Edgar Markov


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Edgar Markov Discussion

Pheardemons on The Eternal Conflict: Vampires vs Lycans

1 day ago

RedJokr, ComboCrazy. Haven't spoken to yal in a while. Hope life is still going well! I unfortunately have jumped on the bandwagon of Edgar Markov, but I'm not that sorry. Great commander and I feel like this deck is pretty fricken sweet and aggressive. Let me know what you think.

sanders1004 on Duel Commander White Weenie aggro ...

3 days ago

Sorry for the long title and post. I've been playing in a Duel commander league (French 20 hp) for several months and this season I managed to fight my way to a 4th place standing using this deck.

This upcoming Monday is the playoff tournament (14 player single elimination) and I need to make modifications to counter the heavy hitters released in C17. I know that I'll need a Rest in Peace to help against Kess, Dissident Mage and other reanimator decks, but aside from not knowing what to replace, I mainly don't know what to do to prepare against the 2-4 Edgar Markov I could encounter. I have yet to encounter this deck in league play, but it seems brutal and I'd rather not get knocked out in the first round again. I have limited information on the decks of the other players in the top 5 and I'm not certain what the others will be playing, but it seems that most will be running a black commander. Also, my standing will allow me to go first in all my matches against lower ranked opponents. Any helpful tips will be greatly appreciated.

Frank_Glascock on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

4 days ago
  1. I think my meta is more creature based. Stealing generals is a good strategy for us where it would not be viable in a pure competitive environment. Thalakos Deceiver is a little on the mana intensive side but has the potential to force our opponent's hand. It would be hard in theory for this to be the first or even second worse wizard among the 23 in my version of the deck.

  2. Spending four mana just to Thoughtseize a Swords to Plowshares (for example) out of an opponent's hand is not ideal. Of course, you might have paid four mana to win the game if that is all the instant speed removal they had and the threat of Glen Elendra Archmage forces them to use it.

  3. I am not certain of Mistbind Clique. It can be used outside of Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar to stop an opponent from winning that turn or to slow them down. I just am hesitant playing a situational card that depends on having one of altars to possibly lock out our opponents.

  4. Ixalan was kind to my Edgar Markov deck but I do not see any additions for Inalla. Pillar of Origins only works for 23 cards in my deck and I do not think it is better than the other mana rocks that are in the deck.

  5. Tormod's Crypt is the most played graveyard hate card you listed in competitive circles.

pyroic1 on Edgar Markov's +1/+1 Counter Madness

6 days ago

Would definitely add at least one board wipe in the kit. Ideally you would have more creatures than most opponents, but it is necessary just in case you get wiped yourself. Also, I do agree you may need more non-creatures to handle non-creature threats. Merciless Eviction can help those out. All it takes is for a Ghostly Prison and a Propaganda to shut this deck down. Only other thing I'd consider revising is your mana curve. May have a bit too many 6 drops that could be 4 drops. This would give it more of a bell-curve-like shape. The reason I say that is because it synchronizes with Edgar Markov to play more creatures than anything. Best this about this commander is the Eminence ability. Also, the wider you go, the more combat damage can get past potential enemy blockers, leading to more counters.

pettigrew23 on Edgars Vampire Army

6 days ago

You've got some good cards but you're a bit too creature heavy. Edgar Markov doubles your creature output passively. Some of that space could be used for support spells that slow your opponents or boost your creatures. Don't be afraid to splash more white and red because they have a lot of value. This is my build for an example though you don't need to cut this many creatures. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/2017-cmdr-vampiric-bloodlust-change/

pettigrew23 on Edgar Markov's +1/+1 Counter Madness

6 days ago

haha I posted too soon. I agree it looks better with everything else in. If your looking for another card to help with a more aggressive strategy, I'd recommend Dolmen Gate. I also agree that Edgar Markov is one of the best Vampire commanders. White is a great color for adding boons to your deck.

DrukenReaps on Edgar Markov's +1/+1 Counter Madness

6 days ago

XD I didn't even notice the entire deck wasn't up. Ok lets see with the full list.

Looks much better than the half a list I looked at lol.

I still think Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, and Skullclamp are among the best things you could add. I would also take a look at why you are even bothering with white. Edgar Markov is cool and so are the other white things you have but such a small amount of white almost hurts the deck's consistency. I'm also not a fan of splash colors so maybe I'm not the best person to get this opinion from...

If you are set on edgar I might find a place for Anointed Procession, Cathars' Crusade, Kindred Boon and keep a close eye on ixalan with it's white vampires.

magnumforce2006 on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 week ago

Going to consult this thread once again on how to add a proper vampire token for Edgar Markov. I have added a Vampire Token to tappedout for him, but I don't believe this is a proper way to add a token for linking to a card. Any help would be appreciated.

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