Esper Reanimator has been a difficult puzzle to solve. The archetype has access to lots of powerful enablers, payoffs and interactive spells, but players have not come to a consensus on the best way to build the deck. Most other versions of this deck have leaned on some combination of Thoughtseize, Counterspell and Chalice of the Void. Several of these variants have been finding tournament success, but after lots of testing and tuning, I’ve built a different version that I believe to be the best variant. One that relies on Ephemerate and Elementals, rather than more traditional interactive spells.