Edgar Markov


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare

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Edgar Markov

Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight

Eminence - Whenever you cast another Vampire spell, if Edgar Markov is in the command zone or on the battlefield, create a 1/1 black Vampire creature token.

First strike, haste

Whenever Edgar Markov attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

Edgar Markov Discussion

Vlasiax on WEISSHAL // The Eternal Monarchs

4 days ago

I think that this deck lacks Cruel Celebrant and Zulaport Cutthroat but other than that it looks great.

I'm trying to build Vampire tribal deck that is focused on casting low-cost Vampires so I get food for aristocrats subtheme as a main win-con (while overrun with tokens might still be a plan B) and gain advantage of cards like Dark Confidant or Ad Nauseam so your build is a great place to start.

Any advice for that take on Edgar Markov ?

VampiricJace on Real Vampires Don't Sparkle

2 weeks ago

Well, unless you have a reason for having a Planeswalker for being your commander (like casual house rules), might I suggest Edgar Markov ? :)

borjaambroce on Daddy Markov's Vampires

2 weeks ago

Last_Laugh - I actually check your deck a lot of times since this is one of the deck that comes out when i try to search for an Edgar Markov deck.

The thing that caught my eye when reading this deck was on how you take advantage of Reconnaissance .

Thank you for those suggested card and i'll make sure to take a noted of all of this.

To be honest i am gathering all the information that i can on making my Edgar Markov deck quite formindable.

There's a lot of control deck in my playgroup but i was able to win one time (and maybe the only strategy that would works against them) by putting out vampires and making them fat. :)

LordBlackblade on Daddy Markov's Vampires

2 weeks ago

No problem! I'm glad to help. Edgar Markov is one of my favorite commanders!

Just a short list of cards that I find really do work in my list. Even better they are all three mana or less!

hemddernacht on U want them all dead? I got this!

3 weeks ago

@liquid_water: somehow i forgot Forbidden Orchard ... thanks!

@PhotogenicParasympathetic: you are right, but at the moment i feel like i won't need more killing fodder. but i will definitely get one to test it against "go wide" strategies with Cathars' Crusade or decks like Edgar Markov

@islandwalks: thanks for the upvote, I will take a look at your deck later and hope to get to know your results and thoughts! ;)

SynergyBuild on Planeswalkers as Generals: Is it ...

1 month ago

Well, mfogle, Teferi, Temporal Archmage is a tier 1 cEDH deck, and some argue to be the best, or tied for best deck in the format, next to tempo lists like Najeela, the Blade-Blossom combo, Captain Sisay stax-combo, and Kess, Dissident Mage consultation lists, to name a few.

It does this because it combos with The Chain Veil , a card that goes infinite with it, as well as the commander's synergy with Stasis / Static Orb / Winter Orb in a stax prison deck with combo plan-b.

Just taking that approach, Saheeli Rai combos with multiple cards, such as Liquimetal Coating + Altar of the Brood , is in great colors for an artifact list, and helps in getting to the combo, with scry (not much, but not little), while being incredibly cheap to cast.

Then there is Tezzeret the Seeker , which both fetches The Chain Veil , and having combos with it. It also has a combo with a Rings of Brighthearth , Goblin Cannon , and Basalt Monolith setup if you need me to explain that one.

Outside of that, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria makes an incredible stax-control build abusing the untap effect with Stasis , Winter Orb , and Static Orb , while drawing you extra cards, mostly removal and countermagic to protect it after it hits. Untapping two blue sources holding up a Counterspell would be incredible alone, but with the stax synergy and card draw it just makes it really easy to break.

For pure value commanders that would pub-stomp LGS's if a player just wants to spend the money, there would then be Jace, the Mindsculptor. That sounds fun, doesn't it! Mono-blue control always is the pinnacle of EDH fun.

Think that's it? Dack Fayden , vintage allstar, cEDH allstar, greatest thief in the mutliverse, and incredible Careful Study / Faithless Looting every turn or a Steal Artifact once in a while.

On R/U walkers, Ral Zarek . The legacy Stasis walker. Now in EDH, where Stasis is legal. Seems nice. Harmless.

Even from the new set, there are incredible busted walkers. Ashiok, Dream Render allows you to shut off tutors and graveyards with relative ease. It is so good at stopping combo decks, and yet because it doesn't affect the user, it will just be run in a combo deck, blue/black has a plethora. Honestly if this was legal in cEDH, I'd imagine it tier 1.5.

Ral, Storm Conduit makes a great storm EDH commander, possibly better than some alternatives. Cards like Doublecast , Fork , Twincast , etc. all can be copied infinitely targetting each other, which allows Ral to go infinite damage. It is a sweet combo deck, another very competitive walker.

Teferi, Time Raveler could actually see very competitive play, like the original Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir was occasionally thought to with Knowledge Pool , really with the addition of minor removal/draw, some worse flash enabling IMO, and white added into the color identity, and a cheaper cost. This means Enlightened Tutor , cards like Rule of Law or other stax, etc. can combo.

So mfogle, do you really think a tier 2 deck like Prossh, Skyraider of Kher , some tier 4 deck like Edgar Markov , tier 3 Muldrotha, the Gravetide , or tier 2.5 Niv-Mizzet, Parun or Narset, Enlightened Master are so much better than any walker throughout Magic History?

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Planeswalkers as Generals: Is it ...

1 month ago

I mean I chose Elspeth specifically because she's hard to get rid of. "Just attack with creatures" ignores the part where her strongest asset is the fact that she spits out three blockers a turn, and can board wipe without hurting her blockers. She costs six, sure, but you are vastly overestimating the speed at which most commander games come to a close. If you think six mana makes a commander unplayable, Edgar Markov and Muldrotha, the Gravetide would like a word, both on EDHrec's top 10 commanders this very moment. So would Niv-Mizzet, Parun , so would Narset, Enlightened Master , so would Prossh, Skyraider of Kher .

The fact that her mana cost is the only downside you can come up with kind of proves my point.

BMHKain on BMHKain

1 month ago

@AlwaysSleepy: Thanks. Based on such a combo, I guess the only replacing card I'd use to replace Night's Whisper is either Tormenting Voice or even Wild Guess ? All three have a CMC of 2, or am I missing out on something? I'll have to check to comment to be sure...

Hmmm... it seems as if both replacements just require a single discard from the hand, & the rest is in the clear; much like how Night's Whisper works for this combo. Might as well have an extra card to discard for either Rummaging Replacement. So, yeah. Thanks very much, sir; after a lot of such I've been through; I think it's about time I start my Mardu deck project. But what the heck to use as a CMDR of such design? Queen Marchesa is good, but not what I'm looking for. Zurgo Helmsmasher is ridiculous on its own, but still not what to use as Voltron (Not what I want.), Oros, the Avenger ? nope. Tariel, Reckoner of Souls ? Chaos (This really deserves a symbol here for commenting, & other things of the like. Same for the Planeswalker Symbol on the Same Planar Die.) so far is too hard to control, & is potentially better off as something else entirely that's NOT Angel Tribal. Kaalia of the Vast is more akin to Mayael the Anima as they tutor for very powerful creatures w/ crazy effects. Not much closer. Not going to allow anymore Partner duos. Ol' Edgar Markov means a no can do for me; Eminence was never going to last long enough anyway. Licia, Sanguine Tribune just wants to feast on blood at an extremely huge mana cost, but this deck has little to nothing about life gain. One option remains: Mathas, Fiend Seeker . I wonder how he can truly work... Thanks again! ^_^

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Edgar Markov occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

RBW (Mardu): 0.71%