Teysa, Orzhov Scion
Legendary Creature — Human Advisor
Sacrifice three white creatures: Exile target creature.
Whenever another black creature you control dies, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.
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Teysa, Orzhov Scion Discussion
1 week ago
Leo_LordOfThePit thank you for commenting.
I agree that Seasoned Pyromancer is too good to pass up without a budget restriction. The reason it's not here is because this is mostly a manabase upgrade from a budget deck I've been brewing. I'll eventually get around to making a true non-budget version.
A better version of this deck would probably feature Seasoned Pyromancer , Liliana of the Veil , Thoughtseize , Collective Brutality , Bloodghast making the +2 from Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip much better. The problem I foresee is the number of humans dwindling too much making Winota, Joiner of Forces worse. Depending on the creature package Xathrid Necromancer should also be switched out for Teysa, Orzhov Scion .
The reason for the Tocatli Honor Guard is because exiling effects are very effective against this deck and a lot of these effects are creature etb based so they should really be in the 75. They are in the mainboard as a metagame call, maybe a wrong call, but if those effects aren't prominent deffinetly switch them with Rip Apart and Vanishing Verse .
I would love to see your version of the deck and how it fares. Best of luck.
2 weeks 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 .
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.
1 month ago
Thank you, AkaAkuma. This deck is special to me, and I'm glad you like it.
Knight of Autumn would be on the list if it were on theme. Its pretty perfect for a more typical Tayam deck, which has gotten some spicy new cards since I built Tayam, but my theme requirement lead me down other paths. Dreadhorde Invasion was in my original pile of potential cards for the deck, but it never made the cut. I ended up favoring enchantment creatures over a once per turn token creator, simply because I wanted more immediate payoff.
Pairing Teysa, Orzhov Scion with Siona, Captain of the Pyleas initially happened because I wanted to trigger Siona with Screams from Within to get endless constellation triggers (I will eventually find a way to fit the card in, but I ended up not being able to find my copy of the card for a long tome and had the deck built before I found it). Thinking about other cards with black that might want white tokens lead me to Teysa.
I still need to make changes to add in some modern horizons 2 cards.
As for how it plays, if you don't find a combo early, it can sit back and defend fairly effectively, and this is when the deck is most enjoyable to play. I like having tools in my graveyard and counters to pay Tayam's cost, and then react to other players trying to do their thing, and I love being able to activate Tayam without telling anyone what I'm bringing back. Seeing the same pile of cards is a given, but no 2 games are the same.
1 month ago
Hey 1empyrean, I like the list! Thanks for the inspiration.
I play Tayam in the 98 with Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan at the helm. But Tayam is so synergistic in there that i want to put him into an own spotlight with a deck of his own deck. There are allot of building ideas for him, but i struggle with a focused direction. How does he play after a while? My concern is that every game becomes the same song and dance after a while.. recurring the same pieces over and over again.
On your build, I love that you included Teysa, Orzhov Scion . She was the first thing i thought of on Tayam, and even though i would fit her more in a token/aristocrats theme than enchantment.. How about adding Dreadhorde Invasion to the mix? Every turn you could remove 2 counters from a zombie army to make a spirit token on top of a 2/3 requirement for tayam's ability.
And a bit off theme, but i really like Knight of Autumn , and think shes a good inclusion here too. she can be a free Tayam requirement or removal spell on a stick.
1 month ago
Hey BransBranflakes, I like the list! Thanks for the inspiration.
But the further i read on Tayam, the more bland he becomes with the same infinite combos between Ashnod's Altar and various creatures you noted (and Weaponcraft Enthusiast ). What is your experience on the diversity of Tayam and people who play against it? Is it the same song and dance with this commander every game, or can you win on different matters?
The ability got me with so many ideas.. I mean its nothing like Karador! First I was thinking of going tokens with a sacrifice subtheme. I could use Teysa, Orzhov Scion that can also create white tokens from the black tokens that e.g. Dreadhorde Invasion or Ophiomancer create. It will be an endless loop!.. Or landfall, as Tayam can make some cool land recurring triggers using Evolution Sage , Felidar Retreat and many more landfall critters. He also makes a cool Abzan coloured Enchantress (recurring Animate Dead or Pernicious Deed while drawing cards from Setessan Champion and enchantresses alike and even a Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons subtheme sounds good, where Ammit Eternal , Devoted Druid and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician are great inclusions.
1 month ago
regarding alternative sacrifice outlets - Carrion Feeder , Viscera Seer and Dross Hopper are cheap, free sac outlets I’ve had success with in my Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest sacrifice decks. Having sac outlets you can reanimate has been incredibly useful.
2 months ago
Kamerot While I play the original Teysa (with this one in the 99), I agree with your comments on Divine Visitation and Martyr's Bond . The latter is always good, especially with Smothering Tithe and Pitiless Plunderer , and while DV is a great card and better in Teysa, Orzhov Scion than here, I moved it to my Ranar the Ever-Watchful deck where it will get more value.
2 months ago
Krav and Regna are great and this looks fun. I run some of these in my Teysa, Orzhov Scion deck and run Krav and Regna themselves in my list. Just curious if you've thought about using Exsanguinate , Torment of Hailfire , or Debt to the Deathless as they all synergize with the life gain theme and can close out games, particularly with Black Market or Smothering Tithe which you're running. You probably wouldn't want to run all of those in your list, but at least one of them as an alternate win con could be nice.