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Deck "Esper Alliance"

Deck "Esper Alliance"
Format: Standard - 60 Cards
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CIPHER FEEDS EXTORT

 
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Type: Artifact (2 cards)
2 x Dimir Keyrune Dimir Keyrune (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 228
  • Rarity: U
  • Type: Artifact
  • Mana cost: 3
  • Color: Artifact
  • Artist: Daniel Ljunggren
Card text:

{Tap}: Add {U} or {B} to your mana pool.
{U}{B}: Dimir Keyrune becomes a 2/2 blue and black Horror artifact creature until end of turn and is unblockable this turn.

A key that slips through every lock.

 
Type: Basic Land (13 cards)
4 x Island Island (RTR)
  • Number: 255
  • Rarity: L
  • Type: Basic Land
  • Subtype: Island
  • Color: Land
  • Artist: Yeong-Hao Han
Card text:

U

4 x Plains Plains (9ED)
  • Number: 333
  • Rarity: L
  • Type: Basic Land
  • Subtype: Plains
  • Color: Land
Card text:

[W]

5 x Swamp Swamp (RTR)
  • Number: 260
  • Rarity: L
  • Type: Basic Land
  • Subtype: Swamp
  • Color: Land
  • Artist: Yeong-Hao Han
Card text:

B

 
Type: Creature (10 cards)
3 x Crypt Ghast Crypt Ghast (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 61
  • Rarity: R
  • Power: 2
  • Toughness: 2
  • Type: Creature
  • Subtype: Spirit
  • Mana cost: 3B
  • Color: Black
  • Artist: Chris Rahn
Card text:

Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
Whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add {B} to your mana pool (in addition to the mana the land produces).

3 x Invisible Stalker Invisible Stalker (ISD)
  • Number: 60
  • Rarity: U
  • Power: 1
  • Toughness: 1
  • Type: Creature
  • Subtype: Human Rogue
  • Mana cost: 1U
  • Color: Blue
  • Artist: Bud Cook
Card text:

Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.) Invisible Stalker is unblockable.

1 x Kingpin`s Pet Kingpin's Pet (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 173
  • Rarity: C
  • Power: 2
  • Toughness: 2
  • Type: Creature
  • Subtype: Thrull
  • Mana cost: 1WB
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Artist: Mark Zug
Card text:

Flying
Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)

"Debt and death sound so similar, and thrulls are so hard of hearing. Mistakes are inevitable."

2 x Thrull Parasite Thrull Parasite (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 81
  • Rarity: U
  • Power: 1
  • Toughness: 1
  • Type: Creature
  • Subtype: Thrull
  • Mana cost: B
  • Color: Black
  • Artist: Clint Cearley
Card text:

Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
{Tap}, Pay 2 life: Remove a counter from target nonland permanent.

The hunger of a vampire and the subtlety of a tax collector.

1 x Vizkopa Guildmage Vizkopa Guildmage (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 206
  • Rarity: U
  • Power: 2
  • Toughness: 2
  • Type: Creature
  • Subtype: Human Wizard
  • Mana cost: WB
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Artist: Tyler Jacobson
Card text:

{1}{W}{B}: Target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.
{1}{W}{B}: Whenever you gain life this turn, each opponent loses that much life.

 
Type: Enchantment (2 cards)
2 x Blind Obedience Blind Obedience (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 6
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Enchantment
  • Mana cost: 1W
  • Color: White
  • Artist: Seb McKinnon
Card text:

Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
Artifacts and creatures your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

"By the time your knees have worn through your robe, you may have begun to learn your place."

 
Type: Instant (14 cards)
2 x Beckon Apparition Beckon Apparition (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 212
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Instant
  • Mana cost: W/B
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Artist: Cliff Childs
Card text:

Exile target card from a graveyard. Put a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

The foyer is littered with the coins it demands but can no longer hold.

2 x Dissipate Dissipate (ISD)
  • Number: 53
  • Rarity: U
  • Type: Instant
  • Mana cost: 1UU
  • Color: Blue
  • Artist: Tomasz Jedruszek
Card text:

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into owner's graveyard.

3 x Executioner`s Swing Executioner's Swing (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 161
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Instant
  • Mana cost: WB
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Artist: Karl Kopinski
Card text:

Target creature that dealt damage this turn gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

"The contract specified an appendage for a missed payment. Read the fine print: the head is an appendage."

3 x Smite Smite (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 25
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Instant
  • Mana cost: W
  • Color: White
  • Artist: Zoltan Boros
Card text:

Destroy target blocked creature.

"Sure, today of all days, he asked to borrow my boots!"

3 x Syncopate Syncopate (RTR)
  • Number: 54
  • Rarity: U
  • Type: Instant
  • Mana cost: XU
  • Color: Blue
  • Artist: Clint Cearley
Card text:

Counter target spell unless its controller pays

"Patience, mage. Killing you now would be too easy."

1 x Ultimate Price Ultimate Price (RTR)
  • Number: 82
  • Rarity: U
  • Type: Instant
  • Mana cost: 1B
  • Color: Black
  • Artist: Karl Kopinski
Card text:

Destroy target monocolored creature.

"Let him be an example to others who would default on their debts to us."

 
Type: Land (10 cards)
2 x Dimir Guildgate Dimir Guildgate (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 241
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Land
  • Subtype: Gate
  • Color: Land
  • Artist: Cliff Childs
Card text:

Dimir Guildgate enters the battlefield tapped.
{Tap}: Add {U} or {B} to your mana pool.

Enter and become a mastermind of spies, lies, and deception.

2 x Evolving Wilds Evolving Wilds (M13)
  • Number: 224
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Land
  • Color: Land
Card text:

{Tap}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

Without the interfering hands of civilization, nature will always shape itself to its own needs.

2 x Glacial Fortress Glacial Fortress (M13)
  • Number: 225
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Land
  • Color: Land
Card text:

Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{Tap}: Add {W} or {U} to your mana pool.

1 x Godless Shrine Godless Shrine (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 242
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Land
  • Subtype: Plains Swamp
  • Color: Land
  • Artist: Cliff Childs
Card text:

({Tap}: Add {W} or {B} to your mana pool.)
As Godless Shrine enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Godless Shrine enters the battlefield tapped.

Judgment without hope.

2 x Orzhov Guildgate Orzhov Guildgate (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 244
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Land
  • Subtype: Gate
  • Color: Land
  • Artist: John Avon
Card text:

Orzhov Guildgate enters the battlefield tapped.
{Tap}: Add {W} or {B} to your mana pool.

Enter to find wealth, security, and eternal life . . . for just a small price up front.

1 x Watery Grave Watery Grave (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 249
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Land
  • Subtype: Island Swamp
  • Color: Land
  • Artist: Raymond Swanland
Card text:

({Tap}: Add {U} or {B} to your mana pool.)
As Watery Grave enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Watery Grave enters the battlefield tapped.

"I fear that as we scurry after phantoms, the Dimir pull nine puppet strings."

 
Type: Sorcery (9 cards)
2 x Hands of Binding Hands of Binding (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 37
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Sorcery
  • Mana cost: 1U
  • Color: Blue
  • Artist: Raymond Swanland
Card text:

Tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

1 x Last Thoughts Last Thoughts (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 40
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Sorcery
  • Mana cost: 3U
  • Color: Blue
  • Artist: Peter Mohrbacher
Card text:

Draw a card.
Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

1 x Midnight Recovery Midnight Recovery (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 73
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Sorcery
  • Mana cost: 3B
  • Color: Black
  • Artist: Peter Mohrbacher
Card text:

Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

1 x Shadow Slice Shadow Slice (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 77
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Sorcery
  • Mana cost: 4B
  • Color: Black
  • Artist: Raymond Swanland
Card text:

Target opponent loses 3 life.
Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

2 x Stolen Identity Stolen Identity (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 53
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Sorcery
  • Mana cost: 4UU
  • Color: Blue
  • Artist: Clint Cearley
Card text:

Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target artifact or creature.
Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

1 x Undercity Plague Undercity Plague (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 83
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Sorcery
  • Mana cost: 4BB
  • Color: Black
  • Artist: Vincent Proce
Card text:

Target player loses 1 life, discards a card, then sacrifices a permanent.
Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

1 x Voidwalk Voidwalk (Gatecrsh)
  • Number: 55
  • Rarity: U
  • Type: Sorcery
  • Mana cost: 3U
  • Color: Blue
  • Artist: James Ryman
Card text:

Exile target creature. Return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.
Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

 
Deck Statistics
Distribution by Color
- bar 12  20 %  
Artifact bar 3 %  
Black bar 15 %  
Blue bar 11  18 %  
Land bar 14  23 %  
Multicolor bar 12 %  
White bar 8 %  
 

Distribution by Power
- bar 50  83 %  
1 bar 8 %  
2 bar 8 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 20  33 %  
L bar 13  22 %  
R bar 12  20 %  
U bar 15  25 %  
 

Distribution by Subtype
- bar 31  52 %  
Gate bar 7 %  
Human Rogue bar 5 %  
Human Wizard bar 2 %  
Island bar 7 %  
Island Swamp bar 2 %  
Plains bar 7 %  
Plains Swamp bar 2 %  
Spirit bar 5 %  
Swamp bar 8 %  
Thrull bar 5 %  
 

Distribution by Toughness
- bar 50  83 %  
1 bar 8 %  
2 bar 8 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Artifact bar 3 %  
Basic Land bar 15 %  
Creature bar 10  17 %  
Enchantment bar 3 %  
Instant bar 14  23 %  
Land bar 14  23 %  
Sorcery bar 15 %  
 



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