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Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
Legendary Creature — Human Advisor
Vigilance, protection from creatures
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, destroy that creature. Put a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
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Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Discussion
2 weeks ago
I have replaced Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts with Vona, Butcher of Magan , who is better suited for the theme of this deck, and Kaervek the Merciless with Blazing Specter , which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.47 to 4.37, which is definitely very impressive.
2 weeks ago
I have replaced Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts with Kambal, Consul of Allocation , since Kambal better fits the control theme of this deck, and, by doing that, I have lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.48 to 4.42, which I feel is very impressive.
2 weeks ago
No Bojuka Bog , Exotic Orchard , Commander's Sphere , Field of Ruin , or any of the Talismans. Yet, I see Path to Exile , Strip Mine , Phyrexian Arena , and Rhystic Study . While all of these are commander staples in their respective colors, I'd recommend refining the deck before just making a budget '5 color Good Junk' deck. While card advantage is great, the money would be better spent on something like Smothering Tithe , Revel in Riches , Black Market , Land Tax , Exploration , or Burgeoning . At least those will help cast your commander faster.
Cut out some of the nonbasic lands, starting with guildgates, and put in the Panorama lands, and swap the bounce lands for basic lands (unless you intend to add landfall).
I also see that you're running Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower , but have you considered Spell Book, Praetor's Counsel , or Library of Leng ? Library of Leng has the added benefit of protecting you from discard effects. If you're going to run cards like Phyrexian Arena and Rhystic Study it pays to protect your hand.
How about protection yourself while you're at it. Crawlspace , Norn's Annex , Sphere of Safety , Propaganda , Ghostly Prison , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , Glacial Chasm , Solitary Confinement and other such cards make great protection for decks with few to no other creatures.
Back to the subject of drawing cards. What are you even trying to draw for? You don't seem to have any major combos worth drawing for. At least throw in some cards like Furnace of Rath , Bitter Feud , Curse of Bloodletting , Dictate of the Twin Gods , Inquisitor's Flail , Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , and/or some double strike equipment/enchantments. Or Helm of the Host with a toke copying effect like Parallel Lives , Anointed Procession , Growing Ranks , Second Harvest , Rhys the Redeemed , and Primal Vigor .
Just some things to think about.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I have a copy of Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts in every one of my EDH decks that contain black and white, and it should be easy to see why that is; with both vigilance and protection from creatures, she can attack and block with impunity, and her triggered ability both deters other player from attacking me and provides me with additional creatures if they are desperate enough to do so.
However, she has one major flaw; her mana cost is very high, so I feel that it would be better for my decks if I replaced her with a creature with a lowered converted mana cost, and I currently am considered two alternatives: Kambal, Consul of Allocation and Vona, Butcher of Magan ; Vona's ability to destroy nearly any permanent is awesome, but it can be used only during my own turn, therefore limiting its usefulness. Kambal has a very low mana cost and shall punish my opponents for playing non-creature spells, providing me with more life to pay for the copies of Greed that I intend to put in all of those decks.
What does everyone else say about this? Which creature should replace Teysa in my EDH decks?
3 weeks ago
Nice list, seems perfect for your friend's playstyle! I find cards like Viridian Longbow / Fire Whip / Power of Fire super useful with Queen M for rattlesnaking. Warstorm Surge is cool as well, since if monarchy is lost, Queen M will make a deathtouching assassin every turn that murders on impact. You might like these too: Unquestioned Authority (makes a dude unblockable, or a perfect blocker, and replaces itself! perfect for maintaining monarchy and also a flavor win), Pariah (enchant an opponent's creature. surely they'd gladly die protecting the Queen), Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts .
2 months ago
After 2 weeks of play:
2 months ago
needs more cleric tribal - I'd ditch the backup Orzhov subtheme ( Basilica Screecher , Crypt Ghast , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , & Tithe Taker ) and probably the Regal Bloodlord for some cleric support: Akroma's Devoted , Battlefield Medic , Battletide Alchemist , and Daru Spiritualist come to mind for that. Edgewalker is a must for the colors, and I'd probably ditch the monuments and obilisk of urd for more clerics - Alms Collector and Bygone Bishop give decent card draw, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails , Giver of Runes and Mother of Runes offer amazing protection for your field. Frontline Medic and Selfless Spirit offer indistrucbablity for your own wipes. Sin Collector offers good andi-countermagic / tide-turner removal. High Priest of Penance is just amazing with the recusion this deck should have. Rotlung Reanimator turns all clerics into double duty sac fodder, and Priest of Forgotten Gods , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Whisper, Blood Liturgist are more than happy to supply that role, with Skirsdag High Priest backing them up. and Weathered Wayfarer pulls the same job as Land Tax , but can fetch non-basics, and is a cleric.
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
WB (Orzhov): 0.5%