Sorin, Grim Nemesis


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad 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

phc on Archenemy: Nicol Bolas

9 hours ago

This is a project I have been working on too. My goal to to finish putting together the rest of the gatewatch decks and a few more arch-foe decks as well. After going though the decks in the boxed set I came up with a list of criteria to help me balance the decks against each other. As each deck contains at least one legendary creature you could use those as a "commander" for the deck.

  • The Arch-Foe deck can use up to fifteen rare cards, and up to twenty uncommon cards.
  • The Ally decks can use up to ten rare cards, and up to fifteen uncommon cards.
  • Rare cards are restricted to only one copy per deck.
  • Uncommon cards are restricted to only two copies per deck.
  • Each deck should contain one Legendary creature.
  • The Ally Planeswalkers should cost between 3-5 CMC.
  • The Arch-Foe Planeswalker should cost between 4-7 CMC.
  • Each deck should be built along a particular theme.

These are the decks I am currently constructing



RUST-O on Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

16 hours ago

Ob Nixilis Reignited is there for flavor (demon) and card draw. If nothing else it diverts some attention for a turn or 2. I like having him in the deck. Like you said Sorin, Grim Nemesis is a fucking bomb. I can't get myself to cut either one.

Swords to Plowshares, Hero's Downfall and Vindicate are on the grocery list (so to speak).

The "maybeboard" is never stuff I own. Its future pick ups. I guess everyone uses it differently.

I made some changes since yesterday:Removed - To the Slaughter, Tribute to Hunger, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Tree of Perdition, and Deathpact Angel

Added - Ankle Shanker, Merciless Executioner, Kolaghan Monument (I didn't have the signet on hand. seemed like a good stand in), Eerie Interlude, and Sudden Spoiling

You bring up a good point about Ghostly Prison and Oblivion Ring. I could replace those with Swords to Plowshares, and Path to Exile.

Thoughts on Angel of Condemnation? I packed one and I think its interesting but I dont know if its actually good or not.. also is there anything in my Jaleva deck that could be better used here?? I dont want to hurt that deck... but its a new one and its less important than this one. Under A Serpent Sun

precociousapprentice on Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

16 hours ago

Three more comments:

First, how have planeswalkers worked for you? I always find them to be super fragile, and they never perform as well as I like. I have removed every planeswalker I have trialled in my Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control deck. I would say that Sorin, Grim Nemesis may be an occasional bomb, but Ob Nixilis Reignited looks like a total dud, with both being way too slow for any real effect on the game. I would be tempted to remove both for stronger cards.

Second, I see that both Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile are in your maybeboard. These are both amazing cards. Oblivion Ring is in your maindeck, and without support, Oblivion Ring is just OK. Unless it is a matter of not having them, both Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile should be in your deck, and you should be able to find better cards than Oblivion Ring. There are many more spot creature removal cards that would be better. I would suggest Vindicate, and if you really like the edtic effects, you could retain To the Slaughter and Tribute to Hunger, and add Smallpox, Chainer's Edict, Diabolic Edict, and Geth's Verdict.

Third, you have very little pillow fort in here. That is completely fine, as not all decks want it, but I am not sure what Ghostly Prison will do for you without support. You need to figure out the focus of your deck first, and if a pillow fort is not part of it, remove Ghostly Prison. It will do you little good alone.

keelayz on Oloro Budget Brew 2016

5 days ago

I agree with others in that you have too much pillowfort here. Take some of it out and put in more cards to hurt your opponents.

Sorin, Grim Nemesis would be a good planeswalker to add.

I prefer Authority of the Consuls over Blind Obedience myself.

I have a similar deck to this one if you want to check it out

Life Hunter

Commander / EDH keelayz


plsnerfnoz on Viper's Esper Control

2 weeks ago

Nice to see someone running Sorin, Grim Nemesis again.

NV_1980 on More Life, More Problems

2 weeks ago

I think I'd drop Luminarch Ascension for something else. Luminarch can work very well if you have lots of ways of preventing damage to yourself, like in a pillowfort- or counter deck. If you don't have (enough of) these things, all you've done is paint a big target on your head which says: quickly, damage me or else I'll swamp the field with cheap 4/4 flyers. Felidar Sovereign is, I think, way too cheesy a way of winning.

In their stead, I'd add some of the suggestions already mentioned. Especially Serra Ascendant and Necropotence would be amazing. I'm also a great fan of using Sorin, Grim Nemesis in a deck like this.

Hyperalgialysis on Two's Company

3 weeks ago

The person above has given some win conditions, I will offer some good filler cards.Ajani Unyielding is good for digging and allows you to exile a creature if need be. Authority of the Consuls will buy you time to get the combo online. If you chose to utilize ajani, his ability makes enchantments like Thopter Arrest good removal since they aren't instants/sorceries. I like Ob Nixilis Reignited and Sorin, Grim Nemesis in this same line of thought as well. If you run a token sub theme, Cryptolith Rite ramps and color fixes. Blisterpod is great for an early game blocker as well as ramping later if you want to drop multiple pieces in a row. Dont forget you can tap the scion with Cryptolith Rite and then sac it for mana. Eldrazi Displacer would also be good psuedo removal if you can generate colorless mana without much effort.

Bhaal666 on How do control decks win?

4 weeks ago

I have a Queen Marchesa deck, Divine Decree, that builds tokens and continuously pokes away at opponents with those tokens while padding myself with pillows. some of the win cons are Sublime Archangel, Pontiff of Blight, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Westvale Abbey, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. I don't generally think of it as control but the amount of creature kill I can do without a field wipe I suppose it may as well be control.

A friend of mine runs Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and usually combos off but sometimes he just recycles his grave into his library so many times he is able to kill everyone without comboing. he just pokes everyone over and over and over and over... well you get the idea, those games go really long though.

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