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Venser, Shaper Savant


Venser is a tempo deck. That is, a deck that seeks to control the pace of the game. To do this, the general, Venser, Shaper Savant, allows to handle the fourth turn, critical turn in Duel Commander. The deck revolves around 2 axes: tempo and synergies. These allow the deck to win its games and compensate for the restriction on color identity.

To fulfill its tempo role, the deck uses counterspells, bounces, cards that generate Card Advantage and tutors. There are also cards to control and win certain matches: Vedalken Shackles and Old Man of the Sea against aggro and Search for Azcanta against control for example.

Synergies in the deck are based on permanents, equipments, or creatures like Elder Deep-Fiend, Gilded Drake, and Thing in the Ice. One of the best cards in the deck is Parallax Tide which is often combined with . Another synergy consists in combining Narset, Parter of Veils or Hullbreacher and an effect like that of Time Spiral.

This deck contains banned cards

  • Gifts Ungiven has been banned on July, 26th 2021

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