Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 8: Taking Control


In episode eight of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby on Twitter), Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) discuss the second of Magic’s pillar archetypes; control. The cast talk about what a control deck is, including historical examples, how to play, and how to build. Non-blue mages need not fret; there’s plenty of discussion of other forms of control including Staxx’s taxing effects and Pox’s hand control.


Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
0:01:02 What is a control deck?
0:03:19 Examples of control decks, current and historical
0:10:06 The new face of control: Jace, the Mind Sculptor
0:14:42 Other planeswalkers as win conditions
0:16:52 Non-permission control
0:24:07 How to play control
0:31:27 When to use fetchlands
0:38:12 How to build a control deck
0:45:15 How to play against control
0:51:03 Off the rails: Building Advisor Tribal
0:52:35 What have you been playing recently?
1:00:28 Outro, including Koby & Sean’s “singing”
Total runtime: 1:01:08

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The Everyday Eternal Podcast is a fun loving group of dudes discussing Eternal Magic. Matt Pavlic, Jacob Kory, Sam Craven, Sean O'Brien, and Julian Knab are frequent contributors, and guest appearances from the community's finest are often seen/heard.

  • t

    can’t believe you guys have discussed so much about control without mentioning the impact of Abrupt Decay (against Miracle) and Liliana.

    • Matt

      We’ll be discussing that in the episode next time 😉