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Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
Legendary Creature — Human Advisor
Vigilance, protection from creatures
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, destroy that creature. Put a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
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Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Discussion
2 days ago
Hey, most of my suggestions were for multiplayer Commander where opponent disruption is very powerful since you have minimum three opponents. In 1v1 Commander especially if you're mostly just against your wife then I don't think more disruption is the direction to go. Making it so your wife can't play cards, use her cards or interact with you will not be fun for her.
I think aristocrats and life drain are the best causal directions to go with Orzhov because Orzhov colors have the most cards that have synergy with these themes. I however don't think Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts is a good General for aristocrats. Not when there's better Orzhov options such as Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim . Both creatures who are sac outlets and in the maybeboard. Aristocrats need two main things a sac outlet and reanimated/recurable creatures. You want your General to be able to do one of these two things which Teysa can't do. Other than Blood Artist the aristocrat theme is more your creatures dying not your opponents. Teysa's ability and the main theme of your deck is to kill your opponents creatures not your own.
As a General for a Voltron theme Teysa is unrealistic as the primary creature to equip to. Which in my opinion means that Voltron is not a good strategy with Teysa since you want to be equipping your General to do Commander damage. If you're just using Teysa as a win condition and equipping her with a single equipment then that's fine, but that's not Voltron.
In my comment I said other than Lashwrithe . Lashwrithe can be a win condition when equipped to Teysa which can equip for free (4 life). It's an equipment that doesn't require a creature to be good because it creates a creature when it ETB. In Commander, decks spots are few, taking up spots with equipment when you're only wanting to equip to a seven mana creature is not helping your deck. Instead use the spots with cards that work better with your overall deck's strategy.
If you play an aristocrat theme then Teysa shouldn't be the win condition of your deck instead it should be a combo with an aristocrat to drain your opponents. For this reason Teysa is not needed as a General because she's not going to be part of any aristocrat combo you use. When playing combos you want to use your General as part of a combo which helps with consistency of being able to assemble the combo (one less card you have to find).
If you're playing 1v1 Commander not multiplayer Commander then single discard that only affects one opponent are good. Hymn to Tourach can be powerful in 1v1. If you're choosing to change your deck into aristocrats then don't play Hushbringer :) It's hate against aristocrat strategies since it shuts down dies effects and ETB effects. Not to give her any ideas ;), but Hushbringer is a card your wife should play against you since it will demand an answer from you.
3 weeks ago
Thank you TheRussBuss for taking a look at the list and for the suggestions. I don't know how I feel about changing the commander as I really like Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts leading the charge here. I just get so excited having No Mercy stapled on to a creature lol. I know that the 7 mana cost isn't very attractive, but I really like having this ability at your finger tips in the command zone.
3 weeks ago
Drop phyrexian arena, it's too slow. What's your budget like, and how competitive are you looking to make the deck? Demonic Tutor instead of diabolic if you've the funds, maybe keep both. Diabolic Revelation is a really nice search card too. How fast you want the deck, some proliferation cards to get that Sorin up quickly, Contentious Plan , Tezzeret's Gambit ... Some of the Ajanis have nice Ults too, with lower costs to hit the board. Looks a little to me like you're trying to do too many different things with the deck at once, Stax, life gain, control, tokens, draws etc. If you want to combo out, switch a bunch of those creatures for more control/search cards. Soul warden/soul attendant is alright, not a real good fit for the deck, since you already gain 2 life per turn off of oloro, being like 16 if you have three of your double life gains.. you could fit something better. Get rid of that blood baron, you definitely need more artifact/enchantment control... Not sure what your play group is like but there are some nice ones that gain you 4 life to trigger your angelic accord... I would maybe think of more Stax style cards, Propaganda perhaps, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV thinking of Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts and Karlov of the Ghost Council will be more useful than a lot of those creatures and also allow you to have fewer while keeping control on board, maybe add a Dovin's Veto Time Wipe Supreme Verdict if you rather only hit opponents creatures, In Garruk's Wake perhaps Mass Calcify I could go on and on, but yeah kind of depends on how competitive you want to be I suppose..
2 months ago
I have replaced Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts with Vona, Butcher of Magan , who is better suited for the theme of this deck, and Kaervek the Merciless with Blazing Specter , which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.47 to 4.37, which is definitely very impressive.
2 months ago
I have replaced Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts with Kambal, Consul of Allocation , since Kambal better fits the control theme of this deck, and, by doing that, I have lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.48 to 4.42, which I feel is very impressive.
2 months ago
No Bojuka Bog , Exotic Orchard , Commander's Sphere , Field of Ruin , or any of the Talismans. Yet, I see Path to Exile , Strip Mine , Phyrexian Arena , and Rhystic Study . While all of these are commander staples in their respective colors, I'd recommend refining the deck before just making a budget '5 color Good Junk' deck. While card advantage is great, the money would be better spent on something like Smothering Tithe , Revel in Riches , Black Market , Land Tax , Exploration , or Burgeoning . At least those will help cast your commander faster.
Cut out some of the nonbasic lands, starting with guildgates, and put in the Panorama lands, and swap the bounce lands for basic lands (unless you intend to add landfall).
I also see that you're running Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower , but have you considered Spell Book, Praetor's Counsel , or Library of Leng ? Library of Leng has the added benefit of protecting you from discard effects. If you're going to run cards like Phyrexian Arena and Rhystic Study it pays to protect your hand.
How about protection yourself while you're at it. Crawlspace , Norn's Annex , Sphere of Safety , Propaganda , Ghostly Prison , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , Glacial Chasm , Solitary Confinement and other such cards make great protection for decks with few to no other creatures.
Back to the subject of drawing cards. What are you even trying to draw for? You don't seem to have any major combos worth drawing for. At least throw in some cards like Furnace of Rath , Bitter Feud , Curse of Bloodletting , Dictate of the Twin Gods , Inquisitor's Flail , Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , and/or some double strike equipment/enchantments. Or Helm of the Host with a toke copying effect like Parallel Lives , Anointed Procession , Growing Ranks , Second Harvest , Rhys the Redeemed , and Primal Vigor .
Just some things to think about.
2 months ago
2 months ago
I have a copy of Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts in every one of my EDH decks that contain black and white, and it should be easy to see why that is; with both vigilance and protection from creatures, she can attack and block with impunity, and her triggered ability both deters other player from attacking me and provides me with additional creatures if they are desperate enough to do so.
However, she has one major flaw; her mana cost is very high, so I feel that it would be better for my decks if I replaced her with a creature with a lowered converted mana cost, and I currently am considered two alternatives: Kambal, Consul of Allocation and Vona, Butcher of Magan ; Vona's ability to destroy nearly any permanent is awesome, but it can be used only during my own turn, therefore limiting its usefulness. Kambal has a very low mana cost and shall punish my opponents for playing non-creature spells, providing me with more life to pay for the copies of Greed that I intend to put in all of those decks.
What does everyone else say about this? Which creature should replace Teysa in my EDH decks?
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
WB (Orzhov): 0.5%