Author: NathanMosley

Video Spotlight: Esper Dragons

Yet Another Esper Dragons Article It’s pretty well established currently that Esper Dragons is one of the best decks in Standard. Today, I’ve taken that list and put my own spin on it as well as played some rounds to show off how versatile this deck is. For reference, here’s the exact list I’m playing in these videos: Esper Dragons Esper DragonsMaindeck (59)2 Elspeth, Sun's Champion1 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon3 Dragonlord Ojutai1 Dragonlord Silumgar1 Silumgar, the Drifting Death3 Anticipate3 Dig Through Time4 Silumgar's Scorn3 Dissolve3 Thoughtseize3 Bile Blight3 Foul-Tongue Invocation3 Hero's Downfall2 Crux of Fate4 Flooded Strand2 Polluted Delta4 Temple of Enlightenment3 Temple of Deceit1 Haven of the Spirit Dragon2 Temple of Silence3 Island2 Plains1 Swamp2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth  (0)Sideboard (15)2 Negate2 Dragonlord's Prerogative1 Thoughtseize2 Ultimate...

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Planeswalkers, Planeswalkers everywhere

  Ever since the first planeswalkers were printed, they’ve been a staple of every format they are legal in. Ranging from Jace, the Mind Sculptor in Legacy to Elspeth, Sun’s Champion in Standard, planeswalkers are premiere cards that have the ability to turn a game into your favor almost every time. The two decks I bring to you today are real contenders in the new Standard format, featuring some of the best planeswalkers of the format. Naya Midrange by Justin Crandall, 6th Place SCG Standard Open 9/27/2014Maindeck (36)4 Elvish Mystic4 Sylvan Caryatid3 Wingmate Roc4 Courser of Kruphix3 Polukranos, World Eater1 Ajani Steadfast2 Ajani, Mentor of Heroes2 Elspeth,...

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Razing Minds – A look a Nekusar

Nekusar, the Mindrazer is an extremely powerful and fun commander, who I’ve recently started putting together a shell for. Right away, Nekusar tells us two things: He wants everyone to draw cards, and he wants to make it hurt. So, what are some of the best ways to make players draw cards? Black, red, and blue are definitely the right colors, let’s break down what this deck is going to do to win. Windfall-effects are the bread and butter for a deck like this. Named after the card Windfall, this effect is whenever we can make everyone discard their...

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Brewing with Khans

Khans of Tarkir is probably the most exciting set to be spoiled in a long, long time. I can’t remember being so excited for a set since… Innistrad, actually. In the time I’ve been away, I’ve brewed up several lists. The first is an aggressive Abzan deck that I don’t think anyone has really picked up on yet, but I’m of the opinion that it has a ton of potential. Abzan AggroSpells (37)4 Soldier of the Pantheon4 High Sentinels of Arashin4 Preeminent Captain4 Fleecemane Lion4 Abzan Charm3 Anafenza, the Foremost3 Raise the Alarm3 Brimaz, King of Oreskos3 Bloodsoaked Champion2 Spear of Heliod2 Sorin, Solemn Visitor1 Utter EndLand (23)4 Caves of Koilos4 Plains4 Windswept Heath2 Swamp2 Bloodstained...

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Waste Not, Revisited

  Waste Not, RevisitedMain Deck (60)3 Lifebane Zombie2 Liliana's Reaver1 Consuming Aberration1 Aetherling4 Waste Not4 Thoughtseize3 Lightning Strike3 Rakdos's Return3 Hero's Downfall2 Syncopate2 Mind Rot2 Duress3 Sign in Blood2 Whispering Madness4 Blood Crypt2 Mutavault7 Swamp2 Temple of Deceit1 Temple of Epiphany4 Temple of Malice1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth4 Watery GraveSideboard (15)2 Duress1 Lightning Strike3 Doom Blade2 Negate3 Anger of the Gods1 Hero's Downfall1 Lifebane Zombie2 Bile Blight I almost had to do a spit take the first time I cast Whispering Madness. Here’s the scenario. My opponent, playing Blue/White Control, is tapped out. I have a Lifebane Zombie and Waste Not in play, and have just untapped with four mana available, and my one-of Whispering Madness is in my three card hand. My opponent, meanwhile, has five cards in...

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