Obzedat, Ghost Council


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Rare
Gatecrash 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

Fuklaw on Oloro Triskaidekaphobia

6 days ago

Not a bad list. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic was my first commander.

In time I've found the deck to be not too suitable to my playstyle and moved on to play Brago, the king who says Ni and Kemba kit-kat. I still have my Oloro deck but I am rebuilding it so I can't link you to a deck unfortunatly.

The advice I can give you is add more win cons.

You already have Sanguine Bond add Exquisite Blood for infinite combo.

Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank is also a win con

Test of Endurance No need to explain

Felidar Sovereign same as above.

There are some useful creatures you can add, but I'll leave them to your judgement:

  1. Drogskol Reaver
  2. Magister Sphinx
  3. Obzedat, Ghost Council
  4. Karlov of the Ghost Council
  5. Ghost Council of Orzhova

There are more cards I used to use, but I don't want to over do it.I hope this helps, and if you need any more help feel free to ask.

Almost forgot, the Kaladesh weapon of mass destruction Aetherflux Reservoir ;)

droslag on BW Lifegain Goodstuffs?

1 week ago

Hey man no problem! what you changed looks great. Yeah I love black white, its so much fun. I would really consider Obzedat, Ghost Council one of my favourite cards. you could definitely squeeze two in. Felidar Sovereign could be funny as hell. Lingering Souls Read the Bones Underworld Connections. A cool thing to note with Obzedat, Ghost Council and Whip of Erebos is that you can whip your obzedat from the grave and he comes back permanently! instead of getting exiled, you exhile him and he returns! lots of fun lol

droslag on BW Lifegain Goodstuffs?

1 week ago

You don't have a lot of consistency to be honest. You might want more duplicates of the same card and not so many one-ofs. I wouldn't play a card really unless I had at least two or three of them. Mana curve is another thing to consider all though yours isn't that bad. And I would assume you wouldn't want to make the deck too strong and over priced :P Maybe 4 Vampire Nighthawk. More Anguished Unmaking, more Dark Ritual, more Blood Baron of Vizkopa. could focus on devotion with 4x Gray Merchant of Asphodel Gift of Orzhova. I dont think you need life link enchantments, should just use life link creatures. Anyway some cool and cheap cards to also consider maybe Obzedat, Ghost Council Unmake Oblivion Ring Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Debt to the Deathless Crypt Ghast Victim of Night Murder Tribute to Hunger Mortify

Turn8ScornfulEgotist on Abzan Yard Shenanigans

1 week ago

Definitely a set of Collective Brutality. It both gives you game against decks like burn and lets you put your Griselbrands into your graveyard, and is definitely better than the Dragoon.

I would also run Goryo's Vengeance and Obzedat, Ghost Council along with it as you can Vengeance Obzedat and set up a loop rather than losing it at end of turn.

You also probably want Thoughtseize because it can be really damaging to an opponent with a weak hand. You can even hit yourself with it if need be to pitch an Obzedat turn one and Vengeance it turn 2.

talltallabba on Orzhov Bleeder/Control (Still Suggestions Please)

3 weeks ago

Hey Zeviander,

Not a bad start! You're right, Orzhov is a lot fun to play, but there are a lot of subtleties to the life-gain/slow burn sub-types that when identified, warrant playing very different types of decks.

For example, if you're going to go for a purely slow-burn, you'll want a lot of cards that contribute to that end, and some strong defense/control that allow you to pull that long game off. I also notice you're building on a budget, so I'll keep that in mind. Some cards that come to mind are:

Drana's Emissary Wall of Limbs - Great defense that goes off as a big bomb!Kambal, Consul of Allocation - good deterrent at times. It is legendary, so annoying that you can only have one on the fieldANYTHING with extort, but Tithe Drinker gets a lot of press. Not sure why, I like Basilica Screecher just as much. Obzedat, Ghost Council is too much fun

You can also go orzo-aggro and play a pump creature centered deck around cards like Ajani's Pridemate, Suture Priest, Blood Artist, and of course, Soul Warden. Karlov of the Ghost Council is an exaggerated Ajani's Pridemate, but legendary too. Whip of Erebos works great with these cards 'cause they all get lifelink and can self propel themselves. Divinity of Pride.

Also, you can play cards that grant you alternate win conditions by jacking up your life as either deck main focuses or "plan b"s to the decks above. Check out Felidar Sovereign and Sanguine Bond.

So that's a start! Hope it helps. Check out "soul sister" decks that abuse Soul Warden and other life gain mediums for the win. I'd also be remiss if I didn't politely ask you to review my deck as well (i'm new to this site too :) ) Pumpin' Jack Attack!

Oloro_Magic on

3 weeks ago

I would drop Loxodon Warhammer it's just pricey. Rest for the Weary is a great life-gain card, that provides massive life-gain. Ajani's Mantra is also worth a look. I would also drop Martyr of Sands and Squadron Hawk, one is slow and the other doesn't really fit. With that space we can add some more reliable win conditions. Firstly there is Felidar Guardian and then there is Aetherflux Reservoir (if you use this also use Rhox Faithmender. If you take the the deck to Orzhov then you can use the Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood combo and you gain access to cards like Karlov of the Ghost Council, Obzedat, Ghost Council, and Divinity of Pride.

WillySmasher on Tax of the Council

4 weeks ago

Thanks for all the good suggestions Scorprix I've changed what I wanted the deck to do but still most of your suggestions will be added.

Firstly Tainted Remedy is a meta call one of my friends plays GW lifegain, I agree with Underworld Connections which may be replaced with Necropotence or a similar CMC draw engine.

Orim's Prayer, Hissing Miasma, and Cliffhaven Vampire all cut, you're right they're too weak. Herald of Anguish was cut as well I was just thinking of some sort of hand disruption but you're right it's slow.

Serra Ascendant is one of my favorite white cards so he'll stay lol.

I'm not sure about Path to Exile over Condemn mainly because I don't want to ramp my opponents but I suppose there's a reason Path is $10 and condemn is 20 cents lol.

As for your other sugestions Duelist's Heritage and Koskun Falls were added, Windborn Muse and Archangel of Tithes may find a spot once I make some cuts, Rest in Peace and Torpor Orb actually stopped what this deck was going to do (Obzedat, Ghost Council, Spreading Plague, and Debtors' Knell specifically but like I said I'm taking it in a new direction.)

The others I'm iffy on but I don't know why I didn't add Austere Command before :p.

Again thanks so much for all the suggestions, for looking at the deck, and the +1!!

Edit: also I don't know what Forbidden Orchard does for me besides mana fixing?

Eykon on Esper Fuse 1.1

4 weeks ago

Hi Red_X. You advices are very useful . I try to replace 2x Prairie Stream1x Unburial Rites2x Obzedat, Ghost Council2x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger1x Path to ExileBecouse i want to try:3x Fatal Push3x Beckcall1x Emrakul, the Aeons Torn1x Shambling VentProbably Sorin is very expensive but if i can't win before the Sixth turn it can be my win-condition. thanks for you help

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