Talrand, Meet Lingering Souls

Standard* Control Tokens W/U/B (Esper)

LordFitzy Score: 30


This deck is something that I thought of when playing at a sealed deck event, It's pretty rough but I'd appreciate any help given.I was thinking a bit more control (Murders/Unsummons etc.) and maybe Think twice to maybe draw into Talrand or to trigger his ability.

Any advice would be much appreciated.


Changes — Aug. 16, 2012

I've been having some decent luck with this deck - going 3-1 a lot (and placing at 9th, just out of top 8 D:)

A problem that I have sometimes is when decks sideboard anti-enchantment - especially ray of revelation, damn that card! - they have the tendency to really screw up my play since most of them are instant speed. So Im going to try to diversify my anthems (2x Drogskol Captain , 2x Sorin, Lord of Innistrad) in order to add longevity and make my deck more versatile.

I've made a lot of changes recently, so I'm going to have to tweak the mana base a bit. I'd still like to fit in Vault of the Archangel as a one of somewhere for mid-late game shenanigans but it's a bit difficult.

I'd like to thank everyone for their input and I wouldn't mind if it kept coming!

FNM Top 4!! — July 21, 2012

I brought this to FNM yesterday and I did quite well, going 4-0-1.

Each round i went 2-1 with every first game screwing me with tons of land, it was weird.I went against:

Round 1 - G-W Humans, I out weenied him

Round 2- Grixis Control, I mana leaked all his big planeswalkers

Round 3 - Grixis..Aggro? Not sure, I was running a build of this deck with 2 Sorin, Lords of Innistrad and I used his ultimate to steal some titans and win.

Round 4- ??? We agreed to a draw.

Round 5 - Naya pod, Thalia crippled me early game but I got multiple anthems and lingering souls + Talrand brought the pain.

This is still in it's Beta stages and I could use any help I can get, Thanks!

ameuser says... #1

Negate is only a one-of in this list? Has that seemed to be working well for you? I don't do a ton of standard but in a control deck wouldn't Negate be at Lear a two-of? I'm not certain, just curious

August 17, 2012 2:55 p.m.

LordFitzy says... #2

There are a lot of creature heavy decks in my meta, so mainboarding negate as a 1 of has proven to be useful in most game ones.

August 17, 2012 10:49 p.m.

LordFitzy says... #3

There are a lot of creature heavy decks in my meta, so mainboarding negate as a 1 of has proven to be useful in most game ones.

August 17, 2012 10:49 p.m.

pheonix_222 says... #4

i'm sure you've considered it an weighed the options but what about Delver of Secrets  Flip ?

August 17, 2012 11:03 p.m.

LordFitzy says... #5

He has been recommended a lot. But in play testing for whatever reason he hasn't worked out well. And also, he'd only really be a good draw early game. And lastly i kind of personally despise the card, for no reason that I know.

August 17, 2012 11:27 p.m.

impbloody says... #6

No Oblivion Ring even in the side? any reason for this? or just no reason because the other cards already provide answers to the decks?

August 17, 2012 11:27 p.m.

LordFitzy says... #7

This deck is in constant flux, at one point i had 4x Oblivion Ring . 90% of the time my deck covers all threats and o-ring kind of slows me down, I will most likely be adding two to the sideboard however.

August 17, 2012 11:53 p.m.

MagnaLynx21 says... #8

I'm almost inclined to say add Favorable Winds . For the simple fact that having both that and Virtue in play has Talrand making Serra Angel s.

You should also consider cutting Forbidden Alchemy , the main deck Negate and at least one Dismember to go up to four Ponder and four Vapor Snag , you'll be better off playing a tempo game.

September 5, 2012 4:38 a.m.

LordFitzy says... #9

I used to play Vapor Snag but i switched to Forbidden Alchemy for card advantage, because I had late game problems where i was top decking garbage. Forbidden Alchemy allowed me to filter the crap (and maybe early game through out a lingering souls :D) and has proven very useful. I have considered putting vapor snag back in, however.

I'll try fiddling with my deck some more.

September 5, 2012 1:54 p.m.

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