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|2012 Core Set (M12)||Mythic Rare|
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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
3 days ago
Hey I think you have Emrakul, the Promised End, Mindslaver, Sorin Markov and Worst Fears in the "Spells that let you make the decision to NOT put a commander back in the command zone" category, but there's a problem with that, since the official rules state that:
- "If a Commander would be put into a library, hand, graveyard or exile from anywhere, its owner may choose to move it to the command zone instead."
Key word being OWNER. So it does not matter if you're controllling a player during his or her turn, it's the owner of the commander who chooses to put it on the command zone if it would be put into a library, hand, graveyard or exile from anywhere.
1 week ago
I run a black oath deck as my pet mono-black deck, he's a great commander with a lot of versatility. Here's a couple cards that might be worthwhile. I like Bloodghast but personally I run Endless Cockroaches just because it's way cheaper and kinda funny. Consuming Vapors is a pretty good way to weed out the board and gain life in the process. Behold the Beyond is a pretty good tutor despite it's cost, and Diabolic Revelation can be a win-con depending on how hard you ramp. I would cut Cellar Door because it's too expensive and unreliable. Stronghold Assassin is a cheaper option in comparison to Attrition and Murder might do you a bit better than Premature Burial. Anowan, the Ruin Sage is good for group sac as is Magus of the Abyss. Archfiend of Depravity helps keep your opponent's board state low. I like Corpse Harvester and Corpse Augur as well. Personally, I'd cut Bloodline Keeper Flip because for his price he isn't worth it because this isn't a vampire tribal deck. Hell's Caretaker and Doomed Necromancer are good for recursion. Fleshbag Marauder is worthwhile too I think for group sac. I'm also a big fan of Palace Siege and Oversold Cemetery for passive recursion. Flesh Carver has also won me a lot of games, the intimidate is very powerful. I'd consider running Westvale Abbey Flip as well, potentially a win-con. Shade's Form and Pestilence are also pretty good enchantments. I would substitute Sorin Markov for Torgaar, Famine Incarnate, he's a sac outlet as well as a big body and you can recur his effect and even use it to bring yourself back up to 20 life. Infernal Offering is also a pretty useful card in my experience. Maybe consider Alhammarret's Archive too if you want to make your card draw and life gain more impactful. Those are just a few suggestion, hope it's helpful!! Mono-black is my passion haha
2 weeks ago
In all honesty, one of the main points to a deck like this is that most creature removal be ineffective against you. You can run cards like Baneslayer Angel or Lyra Dawnbringer, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Wurmcoil Engine, Sorin Markov, Archangel Avacyn Flip, etc. In my experience, Gideon buys me time to wrath, etc. I would also say that while I love Obliterator, he seems hard to cast on turn 4 consistently. IMO, BW control is good because we play good walkers.
1 month 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.
2 months ago
Sorin Markov is another cool card worth considering. Its a lot of fun to put an opponent at ten.
2 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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.