Creature — Human Wizard
((W/B) can be paid with either (White) or (Black).)
(2)(White): Target player gains 1 life.
(2)(Black): Each player loses 1 life.
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|Commander Anthology (CM1)||Uncommon|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Orzhov Guildmage Discussion
1 year ago
So it may fall to someone like Neheb to be the commander, but I've actually considered running an Imminent Doom deck that just dumps 'x' spells everywhere. Obviously burn spells would be prolific, but Rosheen Meanderer is also a commander, and I guess hydras are a thing? If you'd rather I could host that particular brewing page instead, but I didn't know if this was also for suggestions like that.
Also, as a note I'm not so sure Vona is a great fit for a Karlov deck. From what I've looked up before, Vona is better with life total swinging effects like Axis of Mortality, where as Karlov prefers would rather dump mana into several small instances of life gain like with Orzhov Guildmage (to give a bad example at least).
1 year ago
I think that your deck could do without some of your lifegain sorceries. Cards like Alms of the Vein, Last Caress, and Vampiric Touch don't have a big enough impact to be worth including, particularly if you are playing a group game.
If you are looking to make the most of your extort cards, you could try to find engines that will give you increasing value over the course of the game. Whitemane Lion, Kor Skyfisher, Conviction, and Sun Clasp can all return themselves to your hand, giving you multiple opportunities to get extort triggers.
Unfortunately, Inquisitor Exarch and Orzhov Guildmage have never been printed as commons so you can't use them as part of your 99 (assuming this deck is meant for paper play, since I don't know about the alternate rarities in online formats).
2 years ago
2 years ago
As your deck list is pretty big so I thought I would give you some ideas for cards to cut.
Akroma, Angel of Fury: good, but does not have a big enough effect for commander
Anger: you're only running 2 mountains
Duergar Hedge-Mage good card but again, you are only running 4 mountains and 6 plains
Fallen Angel: you don't really have a use for a sac engine.
Jayemdae Tome: Just not great
Wrecking Ball no need for land destruction and there is better creature removal
Ghostly Prison:fine cared but has no real reason to be in this deck
Vow of Duty: just run a removal spell
Earthquake, Evincar's Justice, Pyrohemia, Sulfurous Blast: The mardu colors are the king of board wipes, run something better. ie. Damnation, Toxic Deluge, Wrath of God, Chain Reaction, Phyrexian Rebirth, and Decree of Pain to name a few
Congregate: don't need the life gain. Unless of course you play lots of token decks
Liliana of the Dark Realms: you have 3 swamps
you have a good amount of good creature but because your commander relies on your hand here are some more card draw ideas:Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Bloodgift Demon, Damnable Pact, Dragon Mage, Erebos, God of the Dead, Harvester of Souls, Necrologia, Night's Whisper, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Painful Truths, Sign in Blood, Skeletal Scrying, Underworld Connections, Wretched Confluence, and Read the Bones.
More additional combat phase spell would also greatly benefit you. World at War, Aurelia, the Warleader, Fury of the Horde, Hellkite Charger, Relentless Assault, Savage Beating, Scourge of the Throne, Seize the Day, Waves of Aggression
in case you haven't already you may want to check out https://edhrec.com/commanders/kaalia-of-the-vast for more card ideas.
Looks like a great start, hope my comments were helpful
2 years ago
I was updating my inventory and there seem to be an awful lot of cards that are missing their Commander Anthology printings here.
Printings not found: Anger (CMT), Arcane Denial (CMT), Bathe in Light (CMT), Boros Guildmage (CMT), Borrowing 100,000 Arrows (CMT), Cleansing Beam (CMT), Congregate (CMT), Control Magic (CMT), Curse of Inertia (CMT), Curse of Predation (CMT), Curse of the Forsaken (CMT), Darksteel Mutation (CMT), Death by Dragons (CMT), Deceiver Exarch (CMT), Diabolic Tutor (CMT), Diviner Spirit (CMT), Dragon Whelp (CMT), Duergar Hedge-Mage (CMT), Evincar's Justice (CMT), Furnace Whelp (CMT), Gwyllion Hedge-Mage (CMT), Hada Spy Patrol (CMT), Krosan Grip (CMT), Leafdrake Roost (CMT), Leonin Bladetrap (CMT), Lightkeeper of Emeria (CMT), Mortify (CMT), Mother of Runes (CMT), Oni of Wild Places (CMT), Orim's Thunder (CMT), Orzhov Guildmage (CMT), Path to Exile (CMT), Pilgrim's Eye (CMT), Presence of Gond (CMT), Pyrohemia (CMT), Razorjaw Oni (CMT), Restore (CMT), Return to Dust (CMT), Selesnya Charm (CMT), Selesnya Guildmage (CMT), Serra Angel (CMT), Shattered Angel (CMT), Skyward Eye Prophets (CMT), Soul Snare (CMT), Stonecloaker (CMT), Sulfurous Blast (CMT), Swiftfoot Boots (CMT), Sylvan Reclamation (CMT), Syphon Flesh (CMT), Syphon Mind (CMT), Terminate (CMT), Thornwind Faeries (CMT), Thunderstaff (CMT), Vow of Duty (CMT), Vow of Lightning (CMT), Vow of Malice (CMT), Wash Out (CMT), Winged Coatl (CMT), Wonder (CMT), Wrecking Ball (CMT).
2 years ago
Drogskol Cavalry to turn Infinite mana into Infinite life and tokens. Bloodrite Invoker, Essence Depleter, Nightfire Giant, Orzhov Guildmage, Rix Maadi Guildmage, Scalding Devil, Scholar of Athreos, Soul of Shandalar, and Sunhome Guildmage also work.
2 years ago
3 years ago
I have, and I have used it in a life gain/loss deck with Orzhov Guildmage, but I just dont feel it in this deck, as I would prefer never actually dealing damage to an opponent if I can avoid it.
But yes, it does so amazingly well with Valor Made Real