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Sorin, Lord of Innistrad
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So let's see:

+1: A 1/1 token.
-2: Half an anthem, in "can't get rid of me, nyah" form.
-6: Steal three creatures and planeswalkers? And get their ETB effects again? Or you can get your own ETB effects.

Between this and Thraben Doomsayer/Ravenous Demon/Village Cannibals, expect black/white tokens to be big for the rest of this Standard season. I only wish we had some wedge lands so I could use him more easily with Rakish Heir and Curse of Stalked Prey.
Posted By: bay_falconer (2/15/2012 2:03:09 PM)
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The First and second ability go so well together, and the third is basically the finisher.

use the first two to steadily pump up your lifelink army, and when you can't buff them up enough, BAM! take theirs and swing with 'em.

Just make sure you don't go too heavy on them, or else you might not have much choice on what to take.
Posted By: Pigfish99 (2/21/2012 6:18:55 PM)
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This card is much more versatile than people seem to think, his -6 ability can be used to steal opponent's permanents, sure but in a pinch you can also:

1. Remove -1/-1 counters from your own creatures, by destroying them and having them return to the battlefield.
2. Remove auras attached to your own creatures, under the same principle.
3. Repump any other planeswalkers under your control after using some of their abilities (example: Use old Lilliana Vess's -2 ability to tutor a card to the top of your library, then bring her back with 5 counters.
4. Trigger enters the battlefield effects from your own creatures advantageously (looking at you, Snapcaster Mage).

...just make sure you don't use the -6 ability to destroy a Phage, The Untouchable.
Posted By: tcollins (2/23/2012 11:19:19 PM)
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Sorin.

He's my +1.
Posted By: Xilinoc (3/7/2012 6:50:04 AM)
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I assume the effect of his emblems stacks, right? This dude can become pretty frightening... And his ultimate... oh dear, it's SCARY. Vampires already had the Vampire Haxmage - cough, I mean Vampire Hexmage to instantly kill planeswalkers, and now this guy takes it to a whole new level =D
Posted By: Arachnos (3/28/2012 8:31:48 PM)
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I like how emblems are now in packs. What was wizards thinking when they didn't print one for koth of the hammer??
Posted By: LunarAvenger (3/30/2012 3:05:20 PM)
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This is the only card with "destroy target planeswalker." 5/5 for that alone.
Posted By: adrian.malacoda (4/28/2012 10:43:53 AM)
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@Lordofliege I wish I had friends who are that dumb.
Posted By: luca_barelli (6/4/2012 2:07:24 PM)
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Just to clear it up how and why Sorin, Lord of Innistrad is both white and black is quiet simple. White encompasses "order, protection, light, law" -- while black encompasses "death, ambition, and darkness." Sorin, has elevated himself far beyond the traditional Vampire that hides in the shadows and feeds like a crack-baby. While away from Innistrad, he has setup a system of "order & protection" to keep in check which he knows best...the appetite to kill of his brothers/sisters. He is a life-sub stainer and values life on each plain (flavor text from Day of Judgement/Zendikar). While he inherently has his dark side of doing things...I believe in the arc he is forced to dive into this side of his personality to re-establish the order he had once instilled. Keep in mind this is Magic the Gathering; the lore is not always traditional. I guess the question than is if Sorin is capable to giving life as well as talking it away?
Posted By: K0rbl (6/9/2012 2:24:00 AM)
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I don't see why people hate this card in black white exaulted you will have enough blockers to defend him in addition to the ones he produces with his +1. and his emblem will help blockers get the edge over some attackers so you don't have to sac your exautled creatures to defend sorin and his ultimate is all you need to get rid of pesky green creatures with ridiculous high pow/def. throw a few murders and go for the the throats in the deck and you have a sure way to get sorin up to where he needs to be. throwing gideon in the mix would help a bit too.
Posted By: ChipsAhoyRoy (7/23/2012 12:21:36 PM)
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Posted By: Lord_of_phyrexia (7/22/2013 8:49:12 PM)
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re: Sorin's ability to create 1/1 black vampires with lifelink (Sorin's first ability at +1).

Who can receive the +1 Life from these lifelinks? Is it the player, or Sorin himself, or either?
Posted By: SephSayers (6/23/2013 5:13:41 AM)
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This card can be the most difficult plainswaker to deal with, his defensive measure is very powerful if you summon him early on, meanwhile, your giving your opponent health every time you attack (or attempt to) sorin, his low cost makes him very formidable.
Posted By: Xineombine (6/16/2013 5:56:23 PM)
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@DarthParallex

Lets make this work.
Experiment Kraj
Sorin
Mycosynth Lattice
March of the Machines
Zameck Guildmage
2x doubling season
Random other stuff

Step 1: Activate the first ability of Zamek
Step 2: Cast Sorin, he has a +1/+1 counter
Step 3: Use Sorin to bounce Kraj, and the random other stuff
Step 4: They return, Kraj is at 12 loyalty
Step 5: Kraj bounces Sorin and the random other stuff
Step 6: Sorin has 12 loyalty, bounce Kraj
Repeat! :D

And it is perfectly legal!

Edit: You don't need the Guildmage or the Kraj. If he is a creature, he can bounce himself.
Posted By: LordOfTheUniverseMCS (5/8/2013 5:12:21 PM)
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Ultimate Style Points:

Win a game of Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt by using Sorin's Ultimate to Destroy and Steal Tibalt, the Fiend-blooded, Hellrider, and whatever else Tibalt had on his board that was good.

Thus, you actually did the equivalent of activating a Tibalt Ultimate that also hits Planeswalkers. Against Tibalt.


For. The. Win. B|
Posted By: ParallaxtheRevan (3/20/2013 4:31:18 PM)
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"Do ya smell what Sorin is cookin'?"

I've had this guy rotating as my desktop wallpaper for over a year, and only now do I realize that he's giving the people's eyebrow. Kinda hard to tell when you're an albino vampire, though.
Posted By: Toquinha1977 (3/14/2013 8:47:50 AM)
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Sorin's home, and he is ***ed at whoever let it go to hell.
Posted By: WateryMind (3/10/2013 6:15:44 PM)
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Regarding the plan to get infinite ultimates from Sorin's ability: it can actually be done but some people here are overcomplicating it.

Part 1: Have Sorin out and have a continous effect making him a creature. (ie: march of the machines and mycosynth lattice)

Part 2: Have 2 copies of doubling season on the battlefield.

Part 3: Activate Sorin's ultimate, targetting himself and any other planeswalkers. (Sorin can target himself because it specifies other planeswalkers but not other creatures, naturally making him a valid target if he's a creature.) He then reenters the battlefield with 12 loyalty due to the doubling seasons. Because he left then reentered the battlefield he is considered a new permanent and can activate another loyalty ability, preferably his ulti repeating this process.

This allows for infinite ETB and infinite loyalty activations for any other planewalkers. INFINITY!
Posted By: Frenzy13 (3/9/2013 9:15:37 PM)
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Do you think hes playable with orzhov?
Posted By: paprdok (1/29/2013 10:49:55 AM)
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LOL i pulled him a couple weeks back i bought a dark ascension and m13 core set booster box. i got a garruk in the m13 and my dark ascension was horrible up until i pulled em. THANK YOU SORIN.
Posted By: x2FAR2CRYx (1/9/2013 3:55:54 PM)
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