Karlov of the Ghost Council

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

chadsansing on

3 weeks 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!

G_Austin on Oloro sits on the Iron Throne.

1 month ago

Our decks are kinda similar? Some cards I found useful:Karlov of the Ghost CouncilWhip of ErebosOne Thousand LashesOrzhov KeyruneI wouldn't do Blood Baron of Vizkopa. Does better in Orzhov than in Esper decks.

Flagellum on Final Deck Input

1 month ago

Trying to determine my final deck as my meta seems to have disbanded. Problem is I have several projects going that aren't finished which will end up being melted for this last one. Trying to do something different from my other decks for a little variety but if they rely on the same strategy then that's okay. Budget should be kept around $15 per card max since this is my last hooray so to speak. However, I do own most of the staples so any suggestion will be considered. Here are the decks I currently run:

Decks I Currently Run

Purphoros, God of the Forge: my main man. Token spam and by far my favorite deck.

Karametra, God of Harvests: big stompies and land ramp.

Rafiq of the Many: enchantress voltron. Though even an enchantress can be suited up and work just as well should Rafiq keep eating removal.

Karlov of the Ghost Council: extort/lifegain with a touch of voltron and combo.

The Gitrog Monster: dredge/Dakmor Salvage combo deck. Very dependable and its a frog.

Breya, Etherium Shaper: my most competitive (aside from Gitrog and Purph) combo artifact deck

Edric, Spymaster of Trest: 1 drop evasive goodness

Brago, King Eternal: I've ran him very hardcore stax. While effective no one wanted to play against him so I've since lessened the stax effects.

Decks I'm Considering/Have Partly Built

Doran, the Siege Tower: big butts matter. Lots of Meekstone effects or power based wraths. What I have built seems inconsistent probably in part to vanilla critters with high toughness. That's great if Doran is out but otherwise not so great. I Don't want to go voltron bc I have Rafiq and Karlov nor do I want a good stuff build as that gets rather pricey.

Seton, Krosan Protector: ramp with big stomp finishers. What I have built seems consistent but you may have to dig to find a win con. Stax effects through Hall of Gemstone/Ritual of Subdual. Only concern is it is similar to Karametra aside from using creature ramp as opposed to land ramp. However, the synergy is pretty impressive and can lead to explosive plays.

Talrand, Sky Summoner: lots of bounce but entirely commander dependent. Could go Polymorph tucking a drake with use of Proteus Staff to whip out bombs. No real fast win con though. I've built this before and it was hilarious but it ended up getting pieced apart for other decks.

Or any other ideas anyone else has. The above 3 decks are mostly built already just needs finishing.

lunoh on

1 month 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 month 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!

CaoJin on Help with Strengthening Grixis Pirate ...

2 months 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!

LordBlackblade on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 months 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.


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