Building the Best Esper Decks with Obscura for Streets of New Capenna Standard

Building the Best Esper Decks with Obscura for Streets of New Capenna Standard

PVDDR starts exploring Streets of New Capenna Standard with Esper! He reviews the new Obscura cards and takes a look at different builds, before finally coming up with his final decklist he would play right now.

Nearly every time we have a multicolored set, it tends to shake up the format quite a bit. This is because multicolored sets completely overhaul the mana bases in the format, making it so that certain color combinations that simply couldn’t afford to exist can now thrive.

Furthermore, because multicolored cards are usually more powerful than mono-colored cards, there’s an incentive to play a lot of them in the same deck. When we get a set like Streets of New Capenna, it pays off to experiment with every single shard, because any of them could be the new best deck in the format.

Of the five shards the set is introducing to Standard, Esper (the Obscura family) is the only one that was already a deck before. As such, it makes sense to look at it first, because it’s much easier to slot new tools into an existing core than to come up wi...


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PVDDR

Paulo Vitor "PVDDR" Damo da Rosa has been a professional Magic: the Gathering player and writer for over 20 years. He was Player of the Year in 2017, World Champion in 2020, and is tied for most Top Finishes in history with 17. He will play whichever decks he thinks are the best, but his favorite style is aggro-control. Other than Magic, PV is also a fan of watching TV shows, reading fantasy novels and playing several other games such as Bridge, LoL, TFT, Storybook Brawl, Baldur's Gate 2 and Diablo 2.

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