Karlov of the Ghost Council
Legendary Creature — Spirit Advisor
Whenever you gain life, put two +1/+1 counters on this.
Remove six +1/+1 counters from this: Exile target creature.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Karlov of the Ghost Council Discussion
1 week ago
Infernal Kirin Karlov of the Ghost Council Lantern Kami Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens Patron of the Kitsune Spirit of the Hearth Windborn Muse Yargle, Glutton of Urborg Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit Banshee of the Dread Choir Basilica Bell-Haunt Bygone Bishop Clarion Spirit Crypt Ghast Divinity of Pride Drogskol Cavalry Emissary of Despair Emissary of Hope
1 month ago
There are a bunch that I feel like would be fun, though possibly busted, together.
Also just in general my playgroup has been floating the idea that you can pair up two legends that don't have partner, BUT they have to actually be connected by lore. So pairings like Ixidor, Reality Sculptor and any of the Akromas. Ghoulcaller Gisa and Stitcher Geralf, Karlov of the Ghost Council with any version of Teysa. The legends might pull your decks into different directions, but could make for interesting deckbuilding as you try to make them work together.
3 months ago
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4 months ago
Karlov of the Ghost Council is an INSANE card for a deck like this when you combo it with ajani. its pricey, but kicks major ass. I'd look into cheaper dual lands like Caves of Koilos and Temple of Silence . They both work pretty well for me
Kaya's Guile and Mortify are super strong here too. perhaps consider ditching Vampire of the Dire Moon and Vizkopa Vampire for Gifted Aetherborn or Vampire Nighthawk since those 1 drops are easy targets for cheap removal.
5 months ago
Looks like a fun starter commander! Black White lifegain is a definite fun archtype to build, maybe work up towards something like Karlov of the Ghost Council or Oloro, Ageless Ascetic ! I know starting out budget is important as you don't want to invest in cards you might not like, so I've made the recommendations with that in mind!
Spirit Loop seems like it could have a home in your deck, as it's a consistent 2cmc spell that you can keep casting and getting back to trigger your commander.
Well of Lost Dreams Dawn of Hope Cosmos Elixir Are all sources of card draw that synergize with your lifegain gameplan! Your commander's colors are notoriously known for lacking card draw and ramp, so these might help keep you in the game!
Blind Obedience seems perfect for your deck!
Lurrus of the Dream-Den offers consistent recursion and allows you to cast lower cmc permanents. Kami of False Hope could also pair with this really well, as it's basically a fog effect that you can cast for cheap over and over!
In your current list, it appears a little removal light (which to be fair is meta dependent). since you're playing white, you have access to cards like Darksteel Mutation and Reprobation , which can be a headache for your opponents to deal with if you enchant their commander. Also Victimize is a great catchall removal spell.
For cuts, I'd recommend evaluating your cards in terms of whether they actively win the game or help you do what you want. In your current list Fortified Rampart I've found to be underwhelming and doesn't further your gameplan. I'd also recommend replacing the following: Star-Crowned Stag Skeleton Archer Reaper of Night Kor Scythemaster Inspiring Captain Hailstorm Valkyrie Gargoyle Sentinel Fiend Binder Angel of the Dawn Courier Griffin Silverflame Ritual Chaplain's Blessing Splendid Agony Djeru's Renunciation Sinister Possession .
That being said, it can sometimes be fun just trying your best with whatever cards are lying around! Hopefully the suggestions can give your deck a little pep!
6 months ago
Hero of Precinct One and Tome of the Guildpact are some decent cards that care about multicolored without being so themselves. Orzhov picks could be Pillar of the Paruns , Beckon Apparition , Blood Baron of Vizkopa , Nightsky Mimic , Kaya's Guile , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Karlov of the Ghost Council , Resolute Rider , Seraph of the Scales , or Vizkopa Guildmage . I tried to pick card suggestions that fit in with either the multicolored or the lifegain plans. Popular inclusions in more tempo or aggro focused Mimic/Divinity builds include Castigate , Orzhov Charm , Mourning Thrull , Cartel Aristocrat , Sin Collector , and Gift of Orzhova . Combine the two and you might get some value out of a shell of Ajani's Pridemate , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Light of Promise , Wall of Limbs , and Archangel of Thune .
Anyway, now that I've probably named every black and white card ever printed, do let me know if you have questions. Good luck!
1 year ago
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord has an activated ability. You can activate an ability when you have priority.
Both activated and triggered abilities go on the stack and wait to resolve. When all players pass in succession the topmost object on the stack resolves and then there is another round of priority before the next object on the stack resolves.
The legendary rule is a State-Based Action (SBA). They do not use the stack and can not be responded to.
Whenever a player would receive priority SBAs are checked and performed until none are performed. Then all triggered abilities waiting to go on the stack are put on the stack. This procedure is repeated until no SBAs are performed and no triggers are put on the stack. Then the player receives priority.
What happens in your scenario, assuming one opponent, is:
The second Karlov enters the battlefield.
Soul Warden triggers and waits for the trigger to be put on the stack.
SBAs are checked and one of the Karlovs are put into the graveyard.
SBAs are checked and nothing happens.
The Soul Warden trigger goes on the stack.
SBAs are checked and nothing happens.
The game checks for triggers waiting to go on the stack and there are none.
You receive priority. (This is the point where you could activate Jarad, but you only have 1 Karlov.)
Step 6 and 7 again.
Your opponent receives priority.
Assuming nothing was added to the stack, Soul Warden's trigger resolves.
Step 4-11 again replacing "soul warden trigger" with "karlov trigger".
1 year ago
I'm unfamiliar with the all of the Legendary Rule interactions as I am still fairly new to the game, and had this situation today that I didn't know how it would resolve.
If I had Soul Warden + Karlov of the Ghost Council + Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord on the board and played a second Karlov of the Ghost Council from hand, do the Soul Warden + Karlov of the Ghost Council abilities trigger before the Legendary Rule kicks in?
Do both Karlov of the Ghost Council get the tokens from Soul Warden triggering, and am I able to respond with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord ability to sacrifice one of the Karlov of the Ghost Council before one is sent to the graveyard from the Legendary Rule?