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Secure the Wastes
Put X 1/1 white Warrior creature tokens onto the battlefield.
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Secure the Wastes Discussion
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1 day ago
That's not a bad plan! Secure the Wastes is another win condition that Esper control decks run too!
The life cost of Anguished Unmaking is quite prohibitive, but its flexibility outweighs it, as it can take on anything (except land) that your opponent throws out. Also, never run more than 2.
4 days ago
Mcoronato, yeah, despite dark ritual being a god awful card to look at, I find that it is a really good black ramp that deserves a set of 4 in most black decks that are looking to get control early. It's practically a black lotus for black. Of course, it costs one so its three mana turn one, not 4 like the lotus. As far as how to fit it in, you could look to add some more token generation, then you wouldn't need as many creatures. Spells like Sengir Autocrat, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Skirsdag High Priest, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Lingering Souls, Secure the Wastes, and Sram's Expertise are some good ways of creating tokens to sacrafice.
Finally, what's going on with your sideboard? Seems a little out of place lol :)
1 week ago
I'd suggest taking out some of the embalm cards, simply because they aren't great and you need to embalm them before they synergize with your deck. So take out Trueheart Duelist, Unwavering Initiate, Binding Mummy and Tah-Crop Skirmisher. You can replace those cards with Chasm Skulker, Gather the Townsfolk, Martial Coup, Secure the Wastes, Homarid Spawning Bed, Druidic Satchel, Sacred Mesa, Oath of Gideon, Timely Reinforcements and Entreat the Angels. for better token generation.
This card needs to be in every token based deck! Intangible Virtue!!
1 week ago
1 week ago
If you manage to maintain some token presence, Harsh Sustenance could be good.
Anointed Procession is gonna be good with white tokens, though your curve may not like it. :P
Anguished Unmaking's life cost shouldn't be an issue with all the life gain, but it may mess up you're curve as well.
1 week ago
With that many plains, Emeria, The Sky Ruin? Its synergy with, let's say, Sun Titan is overwhelming.
Hope some of those might be useful to you!
1 week ago
Esper Control is the most durdliest and open-ended Control deck in the format. We don't want to return their cards to their hand, and Remand is so bad in this deck because we already have so much card draw.
Yes, Thoughtseize and IoK are problematic for this deck. However, if they take my WSZ (which has literally never happened to me), then we win through Colonnades and Snappys. It's harder to do, but not impossible. The idea is, once they've run themselves out of cards, you use Esper Charm and then Snap Esper Charm to just lock them out while you dig for WSZ or beat their face with Colonnade. Esper Control can't pressure or turn the corner until the opponent has lost. One of the great things about WSZ is that we can recast it. I have had moments when I've planned me super-late games so that I have only a White Sun's Zenith in my library, literally casting cats until my opponent scooped. If you feel especially vulnerable to discard, play Secure the Wastes. One of that card's strengths lies in Snapcaster Mage.
I understand the position about having a threat-I had the same feeling when I started playing the deck. What I can honestly say at this point is to trust me. Play the deck a little bit, and maybe you'll see what I mean, it's really hard to explain.
Hope this helps!