Control is Working
Thanks to an awesome drag into the Midwest – if St. Louis can be called part of the Midwest – I had a chance to run a cube draft with Usman, one of the cube enthusiats who I reference quite a bit here.
He’s pretty solid at identifying card options and suggesting alternative changes to try out, even if he was wrong about Dimir Infiltrator.
Tonight I’m going to be brief: with the latest update “installed” it appears that control is working at a much better level than before. While crucial cards like Shimmering Glasskite and Calcite Snapper really make blue problematic for aggro, failsafe cards like Plated Strider and Mystical Teachings are making things flow very well.
I didn’t force control in the most recent draft, assuming correctly that Usman would (which isn’t exactly true), and once the threshold of buyback mana and solid blockers were achieved, the grinding of the win was made.
Control is here. Now, to see how far it can go.
I’ll be updating and enhancing the previous three days of posts with links, a few pictures, and additional formatting. There’s only so much I could do from the road.