Vizkopa Guildmage

Vizkopa Guildmage

Creature — Human Wizard

: Target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.

: Whenever you gain life this turn, each opponent loses that much life.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Vizkopa Guildmage Discussion

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

9 hours ago

To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.

Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel  Flip.

As a side note, to go infinite with Sanguine Bond , Vizkopa Guildmage , or Vito, the card you need is actually Exquisite Blood which is unfortunately quite expensive.

libraryjoy on Black and White - please help!

10 hours ago

Vizkopa Guildmage goes infinite with Sanguine Bond . It's also really good with Extort. Underworld Coinsmith would also be insane in that build.

benbeldner on Black and White - please help!

10 hours ago

TheVectornaut regardless of what direction i go in, High Priest of Penance and Vizkopa Guildmage are two cards that I really like. Im leaning more in the direction of exile and destruction.. do you have more ideas on that?

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

11 hours ago

I'll go ahead and play devil's advocate here and suggest that orzhov humans is a great budget deck archetype that can be both aggressive and controlling at the same time. It also easily supports Grand Abolisher , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and even Starfield Mystic if you have a critical mass of Oblivion Ring s, Pacifism s, and such. Champion of the Parish is a key card of the deck, as is Thalia's Lieutenant . After that, it depends on what kind of gameplan you want to build around. My take on orzhov humans, Assassination Squadron makes use of tappers like Gideon's Lawkeeper and Minister of Impediments to combo and destroy creatures with assassins like Royal Assassin and Gideon Jura . With access to the legacy card pool and a bigger budget, King's Assassin and Deathbringer Liege could be on the table too. Tribal support like Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic , or Door of Destinies is nice, but it certainly isn't a requirement. (Fun fact: when I built this deck years ago, Lieutenant cost much more than the Door. Funny how things can change so drastically.)

Creating tokens tends to work well in this kind of deck because both human lords can buff and/or be buffed by them. Gather the Townsfolk and Thraben Doomsayer are the usual suspects, and I personally like Mentor of the Meek as a way to keep the hand topped off. If you want to go for a lifegain plan with Kambal at the helm, Vizkopa Guildmage is a budget Sanguine Bond on a stick. While certainly not budget, Serra Ascendant and Westvale Abbey  Flip can also work in such a build. Now that I think about it, a lot of soul sisters staples happen to be humans ( Auriok Champion , Martyr of Sands , Ranger of Eos , Soul's Attendant , Soul Warden , Speaker of the Heavens , etc.) Another idea is to focus on maximum destruction and exile. High Priest of Penance is a good way to make opponents think twice about their decisions in combat, and I've been having reasonable success with Mangara of Corondor as a sort of slow O-Ring that happens to trigger the lords. Humans are such a common tribe that there's no end to the number of directions you can steer them in if you really want to.

legendofa on Strixhaven spoiler season

3 days ago

DemonDragonJ Reducing confusion probably wasn't the only reason it was changed, but I'm sure it factored into the decision.

I could understand a creature version of Exquisite Blood , but I don't expect it to show up regularly. I count eight cards with a variant of the SB effect: Cliffhaven Vampire , Defiant Bloodlord , Dina, Soul Steeper , Epicure of Blood , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanguine Bond , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Vizkopa Guildmage . A new EB goes infinite with all of these, with incredible redundancy.

How would you stat a creature version out? What would you expect its mana value and P/T to be?

TheVectornaut on A sweet ass B/W deck

1 month ago

Hero of Precinct One and Tome of the Guildpact are some decent cards that care about multicolored without being so themselves. Orzhov picks could be Pillar of the Paruns , Beckon Apparition , Blood Baron of Vizkopa , Nightsky Mimic , Kaya's Guile , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Karlov of the Ghost Council , Resolute Rider , Seraph of the Scales , or Vizkopa Guildmage . I tried to pick card suggestions that fit in with either the multicolored or the lifegain plans. Popular inclusions in more tempo or aggro focused Mimic/Divinity builds include Castigate , Orzhov Charm , Mourning Thrull , Cartel Aristocrat , Sin Collector , and Gift of Orzhova . Combine the two and you might get some value out of a shell of Ajani's Pridemate , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Light of Promise , Wall of Limbs , and Archangel of Thune .

Anyway, now that I've probably named every black and white card ever printed, do let me know if you have questions. Good luck!

legendofa on IS Marauding-blight-priest and Exquisite-Blood an …

1 month ago

Yup, that's absolutely a loop. Exquisite Blood also works with Sanguine Bond , Vizkopa Guildmage , and anything else with a "opponent loses life" effect on a "whenever you gain life" trigger.

More complex stuff: Assuming no outside influence, like Disallow , the loop ends when state-based actions are checked and target/each opponent (depending on the effect) has 0 or less life. That player then loses. In a multiplayer game, you can switch a targeted effect to a different opponent when it triggers to drain everybody to 0.

Basically, if you get this combo out and you gain life or an opponent loses life, all of your opponents drop to 0 life and you win.

VayraTheGatherer on Orzhov

2 months ago

Remove options: - Twilight Drover (slow) - Treasury Thrull - Tithe Drinker - Thrull parasite - Marauding Blight-Priest (maybe) - Archon of Redemption (too expensive, we need the effect early) - Engineered Plague (too situational) - Glorious Anthem (maybe) - Ethereal Absolution (maybe) - Pillar of the Sleepless (rather weak) - Prison Term (maybe) Replace with stronger removals/definitive exile/instant speed - Primeval's Glorious Rebirth (how often will we benefit?) - Breath of Life (replace with faster/stronger recursion)

Adds: - Any lifegain on creature ETB effect Ajani's Welcome style, or Blood Artist style (has variations) - Vizkopa Guildmage - Sun Titan or a Bishop of Rebirth or Reveillark for recursion? - Faith's Reward or Brought Back are ways to respond to wipe - Tutors for, perhaps, Ayli and Vito. Thalia's Lancers ?

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