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[Top 20] Makto Control v.2.0

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Hey there, it's Kira again, and today I share an update of one of my older decks that is kinda one of my favourite decks i ever made considering my love for control decks, Makto Control. Someone was asking me a week ago if the deck is still viable and i thought "you know what, i think it should still be working in theory", and it sure did. I was only playing a small sample size of 20 games, but i won 18 of them, so that seems good enough. This deck is maybe more straight forward than the decks i usually post since the gameplan is kinda simple; we have primal draw, we have removal, we have Inquisitor Makto. And that's honestly all you need. If Makto isn't relevant enough use your sites to buff him with Korovyat Palace and Dizo's Office to stabilize with them in the air. Eventually you will grind out the resources of your opponent while you have an endless supply of cards to throw at them after their deck stops spinning. Know Thy Enemy helps to find the Makto's after they revenge back into the deck and since the card really wants to you have units in the deck i added Furious Magniventris too, card is just solid at stabilizing and makes KTE more consistent. Overall we run 7 aoe spells for t3, Hailstorm over other options because i made the power base to hit 2 primal t3 for Wisdom of the Elders already, so something like Vara's Authority would make things just more awkward. Additionally we run 6 big board wipes, but keep in mind Nothing Remains will voidbound your own Maktos so you really want to be smart in how to use them. You still run it tho because it's a 4 cost Harsh Rule, like you really have to right?
Market is purely primal with Jennev Merchant:
Afore-mentionened Korovyat Palace to buff your cards, especially Makto with aegis and endurance berserk as a 9/9 is a nightmare for a lot of decks in itself and that's kinda the dream combo for the deck afterall.
Turn to Seed to permanently deal with any given unit.
Vision of Austerity for annoying relics like Dinosaur Nest or Tome of Horrors.
Dazzle when you either have to stall more or to stop something like Subversion of Nature and finally
Mirror Image to potentially make another Makto, you also can just copy Jennev Merchant again which honestly happens more often then you might imagine, since then you have 2 aegis units on board with potentially Korovyat Palace in hand, so even if one of them dies to a relic weapon or killer unit you still have a target for Withstand.

And that's mostly everything to say about the deck, I'll now only mention other options you could run as like 1-offs in the deck that might be nice to have but are also not necessary, so run them if you find the space for them or like the idea of playing them; Subversion of Nature, Eye of Winter, Makto, Valorous Savior, Massive Greatsword, Crackling Bauble.
And that's it, I'll answer questions asap as always, and enjoy hearing the voicelines "run coward, you cannot hide", "there is no escape" and Makto's dying noises on a frequent bases. :P


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
2 2 2

Power Sources
14 13 15 17

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Deck Rarities
6 24 37 7

Card Types
12 1 39 3 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
The Tale of Horus Traver [Set1002]
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Homecoming [Set1005]
Shadow of the Spire [Set1087]
Awakening [Set1095]
Bastion Rising [Set1097]
Valley Beyond [Set1125]


April 29, 2022

April 17, 2022


Eternal Version
Valley Beyond

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Revisions (Since last major patch) April 29, 2022



MarkusGwyndol Eternal Version: 22.05.13
Thank you very much for the deck! I've really loved playing the first version of this deck. I've struggled a bit with this one, like if it missed some "X factor". Importantly, your deck inspired me to creating a version of my own of Makto control. Swapped the "Magniventris" package for some more typical control stuff and I have had really solid results with it (it's probably closer to your V1 of the deck):
DeluxeSandwich Edited Eternal Version: 22.03.04
Thank you for the decklist! As someone returning after a long time off from eternal, I was excited to see a list that includes Makto, my favorite card of all time. I absolutely love him and was convinced he doesn't really have a place in modern decks due to power creep, so I'm happy to be wrong about that =). I have most of the cards, but not the campaign ones like KTE and the furious thingy, but I'm saving up to get KTE first since I'm guessing it's important. In their place I added another duelist's blade (another fav of mine from unitless control), unstable form for aegis pop and fodder to discard/plunder, and 2 caustic rains for more board damage with the potential to fix mana. I'm doing really well with it so far, if you have any other substitute suggestions or improvements that you did later on please let me know. Thanks again for the great list!
ArrowofKira22 Eternal Version: 22.05.11
Glad you like it! Yeah the powercreep is real, i always try what i can to make decks that are not around much. Sometimes things work out, sometimes not, but that's ok. Welcome back to Eternal!!!! <3
Tasbor Eternal Version: 22.03.02
Vote down
Too slow. Perfect deck to lose
ArrowofKira22 Eternal Version: 22.03.02
Well it's a control deck, so... still thanks for the feedback tho, even when the choice of response isn't particularily beneficial for the improvement of the deck or for me. This deck was an update of a deck i made like a year ago but still for me and for some people it still worked well enough to hit masters with so i don't have more to say about that. Needless to say that this is not a super high meta competitive deck and i never had the intension to make that happen. If the clickbaity deck title made you unhappy and you needed to spread some hate for personal reasons now, well got you i guess.
clarkamistr Eternal Version: 22.03.02
Hello! I am a huge fan of your control decks! I hope come May you can update this deck to match with the meta.
yardglass Eternal Version: 22.03.02
I've had fun with this deck, thanks! I feel like the market is a bit weak maybe? Other than that I'm loving it!
ArrowofKira22 Edited Eternal Version: 22.03.02
Ok thanks for the feedback, I personally never really was worried about the cards in the market but feel free to add something that you want to play. I guess Savage Recursion could be an addition to blow them off the board after a long grindy game.
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Hits Eternal Version: 22.03.02
My favorite deck from Kira. Love the updated version. Ultra obnoxious as usual and so fun to play!
ArrowofKira22 Eternal Version: 22.03.02
The fun will be one-sided but that's ok