W/B has always been my favorite color combo, and Teysa my favorite character of lore. I have been working hard on this deck to optimize it and do it justice. After lots of tweaking, this is what I have come up with! So let's take a look.

The strategy:

Sacrifice Kokusho, the Evening Star With Phyrexian Altar or any free sac outlet with Lifeline and Teysa Karlov on board to drain the table for 10 life per turn. Utilize quick recursive pieces to get more life loss in per turn.

The classic Teysa, Orzhov Scion combo with Darkest Hour , and Blasting Station . Add Altar of Dementia for infinite milling shenanigans.

Revel in Riches accompanied by Smothering Tithe and Pitiless Plunderer can serve as a secondary wincon.

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond + 1 life lost = drain everyone out.

Drain people out by using a sac outlet with cards like Blood Artist , Vindictive Vampire , Zulaport Cutthroat , and Cruel Celebrant . Reassembling Skeleton is very good sac fodder because it has its own built-in recursion. Tokens produced from things like Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Seraph of the Scales , and Hangarback Walker are great for sac fodder as well.

Controlling the board is important to allow you to set yourself up for victory. Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos help keep boards clear. Ideally, you will be sacrificing a lot of creatures, so these allow you to keep a clear (or at least semi-clear) board. Sheoldred, Whispering One is great for getting rid of threats and allowing you to get a creature out of the yard on each of your upkeeps. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite does evil praetor things.

Orzhov has some of the best targeted removal in the game. Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Mortify and Swords to Plowshares get rid of pesky obstacles.

Tainted Remedy can shut down life gain decks until dealt with.

Finally, we are packed with graveyard recursion. Your creatures dying is the main way this deck is set up to win, so you've got to snatch them back from the jaws of death to serve for you once again.

Let me know what you think! Suggestions are always welcome, as is (constructive) criticism. This deck is a passion project of mine, so I am always looking for ways to improve.


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Date added 3 months
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.50
Tokens 1/1 Thopter, None Treasure, 1/1 Spirit, 2/2 Vampire, 2/2 Morph
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