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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Human Wizard
: Target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.
: Whenever you gain life this turn, each opponent loses that much life.
Calopaloca on What counts as Orzhov?
1 month ago
I have a Orzhov Guild Kit and wanted to build a viable deck around the Orzhov Syndicate.
At first I looked at what other people built and discovered that a lot of them don't even use any of the guild specific mechanics and cards. They were basically just white/black decks.
For me an Orzhov deck would be either using one of the guilds key mechanics or using cards that are clearly related to the guild like Teysa Karlov or Vizkopa Guildmage.
But maybe I am wrong or I am missing something.
What would you consider to be a Orzhov themed deck?
4 months ago
Macaronigrill5150 I would add something like Healing Hands but I have mana restrictions for my amount of mana needed for angel tokens which is greater than or equal to 5. Using my life to either make angel tokens, or to harm my opponent, works either way, depending upon which card I draw that gives me my choice to heal the opponent, or myself to the detriment of the opponent. The best result I could get is to draw Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, or Sanguine Bond, and Vizkopa Guildmage as I will be dealing damage to them while healing myself, thus as well as generating tokens. But, if I have Tainted Remedy I will basically burn them to death with healing magic that is able to be transferred, like Heroes' Reunion and Rest for the Weary, and also using my Chaplain's Blessing and Scroll of Avacyn to make angel tokens since I cannot heal myself and hurt them with it at the same time, but rather heal the opponent which harms them, and do my own thing.
king-saproling on CARD DRAW EQUALS PAIN
4 months ago
Spark Double, Sakashima the Impostor, Sakashima of a Thousand Faces, and Irenicus's Vile Duplication can copy Queza so you can double the pain.
Here are some other cards you might consider: Well of Lost Dreams, Skirge Familiar, Dawn of Hope, Marauding Blight-Priest, Cliffhaven Vampire, Epicure of Blood, Vizkopa Guildmage
Also heads up that Hullbreacher is banned but maybe your playgroup is cool with it.
multimedia on Liesa, Liesa, they so flying...
9 months ago
Hey, if you want to stop No Mercy then consider Cathar Commando? It's a budget creature so it can be reanimated or recurred with Liesa, Forgotten Archangel as well as other ways which I will mention in my next comment :)
If your getting Jumpstart packs there's several cards to look for other than Exquisite Blood:
- Witch of the Moors
- Phyrexian Reclamation
- Sheoldred, Whispering One
- Blood Artist
- Selfless Savior
- Speaker of the Heavens
- Phyrexian Tower
- Drana, Liberator of Malakir
I believe in using my money getting singles to build my decks not on $5 packs, but if you enjoy cracking Jumpstart packs look for these cards. Selfless Savior and Blood Artist are uncommons, you might have these cards.
If you're interested in Exquisite Blood then maybe you want to make your deck more combo? I don't think Exquisite is worth $18 since with $18 you can make several upgrades not just one card. For $18 you can make close to 20 card upgrades. Even if you're playing casual having a combo to win the game is helpful. Just don't combo off right away, let the game build up, have fun and then boom.
- Vizkopa Guildmage
- Children of Korlis
- Bond of Agony
- Tainted Sigil
- Mischievous Poltergeist/Wall of Blood
- Revival / Revenge(Revenge)
There's no budget alternative card for Exquisite Blood, but you can mimic the outcome of what the Blood combo does with budget cards. By making yourself lose a lot of life and then gaining the life you lost right back.
Vizkopa Guildmage's ability is like Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose/Sanguine Bond except it's more powerful because it affects each opponent all at once not just one opponent. It however costs three mana to have the effect until end of turn. The combo is to cast a spell or activate an effect to lose a lot of life such as Bond of Agony where you can control how much life you lose which then makes each opponent lose that same amount of life. When you lose the life then sac either Children of Korlis or Tainted Sigil to gain all that life back. This then triggers Guildmage to make each opponent lose that same amount of life again, most likely killing each of your opponents for having 0 life and you win the game.
Children of Korlis is a good card for gaining life because it looks at all life you lose for the entire turn. You can gain a lot at one time after a big attack from opponent doing combat damage to you or a small amount, you choose. It's a one drop creature who can be reanimated or recurred to repeat this effect, great with Liesa, Forgotten Archangel. Outside the combo if you're paying a lot of life for draw such as with Greed then Children can help to gain that life back.
In my last comment I mentioned you can get quality from filler creature cards you play with Infantry Veteran as example of not quality. Children of Korlis and Selfless Savior are examples of quality budget one drops. Mischievous Poltergeist/Wall of Blood's ability can be paid as much as you want, each time losing 1 life, but it's not a good card outside the combo. I suggested it because it's a creature who can be easily reanimated or recurred which can be helpful to more easily combo or repeat the combo. If I was playing this combo I would play it for that reason.
I'll continue with more advice in another comment later.
RecReyna on Ageless Classic
10 months ago
thefiresoflurve you're right. I should give in. Do you have any fun stax pieces off the dome? I went ahead and switched out Teleportation Circle, it was a card i want to use but forced it on the list. As for Ajani's Mantra, I didn't even think about how my commander already does that haha thanks for taking off the blinders! Rhox Faithmender would help with Sanguine Bond and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose damage, but i was on the fence on the include cause is it worth it if it only synergizes with two cards? I'll probably make the swap for Vizkopa Guildmage.
thefiresoflurve on Ageless Classic
10 months ago
"I don't want to go to heavy into a stax strategy because I think it could be a fun killer."
Mate, you are playing Esper. We are meant to be the villain; embrace it. : )
Also, I would recommend dropping Ajani's Mantra. It takes a card and 2 mana to do what your commander does better for free.
Rhox Faithmender is also a little bit win-more, I think - if you're already gaining life, gaining twice that much life doesn't do that much more for you (unless of course you're playing against heavy creature-based aggro, then disregard this).
Teleportation Circle has exactly 5 cards in your deck it interacts with at all. I'd recommend probably replacing it.
Some possible replacements for the two could be: Vizkopa Guildmage, Anguished Unmaking, Generous Gift.
SufferFromEDHD on #SorryNotSorry
11 months ago
I really like the enchantment package. I'm looking at your 3 creatures and I think you can upgrade 2 into enchantments leaving Academy Rector to grab them all! Children of Korlis becomes Exquisite Blood and Vizkopa Guildmage becomes Sanguine Bond.
Void Snare, Vindicate and/or Vanishing Verse worth a spot?
Also, I like Absorb in Oloro simply because it feeds the trigger. Might be too slow considering how aggressive your counter package is. Maybe An Offer You Can't Refuse?
calvo099 on Can i drain my life …
11 months ago
My idea of a bizarre modern deck is a bunch of creatures like Wall of Blood that you can drain your life a lot, and gain it back with, for example, Children of Korlis and play with your life basically with Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose or Vizkopa Guildmage and cards like that, and i found Carrion Howler and was asking myself if i can activate its abillity, and before it resolves, acivate it again and again and again, so the creature will die but i will drain my life to whatever number i want to, but i'm not sure if i'm correct.
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