Sorin, Solemn Visitor


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir Mythic Rare

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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

Twanicus on Mardu Token Attempt That Needs Feedback

14 hours ago

Not sure I can beat the Pearl of wisdom dropped by tutors, but I'll try anyway. Solid list, there's a lot of powerful cards here, but there are a few things I spotted.

20 lands is too light, curving out at 3 cmc with an average of (just shy of) 2 calls for at least 22. If you add some 4 drops (more on that later) then 23 becomes bare minimum, 24 being a bit safer. Far more games are lost to screw than flood.

Your deck (and every other Mardu build I've ever seen) punches itself in the face a lot. Like, a LOT a lot. The helixes will help, but I strongly recommend a full playset of Shambling Vents, particularly with d confidants. Burn is a hard matchup for you (us) game 1, the more hedge you have against that the better. Both 4 drop Sorins also work wonders to that end, which brings me to...

Anthems. Intangible Virtue, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, all turn your lil (usually flying) bastards into very real threats. Four flying 1/1s are obnoxious, 4 flying 2/2s are a three turn clock from twenty life. Each has its merits, but I advise at least three virtues and two walkers of your choice.

Other than that, I like where it's going. Mentor is really fragile, but absolutely takes over the game if allowed on field more than a turn, so I get that. Lily is just too good against so much of the meta to pass up. K command is great for recursion, removal, artifact hate, I like 1-2 in the main, maybe another in the side. Creatureless combo might be an issue, Slaughter Games in the side could be helpful.

+1 keep up the good work. I've a Mardu Nahiri/tokens hybrid I run, feel free to check out my profile for more MD/SB ideas. I'd link it, but I forgot how.

-PlagueDoctor- on Mardu Aristocrats

1 day ago

Hey I love aristocrats style decks and I am thinking about building one. Have you thought about replacing Nantuko Husk with Yahenni, Undying Partisan? It's not as aggressive as the husk, but more resilient. Also if you decide to move to a more midrange-y build, I think Sorin, Solemn Visitor could be good as well.

Sir_Jinx on Knight of the Junkyard

3 days ago

Swap one of the Collective Brutalitys to the side board with Anguished Unmaking then cut the three Spirit of the Labyrinth for one Maelstrom Pulse one Surgical Extraction and another Sorin, Solemn Visitor

cplvela0811 on BW Ally Deck #1

5 days ago

+1 from me! What do you think about Sorin, Solemn Visitor?

DevilNight72 on W/B control

5 days ago

GeminiSpartanX. Thanks for the pointers. I took out the second ob for the fact of he's a 5 cost and will usually be taken out easy. Sorin, Solemn Visitor is not standard. The 3rd Avacyn is for helping with removal. Fatal Push I usually only need to hit a 2 or less. Murder I need to kill the vehicles or creatures at instant speed because in my meta most people like to go mid range. Harsh Scrutiny really helps for me as it can let me look at their hand even if I don't grab anything and still get to scry on turn one or two. Flaying Tendrils never helped me much. Fumigate I could never get value from it.

GeminiSpartanX on W/B control

5 days ago

I've been playing Abzan midrange in standard for a while now, but have been thinking about switching to straight BW. However, standard seems to be very aggressive atm, so making a few changes to this list could help with the agro matchup depending on your expected meta. I'd consider using 1-2 Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, since you have the possibility of gaining enough life to activate her Vindicate ability with your lifelinkers. I'd cut the 3rd Anguished Unmaking, since it's normally the last removal spell you want to use in multiples. If you add 2-3 Evolving Wilds to your deck, you could have an easy way to trigger revolt for some MD Fatal Pushs. Harsh Scrutiny isn't as well-positioned right now, so I'd consider cutting it for the pushes and some other changes. I've found that Liliana, the Last Hope is ok on turn 3, but kind of hard to keep alive if drawn later in the game. I'd swap 1 out for a Sorin, Solemn Visitor to diversify your threats. Sorin also helps with the Ayli lifegain plan if you want to go down that route. Concealed Courtyard and Shambling Vent should both be 4-ofs if possible before including something like Forsaken Sanctuary. Since you do have so many legendary creatures, perhaps cutting 1 avacyn for a 2nd Ob Nix would be ok. Ob nix and sorin are also great at drawing extra cards. If you do add a Sorin and a 2nd Ob Nix, Oath of Liliana can help protect your walkers the same turn they come into play.

The SB should help shore up tougher matchups, which for me includes sweepers against agro decks and finishers against control. Lost Legacy isn't really needed now that Emrakul is banned, and it can't name the blue gearhulk against control decks since it's an artifact, so I'd swap them out for 2-3 Flaying Tendrils to bring in against Scrapheap Scrounger decks to back up your Kalitas. The Murders don't pull much weight in the SB. This is where I'd put your 3rd Anguished Unmaking along with a number of Stasis Snare or Blessed Alliances to help get rid of opposing Gideons. Blessed Alliance also helps against hexproof hydras from the RG energy decks. Linvala is a good finisher against control decks if you have trouble in those matchups (although your MD Transgress the Minds do help out there). A single Fumigate could work somewhere in here as well, although I'm not sure if it would be better in the MD or SB.

Hopefully some of that helps, or at least gives you a good idea for testing. If you want to check out my abzan build for some idea's I've been tinkering with, take a look here: Junkzaban Tournament-buster! Good Luck!

DuBie15 on Abzan Tokens

1 week ago

Sorin, Solemn Visitor is definitely a better card. He's not in this deck cause this one is more a for fun build. The emblem he can make with the -2 is nice as well since it sticks around and i can get a whole bunch. I do have Solemn visitor in another deck i want to be more competitive and he is amazing!

DuBie15 on Abzan Tokens

1 week ago

Sorin, Solemn Visitor is definitely a better card. He's not in this deck cause this one is more a for fun build. The emblem he can make with the -2 is nice as well since it sticks around and i can get a whole bunch. I do have Solemn visitor in another deck i want to be more competitive and he is amazing!

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