Episode 115

Modern Bant Ephemerate: The Flicker Mob ft. Aspiringspike


March 12th, 2021

1 hr 54 mins 21 secs

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About this Episode

This week we tackle another Patron request from Bob - Bant Ephemerate! And who better to have on than one of the masters of the deck, Aspiringspike himself, Evart Moughon. We go over the ins and outs of the deck, with Shane wondering just how to cast counterspells, Dave running out of time on Magic Online, and Stan just blinking stuff. Before that, we look at the latest Historic Anthology and give our takes on what cards might have an impact.

The Break Down: A Shadow Over Historic
The Dive Down: Draw 2 Whenever You Can
The Dive Down, cont: Winning With Three 2/2s

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2:36 - Housekeeping
6:08 - The Break Down begins - Historic Anthology 4
11:48 - The cards of Historic Anthology 4
14:50 - Death's Shadow
24:06 - Declaration in Stone
27:15 - Thraben Inspector
29:03 - Flameblade Adept
32:06 - Blinkmoth Nexus
34:01 - Sword of Body and Mind
35:31 - The other stuff
38:35 - Thoughts on Anthologies
43:26 - The Dive Down begins - a brief history of Bant Ephemerate
48:45 - What inspired Evart to keep coming back to this shell?
51:43 - Ephemerate: the key card
56:33 - What are we bouncing? Eternal Witness
1:01:30 - Ice-Fang Coatl
1:04:27 - Skyclave Apparition
1:07:43 - Wall of Omens
1:09:30 - Venser, Shaper Savant
1:11:40 - The Counterspells & How to Cast Them
1:23:04 - The Teferis
1:25:15 - The Mana
1:29:28 - Time Warp (Time Warp!)
1:31:35 - How Fun is the Deck?
1:37:37 - Some Sideboard Tips
1:41:12 - How Does This Slow Deck Win?
1:46:48 - Final Tips For Picking Up This Deck

Links from this week's episode:
Historic Anthology 4: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/get-ready-historic-anthology-iv-2021-03-05
Bant Ephemerate: https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/yHz1usZ4J
Watch Aspiringspike on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/aspiringspike
Find Aspiringspike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/moughonevart

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