Adanto Vanguard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Adanto Vanguard

Creature — Vampire Soldier

As long as Adanto Vanguard is attacking, it gets +2/+0. Pay 4 life: Adanto Vanguard gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Adanto Vanguard Discussion

SP3CTR3_chelts on Hello I need a viable ...

2 weeks ago

I quite enjoy my WB vampires deck nothing particularly out there as there is many decks like it Bloodsuckers (updated it from private today). I find this deck can be very effective especially against other aggro decks it is a little slower but has alot of lifegain and also lots of card draw. This allows you to survive and outlast aggro decks and hopefully rush lategame. I have been tring out walk the plank rather than varaska's contempt a bit more due to Ghalta and Shalai (I hat Shalai) and how efficient walk the plank can be.

I find occasionally it can be unreliable as the 4 mana slot is so vital (being stuck on 3 mana can kill you). My version runs quite a few lord effects due to goblin chain whirler I normally side deck some out if they are not playing mono red (that is due to my meta them being so popular). you can make a budget version of the deck and also a rotation proof version.

rotation proof:

Concealed Courtyard out for basics

Fatal Push out for Cast Down (or maybe Walk the Plank)

Gifted Aetherborn out for Dusk Legion Zealot or Adanto Vanguard

Metallic Mimic out for Dusk Legion Zealot (unless you need the lords for chainwhirler)

budget version

make above changes but also swap Vraska's Contempt for Walk the Plank or Never//Return #

I hope this helps I would recommend it as it can be competitive and fun.

Other standard decks I would recommend if you are interested please ask:

Mono Blue standard storm STORM (ish)

(Aetherflux Reservoir :) very fun and is turning out to be quite potent) Rakdos Burn

(Guttersnipe, Shock, Flame of Keld ect.

you probably now know what the deck does already)

Poaralion on i wanna succ ur blud

1 month ago

Hey, deck seems pretty good and easy to play, I like it. You spam the board with vampire, swing and win !

Adding some instant speed stuff could be intersting, to blow the op on a fight. Vampire's Zeal is one of them, but I don't know how to fit it in.

Yahenni, Undying Partisan is a good vampire that could be nice in your deck. Adding a 2nd Gonti, Lord of Luxury could be a nice addition too. You could go down one Adanto Vanguard, one Sanctum Seeker and one Skymarcher Aspirant in order to add them maybe ?

Your sideboard seems nice, you have pick good card to deal with many situations.

The only problem here is that if you don't kill your op quick enough and he launch a wrath effect to destroy your board, you're in really bad shape. I would recommand to add some way to refill your hand and a protection effect like Sheltering Light, what do you think ?

Thebiggalactus on M19-Return of the Monument? Mono White

1 month ago

Your gonna want to run a lot more 2 drops then 3 drops. Militia Bugler and Benalish Marshal are keepers. I would take out the vampires in this deck besides Adanto Vanguard. The others don't do nearly enough by themselves and aren't supercharged by Oketra's Monument either. I would add more Benalish Marshal, Remorseful Cleric,Pride of Conquerors, and finally Anointer Priest. Ill explain. Benalish Marshal is going to be needed to pump your creatures up, it will basically be your main way to do that. Remorseful Cleric is a great 2 drop, and a broken 1 drop that deals with annoying graveyard strategies or is at the least a 2 power flyer. Pride of Conquerors is an amazing cheap pump spell that gets the job done, and gets better the more creatures you have.Finally Anointer Priest is amazing in any token decks in standard. Padding your life total in standard now is mindbogglingly good, cause every deck is stupid aggressive or drops down threats that are incredibly annoying. Would this deck be top tier? Probably not, but against any non red deck it has a good chance to win.

SoulsSlayerKnight on

1 month ago

Thanks Rekram, I also 2nd that Adanto Vanguard and Champion of Dusk for their useful abilities, like gaining life and use it for adanto for the indestructable part and Dusk's card draw both being great abilities to help speed it up.

Rekram on

1 month ago

Like the deck. Reminds me of my Black & White token deck. SoulsSlayerKnight said pretty much everyhing that I would advise you. Maybe some Shefet Dunes would be nice and Field of Ruin is always nice to have. Champion of Dusk is an awesome card to draw a lot of cards later in the game and Adanto Vanguard is a very good card that would be vampiric aswell. All in all a nice deck!

SoulsSlayerKnight on Ixalan Vampires

2 months ago

Love vampire decks here, I read your also trying to go the Lifelink route which in my opinion is just pretty fun and I remember it being very effective in various situations that causes a large loss of life. Here's something I'd definitely recommend and have to question a bit, what do you prefer, Lifelink, tokens with Lifelink, or both? If both I'd recommend getting Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle up to 3 or 4x depending on your strategy but his ability to create lifelink tokens adds up pretty quickly especially if your able to attack more with creatures like Adanto Vanguard with a way of boosting damages or first strike to win against enemy creatures. In that case out of everything, if you can try getting a Radiant Destiny or more then I'll guarantee you that power from those tokens with lifelink created will rise pretty quickly and gain you not only lots of life, but good defense on the side as well. Only downside to doing so is cards that destroy those higher powered creatures, but when there's a bunch then sacrificing one or so won't be a big deal. Hope some of this helps a bit or something anyway, thanks for your time :)

liljramos88 on Ixalan Vampires

2 months ago

I also run Vampire deck some cards that I will consider will be 3 Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle which can create linflink tokens. I will also run a full play set of Skymarcher Aspirant. I know that you like the card Squire's Devotion but its a bit costly I will run Cartouche of Solidarity. First strike on Adanto Vanguard is pretty brutal. I will also run Dusk as most your creatures have two power or less. so you can easily nuke the field and get back what you need.

ergotoxin on Need help: Ixalan Vampires

2 months ago

Hi, I've been a casual MTG player for a long time but only recently entered organized play. Now I'm working on a budget Standard Vampires deck for FNM and am looking for feedback.

Link to the deck: Ixalan Vampires

The deck is centered mainly around Legion Lieutenant and Adanto Vanguard with Squire's Devotion. I'm not so sure about the other creatures and spells though. Any tips are welcome!

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