Creature — Human Advisor
At the beginning of your upkeep, each player may put two +1/+1 counters on a creature they control. If a player does, creatures that player controls can't attack your or a planeswalker you control until your next turn.
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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Orzhov Advokist occurrence in decks from the last year
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Orzhov Advokist Discussion
3 months ago
Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are must-runs in black, but maybe belong on your "Sideboard" for now. Diabolic Intent is also super good with tokens and might be cheap enough to run outright. Enlightened Tutor has enough targets in your deck also.
Other general bombs: Catastrophe (an incredible wipe in general, often slept upon), Axis of Mortality (wtf why does nobody run this, you should exercise your queenly authority and tell people that their life total now belongs to the crown), Solemn Simulacrum (ramp in non-green, though sadly in the same slot as your gen at 4 mana), Vedalken Orrery (surprise! always good), Exquisite Blood (biiiig time lifegain, can be a ridiculous difference maker)
Tokens: Anger, Filth (combos huge with anyone playing Urborg, or even just any black deck), Archetype of Aggression (Trample combos really well with Deathtouch, since you only need to deal one damage to the creature to be lethal and the rest of the damage tramples over), Archetype of Finality, Street Riot, Berserkers' Onslaught, Rage Reflection, Brave the Sands (Vigilance also combos really well First Strike + Death Touch, as does being able to block multiple creatures—basically a wall effect like Norn's Annex), Eldrazi Monument (very cool with token generation), Goblin War Drums, Intimidation, Mirror Entity, Nahiri, Storm of Stone (cutie Nahiri!), Radiant Destiny, Silverwing Squadron (token time), Grenzo, Havoc Raiser (Goads, pretty damn good card, seems popular in Marchesa decks), Skullclamp (big time card draw for your 1/1 tokens), Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs (another wall/token generator), Anointed Procession (double tokens!)
Other Royal Shit: Dreadhorde Invasion (creates Armies (fun flavor), tokens, Lifelink potential), Mobilized District (makes Citizen land, big flavor), Giant Killer (removal + Peasant + taps), Sengir Autocrat (SERFS!!), Righteous War (wild flavor, pretty solid evasion, gives your general Protection from Black AND White, could actually be a huge sleeper card), Stronghold Assassin (also an Assassin, obviously)
Powerful Women & Bad Bitches: Imposing Sovereign (also a Noble), Linden, the Steadfast Queen (also a noble), Agent of Masks (also an Advisor + "Aristocrats" staple), Diaochan, Artful Beauty (also an Advisor, could be neat with Hexproof lol), Masako the Humorless (also an Advisor, also fucking savage holy shit look at her), Orzhov Advokist (I know you've got it in the Maybelist, but it's so on-theme and it may or may not be better than Norn's Annex), Teysa Karlov (also an Advisor, great for tokens, you already have her other baller version), Etali, Primal Storm (I dunno, Elder, he's good), Zetalpa, Primal Dawn (same as before, also she's probably female so yeah), Massacre Girl (also an Assassin), Avatar of Woe, Silent Assassin (also a sexy Assassin), Thorn of the Black Rose (also an Assassin, themey, weak though, I suppose), Adriana, Captain of the Guard (wild with wide/tokens), angelic field marshall, Dark Impostor (also an Assassin), Danitha Capashen, Paragon, Stoneforge Mystic (big time with equipments, seriously some formats have called for her to be banned she's such a bad girl) Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Twilight Prophet (woah)
Tax/Bones: Kambal, Consul of Allocation (seriously amazing, most Marchesa decks run it, also an Advisor), Sheoldred, Whispering One, Urabrask the Hidden, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Pontiff of Blight (biiig beef, Marchesa controls the church), Wound Reflection (serious finisher, should really consider), Dictate of Erebos, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Fate Unraveler, Ankh of Mishra, Polluted Bonds (Ankh of Mishra on steroids, actually pretty broken card overall, probably should strongly consider it)
Multiplayer Shenanigans: Scandalmonger, Warmonger, and Wishmonger (wild times, probably too wild but they can be game finishers in weird ways); Varchild's War-Riders, Assault Suit, Goblin Assassin (also an Assassin), Embereth Skyblazer
Auras/Equipment: Kusari-Gama (super savage with Deathtouch), Helm of the Host (big theme on the flavor text, also a great card in general), Tenza, Godo's Maul, Angelic Destiny, Argentum Armor, Battle Mastery, Blackblade Reforged (a gen-equiping classic), Blessing of Leeches (Instant-speed free regeneration? This is another sleeper card, and it even has an amazing feminie art), Shadowspear, Colossus Hammer (kinda amazing with your gen), Embercleave, Whispersilk Cloak (you know Marches owns one of these), Fireshrieker (beefer)
3 months ago
These are the hard questions we ask. I like the ant better than Orzhov Advokist at least for this because ant is rewarding action instead of rewarding inaction (which feels to be against the spirit of the deck, it can push people to not get behind the 8-ball & has some bizarre bit of telegraphing to it: You might get warning on who they plan to attack with what depending on what they select for ant... It is also going to mean that things that grow stronger with counters are going to opt-in on that every time.... Its all kindof cutsie, but I do think it is reasonable to have cutesie at cost. Goblin Spymaster usually is my first replacement pick for replacement although I do love him.. Mercy Killing is another tough removal, my original reason for removal was that it was creature-based removal & creatures are rarely my major issue (typically I want to utilize opponents bangers), but it is a really solid conversion tool for early indestructible Eldrazi drops at instant-speed or late game bruisers (where this deck CAN suffer) I think of targeted some goading as pseudo-removal with less wasted damage... But yeah sometimes you just need TRUE removal.
3 months ago
Yeah I kind of dismissed Agitator Ant because I figured that like Orzhov Advokist it could be bad that you're actively making people consider whether to attack you or not. However, I'll concede that it's an important distinction that they given the option of putting the counters on one of their creatures and attack you with the rest and/or put them on a creature that you've already goaded. Dunno what it'd replace though; Goblin Spymaster? (Token gifting and non-goaded forced attacking isn't quite as important here as it is with Gahiji after all.)
You know how I feel about the Impetus =) You could take out Mercy Killing and replace it with any of the naya-Impetuses for fun, I'm just reluctant to cut down on what little removal I have. I'm glad WotC is paying attention to goad, makes me think this deck has a bright future ahead of itself
4 months ago
I admit I am IN LOVE with this new ant.. He is a take on Orzhov Advokist IMO. Just more aggressive, as should be
4 months ago
Not sure how many staples Pramikon, Sky Rampart truly runs with. It is a little "off-the-beaten path"... Which makes it a great choice. Orzhov Advokist may keep your opponents fighting & has a pillow aspect. Duelist's Heritage makes you buff even for opponent's creature. Bloodthirsty Blade rules - it garners less hate than true removal & sticks around after most boardwipes. Fractured Identity is amazing for Prami, whatever player is attacking you with some bomb-creature will lose that creature & all your opponents now have ammunition to bash each other. I don't know a ton about pillowforting though, not usually my playstyle.
8 months ago
I keep going back and forth on Orzhov Advokist & Pain Magnification , for opposite things, Advokist I feel doesn't pump enough (although the not being attacked is nice) & Pain mag I think would draw the hate. Although I think I am going to try it.
8 months ago
With Mardu (thumbs up for WoT reference), you might like Orzhov Advokist .
10 months ago
Hey, interesting budget version of Atraxa.
Atraxa is your best source of life gain with her lifelink because the damage she does to a player is also Commander damage. She already has evasion (flying) meaning you're most likely going to be gaining life when she attacks. Gaining life while at the same time potentially killing your opponents. I would focus more on Atraxa and beefing her up which then in return makes cards that benefit from gaining life better. Counters are a fine way to beef up Atraxa because they also interact with her proliferate. Consider including more ways to get counters on Atraxa?
Cards within the budget to consider adding:
Ancient, Escalation and Advokist are repeatable sources of counters to put on Atraxa. Even though Escalation and Advokist put counters on an opponent's creature Atraxa is still going to be bigger and more powerful. These cards and Ancient can beef up Atraxa quickly. A big reason to add Climb is Winged Temple of Orazca . It's a win condition land with Atraxa.
Draw and Tutors
Ramp that can make any color of mana is very helpful when playing four colors with a budget manabase. Adding more of it lets you ramp into Atraxa faster.
Value from Gaining Life
Sunmare and Resplendent are repeatable sources to make big tokens when you gain life. Resplendent is very good with Lyra Dawnbringer . Well is good when you're consistently gaining life, turning that life gain into drawing cards.
- Llanowar Wastes
- Yavimaya Coast
- Sunken Hollow
- Prairie Stream
- Canopy Vista
- Woodland Cemetery
- Sunpetal Grove
- Opal Palace
- Ash Barrens
The Pain lands (Llanowar, Coast), Battle lands (Vista, Sunken, Stream) and Check lands (Woodland, Sunpetal) are upgrades for the Bounce lands. The Battle lands are good with Basic lands and Farseek to be able to search for a dual land. The Check lands are good with the Basic lands and the Battle lands. If you cast Atraxa with Opal then she ETB with a counter on her ready to proliferate.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Azorius Chancery
- Dimir Aqueduct
- Dromar's Cavern
- Golgari Rot Farm
- Orzhov Basilica
- Selesnya Sanctuary
- Simic Growth Chamber
- Thespian's Stage
- Myriad Landscape
- Ill-Gotten Inheritance
- Lawmage's Binding
- Spirit Loop
- Witching Well
- Ageless Entity
- Arvad the Cursed
- Basilica Bell-Haunt
- Bloodbond Vampire
- Elderwood Scion
- Vampire of the Dire Moon
- Horizon Chimera
- Evra, Halcyon Witness
- Elite Guardmage
- Scour All Possibilities
Good luck with your deck.