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Aethersquall Ancient Energy!

Standard Budget Energy Mono-Blue



This is a fun Budget/Mono-Blue/Energy deck featuring Aethersquall Ancient. I only used cards from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt to create it. Any feedback is welcome!

The goal of this deck is to stall out the board until I can win the game using Aethersquall Ancient!

Minister of Inquiries: 1-mana, 2-energy, and can Crew Aethersphere Harvester.

Thriving Turtle: Solid blocker at 0/3, or you can use his 2-energy to make him a 1/4, making him immune to most removal and also makes him able to Crew Aethersphere Harvester.

Aether Theorist: 3 energy for the ability to Scry 3 different times can really help me get cards I need faster.

Shielded Aether Thief: Great blocker, provides energy income and card draw. Getting energy for a block may even deter attacks if people don't want me to draw an extra card.

Aethersphere Harvester: Counter to aggro-decks. Flying 3/5 can block a lot, plus the lifelink can really stall the game out.

Deadlock Trap: Provides a way for me to deal with creatures I can't block without removing them from the field, making them prime targets for Confiscation Coup.

Glimmer of Genius can dig up to 4-cards deep to help me find my late-game cards and/or lands.

Turn 5 is when I really start trying to have some fun!

Confiscation Coup: You get four energy from playing this card, which means even if I have no other energy counters, I can snag a 4-mana creature/artifact with this. Really good and really fun card!

Aethertide Whale: 6 energy so much. It sets the stage for me to use my Aethersquall Ancient on turn 7! 6/4 flyer is a good body too to help start dealing some damage back.

Aethersquall Ancient, the reason for this deck. He helps fuel his own ability with 3-energy/turn. Play him turn 7. On turn 8, I attack with my flyers, bounce all creatures off the field except for him, then re-play my creatures to re-fuel my energy and to provide attackers for the next turn. Rinse and repeat FTW.

Thank you so much if you took the time to read this. Like I said, I would love to hear your feedback! Relatively new to the Magic scene and am trying to build a decent deck (... on a budget).


Played it a bit with a friend. It didn't work quite like I hoped it would. He was playing G/B counters, and my deck was just waaaaay to passive to compete with it. Couldn't get to a turn-7 Aethersquall Ancient. I felt this deck needed some more control to get to late game.

Cards I found I really liked were the Shielded Aether Thief, Deadlock Trap, and Confiscation Coup.

So I'm going to make some changes. I'm going to add some early-game/low-mana Control cards in Select for Inspection, Pacification Array, and Negate. This will allow me to really be flexible with my mana and play what I need. I also added the last copy of Confiscation Coup. I took out some of the creatures that I felt were a bit too passive for this deck or didn't play out how I wanted them too.

I'm also shifting the Sideboard significantly. I'm throwing in the Aetherworks Marvel, shifting how this deck plays out. It'd be a bit more about getting the Aethersquall Ancient, Confiscation Coup, or Aethertide Whale out a bit sooner. The rest of the deck in this style is mostly smaller stuff to just help generate energy back up.

Again, I would really love to hear some feedback/thoughts!


Burila24 says... #1

You seem to have a lot of energy. Dynavolt Tower could maybe fit to use some of it and deal with creatures? Since you are running mono-blue, Negate and Ceremonious Rejection can help you deal with stuff before they even hit the field.

January 17, 2017 8:16 a.m.

Bano42 says... #2


Just playtesting the deck on here a bit, I'm finding that a lot of the early-game energy is just feeding into cards like Aether Theorist and Shielded Aether Thief to generate really solid card advantage. Even the Deadlock Trap consumes a few points in energy dealing with creatures. Late game, the energy that the Aethertide Whale generates is almost always going straight into Aethersquall Ancient as well.

I'll definitely consider those cards though and move all of them into my sideboard/maybe-board. Thanks!

January 17, 2017 8:28 a.m.

itsbuzzi says... #3

Great idea! I had mine private but you may look at it! Might help you a bit. Shamu's Revenge

February 7, 2017 7:25 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.92
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Top rank #44 on 2017-01-24
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