Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Esper Control by Jim Davis

'Esper Control' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Jim Davis

Event: SCG Classic Standard - Cleveland - 04/07/2019

Rank: 5th-8th

Standard

Market Price: $407.58

Cards

Chemister's Insight

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Draw two cards.
Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Absorb

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.90

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Counter target spell. You gain 3 life.

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Moment of Craving

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.09

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Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. You gain 2 life.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Syncopate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.11

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {X}. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

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Mortify

Color Identity:B,W

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Destroy target creature or enchantment.

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Duress

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.03

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

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+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap up to two lands.
−3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

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Drowned Catacomb

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $7.04

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Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Cast Down

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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Destroy target nonlegendary creature.

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Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $6.84

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At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard. Then if you have seven or more cards in your graveyard, you may transform Search for Azcanta.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $7.64

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Thought Erasure

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.24

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
Surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.)

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Kaya, Orzhov Usurper

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $3.69

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+1: Exile up to two target cards from a single graveyard. You gain 2 life if at least one creature card was exiled this way.
−1: Exile target nonland permanent with mana value 1 or less.
−5: Kaya, Orzhov Usurper deals damage to target player equal to the number of cards that player owns in exile and you gain that much life.

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Lyra Dawnbringer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $14.72

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Flying, first strike, lifelink
Other Angels you control get +1/+1 and have lifelink.

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Isolated Chapel

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $5.73

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Isolated Chapel enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $12.34

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
As Watery Grave enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Thief of Sanity

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.43

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Flying
Whenever Thief of Sanity deals combat damage to a player, look at the top three cards of that player's library, exile one of them face down, then put the rest into their graveyard. You may look at and cast that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any type to cast that spell.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $10.35

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({T}: Add {W} or {B}.)
As Godless Shrine enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Hostage Taker

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $4.30

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When Hostage Taker enters the battlefield, exile another target creature or artifact until Hostage Taker leaves the battlefield. You may cast that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any type to cast that spell.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.09

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Cry of the Carnarium

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.18

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All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn. Exile all creature cards in all graveyards that were put there from the battlefield this turn. If a creature would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Vraska's Contempt

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.87

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Exile target creature or planeswalker. You gain 2 life.

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Kaya's Wrath

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.99

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Destroy all creatures. You gain life equal to the number of creatures you controlled that were destroyed this way.

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