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Creature — Vampire Wizard
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, if that player has no cards in hand, you draw a card and lose 1 life.
Madness (If you discard this card, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
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Asylum Visitor Discussion
7 hours ago
My only concern with Marrow-Gnawer is that he's legendary and it leaves me with really just Pack Rat as my threatening body. It is nice to drop him and rush down with an army of fear rats, though, so if we can go wide enough before hand it could be a game-winner. Plus its an enabler for Drainpipe Vermin, so there is that. How many would be appropriate, 2 or 3?
I like Big Game Hunter in the sideboard, for sure.
I had considered Alms of the Vein for a while, but I'm not sure how well it can fit as it doesn't impact the board, though I do like the life gain option, especially with Sign in Blood. I've had it in the maybeboard for a while, so I guess I should actually test it.
Asylum Visitor is an interesting take on bob that I was really excited for when it was revealed. For some reason I was under the impression she cost more, so thats definitely an option to come back to. A bigger butt would make me a lot happier, for sure.
22 hours ago
Marrow-Gnawer would be my pick of choice from that list, but that's just my two cents.
Depending on your meta, you might consider these cards with madness as well: Alms of the Vein, Asylum Visitor, Big Game Hunter (probably better in the side than in the main, but again that depends on your meta).
I'd definitely also put some unconditional or non-color-based removal in the sideboard, or I suspect the deck's going to struggle a bit against mono-black.
2 days ago
2 days ago
Hey! You did a great job. And under $50, that is awesome.
I don't have a whole lot of suggestions to make, you have a really solid start here. I would be interested in knowing how well Grim Haruspex works, it could be good for this. Token's will be the thing you are saccing the most, though you should have enough nontoken creatures to make it still pretty good. Asylum Visitor is another budget option I have seen people use, since it does a decent impression of Dark Confidant. I think its up to preference or how often you find yourself empty handed.
Also, I have found Lightning Bolt to be insanely powerful in this type of deck. So many times, you will be sitting just a few Artist triggers away from winning and you draw the bolt and it finishes the game. It may be worth trying to find room for the other 2.
Rally the Ancestors may have been a good choice, as your deck will be a tad bit slower than the original. Sometimes the extra couple turns can really help make your graveyard extra juicy.
As a budget version, you are going to be a little slower because of the lands, which may hurt against Infect and Affinity decks. The lack of Ghost Quarter will also hurt your game against Infect and Tron. But I think it was a good idea not to include them. Without fetches, getting your colors online is more important. Lack of Path to Exile will also hurt a bit against creature based combos. But aside from that, you should be good to go against most decks. You just need to find a sideboard that works for your meta. Think about stuff like Burrenton Forge-Tender, Tidehollow Sculler, Dictate of Erebos, Kataki, War's Wage, Ronom Unicorn, Wear / Tear, Terminate, Duress and Slaughter Games.
Anyways, these decks are a hell of a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it!
3 days ago
Looks ok, though i would get rid of Burn from Within and Sinister Concoction and probably one land. This deck wants to be fast, so you don't want to run out of creatures. Asylum Visitor could help with that. I would definitely go for a full playset of Incorrigible Youths and probably also Bloodmad Vampire.
Alms of the Vein could be considered for close matchups and flavor.
5 days ago
Thanks for the input! I have Pithing Needle and Ratchet Bomb on my radar, have for quite a while (my local meta overflows with Souls, 'Goyfs, and 'Scoozes). I'm also really interested in running this with Asylum Visitor. All of these are pretty cheap, too. I'll definitely add them. Thanks!
5 days ago
I have this Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox list for mono black players. I'll quietly reccomend the sideboard tools of Pithing Needle and Ratchet Bomb. They really do significant work, one hosing Lingering Souls and the other planeswalkers. Asylum Visitor has seen some success in my versions of this list, but ymmv. Lashwrithe is another option if you chose to run Ravenous Rats and Rotting Rats, with Cry of Contrition/Nezumi Bone-Reader providing some extra discard power.
5 days ago
Michae1JCaboose Right off the bat, i can say cut a dismember for a 4th lightning bolt. those are always a 4 of or none at all. Cut the Furyblade Vampire Voldaren Pariah Flip cut to one (if none at all) of Stromkirk Condemned. I like the enchantment, but you'd rather have more removal or 1-drops. Maybe add 2 more land. Smoldering Marsh wouldn't be bad considering how many basics you're running. Heir of Falkenrath Flip is good but I'd cut maybe one or two, four is too many imo. I'm kind of iffy on Asylum Visitor but I guess you can work them in somehow. I'd also maybe cut the Neonates, but I'm biased and prefer the older black one drops because once you get your opponent to 10 life they become far better than a 1/1 with menace.