So why has this deck been so successful?
- It sidesteps removal. By playing so few creatures, and gaining card advantage with the ones it does play, it renders a lot of playable cards almost irrelevant.
- It's setup to play Control quite well. The deck has a balanced suite of both removal spells and card draw, giving it time to gain a sizable advantage over its opponent in the course of a game.
- It has permission spells to deal with any weaknesses. While the deck only includes 5 counters plus 4 in the Sideboard, this gives it game against anything an opponent can throw at it.
- It's going to the win the long game. All the above factors make this deck a favorite in most matchups to win the longer the game goes on.