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
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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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.

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Essence Scatter Discussion

Refizul on Blue Mill Low Budget

1 day ago

Minor Update: Moved 2x River's Rebuke and 2x Sinister Sabotage to main deck. Moved 2x Essence Scatter and 2x Negate to sideboard

SeekerofSecrets on Izzet a PyroMidrangeThing?

2 weeks ago

So I love izzet builds, I'm currently brewing around Selective Memory and Crackling Drake and play storm somewhat competitively but I've played many different budget delever builds.

I feel like you need to refocus your spell package, it's kind of all over the place, theres allot of 1 ofs and I feel like that just creates inconsistencies. But to start I would play at a minimum of 3 Mana Leak and 2 Abrade and then go from there. I'm not a fan of Essence Scatter, with all of the Cavern of Souls decks running around, or Electrolyze atm, I just dont feel it hits enough relevant threats in this metta.

I love delver but I feel like it somewhat underperforms so maybe test out a 2:1 split of Cryptic Serpent and Nimble Obstructionist? I love both cards

Also maybe 3 Field of Ruin? Great main board hate for tron and cavern of souls. Also surprisingly not bad for color fixing in budget decks

swaggerooo on Water Boyz

3 weeks ago

Ya need more lands, at least 35 if not more. Also cut artifact ramp like Gilded Lotus and Thran Dynamo. You're in green, you can get some wild green ramp. Rampant Growth Farseek Kodama's Reach Search for Tomorrow You also have Tunnel vision in there, probably don't need since it's not really a mill deck, but you didn't include Spell Crumple and Hinder. I'm also not a fan of the "Counter target spell unless they pay x" spells. Hinder and Crumple are much better, even without tunnel vision. You also may have too many counterspells. Essence Scatter also isn't great for you in edh. I'm not a huge fan of Cryptic Annelid, Cartouche of Knowledge, Elixir of Immortality. Some good removal Beast Within Krosan Grip, Pongify

Some fun stuff to add:

Chaos Wand - Can trigger Rashmi to cast 2 spells for 4 mana

Courser of Kruphix Plasm Capture

Trygon Predator - Fly boi with removal

terastadon - Big boi with removal

Draining Whelk - Might be on theme for you. Get a big boi and counter a spell. Kinda expensive though

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SynergyBuild on Cyric_std_1

4 weeks ago

Cool, easy improvements:

73 cards mainboard as is.

Step 1: Sideboard out all of the negates but one (70 cards mainboard, 3 sideboard)

Step 2: Remove all copies of Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist, Sigiled Sword of Valeron, Drowned Secrets, Sinister Sabotage, Cancel, Timestream Navigator, Opt, and Omnispell Adept (56 cards mainboard, 3 sideboard)

Step 3: Sideboard out Selective Snare, The Immortal Sun, Amulet of Safekeeping, Essence Scatter, and Spell Pierce, (49 cards mainboard, 9 sideboard)

Step 4: Add in 2 copies of Wizard's Retort, 3 copies of Merfolk Trickster, 3 copy of Warkite Marauder, 3 copies of Curious Obsession, 2 copies of Exclusion Mage. (62 cards mainboard, 9 sideboard)

Step 5: Drop 2 Islands, add in 3 copies of Blink of an Eye, and 3 copies of Dive Down to the sideboard. (60 cards mainboard, 15 sideboard)

That will make this deck a standard powerhouse (well about as much of one as mono-blue tempo is right now!)

TCG prices estimate these will total cost $25.42 and will make it a fully meta deck! Full sideboard included ;)

OberstHati on AzoriusNexus

4 weeks ago

Hmm, i think Spell Pierce has the problem of being useless lategame, normally I have rather more lands than my opponent,... I thought about playing Essence Scatter a lot, but what can be removed? The only thing might be kicking revitalize, ... gotta think about that a bit,....

KaladeshKat on AzoriusNexus

4 weeks ago

I think you would actually be better off with 1x synco, 2x Opt, 2x Essence Scatter and 1x Spell Pierce. Synco is great early game, but really dies late game. Essence Scatter is better imo because it is A: a hard counter and B: it will always cost 2. Yeah it only hits creatures, but a lot of T-1 decks have plenty: boros/rdw, drakes, golgari, izzet spells has a few. there are always stompy lists around, too.

Spell Pierce is my favorite. I have usually 1x main-deck and then 2 in the board, it is really good in a lot of matchups. It really helps vs. dimir/grixis Thought Erasures, and would help defend you nexus game 2/3 versus unmoored ego.

Malikin on NEED help for first FNM! Thank you!!

1 month ago

Nightveil Sprite is indeed a cheap and good addition to this deck. With so much surveiling going on, you might find success with Creeping Chill. When you dump it into the graveyard off of a surveil, it's essentially a free Sovereign's Bite. Also, Enhanced Surveillance may be an interesting addition here. Couldn't hurt to add a few more counters with Essence Scatter, Negate, and Syncopate either. Good luck!

Swing4Lethal on Dimir Surveillance

1 month ago

SP3CTR3_chelts, I took out the Essence Scatter in favor of two copies of Notion Rain. I also dropped the two copies of Ritual of Soot from the main and added a copy back to the side board, which allowed me to increase my spybug count back to 4. I dropped the compass from the side board as it was very low impact most of the time. With the popularity of Niv-Mizzet, Parun on the rise due to the lastest GP metas, it may also be worth considering some number of Ravenous Chupacabra or additional copies of Price of Fame to answer them.

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