Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
Legendary Creature — Human Advisor
Vigilance, protection from creatures ((Remember the acronym debt.) This creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by creatures.)
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, destroy that creature. Create a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Discussion
3 days ago
seshiro_of_the_orochi, oh wow, I forgot about that card, huh, yeah I mean... Hedron's Archive is almost playable, so I think my card actual would be, but yeah, less original than I thought.
Snow-Fur, Kitsune Poet
Legendary Creature - Fox Bard
Snow-Fur, Kitsune Poet costs less to cast for each card exiled from your graveyard this turn.
Vigilance, Protection from creatures without summoning sickness
, , Shuffle a card you own in exile into your library: Return target creature or enchantment from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.
I think this would be a really fun card in commander, and not really sure how it'd work, I mean Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis would be excellent in this deck, as would suspend cards and Nearheath Chaplain and Heron-Blessed Geist, as well as the disturb creatures, but like... idk...
Also, yes, she can only be blocked by creatures which entered in the last turn cycle without haste. That's the only difference between her protection and Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
5 days ago
Heya, I don't play Commander format but I found your deck randomly doing searches for other decks containing Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts because hardly anyone ever seems to use her.
I'm a Legacy/Casual/Arena player and just wanted to salute you for giving a nod to just how awesome she is in that form (as the Envoy). I run a Legacy format exile-based deck & wondered (despite only being able to add one of each) if you'd given any thought to the synergy between all 3 Teysas:
I use all 3 to pretty devastating effect in my build here: Exile Everything! (Triple Teysas). The Black/White tokens that Big Teysa creates can be double-sacrificed to Little Teysa's activated ability (since sacrificed white creatures she creates are also black creatures dying, you get 3 more pure white tokens that you can re-sacrifice if needed for a double-fire on the ability). Medium Teysa in play doubles the tokens you generate, making them even nastier. These both might find a use in your build I might think (and neither is prohibitively expensive to purchase).
You may be even able to pick 1 or 2 other things out of my build (again, even though it's not the same format) that you could use in yours (we already use some of the same cards, like Athreos).
In any case, +1 for not only including "Big Teysa" (as I still call her), but for including her with some synergy uses as well! I hope a player from a different format making a comment isn't out of line.
5 months ago
7 months ago
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts is funny but yeah not really worth it in the deck.
Keen Duelist is definitely a cheaper option that I will change eventually, it is too risky if you are playing vs high CMC decks.
Gonti, Lord of Luxury is there just to slow/get information about the other decks, he have to go too yeah.
Deathbringer Liege lets me tap and kill creatures everytime I make tokens with Felisa (Tokens are b/w) so I will leave it for now.
You are helping me a lot, I really appreciate it, If you prefer/want I can give you my discord user so we can talk through there anytime you want. Hope you have a nice day!
7 months ago
Glad to hear it! Yeah sheesh I didn't even realize it was that much I remember it being like fifteen bucks a little while back, that's kind of insane- but hmm. Oh holy crap the synergy with Teysa Karlov and Felisa is kind of crazy, just noticed that too. But here are some ones I would recommend cutting, though if they are fun/interesting to you or serve a purpose I missed, I could obviously be wrong:
- Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts (insanely high CMC, and it doesn't seem to actively participate in the counters theme, just creates tokens, and I think Felisa does that quite well already.)
- Eventually with the budget swap out Keen Duelist for Dark Confidant ?
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury (not really sure what his purpose is related to the them)
- Possibly Deathbringer Liege (a little expensive in mana and not directly related to the theme while good)
- Ashen Rider (insanely expensive in mana, and not directly related to the theme)
- Butcher of Malakir (great but very expensive in mana and I feel like it could be cut to lower the mana cost)
- Maybe swap out 1-2 lands for things like Dark Ritual , Orzhov Signet
- Black Sun's Zenith (awsome but if you have a mass of tokens it'll kill them as long as they have 1 toughness)
- Also consider tribal for the tokens like a Coat of Arms would be insane with 7+ tokens, especially since they all have lifelink gosh)
- Infernal Offering (graveyard recursion is great but this could be pretty bad for you if opponents have powerful graveyards. Consider Beacon of Unrest / Command the Dreadhorde / Yawgmoth's Vile Offering .
Those are just some I see off the top of my head, if you look a little deep and really question how many times you play a card and utilize it, you might find some more! Sometimes its hard to cut a card you enjoy playing even if its fun so I'd recommend having a list of cards you can add for fun, and a list for effectiveness so you can play both sides! Hope this helps, I'm glad some suggestions are useful to you, and I'll let you know if I see any more possible cuts! Feel free to ask for any more assistance or if you have any questions I'd be glad to help.
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7 months ago
Hey, you don't need massive help. This is a good first version especially if it's your first deck.
Some advice is try to reduce the mana curve. A 3.5 avg CMC is high, reducing this number will help gameplay. You want to prioritize the four, five or higher CMC cards. Keep the best ones for your strategy and cut the others. This deck building process is called streamlining or "cutting the fat". Adding more draw and ramp will help game play.
An example, the best fours drops here are: Teysa, Smothering Tithe, Pitiless Plunderer, Luminous Broodmoth, Elenda, Anointed Procession. Best five drops and six drops here: Sidisi, Thalisse, Wurmcoil Engine, Elspeth.
All the others not named could be cut to reduce the mana curve. A five drop that has a powerful die trigger is Archon of Justice, it's an upgrade for Liesa, Shroud of Dusk. Solemn Simulacrum is a fine four drop for ramp and a draw trigger when it dies, it's an upgrade for Kor Cartographer.
Reducing the mana curve means cutting high CMC cards for lower ones. Some examples:
Cutting Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, a seven drop, adding one drop Skullclamp. Skullclamp is one of the better cards with Teysa for a draw engine. It's die trigger draws four cards, it's very good with the 1/1 token theme and sac outlets.
Cutting Increasing Devotion, adding Viscera Seer, five drop for a one drop. You can create tokens from many other sources that have more interaction with Teysa than Devotion does. Seer is a one drop repeatable sac outlet who can also be repeatable filtering the top card of your library to help draws especially with Skullclamp.
Cutting Debtors' Knell, adding Phyrexian Reclamation. A seven drop that doesn't do anything the turn you play it for a one drop that's mana efficient repeatable creature recursion even at instant speed.
Adding more two drop mana rocks: Talisman of Hierarchy and Orzhov Signet to improve ramp by cutting some four drops such as Oketra the True and Ill-Gotten Inheritance. For your deck Oketra is an expensive price card that's a mana expensive source of tokens which doesn't have much interaction with Teysa.
- Teysa + Ashnod's Altar + Pitiless Plunderer + Reassembling Skeleton = infinite mana and infinite die triggers.
- Teysa + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + Ministrant of Obligation = infinite Spirits and infinite die triggers. Do this combo on your last opponent's turn to then on your next turn attack all opponents with infinite Spirits.
If interested I offer more advice. Would you like more advice? Good luck with your deck.
7 months ago
Idk how to format it here but the other Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts artwork is a lot better than the one here.
8 months ago
I actually made an entire deck around this concept that works surprisingly well. Steve Argyle is a particularly great resource for this topic. In addition to Liliana of the Veil and Chosen of Markov Flip, he's also done Deadly Allure , Guul Draz Vampire , Naya Battlemage , and Night Revelers . Other notable artists are Jason Chan ( Deathpact Angel , Fires of Undeath , Kiora, Master of the Depths , Mayael the Anima , Maul Splicer , Treasured Find ) and Volkan Baga ( Elspeth, Knight-Errant , Korozda Gorgon , Stoic Angel , Student of Warfare ). I ended up going with vampires + knights and some other cards I included are Hero of Bladehold , Knight Exemplar , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , Elenda, the Dusk Rose , and possibly the most ridiculous piece of Magic art ever created: Soul Collector . Some cards that came close to making the cut are Angel of Despair , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief , Knight of Dusk , Magister of Worth , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Vampire Hexmage , and Veteran Cavalier .
Other cards that I like (sorted by type) include Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch , Lyzolda, the Blood Witch , Kemba, Kha Regent , Sunspear Shikari , Elvish Champion , Gaea's Herald , Quirion Dryad , Nimbus Naiad , Dreamborn Muse , Mistral Singer , Shipwreck Singer , Siren of the Fanged Coast , Akroma, Angel of Wrath , Archangel of Strife , Basandra, Battle Seraph , Razia, Boros Archangel , and Ire Shaman . Looking at this list now, it's clear I've spent far too much time researching this subject.