Edgar Markov

Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight

Eminence — Whenever you cast another Vampire spell, if this is in the command zone or on the battlefield, create a 1/1 black Vampire creature token.

First strike, haste

Whenever this attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

Abaques on What makes a deck-worthy commander?

1 day ago

I have many commander decks and I choose the commander based on what I want the deck do. Sometimes that decision is driven by some unique ability that the commander has that I find interesting, for instance my Purphoros, God of the Forge deck exists because Purhoros has a unique ability for a commander that I wanted to explore.

Other times I choose the commander because its just the best fit within the deck design I want. I have a Mardu vampire tribal deck with Edgar Markov at the helm only because there aren't really any better options for the 'fun with big vampires' theme I want to run in Mardu colors. The deck would probably be better and more closer to my goal for it with the new Olivia at the helm, but I want to run Mardu colors so I do the best I can with the constraints I have.

That's all just my method though. I think everyone really should have their own methods for picking their commander.

Gleeock on Dealing with politics as an …

3 weeks ago

You too. I would say that I only play true "aggro" a little. Mostly I play goading midrange with little rampers. Most aggro I play is with disposable threats. I once played an Edgar Markov deck though that did involve some forced aggro... things like lifelinkers & Crescendo of War to turn the game upside down with aggro advantage & it actually played very well. When I focused my player removal with that deck I just picked my opponent by strategy, honed in on him, & the other players didn't have that rationale: "you slapped me earlier" they were more like: "oh well, better him than me", & I didn't go: "oh you have 45 life so I will trim that now" (that player remembers that).... Remember, life IS a resource, especially for aggro, so pressure whoever can least afford it instead of chipping at everyone frivolously & just pissing them off :)

Gleeock on Dealing with politics as an …

3 weeks ago

I like griffstick advice. I will say some players will target you too based on your commander Edgar Markov could be part of the equation here, alot of players will just plain put pressure on that commander with that eminence ability.

I also try to simply wipe out whatever secondary durdle wincon (usually ) deck I can & realize the only way I stand a chance with true aggro is player removal on the player that is obviously built to have minimal blocking/field presence because all they do is build unstoppable late game engines.

One thing you could do is lean into making other players into combat threats as well & build your own board with more disposable/disguised threats, disposable threats would be like more recursion & ETB effects - get some vamps that do all you care about when they ETB..

I do this with Kardur, Doomscourge, play some dinky ETB creatures play an Agitator Ant then force everyone to play the aggro game. Typically no one really wants to fill my graveyard with that deck, so I just get to swing my stuff around at my discretion.

Ashdust on Good Cards That You Just …

1 month ago

This is probably MTG sacrilege, but I'm not a huge fan of Kenrith, the Returned King or Edgar Markov

I think Kenrith is too focused on paying a ton of mana, and I'm not into that. And I just prefer Strefan, Maurer Progenitor to Edgar.

Massacar on Looking for a casual but …

2 months ago

I would suggest maybe using someone like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic or Inalla, Archmage Ritualist.

That way you're getting value from your commanders without having to have them on the field, but they're not necessarily as aggro as say Edgar Markov or The Ur-Dragon.

Last_Laugh on What are some cards you …

2 months ago

A few examples of breaking Reconnaissance:

In Edgar Markov with vigilance and Captivating Vampire you can attack with literally everything, steal a creature for every 5 vamps you tap (this doesn't remove them from combat). You then untap to avoid any unfavorable blocks, let the rest of combat damage happen, then untap everything while it's still considered 'attacking'. Bam, all your dudes are untapped and ready to block/deter attacks or steal more stuff while turning your aggro up to 11.

First/Double Strike are dumb with this card. With Stromkirk Captain out (again in Edgar Markov), you can attack with everyone, untap only to avoid first/double strike, deal all your damage in the first strike phase, then immediately untap everyone before regular combat damage is dealt to make combat entirely one-sided.

LunchBox1211 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

OK, so TECHNICALLY Legendary Instants/Sorceries already exist (Jaya's Immolating Inferno), but I like the Signature as an ability.


Aurelia's Judgment Call

Legendary Instant - Signature Aurelia

(You can cast this spell only if you control a Legendary permanent with this card's subtype in the name.)

All creatures you control gain vigilance, double strike, indestructible, haste, and get +1/+1 for each colour among permanents your opponents control. If this spell is cast during combat, on any player's turn, untap up to 5 creatures you control. After this phase, you get an additional combat step.

"If the Gruul Clans continue to wreak havoc on our property, and if the Rakdos continue to mercilessly slaughter our soldiers, we will strike back. The difference is, we actually know what a campaign is. Neither of them do."


Not sure if the guilds of Ravnica have designated territory, but the presence of Guild Gates makes me think they do. I think I have this formatted cleanly. My only concern is if cards like (as an example) "Nahiri, Sorin's Nightare" or "Markov Manor (Legendary Land)" get printed. Could a Sorin Signature be cast by Nahiri? Could an Edgar Markov Signature be cast if you have a land? Granted, these are theoretical, and we came here to make fun cards, not talk about game design or game balance.

Repeat, I like this.

Jonesbond49 on Isshan

3 months ago

Most of my cards that draw in Edgar Markov are tribal based, creature based, or are like Read the Bones. Three cards in the current list that aren't are Twilight Prophet, Castle Locthwain, and Bolas's Citadel.

Card advantage pieces: Phyrexian Arena, Thorough Investigation, Audacious Thief, Emberwilde Captain, Court of Ambition, Court of Grace, Court of Ire, Mangara, the Diplomat, Cunning Rhetoric, Breena, the Demagogue, Laelia, the Blade Reforged, Sun Titan, and Etali, Primal Storm.

I didn't consider budget when looking.

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