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Sacrifice another creature: Cartel Aristocrat gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.
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Cartel Aristocrat Discussion
3 weeks ago
I love the deck! I get that the 1 mana self sacking creatures paired with Athreos, God of Passage must be insane with the drain triggers (or 3 life to the face) but did you consider running the likes of Cartel Aristocrat Bloodsoaked Champion Lingering Souls in a more aristocrats style deck? Cartel Aristocrat your free sac outlet will constantly have protection in this deck, Bloodsoaked Champion has recursion so you can keep casting, if they take the athreos damage you can play him again, if they don’t take the damage you guessed it you can play him again. Lingering Souls is just one of the best cards in modern for BW sac fodder, flyers and recursion.
Continuing this way does open you up to Xathrid Necromancer because of the humans but I’ve never found it to work out that well myself. Elenda, the Dusk Rose is another option to crank up the tokens by doing what you’re doing anyway but I imagine Teysa is a better filler for that drop anyway.
Vizkopa Guildmage basically gives you pay three mana and double your drain, before you sack the board that would be devastating.
Another human with great synergy for the deck humanless or not is Qarsi Sadist
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
1 month ago
I don't think Vindictive Vampire is that good here although it looks like it, and this is why. The lack of free repeatable sac outlets at will makes this card not as good as in a format as Commander or even Modern. In Modern, you can cast Blood Artist and start sacrificing 2-for-1 creatures, tokens and whatnot to Cartel Aristocrat and drain them for the win. In this format, you cast this for four mana, and the only sac outlet you can use is Priest of the Forgotten Gods , which is good, but not enough. Even with Teysa, and sacrificing two creatures this drains for four, which it will always be less than the damage that Demon of Catastrophes will do. Or any other of the four drops. Also, if the Vampire triggered on itself I would consider it more, but at it stands, unfortunately I think it's a draft all-star, and not a Standard playable.
Now Midnight Reaper on the other hand, that's something else! I think I was biased in a negative way, because this card killed me in the Prerelease by the damage of other creatures dying. And I thought that de damage that would amount in this deck would really add up. However, and giving it a second thought, surely the cards you draw deal more damage to you opponent than the damage it deals to you. I think it might be quite fine, actually. The Theater of Horrors I see it more in a quite Aggro, super low-to-the-ground deck, with a lot of burn. On the other hand, the Rix Maadi Reveler it's much better in a deck than can consistently empty it's hand, just like Rakdos Aggro or Mono-Red. For that reason, I think that the Reaper is quite a good addition to this deck
Once again, thanks a lot for you comment, I think it was a super necessary comment! :D You helped me a bunch brewing this deck!
1 month ago
As a long time player of Teysa, Orzhov Scion I'd recommend running her. I run her as my general and plan on using Karlov in my deck. They compliment each other well (but now I gotta rework some of my deck). Not only do you get more tokens as long the creature dying is black but you'll get a lot of creature control out of it. Twilight Drover works really well with either Teysa and with both of them, it gets a little insane. That's also something to consider.
If you want suggestions of what to take out for those two, in my opinion it would be things like Cartel Aristocrat , Blistergrub or Arguel's Blood Fast Flip. I'm not a fan of that enchantment, I'd rather just run Necropotence but that's my opinion. Blistergrub is at most just 4 life for everyone to eat if you're not pulling back out of the graveyard.
Otherwise, nice deck! I dig it. I'm happy to see a good new Teysa card and new EDH decks based on it, it warms my heart.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that tokens dying does trigger Twilight Drover but if they leave the battlefield in other means (return to hand, exile, etc.) he still gets a +1/+1 counter for each one anyway, which is nice.
1 month ago
I would recommend Anointed Procession to help speed up your token generation, and would maybe run one less Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and replace it with a Dictate of Heliod to give your tokens a better boost. I also don't recommend playing Sorin Markov in this format because he is too overcosted for effects that don't benefit your deck's strategy, and although halving your opponent's life can be nice, by the time you reach turn six, they should be relatively close to dead and it literally won't matter. I would also recommend either running another Path to Exile over a third Fatal Push so that your removal is a little more consistent. Finally, I'd say run another Lingering Souls over the third Cartel Aristocrat , just because the flyers give you more of an advantage than a 2/2 on the ground.
2 months ago
Props for not going easy mode with Edgar Markov .
As for suggestions, the best thing I think you could do to improve this deck is to make it more explosive. The way to do that would be to add free sacrifice outlets, along with creatures that provide you multiple bodies.
For sac outlets, Viscera Seer , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodthrone Vampire , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Cartel Aristocrat , Blood Bairn , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , Vampire Aristocrat , and Yahenni, Undying Partisan are good vampire options. Sadistic Hypnotist , Dimir House Guard , Spawning Pit , Hidden Stockpile , Mind Slash are also good. What's important is that you can go off all at once. You want to sac a bunch of creatures to grow Elenda and sac her the same turn.
The other challenge you'll want to keep in mind is that Elenda, the Dusk Rose must go to your graveyard to get the trigger. That means If you want to recast her, you'll have to reanimate her or exile her from your graveyard. Bojuka Bog , Relic of Progenitus , Angel of Finality , God-Pharaoh's Gift (and Gate to the Afterlife !), Skeletal Scrying , Rescue from the Underworld , Necromancer's Covenant , Cremate , Seance , Planar Void , Goryo's Vengeance , Postmortem Lunge , Purgatory . Despoiler of Souls , Mistmoon Griffin , Purify the Grave , Offalsnout , Coffin Purge , Drudge Spell , Cryptwailing , Treacherous Vampire , and Consecrate / Consume , Angelic Renewal , Karmic Guide , Reveillark (the prior two being an infinite loop combo), Dread Return , Nim Deathmantle (there are combos with it and Ashnod's Altar , which you also want), Palace Siege , Bloodline Necromancer , Profane Command , Unburial Rites , Faith's Reward , Ever After , Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants , Hell's Caretaker . Apprentice Necromancer , Wake the Dead , Second Sunrise , Infernal Offering , Corpse Dance , Zombify , Resurrection , No Rest for the Wicked , and Footsteps of the Goryo , are all good options.
The final piece of the puzzle is making your sacrifices devastating. Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Grave Pact , Black Market , Harvester of Souls , Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex , Zulaport Cutthroat , Open the Graves , Blade of the Bloodchief , Ogre Slumlord , Athreos, God of Passage , and Dark Prophecy will help with that.
2 months ago
Removed: Cartel Aristocrat Debt to the Deathless Maw of the Obzedat Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Tithe Drinker Wayfarer's Bauble Weathered Wayfarer Orzhov Basilica Thespian's Stage Vault of the Archangel Temple of the False God
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