Legendary Planeswalker — Sorin
+2: Sorin Markov deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker and you gain 2 life.
-3: Target opponent's life total becomes 10.
-7: You control target player during that player's next turn.
|Have (3)||, bigred2728 , gildan_bladeborn|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Sorin Markov Discussion
1 month ago
I like the idea but I'd suggest a few additions.
Kamahl's Druidic Vow is a nice way to cheat some walkers into play.
Sorin Markov while a bit expensive can add a great deal of pressure just killing off weenies and if you get to use the ultimate you can really mess with an opponent.
Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth to help fix mana.
2 months ago
Sorin Markov?? Drop someone’s life to 10 the second he hits the field or work up to take control of someone’s turn if their life is already lower than 10.
2 months ago
@DemonDragonJ, Its 2021 and the general public has a much better understanding of what homosexuality is and isn't. There are more "controversial" groups of people who I would worry about characterizing in such a way, but from my understanding the gay community seems to enjoy any representation even if they're villains in media such as how some really sympathize with some Disney villains that would be portrayed as such. The point here ultimately comes off to story execution. If the vampires are written as they're gayness is what makes them evil, THAT would be bad. If its written as they're evil characters who happen to be gay, I think that's great. Good characters are complex characters and I'd find it much more interesting when characters have morally complex aspirations and character flaws than trying to keep things cookie-cutter good guy who can do no wrong. Besides, its not like a non-gay vampire would be any less predatory than a gay one, they're vampire first, sexuality second, which is how I believe many people would see them as such. Also being a vampire isn't always inherently bad either nor are all the humans who are victims to vampires always good. Sorin Markov is an excellent example of what people consider to be a good vampire, and you could write a gay vampire in the same light.
There's a kind of writing you give to certain characters when you're trying to push back against real world harmful stereotypes, and when you're writing with that point in mind it can be really hard to strike a balance that holds a marginalized group on a very high beaming pedestal while changing the minds of those who would get mad at the idea of picturing such a thing. What helps with public relations is you make that character gay, but you give them a lot of qualities that lots of people can get behind. Some people really like vampires in MTG and having a gay vampire character could be what might opens up their views on what it means to be gay. That might sound silly, but for me personally I feel like that's always been an aspect that has warmed me up towards dropping hateful beliefs for more compassionate ones. There are ways you can write morally questionable gay people without it coming across as homophobic, write them with good intent with real gay people to proofread and offer critique and you can end up with a character a lot of people can get behind.
In short it will depend more on how its written than the concept itself with outcome ranging from ignorantly offensive to adored icon. Some people really love a good villain and that in itself can have its own ways of opening up real world perceptions for the better.
4 months ago
5 months ago
Very tasty deck. Question: why not run Sorin Markov ? Hit 'em with the old set-SPIKE!
5 months ago
I would heartily NOT recommend Armageddon . You can check out the thread in the Forum on MLD (mass land destruction) from this week. It is NOT generally considered polite in casual circles, and generally frowned upon overall. Social Contract and LD Discussion
As to the Planeswalker question, looking at the options, I would front the extra money and buy Sorin Markov , as he fits well here. The others don't seem like they would add a lot of value. Overall, though, I usually don't run Planeswalkers. I have a few here and there that I like in certain decks, but overall, I find they aren't really worth it to me. They just put a target on my head, and unless they significantly advance my strategy, they're not worth the slot. Now I have a deck that does some Druid tribal, and Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury is awesome. I love Nissa Revane in an elf tribal deck. I like Teyo, the Shieldmage because he's a cheap option for personal hexproof, which can be very annoying. But overall, a Planeswalker is optional unless it really helps you.
Sunblast Angel and Blinding Light is a fun combo, but you need to be running multiple copies of each, and possibly some blink, to actually make it work. I had a deck that abused that, running Astral Slide , Rune of Protection: White et al, Auramancer , Momentary Blink , Cloudshift , Sunblast Angel , Subjugator Angel , Blinding Light , and Resolute Archangel . Yes, I am awful. It eventually became Hoofprints through the Galaxy, but that didn't last long, as all my friends hated playing against it. Basically, I just stopped them from attacking me by preventing damage from their sources until I could start dropping my big angels and swing for the kill. Still trying to come up with a deck for Hoofprints of the Stag that doesn't piss everyone off. Also, Sunblast Angel won't work if you're running Hushwing Gryff , FYI.
5 months ago
libraryjoy i got a lot of the suggestions that you made and I am already enjoying the new deck! I was wondering if you could also take a look at my sideboard. These are other cards that I own. Some of them are a little extreme, like Armageddon for a mana - ramp deck, but should I put any of these in my main deck? Or leave them in my sideboard depending on the opponent? Another card I am considering is Sunblast Angel . Its ability to destroy all tapped creatures could be used with Blinding Light , but I feel like that would not happen enough to make it worth it.
What are your thoughts on Planeswalkers? Some that I am considering that are on the more affordable side but still good cards are Sorin, Solemn Visitor , Liliana, Waker of the Dead , Ajani Goldmane , and Ajani, Caller of the Pride . I would consider getting two of these because they are only about $4 each. Or should would it be worth it to buy only one PlanesWalker and get Sorin Markov ?
Again, I really appreciate all the help! MTG is a lot more fun when your deck works well!