Sorin, Lord of Innistrad


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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt Mythic Rare
Dark Ascension Mythic Rare

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Sorin, Lord of Innistrad

Planeswalker — Sorin

+1: Put a 1/1 black Vampire creature token with lifelink onto the battlefield.

-2: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +1/+0."

-6: Destroy up to three target creatures and/or planeswalkers. Return each card put into a graveyard this way to the battlefield under your control.

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Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Discussion

TheRedGoat on Tokens?? What a Junk Deck

2 weeks ago

I had actually been thinking of Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, but your still make a good point about the board wide lifelink being better than say one creature with lifelink. Still, I'd love to make my own version of a list like this one. I'll have to get back to you on that.

Ubervores on Mardu Midrange-Tournament Ready? HELP

2 weeks ago

I would suggest two more commands in the sideboard maybe a Thoughtseize or two for things like tron. I personally would turn the soulfires into another mentor and another kalitas. I think solemn visitor should be a second liliana last hope or alternatively switch to Sorin, Lord of Innistrad because he makes creatures and pumps more efficiently (visitor's ult is probably the better but in modern its unlikely that either will be particularly relevant.)

TeamSDBags on Budget Mardu midrange

4 weeks ago


First of all interesting deck! I hope it gets more attention around the site, as most people see mardu as just mardu nahiri decks and don't look at other ways of building the deck. I have some suggestions that are both very budget friendly and would improve a lot of your matchups against decks currently in the modern meta.

  1. Cut a Night's Whisper and a Gurmag Angler and mainboard 2x Anger of the Gods the reason for this is because dredge and infect are very weak to this card, and is extremely good against the current modern meta that is centered towards aggro decks.

  2. Cut the swiftspears and Soulfire Grand Master in favor of either more tokens like Timely Reinforcements and Mardu Charm and some planeswalkers. Such planeswalkers can inlclude Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Chandra, Pyromaster, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad The reason I say this is because the tokens allow you to play around the most popular decks in the format that can get around cards like Butcher or kill it (ex. Jund/Junk). Hero of Bladehold is another possibility for this.

  3. I can tell that your mana base is budget, but I think you need to make some considerations here, Clifftop Retreat, Foreboding Ruins, and Dragonskull Summit are all great cards, but require you to be playing a mana base of shocks to support them, since you need the quality of the basic lands, which you only play 3 of. I'd cut these for either more fastlands or painlands like Sulfurous Springs.

  4. In the sideboard I'd consider playing Slaughter Games over maybe anger and maybe a sin protector or something, as it lets you take out combo deck pieces without worry.

  5. I'd cut gurmag angler for planeswalkers/ more tokens as you need to wait a while to cast it since you don't have a lot of graveyard filling.

Aniviane3 on Black/white Artifacts

1 month ago

I'm liking how the deck looks, the scheme is nice, i think you might have a lot of success with it, on the planeswalker side maybe Elspeth, Knight-Errant or maybe Sorin, Lord of Innistrad because you might have a bunch of tokens on the field so you can buff them with the emblem you decide on that. wish you luck on the FNM

Phaetion on Ever have a card you ...

1 month ago

In a version of Saskia the Unyielding I built, I not once drew into my secret tech, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad. No biggie but I feel like playing him. Maybe Dune-Brood Superfriends?

Epochalyptik on Plainswalkers

1 month ago

First, a "plainswalker" is a creature with the plainswalk ability (e.g., Zodiac Rooster).

What you're really talking about are "planeswalkers" (e.g., Jace Beleren).

No. Planeswalkers are subject to the "planeswalker uniqueness rule," which functions similarly, but not identically, to the legend rule.

You can only control one planeswalker of any given planeswalker type (e.g., Jace, Chandra, Sorin). If you control two Sorin Markovs, or a Sorin Markov and a Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, you choose one to keep and put the rest into their owner's graveyard as a state-based action.

And just to clarify, since "type" is a reserved term used to refer to words in a card's type line, you can have up to four copies of any planeswalker card in your deck (e.g., 4x Jace Beleren and 4x Jace, the Mind Sculptor).

Aondail on Karlov's Chapel

1 month ago

I like what youre going for here :) And it almost makes me want to build my own version of this deck.

Id start with adding Vault of the Archangel - it makes you difficult to attack into when you have it up and also plays on your theme - its in your maybe board but i think it should be main for sure.

I dont like Demon Horn or Angel Feather and i think you can do better here then that :)

Grey Merchant of Asphodel is in your maybe board and really i think you need to find a spot for him - as he is right on theme for you.

I think one thing you want to consider for your deck is how you want to play this deck - do you want to play it a grindy aristocrats style using Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Falkenrath Noble effects to slowly drain your opponents and gain incremental value?

If so, this is the way i would play it, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and/or Sorin, Solemn Visitor can fit right in. Sorin, Lord of Innistrad should also be rather cheap ($7 on SCG) to get thanks to his duel deck reprint. On the topic of planeswalkers that could play nicely in this deck Ajani Goldmane and Elspeth Tirel also give you that repeatable life gain effect with a low cost - The upside to both of these walkers is that their abilities don't appear overly threatening until its in this type of deck.

To continue on down this route if youre looking to continue with the generate tokens and death by 1000 cuts route - Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is right in this wheel house. Her front side has life link and her planeswalker side lets you return creatures that you sacrifice away. Bloodline Keeper  Flip can also let you generate a steady stream of tokens while also serving as an effective win condition if he's ever allowed to flip.

One other neat trick you can do is to use/abuse first strike and double strike with global lifelink effects to gain life and ideally put enough counters on Karlov to exile any blockers that might kill attackers which would make Knighthood Archetype of Courage and Akroma's Memorial might be perfect for that.

Someone also mentioned Obzedat, Ghost Council and I have to agree - he's tough to remove and plays into the slow drain.

Blind Obedience might also fit your theme here working to slow down your opponents and giving you another extort effect. If you wanted to go the extort route Pontiff of Blight can expediate that process as draining your opponents for 6 every spell can get you wins very quickly - and best of all they are all separate triggers for karlov.

Final thought here for now since this is getting long - Sword of Light and Shadow can be gotten for relatively cheaply now (down to $25 on SCG) and again gives you protection from two big removal colors as well as some life gain and recursion.

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