x12721 Control Freak

Hello, world! I'm currently working on a deck for every major format, as well as keeping my Primer updated.

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Test can be found here.

Favorite Creature: Hungry Boi


Favorite Enchantment: The Night Sky


Favorite Instant: Banana Peel


Favorite Sorcery: Read the Bones or No Angels


Favorite Artifact: Reverse Beartrap


Favorite Planeswalker: Lord Bolas


Favorite Land: Azcanta


Favorite Block: Theros!


Favorite Colors:


Least Favorite Card to Play Against: Control F***er


Favorite Format: Standard


Friends: Exernos and Mizzazzi

eragon795 says... #1

Hi!

I've just had a look at your Esper Control deck and made suggestions. Sorry I took so long and sorry I made such a long post. I hope it's helpful!

May 14, 2018 5:47 p.m.

FireApprentice says... #2

Thanks a lot for the help on my deck! That was some constructive criticism that really helped me <3

May 14, 2018 1:25 p.m.

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Said on Gravemind...

#1

Cards with Persist are probably really good here, and/or Undying. Lotus Petal and Ashnod's Altar/Phyrexian Altar are always good too. You should probably have a good amount of sac outlets to use as well.

May 24, 2018 2:56 p.m.

Said on luin...

#2

Hi, I've been working on your decks and they are turning out rather well. If possible, is there a better way for me to message you (Discord perhaps)?


Also, I've been making the decks such that they all play reasonably well against each other, and do not contain infinite combos, infect, or cards that generally aren't fun (for example, a pillow fort deck or multiple tutors). Yes, this means that the decks are less of a "tier 1" power level, but they are still good yet fun to both play with and against. If you'd rather I do go "all out" and make 4 of the best decks that $50 each can buy, I'll do that instead. Please let me know, and tag me in your response!

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May 23, 2018 2:22 p.m.

luin here is 2 of 4.

May 23, 2018 11:26 a.m.

Said on Holy Metal...

#4

Yeah, the TappedOut legality database isn't quite up to date. Your deck is legal, just ignore the legality meter.

May 23, 2018 9:07 a.m.

luin the one and two-ofs are meant to keep the deck balanced - for example, playing against multiple Spheres of Safety is pretty boring for everyone. That said, if you'd rather I push the power levels of all the decks higher, I can certainly do that.

May 23, 2018 7:55 a.m.

luin here is deck 1 of 4. Please let me know what you think!

May 21, 2018 7:10 p.m.

Said on Looking for 4 ......

#7

Do you want a sideboard for each deck as well?

May 21, 2018 8:22 a.m.

Said on Tatyova's Domain...

#8

To mark Tatyova as your commander, use the following code in your decklist (without spaces):

1x Tatyova, Benthic Druid * CMDR *

I hope this helps!

May 17, 2018 1:52 p.m.

Said on Are all the ......

#9

Yeah, the TappedOut database isn't quite up to date. The Brawl format uses all cards from Standard sets, with its own banlist: Smuggler's Copter, Baral, Chief of Compliance, and Sorcerous Spyglass.

yeaGO is there any way for users to update the database ourselves?

May 17, 2018 11:38 a.m.

Said on Looking for 4 ......

#10

Yeah, seriously, I'll brew something for you if you'd like (I've got the time), just tell me if there are any additional guidelines you want me to follow!

May 17, 2018 8:10 a.m.

Take out one Cast Out for at least one Ixalan's Binding. It does the work of a whole playset of Cast Out. Also, Seal Away is a card, and is usually better than Thopter Arrest. It's counterpart, Cast Down, is also really good. Killing a Glorybringer or Torrential Gearhulk for 2 mana is always great. Consider Radiant Destiny as well for creature buffs. Finally, add at least one basic Swamp. You never know when a Field of Ruin will make an appearance.

May 16, 2018 9:01 p.m.

Said on What are some ......

#12

Any of the major tribes come to mind - Elves, Hydras, even Slivers. Slivers especially can really snowball out of control quickly, and have decent W/U cards as well.

May 16, 2018 8:44 p.m.

Said on Mono Black control...

#13

You do not need 27 lands in this deck, especially as it is monocolored (also, why no Cabal Stronghold?). Additionally, Vraska, Scheming Gorgon isn't a great card. A better finisher could be Torment of Hailfire or even beatdown via Noxious Gearhulk. You're also missing the best kill spell in the format - Vraska's Contempt. I have a strict Esper control deck, if you'd like to take a look at it for ideas.


[PRIMER] EsPURE Domination

Standard x12721

SCORE: 9 | 15 COMMENTS | 1926 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS


May 16, 2018 1:48 p.m.

Said on Greek Fire...

#14

Is this deck trying to be more controlling or aggro? My suggestions will vary based on that.

May 16, 2018 11:16 a.m.

Said on T H I ......

#15

Your lands could be improved by using the untapped dual lands (Rootbound Crag, Clifftop Retreat, Sunpetal Grove) and replacing the taplands you're currently using. Some dinosaur all-stars are Ranging Raptors (also fixes your mana!) and Ripjaw Raptor. Forerunner of the Empire also deserves a mention here as both an enrage enabler and a tutor. Otepec Huntmaster is also surprisingly good, as it both ramps your dinosaurs and can lead to a nasty surprise when you do cast them. Finally, I'm surprised to not see any Regisaur Alpha. That card is really good in any dino deck.


Blessed Light is not a great card, so I'd start with removing that. In the same vein, Temple Altisaur, Sun-Collared Raptor, Raptor Companion, and Knight of the Stampede are rather lackluster cards. If you need a sideboard as well, please let me know, I'd be happy to add something for that as well. I hope this helps!

May 16, 2018 11:04 a.m.

Said on Looking for 4 ......

#16

I'll brew something up for you if you'd like, just lemme know if there are any other considerations you'd like for me to follow!

May 16, 2018 10:42 a.m.

There are a few enchantments that can remove abilities of creatures, such as Song of the Dryads and Darksteel Mutation, and of course Humility.

May 16, 2018 9:10 a.m.

Thank you for your comment and advice, eragon795! I will be looking into your suggestions!

May 16, 2018 9:03 a.m.

Said on Hero of Benalia...

#19

Consider Vizier of Many Faces as a replacement for the Gearhulk?

May 16, 2018 8:17 a.m.

Said on LICHWATCH...

#20

Mizzazzi lookie here!

May 14, 2018 12:54 p.m.

Decks

[PRIMER] EsPURE Domination

Standard x12721

SCORE: 12 | 15 COMMENTS | 2622 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

[PRIMER] Torment From the God-Pharaoh

Standard x12721

SCORE: 34 | 41 COMMENTS | 11579 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

The Poor and Infected

Pauper x12721

SCORE: 5 | 3 COMMENTS | 811 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Duel Decks: Order vs Anarchy

Unknown x12721

SCORE: 10 | 4 COMMENTS | 260 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Super Scarab Bros. Brawl

Brawl* x12721

SCORE: 3 | 330 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Millimeter Peters

Modern x12721

SCORE: 1 | 155 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Ben Dover's Infinite Aristocrats

Casual x12721

SCORE: 15 | 7 COMMENTS | 2286 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 90
Prototype Decks 58
Drafts 0
Playing since Theros
Points 2741
Avg. deck rating 9.40
T/O Rank 26
Helper Rank 19
Favorite formats Standard
Good Card Suggestions 266
Venues One Eyed Jacques, The Valiant Pug, Battlegrounds (Midlothian, VA)
Cards Added/Fixed 36
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