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Gift of Orzhova
Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has flying and lifelink.
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Gift of Orzhova Discussion
2 months ago
Yeah solarPULSAR, i saw the bogle deck and wanted to make it cheaper and more enjoyable. Rogue's Passage would be a great card to put in when versing creature based decks, as Gift of Orzhova is the only evasion in the deck. However, its hard to put in the deck because of a lot of the cost needing two green or white mana. If you needed it, you could put in multiple Gryff's Boon to help with more evasion
3 months ago
A lot of your cards seem really low-impact for EDH games:
- Akroan Mastiff
- Attended Knight
- Bronzebeak Moa
- Death-Hood Cobra
- Gideon's Lawkeeper
- Hungry Spriggan
- Penumbra Spider
- Skyspear Cavalry
- Font of Vigor
- Gift of Orzhova
- Into the Wilds
- Oppressive Rays
- Market Festival
- Sheltered Aerie
- Kormus Bell
- Inquisition of Kozilek
A lot of the other cards are pretty solid, but sort of over-the-top in quantity. You have a lot of targeted removal. Try to pick your 8 favorites, and cut the rest.
I think in a deck like this you want to be running about 45 lands + ramp, 30-ish creatures, 13-15-ish removal (Targetted + Boardwipes), and 10-12-ish support cards (e.g., True Conviction or Nissa's Revelation).
Also it looks like some of your cards were originally designed for a Tokens deck, but you don't seem to have enough token generation to justify them:
3 months ago
Shock and Pharika's Cure are not effective cards in EDH. Swords to Plowshares and Utter End are better single target removal. Liberating Combustion and Chandra, Pyrogenius also aren't your best options.
Wraths are not only staples in EDH, but also work really well with Zurgo, so having only Wrath of God is too few. Day of Judgment is 95% as good. Blasphemous Act is often better. Chandra's Ignition will wipe the opponents' fields, damage them, and put a bunch of counters on Zurgo.
Zurgo already has haste, so Cobbled Wings or Kitesail might outperform Fleetfeather Sandles. Gift of Orzhova will keep you healthy. First strike doesn't matter much for Zurgo so Chariot of Victory is a suboptimal way of gaining trample. Try Whispersilk Cloak to get perfect evasion and protection from targeted removal. Strata Scythe really isn't meant for three color decks. Marble Diamond is worse than a Boros Signet, I would recommend all three in your colors.
44 lands is a lot; average Zurgo deck has 37. Karoo is bad, much worse than Orzhov Basilica. Use Rakdos Carnarium too. If you have Terramorphic Expanse, might as well use Evolving Wilds. Rather than Drifting Meadow, use the black and red one-mana cyclers. No need for Boros Guildgate when there are still more scry-lands and life-lands to use. Radiant Fountain doesn't provide enough compensation for being colorless in a three color deck with no lifegain theme. Reduce the number of basics to get to at most 40 lands (probably fewer since you have quite a few mana rocks), and replace some basics with vivid lands if needed to cover your color requirements.
You are right to think of removing Lightning Shrieker, it works really poorly with equipment and even worse with auras. Kari Zev is sort of a random choice, what is your intention with her?
Aspect of Gorgon is not your best choice, Zurgo has no need for deathtouch. Edge of the Divinity and Blessing of the Nephilim cost 2 less and give two more power. Marked by Honor is just worse than Vow of Duty. Burning Anger is really slow. Open the Armory is a great tutor with this many equipments and auras.
There's absolutely no card draw here. Black has plenty of good options.
4 months ago
You don't have a lot of consistency to be honest. You might want more duplicates of the same card and not so many one-ofs. I wouldn't play a card really unless I had at least two or three of them. Mana curve is another thing to consider all though yours isn't that bad. And I would assume you wouldn't want to make the deck too strong and over priced :P Maybe 4 Vampire Nighthawk. More Anguished Unmaking, more Dark Ritual, more Blood Baron of Vizkopa. could focus on devotion with 4x Gray Merchant of Asphodel Gift of Orzhova. I dont think you need life link enchantments, should just use life link creatures. Anyway some cool and cheap cards to also consider maybe Obzedat, Ghost Council Unmake Oblivion Ring Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Debt to the Deathless Crypt Ghast Victim of Night Murder Tribute to Hunger Mortify
4 months ago
Gift of Orzhova Got downshifted to common. May be a bit slow comparatively, but I have a soft spot for the card.
4 months ago
I never realized how many Vampire Allies there were that worked that well together! The first card that popped to mind was Sanguine Bond. Its an instant "Oh Sh*$" moment for your opponent when they see that come out. Gift of Orzhova would be beneficial as well
4 months ago
You currently have no means of putting Haakon, Stromgald Scourge onto the field, as you have no means of pulling him out from the graveyard and he can't be played from your hand. Unless you include a means of doing so, consider dropping him. Similarly, Enduring Renewal is not helping you here at all. You have no means of reanimating, so you would be hurting yourself with its use.
Right now you have a lot of Knights that pretty much only have Protection from White, and don't provide much synergy at all. On top of that, they have a lot of and which may be difficult to pull of with your land base, especially during early game. Concealed Courtyard is a good land to have in here, and it's Modern-legal.
Everything above considered, here are some Knights that may work well in this deck. Blood-Cursed Knight could be useful here, considering how many enchantments you have in the deck. Fiendslayer Paladin is quite good. Lone Rider Flip would proc off of Lifelink rather easily. Stillmoon Cavalier is versatile and functions similarly to Stromgald Crusader.
I should mention that Sorin, Grim Nemesis's Ultimate ability creates the tokens you want.
You could also consider giving your other Knights Lifelink, via Enchantments like Gift of Orzhova or Whip of Erebos. This deck has little ways of generating 1/1 Vampire Knight other than Call the Bloodline and even with that you will have to dump a LOT of cards into your graveyard, which with this deck has no benefit whatsoever, just to get a sufficient amount of tokens (and I need not remind you that you have no means of using any of the cards you will have discarded). You may even be better off not working with tokens and instead focus on your creature base.
Hope this helps!