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

Chandrian on Saskia, Rainbow Warrior

2 days ago

I have taken out:

Oath of Gideon because I'm not playing Ally tribal and only have 4 planeswalkers, of the Oaths in the deck it seemed much less usefull than the others.

Putrefy is a good removal spell, but I think I still have enough removal in the deck even after removing it. The reason I cut this one is that except for Beast Within, which is stronger, all other removal can be tutored by Sunforger

I also removed Vizkopa Guildmage, I love that card but it doesn't do much for the deck... I needed to cut some more cards so it had to go.

I still need to cut one more card, I'm hesitating to cut Call the Gatewatch or Sylvok Explorer. Let me know what you think! Obviously you can also point out another card that you feel shouldn't be in the deck or tell me to lower my land count.

lagotripha on Welcome To The Aristocracy

3 days ago

I mean, it'll probably push the curve a little high honestly. I'd consider a second sac outlet other than the single use Plunge into Darkness (as much as I am in love with the card with Sanguine Bond/Vizkopa Guildmage ftw), as bloodghast/crawler is super strong- Blade of the Bloodchief/Indulgent Aristocrat works, as does Yahenni, Undying Partisan. I'd run Dark Prophecy over tesya for advantage, but thats personal preference. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of useful black cards if you want to look through.

Chandrian on Saskia, Rainbow Warrior

3 days ago

Thanks for the help so far! I have already made some changes as noted below, I'll continue working on the list tomorrow (letting ideas cool will probably help).

I have taken out Ghostly Prison and Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast is indeed they didn't really help the gameplan.

I have not yet decided if I take out Vizkopa Guildmage because lifelink is important, and given enough mana it makes for a good wincon.

Beast Within will stay in the deck because it can deal with any kind of permanents, which is very important, and giving a 3/3 beast isn't really a downside in EDH.

Will_O_Wisp13 on Saskia, Rainbow Warrior

3 days ago

Vizkopa Guildmage doesn't really synergize

Snaptune on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

6 days ago

I would take out Transguild Promenade and Rupture Spire out as soon as possible, they slow you down significantly, so consider taking one of those out for the Glacial Chasm.

As for the Venser's Journal, Palisade Giant seems like a good swap since they do similar things (keep your life total high), while also bringing down the overall CMC of your deck.

Have you considered Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless rather than Wall of Limbs? The wall seems slow and difficult to activate in response to removal. The sorcery versions can take people by surprise, and synergize well with Sanguine Bond/Vizkopa Guildmage/Defiant Bloodlord in case the infinite combo is not available.

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

1 week ago

Suggested Cuts:


  • Hymn of the Wilds (this card sucks in multiplayer. Every deck needs its instants and sorceries)



  • Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile discourages attacks, even against other players, which is bad. If we had included Azorius hard control, stax or tax this card would be fine though
  • Gustcloak Savior I dont think it does enough
  • Herald of the Host Serra Angel isnt good enough for this format
  • Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip pikers arent good enough in this format, and he sucks as a planeswalker I think
  • Crescendo of War too slow
  • Dusk / Dawn I think that ultimately there wont be a deck that really benefits from this
  • Just a general note about white: we have too many pump effects. Lets cut a couple.










I think our next task will be deciding which are the best 50 or so cards in each color from our pool. that should lay the groundwork for deciding which narrow cards (i.e., archetype-specific) cards we should include. Curious to hear your thoughts on cuts/additions!


vashaclarens on Karlov's Healthy Antics

1 week ago

To be honest, I'm not super worried about giving Karlov of the Ghost Council evasion; he's a fairly new addition to this deck, and I have plenty of ways of dealing direct damage without him. He's mostly there for the exiling, and if the board is in a good position, I'll attack with him. That being said, Shizo, Death's Storehouse looks like a nice addition.

I had Vizkopa Guildmage during the early days of this deck, but paying each time I wanted to give something lifelink or drain health seemed kind of steep.

Necropotence looks good; I just don't own it yet, so there's that.

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