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.

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Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Teysa Karlov occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.18%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WB (Orzhov): 1.11%

Teysa Karlov Discussion

CallMeQrow on Teysa Extorts the Afterlife

6 days ago

Can't help but think you'd be better off with Teysa Karlov as your commander - double up on all those death triggers would be a pretty big boost to this deck. Also, Syr Konrad, the Grim would probably come in handy too.

KibaAlpha on KibaAlpha

1 week ago


In my own opinion Teysa Karlov is the best aristocrat Commander.

NikontheBlack on NikontheBlack

1 week ago

SirChris39 yes, I do. Reverse Panharmonicon on a commander is absolutely insane. I still have the old Teysa in my list but she’s a combo piece now. The value generated by Teysa Karlov outweighs her, especially if you don’t focus on tokens.

Roo182 on The Uncommonly Aristocratic Arvad

1 week ago

There's definitely better commanders you can play without breaking the bank if you want to break your uncommon rule:

marcoc5417 on Demons Devouring Humans

1 week ago

Have a Similar Demon worship/human sacrifice with some extra synergies. Basically, it generates small tokens to feed the demons, but also generates huge flyers. Starting with 2x Ravenous Demon  Flip and 3x Demon of Catastrophes, cheap and lethal, just because you can get short of tokens. 2 copies of Rite of Belzenlok, wich generates creatures to sacrifice and at the third turn since you cast cast it, generates a huge flying 6/6 Demon token with trample. My main token generator creatures are 4 copies of Doomed Traveler and 2 copies of Thraben Doomsayer. I use 2x Skirsdag Flayer as a crature removal wich at the same time triggers Skirsdag High Priest ability (4 copies). Which is great. Tokens generators spells:3x Lingering Souls, 4x Gather the Townsfolk, 2xPromise of Bunrei, 1x Increasing Devotion.Some more synergies: 2 copies of Teysa Karlov, witch doubles tokens when Doomed Traveler dies, also giving vigilance and lifelink to ALL you tokens, including the demons generated from Rite of Belzenlok and Skirsdag High Priest, which is pretty solid. The rest of the Deck includes removals: 2x Bone Splinters, 4x Mortify. 2x Altar's Reap also feed the Sacrifice/Trigger mechanism giving extra cards. 2x Westvale Abbey  Flip for flavour and, of course, a 9/9 flying, lifelink, Indestructible hasted finisher!

NikontheBlack on

2 weeks ago

I feel like the moxes don’t really fit here too well. You need to have Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad as must-run token planeswalkers. I would also seriously look into Vindictive Vampire, Woe Strider, and both of the Athreos gods.

Also, Giver of Runes seems out of place here. Is there really a point? Weathered Wayfarer is also a somewhat odd choice. You’re at 36 lands and are only in two colors - one being black. I don’t think you need this kind of land tutor (but that’s just me).

There are some other things I’d change (I used to run Teysa, Orzhov Scion for a very long time and enjoyed her before I switched to Teysa Karlov), but I don’t want to sound mean or anything like that. It’s a nice deck, but some of the choices give me the try-hards (like the moxes for example). But hey dude, if you dig it and it brings you joy, keep doing what you’re doing!

griffstick on recommendations for commander

1 month ago

ETB and LTB.

I would look at every commander that carries a focus on those things. Take what's best from them all and combine them into one deck. Look at Brago, King Eternal, Yarok, the Desecrated, Teysa Karlov, Aminatou, the Fateshifter, and Feldon of the Third Path. And just build around them all. Najeela, the Blade-Blossom, Golos, Tireless Pilgrim, Jodah, Archmage Eternal, Ramos, Dragon Engine, Sisay, Weatherlight Captain, and Horde of Notions. these are your best 5 color options.

COOZCOOZCOOZ on Karlov, Leader of the Ghost Mafia

1 month ago

Yo, ManaPickler! Long time! I read your comment and decided I would play with my Karlov deck extensively tonight with my playgroup.

I playedtested Daxos. It's a Soul Brother and I think in my build, is something that I did not wanna do yet... but I am going to now. It's certainly Worth putting into an already existing Soul Sister build, and I am gonna be looking into shifting mine into something a little better.

I definitely am going to do some more playtesting and rearranging in this deck;

Erebos, very sadly, is going to get cut, and swapped with a better card Draw engine. It's what I primarily use it for, and sadly, I have noticed its even stopped my own shenanigans. For example, tonight I played it and I stopped my awesome Beacon / Remedy combo myself, and it was awful. It's gonna get changed.

I may have to play around a bit on the Whip vs. the Vat. I like Mimic Vat more, but not only does Whip do what it does, it also provides my Creatures lifelink. I think it could be worth adding in.

I am also gonna be playing around with leaning in Soul Sisters more, and I was tempted to possibly throw in Teysa Karlov and Elenda, the Dusk Rose, as well as possibly Vona, Butcher of Magan. Gonna toss some things around and do another update soon! I think its time to accept that this is a lifegain deck, and having a Soul Sister Shell might actually do me some good. Plus, I have a few death triggers in here too, we shall see what We can do.

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