Sorin, Solemn Visitor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Mythic Rare

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Sorin, Solemn Visitor

Planeswalker — Sorin

+1: Until your next turn, creatures you control get +1/+0 and gain lifelink.

-2: Put a 2/2 black Vampire creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

-6: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, that player sacrifices a creature."

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Sorin, Solemn Visitor Discussion

LuketheCool on Bad Religion

5 days ago

Definitely a cool deck. I love the inclusion of Acolyte of Flame, so SPICY. I'm not sold that Yawgmoth is the best finisher for this deck. I think something like Sorin, Solemn Visitor could serve your purposes better, but Yawgmoth is certainly a cool dude.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

1 month ago

All right Caerwyn, there's a lot to respond to here but I'll try my best to hit everything.

I agree that the mana curve is too high. While I was doing my testing last night I realized I was getting overwhelmed by the time I could get out my five-drops. I'm still doing testing on Sanguine Bond , and we'll see if it's necessary or not. Anowon, the Ruin Sage is a hefty blow though. Not only is it immune to such cards as Cast Down , it breaks any kind of stalemate and even when you're behind it wrecks your opponent's ability to build up creatures.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by my four-drops since my only 4 CMC cards are Vampire Outcasts (which, granted, isn't that great but combos with other cards), and Sorin, Solemn Visitor , who is superb.

I was, in fact, considering adding Legion Lieutenant , so thank you for making my mind up about that. I think I will try and get a few Sanctum Seeker s in as well.

As for my mana, the lands I have listed were a guess as to what I have in the deck. I've now updated that. I get what you mean about Forsaken Sanctuary , and it's probably the most useless non-basic land in the deck (possibly excepting Vault of the Archangel . However, I almost always have mana options in my starting hand, and I plan my land usage to put out lands that come in tapped on turns when I wouldn't be using that extra land anyway.

The value in Sorin's Thirst is two-fold. First, it gets rid of some smaller creatures (or finishes off larger ones), and really it'll kill about as many creatures as Fatal Push , but it also gives me two life which can combo with Sanguine Bond or Bloodthirsty Aerialist or... Well, you get the idea. I will add Cast Down though, thank you for the suggestion!

PartyJ on Advertise your oathbreaker deck

1 month ago


I recently started venturing into Oathbreaker and I am trying a WB Lifegain / Sacrifice style of play. I want to abuse the ultimate of the Sorin, Solemn Visitor , combined with The Elderspell .

Do you have any tips/staples that I have missed and could prove valuable for my deck? Upvotes are always welcome too...

Retro Sorin & The Elderspell | Oathbreaker

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PartyJ on Enral

1 month ago

Hi Enral,

I see you embraced the Oathbreaker format and have quite some decks running on here. Did you play alot of paper oathbreaker already?

I recently started venturing into Oathbreaker and I am trying a WB Lifegain Sacrifice style of play. I want to abuse the ultimate of the Sorin, Solemn Visitor , combined with The Elderspell . Basically casting Sorin and the siggy spell in the same turn and going ultimate straight away.

I am really curious if you have some tips and comments based on my current build. I have a few matches played so far. But far too few to really devellop the deck idea. Perhaps your expertise can push this build to a next level?

Thanks for reading!

Decklist: Sorin & The Elderspell

Stardragon on

2 months ago

Vindicate from Eternal Masters, Mortify from Sorin vs Tibalt, Anguished Unmaking , Avacyn, Angel of Hope not a vampire but for Sorin tribal not vampire tribal it's a must, Mark of the Vampire from Sorin vs Tibalt, Heirloom Blade , Blood Tribute and if your going Sorin tribal i would recommend using Sorin, Grim Nemesis , Sorin, Lord of Innistrad , Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord or Sorin, Solemn Visitor as your oathbreaker but if your going vampire tribal than Sorin Markov is fine.

Last_Laugh on Edgar and the Night of Vampires

2 months ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with every last one of your creatures safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and then have every last one of those creatures untapped and to block.

It untaps to avoid bad blockers, untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (handy for getting +1+1 counters from Drana to your whole team and it's disgusting with Stromkirk Captain), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking creature' until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). Shared Animosity is also a really good finisher here.

This full tilt aggro with everyone available to block approach makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (note: 'until your next turn').

This decks also needs card draw. Run Dark Prophecy and Herald's Horn

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Daddy Markov's Vampires

3 months ago

Ok, I'm back on request. The main thing that needs a little work is lowering your avg cmc and a bit more card draw is needed imo.

Suggested Cuts:

Anowan, Both Sorins, Eerie Interlude, Hour of Devastation, Commander's Sphere, Orzhov Cluestone, Diabolic Tutor, Blood Tracker, and Vanquishers Banner.

Adds: Cordial Vampire , Dark Prophecy , Orzhov Signet / Fellwar Stone (or Talismans), Diabolic Intent , Sorin, Solemn Visitor , Austere Command , Dusk Legion Zealot , Skullclamp , and Shared Animosity .

That'll take away 16 mana or about .23 off your avg. cmc (rough educated guess).

CBBA on Who let the Vamps out? (Edgar-Commander)

3 months ago

It depends on your opponents, in some games Rakish Heir performing very good. In other games it is more like a nearly useless card. I think about to change it for Thirsting Bloodlord , sure its one mana more but it buffs immediately and is a 4 Mana 5/5 (with Token), it synergies with Vampire Nocturnus .

I like Impact Tremors it drains by casting creatures very well because of "Eminence" and with a Bolas's Citadel you get the drain train started.

Sorin, Solemn Visitor is a game changer. You generate the table hate very fast because you play a aggro deck. Sorin can save your life points when you are low or can kill an opponent out of nowhere.

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