The Philosophy & Transcendence of Azorius Control

The Philosophy & Transcendence of Azorius Control

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The UW Control archetype is generally designed to drown opponents in card advantage, answer threats one-for-one via counters and removals, stabilize the board with sweepers, disrupt mana bases, force concession… Read more

Modern Meta-Call #152: Modern Control and Horizons Previews (Feat. Francesco Neo Amati)

Modern Meta-Call #152: Modern Control and Horizons Previews (Feat. Francesco Neo Amati)

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CKL-152.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSubscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel welcome Francesco Neo Amati back on the cast to talk… Read more

Cracking the Modern Code

Cracking the Modern Code

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” -Charles Darwin The Modern… Read more

Adapting to Modern with Curryvore’s UW Midrange: Who’s the Beatdown?

Adapting to Modern with Curryvore’s UW Midrange: Who’s the Beatdown?

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The Fundamental Differences Between Control and Midrange A concept that is often overlooked and undervalued by Control players is “Who’s the beatdown?” To be fair, winning through combat isn’t generally… Read more

An Aqueous Archetype: Blue-White’s Dissenting Identity Takes Form

An Aqueous Archetype: Blue-White’s Dissenting Identity Takes Form

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Gather round ladies and gentlemen, for there is a story to tell, and at the end of it, an invitation to a deck that has won my heart (and hopefully… Read more

The Evolution of BennyHillz UW Control

The Evolution of BennyHillz UW Control

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Before ’s debut in Modern, BennyHillz dominated the UW Control scene with a UW Control deck that would become a new standard for the archetype, known for its versatile proactive… Read more

UW Midrange Primer: Assess, Adapt, and Ascend

UW Midrange Primer: Assess, Adapt, and Ascend

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Inspired by Darrel Feltner’s recent be-all-end-all primer for UW Tron, I’ve accomplished the same for an archetype I’ve known better than any other, UW Midrange. This primer, in collaboration with… Read more

Mirror Breakers: Beating Jeskai Control

Mirror Breakers: Beating Jeskai Control

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Thanks to Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, Jeskai Control is in one of the best positions it’s ever been in Modern. In fact, it was the most represented deck at SCG… Read more

One on One with Ben Nikolich (Modern Jeskai Control)

One on One with Ben Nikolich (Modern Jeskai Control)

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Last month, Benjamin Nikolich won the Star City Games Modern Open in Columbus with Jeskai Control.  In contrast to the Spell Queller and Geist of Saint Traft versions that were… Read more

Modern Power Rankings: Top 10 Counterspells

Modern Power Rankings: Top 10 Counterspells

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This time on Modern Power Rankings, I’ve teamed up with Francesco Neo Amati, our resident UWx control expert and creator of Team UWish, to come up with a list of the 10… Read more