Esper Control

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

Average Deck Value: $748.75

Core Creatures

Other Splashed Creatures
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy (0.8x) $21.95
Tasigur, the Golden Fang (0.5x) $2.01
Dragonlord Ojutai (0.4x) $5.41
Monastery Mentor (0.3x) $9.49
Geist of Saint Traft (0.25x) $8.92
Dragonlord Silumgar (0.2x) $5.48
Glory-Bound Initiate (0.2x) $0.51
Spellskite (0.15x) $8.54
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (0.1x) $9.60
Steel Hellkite (0.05x) $0.66
Blood Baron of Vizkopa (0.05x) $0.48
Vendilion Clique (0.05x) $29.09
Restoration Angel (0.05x) $2.25
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
Trinket Mage (0.05x) $0.24
Gurmag Angler (0.05x) $0.63
Hangarback Walker (0.05x) $3.71

Other Core Spells

Other Splashed Spells
Remand (0.7x) $6.65
Thoughtseize (0.6x) $16.82
Think Twice (0.5x) $0.19
Sphinx's Revelation (0.45x) $3.59
Silumgar's Scorn (0.4x) $0.33
Murderous Cut (0.3x) $0.25
Logic Knot (0.3x) $2.25
Collective Brutality (0.3x) $23.73
Liliana of the Veil (0.25x) $119.70
Nameless Inversion (0.25x) $0.16
Go for the Throat (0.2x) $0.90
Thought Scour (0.2x) $0.35
Dismember (0.2x) $3.04
Ancestral Vision (0.2x) $22.58
Gideon Jura (0.2x) $5.94
Negate (0.2x) $0.14
Painful Truths (0.2x) $0.33
Ensnaring Bridge (0.15x) $39.95
Engineered Explosives (0.15x) $47.13
Spreading Seas (0.15x) $3.77
White Sun's Zenith (0.15x) $0.38
Fatal Push (0.15x) $7.85
Slaughter Pact (0.15x) $4.32
Detention Sphere (0.15x) $1.91
Secure the Wastes (0.1x) $2.44
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad (0.1x) $9.99
Wrath of God (0.1x) $5.27
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver (0.1x) $6.62
Shadow of Doubt (0.1x) $4.77
Devour Flesh (0.1x) $0.14
Elspeth, Sun's Champion (0.1x) $9.94
Chalice of the Void (0.05x) $66.50
Sword of Feast and Famine (0.05x) $29.96
Dispel (0.05x) $0.20
Sword of Fire and Ice (0.05x) $45.93
Smother (0.05x) $0.24
Anguished Unmaking (0.05x) $2.30
Jace, Architect of Thought (0.05x) $3.02
Anticipate (0.05x) $0.17
Batterskull (0.05x) $17.92
Doom Blade (0.05x) $0.18
Pithing Needle (0.05x) $3.32
Disfigure (0.05x) $0.34
Mystical Teachings (0.05x) $0.18
Nihil Spellbomb (0.05x) $0.90
Liliana, the Last Hope (0.05x) $31.24
Damnation (0.05x) $21.67

Sideboard

Other Splashed Sideboard Cards
Dispel (0.8x) $0.20
Celestial Purge (0.6x) $0.17
Thoughtseize (0.45x) $16.82
Negate (0.45x) $0.14
Disenchant (0.4x) $0.14
Meddling Mage (0.3x) $20.89
Supreme Verdict (0.25x) $4.00
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (0.25x) $9.60
Hallowed Moonlight (0.25x) $0.55
Painful Truths (0.2x) $0.33
Kor Firewalker (0.2x) $0.87
Surgical Extraction (0.2x) $19.41
Elspeth, Sun's Champion (0.2x) $9.94
Rest in Peace (0.2x) $7.15
Flaying Tendrils (0.2x) $0.23
Engineered Explosives (0.2x) $47.13
Lingering Souls (0.15x) $0.70
Spellskite (0.15x) $8.54
Detention Sphere (0.15x) $1.91
Ceremonious Rejection (0.15x) $0.50
Vendilion Clique (0.15x) $29.09
Night of Souls' Betrayal (0.1x) $0.58
Inquisition of Kozilek (0.1x) $4.25
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver (0.1x) $6.62
Zealous Persecution (0.1x) $0.27
Go for the Throat (0.1x) $0.90
Wrath of God (0.1x) $5.27
Jace, Architect of Thought (0.1x) $3.02
Ghost Quarter (0.1x) $1.79
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir (0.1x) $2.80
Oust (0.1x) $0.19
Hallowed Burial (0.1x) $0.53
Pulse of the Fields (0.1x) $0.43
Damnation (0.1x) $21.67
Lost Legacy (0.1x) $0.73
Condemn (0.1x) $0.26
Blood Baron of Vizkopa (0.1x) $0.48
_____ (0.1x) $0.55
Snapcaster Mage (0.05x) $73.66
Elspeth, Knight-Errant (0.05x) $14.25
Darkblast (0.05x) $1.59
Logic Knot (0.05x) $2.25
Sword of Light and Shadow (0.05x) $27.87
Curse of Death's Hold (0.05x) $0.47
Sundering Growth (0.05x) $0.15
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
Grafdigger's Cage (0.05x) $4.45
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (0.05x) $9.01
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
Nihil Spellbomb (0.05x) $0.90
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
Shadow of Doubt (0.05x) $4.77
Sphinx's Revelation (0.05x) $3.59
Rest for the Weary (0.05x) $0.27
Tormod's Crypt (0.05x) $0.25
_____ (0.05x) $0.55
Devour Flesh (0.05x) $0.14
Cranial Extraction (0.05x) $0.95

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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Shaheen Soorani vs Josh McClain Pro Tour Journey into Nyx Infinite Blossoms
Erik Smith vs Thomas Ross Starcitygames Invitational: Charlotte RG Aggro
Seth Manfield vs Rune Tikær Andersen Magic Online Championship 2014 Jund Monsters
Dimitriy Butakov vs Anssi Alkio Magic Online Championship 2014 BG Dredge
Dmitriy Butakov vs Cory Lack Magic Online Championship 2014 Mono-Blue Devotion
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 Spell Snare
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Serum Visions
4 Think Twice
4 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Cryptic Command
4 Silumgar's Scorn
4 Thought Scour
4 Mana Leak
3 Remand
3 Spreading Seas
3 Dispel
3 Negate
3 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
2 Logic Knot
2 _____
2 Vendilion Clique
1 _____
1 _____
1 _____
1 _____
1 _____
1 _____
1 _____
1 _____
1 _____
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Trinket Mage
1 _____
1 Anticipate
1 Jace, Architect of Thought
1 _____
4 Timely Reinforcements
4 Monastery Mentor
4 Hallowed Moonlight
4 Glory-Bound Initiate
4 Path to Exile
4 Lingering Souls
3 Stony Silence
2 Gideon Jura
2 Wrath of God
2 Secure the Wastes
2 Pulse of the Fields
2 Condemn
2 Hallowed Burial
2 Rest in Peace
2 Oust
2 Kor Firewalker
2 Disenchant
2 Elspeth, Sun's Champion
2 Celestial Purge
1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
1 Restoration Angel
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Rest for the Weary
1 White Sun's Zenith
4 Polluted Delta
4 Marsh Flats
4 Drowned Catacomb
4 Flooded Strand
4 Darkslick Shores
4 Celestial Colonnade
3 Ghost Quarter
3 Glacial Fortress
3 Hallowed Fountain
3 Shambling Vent
2 Godless Shrine
2 Tectonic Edge
2 Reflecting Pool
2 Watery Grave
2 Creeping Tar Pit
1 Sunken Hollow
1 Eiganjo Castle
1 Minamo, School at Water's Edge
1 Mystic Gate
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Academy Ruins
1 Prairie Stream
1 Seachrome Coast
4 Ancestral Vision
3 Spellskite
3 Ensnaring Bridge
2 Slaughter Pact
2 Engineered Explosives
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Hangarback Walker
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Sword of Light and Shadow
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Batterskull
1 Pithing Needle
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Painful Truths
3 Liliana of the Veil
3 Flaying Tendrils
3 Nameless Inversion
3 Thoughtseize
3 Fatal Push
3 Collective Brutality
2 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
2 Murderous Cut
2 Devour Flesh
2 Dismember
2 Go for the Throat
2 Lost Legacy
2 Damnation
2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
1 Darkblast
1 Curse of Death's Hold
1 Gurmag Angler
1 Doom Blade
1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
1 Smother
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Disfigure
1 Cranial Extraction
4 Supreme Verdict
4 Esper Charm
4 Dragonlord Ojutai
3 Detention Sphere
3 Geist of Saint Traft
3 Meddling Mage
2 Sorin, Lord of Innistrad
2 Sphinx's Revelation
2 Blood Baron of Vizkopa
2 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
2 Dragonlord Silumgar
2 Shadow of Doubt
1 Sundering Growth
1 Anguished Unmaking
1 Zealous Persecution