Obzedat, Ghost Council


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander 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

DarkStarStorm on Super Budget Dumpster Fire

1 week ago

Of course, but my point is that both of my examples can also take the form of pauper decks. He probably could make use of Blessed Alliance instead of Doom Blade. You have so much spot removal that Diabolic Edict will offer something that you don't have. Instead of Mask of Avacyn and Alms Beast, I would run three or four Obzedat, Ghost Council. It's cheap and will finish the game for you.

Hyperalgialysis on Sorin and Gideon are BFFS!

3 weeks ago

Oh and Obzedat, Ghost Council is just annoying to try and interact with

chadsansing on Black/White Lifegain

1 month ago

Looks like your land-base could use more W sources and fewer B sources.

Would your playgroup be cool with Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond? With Aetherflux Reservoir or Felidar Sovereign?

Nyx-Fleece Ram is a cool Archangel of Thune trigger in this deck. Authority of the Consuls might also be awesome here.

I think you can go down to 36 or 34 lands, bring in some utility lands (like High Market), fetches, shocks, and other kinds of dual lands and still be okay.

With the spaces you have left, think of other utility creatures, perhaps. Razaketh, the Foulblooded, for example, would make good use of your extra life as a tutor. Ghost Council of Orzhova and Obzedat, Ghost Council come to mind, as well.

Greed would be a good card-draw enchantment given your life-gain.

Bring some mana rocks into your artifact pool (like Orzhov Signet), a few board wipes into your sorceries, some spot removal (especially exile effects) into your instants, and maybe a synergistic planeswalker or two, like Elspeth Tirel or Sorin, Grim Nemesis.

Happy brewing!

noodr on Spooky Ghosts (Budget tribal tournament)

1 month ago

SynergyBuild, thank you for all the suggestions! Goblin Lore is really sweet, the discarding at random has been really fun with tibalt and digs deeper than my other looters. I have actually had a lot of success with the Obzedat, Ghost Councils as the opponent normally has to deal with them immediately before it gets out of hand. It's the best target for Footsteps of the Goryo and it's an easy discard choice. Also, Iname, Death Aspect can filter them all out of the deck, thinning it and letting us draw more of our bombs.

I agree with your Duress suggestion. It has been underwhelming at best, (Despise would be a little better) but I could fit in something else.

For the mana base, I have had pretty good success with just 20. Since there is so much looting, I usually never have trouble hitting 5+ mana. I do like the idea of going up on white sources and increasing Lingering Souls as that card does work.

Thanks again for the tips! It has been surprisingly fun to pilot and the budget Through the Breach/Goryo's Vengeance feel has been awesome for 60 bucks. Let me know how you edit yours and the results! :D

SynergyBuild on Spooky Ghosts (Budget tribal tournament)

1 month ago

Goblin Lore might be more draw for finding Demigod of Revenge, along with the Cathartic Reunions and Faithless Lootings.

Drop the Obzedat, Ghost Councils. They cost two white each, and you only have two white sources, the amount of games you will actually get to cast one is around 6% of the games you manage to get to five mana (I'd say fairly often), but 6% isn't good enough for 1/15 of your deck to be useful. Either that or majorly upgrade the landbase to have more white mana. Battlefield Forge, etc. are cheap lands that will manafix well. I suggest 22 lands for this deck total, and ~five white sources, to up on the Lingering Souls

Duress can be moved to sideboard or be dropped entirely. Unless your meta isn't actually tribal, like it sounds, then I don't see them being nearly mainboard material.

This deck looks like it could be a tribal Through the Breach/Goryo's Vengeance deck, and I like that. I am going to build the deck according to the price restrainsts you had here, and see what I come up with, I will get back to you then, but until I do, good luck with this list!

Exotryptan on Can cryptic command grab cards ...

1 month ago

Cryptic Command's second ability is "Return target permanent to it's owners hand" Can it remove Obzedat, Ghost Council from my Exile?

chadsansing on

1 month 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!

Ravioli2003 on Tallowisp Spirits Magic Aids

2 months ago

Just so you know, (mostly because of SaffronOlive) Ghost Dad usually refers to Obzedat, Ghost Council. Anyhow, I'd like to suggest mainboarding a Spirit Mantle, it seems pretty unbeatable on Geist of Saint Traft outside of a deck like UW Control that mainboards wraths. Sweet deck though, +1 for sure.

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