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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
5 days ago
So you pretty much hit the nail on the head. I think Oathsworn Vampire produces a ton of value for an aristocrats style deck, but in an aggro deck like mine there isn't really a way for us to abuse it. Like you said, the cast clause is really attractive (especially as something to have when you're recovering from a board wipe) but I would personally run something more aggressive than reactive; that's also part of the reason why I don't run Bloodcrazed Paladin, even though I would really like to.
I don't think there's inherently any issue with running it in an aggro list as it all comes down to preference. Many of the vampire slots in my deck are quite flexible, so it can definitely fit into the deck. It's actually a great budget alternative to Bloodghast now that I think about it.
1 week ago
Hey, thanks for the suggestions! Definitely added a few of those to the maybeboard. I'm not too interested in an infinite combo for this deck, since that's not really the speed of my playgroup. I can loop Mangara of Corondor with a sac outlet and Phyrexian Reclamation if need be, and the oodles of tokens I create are not quite infinite but definitely enough to remove any other creature from the board and any life out of opponents' totals, when combined with Dictate of Erebos and a few aristocrats.
That's basically why I didn't fully go for the vampire tribal - Edgar doesn't make quite as many tokens as other non-vampire cards do, and I wanted more of an aristocrat deck than a go wide and tall with vampires deck. The tokens very rarely attack, but Edgar/Vish Kal/Drana/Licia is plenty powerful with a Blade of the Bloodchief and Whispersilk Cloak when you sac 20 zombies, then sac 20 spirits, then swing and give lifelink while Sanguine Bond is up.
I'm really liking the look of Phyrexian Altar, Bloodcrazed Paladin and Indulgent Aristocrat though. Might need to cut something to make room for those. Also thinking of swapping the Crypt Ghast out for Nirkana Revenant, or just putting both in and tripling my mana. I also like Legion's Landing Flip but I used to run Trading Post which serves the same purpose but is more versatile. Cut for Ashnod's Altar at the moment.
1 week ago
Suggestions are below. Overall thoughts - while I know you're not a tribal deck, you're not playing to Edgar's strengths as a token and sac fodder generator by not maximizing your number of vamps. Given the choice between an equivalent vampire and non-vampire, I'd choose vampire any time.
Oathsworn Vampire + Bontu's Monument + Phyrexian Altar - Forms an instant-win infinite life loss combo. Each piece is also good on its own: Oathsworn recurs himself as fodder; Monument is effectively ramp for the majority of your creatures; and Altar is one of the best sac outlets for EDH.
Bloodghast - One of the best pieces of sacrifice fodder in the game, even outside of vampire tribal.
Bloodcrazed Paladin - If you want to sacrifice many tokens at once, he's excellent payoff. Also good insurance against boardwipes.
Indulgent Aristocrat - Another good sac outlet.
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle - Another good token generator, albeit not as powerful if you're not constantly swinging out.
1 week ago
@geojedi: Making a white Knight deck was too easy, thats why I restricted myself to only black ;) Thanks for the tips btw. Bloodcrazed Paladin indeed, really strong. Like the idea of Metallic Mimic, would be especially strong after a BW, with all creatures comes back with +1/+1, sadly it's not a knight until it's on the BF :/
2 weeks ago
Sorry, did not see that you already had Bloodcrazed Paladin on the list.
2 weeks ago
You may also loo into some of the hybrid mana creatures that came out of the Shadowmoor/Lorwyn block, such as Ashenmoor Liege, Kulrath Knight, and Stillmoon Cavalier. Ixalan also has some interesting adds that are nice with Board Wipes, such as Bloodcrazed Paladin. Another way to add to the knight strength is even using Metallic Mimic. However, most knight decks, including my own, use white for the access to Knight Exemplar, Kinsbaile Cavalier, and Mirran Crusader.
2 weeks ago
Bloodcrazed Paladin would go nice. On a turn that you sac stuff you get a huge creature for 2 cmc.