Markov Purifier

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Markov Purifier

Creature — Vampire Cleric


At the beginning of your end step, if you gained life this turn, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.

multimedia on Liesa, Liesa, they so flying...

3 months ago

Hey, you're welcome. Nice, those are good changes to make :)

Think bigger when it comes to your gameplan and card quality? Gideon's Avenger and Vampire Scrivener are low power level creatures who need other cards to make them good and to fit with the deck's strategy. Their game impact is very low. Vampire Scrivener being a five drop 2/2 flier is worse because it doesn't do anything for five mana. Which is not good when you have other five drops like Liesa, Stinging Study, Liesa, Forgotten Archangel, casting + equipping Sword of Feast and Famine, etc. can impact the game for five mana right away.

Your best attacker and life gaining is Liesa since she has flying, lifelink and she's your Commander meaning she does Commander damage. If you need a blocker then give Liesa vigilance which is what Loyal Unicorn does and it's a good card to keep for this reason. I don't think attacking with lots of creatures or building creatures to be attackers should be your game plan here. Liesa as attacker yes, but instead the creatures you play should support the life gaining strategy for value, draw, protect Liesa, make Liesa a better attacker, be sacrificed to keep Leisa alive, etc. Creatures with lifelink are preferred since if they get to attack they might gain life, but think of that as a bonus.

Liesa, Forgotten Archangel is your second best attacker/life gaining and her other abilities are excellent. Markov Purifier is a good example of a quality budget support creature with Liesa since he can be repeatable draw and if you get to attack with him then he might gain life, but you really play him because of his repeatable draw not because he may do combat damage to gain life.

You have a lot of budget filler creatures here who you don't need to play because they aren't helping gameplay enough to take up a deck spot. As a lesson in Commander deck building try to limit to only quality creatures here. This is not about adding/upgrading creatures, except a few that are in the precon, but instead about choosing only the quality creatures you're currently playing.

What we are looking for in creatures is how they interact or support with the deck strategy. If they're good enough support keep them, but if not then cut them. Even budget filler creatures such as Infantry Veteran can be quality, Veteran is not quality.

This list I've made below is not a knock on your deck building, you're using cards you have available to you, that's great and everyone has this same start. This advice is to how to improve the cards that you play to fill in the rest of the deck spots to have a full deck. Filler cards can also be quality, but you first have to know which cards are not as good as others so that you can improve them within budget.

I have reduced the creature base down to 11 of the quality creatures your currently playing. We are looking for good impact from creatures to make when they are played the first turn which means they have some kind of helpful abilities. Less high end creatures because both Liesa are your best high end creatures who are five drops.

If you're still interested I can continue with advice in another comment. Shall I continue?

Stardragon on Commanders. Thoughts?

5 months ago


Movkil, The Luxa Killer- No it wasn't my intention intention to give him both Afflict 3 and Afflict 1 and he's was meant to an Uncommon Legendary (some thing i forgot to add to all of them) so i didn't want to add to much though i could add haste or first strike to make a bit more powerful as for making him jund color why not

Plagus, The Death Spreader- Yeah his 7 mana cost makes him a late game commander but his effect i felt were lategame powerful but you do want sooner turn 4 or 5 at latest. I don't if the whole oddly specific was complment or a negitive. if i negitive i don't see the reason why. There nothing wrong with have a very narrow niche commander that doesn't have a broad appeal some it them that more interesting when they do show up (though they do have less flexible ways to build a deck true)

Bartholomew Derskrel- First he's a 4/3. Second i may of wanted him to do to much as a leader and pregentior of his clan (be a lord, making tokens, and deal with there mechanic of pure discarding). as for his colors vampires from innistrad are all rakdos except for both Edgars (and a couple of sorins even though se a walker not a creature but that semantics) three random vampires (Markov Waltzer, Markov Purifier and Welcoming Vampire) and Odric, so the idea of have a three color clan didn't mesh well

Bishu, Guardian of the Heavens- Never gave your thoughts on him

Barbarossa, Derskrel Lieutenant- Glad you liked him as you could tell the important Derskrel Vampires are named for famous Caribbean pirates (these were made before Ixilan came out i have a whole back log of custom cards that i peoples thoughts on)

King Agademtatis, Lord of Hallowed Graves- Glad you like him as well he's one of my favorites and i wanted a leader of a undead army (not just zombies) almost all necromancers are zombie based (i think some make skeletons im not sure) but none you ghosts and wraiths and such so yeah i wanted a true undead leader. but i could be abzan it can see it. as for the ehh it could be shortened

DigitlViking on Serra's Descendants, competitive Angel Tribal

1 year ago

I have not tried Seraph of the Scales at all, but then I also do not think I have specifically played this against any sort of reanimator. When I did play it, they had not really caught on at my LGS and lately I have been back on Grixis Control.

Anyway...I do not know what it is that I would pull out of the 4 slot for that as opposed to hanging on to a Path to Exile or Vindicate might end up being better than replacing anything in that slot, just my thoughts though. I was also considering a Kaya, Orzhov Usurper or two in the side since the reanimator decks have caught on.

Coming up, I am thinking about trying Markov Purifier for some card draw as a two of. Gaining life here is really easy, but unsure how bad that extra mana might be in the long run, but I figure it is worth a shot.

NinjaBunny01 on The Immortal King: The Fable of Oloro [cEDH]

1 year ago

Hi blpace!. As far as Midnight Hunt goes, not really. Still looking through Crimson Vow for cards right now. I like Markov Purifier at first glace, we will see once I have time to really look through it.