With Time Warp gone, the focus in Historic has largely turned back toward Jeskai Control, one of the best decks (if not the best) in the format. Here are a few ways you can build Jeskai Control, as well as a few tips for how to beat it.

The Deck

Jeskai Control is just a combination of removal, countermagic, some card advantage, and some sort of win condition that will win you the game eventually. It's a slow grind to get to the finish line, but eventually you should have more resources than the opponent. During the Strixhaven Championship a couple weeks ago I chose Jeskai Control as the deck to play during the Historic portion of that event. Despite having a very bad matchup against the best deck (Jeskai Turns), I still made Top 8, which shows how resilient Jeskai is.

With Jeskai Turns now mostly out of the format, the deck I played at the Strixhaven Championship looks better than ever:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jeskai Control by Seth Manfield

'Jeskai Control' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Seth Manfield

Event: Strixhaven Championship

Rank: 5th-8th

Historic

Market Price: $412.30

Cards

Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.88

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $18.81

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({T}: Add {R} or {W}.)
As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Fry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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This spell can't be countered.
Fry deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker that's white or blue.

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Kaheera, the Orphanguard

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.62

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Companion — Each creature card in your starting deck is a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast card. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Vigilance
Each other creature you control that's a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.

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Expressive Iteration

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $5.49

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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand, put one of them on the bottom of your library, and exile one of them. You may play the exiled card this turn.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.50

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Commence the Endgame

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.23

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This spell can't be countered.
Draw two cards, then amass X, where X is the number of cards in your hand. (Put X +1/+1 counters on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.62

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Brainstorm

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.54

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Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

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Memory Lapse

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.19

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Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.82

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Baffling End

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.16

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When Baffling End enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls with mana value 3 or less.
When Baffling End leaves the battlefield, target opponent creates a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.

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Timely Reinforcements

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.49

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If you have less life than an opponent, you gain 6 life. If you control fewer creatures than an opponent, create three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $3.26

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This spell can't be countered.
Counter target noncreature spell.

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Gideon of the Trials

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.86

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+1: Until your next turn, prevent all damage target permanent would deal.
0: Until end of turn, Gideon of the Trials becomes a 4/4 Human Soldier creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
0: You get an emblem with "As long as you control a Gideon planeswalker, you can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game."

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $13.25

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.07

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.22

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $9.67

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's mana value.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Lightning Helix

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.10

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Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.

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Prismari Command

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $4.90

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Choose two —
• Prismari Command deals 2 damage to any target.
• Target player draws two cards, then discards two cards.
• Target player creates a Treasure token.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Devout Decree

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.07

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Exile target creature or planeswalker that's black or red. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.98

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $8.40

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $24.12

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+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap up to two lands.
−3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $3.61

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Sulfur Falls

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $4.37

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Sulfur Falls enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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This is what I would consider to be the classic version of Jeskai Control, compared to the version that acts as more of a combo deck with cards like Torrential Gearhulk and Magma Opus. There aren't any super bad matchups for this deck anymore, though you can build the deck to be better or worse for specific decks based on the metagame you expect.

I made a few updates for a tournament I played in this past weekend, so if you're looking for a current version to hop on the ladder with, this would be it:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jeskai Control by Seth Manfield

'Jeskai Control' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Seth Manfield

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $408.85

Cards

Justice Strike

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.22

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Target creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $8.40

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Fry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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This spell can't be countered.
Fry deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker that's white or blue.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.98

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.22

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Brainstorm

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.54

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Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Memory Lapse

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.19

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Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $9.67

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's mana value.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Expressive Iteration

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $5.49

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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand, put one of them on the bottom of your library, and exile one of them. You may play the exiled card this turn.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $18.81

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({T}: Add {R} or {W}.)
As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Sulfur Falls

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $4.37

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Sulfur Falls enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $3.26

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This spell can't be countered.
Counter target noncreature spell.

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Commence the Endgame

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.23

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This spell can't be countered.
Draw two cards, then amass X, where X is the number of cards in your hand. (Put X +1/+1 counters on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)

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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $24.12

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+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap up to two lands.
−3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.82

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Prismari Command

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $4.90

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Choose two —
• Prismari Command deals 2 damage to any target.
• Target player draws two cards, then discards two cards.
• Target player creates a Treasure token.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.50

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.88

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Baffling End

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.16

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When Baffling End enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls with mana value 3 or less.
When Baffling End leaves the battlefield, target opponent creates a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $13.25

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Timely Reinforcements

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.49

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If you have less life than an opponent, you gain 6 life. If you control fewer creatures than an opponent, create three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.

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Devout Decree

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.07

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Exile target creature or planeswalker that's black or red. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Lightning Helix

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.10

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Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.

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Kaheera, the Orphanguard

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.62

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Companion — Each creature card in your starting deck is a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast card. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Vigilance
Each other creature you control that's a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.62

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.07

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Card Choices

We will start with the choice that everyone cares about the mostt: only three copies of what is perhaps the best card in the format, and one of the most iconic card draw effects in the history of the game. Playing only three copies of Brainstorm may seem odd, but it's appropriate—Brainstorm is an odd card.

In Historic you really want to play Brainstorm alongside Fabled Passage. Being able to cast Brainstorm and then shuffle away the two cards you put back on top of your deck is absolutely massive. However, you often want to play lands that produce two colors of mana on your first couple turns, so you usually end up cracking your copies of Fabled Passage later in the game. This means you are often waiting to cast Brainstorm, and it isn't really a card to play on turn one of the game.

You just can't shuffle this deck as reliably as some others. I get Brainstorm locked pretty often, and when that happens the Brainstorm feels a lot worse, because you're not netting any cards off it.

Anyway, my choice to only play three copies of Brainstorm at the Strixhaven Championship was intentional. I'm still not confident in the decision, but in a deck like this I like having variety in the spells I'm casting. There are plenty of lists that play zero copies of Brainstorm, and this allows you to cut Fabled Passage altogether. That is a viable path to take as well. I doubt we see many people adopt the three Brainstorm approach, but I wanted to provide some clarification on the decision.

Expressive Iteration is the better form of card advantage, as you can usually cast it as early as turn three and net two cards off it by playing a land immediately, or a cheap spell.

Notice in my latest list I cut Gideon of the Trials. This was a great card back when Tainted Pact was a popular deck in the format, as the emblem was great against that deck, and Gideon is also a pretty fast clock. I still chose to play it in the Strixhaven Championship because it can be nice against Izzet Phoenix as a threat that stops opposing threats, and kind of forces the opponent to over-commit into a potential sweeper.

However, after playing Gideon more it isn't that necessary. It's not terrible in any matchup, but it's also a card I sideboarded out a lot. Narset, Parter of Veils and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria are your best ways to pull ahead in the mid-game, as these are super powerful planeswalkers that will net you a bunch of cards if left unchecked.

Certainly the deck wants some countermagic, the question is what the right mix is. Right now there aren't any ways to force the opponent to mill themselves or shuffle their library, so Memory Lapse is just a soft counterspell, and it can be annoying that the opponent can cast the Lapsed card on the next turn. Dovin's Veto is terrible vs aggro decks, but I think cards like this are necessary.

Graveyard disruption is important because there are a lot of super powerful things that players can do to abuse the graveyard. Since this deck doesn't use its own graveyard for anything, it makes sense to go ahead and maindeck a copy of Rest in Peace, as most decks in the format have ways to do something with their graveyard, and Rest in Peace is the best disruption.

I'm liking the current mix of removal. Lightning Helix is why people play red in this deck rather than straight Azorius, as that card is fantastic against small creatures. The one Aether Gust main is kind of a flex slot, and the more decks in the format without good Aether Gust targets the worse it gets. I'm considering moving the Justice Strike from the sideboard to the maindeck instead of Aether Gust. Justice Strike is a new addition, but it's been good. You definitely need some amount of sweepers to wipe away opposing boards, and I've liked the Anger of the Gods/Wrath of God mix.

Winning the game with this deck is straightforward, compared to older versions of Jeskai Control. We are actually maindecking the full playset of Shark Typhoon and one Commence the Endgame. The maindeck copy of Commence is a nod to the mirror match, and in slower matchups Commence is an amazing card to have access to. I hardcast Shark Typhoon a lot with this deck, because there isn't that much enchantment removal out there. Don't be afraid to go for it. Also, don't forget about Kaheera, the Orphanguard, as bringing the companion to your hand certainly comes up.

Jeskai Opus

If I were to enter a Historic event right now, I would play the decklist above. However, there is another take on the Jeskai colors that is also quite popular:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jeskai Opus by Mitch Sachs

'Jeskai Opus' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Mitch Sachs

Event: Insight Esports Presents: Tuesday Historic!

Rank: 2nd

Historic

Market Price: $397.92

Cards

Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Sulfur Falls

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $4.37

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Sulfur Falls enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

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+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap up to two lands.
−3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Torrential Gearhulk

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.99

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Flash
When Torrential Gearhulk enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant card from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Clifftop Retreat

Color Identity:R,W

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Clifftop Retreat enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Plains.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $3.26

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This spell can't be countered.
Counter target noncreature spell.

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Search for Azcanta

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $5.39

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At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard. Then if you have seven or more cards in your graveyard, you may transform Search for Azcanta.

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Commence the Endgame

Color Identity:U

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This spell can't be countered.
Draw two cards, then amass X, where X is the number of cards in your hand. (Put X +1/+1 counters on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)

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Commit // Memory

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.62

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Magma Opus

Color Identity:R,U

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Magma Opus deals 4 damage divided as you choose among any number of targets. Tap two target permanents. Create a 4/4 blue and red Elemental creature token. Draw two cards.
{U/R}{U/R}, Discard Magma Opus: Create a Treasure token.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

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Castle Ardenvale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains.
{T}: Add {W}.
{2}{W}{W}, {T}: Create a 1/1 white Human creature token.

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Justice Strike

Color Identity:R,W

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Target creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Day of Judgment

Color Identity:W

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Destroy all creatures.

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Memory Lapse

Color Identity:U

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Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's mana value.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Seal Away

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.10

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Flash
When Seal Away enters the battlefield, exile target tapped creature an opponent controls until Seal Away leaves the battlefield.

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Lightning Helix

Color Identity:R,W

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Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.

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Mizzix's Mastery

Color Identity:R

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Exile target card that's an instant or sorcery from your graveyard. For each card exiled this way, copy it, and you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost. Exile Mizzix's Mastery.
Overload {5}{R}{R}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Field of Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.98

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Prismari Command

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $4.90

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Choose two —
• Prismari Command deals 2 damage to any target.
• Target player draws two cards, then discards two cards.
• Target player creates a Treasure token.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.50

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.18

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Baneslayer Angel

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.68

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Flying, first strike, lifelink, protection from Demons and from Dragons

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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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This list from a recent Insight Esports event is another popular take on Jeskai. Having access to the combination of Torrential Gearhulk, Magma Opus, and Mizzix's Mastery gives the deck a ton of power. You become less of a true control deck, and become very reliant on cheating in Magma Opus. That is all well and good, if you don't run into graveyard hate or timely countermagic.

This deck is going to be more vulnerable to disruption compared to the other Jeskai deck, but more inherently powerful. I'll be exploring this list more, but it doesn't fit my personal playstyle as well as the more traditional versions.

Beating Jeskai Control

The fact that there is a contingent of players scooping to Jeskai every time they get paired against it on the ladder is scary in my opinion. This is a deck that is a part of the format, and likely will be for a long time to come. You do need to respect it, and if you want to be competitive you cannot ignore it. Luckily there are some good ways to attack it.

We see the Jeskai decks themselves playing Shark Typhoon and Commence the Endgame, but a large part of the reason for that is how good they are in the mirror.

I have been losing to decks with lots of flash threats. If you are able to play your threats on the control player's end step it's going to make life very difficult for them.

Even if the Jeskai player kills recursive creatures like Dread Wanderer and Arclight Phoenix, they can still come back out of the graveyard. This forces them to have graveyard disruption or exile removal to truly answer these creatures.

I have been running into Koma, Cosmos Serpent more often lately, and it's pretty nutty against Jeskai. It takes over the game and there is very little the control player can do about it. There are now decks playing Koma alongside Indomitable Creativity to attack Jeskai.

Creatures that gain or offer indestructibility like Adanto Vanguard and Selfless Spirit are quite annoying, as Wrath of God and burn spells are the way the Jeskai deck controls the early game.

Similar to Koma, Cosmos Serpent, this is uncounterable and a great way to close out games. Once on board it is very difficult for the Jeskai deck to kill off planeswalkers with a high amount of loyalty, and with Chandra, Awakened Inferno the plan is to make emblems to burn the opponent out.

My final piece of advice is to have some ways to draw cards in your deck too. It is possible to beat the control decks in the late game. Perhaps the best way is a card like Curious Obsession that draws an extra card every turn, but your own planeswalkers are good too.

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Jeskai Control isn't going anywhere, as even if you ban one card from it, the deck could continue to thrive. Players are making the adjustments in order to beat Jeskai, but the format does currently revolve around these control strategies. I have my last league weekend coming up where Historic will be featured once again, and perhaps after that we see the format shift again.