Deck Tech: 5-Color Control with Chris Higashi
Las Vegas native and StarCityGames.com Open Series regular Chris Higashi has an undying love for control decks. Even in a format ruled by aggro-control, Chris is rocking a polychromatic control deck reminiscent of one Gerry Thompson played in the recent Charlotte Invitational. As usual, Chris puts his signature on the deck in the card selection department. Take a look:
Chris Higashi is loving his deck
Chris said the main weakness of the deck is that it has a hard time actually winning the game, despite being able to stabilize and gain control with ease. It makes sense as he is all-in on just three Sun Titan and a single Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. Even with all the card drawing and an Unburial Rites, the opponent can save removal or counters just for those threats and often Chris will end up decked due to all the card drawing. To supplement his low threat count and in a stark departure from Gerry’s Invitational deck, Chris is packing three Galvanic Blasts in the main deck.
“Sometimes you just burn them out, since your Sun Titans will let you always have metalcraft late.”
If a highly favorable aggro matchup wasn’t good enough in game one, it gets even better after sideboarding thanks to a full complement of Whipflares and a pair of Timely Reinforcements, so try this deck on for size if you’re sick of Delver of Secrets winning.