I was as surprised as anyone else to see a ban in Historic so soon after the release of Amonkhet Remastered, and only a couple weeks before the Mythic Invitational. Without Field of the Dead, the format is shaken up once again.

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The decks that had the toughest time beating Field of the Dead are decks that want to play a long game. On the other hand, strategies that try to kill the opponent by turn five could simply ignore Field of the Dead entirely.

Dealing with the Zombie tokens in late-game situations was somewhere between very challenging to impossible. For control decks, in order to have a chance against Field of the Dead you needed to play some land disruption. Often this still wasn't good enough, however, and made your deck worse in other matchups. You can make a very good argument that control decks stand to benefit the most from the Field of the Dead ban.

What control decks am I talking about? There are a number of spinoffs of the white-blue color combination, but Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is one of the most powerful late-game engines still in the format. This is a powerful planeswalker that can easily close out games with its emblem, so control decks don't need to play a ton of other win conditions. Wrath of God is another really nice tool Amonkhet Remastered has provided, as sweepers are really important to reset the board in these decks.

I want to start with a straight white-blue list that takes advantage of lots of the new cards from Amonkhet Remastered:

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

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Historic

Market Price: $334.00

Cards

Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.15

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

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Censor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.16

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.
Cycling {U} ({U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Dream Trawler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.46

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Flying, lifelink
Whenever you draw a card, Dream Trawler gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Whenever Dream Trawler attacks, draw a card.
Discard a card: Dream Trawler gains hexproof until end of turn. Tap it.

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Cast Out

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Flash
When Cast Out enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Cast Out leaves the battlefield.
Cycling {W} ({W}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $20.68

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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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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $20.36

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Grafdigger's Cage

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.84

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Castle Vantress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}.
{2}{U}{U}, {T}: Scry 2.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.17

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.17

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Seal Away

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.24

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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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Thassa's Intervention

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.17

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Choose one —
• Look at the top X cards of your library. Put up to two of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
• Counter target spell unless its controller pays twice {X}.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $12.44

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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 converted mana cost.
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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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.85

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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

Market Price: $4.99

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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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Baffling End

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.20

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When Baffling End enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls with converted mana cost 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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Field of Ruin

Market Price: $0.43

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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 their library.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.07

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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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Approach of the Second Sun

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.90

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If this spell was cast from your hand and you've cast another spell named Approach of the Second Sun this game, you win the game. Otherwise, put Approach of the Second Sun into its owner's library seventh from the top and you gain 7 life.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $6.69

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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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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

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+2: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon deals 3 damage to any target.
−X: Exile each permanent with converted mana cost X or less that's one or more colors.
−10: You gain 7 life, draw seven cards, then put up to seven permanent cards from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Absorb

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.52

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Counter target spell. You gain 3 life.

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Settle the Wreckage

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.93

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Exile all attacking creatures target player controls. That player may search their library for that many basic land cards, put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Approach of the Second Sun is a new tool you can use as both a win condition and source of life gain. It certainly makes winning the game easier in a list like this one, that has four Shark Typhoon to go alongside your Approach of the Second Sun. Censor is another new addition that has impressed me, and unlike, I would recommend it in all versions of this deck.

There are some choices here that are a bit unusual, like the full complement of Thassa's Intervention. It's nice because it can provide some flexibility, and allows the deck to have a bunch of counterspells while also providing some card advantage. You do lose Sphinx's Revelation by choosing to play this many Thassa's Intervention, however. There are some choices to be made, and enchantment removal is a priority with both Cast Out and Seal Away.

It should be apparent not just why the absence of Field of the Dead makes the deck better, but also how many new weapons Amonkhet Remastered has brought to the table. The key is knowing what mix of the new cards are worth playing, because it is easy to want to play too many of them simply because they are new.

Let's look at a list that splashes green. This deck has already proven itself, as its designer, El_Gran_Boa, was able to make it to number one Mythic on the Arena ladder within the past couple days:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Bant Ramp by El_Gran_Boa

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

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Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $587.45

Cards

Commit // Memory

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.23

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/130160_200w.jpg

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $37.83

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Chemister's Insight

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.47

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Draw two cards.
Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.07

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.17

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

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+2: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon deals 3 damage to any target.
−X: Exile each permanent with converted mana cost X or less that's one or more colors.
−10: You gain 7 life, draw seven cards, then put up to seven permanent cards from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Sunpetal Grove

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $4.24

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Sunpetal Grove enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest or a Plains.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Censor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.16

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.
Cycling {U} ({U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Blink of an Eye

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.22

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Kicker {1}{U} (You may pay an additional {1}{U} as you cast this spell.)
Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If this spell was kicked, draw a card.

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.99

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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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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $20.36

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.84

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Castle Vantress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}.
{2}{U}{U}, {T}: Scry 2.

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.15

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

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $6.69

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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: $20.68

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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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Irrigated Farmland

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.42

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
Irrigated Farmland enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.85

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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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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.45

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Draw a card. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.83

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

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Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.32

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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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Cast Out

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Flash
When Cast Out enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Cast Out leaves the battlefield.
Cycling {W} ({W}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.87

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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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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $16.14

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $12.44

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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 converted mana cost.
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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Grafdigger's Cage

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.73

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

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The deck is more or less Azorius Control, splashing green for Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Growth Spiral. This is kind of funny, but at the same time it makes sense. Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is one of the most powerful cards in the format, so it takes a little bit of work in order to be able to use it effectively.

Similar to the previous deck, we also have maindeck copies of Narset, Parter of Veils here. Narset, Parter of Veils is definitely a good card in these control mirror matches, which have become more common as decks like this become popular. Some of the flex slots in the Azorius Control deck are completely gone in this deck in order to make room for the green cards. Blink of an Eye is a peculiar choice, but because you are playing Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, cards that go into your graveyard go up in value. This means you want removal that cycles like Cast Out, but don't want a card like Seal Away that is going to stay on the battlefield, and therefore can't help fuel a Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath into play.

Commit // Memory

Commit // Memory is a really sweet one-of that a lot of these decks have started to adopt. The Commit part of the card is a serviceable removal spell, but getting to cast a Memory to refuel your hand comes up quite a lot. The control deck will usually draw better off a Memory than aggressive decks, or decks with a lot of filler. In terms of actual hard countermagic though, this deck is opting not to go in that direction.

Not having Absorb and having Censor as the only piece of countermagic mean you are trying to play a more tempo-oriented game. This makes more sense in a deck with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, because the deck is going to be tapping mana on its own turn much more often than a traditional control deck would. Also, if the opponent doesn't know your decklist, they may try to play around a counterspell that you don't actually have.

Notice the importance of Grafdigger's Cage in the sideboard. Grafdigger's Cage is your way of stopping creatures coming out of the opponent's graveyard. Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven is a two-card combo that can be very difficult to interact with. Grafdigger's Cage also stops Collected Company, so this really is the card to play in order to combat the sacrifice decks that have been so popular lately.

There are of course other directions you can take control, outside a more traditional white-blue base. The last deck I want to talk about is one after my own heart: Esper Doom. This was played to a 4-0 result in a recent SCG Tour Online event by Gavin Bennett:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Esper Doom (Yorion) by Gavin Bennett

'Esper Doom (Yorion)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Gavin Bennett

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $392.31

Cards

Yorion, Sky Nomad

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.98

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Companion — Your starting deck contains at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (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.)
Flying
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

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Fall of the Thran

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.26

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Destroy all lands.
II, III — Each player returns two land cards from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Omen of the Sea

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.11

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Flash
When Omen of the Sea enters the battlefield, scry 2, then draw a card.
{2}{U}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sea: Scry 2.

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Shatter the Sky

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.18

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Each player who controls a creature with power 4 or greater draws a card. Then destroy all creatures.

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.94

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Choose one —
• Destroy target creature with no counters on it.
• Remove up to three counters from target creature.

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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.62

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Omen of the Sun

Color Identity:W

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Flash
When Omen of the Sun enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 white Human Soldier creature tokens and you gain 2 life.
{2}{W}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sun: Scry 2.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.07

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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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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

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

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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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Grafdigger's Cage

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.17

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Oath of Kaya

Color Identity:B,W

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When Oath of Kaya enters the battlefield, it deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.
Whenever an opponent attacks a planeswalker you control with one or more creatures, Oath of Kaya deals 2 damage to that player and you gain 2 life.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

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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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Eliminate

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Drowned Catacomb

Color Identity:B,U

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Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Thought Erasure

Color Identity:B,U

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
Surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.)

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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 your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Trial of Ambition

Color Identity:B

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When Trial of Ambition enters the battlefield, target opponent sacrifices a creature.
When a Cartouche enters the battlefield under your control, return Trial of Ambition to its owner's hand.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

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

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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 their library.

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Ashiok, Nightmare Muse

Color Identity:B,U

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+1: Create a 2/3 blue and black Nightmare creature token with "Whenever this creature attacks or blocks, each opponent exiles the top two cards of their library."
−3: Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand, then that player exiles a card from their hand.
−7: You may cast up to three spells from among face-up cards your opponents own from exile without paying their mana costs.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.14

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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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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Doom Foretold

Color Identity:B,W

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At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a nonland, nontoken permanent. If that player can't, they discard a card, they lose 2 life, you draw a card, you gain 2 life, you create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance, then you sacrifice Doom Foretold.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.17

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Elspeth Conquers Death

Color Identity:W

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Exile target permanent an opponent controls with converted mana cost 3 or greater.
II — Noncreature spells your opponents cast cost {2} more to cast until your next turn.
III — Return target creature or planeswalker card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a +1/+1 counter or a loyalty counter on it.

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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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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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Glacial Fortress

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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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Arch of Orazca

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Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if you have the city's blessing.

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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

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

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Isolated Chapel

Color Identity:B,W

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Isolated Chapel enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Building 80-card decks is always fun, and it means you get to fit a lot more cards that you otherwise couldn't. Both Thought Erasure and Thoughtseize are very strong discard spells, so I like not having to pick between the two. Hand disruption is a key part to the early turns of this deck. In control mirrors discard is a great way to prevent a planeswalker from coming down, or take away a counterspell of the opponents.

Besides the discard, black also allows you to play a variety of cheap removal spells. Trial of Ambition in particular is good, because of how nicely it works alongside Yorion, Sky Nomad, as you can blink it and get some extra use from it. There are a bunch of different two man instant speed removal spells in black, and here we see Gavin going for Eliminate and Heartless Act. Although these are fine, I wouldn't recommend playing too many of them, because you want plenty of permanent-based removal like Oath of Kaya. Not only does permanent-based removal work with Yorion, Sky Nomad, but it also becomes nice fodder to sacrifice to Doom Foretold.

In many ways blue is actually the third color in this deck, as you see so many elements of a typical Orzhov Yorion deck here. However, then there is also the full complement of Narset, Parter of Veils and Wrath of God, cards that seem to be prevalent regardless of what control deck you look at. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is good enough to run a couple copies of, but it's not central to the game plan, and there also aren't any Search for Azcanta to go alongside it. This Esper deck is in my opinion the most innovative of the three lists I have talked about today, but it is also the most unproven.

Moving forward, control is here to stay. When you take away the biggest deck holding control in check (Field of the Dead), and then add a number of new tools like Wrath of God and Censor, it all adds up. In a way, it's time for control decks to shine, as just a month ago they were basically unplayable. That being said, there are so many different directions you can go in as far as card choices, and which colors to play.