For these, we run: All of these creatures give us some benefit when they die, and all of their abilities will trigger twice when Teysa is on the board. I've never lost a game when I've gotten Elenda to 10+ power. I'd mull this hand. Hopefully, we still have Teysa in play or enough mana to recast her if she's died once or twice. This hand is good and bad. Therefore, cards that cost life like Ancient Tomb or even Necropotence are pretty insignificant. to the battlefield, along with another suitable creature if it applies. Some cards can count as multiple combo pieces, like Pawn of Ulamog as a token maker and mana maker. Currently, Teysa is the only card in all of magic that allows you to double death triggers, so it makes the deck quite unique. If you wish to build her as a cEDH deck, I say go for it, but you won't find much in this primer except for inspiration. Most importantly, it's not the type of gameplay I want for this deck. Hangarback Walker and recruiter's body give us a good board pressence to use with our engine later, and to top it off, it has Bolas' Citadel to draw us cards later. There are many common cards that hit our graveyard, so I'll go over the greatest offenders in order of impact: Rest in Peace, Leyline of the Void, Anafenza, the Foremost: These cards render our deck completely null by constantly gate-keeping our graveyard. Death and Taxes July 20, 2020, Minor Updates — April 13, 2020, Theros Beyond Death + Primer Updates — In addition to these, many of the cards in the maybeboard are cheap and may be good replacements as well. Token Maker + Requiem Angel + Your Dying Creature: The angel triggers on any non-spirit creature, so she goes well with any other token maker. Reveillark Karmic Guide Reveillark , He grew up in the commune-laden wilds of Northern California in the 70s and his Guild Quiz result was Selesnya. This deck and primer is meant to serve as a guideline for a 75% deck meaning it is not competitive. (100 cards, 85 distinct) - Scrubland, Cabal Coffers, Teferi's Protection, Bitterblossom, Ancient Tomb, Marsh Flats, Land Tax Being a two-color deck, we're pretty lenient toward our manabase, but be sure to play more basic swamps than plains for cards like Cabal Coffers, Tainted Field, and Crypt Ghast if playing them. However, Darkest Hour does really nothing on its own, and since it only combos with one card in the deck, I've chosen to omit it. I'm not going to go over obvious hands. Karmic Guide Each loop loses you 2 life, but this is negligible since Kokusho, the Evening Star is searchable. Land (36) Planeswalker (1) Enchantment (9) Artifact (9) Sorcery (6) Instant (6) Creature (32) View As commander As card Average deck. Kokusho, the Evening Star + Teysa + Phyrexian Reclamation or Victimize: Teysa plus recursion takes Kokusho from a big life swing into a win-con. This is a very powerful effect that can win games with a sac outlet and Blood Artist and friends in play. Our main goal is to assemble what we'll call a "Blood Artist" combo. She can stack a lot with Teysa in this case. It has insane synergy with recursion effects to keep a stax lock on someone, and I highly recommend it in terms of power level. Lurrus of the Dream Den is a broken card, so broken in fact that it was nearly immediately banned in vintage and other legacy formats. I recommend playing at least 20 of them. The only way for them to prevent this combo once you have it assembled is either through graveyard hate or a counter on one of the pieces while you're assembling it. Brought Back replaces Dread Return, as I feel it is a more versatile card that can be used to great effect on either our turn or an opponent's. Assuming you have Viscera Seer Ramp is good early in general, but especially in this deck. One sacrifice with It even allows for some Razaketh, the Foulblooded chaining that I get into in the combo section. This deck is on a semi-budget, so you will notice that the land base isn't optimal, and I'm missing some powerful artifacts and tutors such as Requiem Angel: The angel is special since she triggers off our other token-creatures. This also means that if you control Teysa and cast a second one, an ability that triggers when it dies due to the “legend rule” triggers three times. UberChewy. If you don't like or don't know how to deal with complicated board-states or multiple triggered abilities on the stack, this deck might not be for you. Since I don't like playing heavy stax effects like this, I decided to omit it, but if it finds a place in your deck, it will do work. Personally, these are my favorite colors thematically and aesthetically, so this is a huge pro for me. Themes Aristocrats Lifegain Tokens Sacrifice Spirit … and hour don't combo with each other alone because the white spirits are made mono black from hour. We can also be quite slow and durdley early which aggro takes advantage of. The Commander's Quarters youtube channel made a great video about how to build Teysa Karlov on a budget of $25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al2VxWNSwI8&. I don't play them cause I opt for a more casual experience, but if my meta was super ramp-heavy, I'd consider them more. Keep in mind, the deck's price at the time of the video's making is $25. We would love to hear what you thought about this video! However, this doesn't mean they aren't good, and especially Academy Rector is definitely playable with enough good enchantments. Plains, Swamp, Orzhov Guildgate, other taplands, or slower fetches like Evolving Wilds can sub for our expensive fetchlands such as Verdant Catacombs or our dual land Scrubland. Best analysis of the current Standard BO1 meta. 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