Esper Control

Average Build: The average build takes the average number of cards over recent builds of this archetype.

Average Deck Value: $817.82

Core Creatures

Other Splashed Creatures
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy (0.8x) $24.87
Tasigur, the Golden Fang (0.6x) $2.61
Dragonlord Ojutai (0.4x) $5.29
Monastery Mentor (0.3x) $9.46
Geist of Saint Traft (0.25x) $6.41
Dragonlord Silumgar (0.2x) $5.50
Spellskite (0.15x) $14.02
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (0.1x) $11.73
Torrential Gearhulk (0.1x) $18.49
_____ (0.1x) $0.54
Steel Hellkite (0.05x) $0.99
Vendilion Clique (0.05x) $29.85
Gurmag Angler (0.05x) $0.25
Blood Baron of Vizkopa (0.05x) $1.50
Restoration Angel (0.05x) $3.25
Trinket Mage (0.05x) $0.24
Hangarback Walker (0.05x) $4.08
_____ (0.05x) $0.54

Other Core Spells

Other Splashed Spells
Spell Snare (0.8x) $5.76
Sphinx's Revelation (0.75x) $3.06
Remand (0.7x) $4.56
Logic Knot (0.65x) $0.37
Negate (0.5x) $0.15
Thoughtseize (0.5x) $19.00
Thought Scour (0.4x) $1.00
Silumgar's Scorn (0.4x) $0.33
Ancestral Vision (0.4x) $45.99
Collective Brutality (0.3x) $12.50
Liliana of the Veil (0.3x) $80.00
Murderous Cut (0.3x) $0.25
Nameless Inversion (0.25x) $0.16
White Sun's Zenith (0.25x) $0.46
Secure the Wastes (0.25x) $1.99
Go for the Throat (0.2x) $1.99
Gideon Jura (0.2x) $8.90
Dismember (0.2x) $2.56
Detention Sphere (0.2x) $1.43
Blessed Alliance (0.2x) $1.84
Slaughter Pact (0.15x) $6.00
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver (0.15x) $6.30
Ensnaring Bridge (0.15x) $39.00
Spreading Seas (0.15x) $1.89
Engineered Explosives (0.15x) $50.97
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (0.1x) $10.24
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad (0.1x) $7.03
Wrath of God (0.1x) $5.06
Shadow of Doubt (0.1x) $4.27
Mystical Teachings (0.1x) $0.15
Elspeth, Sun's Champion (0.1x) $9.50
Countersquall (0.1x) $5.50
Sword of Feast and Famine (0.05x) $25.93
Dispel (0.05x) $0.20
Sword of Fire and Ice (0.05x) $40.84
Disfigure (0.05x) $0.29
Chalice of the Void (0.05x) $83.88
Damnation (0.05x) $18.99
Disallow (0.05x) $6.25
Elspeth, Knight-Errant (0.05x) $13.99
Narset Transcendent (0.05x) $9.48
Tamiyo, the Moon Sage (0.05x) $18.95
Liliana, the Last Hope (0.05x) $29.70
Nihil Spellbomb (0.05x) $0.68
Smother (0.05x) $0.21
Anguished Unmaking (0.05x) $2.04
Doom Blade (0.05x) $0.19
Jace, Architect of Thought (0.05x) $3.05
Devour Flesh (0.05x) $0.17
Pithing Needle (0.05x) $3.15
Anticipate (0.05x) $0.16

Sideboard

Other Splashed Sideboard Cards
Surgical Extraction (0.6x) $20.93
Thoughtseize (0.55x) $19.00
Elspeth, Sun's Champion (0.55x) $9.50
Negate (0.5x) $0.15
Disenchant (0.35x) $0.14
Supreme Verdict (0.3x) $6.99
Meddling Mage (0.3x) $6.26
Leyline of Sanctity (0.3x) $26.55
Hallowed Moonlight (0.25x) $0.60
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (0.25x) $11.73
Flaying Tendrils (0.2x) $0.21
Rest in Peace (0.2x) $8.59
Painful Truths (0.2x) $0.47
Engineered Explosives (0.2x) $50.97
Kor Firewalker (0.2x) $0.91
Countersquall (0.15x) $5.50
Detention Sphere (0.15x) $1.43
Lingering Souls (0.15x) $0.60
Spellskite (0.15x) $14.02
Jace, Architect of Thought (0.15x) $3.05
Zealous Persecution (0.1x) $0.42
Condemn (0.1x) $0.29
Wrath of God (0.1x) $5.06
Leyline of the Void (0.1x) $17.48
Ghost Quarter (0.1x) $1.37
Night of Souls' Betrayal (0.1x) $6.60
Inquisition of Kozilek (0.1x) $3.95
Path to Exile (0.1x) $7.00
Hallowed Burial (0.1x) $0.51
Oust (0.1x) $0.20
Vendilion Clique (0.1x) $29.85
Spreading Seas (0.1x) $1.89
Pulse of the Fields (0.1x) $0.43
Blood Baron of Vizkopa (0.1x) $1.50
Collective Brutality (0.1x) $12.50
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir (0.1x) $12.50
Crumble to Dust (0.1x) $0.28
Damnation (0.1x) $18.99
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver (0.1x) $6.30
Darkblast (0.05x) $1.83
Snapcaster Mage (0.05x) $51.64
Go for the Throat (0.05x) $1.99
Logic Knot (0.05x) $0.37
Curse of Death's Hold (0.05x) $0.42
Sundering Growth (0.05x) $0.15
Elspeth, Knight-Errant (0.05x) $13.99
Sword of Light and Shadow (0.05x) $25.15
Devour Flesh (0.05x) $0.17
Notion Thief (0.05x) $0.75
Doom Blade (0.05x) $0.19
Slaughter Pact (0.05x) $6.00
Glen Elendra Archmage (0.05x) $15.32
Torrential Gearhulk (0.05x) $18.49
Disallow (0.05x) $6.25
Lost Legacy (0.05x) $0.48
Spell Snare (0.05x) $5.76
Relic of Progenitus (0.05x) $2.64
Shadow of Doubt (0.05x) $4.27
Sphinx's Revelation (0.05x) $3.06
Rest for the Weary (0.05x) $0.29
Narset Transcendent (0.05x) $9.48
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (0.05x) $10.24
Grafdigger's Cage (0.05x) $3.92
Cranial Extraction (0.05x) $0.93

Latest Versions of Esper Control

Event Place Date
2017 Grand Prix Kobe 5th-8th 2017-05-28
2017 TCGplayer States - IN 5th-8th 2017-03-14
2017 TCGplayer States - ND 3rd-4th 2017-03-11
2017 TCGplayer States - UT 5th-8th 2017-03-06
2017 TCGplayer States - UT 1st 2017-03-06
2017 TCGplayer States - TX 3rd-4th 2017-03-06
2016 Grand Prix Lille 33rd - 64th 2016-08-31
MTGO Competitive Modern League (5-0): 7/11-7/17 2016-07-13
2016 TCGplayer Modern State Championships - MN 2016-06-03
2016 TCGplayer Modern State Championships - SD 3rd - 4th 2016-05-19
Event Place Date
2016 TCGplayer Modern State Championships - NY 5th - 8th 2016-05-17
MTGO Modern League (5-0): 3/14-3/20 2016-03-16
Winter 2016 SCG Regionals: Providence 5th - 8th 2016-02-11
MTGO Modern League (5-0) - Week of 1/11/16 2016-01-20
MTGO Modern League (5-0) - Week of 12/21/15 2016-01-13
MTGO Modern League (5-0) - Week of 12/7/15 2015-12-23
MTGO Modern League (5-0) - Week of 11/23/15 2015-12-22
MTGO Modern League (5-0) - Week of 11/16/15 2015-12-15
MaxPoint Silver - Game Haven - 6/6/15 5th - 8th 2015-06-11
MaxPoint Silver - Game King - 4/5/14 1st 2014-04-17
Event Place Date
2014 Grand Prix Melbourne - 3/1 2nd 2014-03-10
2014 Grand Prix Melbourne - 3/1 3rd - 4th 2014-03-10
2014 Grand Prix Melbourne - 3/1 5th - 8th 2014-03-10
2012 PTQ Barcelona - Honolulu, HI - 3/10 3rd - 4th 2012-03-22
2012 PTQ Barcelona - Philadelphia, PA - 3/3 5th - 8th 2012-03-13

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Dmitriy Butakov vs Lars Dam Magic Online Championship 2014 Mono-Black Devotion
Tatsuya Kotouge vs Jesse Thompson Super Sunday Series BG Midrange
Reid Duke vs Nick Edgerle Starcitygames Invitational: Indianapolis Esper Control
Jason Jaco vs Gerry Thompson Starcitygames Invitational: Indianapolis Mono-Black Devotion

Export Full List

The full list is the aggregated max number of cards to build and playtest all recent versions of this deck (excluding basics).

4 Serum Visions
4 Mana Leak
4 Think Twice
4 Spell Snare
4 Silumgar's Scorn
4 Thought Scour
4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Negate
4 Cryptic Command
4 Snapcaster Mage
3 Logic Knot
3 Spreading Seas
3 Remand
3 Dispel
2 Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
1 Disallow
1 Tamiyo, the Moon Sage
1 _____
1 Vendilion Clique
1 _____
1 Torrential Gearhulk
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Glen Elendra Archmage
1 Jace, Architect of Thought
1 Anticipate
1 Trinket Mage
4 Drowned Catacomb
4 Celestial Colonnade
4 Polluted Delta
4 Marsh Flats
4 Flooded Strand
3 Ghost Quarter
3 Shambling Vent
3 Hallowed Fountain
3 Glacial Fortress
2 Watery Grave
2 Tectonic Edge
2 Godless Shrine
2 Reflecting Pool
2 Creeping Tar Pit
2 Concealed Courtyard
2 Darkslick Shores
1 Minamo, School at Water's Edge
1 Seachrome Coast
1 Sunken Hollow
1 Eiganjo Castle
1 Prairie Stream
1 Mystic Gate
1 Sunken Ruins
1 Steam Vents
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Academy Ruins
1 Scalding Tarn
4 Lingering Souls
4 Timely Reinforcements
4 Monastery Mentor
4 Hallowed Moonlight
4 Path to Exile
3 Stony Silence
2 Oust
2 Elspeth, Sun's Champion
2 Condemn
2 Gideon Jura
2 Disenchant
2 Pulse of the Fields
2 Kor Firewalker
2 Wrath of God
2 Secure the Wastes
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2 Hallowed Burial
2 Rest in Peace
2 Celestial Purge
2 Leyline of Sanctity
2 Blessed Alliance
1 Restoration Angel
1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
1 White Sun's Zenith
1 Rest for the Weary
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Fatal Push
3 Flaying Tendrils
3 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
3 Liliana of the Veil
3 Nameless Inversion
3 Collective Brutality
3 Thoughtseize
2 Go for the Throat
2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
2 Damnation
2 Painful Truths
2 Murderous Cut
2 Dismember
2 Devour Flesh
2 Leyline of the Void
1 Cranial Extraction
1 Darkblast
1 Gurmag Angler
1 Disfigure
1 Curse of Death's Hold
1 Lost Legacy
1 Smother
1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
1 Doom Blade
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
4 Dragonlord Ojutai
4 Supreme Verdict
4 Esper Charm
3 Detention Sphere
3 Countersquall
3 Geist of Saint Traft
3 Meddling Mage
2 Sphinx's Revelation
2 Sorin, Lord of Innistrad
2 Shadow of Doubt
2 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
2 Dragonlord Silumgar
2 Blood Baron of Vizkopa
1 Zealous Persecution
1 Sundering Growth
1 Narset Transcendent
1 Anguished Unmaking
1 Notion Thief
4 Ancestral Vision
3 Spellskite
3 Ensnaring Bridge
2 Slaughter Pact
2 Engineered Explosives
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Sword of Light and Shadow
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Hangarback Walker
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Pithing Needle
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Crumble to Dust