Macro-Archetype – Combo

Learn everything there is to know about Combo Decks!


Part of Filip Skórnicki's series on Macro-Archetypes, this write up of control will give you an in-depth analysis of how control decks play, why they are important to the metagame, and how to get around all of their tricks and traps!

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This guide thoroughly covers the Control type in the Modern format. Here you’ll find live core concepts of control decks, common strategies and tactics employed by control players, typical deck construction of control decks, and how to build your deck to counter control decks.

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Filip Skórnicki
Filip Skórnicki

Filip Skórnicki, more commonly known in the community as Skura or IslandsInFront. On his Twitter and YouTube, Skura produces control and game-theory content. He’s a passionate pass-the-turner. He’s been a content creator for quite some time, mainly creating written content but also producing podcasts, videos, streams. Due to his extensive background in teaching, he’s also a great Magic Coach, especially when it comes to casting counterspells.

Outside of Magic, Filip plays chess (1.Nf3 and Sicilian player), loves cycling and jogging, and manages IT projects.

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