This is a 100$ budget lifegain EDH deck with a little touch of voltron 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.

+1Give Karl some life+1

  • 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 that do help the deck but don't fit into any other category.

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.

Combo 3: Exquisite Blood+Cliffhaven Vampire+dealing damage/gaining life. Same thing.

Here will be upgrades for the deck (Not super-powerful things such as the ABU dual lands) that aren't in the budget.

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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 :)

If you actually purchase the singles for building the deck (In which case, your awesome!) if you're using a service like channelfireball, you can choose a card condition. I suggest choosing slightly played instead of NM to shave a couple of cents (sometimes even a dollar). It sounds like nothing, but with such a large purchase it does matter!

+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.

Cicjose says... #3

June 26, 2017 7:25 a.m.

BlueElectivire says... #4

Cicjose thanks for the suggestions! I actually haven't included any because I already run Sanguine Bond and Felidar Sovereign, and Rhox Faithmender is too pricey for my budget.

June 28, 2017 5:42 a.m.

Wolfrage76 says... #5

Serra Ascendant is good. Strionic Resonator could be useful to copy a triggered effect. neat deck!

July 3, 2017 7:56 a.m.

BlueElectivire says... #6

Wolfrage76 thx for suggesting! Serra Ascendant is $20 which is too much for my budget and since i have only 7 triggered abilities i didn't include Strionic Resonator. I would put you in my hall of fame though :)

July 3, 2017 10:58 a.m.

Wolfrage76 says... #7

Didn't realize Serra Ascendant was that costly! I got mine for like $5 so I'm happy haha

July 3, 2017 2:09 p.m.

BlueElectivire says... #8

Wolfrage76 lmao :P

July 4, 2017 5:37 a.m.

hoardofnotions says... #9

anything with extort that's at least a little good. Basilica Screecher, Kingpin's Pet, Treasury Thrull, Thrull Parasite or Pontiff of Blight

Battlegrace Angel possibly not good enough

Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble

Bloodbond Vampire for a back up karlov. this is iffy

Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, remember to block then tap for convoke.

Contemplation, combo off!

Disciple of Griselbrand, or Disciple of Bolas let you convert a big karlov to something else

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

Patron of the Kitsune and Righteous Cause are VIP's with karlov

Resplendent Mentor this could be an all star if you go heavy white

Royal Herbalist combat tricks for karlov

Soldier of the Pantheon

Suture Priest

Vampiric Rites

Vizkopa Confessor

Wingmate Roc

Exsanguinate is good

Well of Lost Dreams and Alhammarret's Archive are nifty but expensive on the $budget$

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

budget cuts might include, Ajani Goldmane, Lightning Greaves (this might be Swiftfoot Boots), Angelic Chorus

Some possible cuts

Rupture Spire, Shimmering Grotto, Transguild Promenade - two color decks don't need to slow down this much for mana fixing

Sacred Cat dosen't seem strong enough for commander

Bond of Agony seems bad, maybe Exsanguinate

Orzhov Charm What mode are you adding this for?

Doom Blade could be Go for the Throat if your meta/budget allows for it

Darksteel Ingot, Orzhov Cluestone, Orzhov Keyrune could be cut for a 2 mana rock, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Star Compass. Maybe one of those

Blind Hunter, Blood Tithe, Agent of Masks, Certain Death don't seem strong enough

July 5, 2017 8:05 p.m.

hoardofnotions look, i run card such as Ajani Goldmane even though they are hard on the budget as little treats for the budget left. I may replace the land you talked about but the mana rocks stay bc although they are 3 drops they still produce colored mana. I haven't had a chance to look on the other cards yet bc im on mobile and it is super frustrating. Thanks for suggesting!

July 6, 2017 6:44 a.m.

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