This is a 100$ budget lifegain EDH deck based on Karlov of the ghost council. The deck has some treats that you can use win your life such as Aetherflux Reservoir, or Ajani's -6 ability.

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  • Lifegain - Your basic life gaining inputs.
  • Life Users - Cards that use the amount of life you have for things like "X, where X is your life total"
  • Gain Triggers - Things that trigger whenever you gain life.
  • Life Sacrifice - things that make you pay life for effects
  • Mana - Things that give you mana
  • Removal - Any forms of removing threats - Creatures, Enchantments, Artifacts, etc.
  • Utility - Other things (now just Boots, for Karlov protection.)

Things are categorized for their main use in play, not for all uses.

Ayli, Obzedat or Kambal can also be your commander instead of Karlov, and you can just shuffle him into the deck instead, though in my opinion Karlov is still the best.

Turn 1 - Plains to Soul Warden.

Turn 2 - Swamp to Karlov, Karlov is 4/4.

Turn 3 - Kabira Crossroads, Karlov at 6/6, and a 2 drop, Idealy Ayli, Karlov at 8/8, ready to swing!

Here will be infinite combos I find. If you find another one suggest it!

Combo 1: Sanguine Bond+Exquisite Blood+Dealing Damage/Gaining Life. Will actually win you the game unless one of your opponents has hexproof/shroud.

Combo 2: Vizkopa Guildmage's second ability+Exquisite Blood+dealing damage/gaining life. Same as first one, but works even if an opponent has hexproof/shroud.

Be sure to check my other budget EDH lists too: Show

Here will be everyone who suggested cards for the deck!Thank You!
If you are interested in playing the deck, proxy it/try it on xmage. If you find recurring flaws, please mention them in the comments, and if you can suggest a way to fix them :)

+1Give Karl some life+1

Feel free to suggest cards, just keep in mind the budget and suggest a card to get out instead.



WiltLeafElves says... #1

If you want to be gaining more life, you could run Martyr of Sands, Soul's Attendant. Because your deck is able to amass lots of life, you could also include Serra Ascendant (although more expensive) as if you play that turn 1, its already a 6/6 flying lifelink (unless you lost more than 10 life on your first turn.)

Great deck you got going! +1

June 25, 2017 12:23 p.m.

BlueElectivire says... #2

WiltLeafElves thanks for the suggestions! I ignored Serra Ascendant because of it's high price, and Soul's Attendant because it's basically a more expensive Soul Warden, but really apreciated!

June 25, 2017 12:38 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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