A Creature Control deck is a deck that aims to control the battle zone with creatures; that is, gaining field advantage while pushing down your opponent's attempts to play creatures and gain tempo.

It usually does this with blockers and by aggressively removing the opponent's creatures, such as with creatures with destruction effects (like Tatsurion the Unchained and Razorkinder).

After gaining large amounts of field advantage over the opponent, a creature control player usually breaks all of his or her opponent's shields with all the creatures he or she has amassed throughout the game.

Light is the main creature control civilization, having many high-power blockers and many creature tapping effects.

Types of Creature Control Decks

  • Cobalt Control
General Deck Types
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RushAggroRemoval ControlCreature Control
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