Sorin, Grim Nemesis


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Planeswalker — Sorin

+1: Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. Each opponent loses life equal to its converted mana cost.

-X: Sorin, Grim Nemesis deals X damage to target creature or planeswalker and you gain X life.

-9: Put a number of 1/1 black Vampire Knight creature tokens with lifelink onto the battlefield equal to the highest life total among all players.

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Sorin, Grim Nemesis Discussion

Sargeras on God's Judgment (Competitive Rogue)

2 weeks ago


Back when I was making this deck, we still had the planeswalker legend rule, and it basically made me test a variety of walkers, and see what worked best. In my experience, Gideons have worked the best by far, especially since the new ruling. The reason for that is they don't really need any setup or protection, as they all basically protect themselves, and can all function as finishers.

As for your deck, I used to play Phyrexian Arena in this deck as a consistent draw engine, but it killed me a lot more than I wanted it to. This is what made me switch to Night's Whisper. I think Bitterblossom is great in the tokens deck, but just like arena, it puts a clock on your head the turn you play it, something I'd avoid in a non-aggressive deck.

If anything, I'd play the Gideon package since it's so effective, and they all compliment each other. If you want other walker suggestions, Ob Nixilis Reignited and Sorin, Grim Nemesis are both powerful walkers and decently cheap cash-wise. I've found that both Liliana of the Veil and Liliana, the Last Hope work decently, although one makes you discard cards which is kind of a non-bo in control, but I find it's still very useful.

Honestly, the other Sorins are great when you have a board but pretty garbo in a control deck like mine.

If you want any other tips/suggestions let me know, and if you've got a list I'd be interested in seeing it.

RobbyRobrob42 on The Markov master race

3 weeks ago

DukeNicky I don't run Exquisite Blood because I can't spend over $20 for one card, same with Sorin, Grim Nemesis. A lot of the suggestions will actually be upcoming changes when I buy singles next.

DukeNicky on The Markov master race

3 weeks ago

I would suggest Sorin, Grim Nemesis over Solemn since Grim can reverse Bob effect gaining you card advantage and with the amount of life gain his Ult would be nasty here. Similar to Sorin's + effect you have Twilight Prophet Of course Isolated Chapel and Dragonskull Summit can help your mana base a bit won't go to far into lands cuz they can get pricey and looks fairly budget friendly. If you run Sanguine Bond why no Exquisite Blood? Vona, Butcher of Magan is all kind of goodness. Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves should replace the sandals since evasion is usually more benficial than flying. running black should also open you up to tutors easily to get what you need when you need it Demonic Tutor Diabolic Tutor Increasing Ambition and tribal wise you have Champion of Dusk. other lifegain fun can be Debt to the Deathless. Any tribal deck will want to run Cavern of Souls it's always a must. I helped my buddy build and break Edgar for massive control style stax etc plays but if I can be of other help lemme know

pipadile on You've activated my ALUCARD!

4 weeks ago

Recently took Sorin, Grim Nemesis out of Trololo and Sorin, Solemn Visitor out of Astaxa and put them in here for flavour reasons. (They're also pretty good)

hungry000 on The Horde

1 month ago

To add on to the previous statement, Zealous Persecution is also a nasty combat trick, it often results in favorable trades. You definitely need the fourth Spectral Procession as it is a super strong card, and 4 Raise the Alarm is also something you should have. You may also want to consider Legion's Landing  Flip. Sorin, Solemn Visitor is just better than Sorin, Grim Nemesis in tokens decks.

I get that you're new to magic, but Vraska's Contempt really isn't that great of a card in modern. 4 mana is far too slow for a spot removal spell, and the two life you gain from it is almost irrelevant. In your tokens deck, it's honestly worse than Zealous Persecution. I'm not saying that it's a bad card, but there are just better ones you can play.

Anyways, the 4 Push and 4 Path are generally going to be enough removal-wise. Tokens is a pretty proactive deck, so most of your cards should make either tokens or buff them. Tokens is also very good at grinding people down. It has trouble against combo and burn, so you should focus on those matchups in your sb. Timely Reinforcements is one of the best sideboard cards for tokens, sometimes even good enough for the main deck. Against combo, you need discard such as Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize, which I don't see in your sideboard or main deck (most tokens decks play discard in the main). Btw, there's no point in playing Elesh Norn without Unburial Rites. It's too slow.

Odysseus_97 on Mach ₱ⱤØⱠł₣ɆⱤ₳₮Ɇ Wieder Großartig (ṩüṗệŕḟŕïệńďṩ)

1 month ago

Hi, i am building my own superfriends deck right now i really like the version you have decided to go with, with minimum creatures and use tokens as blockers :) I was wondering if you might give your thougths on some planeswalkers/cards you haven't included and some more feedback on your inclusions?

What do you think of:

  • Garruk, Apex Predator: His emblem is weak in this deck, but he puts out very good blockers and has removal for both planeswalkers and creatures. What makes him excluded from the deck?

  • Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury: Her 2 first abilities seems very good with ramp and removal, is it not powerful enough to impact the board?

  • Gideon, Ally of Zendikar: I see that he is not as powerful, but his tokens are very nice. I want to include him in my build as i have one, but what do you think of him and is he even the best gideon to include?

  • Sorin, Grim Nemesis: His +1 seems really good also since a lot of planeswalkers has a CMC of 4-5, and he has decent removal, i see that Sorin, Solemn Visitor emblem is very strong, but would you think running both would be an option?

  • Jace Beleren: Is his impact to little?

  • Kiora, the Crashing Wave: Her emblem seems to be much more impactful than Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath.

  • As Foretold: Somewhat early drop and seems good on curve with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice.

  • Sphere of Safety: Seems to be a good include with the decent amount of enchantments in the deck, doesn't it seem to be worth running as it will slow a lot of swarm strategies down?

With the printing of The Immortal Sun how have you been able to deal with it? Might it be to consider Krosan Grip to remove such a piece to make sure it wont be countered?

How have these performed?

Lastly, as planeswalkers are really great, it is hard to stop oneself from including to many, would you yourself like to run more than your 21 at the moment?

1empyrean on Infinity Gauntlet (aka Unfair Tribal)

1 month ago

I've been fiddling around with a Jodah deck, and I really like Sorin, Grim Nemesis.

Also, Praetor's Counsel works as an alternative to Spellbook.

Darkshadow327 on I Have Powerful Friends in Very High Places

1 month ago

Clyde_Bankston and DrkNinja

It's the same old story about Tamiyo, Field Researcher, too many cards and cuts had to be made. Room will be found for her though.

Liliana of the Veil and Sorin, Grim Nemesis are good Planeswalkers, just not what I'm looking for. I definitely disagree with @Clyde_Bankston about basic lands, I would rather have mono colored lands that come in untapped then lands that come in tapped.

Rings of Brighthearth is crazy though, I'll try to find a spot for it. About Chromatic Lantern, Mox Amber, and Gilded Lotus, I'm looking for a spot for them, but they aren't super high on my priorities list for now.


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