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vs. Control (Including Jeskai, Sultai, Dimir, Grixis, and Izzet)
-1x Dive Down
-1x Warkite Marauder
-1x Merfolk Trickster
+2x Spell Pierce
+1x Jace, Cunning Castaway
I actually really, really struggle to know how to sideboard against Control since I feel like the maindeck is already so heavily favored against Control variants. My thinking is that we want more interaction and less creatures so that we can protect the Obsessed Creatures that we have on board and win the Counter war over protecting it. Adding in the extra Jace should make up for the cutting of any creatures since he can spawn more.
I would 100% bring in [card]Negate[/cards]s for wraths. And I would never cut a dive down vs. control. I think you bring in all your counters, Jace (since otherwise why is it in your 75) and cut Opts. I don't really like shaving threats either but you might have to. Probably Maruader is the worst unless they are playing Izzet (Niv Mizzet and Crackling Drake). But Wx brings in Lyra sometimes, and we otherwise can't answer.
I think this is why I like Disdainful Stroke > Negate.
Why do you even have Blink of an Eye? Isn't Exmage just better vs. aggro or fatties? Are there non-land permanents we need to bounce? Search?