Karlov of the Ghost Council


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

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Karlov of the Ghost Council

Legendary Creature — Spirit Advisor

Whenever you gain life, put two +1/+1 counters on Karlov of the Ghost Council.

Remove six +1/+1 counters from Karlov of the Ghost Council: Exile target creature.

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Karlov of the Ghost Council Discussion

CaoJin on Help with Strengthening Grixis Pirate ...

1 week ago

Hello everyone!

I am currently trying to get a Pirate tribal deck working with my local playgroup as I love the theming and flavour of the tribe but it is proving pretty difficult to get started mainly due to how difficult it seems to be to get Admiral Beckett Brass's effect off. The decks I normally wind up against are creature heavy Atraxa, Praetors' Voice or very streamlined Krenko, Mob Boss, a very fast wide Edgar Markov or tall Karlov of the Ghost Council, A beatstick toolbox The Ur-Dragon or Meren of Clan Nel Toth, A Human Tribal Sigarda, Heron's Grace or Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas and some form of heavy blue/Dimir or Bant control, usually Talrand, Sky Summoner or Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, though there is talk of a mill/control Scarab God in the works.

I'm not looking for hard counters, just giving the idea of the meta I'm playing in. We don't use infinite combos or mass land destruction, maybe one or two single target spells to remove things like Maze of Ith or other utility lands.

I usually keep running into the problem of not being able to keep enough creatures up and not being able to break through the lines to begin to steal things and get going, most creatures that come out tower above mine and I just can't keep up the pace when an opponent has a large enough field of creatures.

Are there any parts of this strategy I am overlooking or potentially new strategies I could pursue that would open up my options and make it easier to have an impact on the game.

Below is the upto date deck list, I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions either in this thread or on the deck comments.

Thank you all for your time!

ericalt91 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

I would like to submit my deck for Karlov of the Ghost Council (Tier 3). It's both reasonably competitive and a lot of fun to pilot. One of the interesting aspects of it is how often it is able to disrupt infinite combos, especially those involving the graveyard.

Karlov's Tithes

Commander / EDH ericalt91


Kaneka on Life Sapping and Self Sac

1 month ago

AvneerCell, Aetherflux Reservoir is worth trying if you can cast multiple spells per turn regularly. Its ability is also a strong political tool in multiplayer games once you hit 51+ life.

Karlov of the Ghost Council grows quite fast and can surprise sometimes with Rogue's Passage. Attacking for 8+ and unblockable happens frequently.

Norn's Annex would fit nicely too I think.

AvneerCell on Life Sapping and Self Sac

1 month ago

Kaneka, I tried putting ETB life gaining in the deck and it didn't play out that well, however Karlov of the Ghost Council and Crypt Ghast seem pretty good additions.

Not sure about Aetherflux Reservoir. If I can find a copy of it I'll try it out!

KylerStar on Esper Bloodbending

1 month ago

Would absolutely suggest Karlov of the Ghost Council over Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. At least in addition to.

Imaru on Karlov's Chapel

1 month ago

scheerlc8520 not a fan of Test of Endurance. Sure it gives me a can give me a chance to auto-win if no one's paying attention, but that's just the problem. It requires that no one is paying attention. As soon as I play it I become a hate magnet. Sure it is a bit harder to get rid of than something like Felidar Sovereign, but it's the same problem: You're never going to win off it.

Also, I'd have to cut something to fit it in, and I'd prefer to have another source of lifegain than a win con, especially since each instance of lifegain moves me closer to exiling an opponent's threat with Karlov of the Ghost Council.

Pieguy396 on Life Sap 2.0

1 month ago

Hey there! Welcome to EDH! I have a few suggestions for you:

I unfortunately have to go work on something else now, but I wish you the best of luck/skill with your deck! Enjoy!

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