Standard - Ethereal Abzan

9 11 36
25 11 0 24
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Main deck 60 cards (19 distinct)
Creature (25)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (11)
Land (24)

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)

DeckHub DeckHub Twitch Extension

The DeckHub Twitch extension is used by Twitch streamers to display their currently played deck in the video overlay. After a quick install you can select any public deck on AetherHub to be displayed in your overlay, here is how you set it up:

How to install

Open your Aetherhub Profile editor
  • Select "My Account" top right corner, then "Edit Profile". Click the "Copy" button where it says "Twitch Secret"
Install DeckHub Twitch extension on
  • Install DeckHub on Twitch by clicking this link
Configure App
  • After install click the app and select "Configure" put in Aetherhub Username and the Twitch Secret, click "Connect".
  • Make sure the Extension is active! Go back to Extensions, you will see a list of your installed extensions. Set it is set as an Active Component overlay and put it on the far left side and on the top for the best experience. If you only use one extension you can set it as Overlay 1 instead of Component
You are done!
  • Clicking the Twitch button on any public deck will now set it as your current Deck in the extension

When I read Ethereal Absolution, I think of a few cards -


Night of Souls' Betrayal


Engineered Plague


But those cards don't bring up personal memories for me.  I was never playing an Elf deck only to see my opponent play Dark Ritual - Engineered Plague on turn one.  I never had a traumatizing story like that.


But a card that does bring up memories for me is this card - 


Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite


I was playing an Azorius Spirits list against an Abzan Birthing Pod list in a Pro Tour Qualifier.  If I lost this critical game three, I was knocked out of the tournament.  My opponent went first, looked at his hand, looked me in the eye and said "this is the best hand ever".


My opponent used Pod of play Elesh Norn on turn four.  Not a single creature of mine would even make it to the battlefield.  That was likely the last game of paper Magic I will ever play in my life at a competitive level.  I am not salty about it, it happens, but I have not tried to keep up with paper Magic or qualify for the Pro Tour since.  A few months after that event I moved from the Indianapolis suburbs, where it was easy to find a tournament every weekend, to the middle of nowhere in Michigan, where I would have to drive or fly for hours to find a competitive level event.  That is why I don't play paper anymore.  I love where I like, but I gave up the pro mtg dream to live here.  Or so I thought....


MTG Arena top 8 ranked players...perhaps????


Love CGB

Last Updated: 08 Feb 2019
Created: 07 Feb 2019
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