Creature — Human Cleric
Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay W/B. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)When Vizkopa Confessor enters the battlefield, pay any amount of life. Target opponent reveals that many cards from his or her hand. You choose one of them and exile it.
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Vizkopa Confessor Discussion
2 months ago
First off, nice to see you again. Second, I figured I would have to address all these issues again. I know that the CMC is heavy, it was before I had to rebuild the deck. I totally forgot about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth so that will be something to go in. If somebody is giving me trouble then Vizkopa Confessor and Sin Collector can take care of some of their key cards (looking at you combo and control players). Revenant Patriarch may seem underwhelming, but it has really helped me before. Once when I used it against an Aurelia, the Warleader voltron deck I was able to buy some time so I could ult my Liliana Vess to take them out. Agent of Masks and Yahenni, Undying Partisan seem underwhelming, but they work great with the other cards in the deck.
Thanks for the help!
2 months ago
One thing that really stood out to me was that the average CMC is ~4, and there are only 4 ramp cards. That's higher than my Omnath, Locus of Rage deck and it has plenty of high-CMC bombs!
There aren't too many options for ramp in BW, but you'll find plenty of ramp in black. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers go together amazingly. Basalt Monolith is a nice, quick 3 mana. Orzhov Cluestone, Commander's Sphere, Mind Stone and Hedron Archive all provide ramp early game, and can be cracked for draws late game.
As for cuts, I'd recommend Vizkopa Confessor and Sin Collector since single player discard is low-impact in multiplayer games. Agent of Masks, Yahenni, and Revenant Patriarch are either mediocre or don't really follow the deck's game plan.
Hope this helps!
2 months ago
While they would be pretty decent in the deck it's just not something I really want to do. I had Grave Betrayal in here and was thnking about Dictate of Erebos at one point, but decided to cut in favor of Grave Betrayal. I'll think about your suggestion though!
I agree! Teysa decks are strange, especially the ones where the other Teysa is at the helm. I know that the deck is a little cmc heavy, but I've had games where I couldn't play something until like turn 6. However, with so much mana open people weren't really attacking me for fear of removal.
As for your suggestions those cards have been working for me fine. For example: Revenant Patriarch did awesome against an Aurelia voltron deck, and Sin Collector and Vizkopa Confessor can be really detrimental to a control player (or anyone who I feel is getting too powerful).
Thanks for the suggestions!
t3hdarkness on Life
2 months ago
Your deck shares some superficial similarities to my Get a Life, Licia
Since the Act of gaining Life is more important than how much life you gain and since most of your creatures are very small with almost no recursion, and your commander is targeted removal on a stick, I would take out some of the field wipes, removal, and mana rocks.
If you want specifics:
2 months ago
Hooray for a Teysa deck that actually feels Orzhov-y! Too many Teysa (especially the other Teysa) end up feeling like some strange Izzet contraption. This deck feels like an Orzhov deck should, and I like that about it.
However, my biggest complaint against the deck is how mana-hungry it is. With an average CMC of over 4 and a commander that costs a whopping 7, I'd really consider running more ramp/lands. Beckon Apparition, for example, can be cut for something like Vessel of Endless Rest, which will still annoy your reanimator opponents, while generating mana for you to use.
Souls of the Faultless looks like it would be good, but seems like it will get ignored without flying or reach.
Personally, the fact that Sin Collector and Vizkopa Confessor only target one opponent makes me usually want to cut them, because in a typical 4 player game, your average opponent has lost 1/3 of a card, and you've used 1. But if your playgroup is typically on the smaller side, or you know you have problems with a specific combo deck, then they can be used, but Sadistic Sacrament is probably better at that effect.
7 months ago
I'm concerned that cards like Gifted Aetherborn, Night Market Lookout, Underworld Coinsmith and Vizkopa Confessor aren't going to do the work you want them to do. Playing life gain can be slow and grindy and I believe you'd benefit greatly from cards like Ashen Rider,Fumigate and Merciless Eviction. They're all great ways of solidifying your board state and keeping combat damage based decks at base.
8 months ago
What do you think about a few Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, to help get walls and worship down faster.
Would it be worth it to splash black for Vizkopa Confessor to not only set your life total, but make sure they don't have any surprised in hand?
Maybe throw in a Mistveil Plains so you can get your enchantment out of your graveyard if you needed to?