Standard Esper Midrange – Deck Guide Update

Esper Midrange was the most played deck at the SNC Championship with a mighty metagame share of 35 percent. But since then, its dominance has steadily declined. Having an unfavorable matchup against the SNC Championship-winning deck, Jeskai Hinata, does not bode well for the three-color midrange strategy. 

I was one of the 35 percent of Esper players at the SNC Championship. I had a good list and felt prepared for the metagame of Esper, Dragonstorm and Naya Runes. This is the list I played. Further down, I will talk about my updated list and why I made the changes I did.




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1 thought on “Standard Esper Midrange – Deck Guide Update”

  1. Hey man, out of all blue decks in the format this one is what I enjoy playing the most. I’ve been getting crushed as Temur lately.

    I like the look of this list but I’m iffy on cutting meathook from the MB. That card has won me so many games I had no business winning; it seems like its complete fail cases are a lot less frequent than Pierce and Stroke. fWhat about leaving the 2 make disappear as your MB countes, putting Stroke and Pierce in the side and Meathook to MB? I also sometimes feel flooded on Underdog; having more than one in the grave often feels like a bit of a waste, and it makes us more susceptible to Go Blank. Do you think 3 copies is too few for curve?

    I never tried Jwari because I assume the deck is too color hungry for it. Thoughts?

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