Most of the decklists lately have gone with the Misdirection/Counterspell setup rather than the 3-4 Duress setup. Any reason Dark Keeper has fallen off the map? The last version I saw was JP's Holistic version.
Would the Duress version be decent now that most Keepers are playing Counterspell/Misdirection? I was under the impression that Dark Keeper usually beat Light Keeper in a head-to-head.
Anyway, just wondering...
Without all those Fact or Fictions that could be pushed through cheaply Duress became weaker since I wasn't able to do as much proactively with it. Additionally, without Duress I didn't have enough sorceries to keep the Holistic Wisdom combo going so that got cut. Lastly, the manabase couldn't support UU, WW, GG, B, and R.
Some people started calling Dark Keeper OSE, rOSE, RSVP, NASA, and various other names to show how important it is that they contained no white or green cards. Except the ones that did....
(only partially serious)
sorry for my dumb questions but what is a ose deck??
OSE stands for Old School Expulsion. It's essentially Blue/Black control, with all the core elements of a Keeper deck, but leaning more toward aggro-control, playing three or four Morphlings, sometimes one or more Masticore, and two or more Mishra's Factory.
Some versions splash red for anti-control elements, and possibly also Pyroclasm. That deck gets called rOSE.
You can find decklists for both with the search feature at the top of the screen, or by scrolling down the mill to see older posts.
READ. THE. PRIMER.
Lord Azmodan, esq.
Really getting tired of this.
What's a primer?
What is this prim-er you speak of? Is he a person? Perhaps a great god of magic?
Reading Gods = tech!
OSE is a UBr aggro-control deck. That is the only modern, fully powered version of the OSE deck. It began as a UB deck but that build is inferior to the one with red. Any UB version or description of OSE as being only UB is archaic.
For a full explanation, refer to the following write-up.