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
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Limited Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Custom Legal

Sorin Markov occurrence in decks from the last year

Sorin Markov Discussion

RadicalOink on There Will Be Blood

1 week ago

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

Balaam__ on Life and Death

2 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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, Angel of Monsters and Masochism [PRIMER]

2 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.

CodeKain on Merieke Ri Berit the conTROLL queen

2 months ago

Well, I don't really like Sorin Markov, it strikes me more as a lighting rod for removal rather than an actual piece to advance your gameplan. I'd much rather see an Ashiok, Dream Render or Narset, Parter of Veils to stop tutors/graveryard strategies or mass draw. Still, it's a meta call, if your playgroup has a lot of lifegain strategies, Sorin becomes a powerhouse!

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