Extus, Oriq Overlord

Legendary Creature — Human Warlock

Double strike

Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, return target nonlegendary creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Extus, Oriq Overlord Discussion

Alearin on Blood for the Blood Avatar: An Extus Guide

1 month ago

Hey Poooootato, thank you for checking the deck out and the comment. Since I wrote the description I have seen more decks come out trying to use the backside of Extus. However, many of them try to leverage the sacrifice creatures line to lower the casting cost and I believe that is a trap due to the fact you have to sacrifice the creatures as you cast the spell; unlike something like Dargo, the Shipwrecker that counts creatures sacrificed this turn, so you are setting yourself up to be blown out when the spell is countered on the stack. Even if it is not countered you now have to get even more creatures into play to sacrifice to cast the spell again. It is just too much effort for what you get out of it. Building Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip as I have in this deck is much less effort for much greater effect.

If you want to play it aristocrat, I agree with you that you want to use some of the very few cards in magic that return an instant or sorcery back to your hand and cheap spells to try to get extra value with short loops. I have been working on deck focusing on the front of Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip by using Biblioplex Assistant , Living Lightning , Returned Pastcaller , and Anarchist with various effects to do these loops. However, it feels very fragile and when I make it feel less fragile, I just push it into a generic aristocrats style and I might as well just play a better aristocrats commander at that point. If I ever get it feeling better I will post it here.

Sloanan on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 month ago

Just letting you know that Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip / Awaken the Blood Avatar has no associated Avatar token in the simulator currently, nor does Sedgemoor Witch or Callous Bloodmage have 1/1 pests when in the simulator.

Thanks!

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Awaken the Blood Avatar Commander …

1 month ago

Hi all. I recently completed an awesome commander deck with Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip as the commander. Do you have any advice for cards to add or take out? I want the budget to stay under $300. You can view the deck here.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

Always good to hear from a fellow hivemate Doombeard1984, by the way your customized username is very cool. I find myself wanting to give my plain looking user name the same treatment - but i'm too lazy to re-learn how to do it. As for my decision making process behind choosing Painlands over others, the constant life loss is a relatively minor concern - the aim of this deck is to threaten to win between turns 5 and 8 (or sooner, ideally). It doesn't matter what my life total is at the end of a game, as long as I win.

Separately, I think the Battlebond lands are an absolutely awesome card design. However, I don't want to include them because I don't like the idea of a land that ETBs tapped 100% of the time during a 1 v 1 game.

As for Strixhaven, nothing for Slivers piqued my interest. However, I do like Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip/ Awaken the Blood Avatar . I think it's a very unique and cool concept for a commander. I don't think i'll invest any money in building a paper copy of an Extus deck as I don't really play Magic in person anymore. I play exclusively on Cockatrice with friends as that's the only real safe way to play. Plus, I get to try out a whole myriad of different commander decks for free. If you want to get a game in feel free to add me, I have the same name on Cockatrice as I do on here.

MagicMarc on What Commanders Are You Excited …

2 months ago

I like how, with some of the new cards like Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip, they are not a dead draw because of legendary when you already have one in play.

In particular with Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip it's even a really good synergy with its backside. Awaken the Blood Avatar lets you sacrifice creatures to reduce it's casting cost and Extus will put them back into your hand.