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Historic 101: Esper Humans (Historic)


Two new cards just hit the Historic meta. We now have access to Meddling Mage and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. With those two being added to the pool, I figured I'd try a different take on Esper today. Lets see if Esper can get.... aggressive?

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The humans deck has some sweet disruption in its two drop slot

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Unfortunately in Historic, we don't have cards like Aether Vial or Reflector Mage like it's Modern counterpart but the deck can still be disruptive enough with the package we have now. After flooding the board with a ton of disruptive humans, the Modern version usually slams something like a Thalia's Lieutenant or a Phantasmal Image to copy the Lieutenant but in Historic, we're going to have to play different lord effects.

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We'll look to Benalish Marshal and Icon of Ancestry to pump our team. The downside of Icon of Ancestry is that it itself, is not a creature and is taxed by a card like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben but the upside of an anthem effect that also helps us dig for more threats is worth a few deck slots.

Conclusion

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The deck went 2-3 and it seems the build I have is still too light on lord effects like Benalish Marshal and the deck severely misses its one drops. I'm not too sure it is worth it to add red but it's a shot to play 4C Humans. By adding red we get cards like Robber of the Rich and Tajic, Legion's Edge but I'm not entirely sure those two cards are worth the inconsistent mana base. If I were to just stay Esper, I'd probably add a few more Benalish Marshal..

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With some slight adjustments to the main deck and sideboard, the updated list would look like the one mentioned above. 

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