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.

BatterskullBlacklance ParagonCall the BloodlineCavalier of NightEradicator Valkyrie
Gravebreaker LamiaKalitas, Traitor of GhetLeyline ProwlerLiliana, Heretical HealerMurderous Rider
Nullpriest of OblivionShadowspearTaborax, Hope’s DemiseVito, Thorn of the Dusk RoseWhip of Erebos
Wurmcoil Engine

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

Ayara, First of LocthwainBlood ArtistBontu’s MonumentChevill, Bane of MonstersCourser of Kruphix
Deathgorge ScavengerDisciple of BolasElder GargarothFalkenrath NobleFiligree Familiar
Garruk, Apex PredatorGray Merchant of AsphodelIzoni, Thousand-EyedMire TritonMoldervine Reclamation
Noxious GearhulkSapling of ColfenorServant of TymaretSlimefoot, the StowawaySword of Light and Shadow
The Great HengeVraska, Golgari QueenZulaport Cutthroat

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

Marauding Blight-PriestDeathless Knight

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.

Farhaven ElfRavenous ChupacabraSarulf’s PackmateSarulf, Realm EaterElvish Visionary
Llanowar VisionaryBeast WhispererNissa, Vastwood SeerLiliana, Dreadhorde GeneralMigratory Greathorn
Dirge BatGemrazerMindleecherBoneyard LurkerAuspicious Starrix
Sawtusk DemolisherChittering HarvesterCavern Whisperer

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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