I've been invited to a new playgroup doing 2-headed edh with 4 player tables and I need to tune a deck for it (we also switch players a lot, so I don't know in advance what my partner will be playing).
Esper midrange stuffed with all the answers and blink-based value engines seemed to be the way. Recently our resident tribal-lord Timmy decided to try his hand at playing blue and put together counterspell.dec with nothing but counters and draw. Shit's ridiculously consistent, giving the other person a free reign while I struggle to resolve anything and choke out of cards. Thoughtseize-like effects also rapidly spread in the meta, messing with my pieces.
What do I do? Drop mana curve to the floor? Run card advantage in command zone, like Rashmi or Zur? I run typical suite of the best counters, wraths and single target removal, as well as stuff like Phyrexian Arena and Rhystic Study, but they rarely stick for long enough. People refuse to run instant win infinites, but would rather lock the game out and force concessions (I don't trust locks though, people tend to break out). I wander what would be the most well-rounded and trustworthy control commander for such a meta