Arena Standard - [THB] Esper Control

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Control

An Esper Control for Theros: Beyond Death arena standard. Based on using instant speed counterspells to disrupt the opponent, then finishing with [[Liliana, Dreadhorde General]].

NEW CARDS

  • [[Agonizing Remorse]]: Cheap hand control attached to graveyard hate. 
  • [[Ashiok, Nightmare Muse]]: Creates a blocker, along with bounce removal and hand control. Ultimate is decent for finishing games. 
  • [[Erebos's Intervention]]: Powerful removal and life gain, while also being useful in both the early and late game. Bonus graveyard hate.
  • [[Kunoros, Hound of Athreos]]: Great stats on a vigilance, menace, lifelink creature, that can deal with escapejump-start. etc.
  • [[Thassa's Intervention]]: Flexible counter spell and card draw. Replacing [[Chemister's Insight]].
  • [[The Birth of Meletis]]: Curves nicely into [[Teferi, Time Raveler]] and can save you from getting land screwed, with a blocker for [[Teferi, Time Raveler]] and life gain.
  • [[Temple of Deceit]]: Dual colored land with scry. Only running two since it enters tapped, but may add more. 
  • [[Heliod's Intervention]]: Helps deal with enchantment heavy decks. 

REMOVAL/COUNTERS 

  • [[Murderous Rider]]: A body with life gain which has an adventure which destroys creatures and additionally planes-walkers. 
  • [[Absorb]]: Cheap counter spell which also has life gain attached. May swap out for [[Sinister Sabotage]]. 
  • [[Mortify]]: A [[Murder]] which can destroy enchantments in addition to creatures. 
  • [[Kaya's Wrath]]: Powerful sweeper with life gain.  

OTHER CARDS 

  • [[Liliana, Dreadhorde General]]: Can deal with up to 2 opponent creatures, draws you cards, and can make blockers— while additionally being an amazing finisher. 
  • [[Narset, Parter of Veils]]: Really great for keeping your opponents hand empty and pulling your counter spells out. 
  • [[Teferi, Time Raveler]]: Card draw attached to bounce removal, while also disabling instants and flash creatures. 
  • [[Thought Erasure]]: Allows you to see the opponents resources, and discard any key spells they’re holding. Bonus surveil.

SIDEBOARD 

  • [[Cry of the Carnarium]]: Cheap sweeper which can deal with [[Cauldron Familiar]].
  • [[Dovin's Veto]]: Can counter non-creatures for a cheaper cost, while also being nice in a control mirror. 
  • [[Enter the God-Eternals]]: Life gain, board pressure, mill, and removal.
  • [[Tyrant's Scorn]]: Cheap early game removal for aggro decks. 
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JensenLucky
I don't like Birth of Meletis here. For Birth of Meletis, the payoff is too slow and little.
MinLu
Last Updated: 12 Jan 2020
Created: 12 Jan 2020
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Mainboard - 60 cards (21 distinct)

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