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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
5 days ago
Hmm, maybe Gideon of the Trials in place of Sorin, Solemn Visitor? Lower CMC, the badge he makes, can neutralize threats, and then turns into his beast mode. You need some man-lands, like Shambling Vent or Creeping Tar Pit, which I would use in place of Vault of the Archangel and maybe a Watery Grave. Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip seems like a bit too far. Maybe drop him for another Mentor and a Push? This deck does look fun though.
2 weeks ago
If you want to play things like walkers and big spells in the Esper Colors, you should probably go for a control shell.
The cards you should be looking into obtaining if that's the case (That aren't overly expensive moneywise), are:
Path to Exile is the best Removal spell in your colors, followed closely by Fatal Push. If you don't find them too expensive, play them (5-8 in a combination of the twon is my recomendation.) Besides those, Go for the Throat is good, but don't play more than 2. Blessed Alliance is a very flexible removal option. Condemn is also playable. It's really good against Death's Shadow, but otherwise mostly just a replacement for Path to Exile if you can't get enough of those.
As for counterspells. You've got a lot of decent options. 1-3 Mana Leak, 1-2 Negate (or Countersquall if you feel your manabase is consistant enough). 0-2 Remand and 0-1 Spell Snare. Other than those there is Deprive, which I don't particularly like, and Logic Knot which really takes Fetch-lands (like Flooded Strand and Polluted Delta) to be worthwhile.
Lingering Souls is a super consistant both as a block outlet, and a damage rack. I would run between 2-4 in almost every slow modenr deck that has black and white. But it's potential increases and decreases with how likely you are to get it into your graveyard by your own card effects. ( It gets better in decks with Collective Brutality and Liliana of the Veil). If you do decite to play Lingering Souls, Sorin, Solemn Visitor can be a great planeswalker.
Esper Charm is flexible card advantage. It's great.
As for what to cut from your current list, I feel like your very worst cards currently consist of:
Gideon, Champion of Justice, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Tezzeret, Master of Metal, Diabolic Tutor, Quietus Spike, Icefall Regent, Angel of Condemnation, Aegis Angel, Followed Footsteps, Authority of the Consuls, and Dictate of Heliod.
2 weeks ago
you have an awful lot of one-of cards. i recommend running multiples to make the deck more consistent.
also, if you want tokens, i would definitely run 4 Lingering Souls. they are very cheap to buy and one card gets you two tokens. also, Sorin, Solemn Visitor would benefit your token engines more than Sorin, Grim Nemesis. the +1 and lifelink is invaluable. With Lingering Souls, the flying ability of the tokens gives you potentall 8 flying lifelink damage off of one card. (assuming you cast it from your hand and then again from your graveyard).
Secure the Wastes might also be worth considering.
2 weeks ago
hi dude, the deck looks sweet.
Have you tried Vault of the Archangel ? once you have that, it would be hard for your opponent to attack and to defend your blocks.
Sorin, Solemn Visitor can also pressure you opponent since you get quickly get his ultimate.
3 weeks ago
I would play all four tutors in this deck: Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent and Enlightened Tutor. Enlightened Tutor gets a lot better with the addition of Necropotence and Shared Animosity.
I am not playing Stensia Masquerade but am playing Rakish Heir. My creature count is 33 (30 vampires). My deck wants one and two mana vampires. I cut Stromkirk Noble but have been trying to find a way to get it back into the deck. I am playing Viscera Seer, Pulse Tracker, and Vicious Conquistador.
I am playing Sorin, Solemn Visitor for the life gain and his ultimate is achievable.
I would add all seven of the cards you have listed. Reconnaissance is not in my deck but it seems to get rave reviews. I hate to recommend cuts as I don't know what is working for you. I do not think Last_Laugh, Josh Estrella or me are playing Bloodchief Ascension, Intangible Virtue, Stensia Masquerade, Hour of Revelation, or Blood Tribute.
3 weeks ago
Thank you guys again for the feedback Josh_Estrella,Last_Laugh,Lil_Kalki and Frank_Glascock! I didn't know Panharmonicon worked like that, I was told otherwise by some people at my card shop so I guess that'll be an easy cut. Going with what you said guys have said so far and to respond to Frank_Glascock-
Cools, I'll get a Necropotence. I had Herald’s Horn as a maybe because I didn't know if it'd be better than Urza's Incubator but I see what you mean with the card draw, so I'll get one of those and make that swap. I have a Dark Prophecy at home, so I can get that sent to me with my other cards. Athreos, God of Passage is a cool card, I didn't know about that. I want to try him out sometime. What should I cut to put my Skullclamp back in? I did want to keep it, but I wasn't too sure on what to take out.
I need a Shared Animosity. Purphoros, God of the Forge is like a really cool upgraded version of Impact Tremors that I didn't know about, I'll have to get him too. I wanted to try to use Impact Tremors somehow, but Purphoros, God of the Forge is way better. Also, I wasn't too much of a fan of Bloodlord of Vaasgoth either, so I could cut him for something. I wasn't sure about Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Should I have a Sorin, Solemn Visitor in place of one of the other two I am currently using? Also, I thought that Stensia Masquerade would be a better alternative to Rakish Heir. Same mana cost but it's an enchantment instead of a creature, and it can give first strike. I could be wrong though, I know we need to be having a lot of vampires. What do you think about the low cost vampires I have so far? Lil_Kalki mentioned cutting Stromkirk Noble, and you said something about Vicious Conquistador. I was going to put Pulse Tracker in but I saw Vicious Conquistador was essentially the same but it's a 1/2 instead. Maybe my Sanctum Seeker is already doing the same job but a bit better...
Should I exchange the two tutors I have for the ones you mentioned, or find a way to squeeze in two more?
Ok so far this is what I'm at so far...
3 weeks ago
TheFateless, thanks for the opportunity to further discuss Markov. I learned most of what I shared on the other Markov threads from much smarter Magic players. Last_Laugh and Josh_Estrella are the first two that come to mind.
I believe this rules interpretation for Panharmonicon is correct:
"The text of Panharmonicon is the following:
If an artifact or creature entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.
Panharmonicon will not trigger for eminence from the command zone, as it isn't the triggered ability of a permanent you control."
If this is correct, Edgar Markov would need to be in the field for Panharmonicon to net the additional vampire token.
This deck is going to get board wiped. You need draw. Necropotence is an autoinclude. I would switch Urza's Incubator for Herald’s Horn. I am playing Greed, Dark Prophecy, Athreos, God of Passage, and Skullclamp.
I flood the board with a lot of low cost vampires and attempt to win with Mirror Entity, Edgar Markov, Shared Animosity, Coat of Arms, Purphoros, God of the Forge and to some extent Eldrazi Monument. Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Rakish Heir and Vampire Nocturnus (testing) are a few other cards that buff the 15 one and two drop vampires I am playing. It seems you are right on the edge with ten creatures that cost one or two mana. Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Butcher of Malakir, and Bloodlord of Vaasgoth are some potential cuts if you go further with the low mana cost vampires. You are playing Vicious Conquistador which is a functional reprint of Pulse Tracker.
3 weeks ago
TheFateless In response to your question about Necropotence- absolutely, yes. If you have the right mana to cast it, especially in the early game, the card draw is insane. I run mostly low CMC vamps that get on the board fast, so card draw is important to me, and Necropotence has helped a lot, especially if I gain some life back from Sorin, Solemn Visitor.