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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
1 week 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 :)
1 week 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.
1 week 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
2 weeks ago
Call to the Feast for chump blockers and captivating's ability. Adanto Vanguard instead of cutthroat. Sunbond is always fun on any life linker. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle for token production. Forerunner of the Legion to tutor up the perfect card. add a bit more plains instead of swamps to help the cards.
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3 weeks ago
If you go BW you should consider small evasive vampires, since they synergise extremly well with Legion's Landing Flip & Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle - i mean cards like Vampire Cutthroat, Shadow Alley Denizen - maaaaybe Skymarcher Aspirant...etc.
Not to mention that some white vampire are bonkers, Adanto Vanguard is OK if you have some way to gain life, and broken if you have Sword of Light and Shadow, not to mention that white has some great cards like Forerunner of the Legion & Martyr of Dusk
3 weeks ago
What Purple_Mage sorta said. It depends on what deck you want really. If you Want agro, might aswell just run mono white aggro which takes away from the Knight based Aspect. I love my tribal decks and I assume thats what you are going for. - Saying this again but FOUR Knight of Grace. It is a great 2 drop and curves very nicely into History of Benalia.
FOUR Benalish Marshal. If you are going for the Tribal OR Aggro Strat, Benalish marshal is so good to just pump up your creatures, as well as him being a knight itself.
Kwende, Pride of Femeref Depends on how you want the deck, he is worth 2-3 Spots if you are going Tribal with first strikers. If not, dont bother.
Sorry to say but.. Knight of New Benalia is kinda outclassed by other cards for your deck, Adanto Vanguard (even good in tribal) and Knight of Grace (first strike). It also dies to everything (even without combat damage), Shock, Goblin Chainwhirler, Fanatical Firebrand, Fungal Infection and Moment of Craving are all very common cards.
Dub... You seem to love that card, and thats ok. In limited (Prerelease/Draft) it is amazing. However in Standard, it is kind of lackluster. First of all, all your creatures are knights already (aside from Lyra Dawnbringer and Adanto Vanguard) which dont even need the History of Benalia Buff. Second of all, Enchantment removal is quite common, as well as removal and bounce spells which all make your 3 mana spent for nothing. Third - When your creature dies, the enchantment is destroyed, if you really want buffs to creatures, Forebear's Blade could be a good idea.
Removal is a good option, get rid of some of those silly combat tricks and run a few Seal Away and Baffling End, you needed a way to get rid of big creatures like Hazoret the Fervent. Settle the Wreckage is also very good.
3 weeks ago
I love a White Weenie Deck :). I get the knight synergy but you shouldn't just play EVERY knight you can just because it might synergise well. I agree a lot with Caylem01's initial ideas:
x4 Knight of Grace. First strike is important, is a powerhouse against any black deck.
x4 Adanto Vanguard. Always attacks as a 3/1 for two mana. Is resilient to removal which your deck needs to be.
x4 Dauntless Bodyguard. A great aggressive 1-drop that you want to play on turn one if you can, but still has late game usefulness.
x4 Shefet Dunes. Why aren't you playing this if you're mono-white?? It's a late game mana sink that allows you to pump your team.
Baird, Kwende, Dub and Radiant Destiny I don't agree with. All just a bit too slow for my liking. You want to get aggro and keep attacking and force them to block you.
I'd replace Radiant Destiny with Pride of Conquerors. Same +1/+1 effect for everything. Then if You have the city's blessing it's +2/+2 for big combat blow outs. Plus it's instant speed so is more tricky than Radiant Destiny.
I'd also replace Dub with Cartouche of Solidarity much lower mana-cost and more aggressive. Leaves behind a dude even if your enchanted guy is removed and counts as 2 permanents for the City's Blessing.
Unsure what to replace Baird or Kwende with off the top of my head but some suggestions could be: Angel of Invention, Oketra's Monument, more Lyra Dawnbringer or Legion's Landing and Skymarcher Aspirant if you start to care more about Ascend.
These are just a few ideas so feel free to use them or not :). But White Weenie for the win!! See my deck Knight Fever, Knight Fever for ideas :).
4 weeks ago
Just gonna throw out some interesting vampire potentials for the sake of discussion.
Vampire Cutthroat 1 mana, pseudo-evasion, lifelink
Adanto Vanguard 2 mana, attacks as a 3/1 with potential indestructible
Martyr of Dusk 2 mana, 2/1, leaves a vampire if it dies
Markov Blademaster 3 mana 1/1, double striking self pumper. (2 red cost is a downside)
Of the pack, I feel like adanto has the highest output for cost ratio and I'm actually a little surprised he's not in the list as he's a very aggressive 2 drop. Markov blademaster has the potential to get out of hand quick and really deliver some serious punches, but he can also flounder as well due to his baseline stats. Cutthroat is intriguing and a potential replacer for something like pulse tracker but probably not any other 1 drop. Martyr is kinda just a standard decent creature but it doesn't really help you in the face of a wipe when you lose everything but a 1/1 vampire.