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Pure Essence of Esper!, by Methadross      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 8/8/2013
Updated: 7/15/2022
Colors: Colorless White Blue Black

Intended Format: Casual/Fun
Vintage: Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Not Legal
MTGO Vinta: Not Legal
MTGO Exten: Not Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Legal
Modern: Not Legal

Deck Cost: $142.22*
Sideboard: $40.75*
Total Cost: $182.97*

Average Ratings
Deck Tools
4 View Picture Etched Champion Buy
4 View Picture Master of Etherium Buy
4 View Picture Steel Overseer Buy
4 View Picture Vault Skirge Buy

4 View Picture Serum Visions Buy
2 View Picture Steelshaper's Gift Buy

4 View Picture Oblivion Ring Buy
3 View Picture Tempered Steel Buy

1 View Picture Batterskull Buy
1 View Picture Cranial Plating Buy
1 View Picture Lightning Greaves Buy
1 View Picture Sword of Fire and Ice Buy
1 View Picture Sword of Light and Shadow Buy
2 View Picture Thopter Foundry Buy

1 View Picture Ancient Den Buy
1 View Picture Blinkmoth Nexus Buy
4 View Picture Buried Ruin Buy
2 View Picture Darksteel Citadel Buy
4 View Picture Island [Japan] Buy
3 View Picture Plains [Japan] Buy
1 View Picture Seat of the Synod Buy
4 View Picture Temple of Enlightenment Buy
4 View Picture Tranquil Cove Buy

Sideboard     (15 cards)
4 View Picture Ethersworn Canonist Buy
4 View Picture Ethersworn Shieldmage Buy
4 View Picture Meddling Mage Buy
3 View Picture Scourglass Buy

What's a Sideboard?

How it Works

I love Esper, and this deck really captures the essence of Esper Artifice. You'll have strong evasive creatures and you'll gain a good amount of life.

First of yes it runs artifact lands however I don't see them as broken as some people make them out to be, I'm sure in the future I will change the lands around a bit so I'm only running Darksteel Citadel Buy to make it into Modern format. With that in mind, here's the deck breakdown.

Try to get early game creatures on the board like Vault Skirge Buy and the super effective Myr Servitor Buy that goes well with Thopter Foundry Buy.

Get Thopter Foundry Buy out if you can and start making Thopter tokens and gaining life.

Master of Etherium Buy, Tempered Steel Buy are your main buff cards for your artifact creatures. Great for your tokens and Vault Skirge Buy.

Use Steelshaper's Gift Buy to fetch your swords or Cranial Plating Buy

Etched Champion Buy is your well Champion. Hard to remove and is great to equip with swords.

Oblivion Ring Buy for removing annoying threats.

Buried Ruin Buy for those longer games to bring back creatures or equipment that gets destroyed.

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