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Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Legendary Creature — Vampire Shaman
At the beginning of your upkeep, each player sacrifices a non-Vampire creature.
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Anowon, the Ruin Sage Discussion
1 month ago
So... As for the rest, in order: I ran Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic in my first draft. Automaton underpreformed, whereas Mimic was hit and miss. Markov only triggers on CASTING vampires, so I ended up dropping both of them for more vampires.
Eldrazi Monument and Akroma's Memorial are both great, but again, I wanted to cast vampires. They'll help you get further ahead, but having a vampire can help you catch up or rebuild. So, its a matter of taste. I wouldn't run too many of these artifact "lord" effects, Vanquisher's Banner only makes the cut because it draws me cards.
But DUUUUDE. I never even heard of Stoneforge Masterwork. Not sure what to cut for it either, at this point the deck is pretty tight, and there isn't room to cut another mana land. Still, that definitely IS in the ideal Markov build. I'll have to find room for it.
Malakir Bloodwitch is cool, but this also isn't the sort of token deck where you have 40+ tokens, it's the sort of deck where you have 5-8 vampires and they're all getting huge. Still, the protection from white is solid, and you'll gain a lot of life. I'd say run it over Soul Collector to taste.
Anowon, the Ruin Sage eats my +1/+1 lords and my goats. I don't like that, especially the lord part. He's cool, but I think he's more of a stax stack guy than a Vampire lord.
Gatekeeper of Malakir is cool, but he's situational. If opponents are relying on a single hexproof creature he's your guy, but other than that... Underwhelming IMO. At least, without other stax pieces.
Olivia, Mobilized for War very nearly made it, for having madness and providing haste. But there are only 3 non-vampires in the deck for her vampire making effect, and I only have a little splash of madness. Also, you can only discard as you cast, meaning instant speed madness shenanigans don't work with her. Stromkirk Condemned made way more sense as a madness enabler/lord. Still, she's a 3 drop vampire, and there are several creatures that she could be swapped out for in a deck with more reanimation/madness.
1 month ago
Mono-black IS good for vampires to be sure, but since Edgar Markov is a thing, going multicolor wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Anowon, the Ruin Sage is a strong commander to be sure, but Ed would give you more colors and more options.
Even Just splashing some red and going with Olivia Voldaren or Olivia, Mobilized for War wouldn't be a terrible idea, as it opens up the door for damage amp cards like Gratuitous Violence or Curse of Bloodletting, not mention plenty of vamps that put +1/+1's on themselves.
Splashing some white and going with Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter or Vona, Butcher of Magan would allow for some more life based cards like Campaign of Vengeance or Sorin, Solemn Visitor. Plus, if I recall correctly, B/W vamp cards have a lot token generation.
This may be a lot to take in at once and if it is, I'm sorry. Don't get me wrong, what you have here is really good as far as I can tell. Just be aware of your options if you weren't already.
1 month ago
Upvoted, cool deck :D
For my suggestions, I'd run more of the lords/tribal effects (vampires have a ton), and cut some of the more vanilla vampires. I'd search gatherer for any card containing the rule text "vampire" (and limiting to your colors).
Also, EDH is all about huge effects, and Stensia Innkeeper or Night Revelers are going to have a tough time keeping up. I like to imagine the worst case scenario, and see how the creature would do. For instance, your opponent has a Followed Footsteps on a Grave Titan. Something like Bloodline Keeper might stall a bit, but Falkenrath Reaver is just going to get overrun.
My friend has a vampire deck, and some effective bombs that I'd suggest are Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Malakir Bloodwitch, and Patron of the Vein.You could also run more solid, supporty cards like Rakish Heir, Stensia Masquerade, Stromkirk Captain, and Aphetto Dredging. Also, Basilisk Collar, Lightning Greaves, and Swiftfoot Boots are nice for your commander.
IMO, burn spells are generally not as good as the straight removal some of the other people suggested. My suggestions would be Sudden Death, Sudden Spoiling, and Urge to Feed, or, if you want a burn package to finish out opponents, Burn from Within, Fall of the Titans, Devil's Play, or Banefire (all of which have some sort of utility/reusability).
2 months ago
If you aren't using this deck for competitive stuff, use Anowon, the Ruin Sage and Coat of Arms, and replace Metallic Mimic with Adaptive Automaton, sadly they aren't legal in standard (but Time Vault and Platinum Angel are???)
2 months ago
Also als Land wrde ich durch nen Swamp noch Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth nehmen, falls du das Land hast.
Und Door of Destinies wrde ich bei nem Tribe auch immer noch mit rein nehmen.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Points 1, 2, and 4 can be done with just about any deck you want (see the lists on my profile for examples, and yes it can be done on a budget), so I would focus on getting a commander that satisfies the itch of your second point, of which I recommend Anowon, the Ruin Sage. If you are wanting to get value from Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, and Butcher of Malakir, then you should probably go vampire tribal. Play at least 10 cards from each of MagicalHacker - List of All Ramp Cards, MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Steady), and MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion Cards (choosing budget options, of course since you only have 70 dollars remaining from your 100 dollar budget), and you should be good.
That's the fastest, most consistent way to do what you want. If it's still not fast enough for your taste, I would say the problem is the budget, not the choice of commander or deck strategy.
2 months ago
Thank you guys again for the feedback Josh_Estrella,Last_Laugh,Lil_Kalki and Frank_Glascock! I didn't know Panharmonicon worked like that, I was told otherwise by some people at my card shop so I guess that'll be an easy cut. Going with what you said guys have said so far and to respond to Frank_Glascock-
Cools, I'll get a Necropotence. I had Herald’s Horn as a maybe because I didn't know if it'd be better than Urza's Incubator but I see what you mean with the card draw, so I'll get one of those and make that swap. I have a Dark Prophecy at home, so I can get that sent to me with my other cards. Athreos, God of Passage is a cool card, I didn't know about that. I want to try him out sometime. What should I cut to put my Skullclamp back in? I did want to keep it, but I wasn't too sure on what to take out.
I need a Shared Animosity. Purphoros, God of the Forge is like a really cool upgraded version of Impact Tremors that I didn't know about, I'll have to get him too. I wanted to try to use Impact Tremors somehow, but Purphoros, God of the Forge is way better. Also, I wasn't too much of a fan of Bloodlord of Vaasgoth either, so I could cut him for something. I wasn't sure about Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Should I have a Sorin, Solemn Visitor in place of one of the other two I am currently using? Also, I thought that Stensia Masquerade would be a better alternative to Rakish Heir. Same mana cost but it's an enchantment instead of a creature, and it can give first strike. I could be wrong though, I know we need to be having a lot of vampires. What do you think about the low cost vampires I have so far? Lil_Kalki mentioned cutting Stromkirk Noble, and you said something about Vicious Conquistador. I was going to put Pulse Tracker in but I saw Vicious Conquistador was essentially the same but it's a 1/2 instead. Maybe my Sanctum Seeker is already doing the same job but a bit better...
Should I exchange the two tutors I have for the ones you mentioned, or find a way to squeeze in two more?
Ok so far this is what I'm at so far...