Post-Uro Modern: Azorius Control’s Resurgence in 2021
While Azorius Control received the Mystic Sanctuary + Cryptic Command lock in 2020, it was a rough year for the archetype to gain competitive footing because of the superior Bant (with Sanctuary + Cryptic lock) and 4 color Control decks dominating the format with Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath and Field of the Dead.
On February 15, 2021, Modern received one of the biggest shake ups in the format’s 10 year history:
Gone were the culprits that led to lopsided, unfair and stagnant games, which paved the way for the return of Azorius Control, Snapcaster Mage, and Celestial Colonnade.
This is the way Azorius Control currently looks in 2021: