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    Upon getting into the Highlander format, I noticed that it is dominated by aggressive creature decks. Therefore, my immediate thought was to build a deck that beats up on aggressive strategies, and addresses combo by sideboarding a large number of hate cards. For the other control decks, my strategy was to gain inevitability by running a large number of recursive engines, which control decks generally have trouble dealing with. I also decided that I like lots of cards, and I’ve therefore factored in most of the good card draw and card advantage spells I could find: Ancestral Recall, Intuition, Gifts Ungiven, Fact or Fiction, and most recently Steam Augury.

    I present the result – “Your Choice” – UWRg Control

    This is not guaranteed to beat up on aggressive decks or beat combo decks, it is very much developing.

    Maindeck (60)

    Lands

    1 Island
    1 Mountain
    1 Plains
    1 Forest
    1 Volcanic Island
    1 Tropical Island
    1 Tundra
    1 Taiga
    1 Savannah
    1 Plateau
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Flooded Strand
    1 Windswept Heath
    1 Wooded Foothills
    1 Bloodstained Mire
    1 Misty Rainforest
    1 Scalding Tarn
    1 Arid Mesa
    1 Verdant Catacombs
    1 Marsh Flats
    1 Maze of Ith
    1 Academy Ruins
    1 Dust Bowl
    1 Grove of the Burnwillows
    1 Barbarian Ring

    Instants

    1 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Path to Exile
    1 Lightning Bolt
    1 Punishing Fire
    1 Lightning Helix
    1 Argivian Find
    1 Intuition (1 point)
    1 Fact or Fiction
    1 Gifts Ungiven (1 points)
    1 Mana Drain (1 points)
    1 Mental Misstep
    1 Mana Leak
    1 Forbid
    1 Spell Snare
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Pulse of the Fields
    1 Steam Augury
    1 Counterspell

    Sorceries

    1 Firespout
    1 Wrath of God
    1 Supreme Verdict
    1 Life from the Loam
    1 Ancestral Recall (4 points)
    1 Regrowth
    1 Ponder
    1 Preordain

    Enchantments

    1 Humilty
    1 Oblivion Ring

    Planeswalkers

    1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant

    Artifacts

    1 Crucible of Worlds
    1 Engineered Explosives
    1 Thoptor Foundry
    1 Sword of the Meek
    1 Sensei’s Divining Top

    Sideboard

    Combo hate and boltering the control matchup

    Legacy devotee
    Vintage dilettante
    Australian Highlander enthusiast
    Cube Draft cognoscent

    #265
    pandaman
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    Reserved.

    Legacy devotee
    Vintage dilettante
    Australian Highlander enthusiast
    Cube Draft cognoscent

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