The son of The Deck, the original control deck by Brian Weissman and probably the most famous control deck ever, Keeper is still an amazing option in the Old Frame Vintage format for those who prefer to react to the plays of the opponent and win only when massive control has been assessed.

For that, we go all in with BalanceFire/IceGorilla ShamanMana DrainSwords to Plowshares and The Abyss amongst other control cards.

Raúl Torres’ deck at the Liga Madrileña de Old Frame 2.3.

Keeper Sample Decklist


1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring


2 Gorilla Shaman


1 Ancestral Recall
4 Brainstorm
3 Cunning Wish
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Fire/Ice
4 Mana Drain
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Skeletal Scrying
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Vampiric Tutor


1 Balance
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mind Twist
1 Time Walk
1 Yawgmoth’s Will


1 Future Sight
1 Goblin Trenches
1 The Abyss


1 City of Brass
2 Flooded Strand
1 Library of Alexandria
2 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
3 Tundra
3 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland


1 Arcane Laboratory
1 Circle of Protection: Red
1 Coffin Purge
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Disenchant
1 Energy Flux
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Flaming Gambit
4 Red Elemental Blast
1 Shattering Pulse
1 Skeletal Scrying
1 Swords to Plowshares
Black Lotus

Keeper Appearances in Tournaments

July 2020I MTGOF LeagueQuinn Maurmann
October 2020II MTGOF LeagueRubén Pascual
December 18, 2020I Open Old FrameTop 4Nacho Barrachina
July 2021VII MTGOF LeagueTop 4Luke Tooker
February 6, 2022LMOF 1.12ndRaúl Torres
April 17, 2022LMOF 1.39thRaúl Torres
May 15, 2022LMOF 1.48thRaúl Torres
June 19, 2022LMOF 1.53rdRaúl Torres
September 25, 2022LMOF 1.65thRaúl Torres
May 13, 2023LMOF 2.35thRaúl Torres