This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series One-Two Punch

By Dodo Bird Commander writer Ryan Zeitz

dodo

 

 

 

 

Hey everyone, Rhyno here charging at you with another installment of “One-Two Punch”, series where I show you 3 powerful card pairs, one 2-color guild at a time.

These are NOT combos in the traditional sense that they instantly K.O. (cuz that’s below the belt). Instead, they’re the jab and the uppercut you need to get back in the fight when your opponents have you cornered.

Black-white is Orzhov…Let’s go!

boxing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move 1: Disciple of Griselbrand + Serra Avatar

First up for your playing pleasure is the life/death combination of Disciple of Griselbrand and Serra Avatar. Why mess around with Loxodon Warhammer when you can double your life in a single swoop?

This combo goes best in a black-white sacrifice deck alongside outlets like Ashnod’s Altar and Sadistic Hypnotist. Add a Dark Mikey to the mix (Mikaeus the Unhollowed) and you’re seriously in business–he’ll let you double your life total twice with Disciple/Avatar!

Move 1, black

 

Move 2: Triad of Fates + Ashen Rider

In this little dance, Ashen Rider’s fate is to be flickered out and in for maximum effect. Though it takes a few turns to pull off, Ashen Rider will soon give your opponents’ permanents their marching orders to the eternal abyss of exile.

Triad of Fates even makes a good commander where he’s blinking or exiling hard-hitters like Phyrexian Delver and Reveillark.

Move 2, black

 

Move 3: Souls of the Faultless + Gift of Immortality

We all know there are times where our life totals are dwindling low. At those times, an immortal health-boosting wall wards off additional attacks especially well. Like move 1, this nigh-indestructible duo can gain you a heap of life–and suck a heap from your opponent (just ask my friend Matt, who may have unwittingly attacked into this with a 60-power creature…)

Move 3, black

 

So there you have it! Three one-two punches you can try pulling on your friends in your black-white deck.

What are your favorite one-two punches in the land of Orzhov? Let me know in the comments section below.

Want more Dodo?
GAMEPLAYS!    •    ARTICLES!    •    TWEETERY!

Series Navigation<< One-Two Punch 2: DimirOne-Two Punch 4: Simic >>
  • Great point on Triad and Ashen Rider. I always thought of Triad of Fates as sort of a alternative group hug general, and the Rider is so aggressive I never thought to put them together.

    My Ghost Council of Orzhova deck uses the traditional sac ‘n recur cards to abuse Ashen Rider, Angel of Despair and the like, but using the Triad is a cool way of thinking about the card and it’s ETB effect.

  • This really is genuinely applicable aspect as greater around the weblog. Like raving about somewhere around.

  • It’s actually a great and useful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  • Idealna bohater literacki e-booka wolno calkiem bez trudnosci sobie przedstawic, zakladajac pewne pozadane cechy – niektore z nich zostaly aktualnie w jakims stopniu zrealizowane. Optymalne wybieg techniczne powinno ujednolicac nastepujace cechy

  • Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  • Howdy! I just wish to give a huge thumbs up for the nice info you’ve got here on this post. I might be coming back to your blog for extra soon.

  • Wilson was horrified. “At first, I thought they were actually advocating for people to throw plastic bottles into the ocean,” Wilson wrote in a 5 Gyres blog, partially entitled “#TheyJustDon’tGetIt.”

  • Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

  • Heya i am for the primary time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping to give one thing back and help others such as you helped me.