Play Historic UB Control with Svyelun!


Historic Dimir Control by Plasmodermic



Hello everybody! I’m grateful to be a part of ChannelFireball and to be able to provide you with the hottest decks and best strategy to conquer the metagame. To start, I want to highlight UB Control in Historic by Plasmodermic, who achieved Mythic #1 at the end of last month, which they announced via Reddit in the MTGSpikes Forum.

If you’re thinking about getting back into Historic or you’re playing the Pizza Box Open, a Neon Dynasty Set Championship Qualifier on MTGMelee this Sunday, I would definitely try this deck out. In the current metagame of Historic, players aren’t preparing their decks to beat control; the focus is on small creatures, graveyards and the important Food permanents like Trail of Crumbs and Witch’s Oven.

Why Dimir Control though? Excluding the Food decks, Plasmodermic is claiming to have good matchups against the popular decks in Historic like Selesnya Life Gain/Humans, Lotus Field, Izzet Phoenix and Niv-Mizzet Reborn. 

Svyelun of Sea and SkyYahenni's Expertise

They’re utilizing a creature that you normally just see in Merfolk decks – Svyelun of Sea and Sky. The Merfolk God was already in the sideboard of the Izzet Phoenix lists that my teammates brought to the Innistrad Set Championship as a proactive tool versus control decks. Svyelun’s stats are excellent in this format and there are not many efficient ways of dealing with it. In addition, you’re playing four copies of Yahenni’s Expertise, which means you really want to maximize the amount of proactive three-drops you can deploy after sweeping the board. I think Svyelun is a great idea and I can’t wait to try it myself.

With Fatal Push and Expertise, you have good ways to deal with aggro. On the other hand, Thoughtseize and the package of Drown in the Loch, Narset, Parter of Veils, Shark Typhoon and Archmage’s Charm will make anyone trying to combo you or out-control have a difficult time. I’m excited about this deck and I would certainly have it on my radar heading into Historic.


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