deck I played last FNM for 3rd place, 3-1.  


2 Aetherling
2 Prescient Chimera
3 Frostburn Weird

2 Jace, Architect of Thought

1 Anger the Gods
4 Mizzium Mortars
2 Shock
3 Magma Jet
1 Lightning Strike
1 Annihilating Fire
2 Izzet Charm
2 Syncopate
2 Essence Scatter
2 Dissolve
2 Divination
2 Inspiration
1 Thoughtflare
1 Opportunity

4 Steam Vents
4 Izzet Guildgate
1 Encroaching Wastes
8 Island
8 Mountain


SB:

4 Goblin Electromancer
3 Young Pyromancer
2 Guttersnipe
2 Lightning Strike
1 Annihilating Fire
1 Counterflux
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Pithing Needle

It worked better than I thought it would, but definitely wasn’t perfect.  I didn’t get more Anger of the Gods until right before the event, and didn’t have time to put more in.  The semi-transformational sideboard actually worked okay and won me a couple games that night, despite being a toss in when I realized my entire deck was just burn and counters and didn’t want to just board into more of them. Generally, you’d cut the Anger and 5-6 drops, and it helped me a lot against Mono Red(though just having more Anger would be even better there) and against a Mono Green Ramp deck I faced in the first round that I just raced postboard. Pithing Needle can come in against Elspeths and Maze’s Ends, Counterflux is really good at making sure an opposing Aetherling doesn’t land, and Izzet Staticaster is surprisingly good in the aggressive matches as well as against control.  It mops up Cleric tokens, Soldier Tokens, and Elemental tokens nicely, and still kills Young Pyromancer and Firefist Striker. 

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Deck Dump

Modern Death ‘n’ Taxes

  • 3x Student of Warfare
  • 2x Gideon’s Lawkeeper
  • 1x Goldmeadow Harrier
  • 4x Leonin Arbiter
  • 4x Serra Avenger
  • 2x Jotun Grunt
  • 4x Flickerwisp
  • 3x Mangara of Corondor
  • 3x Stonecloaker
  • 4x Aether Vial
  • 2x Oblivion Ring
  • 4x Path to Exile
  • 15x Plains
  • 4x Ghost Quarter
  • 4x Tectonic Edge

SB:

  • 3x Relic of Progenitus
  • 2x Oust
  • 3x Ethersworn Canonist
  • 3x Grand Abolisher
  • 2x Phyrexian Revoker
  • 1x Mangara of Corondor
  • 1x Oblivion Ring

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Deck Dump

Standard U/B Control

  • 4x Snapcaster Mage
  • 2x Grave Titan
  • 2x Consecrated Sphinx
  • 4x Ponder
  • 2x Wring Flesh
  • 4x Mana Leak
  • 1x Negate
  • 4x Think Twice
  • 3x Doom Blade
  • 1x Go For The Throat
  • 1x Disperse
  • 4x Dissipate
  • 3x Forbidden Alchemy
  • 7x Island
  • 6x Swamp
  • 4x Darkslick Shores
  • 4x Drowned Catacomb
  • 2x Nephalia Drownyard
  • 2x Ghost Quarter

SB:

  • 2x Deathmark
  • 2x Ratchet Bomb
  • 2x Distress
  • 1x Negate
  • 3x Flashfreeze
  • 2x Memoricide
  • 3x Skinrender

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Deck Dump

Standard 15-card Highlander

Mono U Infect

  • 1x Blighted Agent
  • 1x Necropede
  • 1x Plague Myr
  • 1x Ichorclaw Myr
  • 1x Viral Drake
  • 1x Corpse Cur
  • 1x Darksteel Axe
  • 1x Contagion Clasp
  • 1x Mimic Vat
  • 6x Island

SB:

  • 1x Mana Leak
  • 1x Corrupted Resolve
  • 1x Mind Control

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Deck Dump

Legacy Burn

  • 4x Goblin Guide
  • 4x Keldon Marauders
  • 3x Hellspark Elemental
  • 2x Chain Lightning
  • 4x Lava Spike
  • 2x Flame Rift
  • 4x Rift Bolt
  • 4x Lightning Bolt
  • 1x Shard Volley
  • 2x Price of Progress
  • 4x Magma Jet
  • 2x Incinerate
  • 4x Fireblast
  • 20x Mountain

SB:

  • 2x Tormod’s Crypt
  • 4x Dismember
  • 3x Red Elemental Blast
  • 2x Flame Rift
  • 2x Smash to Smithereens
  • 2x Flamebreak

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Deck Dump

Legacy Dredge

  • 4x Putrid Imp
  • 3x Tireless Tribe
  • 4x Narcomoeba 
  • 4x Ichorid
  • 3x Golgari Thug
  • 4x Stinkweed Imp
  • 4x Golgari Grave-Troll
  • 1x Sphinx of Lost Truths
  • 1x Flame-Kin Zealot
  • 4x Bridge from Below
  • 3x Careful Study
  • 4x Breakthrough
  • 4x Cabal Therapy
  • 3x Dread Return
  • 4x City of Brass
  • 4x Gemstone Mine
  • 4x Cephalid Coliseum
  • 2x Tarnished Citadel

SB:

  • 4x Nature’s Claim
  • 4x Chain of Vapor
  • 1x Firestorm
  • 1x Darkblast
  • 2x Memory’s Journey
  • 1x Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
  • 1x Woodfall Primus
  • 1x Iona, Shield of Emeria

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Deck Dump

Standard 15-card Highlander

  • 1x Reassembling Skeleton
  • 1x Royal Assassin
  • 1x Phyrexian Obliterator
  • 1x Vengeful Pharaoh
  • 1x Despise
  • 1x Mind Rot
  • 1x Unburial Rites
  • 1x Doom Blade
  • 1x Geth’s Verdict
  • 4x Swamp
  • 1x Isolated Chapel
  • 1x Plains

SB:

  • 1x Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1x Stony Silence
  • 1x Revoke Existance

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Deck Dump

Legacy Pox

  • 4x Bloodghast
  • 1x Tombstalker
  • 3x The Rack
  • 2x Chimeric Idol
  • 4x Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 2x Raven’s Crime
  • 4x Hymn to Tourach 
  • 3x Innocent Blood 
  • 2x Syphon Life
  • 4x Smallpox
  • 4x Pox
  • 1x Darkblast
  • 2x Diabolic Edict
  • 1x Doom Blade
  • 1x Go For The Throat
  • 18x Swamp
  • 3x Dakmor Salvage
  • 1x Cabal Pit

SB:

  • 1x Tormod’s Crypt
  • 2x Relic of Progenitus
  • 1x Nihil Spellbomb
  • 2x Meekstone
  • 1x Duress
  • 2x Ghastly Demise
  • 4x Snuff Out
  • 2x Spinning Darkness 

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