Sorin Markov

Sorin Markov

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.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Sorin Markov occurrence in decks from the last year

Sorin Markov Discussion

Mcat1999 on Surviving My Own Deck

3 days ago

Sorin Markov and -3 yourself to get back up to 10 lmao

Don't listen to me for I'm an idiot (:

DawnsRayofLight on Tergrid Discard

1 month ago

MalGaming: no problem, I hope they help. I do want to point out that Mastermind's Acquisition is more than a 4cmc tutor. It let's you pull cards from your sideboard. I combo that with Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed (and my general chainer) to grab any card I need out of my sideboard to use for whatever situation. It has saved my bum on several occasions, I also don't like running combos unless each combo piece is useful on its own (my original chainer list ran Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth + Exsanguinate but I felt Basalt was often a dead draw and eventually dropped it, I traded rings in for Lithoform Engine after that sense I wasn't as concerned with combos and making an extra Lich or copying a tutor seemed helpful). So I also use acquisition to grab Walking Ballista or Sorin Markov for some cheese that I would normally not run in the main if the situation called for it. There are tons of cards I would love to fit in my commander list and acquisition allows me to sort of run those cards. I also use it in my Atraxa list to grab cards like Ashiok, Dream Render and other more situationally useful cards.

RadicalOink on There Will Be Blood

3 months ago

May I suggest Sorin Markov? Putting someone's life total to ten is absolutely bonkers.

Balaam__ on

3 months ago

Looks good. Consider adding Budget to your hubs, you’d probably get more views and I think the deck is very budget friendly. Sorin Markov is your priciest card, and he could be substituted if necessary making this super budget friendly.

TheGiftedBard on Picking the right precon

3 months ago


I’m fairly new to the game and new to edh, my apologizes if I’m not in the right section.

I’m currently looking at the precons and there’s a few I’d like to try but right now I think that getting just one is probably smarter in case I end up not liking the format.

In all the precon I looked at, these are the one that my lgs still have. I’m gonna list them one by one with a quick reason why I’m interested by them.

Commander - Devour for Power - The Mimeoplasm: I do like the idea of dumping stuff in my graveyard to basically make my commander into whatever I need for a particular situation, I recently bought a small collection with a Sheoldred, Whispering One, Mortivore, Golgari Grave-Troll, Lhurgoyf and Hermit Druid.

Commander - Political Puppet - Zedruu the Greathearted: The idea of casting curses on my opponents and giving them creatures to screw them over seems terribly funny and diabolical. Switching my Steel Golem for Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre would be a win for me even if I end up losing the game.

Commander 2015 - Call the Spirits - Daxos the Returned: Building an enchantment deck seemed fun and I also have cards like Sorin Markov with his -3 and cards line Debt to the Deathless or Exsanguinate in my collection for alternative way of winning the game.

Commander 2015 - Seize Control - Mizzix of the Izmagnus: It’s probably not the main goal of the deck but casting instant and sorcery with Talrand, Sky Summoner or Murmuring Mystic and having Crackling Drake on the board to swoop in with a bunch of flying drakes and birds on the board made me laugh.

Commander 2015 - Swell the Host - Ezuri, Claw of Progress: Ezuri just looked so badass and flooding the bord with a bunch of 2 and 1 power creatures and adding stuff like Craterhoof Behemoth and Beastmaster Ascension or using Triumph of the Hordes or even buffing them up with Ezuri + some proliferate triggers looked like sometimes that could be very scary for the table.

Sorry for the long post but There’s so many choices that I got lost and confused on what could be better a first deck.

Thanks for the help.

exatin on Liesa leeches

4 months ago


Things I like


Probably not...

I've played a small set of games with the deck now. It had impact on the game. Majority of creatures cast in the deck didn't feel of consequence when standing alone. I'm investigating more ways to gain life but also add "target player gains life" to abuse Tainted Remedy against non-life gain decks that just ignore it when it hits the field. Spells like Swords to Plowshares.

Santiago1011 on Liesa, Mother of Monsters and Masochism [PRIMER]

4 months ago

sora719, Thank you for the compliment! I love Orzhov and I'm really proud of how this deck turned out.

Sorin Markov is a bit too expensive for me, considering he only removes one player and he paints a giant target on your back. I could see it being worth it if you run into it using Bolas's Citadel... I guess basically I only feel comfortable running it if I already have a monopoly on the game/ severe resource advantage over my opponents. Once it takes care of one player, the others will be scrambling to knock me down several pegs.

Wound Reflection is a card that I've been contemplating for a while but not added due to it's similar high cmc. However, I don't think it paints as large a target, and it does something that I am in general more looking for than Sorin Markov. Doubling the Liesa damage (among all other damage) is super good, and I feel like once the enchantment is removed, opponents will kind of forget how much it hurt them (to a reasonable extent) since it's a "do nothing" enchantment. For now, I'll add it to the maybe board.

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