Today I'll be trying my take on Adrian Sullivan's U/B Control deck. When testing U/B Control for PT, I liked Pearl Lake Ancient and I felt like the deck, which had 27 lands, really needed a 28th. Adrian's version plays only 26 lands, but it wins with Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, which requires far fewer lands than Pearl Lake Ancient. I'm still skeptical, but I know Adrian's had success with this version. Playing fewer than four copies of Dig Through Time seemed crazy to me based on my previous experience, so I made room for the fourth. I'll be playing:
Ashiok was pretty good, but I felt like I got punished almost every game for having 26 lands with three of them being colorless. I think I'd want only two Radiant Fountains and at least one more land.