MTG – Standard Deck – Esper Drain (Including Gatecrash)
It’s been forever since I last shared a deck with you guys. Even though I have been involved in a huge and long project lately it doesn’t mean that my eyes have strayed away from Magic the Gathering. I’ve still been working on ideas, trying to find them silly combos and interactions that I like and I’m looking forward to share some of it with you.
When I left the blog for other missions Return To Ravnica had just been released, now the next set (Gatecrash) is just around the corner and it’s time to see what kind of deck I want to make with the next set coming out.
Let it begin!
You may now know this, but my favorite shard is Esper (and “Junk” but it’s not a official one so…) even tho it only holds one of my two favorite colors in the game, that being black and my other favorite being green.
From the moment people played Lingering Souls mixed together with Drogskol Captain I knew that I wanted to work out the Esper deck. And it did shine for a bit but slowly disappeared as the format changed and evolved.
So with the new set Gatecrash I’m working on one of many ideas (with the cards spoiled so far), and I think that I’m on to something fun. Take a look at this creature set up…
|4||Obzedat, Ghost Council|
As you may already see the deck is working hard around the Ghost Council which is a SWEEEET card. If you haven’t seen it during the spoiler seasons, well here you go.
He is amazing isn’t he? Even if this card is my main focus in the build it’s not the only great card in the mix, with him we also have his guardian Drogskol Captain. The captain grants Obzedat extra protection in the form of Hexproof and little extra punch. Seeing as alot of the current removal in the format is sorcery based it will be hard for your opponent to handle these two on your turn. Even during your opponents turn they will have no chance of reaching Obzedat when he’s waiting on the side of the fight to come back and drain more life.
Restoration Angel is in the deck for several reasons, protection of your key cards, suprise attacks and she enables you to drain even more with Obzedat. But obviously, you saw this already.
Evil twin got a spot in the deck as a hate card against angels and beasts that I’ve seen around in the decklist these days. Not sure if he will stay in the list but I want to try him out. For fun.
|1||Jace, Architect of Thought|
|1||Liliana of the Veil|
No I’m still not sure how the spell list should look. I know that I want 4 copies of Lingering Souls in the deck to give extra reach and protection against more aggressive decks. The amount of counterspells may be over the top, but I like how I can be reactive to my opponents plan until I feel ready to be pro active with my own plan (and kick his ass).
The only real card I feel I should comment on is Cloudshift, Cloudshift works as another Restoration Angel really, except you only need 1 mana to do a similar trick. It won’t go sideways against your opponent but it will help you when needed.
They are lands.
Hope you enjoyed the deck guys. Feels good to be back.
Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon! (Hopefully truthfully this time).
Posted on 13 January, 2013, in Card Games, Deck / Deck Lists, Magic The Gathering and tagged blog, card game, deck, decklist, decklists, esper, esper control, esper drain, gatecrash, info, list, Magic The Gathering, mtg, nurgle, nurgleprobe, orzhov, standard. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.