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MTG Deck of the Week: “Jeskai Control” – Who Needs Creatures?

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May 3 2023

Check out the current trending decks in Magic: The Gathering! This week, “Jeskai Control” slings spells and cracks shells…Phyrexian shells that is.

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Our deck of the week is “Jeskai Control” by kvza, which is currently trending on TCGPlayer. The deck came in first place during the MTGO Standard Challenge on April 23rd.


2 Abrade
1 Adarkar Wastes
2 Battlefield Forge
1 Brotherhood’s End
3 Chrome Host Seedshark
1 Depopulate
4 Deserted Beach
4 Disruption Protocol
1 Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire
4 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker
2 Farewell
3 Fires of Victory
2 Flame-Blessed Bolt
1 Island
2 Make Disappear
2 Memory Deluge
1 Mountain
1 Otawara, Soaring City
1 Plains
3 Reckoner Bankbuster
3 Seachrome Coast
3 Shivan Reef
1 Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance
4 Stormcarved Coast
4 Sundown Pass
3 The Wandering Emperor
1 Zurgo and Ojutai


1 Brotherhood’s End
2 Destroy Evil
2 Disdainful Stroke
1 Farewell
3 Lithomantic Barrage
2 Negate
1 Reckoner Bankbuster
3 Sunset Revelry


Deck Notes

Kiki-Jiki is back again to copy all the spells and deal all the damage. However, this time I think he’s there to generate some more tokens, not to get the finishing blow. That honor goes to the Chrome Host Seedshark, who drops deadly Phyrexian tokens whenever you cast a noncreature spell. You’ll overrun your opponent with spells and shells in no time.


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Author: Clint Lienau
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