Sorin Markov

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Legality

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

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Necrosis24 That's a very random prompt. I would think that the card would have to also have some way of exchanging life totals built into it, because otherwise there wouldn't be a whole lot of support for the requisite triggered ability. Are there even any cards out there that exchange life totals? Probably are, or you wouldn't have issued the challenge. But the fact that I can't name one means that they'd have to be fairly rare. Is it alright if I tweak the challenge a little?


Nature's Atonement

Enchantment

Whenever a player's life total changes, if that change wasn't the result of gaining life, losing life or taking damage, that player mills 10 cards and discards their hand

Whenever your life total would become zero or less, it becomes 10 instead. Then, sacrifice Nature's Atonement.


This would also trigger on cards like Tree of Perdition, Arbiter of Knollridge, Exquisite Archangel, Sorin Markov and so on.

I hope that satisfied the challenge. If someone has a better way of handling this, then please redo. Otherwise, wildcard.

TheOfficialCreator on Custom Interpretation Challenge - CANDLE

3 weeks ago

Ew, so you're essentially trying to force your opponents to get faith counters? Wow. That's devious.

I instantly see some very good cards with Emrakul, the Promised End, Mindslaver, Worst Fears, and Sorin Markov :D

Make your opponents get like ten thousand faith counters by stacking the abilities endlessly, then pass their turn to you and you win the game.

AsteriskReaper on Edgar Markov's Eminence of the Blood

2 months ago

Oh I love Vampire Nocturnus my 4drop slot is currently incredibly tight as I'm trying to lower it. I did have him in here for years

Definitely have to consider the Scavenger, That does look sick

The one drops were in here but sucked and replaced them with other 1 drops

Mana Echoes is definitely in my maybelist to get and find room for.

Love my Diabolic Tutor but I will have to remove it one day

Sorin Markov has won me way to many games to ever cut. Especially against esper control/life gain decks that have gotten oppressively high life totals

The Bloodcrazed will eventually be cut

VampRamped on Edgar Markov's Eminence of the Blood

2 months ago

Cool nice to see you had a list on tapped out for Edgar Markov you had mentioned you had an Edgar Markov deck in the comments of my deck.

I think this is a very well-constructed mid-range Edgar Markov list and would like to only offer a few card suggestions for your consideration for the deck.

Vampire Nocturnus in my experience is the most powerful vampire lord giving your whole team massive power boost and evasion as well as itself. In addition you already have an excellent mana base to accomadate the card in your deck, and Vampire Nocturnus synergizes well with Viscera Seer, Sensei's Divining Top, and Fetch Lands.

Nighthawk Scavenger is strictly better than Vampire Nighthawk which you play in this deck even in the early game if an opponent cracks a fetch land it is at least as good but with way more upside.

Living Death is an absolutely amazing card and one of the best cards in my own Edgar Markov list, I will not go into all the details here but I have an entire section under my powerful cards and synergies dedicated to this card.

Knight of the Ebon Legion and Falkenrath Pit Fighter, are just higher quality one drops than cards like Pulse Tracker, and Vampire of the Dire Moon.

I will also echo an earlier comment by Sandwitcher and say definitely include Olivia's Wrath it is a fantastic board wipe.

Also you have all the combo pieces already so just slot in Mana Echoes, and funnily enough you could actually cast Ulamog with it in some of your games.

Cards that I would recommend you consider removing: Diabolic Tutor there is not any card worth spending 4 mana to have in your hand, and if there is a spell worth spending 4 mana to find then it will likely not resolve.

Sorin Markov while OG Sorin is pretty cool he is likely not worth playing. The deck is already very efficient at killing people and if you have the 6 mana and the confidence to cast Sorin then you might as well play Edgar Markov instead.

Bloodcrazed Paladin I see many people that do play this in their deck but it is just not worth it. This card is at its best when the board just got wiped so it comes in as a big creature but at that point, you might as well just play Boros Charm and save your board instead of getting a derpy vampire. Also playing this card on curve is also bad so just all around would not recommend playing.

prokseus on Advice for a new deck

3 months 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.

Aminatou's graveyard

rambunctiousOrator on it's a deck alright

5 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]

5 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]

5 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.

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