I hate not being able to attack my opponent if it means my cards are going to die or they have a lot of Stax cards. With a deck like this, I can chill on my side of the battlefield and gain life and watch them lose life while getting ready to swing for lethal! This deck shines in a commander game with more than one opponent, but unfortunately can make you a big target.
I just recently started playing with my first set being Modern Horizons 2 and was introduced to Solitude and Cabal Coffers in my first 2 packs which began my love for Orzhov. When looking for a commander, I wanted something that was noob-friendly but also had the potential to be a huge threat early game. Thus, I was introduced to Karlov of the Ghost Council and the power of Lifegain. If Karlov of the Ghost Council is not dealt with early he can become a huge threat especially with his ability to exile a target creature for six +1/+1 counters.
Infinite Combos

There are a few more combos I could use with exquisite blood, but if infinite combos are your thing then feel free to swap in any of Vizkopa Guildmage, Cliffhaven Vampire, Defiant Bloodlord, and Epicure of Blood in the deck.

Not every combo has to be infinite though. I made sure to put in some spicy combos to drastically change the tide of the battle in your favor.


While Orzhov is not the most powerful color combination for ramp, we are thankful for artifacts.

Artifact Ramp

  • Sol Ring
  • Pristine Talisman
  • Talisman of Hierarchy
  • Enchantment Ramp

  • Land Tax
  • Creature Ramp

  • Crypt Ghast
  • There are many more options to choose from as well. If you like a lot of ramp feel free to swap in some other cards. A few good ramp cards for Orzhov include Orzhov Signet, Knight of the White Orchid, Leaden Myr, Gold Myr, and Vesper Ghoul.

    Card draw is very important. Having more options than your opponents will determine if you win or lose a game.

    Card Draw

  • Sorin, Grim Nemesis
  • Bolas's Citadel
  • Well of Lost Dreams
  • Dawn of Hope
  • Alhammarret's Archive
  • Necropotence
  • Phyrexian Arena
  • Night's Whisper
  • Sign in Blood
  • Tutor

  • Enlightened Tutor
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Extra Turn

  • Temporal Extortion
  • This deck can be a lot of fun and create some interesting games. Feel free to change this deck to your style and leave any suggestions in the comments. Thank you for checking out my deck.


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