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Drafting Alara Reborn Part 6: Esper June 1, 2009

Posted by James in : all, strategy, tips, draft , trackback

The best cards for Esper in Alara Reborn when you draft SCA (Shards/Conflux/Reborn).

Bombs

First Picks

Second Picks

Decent Cards

I have never seen Thopter Foundry in action, but I heard that it has won games. It is a great way to get some chump blockers right before you win the game. It is even better with Sludge Strider.

Soul Manipulation is a great two-for-one counterspell.

Arsenal Thresher is often a huge monster, but you have to keep some artifacts in your hand before playing it.

Grixis Grimblade is almost worth first picking, but it isn’t an artifact creature. I want my esper deck to only have artifacts when possible.

Mentionable Cards

Although I want my deck to be all artifacts, some cards might be worth taking anyway. Messenger Falcons is card advantage.

Kathari Remnant is card advantage.

Talon Trooper is much better in Bant, but it can be worth taking.

The borderposts are best in Esper and might be worth taking over the other mentionable cards.

The borderposts are best in Esper and might be worth taking over the other mentionable cards.

Overview

There’s some great Esper cards in Alara Reborn and I am often tempted to play it. It seems like there’s always a lot of good Esper cards going around in Alara Reborn, but I’ve never been undefeated with Esper. I had the most powerful Esper deck that I’ve ever made recently and I only beat one person. This could be attributed to bad luck, so Esper might not be as bad as I think.

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