This deck is based on using Teysa's first ability to intimidate opponents. In using this deck, people are really reluctant to cross me when they know I can exile their favorite creatures at instant speed for no mana. I don't have any equipment to try to protect Teysa, but I don't feel it's that necessary. Her ability triggers at instant speed and requires no mana or tapping, so if anyone targets her I can retaliate immediately and if need be sacrifice herself to her ability. And if someone's got all their ducks in a row to counter or stop her ability they probably deserve what they get out of it.
For much of the time when playing this deck I'll be trying to scare aggro away from me or control threats. I've got four board wipes and one situational wipe, so when things get bad I can send everything off the board.
I need a lot of tokens to fuel Teysa's ability, so the two victory conditions for this deck are either a mass token swarm (Made unblockable with Odric, Master Tactician or simply controlling things until I can start to beat opponents down turn after turn with something that has Flying and a power of 4 or greater.
And... to be honest I'm just tickled to have a Measure of Wickedness viable deck. Is it efficient? No. Is it fun? Yes, turning games into a frantic passing of the hot potato until someone can't pass it any more and they have to sacrifice the potato and take 8 damage.
There's no need to tell me about needing to work the mana base, but I'm open to hear any other suggestions you might have. Comments always welcome!
Reason: I had the second one, I might as well use her.
Haunted Crossroads puts them on top of my library when Phyrexian Reclamation puts them in my hand. I'd prefer to pay the mana and life to get my creatures immediately as I'm not rolling in card draw with this deck.
i like your deck dude, teysa is my absolute favorite commander and one thing that is super good with her is sac outlets, some of my favorite being Sadistic Hypnotist , Attrition , Mind Slash , and High Market , these sac outlets make things like Grave Pact and Blood Artist even deadlier. also, they make it really easy to abuse her second ability with black token producers like Bitterblossom and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder which in turn allows you to abuse her first ability