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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Trade

Have (1) DemMeowsephs
Want (2) Vexxos , kingcraig

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Legality

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

Teysa Karlov occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.18%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WB (Orzhov): 1.11%

Teysa Karlov Discussion

Skylee on Tie-Breaker

18 hours ago

qigge5,

By the unfocused behalf, it's like your deck makes tokens yes, It likes things dying with cruel celebrant yes. But I don't see a focus on like a specific type of token so you can build off of that. Exmaple you generate cats, vampire, and Zombie tokens. That's cool (Btw this themed black and white deck is what I started on when I first started playing magic and one of my favorite archetypes so I hold it very near and dear in my heart.) But I feel as if all these tokens don't achieve much on their own. So why not Switch maybe Death Baron for something like Benalish Marshal So now we don't have to change the token style much but everything even your non-token creatures are getting some love. Harder to cast? Sure, and if that's your argument for not getting it, that's entirely okay!

Next, Magic the gathering has an incredibly large card pool so you'll play and collect for years and still learn about new cards regularly. But why not something like Mentor of the Meek over Inspiring Commander? Yeah you have to invest more but why not have your late game be investing with mentor as a curve rather than doing it suuuuper late in the game with inspiring commander? Yeah, you do lose out of lifegain but I'd say you mostly have plenty.

Lastly, with all this lifegain you do have even assuming you decide to swap out Inspiring Commander with Mentor. I feel as if putting that life gain to use passively is a great way to go about it. A card like Bloodthirsty Aerialist or even Ajani's Pridemate seem like they would be creatures having your opponent's trembling in their boots! (Or grocs) Pair that up with something like Gift of Immortality And even a card I'm fond of so biased like Fountain of Renewal and you may just get a scoop if they already lost to it the first match. To answer your last question yes, I do think God-Eternal Oketra and Anointed Procession Would go a long way in this deck. Double all my tokens I'm spawning with Oketra, Elenda, Leonin, and Open the Graves? Yes Please! Spawn a 4/4 zombie to get buffed by Benalish Marshal and/or Death Baron, for every time I cast a creature spell? Yes please. I mean if you really have to resort to it you can get Oketra to combo off herself. Throw the first one down cast the second causing the first to spawn a token. Kill one off cause of the legendary rule. Now she lets you throw her back in your library to rinse and repeat. Not the best combo no, but a usuable one none the less! Teysa Karlov may interest you? Not a lot of synergy here no, but getting elenda, open the graves, or even cruel celebrant to proc twice across the board sounds like so much fun too me. That and the juicy token buff from her, AWESOME, My discord if you ever need to get in touch is Skylee#0240. I'd love to help more with this or any other deck.

smilodex on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

20 hours ago

In your opinion, are Sliver Hivelord & Edgar Markov (two of the strongest tribal commanders ever) as bad as Lorthos, the Tidemaker & Ryusei, the Falling Star and besides that they should be weaker than Pianna, Nomad Captain & Mishra, Artificer Prodigy (I don't understand why Mishra is ranked so high in a singleton format !? he is at most tier 7...)??

They should be at least Tier 3.

  • Exchange Ghost Council of Orzhova with Teysa Karlov, because she's easier to cast, is more versatile and has a lot more combo potential.
  • Exchange Haktos the Unscarred with Winota, Joiner of Forces (he's maybe even better, like ElRobusto already mentioned), because he's with Feather one of the best Boros commanders at the moment. He's generating a lot of value and he's swarming the board pretty fast!
  • Exchange Rasputin Dreamweaver with Braids, Conjurer Adept, why? I mean, c'mon a 6 mana 4/1 with a mediocre effect should be better than cheating in Eldrazis for free protected by counterspells and stuff?? In my opinion she's almost as good as: Jhoira of the Ghitu
  • Exchange Slimefoot, the Stowaway with Zaxara, the Exemplary, it should be very obvious why Zaxara is stronger. 1. Colors + Blue means you have all the blue good stuff (counterspells, draw etc) 2. He costs only one additional mana, has Deathtouch and can produce mana and as an additional positive side effect you can create some hydras 3. in these colors Zaxara is incredible easy to break, because you have everything you need, like draw, ramp, removal, recursion, tutor, counterspells, discard etc....

Or do you really think that the commanders I mentioned above are at the same power level as Oyobi, Who Split the Heavens?

kenvan19 on Mardu Death Triggers

1 day ago

I have to admit some bias right out of the gate because I love any deck that includes Judith, the Scourge Diva. Alongside Ajani, Jace, Ashiok, Chandra et al we have Judith. But she isn't just some ol' lady. She's a friggin scourge diva to boot! Sorry but I love her!

I didn't have the wild cards for Hero of Precinct One and a few other random cards so I made a few small changes but in doing so I decided to add Luminous Broodmoth. I started off strong dropping a Footlight Fiend turn one, turn two Cruel Celebrant, got out an early Teysa Karlov and good ol' Judy and then I dropped a Dreadhorde Butcher. Next turn I pulled Kaya's Wrath and with that opponent went from 20 to 0 before all the triggers resolved. Holy SHIT. The best part is that with LB up there added they all came right back so if for some reason it wasn't enough I still have a full board and on top of that they're all now fliers. Nice concept though man. So much more effective than I was expecting!!

Omniscience_is_life on Keeping track of the stack

2 days ago

TypicalTimmy I kNOw hOw the STack worKs, but it can be a little confusing when you sacrifice a Filigree Familiar to a Viscera Seer with Teysa Karlov and Ashes of the Abhorrent out, plus your opponent has an It That Betrays and has just Fact or Fiction'd in response for some reason... just wondering if you have any tricks for not forgetting or missing anything, just like Daveslab2022's dice trick (thanks, BTW, I'll keep my cards off my library now as well)

Phostration on The Slaughterhouse

4 days ago

Cruel Celebrant for the same mana as corpse knight does more especially when your focus seems to be to kill your things. Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose will turn any lifegain into damage as well which works well with Ajani's Welcome and Cruel Celebrant. Teysa Karlov is a must have in any deck focusing on triggers caused by creatures dying, although she is a little higher mana cost. Dark Prophecy will help you draw cards and play things faster since you would have a lot of mana from cryptgast.

darkr0nos on Athreos Shadowborn Apostle darkr0nos

1 week ago

### Athreos Shadowborn Apostle darkr0nos

Destroy your opponents with nice combos like Athreos, God of Passage + Edgewalker + Shadowborn Apostle and combine them with loads of infinite combos, that'll give you: 1. Infinite mana and one alternative win Strategy ( Ashnod's Altar, Pitiless Plunderer + Revel in Riches ) 2. Infinite creatures ( Xathrid Necromancer ), infinite creature removal 3. Infinite carddraw combos ( Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Reaper from the Abyss + Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ) 4. Infinite Health and Damage towards your Opponents with Blood Artist, Cruel Celebrant, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Falkenrath Noble, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Zulaport Cutthroat, Syr Konrad, the Grim 5. Infinitly big creatures with Cathars' Crusade, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled 6. Infinte Mill with Altar of Dementia and with Razaketh, the Foulblooded 7. (Infinite mana + Rune-Scarred Demon) you have infinte tutors. 8. If you want, you can have Infinite carddraw directly through the Harvester of Souls or Skullclamp. Remember that you can tutor all demons for one mana by sacrificing six Shadowborn Apostle. You can get theese really fast with Remembrance. Also you have enough ramp (apart from the infinte combos) through Dark Ritual, Orzhov Locket, Orzhov Signet, etc. If you want all that faster, just put in Teysa Karlov in, who doesn't only trigger all aristocracy abilities twice, but also boosts the Xathrid Necromancer. If one of your Opponents wants to pay your Athreos tax, you can return all of your Apostles with Immortal Servitude really cheap. Then I added some removal, some boardwipes to round it up a bit and yeah. Now you'll get tired of MTG, because you almost always win.

SilentPlague on Blood is Constant

2 weeks ago

This is very similar to a deck I just put together. Seeing you have Athreos, God of Passage,you can pair it well with cards such as Corpse Knight and Cruel Celebrant for a constant wheel of life gain and opponent life loss. Then use Pitiless Pontiff and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to keep cycling that wheel. Teysa Karlov helps quicken the pace of this as well, but you are wasting the second ability if you can't get a bunch of tokens. Only reason I don't use her.

SilentPlague on Evolving Magic

2 weeks ago

craigm104, I agree I need a way to get my creatures off the board more often with Athreos, God of Passage out. I keep a rule for myself to not put more than 2 legendary creatures into a deck. So I have added in Pitiless Pontiff to help with the self sacrifice. Nothing wrong with some indestructible and death touch. I did add Debt to the Deathless into the sideboard to use for multiplayer games. No reason not to. If I add Teysa Karlov, I think I would need to add Beckon Apparition, but I want to keep the deck down to as few spells as possible for now. Her other ability would make her really good though in this deck. I mainly want to see if mutate can be a decent substitute for spells. For it to really work, Wizards probably need to add some more 1 drops in future sets that utilize the ability. Thanks for the help.

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