I have been trying to get an Esper deck to work and I started with Paradoxical Mentor which is OK in today's meta but leaves me wanting to go either more combo or more control.
I am curious if there is a descent Esper deck that can play control without red in this meta, I'm not seeing it. I can see a combo deck with Silence like effects to slow down opponents and/or prevent them from disrupting a go off.
That strategy only seems good against heavy control decks and fails against Oath and strong aggro decks.
If I go with more discard then I loose to dredge and combo decks. Is there a balance for Esper or is the color mix just too weak right now?
The key weakness appears to be the balance of beating decks with 10 to 12 counterspells like LandStill and Jeskai and still being good against Workshop decks and Humans tribal decks.
If I get a deck that is good against one then I seem to loose to the other. Dredge is really just about how well you sideboard, game one is a toss up and I'm ok with that.
I'll post a list a bit later, I did go 3-2 in the league but cannot seem to get better than that.