Okay, I once again forgot to update this blog, but I’ve been really excited by a URx control list I’ve been testing and wanted to share it. I have stayed away from UR control in AMK because I wanted to play UW so I could cast Approach of the Second Sun. It’s the most effective (although boring) alternative win cons I’ve seen in years and I had a lot of fun top 8-ing PPTQs with the deck (even if I didn’t win any of them).
However, I’ve moved to URx in a way that reliably lets me play both Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoh and Approach of the Second Sun. I haven’t finalized the 75 (in fact, I’ve not even figured out a sideboard because when I test with friends we allow ourselves to have virtually infinite sideboards at first and then whittle them down).
So here’s the list…
//Main 4 Aether Hub 4 Spirebluff Canal 4 Concealed Courtyard 4 Wandering Fumarole 6 Island 4 Mountain 4 Magma Spray 4 Harnessed Lightning 2 Abrade 2 Essence Scatter 3 Censor 2 Supreme Will 3 Disallow 4 Glimmer of Genius 3 Hour of Devastation 4 Torrential Gearhulk 2 Approach of the Second Sun 1 Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoh
So that’s it… The sideboard likely needs some number of Negates, a Sphinx of the Final Word, and some hate cards. I have no idea – testing this list has been a ton of fun. I might go down to 3 Magma Spray and up on one of the two or three CMC spells.
Anyways – I plan to run this at FNM…unfortunately no Standard tournaments near me anytime soon, but I might even take this list to the GPs I’m attending in August and September.