obzedat, ghost council

  • #1
    1wwbb
    when obzedat enters the battlefield target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2
    at the beginning of your end step you may exile it. if you do return it to the battlefield at your next upkeep. if you do it gains haste
    5/5

    right into esper control
    seems amazing thoughts?
  • #2
    Its amazing, more difficult to deal with the the original Ghost Council, better body and bigger life drain for an extra 1, absolutley absurd.
  • #3
    This will be one of the better 5-drops in standard. Really, it's an amazing card. When you compare it to the Mythic Angel released, well it's just laughable.
    Currently Playing ~ RWG Naya Control GWR


    Disclaimer: Unless I state otherwise, I'm referring to standard.
  • #4
    will see play in standard. i prefer my sweet Teysa for edh but strong card
    BW Official Teysa Karlov, Grand Envoy of Orzhov Primer BW


    (U/B)LEDless Dredge(W/B)

    (B/W)Teysa EDH(B/W)
    Karn EDH





    Quote from AlMoStLeGeNdArY
    Lol @ that tier list.

    LOL @ that spam.



    Quote from ilovesaprolings
    first NPH: neil patrick harris/new phyrexia
    then from the vault legen... wait for it... dary
    then the vampire land of stinson and garruk suited up in innistrad
    and now challenge accepted!
    next one will be true story or haaaaaaaave you met ted?
  • #5
    I planned on going Orzhov anyways and this guy just sealed it. Most likely unstoppable in limited and pretty friggin' good in standard. So strong.
  • #6
    Another 40 dollar card in Standard. Yay.
    Quote from The Big Dunks

    It turns out that the melting ice caps aren't the cause of the rising ocean levels, it's OP's river of tears.


    I support the closure of the Gutter.
  • #7
    if gavin didnt hype it so much it would be 10 less
  • #8
    what kind of deck? esper spirits?
    Who cares if its good in EDH or Limited? 95% of cards are.

    Drinking game idea: when someone blindly agrees on blogatog no matter how erroneous or short-sighted maro's reply is
  • #9
    good idea but control
  • #10
    I'm going to use this card in a BWG midrange creature deck running Restoration Angel, Thragtusk, Lingering Souls, Champion of Lambholt, and cheap Evolve creatures(Experiment One will make it). Obzedat would be amazing there. Every turn he drains for 2, pumps Champion, and pumps all your evolve creatures below 5/5. Even better, he beats that deck's biggest issue, which is board sweepers. Supreme Verdict can't touch this guy, if an opponent plays it, he comes right back with a drain for 2 and an attack for 5.
  • #11
    One interesting Interaction actually plays with the manipulative nature of the Orzhov. The legendary status doesn't matter for other players, the Obzediat will work for both of you on different turns.
  • #12
    This goes in every Orzzy deck. Like, not even close. Probably one of the best standard cards in the set. If others have simular vanishing effects, watch of for Orzzy evolve.
    Quote from glurman
    Quote from Lotus Cobra
    Could someone help me create a sideboard for the current meta?


    -1 Merfolk deck
    +1 Almost literally anything else

    Sorry if that isn't quite what you're looking for, but it's way more helpful strategically.



    Level 1 Judge

    Currently Playing:
    W Death and Taxes
    BGR ScapeWish Nic Fit
    BGR Punishing Nic Fit
  • #13
    Quote from drewdagreek
    One interesting Interaction actually plays with the manipulative nature of the Orzhov. The legendary status doesn't matter for other players, the Obzediat will work for both of you on different turns.


    The 2nd person would have to not exile or have an answer to the opposing one if they don't want to lose the race. Otherwise it's take 7, they gain 2, they take 7, you gain 2, and you're dead in a few turns.
    [FONT=Arial][SIZE=1][COLOR=Black][B][SIZE=2]Standard:[/SIZE][/B][SIZE=1] [/SIZE] [SIZE=1][SIZE=1]Bident Layers B Devotion RG Devotion UW Control [/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=1] [/SIZE][/FONT][B][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Modern:[/SIZE][/FONT][/B][FONT=Arial][SIZE=1] Jund UW [SIZE=1]Control [SIZE=1]Combo Pod [/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][SIZE=1][FONT=Arial][SIZE=1] [SIZE=1] [/SIZE] [B][SIZE=2]Legacy:[/SIZE][/B][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=1]Dea[SIZE=1]thBlade [SIZE=1]RUG Delver[SIZE=1] [SIZE=1][SIZE=1]BUG Control [/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE] [FONT=Fixedsys][SIZE=1] [/SIZE][/FONT]

    BBCode Render failed due to reaching MaxNestingDepth(5) for Tag: size

  • #14
    I know this is not the spot for this sorry but this card looks like awsome edh general. Cheap to cast hits hard and does nasty tricks
  • #15
    Quote from jeffdoll369
    I know this is not the spot for this sorry but this card looks like awsome edh general. Cheap to cast hits hard and does nasty tricks


    id like him more as an EDH general if he sapped from every player Tongue im gonna stick with Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter
    Who cares if its good in EDH or Limited? 95% of cards are.

    Drinking game idea: when someone blindly agrees on blogatog no matter how erroneous or short-sighted maro's reply is
  • #16
    I don't think this card is as good as most of you guys are making it out to be. It's good at attacking, but for it to defend it'll only get its trigger off once. It's certainly no Thragtusk.
    A Think Twice in hand is worth two in the grave.

    You can find me on MTGO. My username is gereffi.
  • #17
    Your right. It's only a 5/5 beater that drains 2 every turn, including the turn its cast...
    Quote from glurman
    Quote from Lotus Cobra
    Could someone help me create a sideboard for the current meta?


    -1 Merfolk deck
    +1 Almost literally anything else

    Sorry if that isn't quite what you're looking for, but it's way more helpful strategically.



    Level 1 Judge

    Currently Playing:
    W Death and Taxes
    BGR ScapeWish Nic Fit
    BGR Punishing Nic Fit
  • #18
    Quote from gereffi
    I don't think this card is as good as most of you guys are making it out to be. It's good at attacking, but for it to defend it'll only get its trigger off once. It's certainly no Thragtusk.


    No ****? Neither is Angel of Serenity, or Geralf's Messenger, or Falkenrath Aristocrat. Yet, all three of those creatures see standard play. You're comparing apples to oranges here--I'm not saying you're necessarily wrong, but a comparison to Thragtusk is ignorant and unknowledgeable.

    "Each reality is but the dream of another, and each sleeper a god unknowing."

    WBBorn and baptized in the Church of OrzhovWB
  • #19
    - When you play Ghost Council and Drogskol Captain in your deck, you can give your Ghost Council hexproof. Maybe Spirit decks are back.
  • #20
    Quote from gereffi
    I don't think this card is as good as most of you guys are making it out to be. It's good at attacking, but for it to defend it'll only get its trigger off once. It's certainly no Thragtusk.


    Sure, Thragy and this guy are both mid-range, but Thrag only has three toughness. That's very relevant in combat. The council will survive most combats, whereas Thragtusk will generally trade.

    Honestly, it doesn't need to defend if it's in a control shell. Supreme Verdict the turn prior, then drop this guy. That'll generally be game, outside of the occasional Selesnya Charm.

    Hell, I can see this being the top end of an aggro/mid-range build that'll often be endgame. This guy offers up a lot of options.
  • #21
    Quote from gereffi
    I don't think this card is as good as most of you guys are making it out to be. It's good at attacking, but for it to defend it'll only get its trigger off once. It's certainly no Thragtusk.


    Why would I need him to defend? Orzhov is famous for stubborn defenders, lock down, and life drain. Hit me if ya can, and if you do manage to Im going to heal while hurting you. Hes certainly no demi god, but he sure is annoying.

    There is buried treasure everywhere...in a graveyard. Golgari
    Quote from Pseudofate
    Shut down the rumor mill. This man has everything under control.
  • #22
    This is my favorite card spoiled so far. It dodges all sorcery speed removal, along with Ultimate Price. Basically the only thing that's going to get it is a Selesyna Charm. INB4 you say Victim of the Night or Tragic Slip, I'm talking about removal spells that actually see heavy play in standard, and this guy dodges almost all of them. He's going to be sick in Junk Midrange, assuming that they'll be able to reliably cast him, but with all the shocks out that shouldn't be a problem.
  • #23
    Quote from Valyon


    No ****? Neither is Angel of Serenity, or Geralf's Messenger, or Falkenrath Aristocrat. Yet, all three of those creatures see standard play. You're comparing apples to oranges here--I'm not saying you're necessarily wrong, but a comparison to Thragtusk is ignorant and unknowledgeable.


    I don't think it is apples to oranges. Both Ghost Council and Thragtusk are 5-drops, both have a little bit of life gain, and both are best used to stabilize against aggro decks. If you need to block, Thragtusk is better because it won't just die to sorcery speed removal. If you need to attack, Ghost Council is a little bit better, but once you're attacking with Thragtusk it's all pretty irrelevant.

    So I know, Thragtusk is green and Ghost Council is black and white. So I guess if you're playing Esper or BWR midrange and you need some top answers, it'll work.
    A Think Twice in hand is worth two in the grave.

    You can find me on MTGO. My username is gereffi.
  • #24
    In the daily mtg article, he wrotes :
    D├ętention sphere ? Negatory

    I can t understand why ? You can exile Ozbedat from exile ?
  • #25
    Quote from gereffi
    I don't think this card is as good as most of you guys are making it out to be. It's good at attacking, but for it to defend it'll only get its trigger off once. It's certainly no Thragtusk.


    It's better at attacking and racing than Thrag. Thrag is better at defending, but we shouldn't want cards that are simply better Thragtusks. Thragtusk does actually answer this guy fairly well, though, trading 3 for 2.
    Last edited by AtheistGod: 1/1/2013 1:30:59 AM
    Dimir
  • To post a comment, please or register a new account.
Posts Quoted:
Reply
Clear All Quotes