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
2 days ago
2 days ago
Olivia Voldaren is the vampire's red/black commander. gives you access to more vampires, and things like Mob Rule and Insurrection.
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - can be good, and hoses recursion decks.
Yahenni, Undying Partisan - is also a fun vampire to take the mono black helm.
I have not seen him used for a while, but Anowon, the Ruin Sage also works as a good mono black choice.
2 weeks ago
Nice deck. I play something similar. Have you considered adding Pulse Tracker , Kalastria Highborn , Anowon, the Ruin Sage,Nirkana Revenant and Malakir Bloodwitch to the list? And if you add Whip of Erebos , Bloodchief Ascension as well as Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond you get multiple mid- to late game finisher as well as a possible infinity-combo
3 weeks ago
Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget
Hope you find something useful within all these!
1 month ago
Hey there Steelspike! Just wanted to drop in and let you know I am a fan of your decks! I have builds of both Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, and Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Alesha is my main lady, and has the biggest financial investment out of all of my decks. I really enjoy playing her, and talking about her so if you like it let me know Alesha, Who is Unfinished. Anowon is just one rude bloodsucker. I really enjoy playing him as well, but haven't pulled him out lately because I have really been enjoying stealing (and destroying) opponents things with Yasova Dragonclaw.
1 month ago
Hey there. Noticed your callout on that other Oloro deck. You've got quite a different build here, and it is nasty (and effective).
As a very not-stax player myself, I don't have a ton of suggestions for you to augment that strategy. You've done a great job of building yourself a cushy pillow fort. Only adds I could make are maybe Sphere of Safety or Crawlspace if you have trouble outpacing token decks.
My only other suggestion is that you flesh out your win conditions. As far as I can tell, this deck wins games by just "not losing" until your opponents scoop. Granted, that's a valid strategy, and this deck obviously "doesn't lose" really really well, but I'd at least sideboard in some Voltron auras like Steel of the Godhead or Drake Umbra, to put your opponents out of their misery once you've gotten a board lock. Or even like a U tutor for "eldrazi card outside the game" to grab Emmy or Ulamog. Anything to prevent a night of EDH devolving into Monopoly, where everybody knows who won't go bankrupt, but you can only watch yourself lose very slowly (;
Hope that helps! Hit me up if I can do anything else. Best of luck!
1 month ago
Dont know if it will fit under budget options, but to be able to equip Basilisk Collar to Olivia and use her first ability is a nice combo :)
1 month ago
First off, welcome to the world of EDH! I think you'll find it's definitely one of the most fun formats you'll experience. As someone who has played tribal vampires before, I think I can offer you some suggestions based on my experience. Now I'm not sure what you're budget is for cards so feel free to ignore any suggestions that are out of your budget range.
Vampires are tricky because they don't have as much tribal support as say Goblins, Elves, or even Zombies so you really want the best they have to offer. I think that 44 creatures is a bit too high, even for a tribal deck, so I would cut and refine some of your weaker vampires.
These are a few ideas of some very powerful vampires that could easily be swapped in for some of the less optimal brood.
As with any EDH deck, your mana base is going to always be tweaked and upgraded to make your plays faster and more reliable. Now this is something you can do over time and as budget allows but some major lands to consider are:
Now the latter 3 lands are included for explosive ramping and because I've found most tribal vampire decks are more black than red. Another thing to keep in mind is that generally, you don't want less than 36 lands in your deck unless you have a lot of mana rocks to support less. Olivia is a very mana hungry commander so I would suggest about 38 lands.
Along similar lines, I would include the following mana rocks to further ramp/filter your mana:
While not traditional "ramp", Urza's Incubator can be very helpful in this deck since vampires tend to be a bit higher mana costed.
You'll want to include a few cards to help you draw more cards just to get more power from the deck. There's a lot of options out there but one card I strongly suggest is Phyrexian Arena.
The same goes for your removal. A little spot removal and a few board wipes should have you covered.
I hope these ideas help! Best of luck to you with your deck!