Karlov of the Ghost Council

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

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Karlov of the Ghost Council

Legendary Creature — Spirit Advisor

Whenever you gain life, put two +1/+1 counters on Karlov of the Ghost Council.

Remove six +1/+1 counters from Karlov of the Ghost Council: Exile target creature.

Karlov of the Ghost Council Discussion

evolirium on evolirium

1 month ago

Hej hej,

I am Corbeau and just started to put my decks on here. I play casually with a nice playgroup. We don't play very competetive and love combo decks. I am usually the person with nearly no removal because I always think that if it doesn't help my strategy it isn't a card for my deck and I want the others to have fun, too. Also I feel restricted in my creativity when I think about the meta or so. So quite often I am in a race to get my deck going and keep my stuff because others don't hesitate do remove everything on my side. I love weird and janky deck strategies. The decks I have at the moment are the ones I play and the one that survived all the building of decks. Very often it is more brewing than playing because we don't get together that often and the EDH community in my city is very competetive. I prefer an environment in which people have fun and don't flame each other all the time.

My Decks at the Moment:

EDH: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (Aristrocrats) Prime Speaker Zegana (Draw Combo) Prime Speaker Vannifar (Podless Pod) Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons (-1/-1 Counters) Atraxa, Praetors' Voice (Any Counters] Kess, Dissident Mage (Spellslinger) Ghave, Guru of Spores (+1/+1 Counters) Kambal, Consul of Allocation (Lifedrain Prison) Omnath, Locus of Rage (Landfall/Elemental) Daxos the Returned (Enchantress)

Oathbreaker: Saheeli, Sublime Artificer (Artifacts) Jace, Memory Adept (Milling) Liliana, Death's Majesty (Zombies) Liliana of the Dark Realms (Ramp/Shades) Kaya, Ghost Assassin (Flicker/Token)

Former Decks (I hope I remember all):

EDH: + Atraxa, Praetors' Voice (All cards with counters) Sun Quan, Lord of Wu (Milling) + The Scarab God (Milling) + Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive (Only power 1 or less/Tokens) Talrand, Sky Summoner (Spellslinger) Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (gravepact) Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Eldrazi) Sidisi, Brood Tyrant (Milling) Sidisi, Brood Tyrant (Reanimator) Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle (Historic/Reanimator) Nin, the Pain Artist (Artifacts) Nin, the Pain Artist (Milling) Odric, Lunarch Marshal (White Weenie) + Masako the Humorless (Historic/ Throne of the God-Pharaoh ) Padeem, Consul of Innovation (Artifacts) + Kiku, Night's Flower ( Kiku's Shadow / Ragged Veins ) Grenzo, Havoc Raiser (Spellsnatching) Sydri, Galvanic Genius (Beautiful Art/Control) Tatyova, Benthic Druid (Beautiful Art/Copy/Draw/Token) Karlov of the Ghost Council (Lifedrain) Obzedat, Ghost Council (Lifedrain) + Obzedat, Ghost Council (Flicker/Token) Akiri, Line-Slinger / Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist (Artifacts/Non-Voltron)

Sadly many of my decks didn't work because of the meta and power level in my playgroup but some were so much fun to play. Favorites marked with + at the front.

I will try to upload the decklists of my current decks. If you have questions about any of the former decks or anything just ask.

Love and happyness Corbeau

KibaAlpha on Church

2 months ago

You need to do a search for "life gain" on scryfall cause as your deck is now I feel you don't have nearly enough or the proper life gain cards to make Karlov of the Ghost Council a threat.

Ravenrose on Teysa, the Rightful Matriarch

3 months ago

With the amount of creatures that you play, it may be prudent for you to invest in a Living Death . I think that Krav and Regna may also be very fitting for this deck. Cruel Entertainment is definitely a flavour win - I think that many spirits are nothing but a cruel entertainment for the Orzhov loansharks. Since Tomik was her closest advisor, you might want to put him in as well. I am missing an Obzedat, Ghost Council in this deck, as well as a Karlov of the Ghost Council . Karlov was Teysa's grandfather so I think he is very fitting. Another consideration is the new Kaya, or Kaya, Ghost Assassin .

Hope this helps! If you have some time, please check out my Feather or Nightmares deck.

Raven Rose

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Vuliev of the Ghost Council

Legendary Creature - Spirit Advisor

Whenever a permanent is exiled, put two +1/+1 counters onto Vuliev.

, Remove six +1/+1 counters from Vuliev of the Ghost Council: Return target permanent from exile to the battlefield under your control.

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He's mostly from Karlov of the Ghost Council , but also some Helvault and white's proclivity for exile.

Mj3913 on Black white commander

3 months ago

Ravos, Soultender + Tymna the Weaver could work for what you want. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim or Karlov of the Ghost Council may also be an option if you want to include life gain and recursion, but if you're going to go that route I'd suggest Selenia, Dark Angel . Selenia is an underdog commander that may be overlooked until you start your gain and drain shenanigans.

Outside of that they're mostly like you said, Aristocrat style types. Hope I've helped a bit at least, good luck in your search. If you want to see an example of Selenia check my profile.

Ripwater on [Primer]Teysa, Orzhov Scion

4 months ago

Hey Fektoer

First of all very cool decklist! I kinda like the fact that you don't want to play the teysa combo. Im a bit in a struggle with my teysa deck (Orzhov Friends. It's no where near as streamlined as your deck is and I mostly started it because I wanted to make an Orzhov Superfriends deck (even tho I don't have green or blue). Turns out what started out as a joke, kinda rolled and I rolled with it. So I switched from Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to Teysa, Orzhov Scion , only played the walkers that make tokens or support tokens.

So that's where I am now. I really like your list and I'm trying to pick up some ideas (your point on Grave Pact vs. Dictate of Erebos was super valid for example. I also saw that you only play Swords to Plowshares and no Path to Exile so I went with that as well.

I just have a few questions:

  1. How are Krav, the Unredeemed and Regna, the Redeemer working out for you? Do you have enough lifegain triggers for Regna to work out? Krav's value is hard to miss, but I'm affraid he is a bit costly. The only thing why I dig them is because I try to have a bit of a legendary theme in it. Regna I ran in a Karlov of the Ghost Council deck and she was often on the list to be cut, cause she was so high in mana.
  2. You are not running a lot of removal. Hardly any boardwipes and you rely more on Teysa to do the removal for you. Of course there are a few other creatures (Elesh and Massacre Wurm), but do you have the feeling you can control the boardstate enough?
  3. You don't run the usual suspects of Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat and the new Cruel Celebrant . You don't have the feeling you miss them? They do provide triggers for Regna for example.
  4. You don't run a lot of sac outlets, to generate tokens. Can you get enough value out of Teysa?

If you want it would mean a lot to me if you could have a look at my list. Cause I have the feeling I'm mostly just staring anymore and a new opinion would help a lot :)

mazrimtaim on H: Binder W: grixis EDH

4 months ago

I'm looking to build a grixis superfriends deck and am looking for these cards. I have just updated my binder with everything I currently have.

Wants

Valuable Haves

the rest is in my binder

austintayshus on Life Owed, Life Paid

4 months ago

+1 from me, love Orzhov!

If you're looking for more tax effects, you might also consider Painful Quandary and Suture Priest and Blood Seeker . Also, Karlov of the Ghost Council could be fun flavor-wise and could be a fun alternate commander in the right meta. And with all the lifegain, you might also consider cards like Ajani's Pridemate .

One last thing, I would swap out your Chromatic Lantern for an Orzhov Signet . 2-color decks probably won't need the awesome fixing that lantern gives you, you're usually better off with the signet.

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Karlov of the Ghost Council occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

WB (Orzhov): 0.43%