Sorin Markov

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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.

prokseus on Advice for a new deck

3 weeks ago

Hello, I would like to put together a deck for fun playing with friends (not at tournaments). I'd like to have cards in it that I already have (Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Exquisite Blood, The Scarab God, Entomb, Sorin Markov). My brother suggested this one since I wanted to have revive as a secondary mechanic.

I would like to ask if this deck is usable and possibly if some better cards would fit in (I'm trying to go more budget if possible). I would also probably need help with sideboard composition as well.

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rambunctiousOrator on it's a deck alright

2 months ago

Hey, sweet deck. Let's take a look at win conditions and lands. I've identified a problem with your deck: You aggressively want to control the board with your 1-3 drops. While other players are playing 6 mana bombs every turn your are trying to eke out board advantage with 3 or 4 creatures a turn.

  • You don't need board wipes in this deck, they actively go against your game-plan, and in no way help you win.
  • Less removal in general. I counted 18 pieces of removal in your instants and sorceries. Keep Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Damn and get rid of the rest. You ARE the threat, if your deck is running slowly to the point that you feel like you need removal, you need better creatures.

As for lands, use this mana base.

Lands:

How would I change your win condition...well you are trying to do knight tribal...

Consider these cards:

Remove these cards:

-15 pieces of removal from instants and sorceries, keep Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, and Damn

Good luck, and happy hunting. Let me know if you want to continue the conversation or have questions

Davinoth on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

2 months ago

     Last_Laugh: I used to run Reconnaissance in my old Kaalia deck and it was super good! Good call! =)

     NerdPounder: I like pretty much all of your suggestions! =D

     Vampire Socialite & Falkenrath Pit Fighter both used to be in the deck. They were actually both cut in favour of the instant speed draw spells (Village Rites, etc.), as I often found I pretty much always have creatures to sacrifice, but didn't always have cards to discard. The instant speed draw is pretty nice to have in response to board wipes as well, but since then I've also added Pact of the Serpent and Phyrexian Arena, so perhaps I don't need them anymore.

     There are a few life gain decks in my playgroup which was the inspiration for the inclusion of Sorin Markov, but you're right that he doesn't really add any value beyond that. Probably he'll be replaced with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord.

     Smothering Tithe is just a really solid card, and really good with Anointed Procession, but you're right that it is distracting from my strategy and could likely be cut. Olivia Voldaren is definitely in that camp as well. In the couple months this deck has been together I've cast her a number of times but have never activated her lol.

     I do disagree about cutting Vicious Conquistador, though. Between it and Pulse Tracker in combination with Impact Tremors, Purphoros, God of the Forge and Sanctum Seeker they can really help with piling on damage over the course of the game.

     I used to use Legion's Landing  Flip when Ixalan was in Standard but had kind of forgotten this card existed haha, good call! Adanto Vanguard was also in that same deck, and it was a really great beater with great sticking power. I think it's going to find a home here as well.

     Thanks again for all the great suggestions and the upvote! =)

NerdPounder on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

2 months ago

Hey there! Cool build! I like the versatility of being able to aristocrat or infinite combo in the aggro shell. I've been playing Vampire Aggro in Pioneer actually and it's a hella powerful archetype in that format, but the mana is a pain haha. I've had some really good success with some of the cards I'm about to suggest if you are looking for some ways to test for improvement.

A few cards I think could be easy includes in this list could be: Legion's Landing  Flip (early game vampire fodder, late game token engine), Vampire Socialite (lord with menace), Falkenrath Pit Fighter (replaces effects you have on sorceries, is repeatable, and comes with a body), Mutavault (this card is insane in tribal decks), Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord (lots of synergy), and Adanto Vanguard (indestructible threat, that when you buff it up say with +1/+1 counters or keywords from Sorin can take over games by itself).

For the 5 non-lands I would cut Sorin Markov (he's cool and thematic but doesn't really do anything for your synergy aside from make someone's life total 10, which everyone at the table will dislike, and he costs 6 mana), Village Rites (Falkenrath Pit Fighter does the same thing but on a stick and repeatable), Reckoner's Bargain (same reason), Smothering Tithe (It just taxes mana to make treasure tokens, doesn't really help you kill your opponent, just makes value that you shouldn't need since you're an aggro deck), and Patron of the Vein (it costs 6 mana and Vampire Socialite does pretty much the same thing).

I also love Olivia Voldaren as a card, though I'm not sure what I would replace for it. I totally agree with your maybeboard Anguished Unmaking over the Generous Gift as giving the opponent a big blocker like that is painful, as well as the exile over destroy. For 3 life it's worth it, especially in an aggro deck that gains plentiful life.

Polaris on Tainted Remedy and Beacon of …

3 months ago

Yes. Any time an effect sets a player's life total to a new amount, that player gains or loses the appropriate amount of life. Beacon of Immortality results in gaining life. For another example, Sorin Markov's -3 ability will cause them to gain or lose life to make their life total 10.

Tainted Remedy will therefore apply as you said here, making a kill combo with Beacon of Immortality.

KBK7101 on I Control the Best Thing!!

4 months ago

Sorin Markov has a minus ability that does the same thing as Magister Sphinx in case you want to double up on that effect. Mystic Reflection could be crazy here with all the cloning. Helm of the Host, too!

TypicalTimmy on Why did Oathbreaker die?

4 months ago

Nissa, Who Shakes the World and Heroic Intervention is also a super fun deck.

I have (online) a $4,000 Kiora, Master of the Depths and Karn's Temporal Sundering deck that produces both infinite turns and infinite mana.

Tezzeret the Seeker can easily go infinite with The Chain Veil and if you have Dramatic Reversal, it's just insane.

Sorin Markov and Toxic Deluge is disgustingly efficient.

Maaloufler on Carth, Knight of Farron Keep

9 months 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.

Seeing how you already have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth why not add Cabal Coffers for the mana. Also, you may consider wanting to run Mutilate for similar reasons.

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