Essence Scatter


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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
Oathbreaker 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.

Essence Scatter Discussion

Struyk on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

2 months ago

I am running:

Disdainful Stroke
Dovin's Veto
Essence Scatter
Hindering Light
Insidious Will
Mana Leak
Muddle the Mixture
Render Silent

and Teferi's Time Twist I would also suggest to protect your creatures

Teyo, the Shieldmage is also must have, protects vs many many many things and gives you 2x 0/3 walls

I am running a more budget version with cards like Trygon Predator and Guardian Project

Here's my deck ( work in progress ):

TheAmazingSteve on Riku of Two reflections

2 months ago

Came here from help forum. It would be helpful to know what your deck wants to do, that way I don't end up suggesting bad cuts.

Hydroid Krasis unfortunately does not work the way you want it to. It only draws and gains life for the first half, and then the second half from Riku does nothing and dies as it is a 0/0 with no +1/+1 counters.

A lot of your counterspells like Time Stop are way too much mana. To be more effective you want low drop counterspells like Counterspell , Negate , and Essence Scatter , as you do not have to leave up as much mana in order to use them.

You have a lot of planeswalkers. Planeswalkers in EDH generally draw a lot of hate and end up being a weaker card type overall unless you build your whole strategy around them.

I feel like this deck would want to have more instant/sorcery ramp than artifact due to Riku? Maybe Rampant Growth and Explosive Vegetation ?

Maybe add some creatures with higher impact. Some of the creatures, like Skarrgan Hellkite , don't really do much in EDH. Wiser includes would have powerful enter the battlefield effects like Terastodon , Woodfall Primus , and Brutalizer Exarch .

Hope this was of some help!

Mullac on Teyo is super cute, okay? (WAR Standard)

2 months ago

I feel like Dovin's Veto should be a sideboard card against control, as you want to minimise the amount of dead cards in your hand. You can replace them with Thought Erasure which is appropriate in any situation, whereas Dovin's Veto against a creature deck is not that useful. I would also consider removing Essence Scatter from your sideboard as it is very situational. It's better to have removal such as The Eldest Reborn or Cast Down s or even Ixalan's Binding s which are more applicable.

BioProfDude on Azorius Control BO3

2 months ago

You biggest problem is that 8 of your 24 lands are colorless. I suggest you drop Mobilized District , and only 1x Karn's Bastion (maybe none, to be honest), and only 1x (2x absolute max) on Blast Zone . I would try for absolutely no more than 3x total for colorless lands.

Devious Cover-Up is okay, but there are better counters. Maybe Essence Scatter or Essence Capture , and Negate .

You might also consider Augur of Bolas , but it's not essential.

Just some thoughts! I like the idea of the deck and it's pretty solid-- just too many colorless lands for a control deck.

Feltrix on M20 - Grixis Control

2 months ago

I would also trade Essence Scatter for Sinister Sabotage . There are so many ways to remove creatures once they hit the board that having a counter that only hits creatures is rarely good, even if it deals with gods. Besides, there aren't many situations were your opponent will be playing a god where you don't have two blue mana.

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Essence Scatter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.14%


All decks: 0.03%


All decks: 0.19%