Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
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
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

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

DRmagic2017 on

1 month ago

Hello! Edgar Markov is the best Vampire commander. Good choice. But why did you exclude Blade of the Bloodchief? I think it works well in Vampire builds. I also think you need more token generators like Sorin, Lord of Innistrad or Sorin, Grim Nemesis. And something to boost your Vampires. For example: Metallic Mimic, Adaptive Automaton, Door of Destinies, Coat of Arms, Vanquisher's Banner, Obelisk of Urd etc. And don't forget about board wipes. I see Merciless Eviction here but I also recommend to think about Wrath of God, Day of Judgment and/or Damnation. Good luck!

t3hdarkness on Caplata

1 month ago

Spreading Plague has worked wonders although sometimes it gets in the way of my secondary Win Cons which is Turning Tokens Sideways.

I haven't had too much trouble with fast aggro. Between all the Chump Tokens, Edicts, Mass Removal, and Exiling the field stays pretty clear until either Jace, the Mind Sculptor or Sorin, Grim Nemesis finish the game with The Chain Veil or someone gets slammed by dozens of token creatures.

Oath of Liliana is an absolute All-Star in a flicker deck. I often find myself tutoring for it as soon as possible.

xStormyx on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

1 month ago

Since the majority of cards in your deck are black, I suggest Vampire Nocturnus, while the buff is conditional it's very strong and fairly consistent, especially with any draw/scry effects.

Tithe Drinker and Olivia's Bloodsworn can be surprisingly effective, especially if you get them out early.

Blasphemous Act and Vandalblast can be effectively combined into Merciless Eviction.

Crackling Doom is really strong. Also, Blood Tribute. Blast 'em.

Legion's Landing could be put in maybe in place of a plains or something, since it flips into a land so easily? Also Radiant Destiny is good, especially once you get the vigilance, which isn't hard to do with the tokens.

Sorin Markov, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad are all strong additions, and cool flavor because your commander is already his granddad :P

Really cool deck, check out mine! ==> Russian Vampire Mafia

stonesamurai on Kambal's Consul of Corrosion

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions! No Exquisite Blood because my playgroup eschews 2 card combos. Same goes for Felidar Soverign. I actually had a Sorin, Grim Nemesis in this deck and he fits on the drain theme well, though I found a better home for him in Aminatou, the Fateshifter. I don't have much token action so I think an Anointed Procession doesn't fit so well here. But the Crested Sunmare deserves a slot. Appreciated ;)

RSMTirish on Kambal's Consul of Corrosion

1 month ago

No Exquisite Blood? Goes infinite with Sanguine Bond. With Kambal on the field you basically have board lock. Also Felidar Sovereign should be a good addition. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is good at a planeswalker slot. Definetly look into a Crested Sunmare and Anointed Procession. You get a 5/5 horse on every end step if someone cast a non-creature spell while having Kambal out.

CRKFIEND on Rising from the dead.....for help

2 months ago

I would start by cutting some of the cards that do incremental scrying on creatures. In my testing, they have not shown their worth in the deck. Omenspeaker, Augury Owl, Suture Priest, Kor Skyfisher, Solemn Recruit all look like creatures you could do without. You should try using cards which grant draws like Cloudblazer, Mulldrifter, Oath of Jace and Demonlord Belzenlok. I'd take out both Oblivion Ring and Detention Sphere and in their places run Act of Authority, Oath of Liliana or maybe Reality Acid. I would drop Chromatic Lantern and Crucible of Worlds entirely. You have enough mana rocks without the lantern, and quite frankly your commander can act as ramp with it's -1. I would cut the Entreat the Dead as you have other reanimate outlets. I'd probably also cut a couple of cancels and pseudo-draws. a Sensei's Divining Top would be pro right here. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is an over-performer in this deck if you can net one of those as well. Ob Nixilis Reignited also works great. Both planeswalkers allow for multiple removals if Animatou is out. Good luck with your Aminatou deck. It shows a lot of promise!

gonz0pl on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

2 months ago

More testing done tonight.

New favourite unfair interaction: Aminatou, the Fateshifter on 1 loyalty using -1 ability to flicker a (basic or not) Plains with Emeria Shepherd on the field only to let Aminatou go to the yard and bring her back on 3. I loved every single spiteful gaze my opponents gave me, lol!

Swapped a few things around: Mana Vault in, Mana Crypt out. Really happy with the result of this swap. Helps me progress the board much faster, especially after flickering it for extra 3 mana. The 1 life loss is much more manageable than 3, in my opinion. No Thran Dynamo as of yet, but I'm considering it or Basalt Monolith though.

Can't express how good both Draining Whelk and Mystical Teachings are. The first one is simply unexpected and helped me get around an Akroma's Vengeance and was quickly followed by a tutor for Eldrazi Displacer to deflect further disruption. The spell has proven its worth vs. Cat Tribal Voltron getting Venser, Shaper Savant to bounce a well-equipped Nazahn to hand. Having it as the only card in my hand, at the end of my opponent's turn and chaining it into Entreat the Dead via Mystical Tutor to rebuild my board in my upkeep was sweet, too.

Unlike you, I have less colourless land sources and it wasn't enough to succesfully chain Peregrine Drake and another creature for flicker shenanigans with Eldrazi Displacer, so I removed the Halimar Depths I was playing, and added Adarkar Wastes.

Currently tinkering with Personal Tutor and Rune-Scarred Demon as even with Sorin, Grim Nemesis who keeps proving himself fantastic, I don't think I have enough draw/tutor power.

My current iteration of the build Show

gonz0pl on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

2 months ago

First of all, thank you for your Primer, it’s been a great help! Very inspirational piece of deck tech!

I’ve recreated most of the deck with some minor changes.

I’ve cut out Utter End in favour of Sorin, Grim Nemesis as a redundant effect in Aminatou + Kaya + Guardian + Panharmonicon/Oath of Teferi combo. He also provides extra draws, something the deck struggles with, in my opinion.

I reduced Islands to three, adding Halimar Depths. Having hardly any Turn 1 plays, I think it’s worth keeping a slightly riskier hand and re-arranging the top to hit the missing land. If you have a fetchland in hand, you can t2 reshuffle easily. I also found it helpful when I was running out of gas.

I decided to include Eldrazi Displacer instead of Ixidron, so also had to tweak manabase a bit. Swapping Concealed Courtyard and Darkslick Shores for Caves of Koilos and Underground River respectively brought the deck to a satisfying number of colourless sources. Displacer does not disappoint! I was able to pull of Felidar Guardian + Gonti, Lord of Luxury tonight, without Aminatou, the Fateshifter and Panharmonicon or Oath of Teferi. Instead, I had a Peregrine Drake and five lands, including Winding Canyons and Reliquary Tower. Took a while to explain to the table it’s a win lol!

I do not own an Imperial Seal so decided to go more flickery way and added Brago, King Eternal. The deck isn’t that much value oriented though, so I will probably add Rune-Scarred Demon instead as I found myself struggling to find answers at times.

Also swapped Angel of Despair for a cheaper disruption creature – Reflector Mage. More likely to get cast with Winding Canyons. I know it only hits creatures, but I didn’t find myself in the need to heavily disrupt non-creature strategies just yet.

Perplexing Chimera is still on my list. I like how you can get it back with Aminatou’s -1, but opponents will slow roll their spells in order to get rid of it or will simply wipe the board. Considering putting Draining Whelk as it’s a more reactive disruption that I can later flicker with Eldrazi Displacer or bounce back with Venser.

Insidious Dreams is proving to be disappointing as oftentimes I don’t have enough acceptable cards to pitch to it. Might go with Personal Tutor or Mystical Teachings instead. The first one if I can afford to slow roll Entreat the Dead or can use Aminatou’s +1 to put Time Warp in my hand, provided Archaeomancer or Salvager of Secrets is on the field already. The second can be good to fetch Venser, Shaper Savant, a counterspell or any other instant tutor effect. Flashback can prove useful too.

Thanks for sharing your deck with us, hopefully you’ll find my playtesting experience useful, too!

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