Obzedat, Ghost Council


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Mythic Rare

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Obzedat, Ghost Council

Legendary Creature — Spirit Advisor

When Obzedat, Ghost Council enters the battlefield, target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

At the beginning of your end step, you may exile Obzedat, Ghost Council. If you do, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of your next upkeep. It gains haste.

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Obzedat, Ghost Council Discussion

darkmatter32x on Jund Mid

5 days ago

FNM latest result.

First game: Mirror match 2-1

-Lost the first match with opponent's Liliana of the Veil hitting the board first.

-Won Second and third match, my opponent sideboarded fulminator mage and Liliana's defeat to answer my planeswalkers and man-lands. I used Crumble to dust eliminating all of my opponent's Raging ravine.

Second game: Storm 2-1

-Won the first match, I destroyed Pyromancer Ascension while Liliana keeps going with her discard.

-Lost second match, my opponent has the ultimate opening hand for storm tried to kill Baral but was countered using Remand.

-Won Third match, Liliana again for the win and Nihil Bomb prevents the grave from flashbacks.

Third Game: Jeskai Control 0-2

-Gideon Jura and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar protected by counter spells is absolutely ridiculous.

Fourth Game: Mardu Midrange 1-2

-Won first game with Tireless Tracker and Dark Confidant, with having lots of card draw the game ended pretty quickly.

-Lost second and third game, my creatures were getting hammered from removals, around turn 7 or 8 my opponent came back using Obzedat, Ghost Council with fatal push in hand and no Terminate the game quickly ended right there.

superhuman21 on Kambal, Consul of Allocation EDH Deck

3 weeks ago

you're running Dark Depths without Hex Parasite or Vampire Hexmage? I'd at least have them on the sideboard. Also the mire, windswept heath, and polluted delta don't really belong in the deck. Even if you can use fetches that don't contain non-cmdr mana symbols, I wouldn't. Switch these out for Orzhov Basilica, Ruins of Trokair, and Ebon Stronghold.

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AllClar on My first EDH deck

3 weeks ago

Alright, so first off, because you're running a drain deck, Crypt Ghast. It doubles all of the mana generated from swamps to pump up your ability to use extort. Second, I'd suggest Pontiff of Blight, because it gives all of your creatures extort. Lastly, I'd suggest running Obzedat, Ghost Council just because it drains for so much.

What are you using this deck for? Just casual funsies, or do you want to have a wincon?

Ziembski on Big Black Mana Life Drain EDH

1 month ago

Have you considered splashing for W and going for Obzedat, Ghost Council? He is only 1 more CMC and also tend to stick boards very well. Life Drain included!

This would open you doors to Debt to the Deathless, Death Grasp and all those WB rmeovals as Utter End to get rid of other lifegain disablers such as Sulfuric Vortex or just another Erebos.

VegaBoralis257 on Kambal, Sculler of Fates

1 month ago

You're using Sleeper Agent? That's the kind of silliness that I like!

Triad of Fates + Ashen Rider is incredibly rude and I love it. I'm not positive, though, that Triad works with Obzedat, Ghost Council. They won't keep their counter if they go into exile, so unless you can activate Triad twice in one turn, I don't see how it works.

I'm not sure if there is a card that forces the opponent to cast a spell, though cards like Kambal incentivize them not to, and if they don't play spells, they'll probably lose.

Have you ever played Commander/EDH? Kambal should be a fun Commander. If he lives for any length of time, he'll do a lot of work. Also, awesome combos like Triad and Ashen Rider are loved in Commander, though they can be hard to pull off.

superhuman21 on Oloro gets a Life

1 month ago

I don't have my full deck (I'll put it on here soon) but I do run a Oloro Lifegain deck and yours is starting to look pretty solid. Some cards I have in my deck to just piss people off are Eternity Vessel, Celestial Mantle are big for keeping your life total high.Obzedat, Ghost Council, and Ghost Council of Orzhova are also real great with oloro.

Ivory Cup is a great card you can start combos with when Drogskol Reaver is on the field during your upkeep since Oloro gives you 2 life regardless of where he is.

Now if you wanted to buff your lifegain abilities with some board control Linvala, Keeper of Silence is well worth her price and can halt other decks. for Hate enchantments to force your opponents against a wall Torment of Hailfire and Torment of Scarabs are both game changers.

Just some thoughts for improvements. Otherwise +1

multimedia on Life is just a bunch of gains and counters (Licia)

2 months ago

Creatures with flying and or deathtouch or both and lifelink seem good here because these creatures are much more likely to do combat damage to an opponent thus gaining you life which lets you use Licia's casting cost reduction ability without having to use mana and additional cards to reduce it. My suggestions are Vampire Nighthawk, Baneslayer Angel, Angelic Skirmisher, Victory's Herald some of these give all your creatures lifelink or other abilities.

Some other suggestions in no order:

Good luck with your deck.

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