Twilight Drover

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Tokens

Twilight Drover

Creature — Spirit

Whenever a creature token leaves the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on Twilight Drover.

{2}{W}, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Twilight Drover: Put two 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying into play.

Twilight Drover Discussion

Ripwater on Orzhov Legendary

2 months ago

Rome921,

Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.

You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).

Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel  Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition

A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar

And ofc, you have your generic Orzhov stuff like Path to Exile , Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Wrath of God , Merciless Eviction

What maybe would also work are all the Afterlife dudes like: Ministrant of Obligation , Tithe Taker

Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.

rangers2011 on Emmara's Army

2 months ago

I also have an Emmara deck, but mine is a bit less focused and on a budget. Despite this I can recommend adding Conclave Tribunal this shuts down any permanent an opponent has even if only for a limited amount of time. I would also recommend Divine Visitation (if you add this you might want to cut Crackdown ), while having 1/1 lifelink is good, 4/4 vigilance ensures you can pressure and keep blockers. On the note of tokens I recommend Doubling Season , while I don't run it because of my budget, it helps to dissuade opponents attacking you. I also recommend Mirari's Wake to double mana for a huge March of the Multitudes you can also dump excess mana by adding a Staff of Domination , or for more budget friendly Sword of the Paruns , to create more Emmara tokens. For more defense i recommend Sandwurm Convergence this shutsdown fliers and gives you a big blocker on the ground every turn. Also to maximize Emmara's ability I run a Wirewood Lodge . For end game I suggest Wayfaring Temple it builds off of the tokens and creates more, also [Shanna, Sisay's Legacy]. to make your creatures bigger and to tap Emmara I run Dragon Throne of Tarkir . Twilight Drover doubles tokens. Hour of Reckoning kills everything but tokens. Darksteel Mutation to remove problematic creatures (works really well to shut down commanders). Beastmaster Ascension and Overrun ends games. Shalai, Voice of Plenty prevents targeting. Nature's Chosen to tap and untap Emmara. I hope this helps give you more ideas and I wish you the best of luck finishing your deck :D

HalbrechtHalbrecht on

3 months ago

Nice deck! I've always been partial to this style of deck. +1


Some ideas:

Mana base — Why not switch out Caves of Koilos for other B/W land options, like Concealed Courtyard , Isolated Chapel , or Godless Shrine ? I'd personally go with the Chapel.

Token gen — As you said, you create so many creatures in this deck, so Triplicate Spirits can easily be just as good as Spectral Procession, but it also can be potentially cast for FREE!

Early game — Your first couple turns are vulnerable to fast red decks, because unless you're lucky enough to have a couple Spiritual Visits in hand, you're not creating any creatures until turn 3. Maybe consider Doomed Traveler as an additional turn 1 play and an early blocker? It's actually a little bit better than Spiritual Visits, since you ultimately get two creatures for 1 mana, and the second creature has flying. If you ever consider creating a sideboard, it might be a good option against fast aggro matchups.

Late game — Some fun options to playtest:

  • Geist-Honored Monk could potentially be huge, and of course creates a couple more tokens.
  • If you find yourself losing a lot of tokens due to blocking or other reasons, Twilight Drover could be very good. He also provides a mana sink to generate more tokens.
  • Finally, similar to the Drover, Custodi Soulbinders provides a token-generating mana sink. Although the generator is much less efficient, he'll also start out with way more counters than the Drover (especially against an opponent with a creature-heavy deck) and doesn't rely on your tokens leaving play.

((NOTE that Custodi Soulbinders isn't modern legal. You said "casual" in your description, so I assumed it was fine to suggest that card, but you've listed the deck as Modern, so figured I should mention the legality issue.))

[email protected]_only on Teysa's Token Engine

3 months ago

Love the deck - been wanting to make a similar one for a while. accordianing suggestions to avoid filling the page.

Origin Spellbomb - double dips as part of "Lay me Down to Rest" here, allowing extra card draw for token generation.

Roc Egg - double dips as well, making multiple 3/3 flying tokens when it dies with your general on the field.

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad - pumps out lifelinkers, pumps out emblems. double win.

Hallowed Spiritkeeper - the bigger the graveyard, the bigger the swarm

Anointed Procession - Double up on tokens. works with Treasure & Clue tokens too

Wurmcoil Engine - double dips into a on death trigger

Hangarback Walker - double dips into, you guessed it, a death trigger. sensing a theme in my suggestions...

Sifter of Skulls - acts as an additional Pawn of Ulamog , but gives them 1/1 s instead of 0/1s

Pitiless Plunderer - gives treasure tokens on you creature's death.

Revel in Riches - gives treasure tokens on enemy creature's death, and an alternate win con

Sacred Mesa - also triggers a sac proc each turn you keep it around

Hidden Stockpile - a sac outlet that grants creatures.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - pumps out tokens 3 at a time, or wide down the fatties. or both.

Twilight Drover - make tokens when tokens die. the cycle continues.

Custodi Soulbinders - makes tokens based on how many creatures were in play.

White Sun's Zenith - EoT mana dump for all the tokens. follow up with general cast, swing.

Entrapment Maneuver - force a solo attacker to die, makes tokens. handy little overlooked combat trick.

Legion's Landing  Flip - makes a single token for 1. lingers a bit, then turns into a land that makes tokens.

Lingering Souls - kind of a staple of Orzhov spirits, was kinda supprised not to see it.

Luminarch Ascension - stall to make stupidly cheap angels.

Massacre Wurm - each creature of theirs that dies will take another nibble out of their health. it all adds up.

Shadows of the Past - lets you dig quickly through your deck with aenough death effects. doubles as a recurable life drain effect once your yard is deep enough

Sangromancer - death is life. who knew?

Pious Evangel  Flip doesn't look it, but his flip is another Zulaport Cutthroat for your deck.

Bloodchief Ascension starts out small, but starts draining hard once it gets rolling.

Martyr's Bond is Butcher of Malakir for ALL permanent types you control.

gravepact and / or Dictate of Erebos act as non-wrathable butchers as well.

Vampiric Rites is a solid, cheap card draw engine for tokens.

Thallid Soothsayer is it's legged, slightly more expensive brother (no life gain, but no black mana cost. more expensive, but has legs. bit of give and take, really)

Perilous Myr - can be a decent source of colorless burn as needed, when paired with a good reanimation engine.

Seraph of the Scales - this card is solid, if not amazing, so I was rather suprised to not see it here.

Yosei, the Morning Star - either lock down 2 opponents for a turn, or one opponenet for 2 turns. either way is a solid win.

Archon of Justice - exile a threat on death. simple enough.

Ashen Rider - triggers coming and going, but kinda pricey mana wise. worth looking at if nothing else.

Kokusho, the Evening Star - drain ALL THE THINGS!

Solemn Simulacrum - goes in most decks, didn't see it here so I figured I'd mention it.

Vindictive Lich - gives alot of options for a single death effect.

multimedia on Orzhov Flavor

3 months ago

Hey, this is a good start, but there's several budget cards that can upgrades here. First, here's three budget lands to consider: Command Tower , Caves of Koilos and Tainted Field .

Budget upgrades to consider:

Can add all these upgrades for about $14. Most of these cards do something when other creatures die which triggers Teysa. Repeatable abilties and effects are very good in Commander.


Nonbudget cards to consider adding:

If you like some these suggestions I offer more help.

Good luck with your deck.


goldlion on May We Never Part | Teysa Karlov EDH | PRIMER

4 months ago

I hear what you are saying, and you know the focuses of the deck better than anyone - my only thought to add would be... is Blade of the Bloodchief situational? To me it's just great with most creatures, whether it's to bring them out of burn distance or discourage attacks (never mind wurmcoil engine's lifelink, Razaketh or ancient stone idle's trample, sheoldred's swampwalk, etc) and THEN nuts with things that want counters, which is 3 creatures in here including Twilight Drover (I find 3 to usually be the magic number). Just a value card.

On a side note, I find it difficult to read the comments and such with the background - just a bit of experiential feedback :)

h0ly_danc3r on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

4 months ago

Masterful Fair points. But at least in my opinion Minion Reflector synergies better than Lifeline Since you can swing with token and it gives you lifelink if it does dmg good if not you can sacrifice it or it can get sacrificed by itself, also Anointed Procession , Twilight Drover , Smothering Abomination ... (just to name few i know you are not playing them).. While Lifeline i think is more sacrifice/etb (plus at the end of turn) card in my opinion, but a great card for this deck also.

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Twilight Drover occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

WB (Orzhov): 0.42%