Sorin Markov


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Mythic Rare

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Sorin Markov

Planeswalker — Sorin

+2: Sorin Markov deals 2 damage to target creature or player and you gain 2 life.

-3: Target opponent's life total becomes 10.

-7: You control target player's next turn.

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Sorin Markov Discussion

Wolfrage76 on Honey, why is there a pot roast inside the candle?

4 days ago

Quietus Spike, Basilisk Collar or Neko-Te can be fun on Olivia Voldaren. Quietus spike goes well with any creature (especially with a Magnetic Theft to use at last minute to move it to an unblocked attacker).

Sorin Markov wouldn't be bad in your deck.

Mirri the Cursed should be in here too.

bradtheimpaler13 on Toolbox of the Undead

1 week ago

Sorin Markov is another cool card worth considering. Its a lot of fun to put an opponent at ten.

musicman3310 on Edgar Allan Poe's Token Army

3 weeks ago

Have you thought about adding the other Sorins? Sorin, Grim Nemesis for card advantage, Sorin, Solemn Visitor for more tokens, and finally Sorin Markov's ultimate for a big finish. They all gain you life as well of course.

Plahbie on Oloro Lifegain Pillow-fort

1 month ago

I see a few things that could be changed in this deck. The first is that you're running Honden of Night's Reach without any of the other shrines. Because of the fact that Honden of Cleansing Fire works very well in this deck, I would definitely recommend them. If, however, you choose not to add them, I would recommend cutting Honden of Night's Reach for Propaganda and Ghostly Prison. Sorin Markov is an especially devastating planeswalker in commander, and his second ability allows you to blast someone for a lot of "damage". Increasing Ambition can also be cut for something like Behold the Beyond. Basically a copy of Banishing Light, Oblivion Ring would also work well in your deck. Phyrexian Unlife would also be very good, but if you play it you have to include the infinite combo with Solemnity. Zur the Enchanter would help with this, and I would consider a more enchantment-based theme, given that you are playing both white and black. If you do, Sphere of Safety and Crawlspace work very well. Anyway, cheers!

griffstick on Is there a Place in ...

1 month ago

Yes I've built it several times. It's fun. But you need lots of mana for it to be fun. It's a tier 3 CMDR at best. You'll need lots of good ramp. Like mana doublers. Caged Sun, and Extraplanar Lens. You need to focus on what black does best when considering mana ramp. Cabal Coffers, Magus of the Coffers, Nirkana Revenant, and Crypt Ghast. utilize the fact that you'll be mono black so cards like. Nightmare Lash, Lashwrithe, and Strata Scythe. You need big finishers that use big mana. Exsanguinate, and Torment of Hailfire. You'll want to try to have a few ways to stay in control early. Royal Assassin creatures, and some deathtouch creatures. You'll be killing selected creatures so Mimic Vat it good here. You want to make your CMDR more effective, so you'll want Illusionist's Bracers, and Rings of Brighthearth to copy Kalitas's effect throw in Basalt Monolith to make infinite colorless mana when paired up with the Rings of Brighthearth. You'll want to have Grave Betrayal as well this pairs up well with Kalitas. You are gonna need Command Beacon because if and when Kalitas dies. It will be hard recasting her after she dies 1 or 2 times. And you can do a reanimation theme as well where you can pick from graves at will with cards like Animate Dead, Rise from the Grave, Rise of the Dark Realms, and Fated Return. You'll need your basic edh packages. The Worn Powerstone, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Burnished Hart, Gilded Lotus ramp package. About 4 board wipes. Decree of Pain, Archfiend of Depravity, Black Sun's Zenith, Mutilate. You'll need some other targeted removal and control. Withering Boon to stop etb effects that might threaten you, Imp's Mischief to redirect targeted spells. Sadistic Sacrament for the combo decks. And Praetor's Grasp for the same, or use it to grab a mana rock. Then throw in some strong combos that mono black does well. Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension or Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond. Along with a few other good ones. And some one shot heavy hitters. Like Sorin Markov, Tree of Perdition, and Blood Tribute. Follow the guidelines and you'll have a solid deck.

RedMan929 on Neheb torgaar combo

1 month ago

It works, assuming the player isn't at 10 life or below. It works with Tree of Perdition (rotated) and works with Dire Fleet Ravager. Also Sorin Markov. Sorin is the best example I can give, since if you read the oracle ruling on the gatherer website, it states that the exchange counts as a loss of life. I think the specific rule is 118.5:

118.5. If an effect sets a players life total to a specific number, the player gains or loses the necessary amount of life to end up with the new total.

saturn999 on Modern mono black control

1 month ago

i like that you have Sorin Markov in the deck and have considered adding him to a couple of my decks. Has he been working out for you well? cool deck, +1 previously but did not write.

Chiberia on Chiberia (retired)

1 month ago


Unfortunately I'm flat broke for the moment, but my birthday comes around (or I am able to save some money from my job) I'll invest in a Mana Drain, too good to deny myself it!

Duelist's Heritage is pretty good, I forgot about it when I was remaking the list

The deck is also made for a multiplayer environment, games that stretch on for a LONG time (usually at least an hour), so Spell Pierce would most likely not be able to counter any spell effectively, I'd rather just have a hard counter spell.

Eldrazi Conscription is so good, I always was questionable about its mana cost but I'm thinking its worth it

As for Disallow, this card's versatility and options it displays has saved me every time I draw it, whether it be stopping Sorin Markov from setting my life to 10, a heavy hitter from hitting the floor etc. etc.

Academy Rector is way to expensive now:(, someone I think did a buyout a few days before I was going to buy it (this was months ago) but now I just can't justify the purchase, same goes for the mana rocks, I don't have the money to afford them:(


As Foretold is game changing, that free spell every turn changes how games are played, the same with Leyline of Anticipation.

Too many tutors could be an issue as I'd run out of things to get lol, so I think I might only include Plea for Guidance and Heliod's Pilgrim

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