Karlov of the Ghost Council

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 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

MoonTurtle7 on Wanting to make a Persist/Undying ...

1 hour ago

Karlov of the Ghost Council Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter These colors are ok for fiddling with counters

Animar, Soul of Elements This commandeer is meh for counters, the colors get some options.

Varolz, the Scar-Striped Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest Reyhan, Last of the Abzan These are some of your heavy hitters with counters.

Ghave, Guru of Spores Daghatar the Adamant The colors are just about the best in-terms of counters, and both can play with their counters.

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice it's Atraxa.... she's Op and gives you every color for counters.

Look into "wither" "infect" "Proliferate"

has quite a bit of wither support, but no commanders that outwardly support it.

https://edhrec.com/ is a helpful resource

Shadow12721 on Athreos, God ov Orzhova

1 day ago

Also, my boy Karlov of the Ghost Council could be devastating in this deck. Another fun card is Drana's Emissary.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 days ago

Epic game today! Melek, Izzet Paragon Aetherflux Reservoir spellslinger vs Karlov of the Ghost Council lifelink extort vs my Queen Marchesa deck.

Highlights were Felidar Sovereign coming out and threatening to give Karlov of the Ghost Council the game, it was immediately stolen by the Melek, Izzet Paragon player, then retrieved before the Melek, Izzet Paragon player's upkeep, but doing enough damage to stop the win by the Karlov of the Ghost Council player's next upkeep. This was followed by an epic counterspell battle I got into with the Melek, Izzet Paragon player over my Sunforger with Melek playing Counterspell, me playing Pyroblast, her playing Muddle the Mixture, and me then playing Mana Tithe against her tapped out board to allow the Sunforger to resolve!

The game went forever, and in the end, it was a Sunforger equipped Queen Marchesa that took out Melek, Izzet Paragon after a big Past in Flames turn she played took out Karlov of the Ghost Council, but failed to take me out due to a Deflecting Palm, and I protected Queen Marchesa with a Boros Charm against her Incinerate! Amazing game!

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 days ago

Epic game today! Melek, Izzet Paragon Aetherflux Reservoir spellslinger vs Karlov of the Ghost Council lifelink extort vs my Queen Marchesa deck.

Highlights were Felidar Sovereign coming out and threatening game, it was immediately stolen by the Melek, Izzet Paragon player, then retrieved before the Melek, Izzet Paragon player's upkeep, but doing enough damage to stop the win by the Karlov of the Ghost Council player's next upkeep. This was followed by an epic counterspell battle I got into with the Melek, Izzet Paragon player over my Sunforger with Melek playing Counterspell, me playing Pyroblast, her playing Muddle the Mixture, and me then playing Mana Tithe against her tapped out board to allow the Sunforger to resolve!

The game went forever, and in the end, it was a Sunforger equipped Queen Marchesa that took out Melek, Izzet Paragon after a big Past in Flames turn she played took out Karlov of the Ghost Council, but failed to take me out due to a Deflecting Palm, and I protected Queen Marchesa with a Boros Charm against her Incinerate! Amazing game!

Sargeras on How To Be An MTG Mafioso (Budget Kambal EDH)

5 days ago

Exaggeration, cpu_10

Here are some upgrades that could be made,

Unbudgetizing the manabase, playing cards like Godless Shrine to help increase consistency in mana.

Karlov of the Ghost Council over Ajani's Pridemate.

Rhox Faithmender and/or Alhammarret's Archive should have a place somewhere, likely over Blood Tithe and/or Debt to the Deathless.

Athreos, God of Passage, likely over Souls of the Faultless.

Serra Ascendant can easily find a place in this build.

Other options that I don't know what to replace with are Ravos, Soultender, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Noxious Gearhulk, Enlightened Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Debtors' Knell, Sorin Markov, and Liliana Vess.

HOPMONSTER on The Tax Office

6 days ago

Good Start here. I also built an orzhov lifegain deck early on when getting into EDH.

Some cards I'd rec:Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Limbs, Beacon of Immortality, Crypt Incursion, Boon Reflection, Celestial Mantle, One Thousand Lashes, Pillory of the Sleepless, Tainted Sigil, Chalice of Life  Flip, Marble Chalice,

Planeswalkers:Ajani Goldmane, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Sorin, Solemn Visitor.

I used Karlov of the Ghost Council instead of Obzedat. He's a ton of fun to play with. If you want to see my deck: Soul Shakedown Party

Rhadamanthus on Do multiple instances of lifelink ...

2 weeks ago

@Herodion: Yes, Karlov of the Ghost Council will trigger for each creature with lifelink. It's due to the Rule 118.9 quoted in my last post, i.e. you treat his ability as if it says "Whenever a source causes you to gain life..."

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