Adanto Vanguard

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.)

Adanto Vanguard Discussion

NoirLamia777 on Vampire

1 week ago

I would definitely add 4x Knight of the Ebon Legion and 4x Adanto Vanguard . Those are two of the best cards vampires have to offer right now. I'd probably cut Epicure of Blood and Skymarch Bloodletter right away. Other suggestions would be to add another Sorin for the full set and a few more Champion of Dusks and a little less Sanctum Seekers. I'm running WB Vampires a lot on arena right now and that's worked for me.

lychees_landing on Meta Breaker

1 week ago

Hey there. I got to say, I really like your take on this tribe in standard. I tried to make it work back in the day when Rivals came out, was rather casual fun but still fun. ;) (Before that I used the vampire tribe shell with Crested Sunmare shenanigans. Great times.)

There are only a few things I'd like to point out I might do differently here. Probably things you already considered but nontheless here you go.

I very much like the idea of somehow draining the opponent out with Cruel Celebrant but adding it as a four-of seems kinda odd in a aggro deck to me. In this slot I personally would prefere the good ol' Adanto Vanguard . Yeah, I'm aware of the hate she is facing, but still. In a aggro build absolutely mandatory. ;)

Second thing I noticed is that I might play a mix of Icon of Ancestry and Radiant Destiny . Because former seems more like a lategame card and you surely don't want to end up there with an aggro build. HEHE. Maybe I'm just wrong here but maybe even Unbreakable Formation would be an option for this spot. (Or even Pride of Conquerors ?)

Besides that I might cut one plains for an additional Isolated Chapel .

I'm currently running a BW midrange build and there I really liked Oath of Kaya and Despark in the sideboard. Maybe they could be options for you as well.

I hope this was of some help to you. I'm seriously considering to go back to full scale vamps for this season. If only the playset of the new Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord wasn't like at least 50 bucks.

Have a good one.

Lotramus on Vampiric Crusade

2 weeks ago

I see the ramp now. The cluestones and outpost don't fit well in my opinion I'd replace them with something like Lingering Souls or remove them completely. I understand Darksteel Ingot .
I'd consider adding Path to Exile , something like Soul Snare (idk the good cards), Oblivion Ring , Darkness or Deafening Clarion instead of Rakdos Cluestone , Veinfire Borderpost , Gatekeeper of Malakir (hard to cast with 3 black) or Syphon Mind .
Good ones to add from your maybeboard could be Blood Artist , Adanto Vanguard instead of e.g. Falkenrath Marauders , Gatekeeper of Malakir .
I'd also replace the ETB tapped lands Urborg Volcano , etc. with basic lands, the tapped lands are slow.

Vlasiax on Who let the Vamps out? (Edgar-Commander)

1 month ago

Falkenrath Noble is actually worse because it hits only one player per trigger and relies too much on your opponents to play many creatures. Stat-wise it might be better because of added evasion in form of flying but I'd actually stick to the ground with Vindictive Vampire dealing 3-4 damage and healing me for 1.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is good but not here - it's place is in some more midrange decks rather than full on aggro. On the other hand Vampire Nocturnus has POTENTIAL to be amazing but... in 3-color deck it has too much % chance to whiff. I've actually counted and there are 41 black cards and it might not be enough to make it worth inclusion.

If I'd make it more similar to my Aggro/Aristocrats deck I'd swap:

  • Sorin, Solemn Visitor --> Vindictive Vampire - I see planeswalkers as sorcery spells because there's a very high chance that they'll be killed during the whole turn cycle. So this Sorin is for +1/+0 and lifelink OR 2/2 token... Is it worth 4 CMC? Unfortunately, I don't think so.
  • Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet --> Quag Vampires - low CMC aggro vampire that has potential to be unblockable with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and come with a few +1/+1 counters later in the game.
  • Adanto Vanguard --> Bloodthrone Vampire - white vampire for black one and I personally don't see this Vanguard as powerful, while with all those ping abilites on board we can easily machine gun opponents to death (or close enough to be taken down by buffed up vampire lady).
Also some ideas to consider: Springleaf Drum might be considered a ramp spell - tap token and this for a Birds of Paradise effect in non-green deck. For a more combo-oriented build or just pure value I'd maybe add Phyrexian Altar ? Besides combo with Oathsworn Vampire I've already told you about it can just enable Aristocrats effects or act as a ramp card, maybe for instant speed interaction?

Other than that I'm recently questioning the value of Stromkirk Noble since it's not card... What do you think about it?

bpalm11 on Boros Feather

1 month ago

Posted the deck 10 minutes ago, already thinking Dauntless Bodyguard is slow. Maybe replace for Ghitu Lavarunner ? Not the biggest fan of Adanto Vanguard either.

CharlesChinigan on Naya Tokens

2 months ago

I like the deck. I remember starting a brew on naya tokens a while ago, and I'm happy to see a list on it!

Just a quick Note. You might want a few Adanto Vanguard just as mini beaters or blockers before the tokens get made.

Also (This probably doesn't matter too much) there is a small non-bo with Emmara, Soul of the Accord and Ajani, the Greathearted .

Futuremonk on Paradise Bogles

2 months ago

Nice! I've been playing with a similar idea. Adanto Vanguard works pretty well as an honorary second bogle. I also recommend Knight of Grace for the sideboard. You can see my list here: Bogle Dorks.

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Adanto Vanguard occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.25%