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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
4 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.
5 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?
5 months ago
5 months ago
Battlegrace Angel possibly not good enough
Bloodbond Vampire for a back up karlov. this is iffy
Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, remember to block then tap for convoke.
Contemplation, combo off!
Honor the Fallen - on theme graveyard hate that's also a combat trick
Mastery of the Unseen this needs a lot of mana to be great, but maybe you'll get some good use out of it. It's kinda iffy though
Resplendent Mentor this could be an all star if you go heavy white
Royal Herbalist combat tricks for karlov
Exsanguinate is good
Use all the life you gain for benefits, like card draw! Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Graveborn Muse, Night's Whisper, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Phyrexian Arena, Read the Bones, Dark Tutelage, Underworld Connections
or recursion Phyrexian Reclamation
Some possible cuts
Sacred Cat dosen't seem strong enough for commander
Orzhov Charm What mode are you adding this for?
1 year ago
Hey legendofa. Black white control is an awesome combination, it has that essence of Orzhov without even trying. So, here are my ideas of where the deck could go.
Firstly I think the deck needs a little focus. What do you want from the deck, what do you want it to do. Cards such as Nip Gwyllion, ask what does it add to the deck. You have a discard theme running through it, so let us stick with that. However, keep in mind that you must also stay alive.
So I'd run a full four Tidehollow Sculler, make sure I get to play it turn two. If I hit the hand, I like to hit it hard. So from the Sculler go into Sin Collector at three, then at four go to Disciple of Phenax, then at five Vizkopa Confessor. This way you have plenty of blockers, and life gain with the confessor, but you're still hitting their hand. This sort of deck does work well with Shrieking Affliction (basically a cheaper version of The Rack), but don't feel that is the route you have to go down.
For removal, you need to be quicker off the mark. If you want to go the enchantment route that's fine, but I would run some one mana enchantments in there to slow them down straight away so aggro decks don't run through you. Oppressive Rays is a favourite of mine, in the mid-late game it is less effective, but with the hand destruction, your opponent doesn't have much of a mid-late game. The rays slow your opponent down from the first turn. You can also run Guard Duty, as your creatures aren't really running in. The other one you can run is Cowed by Wisdom, but it doesn't have the same power if not running much draw power. For two mana I'd go the the classic Pacifism, there is no messing about, it gets rid of the creature. Darksteel Mutation still allows them to attack if they boost it etc, but does get rid of the abilities, so whichever is more fitting for the players you're against. You then have Pillory of the Sleepless for three mana, and if you wanted you could run One Thousand Lashes, same as the pillory but stops abilities as well. Running these cards is a win condition in itself, especially if run alongside the confessor. Not the fastest, but it's cruel. I used to run a deck where its win condition was just Blind Obedience extort triggers, and it did feel good! A little expensive for this deck, but you get it from the confessor, and he discards.
Anyway, so how about some draw power? Really I think you have to main options, if you want it instant speed then Succumb to Temptation, but if you're running a load of creatures and enchantments, instant speed for draw isn't very important, so I'd go with Read the Bones.
So there are a few ideas for you if you want to go down the enchantment and discard route. Of course, if you run even more enchantments you can always go down the Sphere of Safety route which is a deck I absolutely love! If you decide to go down a different route from discard and enchantment though, just let me know and I'll throw some more ideas your way.
1 year ago
- Wurmcoil Engine ... because why not?
- Mimic Vat ... milk your creatures again
- Whip of Erebos ... ditto and need more lifegain
- Sorin, Grim Nemesis for good measure
- Need at least a little Ramp:
- And a few pieces to protect Vish Kal from being killed the moment he hits the board:
- Avacyn, Angel of Hope, doesn't really do much for Vish and letting the other creatures die doesn't seem too too bad.
- Mikaeus, the Lunarch, can be surprisingly slow but doesn't seem like too bad of an include if you decide to keep it.
- Sengir Nosferatu, dead card, doesn't help vish and doesn't do much else to further your cause.
- Tithe Drinker, too weak.
- Vizkopa Confessor, ditto.
- Cauldron Haze replace w cauldron of souls (above) for repeatability
- Zealous Persecution, not quite strong enough
1 year ago
Thanks for the idea, I think I will incorporate it in to my deck. I will probably remove either Treasury Thrull of Vizkopa Confessor to try and cut down on some higher costing creatures. which do you think I should cut, or should I cut a completely different card?
1 year ago
Alright, here's a huge entry.
Here's some items including what I got from you for my bday and Xmas, and then some other random stuff I have that might make sense.
I have other things too but they are far less important than what I feel I am about to list.
Keep in mind I have Eli's Karametra I still want to build, so if something white is more suited for that let me know.
Divinity of Pride
Pontiff of Blight
Archon of Justice
Kothophed, Soul Hoarder
Butcher of Malakir
Magus of the Mirror
Athreos, God of Passage
Kiku, Night's Flower
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Archetype of Finality
Master of the Feast
Demon of Wailing Agonies I bought this for Rakdos
High Priest of Penance
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Sentry of the Underworld
Knight of Obligation
Dictate of Erebos
Quest for the Gravelord
Nevermore Got a playlet, you'll see it mentioned more in my other decks