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Creature — Demon
Delve (You may remove any number of cards in your graveyard from the game as you play this spell. It costs (1) less to play for each card removed this way.)
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1 month ago
So I'm taking the plunge and investing in my first modern deck, Im in college so i have a $400 budget. Ive decided to go with an esper midrange built around Glory-Bound Initiate and Painful Truths (I know this isn't an original idea but its a blast to play, has plenty of room to brew and most importantly its the only 3 color mana base in my price range)
This is my current list Glory to Esper
The core spell package and mana base feel pretty solid but im struggling to decide on what creatures to play. I wish i could afford snap then the decision would be simple.
I haven't tested the current set up (I don't own the deck yet and mostly test on untap.in) i just want to hear the community's thoughts on it and the best set up to combat the current metta. Ill play moving to Atlanta in the fall so im not sure what metta will look like so I'll tune the sideboard as well when i get there.
As always thanks for any advice on the build!!!
2 months ago
Hey, thanks for the reply. I appreciate it. I actually tested out Jace the Mind Sculpter and it didn't work out too well for me and. I personally do not like Vendilion Clique. The main problem I am trying to address is the lack of lifegain in Grixis Control. I wanted to use either Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet to use this to build my life back up, or use Death's Shadow to utilize the lack of life gain. I really love Tombstalker as well. People don't give it enough credit.
2 months ago
I run Tombstalker as a 1 of in my esper midrange. while not a super popular choice it's great at closing games fast.
3 months ago
ToolmasterOfBrainerd ok so I've done some fine tuning and it seems to running really smooth and has an incredible ability to grind
The most notable being the 3:3 split of Tidehollow Sculler and Spell Queller. this totally changed our turn 2 and three plays, if we turn 1 delver, turn 2 sculler (choosing any removal/counter) turn 3 queller, we've essentially locked our opponent out and it's an insane swing in tempo. I think going forward the rest of the deck should be focused around those 3 especially sculler and queller because of how well they grind late game.
This change led me to go to a 2:2 split of Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Tombstalker. Tas is still a solid turn 2 play but I think in this set up I'd rather cast it late game where I can protect it to gain card adv and stalker is such a solid finisher.
I also went to a 3:3 split of Opt and Serum Visions (I know your not gonna like this). with the new turn 2 play serum visions became more awkward, I'm also not as concerned with flipping delver. turn 2 I'd rather hit sculler or hold 1 U and bluff a snare or leak and then opt at the eot. I might go to 4:2 opt vs serum but atm I like this 3:3
I cannot not stress enough how well this deck grinds, sculler and queller (while not really threatening on there own) are both 2 step swings and gives serious board presence and tempo. Without bolt snap bolt I think this is what esper really needs, surprisingly I haven't seen the pair in other builds which surprises me
3 months ago
(Sorry for the double post) Also i would consider Tombstalker as an alt win con if waste not gets answered
3 months ago
These small changes will literally be a world of difference.
4 months ago
Darth_Savage Ive actually considered Victim of Night! The double black casting cost scares me a little to be consistent on turn 3-4 and Soulflayer is prerty cool but I honesty think it deserves a little more all in build but i am considering Tombstalker as a finisher
4 months ago
Tasigur, the Golden Fang is reasonably good as a finisher. I guess one thing I find helpful is that when you delve, if you plan on really hitting something back from your graveyard with his ability, exile the stuff you don't want back instead of lands first.
Delve away Serum Visions, Thought Scour, Mana Leak and 2 Lands. This leaves Kolaghan's Command and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as the only targets currently in your Graveyard. With luck your ability will hit 2 lands, forcing your opponent to give you the Creature, or a spell that gives you the creature with a downside for them (discard or extra damage).
Not the best example but you can play around and work out what you need. You won't always get back what you want, but stacking it in your favour helps :)
I don't always use Tasigur for his ability, but card advantage is still card advantage :)
Tasigur, the Golden Fang can also come out as early as Turn 2 in a best case scenario if you get the right Combination.
Turn 1 - Fetch + Thought Scour
Turn 2 - Fetch + Any 1 mana cast like Serum Visions leaves you with 5 in the Grave and 1 left over to cast Tasigur, with your next turn set up :)
((Sorry for long post))