Vizkopa Guildmage


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Uncommon
Gatecrash Uncommon

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Vizkopa Guildmage

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

TheVectornaut on Life gain attempt 1

8 hours ago

I don't think Gerrard Capashen is worth playing, especially if you're using Thalia's Lancers just to find him. I'd rather have some more ways to benefit from life-gain. Adding more Ajani's Pridemate or Sunbond will give you more board presence and make Wall of Reverence better. Add in some way to grant lifelink like Hopeful Eidolon, and the cycle gets pretty vicious. You might also consider dipping into black for drain cards like Vizkopa Guildmage and Sanguine Bond. It might be wise to try and fill the gap at 2 and 3 mana as well. Lone Rider  Flip is one card that could fit there.

DoctorMckay on infinate sacking

5 days ago

I've got some new ideas, tell me what you think about them:

1- Nasty AF combo:

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond = GG

2- Cards that work very well with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Vizkopa Guildmage

Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Debt to the Deathless

Tree of Perdition

3- Removal and boardwipes:

Merciless Eviction

Return to Dust

Utter End


Austere Command

4- Maybe it could help you go off faster with some combos

Enlightened Tutor

Belerion on The Devil Wears Prada, God Wears Gucci

1 week ago

Thanks so much for the input! I'm still very new to anything more than casual deckbuilding so I'm learning a lot.

My goal was to build a deck that's able to play a lot of aggressive creatures while simultaneously using the life/pain thing, so I tried to choose creatures with abilities that contribute to that strategy. Maybe I can't have my cake and eat it too, but I'm trying...? I plan to choose sideboard cards that can skew the deck slightly more towards control or more towards aggression, depending on the matchup. Does that make sense / is it a realistic strategy?

BrandonJamesCACThank you for the suggestions. I have a couple questions. I see that Night's Whisper is cheaper, but I feel like Scry justifies the higher mana cost, unless there's something I'm missing here?

I don't really want to go down the token path so I'm not sold on things like Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim or Cartel Aristocrat. Is there a use for those without tokens? What about Vizkopa Guildmage?

karn862 on Pay 20 life or you lose

2 weeks ago

Hello Papillo, there are quite a few possibilities with Pain's Reward but you usually always gain something out of it :

  • It can help trigger your combo because your could bid an arbitrary high value of life, regain it with Children of Korlis/Tainted Sigil and then deal that much damage to the opponent with Vizkopa Guildmage

  • It can help draw 4 cards for your combo even if you don't deal damage

  • If you have less life than your opponent you can still use it with Tainted Sigil to regain life if they bid higher than you.

Raphiezar on More Life, More Problems

2 weeks ago

With some of the other suggestions, adding some combination of Sanguine Bond, Defiant Bloodlord, and/or Vizkopa Guildmage so that you can turn your lifegain into a win condition. Well of Lost Dreams, Sunbond, and Cradle of Vitality are good options as well.

sebvieira on Doran Treefolk Tribal

4 weeks ago

kevinscheurwater: thanks for commenting. Somehow Vizkopa Guildmage doesn't feel right in the deck here (theme wise). I don't lose so many games anymore as I used to, especially 1vs1. Adding vizkopa enables quick wins with Tree of Redemption, but .. I don't know. I don't like to win that way. Another guy in our playgroup does that stuff all the time and it gets boring really quickly.

NV_1980: yeah, usually that's the problem, not drawing fast enough. Perhaps I'll add an Underworld Connections since I can then decide for myself if I want to lose a life (instead of it being mandatory with the arena). Top is awesome, but my only copy is in an artifacts based deck already.

xPariahx on Home Sweet Exile

1 month ago

I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the decks you make. I've been struggling with making a budget BW modern deck that uses Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as a cornerstone piece of it. I was thinking about including allies and came across your Sodium Hypochlorite (White as Fuck!) deck and then found this. I really think Ayli is designed with Commander or Tiny Leaders in mind.

I always thought it would be vicious to have Ayli out there with Athreos, God of Passage who could probably make for a decent alternate Commander. Vizkopa Guildmage can also work well with Ayli if you got the mana to activate the Guildmage ability, then sac a fat critter with Ayli.

I've toyed around with including defenders as fodder for Ayli, but I'm not sure how practical that is to use in Commander as a format. There's too many other things that'd work better.

Anyways, keep up the good work, dude.

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