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Creature — Human Wizard
1WB: Target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.1WB: Whenever you gain life this turn, target opponent loses that much life.
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Vizkopa Guildmage Discussion
4 days ago
thanks for this! It helped me with my edh extort deck a ton, just purchased Exquisite Blood, Vampiric Tutor, and Enlightened Tutor to help get the infinite combo as i'm already running Sanguine Bond and Vizkopa Guildmage
1 week ago
Exsanguinate would be an all star. Also most of the vampires from battle for zendikar and oath of the gatwatch have gain/lose clauses similar to extort. Vizkopa Guildmage with the one vampire from those sets has a Sanguine Bond Exquisite Blood infinite combo with it too.
2 weeks ago
I've actually been toying with the idea of cutting all my enchants down to one each, save Phyrexian Arena, which I'd keep at three...then dropping four Diabolic Tutor and two Diabolic Revelation in. Then I could tutor for the revelation and use it to pull whole combos into my hand. Perhaps I could cut the keyrunes in favor of two Souls of the Faultless? Also, I'm thinking of swapping Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, and dropping two of the Vizkopa Guildmage (since I only need one to combo, and I could tutor for it) in favor of two Phyrexian Obliterator. What do you think?
And thanks for the help, by the way. :)
2 weeks ago
Another good combo I also found that I think would work in your deck is In Garruk's Wake+Grave Betrayal+Archfiend of Depravity. When you cast any of those, if you cast something like Army of the Damned you would also almost definitely win the game. Another great card I saw is Avatar of Woe. It would also work very well with Grave Betrayal. Also, one last thing, Sanguine Bond works on multiplayer games also, as the target can change each time the effect is triggered. But now that I look at it, I don't think you need it as you do have, as you said, 4 Vizkopa Guildmage.
2 weeks ago
Army of the Damned could be really handy, especially with the flashback...and paired with a swampwalker and Concerted Effort, it could be a game-ender. Sanguine Bond's effect is already in the deck in Vizkopa Guildmage, which is in some ways better as it affects everyone, rather than a target player, which would give me the insta-win in multiplayer...but perhaps I should still add one? Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger...I mean, he's really good: land destruction and deck milling on a 10/10 is ridiculous...I'll stick him in the maybe-board for now.
3 weeks ago
Oh you're absolutely right, Debt to the Deathless deals double, I missed that in the big type-up ha. The color dedication still stands for me though, but damage-wise you're right.
Sanguine Bond is much much better than Exquisite Blood, it's not even funny how much damage it can deal to a target opponent. I actually just removed the paragraph detailing these cards from my description as I've been editing since your last comment, but I didn't include Sanguine Bond precisely because it was too effective and targets only one player. Vizkopa Guildmage does the same but for every opponent, I feel if everyone loses it's a bit more fair. If you do play Sanguine Bond, consider Blood Tribute as well, maybe a bit mean but you can outright kill someone with it (just checked and you already have it ;)).
I've just taken out Exquisite Blood because I felt it was a bit unnecessary, better to add in some more removal or protection for Licia. Perhaps in the late-game it would be more useful but let's be honest.. Licia will tear people apart early enough.
I hadn't considered Queen Marchesa at all! I guess because I initially started with a Vampire tribal so I never considered others.. The Monarch is something I have been considering in other decks of mine to help with draw so this is pretty interesting, Adds a little more Politics and the keywords help with Odric as well yeah! Nice find, I'll have to take a look at what to cut out for her.
3 weeks ago
Harsh Sustenance, Foul-Tongue Shriek, Murder Investigation, Hidden Stockpile and Vizkopa Guildmage are pretty terrible. You should be running Fatal Push for sure, that one's a no brainer. Also Thoughtseize is great, and you don't care about the two life at all, your life total won't really be an issue.
Here's a thought, don't know how good this would be though. If you were to run just a few more token generators, maybe Hangarback Walker or Secure the Wastes, you could really benefit off of Intangible Virtue. Also Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Sorin, Solemn Visitor all look great here.
3 weeks ago
One of my favorite B/W strategies is lifegain since it's budget-friendly and not terribly complicated to play. Efficient cards that gain life like Vampire Nighthawk, Lone Rider Flip, and Soulmender set up other cards that benefit from lifegain like Ajani's Pridemate, Wall of Limbs, and Divinity of Pride. You can finish things with lifedrain on Sanguine Bond or Vizkopa Guildmage, or try to resolve a Felidar Sovereign if you're feeling lucky. Even if it's not your strategy of choice, you still might be able to borrow some elements. Nighthawk, in particular, always shines in midrange black decks.