This is a Esper Hatebears deck that looks to slow down my opponents until I have a window to combo off or alternatively the commander and high number of creatures makes combat damage a viable win-con.

Key to this deck is the commanders connive ability. The card selection and pump ability helps to drive the deck forward while sculpting the perfect hand for what we need to deal with our competition.

Some of the key cards are

Archfiend of Ifnir this bad boy offers us a large flying body but also acts as a board wipe when we connive.

Esper Sentinel If this card was busted as it was it is even better with a stack of +1/+1 counters on it.

Razaketh, the Foulblooded Is again a large flying body but also allows us to tutor and can do so by saccing one of the hatebears that might have otherwise prevented us from comboing.

Containment Construct Helps to take advantage of the cards dumped with connive. It is a may ability so we are required to exile so pay attention to what you want in the grave or what you might be able to play.

Ledger Shredder Is all the hype right now. Def working to the utmost in this deck. Another evasive body that allows us extra connive triggers. Can be extremely punishing if not dealt with.

Drake Haven is a flex card that is currently being trialled. It has the potential to drop a ton of flying bodies to help with the connive triggers but requires open mana to do so. This isn't usually an issue as we are typically moving to combat before we cast our plays and owing to the fact that connive allows us to draw before discarding. So if we whiff and have nothing to play Drake Haven can turn a potentially uneventful turn into a decent board presence.

Intuition This allows us to craft a pile that usually includes sevinnes reclaimation, Razaketh, the Foulblooded and one of our Animate Dead cards. I currently have a Dance of the Dead on order which will find its way into the deck. Ideally we get to cast Intuition at an opponents end of turn or at least before combat. This way if we are given Razaketh to hand we can dump him to grave with connive.

The deck is still new and will be a WIP. I keen to heard any feedback or cool combos you might have.


Updates Add

Couple of new additions in

Archivist of Oghma, Deep Gnome Terramancer, Scheming Fence and Sea of Clouds.

Ideally getting my hands on Underground Sea to smooth my mana base in the next week or so and will be seeing what cuts can be made for some of the 2x2 cards like Imperial Seal


31% Casual

69% Competitive

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Date added 1 month
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

12 - 0 Mythic Rares

66 - 0 Rares

13 - 0 Uncommons

6 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.34
Tokens Bird 2/2 U, Companion Zone, Drake 2/2 U, Slug 1-1 B, Spirit 1/1 C, Treasure
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