Teysa Karlov

Teysa Karlov

Legendary Creature — Human Advisor

If a creature dying causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

Creature tokens you control have vigilance and lifelink.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal
Brawl Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
Historic Legal
Pre-release Legal
Leviathan Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal

Teysa Karlov occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WB (Orzhov): 1.11%


All decks: 0.18%

Teysa Karlov Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on Teysa, Orzhov Scion: Life and Death

1 day ago

Hey I don't play EDH format anymore, but I noticed the title of the deck so I checked it out anyway...Teysa is one of my all-time favorite Legends (all versions)

I have pretty good success combining Orzhov Scion with the other two Teysa Legends; Teysa Karlov and Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts in my Exile Everything! (Triple Teysas) deck.

I realize the synergies might not be the same in EDH with there being so many different cards in a deck, but I did notice a couple inclusions you had which would work well with them so it might be something worth considering(?)

Envoy of Ghosts can be a bear to get into play, but she's amazing defense and you can use Orzhov Scion's ability to double-sac tokens created this way (black/white) for targeted exile.

Either way, +1 because I just love Orzhov and Teysa in particular.

cgannon on Ghostie Boys

1 day ago

Suture Priest and Anointer Priest will round out the Soul Sisters package. And, honestly I don't know if Teysa Karlov is necessary, seeing as how you don't actually have all that many death triggers to worry about, or all that many token creators to really benefit from her token buff. And you definitely don't have enough equipment or auras to be able to effectively run Sigarda's Aid.

Suns_Champion on Suns_Champion

1 day ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi haha well, that happens!

Yeah I like the doubling triggers space. I think they could do it with a lot of legends. Teysa Karlov is one of my favorite recent legends so I want more.

Phostration on Tie-Breaker

3 days ago

I agree with Neurosis. Blood Artist would be a good addition as it allows you to be a large threat with the creature base you would have. Teysa Karlov seems like it would be a must in this deck as well, since it DOUBLES any effect that happens when a creature dies such as Blood Artist or Open the Graves. As for being able to sac creatures, I would recommend Vampiric Rites. I think you would get good value from Liliana, Dreadhorde General as well. All of these cards are in my Death go brrrr deck, which has some similar elements if you would want to compare.

Mgalangzingme on BW Tokens

1 week ago

Glorious Anthem is not worth it- since almost all of your creatures are white you should run Honor of the Pure. You should add more lifelink if you want Blood Baron of Vizkopa to do anything. Relaying only on two copies of Teysa Karlov won't give you the consistency you need.

Skylee on Tie-Breaker

1 week ago


By the unfocused behalf, it's like your deck makes tokens yes, It likes things dying with cruel celebrant yes. But I don't see a focus on like a specific type of token so you can build off of that. Exmaple you generate cats, vampire, and Zombie tokens. That's cool (Btw this themed black and white deck is what I started on when I first started playing magic and one of my favorite archetypes so I hold it very near and dear in my heart.) But I feel as if all these tokens don't achieve much on their own. So why not Switch maybe Death Baron for something like Benalish Marshal So now we don't have to change the token style much but everything even your non-token creatures are getting some love. Harder to cast? Sure, and if that's your argument for not getting it, that's entirely okay!

Next, Magic the gathering has an incredibly large card pool so you'll play and collect for years and still learn about new cards regularly. But why not something like Mentor of the Meek over Inspiring Commander? Yeah you have to invest more but why not have your late game be investing with mentor as a curve rather than doing it suuuuper late in the game with inspiring commander? Yeah, you do lose out of lifegain but I'd say you mostly have plenty.

Lastly, with all this lifegain you do have even assuming you decide to swap out Inspiring Commander with Mentor. I feel as if putting that life gain to use passively is a great way to go about it. A card like Bloodthirsty Aerialist or even Ajani's Pridemate seem like they would be creatures having your opponent's trembling in their boots! (Or grocs) Pair that up with something like Gift of Immortality And even a card I'm fond of so biased like Fountain of Renewal and you may just get a scoop if they already lost to it the first match. To answer your last question yes, I do think God-Eternal Oketra and Anointed Procession Would go a long way in this deck. Double all my tokens I'm spawning with Oketra, Elenda, Leonin, and Open the Graves? Yes Please! Spawn a 4/4 zombie to get buffed by Benalish Marshal and/or Death Baron, for every time I cast a creature spell? Yes please. I mean if you really have to resort to it you can get Oketra to combo off herself. Throw the first one down cast the second causing the first to spawn a token. Kill one off cause of the legendary rule. Now she lets you throw her back in your library to rinse and repeat. Not the best combo no, but a usuable one none the less! Teysa Karlov may interest you? Not a lot of synergy here no, but getting elenda, open the graves, or even cruel celebrant to proc twice across the board sounds like so much fun too me. That and the juicy token buff from her, AWESOME, My discord if you ever need to get in touch is Skylee#0240. I'd love to help more with this or any other deck.

smilodex on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 week ago

In your opinion, are Sliver Hivelord & Edgar Markov (two of the strongest tribal commanders ever) as bad as Lorthos, the Tidemaker & Ryusei, the Falling Star and besides that they should be weaker than Pianna, Nomad Captain & Mishra, Artificer Prodigy (I don't understand why Mishra is ranked so high in a singleton format !? he is at most tier 7...)??

They should be at least Tier 3.

  • Exchange Ghost Council of Orzhova with Teysa Karlov, because she's easier to cast, is more versatile and has a lot more combo potential.
  • Exchange Haktos the Unscarred with Winota, Joiner of Forces (he's maybe even better, like ElRobusto already mentioned), because he's with Feather one of the best Boros commanders at the moment. He's generating a lot of value and he's swarming the board pretty fast!
  • Exchange Rasputin Dreamweaver with Braids, Conjurer Adept, why? I mean, c'mon a 6 mana 4/1 with a mediocre effect should be better than cheating in Eldrazis for free protected by counterspells and stuff?? In my opinion she's almost as good as: Jhoira of the Ghitu
  • Exchange Slimefoot, the Stowaway with Zaxara, the Exemplary, it should be very obvious why Zaxara is stronger. 1. Colors + Blue means you have all the blue good stuff (counterspells, draw etc) 2. He costs only one additional mana, has Deathtouch and can produce mana and as an additional positive side effect you can create some hydras 3. in these colors Zaxara is incredible easy to break, because you have everything you need, like draw, ramp, removal, recursion, tutor, counterspells, discard etc....

Or do you really think that the commanders I mentioned above are at the same power level as Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens?

kenvan19 on Mardu Death Triggers

1 week ago

I have to admit some bias right out of the gate because I love any deck that includes Judith, the Scourge Diva. Alongside Ajani, Jace, Ashiok, Chandra et al we have Judith. But she isn't just some ol' lady. She's a friggin scourge diva to boot! Sorry but I love her!

I didn't have the wild cards for Hero of Precinct One and a few other random cards so I made a few small changes but in doing so I decided to add Luminous Broodmoth. I started off strong dropping a Footlight Fiend turn one, turn two Cruel Celebrant, got out an early Teysa Karlov and good ol' Judy and then I dropped a Dreadhorde Butcher. Next turn I pulled Kaya's Wrath and with that opponent went from 20 to 0 before all the triggers resolved. Holy SHIT. The best part is that with LB up there added they all came right back so if for some reason it wasn't enough I still have a full board and on top of that they're all now fliers. Nice concept though man. So much more effective than I was expecting!!

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