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I feel with as much aggro decks as there currently are, for control you really need a way to gain life. I have been thinking over last few PPTQ that I went to that I should go Esper. This would allow me to run cards like Shambling Vent Anguished Unmaking(Which I could hit with Torrential Gearhulk on flashback), I wouldn't be more than splashing for White. I might also include Quarantine Field in the sideboard, I know talk about Blessed Alliance would also be good. Some testing will need to be done, but overall this deck did very well for the matches I faced.
Cool report! Sorry about the way it broke, but I'm glad you emphasized this. I keep trying to get across how important Anguished Unmaking is. Usually the issue is a resolved planeswalker that UB otherwise has a hard time dealing with, but enchantments and artifacts are probably larger issues. Did that round 2 Jeskai control deck not also bring in Dynavolt Tower? Shambling Vent and Blessed Alliance are pretty good as well but are really more metagame-dependent calls.
If he did, i never saw them. Ruinous Path takes care of resolved walkers. Even if I went Esper, I would still include 1 or 2 Paths. I also thought about adding green, don't have the life-link creatures but does give access to the Lumbering Falls(hexproof amazing) alone with pulse(get back land or creature and gain 6 life for 3 mana). I am still deciding, pretty sure Esper is the way to go here. We will see.
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Weird, off the wall card that I tested and was really, really impressed with was Leave in the Dust. I've swapped the 2 horribly awry for 2 leave in the dust and have been very impressed with how well it performed. It helped out as an instant speed out to resolved planeswalkers, a nice tempo play against creatures, and a really disgusting way to recur advantage with torrential gearhulk.
In the current meta, I will never remove Horribly Awry, I was tempted to move to main board and side another anticipate and disallow to side