tlhunter07 Control Freak

Hey there. My name is Thomas, a competitive Magic player from North Carolina. I am on the road to becoming a pro.

Before you explore my profile page some more and potentially look at my decks, let me say a couple things. First, if I ever come off as knowing absolutely nothing about this game, please keep in mind that I am a newer player. So if you are going to say that I suck as a deck builder from a shitty deck I built 6 months ago, please give me another chance. I openly admit that I am often wrong, more that I'd like to be wrong about anything. For example, if I say that a card you consider good is bad, and list the wrong reasoning, please let me know or give me a few weeks to figure it out. Much appreciated. Secondly, if you have an issue with me as a person, or you don't like a comment I made on a deck or on your wall, or even your binder, please come talk to me instead of straight-up blocking me. I am willing to maturely talk about anything you don't like about me, and attempt to correct it if I agree with you, and probably even if I don't. You can of course just block me, but that doesn't accomplish anything except having us both leave the encounter with a bad taste in our mouths. And furthermore, I might also turn around and do the same thing to another user, which isn't very fair to them.

I am primarily an Esper player, and you are welcome to ask me any questions about the colors, my deck, and other Esper archetypes.

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I'm fairly active on here, and I ask for and give advice frequently. I am best with Control decks in general because that is what I play.

Please feel free to take a look at any of my decks, particularly Feel the Light (Developing Competitive) as it is my pride and joy, and needs a lot of work. Upvotes to my decks are always appreciated.

Currently building Your Fiery Demise (Developing Competitve), so if you have anything in there for trade please hit me up.

I am Blue/White

I'm both orderly and rational. I value control, information, and order. I love structure and hierarchy, and will actively use whatever power or knowledge I have to maintain it. At best, I am lawful and insightful; at worst, I am bureaucratic and tyrannical.

I wish you all the best topdecks. See you around!

JexInfinite says... #1

Ancestral Vision is a 3x sideboard card when control and grindy decks are prevalent. It has an incredibly high variance which makes it an unreliable card draw engine.

July 18, 2017 1:54 a.m.

C4rnif3X says... #2

Hey man sorry for the late reply.. Been extremely busy. Not really looking for the Ancestral's priority wise. Trying to focus on finishing off my EDH deck (Cards left listed on my page). So if you get anything I need for it let me know.

June 30, 2017 4:09 p.m.

elpokitolama says... #3

Uh... Is your deck private, or did you delete it after sending the link to it to me?

June 26, 2017 3:36 p.m.

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Said on Feel the Light ......


@Happymaster19: I like Big Gideon, and he's even better now that he contributes towards Gideon of the Trials and his emblem. The problem is, Elspeth is just so much better than Gideon that I'm including her for now. But, as I said in an earlier post, I haven't tested the deck very much because I'm currently in Germany visiting friends. My dad hasn't been around for the past month, and his computer has Cockatrice on it and he's the one who plays paper MTG, so I've played for about 10 hours total in the past coupla weeks.

Gideon Jura is definitely an option though.

July 23, 2017 4:22 a.m.

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@TheAnnihilator: I switched competitively from Esper to UW. I think that UW is just better positioned than Esper, and I'll still be playing Esper at FNMs and online. Jace is absolutely insane, he helps a lot with aggro matchups, and 2 Jace is standard in most builds. I usually play him to help me dig for an answer, but I haven't tested the deck very much because I'm currently in Germany visiting friends. My dad hasn't been around for the past month, and his computer has Cockatrice on it and he's the one who plays paper MTG, so I've played for about 10 hours total in the past coupla weeks. I'm currently testing another Cryptic in place of a land/TT, but I've really gotten used to 26 lands, and it helps the consistency of the deck.

@cplvela0811: I don't like Gideon because his ult is completely irrelevant (most of the time). Actually rethinking it, it could grow our PWs when we're swinging for the kill, but if I'm including a bid Gideon it'll be Gideon Jura.

Thanks to both of you, you guys have been instrumental to the development of this deck. (and cplvela0811, I finally included an Eslpeth in one of my builds LOL)

July 22, 2017 6:49 a.m.

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Eh, I could see him in the right meta. The issue is that he dies to Kommand, and one of the strengths of Esper is how it makes all of the opponent's removal dead in hand.

July 19, 2017 2:54 p.m.

TheAlexGnan NP man anytime

July 18, 2017 12:43 p.m.

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Why no Thoughtseize? I know you mentioned on MTGS trying to beat Burn and Company more than Combo, but Thoughtseize is something that should be in every Esper SB. I may try Stroke, I'm liking it when I think about it.

July 17, 2017 9:51 p.m.

TheAlexGnan, Corey released a CFB article and video series about a new Grixis brew of his called Blue Jund, if you're feeling disappointed in Control I suggest you give it a shot.

Blue Jund Article

Blue Jund Video

TBH I'm thinking about building it myself, all I really need is 4 Tarns and a set of JVPs along with a few Fulminator Mages. Hope you like it!

July 17, 2017 6:43 p.m.

Have: binder

Want: 4 Spreading Seas and 2 Elspeth, Sun's Champion from Theros. Also emblems for both the aforementioned Elspeth, as well as the emblem for Gideon of the Trials


July 13, 2017 8:58 p.m.

Said on JexInfinite...


Do you think that Ancestral Vision has a place in Jeskai Control? I'm thinking more of my straight-out Control type build. Thanks!

July 8, 2017 11:59 p.m.

Said on Modern Atraxa...


Hot damn, congrats on 100 upvotes! Do an update, as is customary :) Keep on doing what you do, it sure as hell has been working for you!

July 8, 2017 10:38 p.m.

Said on Nahiri Draw-Go...


2 things.

1) You should make it Modern :)

2) I think that 3 Nahiri is too low, and I"m not sure about Illuminations.

I like otherwise tho, +1

July 6, 2017 6:18 p.m.

Said on gnarlicide...


I'm in Chapel Hill. It's about an hour from Raleigh :)

July 6, 2017 12:40 p.m.


Feel the Light (Developing Competitive)

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Grim Reality (Developing Competitive)

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Finished Decks 3
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Playing since Khans of Tarkir
Points 3300
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Favorite formats Modern
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