This deck is named The Literal Glass Cannon Deck because it's win condition is literally a glass cannon, Aetherflux Reservoir, which has art of a massive glass structure that apparently blasts people's faces off. I'll update this deck's description in the future, but currently it's intended to be Esper artifacts fun stuff, updated with the best artifacts from Kaladesh. This was the third EDH deck I ever built actually back in 2011 but I put it on hiatus in 2014 for a couple years as I kept wanting to make changes to it. It didn't really have much of a wincon all those years, so when Glass Cannon (Aetherflux Reservoir) was printed it was great to finally have a closer.

Yes, I'm aware that Tolarian Academy is banned in EDH but I'm hoping that some day it will be unbanned and I can finally play it. Gaea's Cradle and Serra's Sanctum are both legal and abusable, and while Academy is arguably more busted, they can all lead to degeneracy. I don't think the blue one should be banned because of this as there are plenty of ways to be degenerate in EDH and Academy would be a really fun card to play. Also, it's relatively inexpensive, especially compared to Cradle, although I recognize that it's price would undoubtedly skyrocket if it was unbanned.

I want to add more basics because I really love the Shards of Alara basics painted by Chippy and they just feel like Esper. I have a bunch of them in foil too so I'd like to use them but I have to balance that with a functional 3 color manabase. As has been discussed in the comments, I'm aware that Sydri, Galvanic Genius is actually the superior general for a deck where the wincon is Aetherflux Reservoir, but Sen Triplets just has a special place in my heart, and I love the art.


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59% Competitive

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 day
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.85
Tokens 1/1 Thopter, 0/1 Goat, 3/3 Wurm
Folders commander, Things, Shard/Clan Decks, sigarda, Xmage, Amazing Artificial Reign, EDH Decks
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+1 Sharding Sphinx main
+1 Polluted Delta main
+1 Lotus Bloom main
+1 Mox Opal main
+1 Urza's Tower main
-1 Strip Mine main
+1 Arcane Sanctum main
-1 Artificer's Intuition main
+1 Mana Vault main
-1 Reliquary Tower main
+1 Reliquary Tower main
+4 Island main
-1 Aetherflux Reservoir main
+1 Arcum Dagsson main
-3 Plains main
+1 Rings of Brighthearth main
-1 Tezzeret the Seeker main
-1 Master Transmuter main
-1 Watery Grave main
-1 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas main
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