EDH Deck Time – Karlov and his Nightmarish Cat

After my Nethroi and Umori combo I started to think about other potential companions. [card]Lurrus of the Dream-Den[/card] seems like a very antithetical companion for EDH, so hypothetically what would one do with it?

There’s only two options for commander.

[draft]Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Karlov of the Ghost Council[/draft]

Although they do pretty much the same thing, I decided to go with the latter.

What do we need? Lifegain. That’s pretty much it. Now, this is not the most powerful deck ever and since Karlov is kind of scary to other players, you will probably be targeted and adding the limitations brought on by Lurrus, you are kind of soft to attacks, but here goes.

Many of the cards could be put into several categories below, but I’ve put them where they feel they will mostly be used. Manabase is a bit difficult to figure out, as I wouldn’t won’t to play this few lands, but you kind of have to, when you don’t really have much to use your mana on.

[deck]
[commander]
Karlov of the Ghost Council
[/commander]
[companion]
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
[/companion]
[lifegain]
1 Soul Warden
1 Soul’s Attendant
1 Soulmender
1 Suture Priest
1 Thrull Parasite
1 Tithe Drinker
1 Nyx-Fleece Ram
1 Tymaret, Chosen from Death
1 Vizkopa Guildmage
1 Zulaport Cutthroat
1 Ajani’s Sunstriker
1 Alseid of Life’s Bounty
1 Auriok Champion
1 Hidden Dragonslayer
1 Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
1 Blood Artist
1 Blacklance Paragon
1 Charming Prince
1 Corpse Knight
1 Daxos, Blessed by the Sun
1 Gifted Aetherborn
1 Healer’s Hawk
1 Lone Rider // It That Rides as One
1 Serra Ascendant
1 Shadowspear
[/lifegain]
[token makers]
1 Dreadhorde Invasion
1 Bitterblossom
1 Brood of Cockroaches
1 Call the Bloodline
1 Legion’s Landing // Adanto, the First Fort
1 Luminarch Ascension
[/token makers]
[card draw]
1 Dark Confidant
1 Asylum Visitor
1 Arguel’s Blood Fast // Temple of Aclazotz
1 Dawn of Hope
1 Mind Stone
1 Night’s Whisper
1 Pain Seer
1 Read the Bones
[/card draw]
[interaction and stax]
1 Anguished Unmaking
1 Ashes of the Abhorrent
1 Authority of the Consuls
1 Blessed Alliance
1 Blind Obedience
1 Drannith Magistrate
1 Despark
1 Dire Tactics
1 Dusk // Dawn
1 Erebos’s Intervention
1 Generous Gift
1 Giver of Runes
1 Go for the Throat
1 Kaya’s Guile
1 Lightning Greaves
1 Mortify
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Vindicate
1 Path to Exile
1 Teferi’s Protection
1 Mother of Runes
1 Swords to Plowshares
[/interaction and stax]
[wincons]
1 Knight of the Ebon Legion
1 Command the Dreadhorde
1 Cruel Celebrant
[/wincons]
[lands]
1 Castle Ardenvale
1 Castle Locthwain
1 Caves of Koilos
1 Command Tower
1 Concealed Courtyard
1 Fetid Heath
1 Godless Shrine
1 Isolated Chapel
1 Myriad Landscape
1 Silent Clearing
1 Tainted Field
1 Temple of Silence
1 Orzhov Basilica
11 Plains
11 Swamp
[/lands]
[/deck]

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