Welcome to my commander deck featuring the latest version of our Orzhov friend, Teysa Karlov

When Teysa Karlov got spoiled I knew immediately I wanted to create something to build around her abilities. Since Teysa Karlov doubles the triggers of any permanent we control if ANY creature dies, we can get some sweet value out of it, whether it's double removal, double drain triggers or double tokens with our generators. With these points, the goal of the deck is to either drain out our opponents with the our numerous death trigger creatures or overwhelm them with double tokens.

So lets go into the two sides of the deck. Much like a normal Aristocrat deck, we need stuff to sacrifice for value. Since Teysa Karlov makes our tokens even better, quite a few of our fodder produce tokens on the other side, which are all doubled when they die. Maalfeld Twins makes 2 zombies, Mausoleum Guard makes 2 spirits, Roc Egg makes a stronger 3/3 flier, Elenda, the Dusk Rose makes lifelinking vampires and our token MVP, Wurmcoil Engine .

Now that we have sacrificed something, what other goodies do we get? Of course there is the standard drain package from Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat and Massacre Wurm . Athreos, God of Passage that brings good recursion, unless they want to pay 6 life with Teysa Karlov out! Shadows of the Past gives us some good top deck management as well as a good mana-sink late game. In case you wanted more tokens, Ogre Slumlord makes rats off any creature while Requiem Angel triggers off our creatures. Finally, Dark Prophecy , Grim Haruspex and Harvester of Souls give us double card draw.

One of Orzhov's strong points is removal. Anguished Unmaking and Utter End are both fantastic at dealing with pretty much everything. Merciless Eviction does a similar job and can really hurt someone if they are piloting enchantments/artifact decks. Living Death is always a strong option for removal/recursion for us and deals with any indestructible problems that may come up. Butcher of Malakir and Grave Pact are run as removal since they can clear opposition boards with ease with our Teysa out.

Since we have talked about Teysa Karlov 's first ability, lets go into her synergy with tokens. Vigilance and Lifelink are 2 strong keywords. With an army of flying spirits, griffins and angels we can fly over and still play defense. The old Teysa, Orzhov Scion functions fantastically in the deck, providing a sacrifice outlet, token producer AND removal all on one card. It's quite possible to helm her in this deck if you chose too. Anointed Procession doubles our token production, Crested Sunmare makes whopping 5/5 horses whenever we gain life in ANY turn. With any of our drain/gain creatures out or our lifelinking tokens, it shouldn't be too difficult to amass a horse army! Twilight Drover is a great way of keeping our tokens about and provides a solid mana sink if we need too. Murder Investigation can provide a huge flood of tokens in one go when stuck on a huge creatures. Lastly, why not change our lowly 1/1 spirits or rats into massive 4/4 angels with Divine Visitation . If this card isn't answered quickly, it is likely to win you the game.

Thank you for checking out my Teysa Karlov deck. Once she comes out I'll be updating, monitoring and swapping cards out that under perform. If you enjoyed this deck, feel free to check out my other decks below:

Rhonas the Indomitable - Bronas
Taigam, Ojutai Master - Taigam, Master of Rebound
Niambi, Faithful Healer - Faith in Superfriends
Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice - Pillar of Justice
Thromok the Insatiable - Hungry Hungry Hellion
Tibor and Lumia - The Magical Couple
Sevinne, the Chronoclasm - The Chronoclasm


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85% Competitive

Date added 9 months
Last updated 3 weeks

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.62
Tokens */* Horror, 1/1 Spirit, 2/2 Spawn, 2/2 Vampire, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Soldier, 4/4 Angel, 3/3 Wurm, 2/2 Morph, */* Horror, 5/5 Horse, 1/1 Rat, 1/1 Bird
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