U/W control with no snapcasters or geist

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Hey guys, i really like U/W control decks but I the prices on snapcasters and geist are just way out of my budget. Anyone know good replacement cards for those?

I have the main cards in


3x sphinx's revelation 
4x detention sphere,
2x jace, architect of thought  
2x supreme verdict
1x entreat the angels

My problem is that snap, geist, and tamiyo are just way out there. If anyone can help build a solid U/W deck that would be awesome.
 
I have restoration angels, angel of serenity, leyev skynights, just not the MAIN targets 
there aren't good replacements.  it's better to just build the deck differently, and not try to be a cheap UW flash knock off.

that being said, you can most definitely build a fine UW control deck that doesn't need those cards listed.

azorius charm, draw spells like think twice and sphinx's revelation.  you can also run things like amass the components if you aren't running jaces.  i'd get terminus and supreme verdicts, they're pretty important for what you're going for.  get as many sphinx's revelations as you can.  detention spheres are great, but oblivion ring can stand in for some numbers you might not have.  enteat is ok, but i'm not a fan of it.  you can always diversify your threats, maybe running a drogskol reaver and something else.  you could also go with some number of azorius keyrunes for getting the mana needed to survive in the late game plus giving you another alternate win con.  throw in some counterspells and as many dual lands as you have i guess.

if you don't have a lot of PWs, you can always just settle for augur of bolas for early defense and CA and can be blinked with your angel, but this depends a lot on how many angels you actually have.

either way, you need to many a good many cards to actually put it together.  halfassing it will only get you so far.

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i may be disagreed with but i would get cyclonic rift since they r cheap now at like 1$ a piece. and depending on build run devastation tide. if you run oring and detention sohere than dont run becasue the tides and rings suck together. i would get drogskol reaver since he is a budget alternative finisher 2.

here wouldbe what my budget list might look like.

4glacial fortress
10 island
6plains
4 hallowed fountain to be honest u really do need these. u will win less games the more inconsistent ur mana is.
 
2 drogskol reaver
3 augur of bolas
4 delver of secrets

3 Devastation Tide if u dont want to run then 2 detention sphere 1 oblivion ring
2 supreme verdict
2 terminus (if u cant get then just get 2 more verdicts)
3 dissipate
2 rewind 
2 syncopate
3 think twice
3 sphinx's revelation 
1 entreat the angels i dont like this card but u can run it or just trade for other cards u need.
3 cyclonic rift 
2 jace, architect of thought
instead of delve maybe u should run restoration angel. i din't see that u seaid u have. the skyknightmight be good inclusions too
I would fill the deck full of spells along with Runechanter's Pike and Invisible Stalker . It is not a geist but it won't die to a chump block.
but now you guys are advocating decks that he doesn't have the cards to properly build.  i would just go with a traditional UW control deck, assuming you have the cards to build it, of course.

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