CKL Plays (Modern) UWish [Bant Control]

This time, Corey takes Francesco Neo Amati’s Bant Control deck, “UWish” for a test drive through some Modern Two-Man Queues.  The deck, which was inspired by, and evolved from, Benny Hill’s UW Control deck (click for article), includes Glittering Wish and a diverse menu of multi-colored cards in the “Wishboard” to address UW’s deficiencies in its most difficult match-ups.


The three primary three Wishboard targets-Geist of Saint Traft, Supreme Verdict, Meddling Mage.

Francesco, who designed this particular version of the deck, has written a number of informative pieces on the development and strategy behind UWish.  For those resources, use the following links:

Deck Tech


Planeswalkers (4)
Gideon Jura
Gideon of the Trials
Jace, Architect of Thought

Creatures (3)
Snapcaster Mage
Vendilion Clique

Spells (22)
Serum Visions
Supreme Verdict
Wrath of God
Cryptic Command
Path to Exile
Blessed Alliance
Logic Knot
Spell Snare
Glittering Wish

Enchantments (7)
Runed Halo
Search for Azcanta
Spreading Seas
Detention Sphere
Lands (24)
Breeding Pool
Celestial Colonnade
Field of Ruin
Flooded Strand
Hallowed Fountain
Temple Garden
Hinterland Harbor
Misty Rainforest

Sideboard (15)
Supreme Verdict
Rest in Peace
Engineered Explosives
Meddling Mage
Render Silent
Celestial Purge
Detention Sphere
Geist of Saint Traft
Rhox War Monk
Fracturing Gust
Dragonlord Ojutai
Sigarda, Host of Herons 

Round 1 vs. Abzan Midrange

Round 2 vs. Merfolk

Round 3 vs. Owling Mine


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