Obelisk of Esper

Obelisk of Esper

Artifact

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Obelisk of Esper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Obelisk of Esper Discussion

multimedia on Alela EDH

3 months ago

Hey, good job for your first Commander deck. Nice Tezzeret the Seeker :)

When on a budget for the manabase it's better to rely on basic lands and dual lands that have interaction with basic lands. These can replace dual lands that will always ETB (enter the battlefield) tapped such as Azorius Guildgate and Dismal Backwater . The Guildgates and Life lands are not better than a basic land.

Lands within the budget to consider adding:

Land to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Jwar Isle Refuge
  • Vivid Creek
  • Dimir Aqueduct
  • Temple of Deceit
  • Temple of Silence

I see too many creatures that don't interact with Alela. Nonartifact/enchantment creatures don't have much interaction with Alela. My advice is cut a lot of these creatures for more artifacts, artifact creatures and enchantments. You have Tezzeret that's a good reason to expand on artifacts.

Lots of mana rocks are good with Alela because they can be used to make ramp to play her faster and then after she's on the battlefield they can create Faeries. I see you have the Signets already which is great, but consider more budget mana rocks?

Three drop mana rocks such as Coalition Relic which you have are fine, but if you can replace a three drop mana rock such as Obelisk of Esper , Mana Geode with a one or two drop mana rock then this will help your deck.

Consider cutting the creature base down to only a few? Keep: Strix, Architect, Shimmer Myr, Simulacrum, Assembly, Master, Seer, Rider, Titan? Can then replace the other creatures with more artifacts/enchantments to make more interaction with Alela.

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Etherium Sculptor and Foundry Inspector are good as low mana cost artifacts that reduce the mana cost of all other artifacts you cast. CMC artifacts are free for you to cast with one of these on the battlefield which can help to chain cast artifacts and make a lot of Faeries. Casting two drop mana rocks for is also good. Sai, Master Thopterist and Mirrodin Besieged are three drops that any artifact you cast after creates an artifact creature token.

If you're wanting to attack with a large Faerie/Thopter army then Bident of Thassa and Cranial Plating are cards that you want. Bident can be busted repeatable draw with attacking flying creatures. Cranial is good to equip to Alela since she has flying and the damage she does to a player is Commander damage. Throne of the God-Pharaoh is a deceptively powerful two drop artifact with Faeries. The life loss this can do will add up fast since it's repeatable at your end step making all your opponents lose life not just one.

Good luck with your deck.

drpeppercan on Sen Triplets

10 months ago

Pillowfort/Taxation:

Thievery:

Control:

Mana Fixing:

The Rest:


Cards to consider ousting:

hkhssweiss on My deck is boring, LET ME PLAY YOURS -- Devil plan

1 year ago

Horzo

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This is the link to my old deck, I built it for my ex so it's on her page. This was about three years ago so there are cards I would definitely tune differently now.

You're Not Worthy

Here might be some cards I would consider cutting:

If ya like I can re-tune my Sen to match up my current standard as that deck list is pretty old and my playstyle definitely evolved from back than.

multimedia on Oloro - On Sale

1 year ago

Hey, you asked for my help. This is a well built budget Commander deck. Only $137 for a complete playable Commander deck is nice, good job.

Chromatic Lantern is down more than 60% in price (less than $5 now) since it's been revealed to be reprinted in Guilds of Ravnica. Lantern is now a budget Commander card, as it should be :) The prices haven't updated yet for this site, but if you add (GRN) to the end of Lantern in the text editor it will show up as the GRN version with the updated low price.


Your decklist is already really well done/streamlined, it's going to be difficult to make cuts without adding some additional price... Here's a list of cards to consider adding/cutting:

If these lands upgrades are too much then I think you're better off playing more basic lands then the three Guildgates, Barrens, River and Boneyard. More basic lands at least work better with the Bounce lands (Azorius Chancery, etc.).

Good luck with your deck.


eliakimras on Atraxa Counter Productive

1 year ago

About your ramp: Farseek, Rampant Growth and Fellwar Stone are better than Obelisk of Bant and Obelisk of Esper, because they enable a turn 3 Atraxa if you drop them at turn 2. I would recommend cutting these cards to put the lands I suggested before: Festercreep, Bitter Ordeal, Retribution of the Ancients, Grim Affliction, Pistus Strike. You may consider Swords to Plowshares, Utter End. You can also check my Atraxa decklist. I organize it by role (draw, ramp, removal, win condition, etc) so I can figure out what I have and what I need. Have fun!

Dete on Deadeye PlunderTron (Actual Build)

1 year ago

why not change Obelisk of Esper for Dimir Signet or Commander's Sphere? and what are your thoughts on Etherium Sculptor and Metallic Rebuke?

Suns_Champion on Deadly Toaster

1 year ago

Sorry i took so long responding!

I like it! Fun deck, very janky and I respect that.

You seem to have it all of the budget marks. I'll just suggest some cuts then.

So there's some cut's I'd consider. Good luck!

PlatyThePlatypus on

2 years ago

Thanks for your suggestions hoardofnotions!I'll tinker with my deck and try it out in my next game.

I'll have a play with my mana base, and will drop Meteor Crater and Dromar's Cavern.

I really like the Darksteel Ingot suggestion, I'll be dropping my Obelisk of Esper for it, and I'll definitely be dropping Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer as well as I agree I don't want to give my opponents any card advantage.

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur looks amazing. 10 mana is a lot of mana though. I find it quite difficult to pull off my 7 mana spells :( But I'll have to try him out! :)

I appreciate what you say about Ajani's Pridemate and Abzan Battle Priest, however they always punch above their weight in every game they've reached the battlefield.

Thanks again hoardofnotions!

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