Arvad the Cursed

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Arvad the Cursed

Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight

Deathtouch, lifelink

Other legendary creatures you control get +2/+2.

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Arvad the Cursed Discussion

eatmygender on a Concept to expand Pauper ...

1 week ago

I had an idea which I wanted to share for a while. Let's face it; Pauper EDH isn't very popular. If anything, people avoid it due to the overwhelming amount of non-legendary Commons they can pick from to be their General. While it could be argued it breaches the spirit of Pauper, I think Uncommon Legendaries (Of the myriad of options we have, largely thanks to Dominaria and Masters sets) should be legal as Commanders for Pauper EDH. There's so much untapped potential in these creatures! Adeliz, the Cinder Wind could be incredibly good in Wizzet Tribal, Baird, Steward of Argive gives you what's essentially a white Propaganda, Bladewing the Risen could make Dragons interesting in Pauper again, Zada, Hedron Grinder is so much bigger than Valuetown she's practically the Value Capital of Value Country, Danitha Capashen, Paragon shows potential for mono-white Voltron, Grunn, the Lonely King has just as much if not more, Hallar, the Firefletcher could have interesting Synergy with Kicked spells, Ihsan's Shade which is an Uncommon thanks to Masters 25 might have potential, Iwamori of the Open Fist could do Legendary tribal better than Arvad the Cursed despite the Color identity, Jalira, Master Polymorphist could make for a great mono-blue Cascade deck, Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon" miiiight do something interesting, and Kwende, Pride of Femeref is another solid addition to the overwhelming amount of White commanders and acts like a slightly Nerfed Odric, Lunarch Marshal. And these are just the ones I thought were worth mentioning. I really want this idea to catch on, because Pauper EDH is struggling, and it saddens me.

Edit: I've been told that you can use any uncommon in Pauper Dragon Highlander. My input isn't nearly as useful anymore, but I would like to say that a lot of these have great potential for Pauper EDH nonetheless.

hydrothermia on Death Knights

1 month ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

You could adjust your mana production, you have more than you need on and need more unless the deck gets more black spells. I'd run four of Authority of the Consuls, Edge of the Divinity and Novice Knight. Not sure about keeping Demonic Vigor since you can't reuse the Aura.

Arvad the Cursed | Haakon, Stromgald Scourge | Bloodcrazed Paladin | Student of Warfare | Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

  • You may not have a need for Arvad the Cursed considering he's has a cmc of 5, but if you get a few more legendaries it might be worth it.
  • Haakon is interesting since you can graveyard cast knights with him on the battlefield. You can use him as a discard card.
  • Bloodcrazed Paladin is good when a creature wipe happens and gives it a number of +1/+1 counters, even on the opponents turn.
  • Student of Warfare is a great early card that can be leveled up with on your turn.
  • Since you have a large number of permanents, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could be useful on having large amounts of mana to cast multiple spells or quickly leveling up the Student of Warfare.

hydrothermia on Order of the Black Sun (B/W Knight Tribal)

1 month ago

Caravan Escort, Dauntless Bodyguard and Student of Warfare are all . There aren't any knights in existence. Some out there, Stromgald Crusader, or Craven Knight and Bloodcrazed Paladin. Haakon, Stromgald Scourge would give an interesting synergy. If you get a few more legendaries, you could always use Arvad the Cursed with Mirror Gallery.

hydrothermia on Give and Take

1 month ago

A lot of things have changed since you last played. No worries though. Just to let you know, Kaladesh/Aether Revolt and Amonkhet/Hour of Devastation will rotate out of Standard in October to make room for Guilds of Ravinica. I will be excluding cards from those four sets so you don't invest in cards cycling out of a format.

I also need to know if you're going for a budget, mid-cost or no limit in cost deck.

Here are some Artifacts, Colorless, Lands and (B/W)Orzhov to look for in Standard are as follows in no particular order.

Cleansing Nova | Vraska's Contempt | Cast Down | Seal Away | Twilight Prophet

Karn, Scion of Urza | Isolated Chapel | Field of Ruin | Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip | Settle the Wreckage

Invoke the Divine | Sovereign's Bite | Arvad the Cursed | Take Vengeance | Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

Baird, Steward of Argive | Benalish Marshal | Danitha Capashen, Paragon | Divest | Duress

Shalai, Voice of Plenty | Resplendent Angel | Axis of Mortality | Bishop of Rebirth | Call to the Feast

Vona, Butcher of Magan | Champion of Dusk | Profane Procession  Flip | Elenda, the Dusk Rose | Legion Lieutenant

Matador on White/Black Lifelink

2 months ago

Ok so I'm going to say a lot of things so bear with me. If you are trying to play at a local game store, then you will need to make a lot of changes.

The card I would cut out are Arvad the Cursed Infectious Horror Paladin of the Bloodstained Serra's Guardian Lich's Caress Gruesome Fate Macabre Waltz Luminous Bonds Open the Graves

Card I Would Put in are (assuming you are willing to pay for them) Resplendent Angel Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants Lyra Dawnbringer Shield Mare Nightmare's Thirst Sovereign's Bite Seal Away Legion's Landing  Flip Vraska's Contempt Oathsworn Vampire Famished Paladin Moment of Craving Fountain of Renewal

The basic plan of what you want to do is play low cost creatures with a few high cost creatures that benefit from gaining a lot of life gain triggers. Since there is black you can add some removal to help slow the game down to your pace. Just make sure your deck fits this idea as close as it can and you will see the synergies work together. But make sure you are playing with good cards and not just anything that says gain life.

DrukenReaps on Game of Marchesa

2 months ago

The flavor is overwhelming here, I rather like that. I'm not sure what you are really going for besides flavor though so I'm not really sure what to suggest. One thing I would replace is Bloodsworn Steward since it is only partially useful. Any of the following should fit the flavor and do a similar thing better Arvad the Cursed, Bastion Protector, Dictate of Heliod, Homura, Human Ascendant.

garruk3 on B/W legendary Knights

2 months ago

You got an Ajani foil promo? That's luck right there. I would take out Eviscerate, Gideon's Reproach and Cast Down and replace them with Murder (and put Cast Down on the sideboard to sideboard in when you see a deck without legendary creatures). If you are focusing on having a lot of legendary creatures in this deck, then I would add 2 more of Benalish Honor Guard, as that thing can be scary with a ton of legendary creatures on the battlefield. I don't really think that Cabal Paladin is really that good, so I would take that out if I were you. I would also take out Urgoros, the Empty One (a 4/3 for 6 mana doesn't sound to good, and his ability is meh). Arvad the Cursed is really good in this deck, but I would only have 2 of him in here because you don't want 2 of the same legendary in your hand. Zhalfirin Void should be taken out as you are not running a colorless mana deck. Cabal Stronghold is a little slow for me, but you can keep it in there if you want to. Angel of the Dawn doesn't seem the best as you have to spend 5 mana (which, most of the time, means you can only play that creature) just for a +1/+1 until end of turn. Divest is a good card, but I really think it would be more disappointing to have that be drawn then maybe another knight card in your deck (plus this deck has to get down to 60 cards anyways). I would also get rid of Forsaken Sanctuary for more Isolated Chapel.

TL;DR: Remove: 2 Eviscerate, 1 Cast Down, 1 Urgoros, the Empty One, 1 Arvad the Cursed, 2 Zhalfirin Void, 1 Angel of the Dawn, 1 Cabal Stronghold 1 Divest, 2 Forsaken Sanctuary Add: 4 Murder, 2 Benalish Honor Guard, 2 Isolated Chapel Add (to sideboard): 2-4 Cast Down

Again this is just my recommendation. If you find that some of the cards you are playing with that you feel down have a big enough impact to help you win, then you should take those cards out and add in either a multiple of a card that you know is good in your deck, or try an entirely new card. Sorry that this is long, but I wanted to explain my reasoning for each suggestion. Nice deck you have here (giving it a +1) and good luck at FNM!

garruk3 on B/W legendary Knights

2 months ago

You got an Ajani foil promo? That's luck right there. I would take out Eviscerate, Gideon's Reproach and Cast Down and replace them with Murder (and put Cast Down on the sideboard to sideboard in when you see a deck without legendary creatures). If you are focusing on having a lot of legendary creatures in this deck, then I would add 2 more of Benalish Honor Guard, as that thing can be scary with a ton of legendary creatures on the battlefield. I don't really think that Cabal Paladin is really that good, so I would take that out if I were you. I would also take out Urgoros, the Empty One (a 4/3 for 6 mana doesn't sound to good, and his ability is meh). Arvad the Cursed is really good in this deck, but I would only have 2 of him in here because you don't want 2 of the same legendary in your hand. Zhalfirin Void should be taken out as you are not running a colorless mana deck. Cabal Stronghold is a little slow for me, but you can keep it in there if you want to. Angel of the Dawn doesn't seem the best as you have to spend 5 mana (which, most of the time, means you can only play that creature) just for a +1/+1 until end of turn. Divest is a good card, but I really think it would be more disappointing to have that be drawn then maybe another knight card in your deck (plus this deck has to get down to 60 cards anyways). I would also get rid of Forsaken Sanctuary for more Isolated Chapel.

TL;DR: Remove: 2 Eviscerate, 1 Cast Down, 1 Urgoros, the Empty One, 1 Arvad the Cursed, 2 Zhalfirin Void, 1 Angel of the Dawn, 1 Cabal Stronghold 1 Divest, 2 Forsaken Sanctuary Add: 4 Murder, 2 Benalish Honor Guard, 2 Isolated Chapel Add (to sideboard): 2-4 Cast Down

Again this is just my recommendation. If you find that some of the cards you are playing with that you feel down have a big enough impact to help you win, then you should take those cards out and add in either a multiple of a card that you know is good in your deck, or try an entirely new card. Sorry that this is long, but I wanted to explain my reasoning for each suggestion. Good luck at FNM!

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