Creature — Vampire Knight
Bloodcrazed Paladin enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each creature that died this turn.
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Bloodcrazed Paladin Discussion
1 week ago
What about Bloodcrazed Paladin against board wipes? You're heavily creature based, so those hurt a lot.
2 weeks ago
How do you feel about Bloodcrazed Paladin? I really want to like the guy at worst as a flash chump and at best a post board wipe massive threat.
Any way +1 and Id love to know how you do if you play this competitively at all.
2 weeks ago
I think Duress is better as a side board option against control decks and will allow you to add Fatal Push or Cast Outs as removal options. The major weakness of mid-range decks is filling the 2 drop slot and removing non-creature threats (such as Chandra, Torch of Defiance and The Scarab God which is basically a non-creature). Cast Out as I mentioned can help, and Duress is best used in the B/U Control match-up anyways. I would consider a more aggressive curve: Bloodcrazed Paladin is a great side board card and Duskborne Skymarcher and Adanto Vanguard could help fill that more aggressive curve.
3 weeks ago
Nice to hear that im not the only one to get this potential ;)
Thanks, i did think that Restoration Specialist but came to decision, that its not efective enought. No battlecry (Hearthstone) :) when it comes to battlefield. Arguel's Blood Fast Flip does almost same as Driven / Despair, and you get to use Driven / Despair from your grave and opponent loses his cards.Instead i thought these cards: Bloodcrazed Paladin, not enought consistant i think, but has flash whits helps to make more effective blocks
Miasmic Mummy (im really serious with this one), helps you get instantly on turn 2 same thing as Restoration Specialist grave dumped creature, now i just get to choose, and have 2/2 on board at end of it.Thou Restoration Specialist does help return Panharmonicon and trigger revolt.Revolt isn't really a issue i think, its overall draw i think. You have to kind of get good peaces to get it overwhelm your opponent.Scrapheap Scrounger have not tested yet, might be good?
Is this a Tempo Deck? What you think.
Ps. Those are just suggestions and my thoughts. You should try enchanment version. Give me link after you done :)
3 weeks ago
Your decklist looks quite solid, so Im going to focus on your intended maybeboard work.
First off, I find Vona, Butcher of Magan to be underwhelming in this sort of list, and better suited as her own commander or in something like Karlov. Id discontinue the consideration haha
Finally, Underworld Connections is okay but it makes a land less useful unless you werent using it already (so rock bottom). The mana is important - Id allege moreso than draw a lot of the time. Plus you have other sources of draw so Im not worried there. Another plausible cut really.
That should give you room for maybeboard inclusions. Hope it helps.
*: Bloodcrazed Paladin, while neat as a response to wipes, is very vanilla otherwise so this card might also not be necessary. Your call. Id choose to retain Door of Destinies over Underworld Connections if this cut is made from the maybeboard.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
In terms of board wipe protections - Eldrazi Monument is very close to being included in my deck. I've been looking into it for awhile and I may just pick up a copy and see how it does. The evasion it gives and protection is perfect.
Phyrexian Reclamation is going in. Not sure what it is replacing yet, but I do need it. I was neutral on the card at first but after the last two weeks of more play-testing I realized it should be an auto-include. Luckily, my deck has been going off in every game I've played and my board state quickly gets out of control. Phyrexian Reclamation makes sure I can come back to that state if I lose it - and with low CMC vamps it is worth it.
For this version of the deck in particular I don't find that Sangromancer or Pawn of Ulamog are worth it. I would consider dropping a two CMC vamp for Bloodcrazed Paladin and Dark Prophecy & Scapegoat are both solid cards that could be considered in the future.
I would definitely cut Bloodline Necromancer. Sweet that it enters the battlefield but 5 CMC is way to high for a creature in this deck that doesn't anthem your whole board. Plus, with mostly low CMC vamps that is not worth it.
Love Vampire Nocturnus, but I think he is too risky in mardu. That is your call though, depending on your deck. He could be worth it.
So far, I havent used Reconnaissance to its full potential, but I'm confident it will be strong. Lately I've been winning my pods with Cover of Darkness combined with Shared Animosity. Together, I take out one or even two opponents in one turn.
3 weeks ago
Good ideas here. I'm building a similar deck. A few notes from what I've found playing mine:
I'd drop one copy each of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Vona, Butcher of Magan because of their legendary status. I'd still keep three copies of Mavren to make sure you draw one, but I think four is too many.
Run Legion's Landing Flip! Four of them! It's a great card and yeah, it's legendary, but never a dead card because you can always cast it to get a token and then lose one to the legend rule. It's probably the best 1-drop for BW Vampires right now.
Bishop of the Bloodstained has potential to come in for a huge amount of damage. I run four of these and also run two (might bump to three) Call to the Feast to curve into it. Spend turns 1-4 building as massive a board as possible, then drop the Bishop for anywhere from 5-10 life. Related, I don't like Queen's Commission as well. Call is just a little better and also fits a better slot on the curve, I feel.
Duskborne Skymarcher and Skymarch Bloodletter are both good cards as well. I especially like the Skymarcher because it can often get in for a little early damage, and it works well with Mavren, often giving you a chance to swing with a vampire that your opponent can't block, getting you a token without risking your creature count.
Shefet Dunes has potential, though I haven't gotten much mileage out of it yet.
I'm going to run Dusk / Dawn instead of Settle the Wreckage. It's a Sorcery instead, which is unfortunate, but it comes with the advantage of often being a one-sided board wipe since most of your dudes are small enough to duck under it. It also has the added benefit of being able to recover you from a board wipe by pulling a bunch of your 1 & 2 drops out of your yard.
Speaking of board wipe answers, while I like Bloodcrazed Paladin, I feel like it's a sideboard card. You could maybe run one or two copies main, but I think I'm going to keep mine in the side. It's also possible that Duress should also be a sideboard card.
Oh, and Anointed Procession. Because duh.
What do you think?