CKL Plays (Modern) Esper Scarab God

This time on CKL Plays, Corey takes Esper Scarab God for a spin.  Seemingly similar to recent iterations of UW Control, this deck eschews Snapcaster Mage and Path to Exile for a discard package including Liliana of the Veil, Thoughtseize, and Inquisition.  However, the resource deprivation plan that seems to be in style these days appears in this list and this series of CKL plays demonstrates how useful this can be in the current meta.

This particular list is based on ShivanSliver’s 5-0 Modern league decklist posted on 8/21/17.

Deck Tech


Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Scarab God
Collective Brutality
Fatal Push
Inquisition of Kozilek
Lingering Souls
Shadow of Doubt
Detention Sphere
Liliana of the Veil
Spreading Seas
Creeping Tar Pit
Godless Shrine
Hallowed Fountain
Marsh Flats
Polluted Delta
Shambling Vent
Tectonic Edge
Watery Grave


Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
Collective Brutality
Crucible of Worlds
Disdainful Stroke
Flaying Tendrils
Grafdigger’s Cage
Sorin, Solemn Visitor
Stony Silence
Surgical Extraction

Round 1 vs. Gifts Storm

Round 2 vs. RW Burn

Round 3 vs. UR Kiln Fiend