Essence Scatter


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) Common
Amonkhet (AKH) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common

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Essence Scatter


Counter target creature spell.

Essence Scatter Discussion

Murphy77 on Persistent Thief

4 days ago

My answer to creature-heavy decks is to keep the existing removal cards and add in Abnormal Endurance and Essence Scatter .

CrazyBooDawg on INFINITE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 week ago

heckproof Good idea, I'm replacing 2 Essence Scatter and swapping them to Spell Pierce so I can counter both creature and noncreature spells. Although Mana Leak does cover every type of spell, and has the same pay effect of Spell Pierce

heckproof on INFINITE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 week ago

Instead of the full four Essence Scatter I would run some number of Spell Pierce . Everyone underestimates it and it’s absurdly powerful. I feel like running some in this deck would be good as a cheap way to protect the combo

mitomeg on Tips for powering up my ...

1 week ago

Hi guys, i'm an old school MtG player who got on MTGO for the first time 4 days ago. I've only played Mono Black in a casual format until now, so i'm not an expert.

I've chosen to play the Pauer format on MTGO and i've started with a UB Teachings... this is my Decklist:

LANDS: 1x Bojuka Bog 3x Dimir Aqueduct 4x Dismal Backwater 7x Island 1x Mortuary Mire 2x Radiant Fountain 4x Swamp

INSTANT: 1x Dispel 1x Disfigure 1x Tragic Slip 4x Counterspell 1x Deprive 2x Essence Scatter 1x Doom Blade 1x Diabolic Edict 3x Think Twice 1x Soul Manipulation 3x Forbidden Alchemy 1x Mystical Teachings

SORCERY: 1x Preordain 2x Duress 1x Wretched Banquet 3x Chainer's Edict 1x Shrivel 3x Rakshasa's Secret 1x Deep Analysis

CREATURES: 2x Sea Gate Oracle 1x Mulldrifter 3x Gurmag Angler

SIDEBOARD: 1x Chainer's Edict 1x Crypt Incursion 1x Dispel 1x Doom Blade 2x Duress 1x Mulldrifter 2x Negate 1x Nihil Spellbomb 1x Sea Gate Oracle 2x Shrivel 1x Stormbound Geist 1x Echoing Decay

I've got more losses than wins (probably mostly due to the fact the i'm new to this type of deck) but i'm wondering if you guys have some tips for maximize my chances to win consedering the actual meta in pauper.

I'm not playing in tournaments right now.


Thanks in advice!!

SynergyBuild on Dovin's Angels

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice list! I would recommend cutting the Unwind s for other 2 drop counterspells ( Negate , Quench , Essence Scatter , Syncopate , Disdainful Stroke ) or even a Sinister Sabotage or two.

Secondly, Nezahal, Primal Tide would probably be a better replacement for Teferi than Dovin/Dovin's Dimissal. Just a 1 of, and some more card draw like 1x Opt and 2x Revitalize against burn/aggro could help.

Additionally, for the sideboard I'd drop the creatures, Omenspeaker and Healer's Hawk s in for more Ixalan's Binding s and Negate s. Perhaps siding out an Essence Scatter and a Lawmage's Binding from the mainboard and bringing in another couple Settle the Wreckage s could help against the ever-popular midrange lists like Esper/Sultai as well.

That's about it though, good luck and a +1 from me!

Murphy77 on Mill of Sanity

2 weeks ago

I see that, when it comes to building a deck, you have the same problem that I do (90% focus on what my cards can do to an opponent and 10% focus on what my opponent's cards can do to me).

Mill decks that work all seem to be quite heavy on control - and for a reason. You are not building any overpowering attack, but are just sitting back and waiting for your opponent to run out of cards. You need to find some way of stopping your opponent using the cards that he/she draws against you - so you need to counter cards and destroy creatures.

Thinking of cards that negate mill, Clear the Mind and Gaea's Blessing can be devastating. You need Spell Pierce , Quench or Negate in your hand, with some open mana, every turn.

If your opponent is coming at you quickly with a swarm of low cmc creatures, you either need a board-wipe, or lots of Cast Down , Essence Scatter or other creature counters.

You need to make space in your deck for added control. I would tend to start by losing Nightveil Sprite and Disinformation Campaign ( you don't have enough surveil to make this sub-theme work). Thought Erasure just seems like a side-board card.

I tried something similar with Dimir Thieves M - see what you think.

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Essence Scatter occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.19%


All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.14%