Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
Legendary Planeswalker — Sorin
+1: Target creature you control gains deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn. If it's a Vampire, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
+1: You may sacrifice a Vampire. When you do, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker and you gain 3 life.
-3: You may put a Vampire creature card from your hand onto the battlefield.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord Discussion
2 months ago
thank you for the comment! i made this Edgar midrange deck for my friend (the Luke of the title) who is more into playing than deckbuilding. he bought the vampire precon and it was solid, but it never really could win in our group so i modified it for him. i knew for sure i did not want to go the super-aggro route because it just wouldn't make for fun games. honestly i forgot this was even a public deck, but i'm glad you found it and liked the build. your points are definitely well thought-out and i'm going to consider them! i especially think your point about Decree of Pain is right on, so i will probably replace that with Winds of Abandon . as for Necropolis Regent , it's definitely a good point but Luke notoriously loves putting +1/+1 counters on his creatures so i would have to think about that one before i replace it. however there are definitely some other fun higher CMC (oops i mean MV) vamps that could potentially replace that one. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord will definitely go into the maybeboard and i'll most likely have Luke slot it in and trial it sometime soon!
3 months ago
I appreciate the passion and work that was put into this primer and hope you get some more recognition and comments for the work you put into it.
My main concern with your deck is that card draw choices, besides skull clamp, are far too modest. Minions' Murmurs and Pact of the Serpent , are all as much or less mana than your current card draw choices and will draw significantly more cards than with your current card draw. As more of a midrange deck Phyrexian Arena is a fine but I would replace Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , and Read the Bones as even in commander generally I personally think they are pretty weak cards.
Besides that, I just wanted to shout out Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord as I think an amazing card for Edgar Markov EDH in general as it has so much utility and flexibility for its mana cost. As well with the Sac outlets you have Living Death is an awesome card that has so much utility from a one-sided board wipe, to a game finisher with artist effects and Malakir Bloodwitch ETB.
PS: Curious is Necropotence not in your deck because it's not allowed in your playgroup or a similar reason?
You can check out my own personal primer I wrote here, and would be happy to get you thoughts
3 months ago
Honestly, this is one of the best midrange Edgar Markov decks I think all the card choices are good for a midrange deck the only thing I would change is I would not play Necropolis Regent because she does almost the same thing as playing Edgar but you could argue he is even better as he immediately can put counters on and attack right as he is put into play. I think for a midrange Edgar Markov deck Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is an incredible choice as he has so much utility and is extremely efficient at 3 mana. Second would reconsider Decree of Pain in general not that it's bad but is really just a good control card and that even in a midrange Edgar Markov you would probably much rather prefer one-sided board wipes that let you keep your boards than ones that let you get some cards out of it.
3 months ago
Love to see Edgar Markov decks doing well on Tapped Out you. Had a few suggestions that I think could make this a stronger aggro deck.
- Two Mana Mana rocks: In my experience with Aggressive Edgar Markov decks getting the aggressive strategy to work is all about playing at least one vampire every turn from one to four. When you just spend your second turn playing a mana rock you significantly damage the momentum building of your deck and give your opponents a lot more time to build up their boards or find an answer. In addition, you already play cards like Boros Charm and Flawless Maneuver which in a way "preserves" the mana you commit to the board and prevent you from losing momentum. Obviously, cards like Sol Ring and Mana Crypt are perfectly fine as they get you ahead of your curve and you can start comming more powerful vampires earlier in the game and you don't lose any momentum due to their raw efficieny as mana rocks.
Next, I just had a handful of card suggestions
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Maybe he's fun but he is just not a very good card, he is 5 mana and has no immediate board impact, if for whatever reason that he is threatening he will just get removed. In addition Edgar Markov himself is one more mana and has the same role as Bloodlord of Vaasgoth does but just does it better. There are a lot of cards that you could replace him with, perhaps just Bloodghast he is a decent attacker and he is really good with Skullclamp + fetch lands.
Sorin, Solemn Visitor for Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord , removal, mana cheating, and buffing all on one card and for one mana less. Although Sorin, Solemn Visitor isn't a bad card so you could just put in Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord for one of the other cards.
Nice to see an Edgar Markov deck with Vampire Nocturnus , the best vampire. If you want to check out my own deck I have a link here This deck isn't a pure aggro list but it is one of the stategies the deck can go for.
3 months ago
jacobpmesser thanks for the suggestions, I really like the idea of the synergy with Blood Artist , but in a Lava Dart heavy meta an 0/1 is super squishy. Silversmote Ghoul can sac itself for card draw, is an incredible combo with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord 2nd +1 that’s guaranteed to come back from the graveyard (having multiple cards able to comeback is nice). I don’t mind that it’s only a 1 toughness because it easily comes back, blood artist would need lurrus or Unearth to come back. I agree silversmote & sorin are a nonbo with lurrus, but other targets exist for lurrus.
4 months ago
missing Gifted Aetherborn and Gatekeeper of Malakir , they are amazing in a vampire tribal. non budget but great would be Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord there's existing an sorin pox list which would be also playable in modern. but yeah that's no budget anymore ^^
4 months ago
Ok, this looks like a really cool deck, but I think that Obelisk of Urd is a poor choice I'm afraid. Without Mutavaults in the deck Obelisk is an awful topdeck. However, speaking of Mutavault and on a more positive note, I would advise 4 in the main deck, along with 2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. This decreases the clunkiness of mutavault and just makes it a fantastic card. Also, of course a 4 of Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is always a good choice, perhaps with 4 Champion of Dusk to go with it.
5 months ago
Also you are missing some other good lords and tribal vamp stuff like Bloodline Keeper Flip Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Champion of Dusk Elenda, the Dusk Rose Falkenrath Gorger Forerunner of the Legion Indulgent Aristocrat Kalastria Highborn Legion Lieutenant Legion's Landing Flip Malakir Bloodwitch Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle New Blood Olivia, Mobilized for War Olivia's Bloodsworn Feast of Blood Patron of the Vein Sanctum Seeker Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord Stensia Banquet Stensia Masquerade Thirsting Bloodlord Urge to Feed Vampire Nocturnus Vampiric Fury
ok way more suggestions than I expected, but all good cards to consider! Obviously don't need all of them, it depends on your strategy and what you want to focus on. I would very highly recommend at least Bloodwitch, Mavren Fein, Sanctum Seeker, and probably Legion Lieutenant and Landing for good cheap value on the low end. There's a lot you can get into if you want to mess with madness strategies, or focus on lifegain type stuff and exsanguinate. Like typically you would run Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for an exsanguinate wincon, among other things. There are other Sorins you can dabble in if you want, but Imperious Bloodlord is probably the most value at 3 CMC and has strong synergy for straight vamp strategies.