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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
2 weeks ago
borjaambroce - It is most assuredly possible! With that focus in mind, I would cut all of the aristocrats cards you're currently running that wouldn't advance your new plan!
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Cruel Celebrant - 100% aristocrat card. Doesn't fit wit the new plan
Dictate of Erebos - While it does offer removal possibilities, its not as reliable outside of an aristocrats strategy
Elenda, the Dusk Rose - She's great in an aristocrats deck where you can reliably control when things die, but without sufficient sac outlets and chaff to sac, she usually comes up lackluster for her cost
There are also a fair number of cards in your list that I have personally tried that have under-performed.
Anowon, the Ruin Sage - He's too slow and easy to kill for the cost. At five mana you want truly impactful effects
Dark Impostor - The repeatable exile is awesome, but way too expensive to be effective
Kalastria Highborn - While it may not seem it, this card is super mana intensive to use effectively for a relatively minor effect
Sangromancer - Life gain, specially unreliable life gain like this, is not usually worth it for its own sake
Finally, there are a handful of cards that don't fall into either previous category that I think warrant discussion.
Panharmonicon - While this card is usually great, you only have four cards with ETBs. THis makes it a mostly four mana do-nothing card.
Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond - I know if goes infinite and everyone seems to love it; however, you have to consider each card by itself. Exquisite Blood is decent enough, but I'm not a fan of gaining life for no other reason than to gain it. Sanguine Bond is literally a dead card without any source of life gain, which while your deck does have some, I would say it is insufficient to support the card on its own merit.
2 months ago
I know Anowon, the Ruin Sage is good, he just refers to a different tribe and that is a big nope for me, as a vorthos.
Kindred Charge isn't great. It's fine but like 6 mana for how much damage, effectively? Not enough, at a guess.
Sangromancer is good but not super good. It's reliant on your opponents and that's always dangerous.
Izoni, Thousand-Eyed doesn't provide much value. Idk if you're forgetting the "nontoken" clause for Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper , but if you are, that, and if not how many creatures do you think are in your graveyard?
Golgari Findbroker is fine.
Gigantomancer is fine.
With so few expensive plays, Urza's Incubator isn't so necessary?
2 months ago
Anowon, the Ruin Sage : slow and introduces a different tribal theme- feels out of place, especially to vorthos weirdos like me. Can't have a vampire card in a shaman deck, man!
Beastcaller Savant , Bloodline Shaman , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , and more or less all of your planeswalkers: dependent on the number of creatures in your deck and even without the cut cards has a <50% chance to draw you a card.
Mindclaw Shaman : for you to get any real value out of him, you need to be casting an instant or sorcery that costs at least 4 mana. Decide depending on your meta whether that's consistently feasible.
Stoneshaker Shaman : how much instant interaction is there in your meta? If the answer is less than ALL OF IT, this card is bad.
3 months ago
Stuff I'd cut:
Duskborne Skymarcher - not enough impact
Erdwal Ripper - bad
Falkenrath Exterminator bad
Furyblade Vampire good for madness but not for this deck
Havengul Vampire not good enough
Kheru Bloodsucker bad
Licia, Sanguine Tribune only good as commander in a deck built around him. Here it's just bad for 8 mana
Nirkana Revenant not bad but not really that useful either since only about a thrid of your lands are swamps anyways
Voracious Vampire bad
Stuff I'd definitely add:
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Bloodline Keeper Flip
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
Butcher of Malakir
Shadow Alley Denizen
Stuff I'd consider adding:
Bishop of Binding
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Legion's Landing Flip
Olivia, Mobilized for War
Patron of the Vein
Urge to Feed
Blood Baron of Vizkopa
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Voldaren Pariah Flip
Details as for why I'd add certain cards and cut others I'll give you the next time we get to talk :)
5 months ago
i like the idea. the deck dose 2 things really well, drains life and keeps your opponents on the back foot.
the other thing i need to be good at but is currently stuggerling with is evasion, as without solid evasion, tempo style control your going to struggle to utilise the ninjas to there best.
some suggestions, a mix of vampire lords, general lord effects, some ninja staples
Reveillark Baleful Strix Stormscape Familiar Whispersilk Cloak Thief of Sanity Vampire Cutthroat Twilight Prophet Bident of Thassa Thassa, God of the Sea Patron of the Vein Yahenni, Undying Partisan Anowon, the Ruin Sage Captivating Vampire Blade of the Bloodchief Lazav, the Multifarious Drana, Liberator of Malakir Dictate of Heliod Sanctum Seeker Door of Destinies Whip of Erebos Always Watching Radiant Destiny
and not to forget the vampire planeswalker that makes flying vampires ;)
there are of course lots of addinal more fantastic cards that would work well with this theme but these are some of the better budget options
6 months ago
I'll check it out! Olivia does seem to have a lot of synergy with graveyard retrieval so I'll probably add more synergy with her ability for sure.
I'm also heavily considering adding the wombo combo of: Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood for the quad kill possibilities. I'll take a closer look at your deck when I get off of work, definitely rethinking decent amounts of my decks structure.
Cards definitely getting thrown in no matter what are: Olivia Voldaren (who thinking about it also makes creatures vampires lol)
Cards possibly going in: Aggravated Assault, Anger, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Crypt Ghast, Dark Ritual, Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Nirkana Revenant, Rakdos Charm, Shred Memory, Sol Ring, Squee, Goblin Nabob, Insurrection
7 months ago
Also, Anowon, the Ruin Sage has a super high CMC. You may want to play one of the Dranas or Yahenni. As a person who plays this deck, I prefer to be a bit more aggressive, as my single color limits my card diversity
8 months ago
Voltron decks hate sac effects, to the point that most of them play Tajuru Preserver if you're playing against a lot of Sram, Senior Edificer or Uril The Mist Stalker cards like The Abyss Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Fleshbag Marauder or more prison effects like a Windborn Muse work well. What kind of combos are we talking about for the other players? many degenerate combos rely on graveyard recursion, like breakfast hulk. Rest in Peace and Grafdigger's Cage hose them. storm combos hate tax effects. Damping Sphere was basically printed just to give the middle finger specifically to tron and storm and it makes it nearly impossible for them to go off while it is out.
Anowon, the Ruin Sage occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
RBW (Mardu): 0.5%