Teysa Karlov

Teysa Karlov

Legendary Creature — Human Advisor

If a creature dying causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

Creature tokens you control have vigilance and lifelink.

Teysa Karlov Discussion

kirbysan on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 weeks ago

Masterful Jerren, Corrupted Bishop looks mildly interesting. Right now the deck has 11 Humans, 12 if you count Teysa Karlov which is a little over 30% of your creatures. It provides an additional token body. What I really like about it is getting down to 13 life and transforming giving you a sac outlet and draw ability. The 6cmc to transform may be a bit too much though. I'm unsure about the clunkiness vs. potential. What do you think?

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

2 weeks ago


I've only had land issues a small number of times. There have been a few times during play testing where I have had to mulligan several times. However it isn't often or frequent enough for me to want to add additional lands or ramp.

All you need is 2 lands in your opening hand unless you get Sensei's Divining Top in your opening hand as well then you could get away with 1 land in your opening hand. Once you have 4 lands in play you should be able to have an explosive turn on turn 10.

Teysa Karlov I only play when I'm ready for an explosive turn, typically she comes out on turn 10. She's a value engine and not necessary for the deck to function or win.

I've considered and tried out Pitiless Plunderer and Revel in Riches, both fell short of expectations.

Dire Fleet Hoarder and Shambling Ghast are good considerations if I needed the extra mana something I am finding myself not needing.

Thank you for you comment and suggestions. They are appreciated even if they aren't used at this time.

RambIe on Mass angel tokens 80% competitive

4 weeks ago

Bishop of Wings Goes Well With Divine Visitation This opens the doors to looping any sacrifice outlet Viscera Seer
Then if you get Teysa Karlov or Anointed Procession online every angle that dies is replaced with 2

mr_abomination on Reyhan & Akiri: Arcbound Aristocrats

1 month ago

Loving this deck, I built my own with the Dargo, the Shipwrecker and Phyrexian Altar combo in mind and have been loving it so far. The white looks cool, and I do miss the new small white dorks in Jund. Teysa Karlov looks very spicy and it looks like she can help you run away with the game. I ended up putting more man-lands in my build, but I can support them a bit easier with only 3 colours.

Thanks for introducing me to this amazing concept, the deck looks mostly innocuous until a win can just pop up out of nowhere.


unstable_anomaly on Blood Bending - Awaken the Avatar

1 month ago

Absolutely love it. +1 for the name alone, but solid build all around. If I could give +2 for your choice of basic lands I would. You've definitely inspired me to try and build my own version of Awaken the Blood Avatar .

Quick question though... do you rely mostly on sacrificing your tokens in order to reduce the casting cost of Awaken the Blood Avatar , or do you sac your regular creatures as well? I'm curious because I thought cards with afterlife might be good here. Doomed Traveler / Garrison Cat / Hunted Witness and Ministrant of Obligation just to name a few (there are many, many more in these colors. Theses would all pair really well with two cards you're already running Anointed Procession / Teysa Karlov .

Regardless of whether or not you decide to use those you could add Agadeem's Awakening  Flip / Rally the Ancestors or Wake the Dead for some pretty explosive turns. Luminous Broodmoth would be really good here as well.

zapyourtumor on orzhov afterlife lv 1

2 months ago

Are you sure you want this to be a modern deck? It could currently either be a modern or a pioneer deck, and you should probably choose one and stick with it.

If you choose modern, Doomed Traveler fits the theme of the deck pretty well. Teysa, Orzhov Scion is a powerhouse that gives all your creatures afterlife, doubles as removal, and is another instant-speed sac outlet. Honestly, she's the only reason I would consider playing an afterlife deck in modern. Xathrid Necromancer is another option that generates tons of tokens off of most of your creatures, and it works really well with Hero of Precinct One .

For lands, there's Marsh Flats , Concealed Courtyard , and Isolated Chapel . Vault of the Archangel is very strong in any token deck.

This deck definitely needs a playset of Fatal Push for removal which works in either format, plus maybe some Path to Exile or Vindicate if you choose to stick with modern. Mortify is bad in both formats so I'd cut it. 4x Kaya's Wrath is definitely overkill and might not be the best choice, since even though your board would have a bunch of spirits it would still wipe a lot of your creatures.

Giant Killer is just bad outside of standard. Athreos and Ethereal Absolution are also too slow, and I don't think Sorin adds enough to the gameplan to justify including him. Teysa Karlov obviously synergizes a lot but I'd take her out since she doesn't have any immediate board impact (while the other Teysa can have its abilities activated at instant speed to do a bunch of stuff in response). Not sure if Corpse Knight is worth it either. The other Athreos, Athreos, God of Passage , might be worth trying as a 1-of.

MilkBreath56 on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

Thank you very much for posting and maintaining this deck list!

I see so Teysa Karlov lists which, having played Teysa regularly since she came out, I question how they perform or if someone ever actually ran more than once. It's nice to see a list which actually sees play, and even gets updated regularly.

I love Teysa as a commander and am grateful to you for the work you've put into this. My deck was starting to lose it's competitiveness and I was lost as to what to do; this has helped me significantly! Major props Masterful!

1empyrean on The Dungeon Master | Sefris Reanimator

2 months ago

Teysa Karlov could definitely pull weight with Sefris's trigger, assuming I'm not confusing how their abilities interact.

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