Ghost Council of Orzhova


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Ghost Council of Orzhova

Legendary Creature — Spirit

When Ghost Council of Orzhova enters the battlefield, target opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

, Sacrifice a creature: Exile Ghost Council of Orzhova. Return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

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Ghost Council of Orzhova Discussion

LabManiac_Sigi on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

chopsueyrice - Ayli will remain at Mid Power. She doesn't provide anything significant for the Turbo Ad Nauseam archetype that other commanders don't. Even in her own colours, Ghost Council of Orzhova is the more optimal choice, as it serves as a Command Zone outlet for the Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond combo.

Hotcake_Gotsyrup - Radha is lower than Ruric Thar because Sphere effects as a whole have lost a lot of relevance since the unbanning of Protean Hulk. In a similar vein, setting up some form of lock is not really viable anymore, and Ruric Thar has the significant upside of being able to consistently end games much quicker than Radha can. Neither is amazing right now, but for RG big mana + stax decks, Ruric Thar is currently the better option.

HezTheGod - Godo will remain in High Power. It's a glass cannon deck with much worse options for recovery than something like Sidisi Ad Nauseam or Selvala Brostorm. Arjun is worse than Mizzix, which is worse than Storm in Grixis colours headed by Kess or Jeleva. Same as Ayli above: Mid Power is appropriate for a worse version of a worse version of a competitive deck. The usual strategy Chainer decks go for is too slow and inefficient to matter in High Power and above.

potatopotatopotato - Yeah, it's still fine. If you wanna learn more about the deck, you should check out the decklist database in the description and talk to some of the people listed there.

Hyrkh - Jarad will be added to Mid Power. Meren has effectively replaced him as the competitive option for a midrange-y BG Graveyard deck.

Jamiemac - You comment here.

gminnick - Every Esper Commander kind of has the issue of "it's not Zur", and the same thing is unfortunately true for Sydri. She doesn't provide any advantages that are good enough to compete with Necropotence in the Command Zone, so she will remain in High Power.

Iraruel on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

8 months ago


Was wondering how I could be able to improve the tier of my Edgar Markov list. I would argue it plays better than Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Ghost Council of Orzhova at very least, probably pushing towards the level of Selvala, Explorer Returned and Sliver Queen in power level, any suggestions on how I could improve the list would be great! I'm hoping to make the deck more resilient but also manage to keep the gameplan within the first 4 turns. Another interesting part of the deck is the longevity provided by Skullclamp allowing for more protected combo lines late game, which can be from Doomsday or the main enablers razaketh, the foulblooded and Ad Nauseam. The deck has improved with recent updates as well as getting a better line to victory with the inclusion of Necromancy mainboard for instant speed lines, this allows us to use Yawgmoth's Will efficiently.

Thank you and that's a brief overview of the deck, hope it helps and I will be waiting for suggestions if any eagerly! :)

Good day regards,


chadsansing on Black/White Lifegain

10 months ago

Looks like your land-base could use more W sources and fewer B sources.

Would your playgroup be cool with Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond? With Aetherflux Reservoir or Felidar Sovereign?

Nyx-Fleece Ram is a cool Archangel of Thune trigger in this deck. Authority of the Consuls might also be awesome here.

I think you can go down to 36 or 34 lands, bring in some utility lands (like High Market), fetches, shocks, and other kinds of dual lands and still be okay.

With the spaces you have left, think of other utility creatures, perhaps. Razaketh, the Foulblooded, for example, would make good use of your extra life as a tutor. Ghost Council of Orzhova and Obzedat, Ghost Council come to mind, as well.

Greed would be a good card-draw enchantment given your life-gain.

Bring some mana rocks into your artifact pool (like Orzhov Signet), a few board wipes into your sorceries, some spot removal (especially exile effects) into your instants, and maybe a synergistic planeswalker or two, like Elspeth Tirel or Sorin, Grim Nemesis.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on

11 months ago

Serra Ascendant is great here. Maybe promote it to the mainboard and swap out something like Ring of Thune or Ring of Xathrid?

Also, I was surprised not to see Ghost Council of Orzhova, Karlov of the Ghost Council, or Obzedat, Ghost Council.

If you would ever like to think about moving away from your artifact sub-theme, Banishing Light, Beacon of Unrest, Choice of Damnations, Oblivion Ring, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Torment of Hailfire might work as removal/pain spells here.

Since life-gain is a sub-theme, it might also be worth testing Aetherflux Reservoir, Exquisite Blood, andSanguine Bond as combos/insta-wins if your play group is okay with such things.

Happy brewing!

lunoh on

1 year ago

Ghost Council of Orzhova, Karlov of the Ghost Council not so hot right now, as for council I wouldnt have enough fodder while Karlov needs soulsisters which after some consideration I dont wanna go into too much rather go more toolbox/vampire payoff, Blood Baron of Vizkopa is nice for it, Obzedat, Ghost Council I will fit in if i will have some room left.

chadsansing on

1 year ago

Life gain seems like a great theme here.

Have you tested with Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Ghost Council of Orzhova, Karlov of the Ghost Council, or Obzedat, Ghost Council? It might be cool to replace ad nauseum and Phyrexian Unlife with more life gain.

Have fun playing!

Funkydiscogod on The Spirits of Orzhov

1 year ago

Ghost Council of Orzhova could be super annoying with Lingering Souls.

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