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Sorin, Solemn Visitor
Planeswalker — Sorin
+1: Until your next turn, creatures you control get +1/+0 and gain lifelink.
-2: Put a 2/2 black Vampire creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
-6: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, that player sacrifices a creature."
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Sorin, Solemn Visitor Discussion
22 hours ago
I didn't even think of Shambling Vent so I'll have to buy some of them. (I knew I was missing a key land!)
I believe Bontu the Glorified in this deck is better than Athreos, God of Passage because she's an indestructible 4/6 swinging in with menace and like I said I'm trying for creature tokens rather than actual creatures so Athreos will have less to trigger off of. And as for Bontu being removed via Path, I've got nothing other than I'm running 3 of her.
Grafted Wargear is an amazing card I didn't even know of and I just have to find the spot for it.
1 day ago
Sorin, Solemn Visitor might be a better choice for a planeswalker
Shambling Vent useful land
Bloodsoaked Champion recursive creature, great to sac
Doomed Traveler also a good 1 drop. only gets better once he dies
Athreos, God of Passage might be better than bontu, path to exile just crushes bontu
Grafted Wargear also helpful to give you death triggers and make tokens way more useful
2 days ago
I've been trying to brew something similar. Here's mind: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/04-07-17-mardu-creativity/
1 week ago
A few other things, since is your greatest enemy, I would sideboard some Burrenton Forge-Tender. Help counter those burn sweeps.
When I was running this deck in Modern, I found that my greatest success was running Elspeth, Knight-Errant over Sorin, Solemn Visitor. I know Sorin's +1 ability is very tempting, But Elspeth has more utility and her ult is what you really need!
If you want any more inspiration or ideas, feel free to check out the deck I ran before I discovered the joys of Affinity. LOL B/W Tokens (Competitive)
2 weeks ago
Spot on TheDuggernaught! A turn 1 Thoughtseize is honestly not much more effective than Inquisition of Kozilek because I will usually try to get rid of the most immediate threat and trust that I can find an answer for the later ones as the game goes on, and losing 2 life on top of the aggressive fetching is not a good strategy. I think you're right about Sorin, Solemn Visitor over Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, but ultimately I think I'm just going to replace the Sorin slot with a second Lili. Replacing 1 Courser of Kruphix with 1 Scavenging Ooze shouldn't be too much of a problem seeing as they both help gain some life. Ghost Quarter is probably a good idea as well, I'll have to test it out and see how it affects the consistency of my mana base. Lastly, I like the idea of Garruk Wildspeaker, but I have no idea what to take out and if it would be worth it in the long run. I find him to be really useful in decks that run Utopia Sprawl etc. but a bit lackluster otherwise. Of course, I'm always open to hearing other opinions.
2 weeks ago
I disagree with the suggestion of Thoughtseize. It is an excellent card, and is better than Inquisition of Kozilek in like 8/10 match ups for a generic deck -- and Inquisition of Kozilek is usually better than Raven's Crime. However, the mana abse for 4 color decks is kind of greedy and you wind up hitting yourself with shocks a lot. The interactions between The Gitrog Monster, Life from the Loam, and Raven's Crime is also pretty ridiculous. Cast Life from the Loam, grab 3 lands, discard them all to a retraced Raven's Crime to force your opponent to discard 3 cards, trigger The Gitrog Monster's ability to then draw 3 cards, use one of those draws to dredge Life from the Loam back to your hand to try and get more lands in your graveyard to then draw even more. The synergy is crazy. Would obviously be better if you played Snapcaster Mage on top of it -- but your reasoning for not playing Snapcaster Mage is fair.
With that being said, I think Sorin, Solemn Visitor might be a better than Sorin, Lord of Innistrad. I might also suggest Garruk Wildspeaker. I have found him to work wonderfully with Nissa, Steward of Elements as he can ramp her into being able to ult the turn she comes in, or can give her flying hasty lands trample if you are playing into other Lingering Souls tokens. He can also help a little bit with mana fixing. as long as you already have the double green to cast him.
Aside from that, a second Liliana, the Last Hope might be helpful in the event you accidentally mill a Grim Flayer, or The Gitrog Monster off of a Thought Scour, and I would personally look to add a 1 of Scavenging Ooze and maybe a 1 of Ghost Quarter for more synergy with the Life from the Loam package you are running. Overall, I really like The Gitrog Monster include. Might be a little clunky, but it sure can be explosive!
3 weeks ago
Nice deck! I agree with KGW that you could stand to remove the Secure the Wastes, or at least move them to the sideboard. You have too few lands to get much value, and they lower your density of creatures for Aether Vial.
I'd also either add more lands or cut Brutal Hordechief- it's the weaker 4-drop compared to Sorin, Solemn Visitor imo, and you'll have a very hard time casting it with so few lands. Aether Vial helps, but if you tick it up to 4 you'll never get to use it again.
Finally, I think you should test out Herald of Dromoka at some point. It looks weak on the surface, I thought so too at first, but giving your whole team vigilance can be invaluable in racing other aggressive decks, letting you attack with your whole team and still have blockers the next turn.
Finally, I'm not a fan of the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Black is your secondary color, so all it's really doing is letting you tap your fetches for mana without cracking them, but all that saves you is 1 life and you only have 4 fetches anyway. I'd swap it for Windswept Heath, and possibly one of your basic Plains as well, to give you more fetches to trigger revolt for Fatal Push. Mutavault or Fetid Heath would also be strong choices for the slot if you don't want any more painful lands.
3 weeks ago
I would run Elspeth, Sun's Champion as a finisher in the deck she generates a crap ton of value in the late game. Sorin, Solemn Visitor is also a good idea with tokens. The main thing with superfriends is to evaluate each planeswalker based on its ability to protect itself for this reason I would run both Liliana, the Last Hope and Gideon of the Trials as they help protect the walkers and differentiate the deck from a B/W tokens deck with a few more walkers.
As for the sideboard help you want, not knowing your meta makes it difficult to sideboard but in white/black some good card to include that can catch a fair bit of the matchups you could face are: Leyline of Sanctity (burn, Ad Nauseam), Rest in Peace (any graveyard deck, control), Card: stony silence (affinity), Kor Firewalker (burn), Surgical Extraction (combo), Fatal Push (because you don't have it mainboard), Relic of Progenitus (graveyard, control w/ snapcaster).