EDH Deck Time – Valentin / Lisette

These cards are kind of weird. They are clearly meant to work together, but obviously, you can’t have each side available to you at the same time, so you need figure out how use both sides. I’m not going to do that. Basically, I’m making a horde deck, which tries to grow the creatures though black’s ability to gain life consistently. It is also possible that Valentin is itself a nice plan in certain contexts, where graveyards are well used.

First, while I’m open to making friendlier decks for EDH (and I practically always do), my Spike-y side won’t allow me to use any old lifegain cards. They need to be at least playable on their own. For example, I will not play creatures just because they have lifelink, but I will play good creatures, which just happen to also have lifelink.

[draft]Batterskull
Blacklance Paragon
Call the Bloodline
Cavalier of Night
Eradicator Valkyrie
Gravebreaker Lamia
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Leyline Prowler
Liliana, Heretical Healer
Murderous Rider
Nullpriest of Oblivion
Shadowspear
Taborax, Hope’s Demise
Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose
Whip of Erebos
Wurmcoil Engine[/draft]

Other ways of gaining life I’m willing to use:

[draft]Ayara, First of Locthwain
Blood Artist
Bontu’s Monument
Chevill, Bane of Monsters
Courser of Kruphix
Deathgorge Scavenger
Disciple of Bolas
Elder Gargaroth
Falkenrath Noble
Filigree Familiar
Garruk, Apex Predator
Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
Mire Triton
Moldervine Reclamation
Noxious Gearhulk
Sapling of Colfenor
Servant of Tymaret
Slimefoot, the Stowaway
Sword of Light and Shadow
The Great Henge
Vraska, Golgari Queen
Zulaport Cutthroat[/draft]

I’ll also put in some cards which like life gain.

[draft]Marauding Blight-Priest
Deathless Knight[/draft]

That’s 41 cards, which leaves room for 18 other cards. I do have some sources of card advantage, interaction and ramp in there, but not that much. Since Lisette has synergies with creatures, I should probably attempt to do these things with the help of creatures as much as possible.

[draft]Farhaven Elf
Ravenous Chupacabra
Sarulf’s Packmate
Sarulf, Realm Eater
Elvish Visionary
Llanowar Visionary
Beast Whisperer
Nissa, Vastwood Seer
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
Migratory Greathorn
Dirge Bat
Gemrazer
Mindleecher
Boneyard Lurker
Auspicious Starrix
Sawtusk Demolisher
Chittering Harvester
Cavern Whisperer[/draft]

Yes, I tend to throw in the Mutate-package a little bit too easily, but I also tend to find it fun.

Slap on 40 of your bestest lands and that’s it. You should probably cut some of the life gain, but I like it this way.

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