Teysa Karlov's Citadel

Commander / EDH phsycord


Masterful says... #1

This deck looks very good. I really like Rally the Ancestors and might include it myself as I've been looking into mass recursion. You have a lot of wincons and drainers, so you may want to cut the more expensive and clunky ones like Vindictive Vampire and Falkenrath Noble unless you feel the redundancy is necessary in your playgroup. Entomb is interesting as well as it's a tutor for stuff like Nether Traitor or Reassembling Skeleton .

I also see you haven't put in the new cards yet, Cruel Celebrant especially. You may want to consider Liliana, Dreadhorde General and Bolas's Citadel as well. They're both high cmc and you may not want to include them for that reason, but new Liliana has so much value with Teysa and Citadel is a lot more efficient in low cmc decks.

April 9, 2019 12:50 p.m.

phsycord says... #2

Hi Masterful, thank you for taking a look at this deck. In the text below the deck you can see that I already got the great idea of Cruel Celebrant from your deck :) I just haven't put it into the list as of now, as they are just include cards I currently have. Also note the planned addition of Necropotence instead of Sultai Emissary .

Maybe I'll switch Falkenrath Noble with Athreos, God of Passage , giving me a similar effect with a funny politics interaction if we have an arch enemy on the table.

As for Liliana, Dreadhorde General I'm not so sure she will be able to stay on the board long enough to be relevant in my meta.

Bolas's Citadel I find really interesting. A bit similar to Ad Nauseam . Maybe I'll find a replacement for Requiem Angel with lower CMC and I'll put this one in and try it out.

April 9, 2019 1:04 p.m.

Last_Laugh says... #3

I'm not sure how much help I'll be but I'll try. You've done a really good job keeping your avg. cmc low but some of my suggestions aren't.

Fellwar Stone is a definite upgrade for a few of your ramp pieces. Smothering Tithe is probably worth it here. Also, coupled with those treasure tokens, Martyr's Bond is worth the flexibility and ability to hate on artifacts. Bloodchief Ascension also seems like a good way to bleed your opponents here. Last is a little recursion... Sun Titan is probably great here with this low CNN of a curve. Maybe Oversold Cemetery ?

April 9, 2019 2:10 p.m.

phsycord says... #4

Last_Laugh thank you for your comment!

Fellwar Stone I'll 100% put in instead of Star Compass , nice!

With Smothering Tithe I thought about going full Treasure Token and then win with Revel in Riches , but I like my other win con better tbh as this one is at my upkeep. Plenty of time to board wipe or remove Revel. If I just play Smothering Tithe, I'm not sure if I even can use up all that excess mana. Most of my card draw Gate to the Afterlife , Grim Haruspex and Midnight Reaper all say non token creature, so I can easily see me playing my full hand and then playing top deck afterwards.

Oversold Cemetery depending on the meta I think this can be great. With the amount of exile and graveyard hate one playgroup of mine plays I don't think this will ever trigger. But my other playgroup nearly never removes graveyards. I might swap this with Open the Graves and try it out.

Bloodchief Ascension is interesting because it's very cheap, but on the other hand what if I draw into this late into the game. Then it's probably not valuable at all. I thought more of putting in it's counterpart Luminarch Ascension , because this is a great card later on, threatening to put out a ton of 4/4 angels for just.

Sun Titan this one I also like very much. Especially that it's able to both recur some of my combo pieces if I need them, or just some cheap creature with afterlife. Only what to put out...

April 9, 2019 2:56 p.m.

SirChris39 says... #5

phsycord nice looking Orzhov deck you put together

September 4, 2019 4:12 p.m.

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