[EDH] Divine Aristocrats

by markxero on 09 July 2019

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Deck Description

Building around Teysa Karlov leads inevitably to an Aristocrats style deck, but for Commander it needs to do more than just sac Lingering Souls to Blood Artists. Rather than pure token generators, this deck uses creatures that create tokens when they die, all bolstered by Teysa's deatharmonicon effect, with plenty of recursion to bring them back to do it all over again. It also throws in Divine Visitation as an alternative win-con, creating a horde of angels to sweep into the red-zone.

How to Play

There are four main areas to this deck: Sac outlets, saccables, profit cards, and recursion.

Sac Outlets: Cartel Aristocrat, Vish Kal, Viscera Seer, Phyrexian Altar etc. Really only need one free sac outlet on the board, but there are multiple options for redundancy.

Sac Fodder: The Afterlife cards, plus a few others like Deathpact Angel, Xathrid Necromancer and Elenda. All generate tokens on their demise, which are doubled by Teysa. Predominantly humans so Angel of Glory's Rise can bring them all back. And B creatures preferred for extra tokens if Teysa 1.0 is on the board.

Profit: The cards that gain us the benefits from all those human sacrifices... Most of the Blood Artist variants (the principal win-con), plus cards like Martyr's Bond/Dictate of Erebos, Elenda, Requiem Angel etc. Elenda in particular can go crazy - quintuple your sacs!

Recursion: Sheoldred, Debtors' Knell, Obzedat's Aid, Unburial Rites. Athreos too, to a degree. Mainly these are just to get back any important pieces of the deck if they get destroyed, although Angel of Glory's Rise says "That was fun! Let's do it again..."

Deck Tags

  • Commander
  • Orzhov
  • Sacrifice
  • Token

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Not Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Not Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for [EDH] Divine Aristocrats

Sounds like a bit of a Magic Christmasland scenario, but this happened in one game last week:
3 player Commander game and I had Teysa, Elenda, Zulaport Cutthroat and a sac outlet out, then drew Seraph of the Scales...
- Sacced the Seraph to create 4 spirit tokens, Elenda got 2 counters (making her a 3/3). Each opponent took 2 and I gained 2.
- Sacced all 4 spirits. Elenda got 8 more counters (11/11). Each opponent now -10, me +10.
- Sacced Elenda for 22 vampire tokens! Each opponent now -12, me +12.
- Sacced all 22 vampires. Each opponent -56, me +56! All from one original sac. 'Twas glorious :D

Posted 09 July 2019 at 09:27