Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Planeswalker — Sorin

+1: Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. Each opponent loses life equal to its converted mana cost.

-X: Sorin, Grim Nemesis deals X damage to target creature or planeswalker and you gain X life.

-9: Put a number of 1/1 black Vampire Knight creature tokens with lifelink onto the battlefield equal to the highest life total among all players.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sorin, Grim Nemesis occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Sorin, Grim Nemesis Discussion

Minousmancer on Ultimate Mono-B Sorin Theme Deck

2 months ago

Why only 1xsorin?

Sorin Markov

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord

Sorin, Vampire Lord

Sorin, Grim Nemesis or Sorin, Lord of Innistrad or Sorin, Solemn Visitor or Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord if you wanted to splice in some White through either Duel Lands or Artifacts. Hell, a couple Lotus Field s would work even Unknown Shores could do the trick.

I'd lose one to three Swamp s This is a Mono-Black deck. Mono decks only need 16-18 of their Primary Mana source, this frees up room for either more Spells, Creatures, or Planeswalkers.

Also, I'd trade in Barren Moor Bojuka Bog Castle Locthwain Piranha Marsh for 4x Westvale Abbey  Flip They'll never see that coming and it plays into the story of Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and since the Shadowspear is made from pieces of the Helvault you could add one of them.

Indulgent Aristocrat , Vampire of the Dire Moon , & Vampire Outcasts I would personally replace them with 3x Bloodthirsty Aerialist s but they can be replaced with Knight of the Ebon Legion , Dark Impostor , & Child of The Night for a much better effect.

DarkPyre on Captain Sisay’s Supertroopers

4 months ago

You should get a Doubling Season to get to their ults as soon as they are played. Also Ajani, Mentor of Heroes with Sorin, Grim Nemesis summoned with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon has won a few games for my friend who plays a Sisay deck.

dummygolem on John Ghave

5 months ago

Cards to remove if playing competitive and/or duels:

Argy on Cast a Shadow | Pioneer

5 months ago

Um SMASHER101 I know what is legal. I don't need a program to tell me which expansions I can use.

I have played a version of this deck for over twelve months, first at Standard and then Frontier. It works.

Ob Nixilis Reignited is both a late game draw engine, another form of removal, and puts the Opponent on a clock. I'd like to know another 'walker that can do all of that.

I meant to replace Murder with Murderous Rider , which sits at the right place on the curve and is often better removal than Grasp of Darkness

Vraska's Contempt comes in mostly against Planeswalkers. It's useful against Superfriends.

This is a Control deck. It needs all the different types of removal it can get its hands on.

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar belongs in the Sideboard. He often makes his way into the main deck in game 2, and the Opponent isn't ready to deal with him. Although he is good, the late game draw engine of Ob Nixilis Reignited and Sorin, Grim Nemesis keeps my hand full of answers.

I have played with both Liliana, the Last Hope and Elspeth, Sun's Champion . Their lack of draw means they are not as good as the other Planeswalkers I have.

There is no way that Anguished Unmaking will ever leave this deck. Have you read what it does? It often gets me out of scrapes. Goodbye Scrapheap Scrounger . No Thopters from you Hangarback Walker . I replace it with Declaration in Stone if it turns out that I only need to Exile Creatures.

Thanks for your comments. You have made me realise that I need more detail in my description. I will hop on that when I have time.

SMASHER101 on Cast a Shadow | Pioneer

5 months ago

I would try to lower the curve a bit by cutting Sorin, Grim Nemesis for some cheaper planeswalker and cutting Murder and vraska's contept you don't need THAT much removal in this format most likely as combo will probably be a thing like modern. There are probably better walkers than Ob Nixilis Reignited . I would move the gideons to the maindeck definitely and declaration in stone could replace some of the maindeck removal that is expensive like Murder or Anguished Unmaking . Liliana, the Last Hope is probably decent. Elspeth, Sun's Champion is a good 6 mana walker if you really want one.

SideBae on Edgar Markov and his Jacked Up Family

7 months ago

Ok. So, here're my suggestions; feel free to ignore any or all of them, if you so choose:

CARD DRAW/SELECTION: This is a big part of EDH.

TUTORS: These will make your deck more consistent.

RAMP: I think you're running too many lands for an aggro deck; also, your ramp package has room for improvement. Replacing a few lands with rocks and potentially some more creatures can make the deck a lot better.

REMOVAL: You have a lot of good removal spells, mainly because a lot of your removal is more than a one-for-one (see Fell the Mighty , Crackling Doom and Return to Dust ). In a format with three opponents, you typically want to be doing more than trading one-for-ones, a notable exception being Swords to Plowshares , which is an absurdly powerful card. I suggest running some of the following:

MANA BASE: Untapped lands are the best lands, but once you hit three colors, it can be tough to make your mana work while coming in untapped. Consider the following:

CREATURES: There're some creatures I think you should upgrade from the Maybeboard:

MISCELLANEOUS: There're some other cards you might like. Consider the following:

  • Shared Animosity : One time, many moons ago, I built a modern goblins deck with this. It was alright/terrible in Modern, but in a relatively slow-moving format like EDH it can be a real powerhouse.

  • Smallpox / Pox : Smallpox is easily one of my favorite cards in EDH, and may be good with your high land count, even if you choose to cut three or four lands. It'll depend on your meta and your final deck list. It could be awful, but it could be good. Pox is much more likely to be terrible, but is worth having on your radar.

  • Suppression Field : You're running very few planeswalkers, fetches, and with a little crafting, you can have very few creatures and/or artifacts with activated abilities. In my meta, this card is absurd. Especially against me.

  • Price of Glory : This discourages instant-speed interaction. In a deck like this, it's very likely to hose blue-players without really touching you.

  • Necrogen Mists : This is a good way to limit your opponents' ability to oppose you, especially if you choose to run Falkenrath Gorger off your Maybeboard.

  • Armageddon : Speaking of limiting your opponents' ability to stop you... Just make sure you cast it while you're ahead. Decree of Annihilation is good for this at instant-speed.

  • Stranglehold : Everyone searches. Make 'em stop.

  • Aura of Silence : This is good in most metas. The tax effect is brutal, and the sacrifice has the ability to break a combo in a pinch.

  • Rule of Law : This'll hose pretty much any combo deck. I hate playing against this card. (I play Storm.)

  • Authority of the Consuls : This is a good way to make sure opponents can't poop out blockers too quick.

Ahdor on Edgar Markov - Blood on the Table [EDH]

7 months ago

Change Notes:

Out: Bishop of Rebirth
In: Oversold Cemetery
Oversold Cemetery is way cheaper to cast then Bishop of Rebirth . It doesn't need as much conditions to be met, aswell.

Out: Butcher of Malakir
In: Purphoros, God of the Forge
Included another win condition with Purphoros, God of the Forge in exchange for a really expensive vampire which doesn't help the most important part of the deck.

Out: Fetid Heath
In: Fellwar Stone
Since the mana curve was lowered, one land can be cut for another piece of ramp.

Out: Kalastria Highborn
In: Gifted Aetherborn
Swaped out one vampire for another stronger one with important keywords.

Out: Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
In: Knight of the Ebon Legion
Changed another costly vampire for a cheaper one with strong upsides.

Out: Mathas, Fiend Seeker
In: Erebos, God of the Dead
Use life as a reassource with Erebos, God of the Dead , it's also way less specific then Mathas, Fiend Seeker 's effect.

Out: Bloodtracker
In: Expedition Map
Took out a costly vampire which has a specific effect for another piece of ramp, which is especially great for some of the utility lands (e.g. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth & Cabal Coffers ).

Out: Kindred Dominance
In: Vampire of the Dire Moon
Included another cheap vampire with strong keywords and took out a expesnive boardwipe.

Out: Sorin, Grim Nemesis
In: Throne of the God-Pharaoh
Swaped an expensive planeswalker for a cheap artifact which can act as a win condition.

Out: Boros Charm
In: Etchings of the Chosen
Swaped out a one time protection for a repeatable one.

Out: Vanquisher's Banner
In: Bolas's Citadel
Bolas's Citadel doesn't draw you cards, but you can even cheat vampires into play from the top of your deck.

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