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
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
1v1 Commander Legal

Vizkopa Guildmage occurrence in decks from the last year

Vizkopa Guildmage Discussion

niblhenne on Incorrect set number

1 day ago

Several cards come with incorrect set numbers when exporting, such as Squirrel Nest being listed as CNS 182 ( Wolfbriar Elemental ) and Vizkopa Guildmage being listed as IMA 48 ( Consecrated Sphinx )

Am I missing something? Or is the autofill for some cards just wrong? Squirrel Nest is set number 182 in Modern Horizons, if it helps for some reason

ellie-is on Can Reverse Lifegain Compete?

2 months ago

Yeah, that'd be a fun casual deck. I had a friend who ran something similar. A card he got a lot of use out of was Vizkopa Guildmage. I wouldn't run a deck like this outside of kitchen table Magic, though. Definitely not tournament viable.

charlesleninja on Kenrith the cycled King

2 months ago

The deck seems cool, I do not understand however the role of Heartstone and Biomancer's Familiar, as there is little creature with ativated abilities that will get discounts from this, in fact, the only 3 creatures getting use for this are Embodiment of Spring, Vizkopa Guildmage, and Kenrith, the Returned King, as cycling abilities will not be discounted, as the creature cards in your hand are not yet creatures.

I see you heavily go into the cycling abilities, cards like New Perspectives and Irencrag Pyromancer would greatly help you, one to turbo trhough your deck, the other to control the board a little.

DemonDragonJ on The True Queen Teysa.

4 months ago

Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts is my favorite version of Teysa, but she is nowhere near as popular as her other two incarnations, so I am very glad to see a deck with her as the general, so I shall definitely upvote this deck.

Given that gaining life is a major theme of this deck, have you considered cards such as Exquisite Blood, Defiant Bloodlord, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, or Vizkopa Guildmage? I am certain that they would all be great for this deck.

Tzefick on Ellen, the Generous

4 months ago

It's definitely an interesting cards, but I must say that the most recent iteration's second ability still seems too powerful for just 2 mana, even if it grants the opponent a card draw.

It's a legendary creature at 3 CMC that is Esper colors. Most people dislike the additional costs that Grand Arbiter Augustin IV entails. Granted that is to all players and is passive and not active. However it being an active may actually be an upside because then it can be manipulated to basically lock out a player. What's the risk in giving them card draw, if they cannot cast anything?

Althought most single-target kill spells are instant speed, so you're still just making that player increase their chances to find one to kill the Advisor... There's a bit give-and-take / risk-vs-reward.

However consider cards like Aura of Dominion, ( Crab Umbra ), Freed from the Real, Pemmin's Aura, and Vigean Graftmage can relatively easily untap it.

For 5 mana and giving that opponent 2 card draws and gaining yourself a bunch of life, you make everything they cast cost more... That's pretty brutal in terms of taxing. And it can be your Commander. Factor in that the opponent wont play many cards - at least at sorcery speed - and you will be gaining increasingly more life for each activation, in Esper colors that could easily turn that life gain into kill pressure through Sanguine Bond, Vizkopa Guildmage, or Aetherflux Reservoir.

Thinking about it, it's not actually all that powerful (compared to many other things in Magic), but it REALLY would suck to be on the receiving end, especially in a color that either has very few instant speed cards or nothing effective to use it on. Being locked out of the game is an even worse gameplay experience than being killed - at least IMO.

May I suggest an alternative that is more flexible?

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