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Creature — Vampire Spirit
Bloodghast can't block.
Bloodghast has haste as long as an opponent has 10 or less life.
Landfall - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Bloodghast from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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6 hours ago
Hi roastchicken !
My own iteration of Balthor is indeed more controllish. My meta evolved with lots of grave-hate, and I had to adapt with less graveyard-dependency. But I have a low creature count and sometimes nothing to reanimate.
Nether Traitor is my slowest "sacrifice fodder", among Reassembling Skeleton, Ophiomancer, Bloodghast and Bitterblossom. Their purpose is to feed Skullclamp for extra draws, Sword of the Animist suicide attacks and extra land triggers, Gate to Phyrexia's cleansing, Helm of Possession's stealing, and some tutoring effects with Diabolic Intent and Razaketh. I was going to remove it but I didn't think about the infinite mana combo with Pawn of Ulamog and I will probably change my list accordingly to add this one. But it produces only colorless mana.
I'm hesitating to play creature-based reanimation with Apprentice Necromancer and Doomed Necromancer. I've always considered them too slow due to the summoning sickness. On the other side, Reanimate is really strong because it can find a piece of meat from any graveyard. Necromancy also and is there instead of Animate Dead because of the "instant speed" option.
I will replace Grim Monolith with the Basalt one. I forgot about this infinite combo. Good catch!
JKRice on Oloro Stax
2 days ago
Seems like a pretty solid stax deck, but there are a few things that need to be smoothed out, mainly in your creatures.
2: Nether Traitor, Reassembling Skeleton, and Bloodghast: all good cards, but not necessarily on your deck. Even as a stax/stall deck, you are not going to beat someone down from 40 with a bloodghast. They will be able to kill it or kill you before you win. Instead, I would recommend one of three things, or a combination of them. A: put in Starfield of Nyx as a beatdown strategy. Since you have lots of enchantments, you can kill someone easily with this. B: Myth Realized get huge very fast. Since you are a grindy deck, this thing can start three shotting people before they are able to win through your stax. C: add in more stax stuff, like Vryn Wingmare or maybe something like Frozen AEther.
4: you have lots of lands and more than enough ramp that you don’t need them. I wouldn’t recommend playing any more than 37 lands.
4 days ago
you definitely need the 4th Bloodghast, you should cut the Vampire Lacerator as it is too low impact and Dusk Legion Zealot does not seem particularly good unless you are going wide. Suggest Viscera Seer for blanking removal+fixing your draw+combo with Bloodghast+combo with Kalastria Highborn. And if you are playing 4 Fatal Push, you'd want some number of fetches. You can also fit Mutavault in as an honorary vampire. Since you have access to white, you'd want powerhouse sideboard cards such as Stony Silence.
6 days ago
YamishiTheWickedOne I really like the Zealots, gets you instant card draw and a body; however I do think you're right with Asylum Visitor, I should give her another shot.
I think I want to lean more heavily on the midrange/control aspect, but it's been difficult to find the balance between the two. I feel full aggro might suit vampires better, with playsets of Bloodghast, Vampire Lacerator, Stromkirk Noble, and powerful lords; however, I don't find that as fun to play as building a board state, controling theirs, and then gambling on topdecking something black with Nocturnus. That way, though, can fall apart quickly and is broken down by any removal. But as I said, finding the middle point there has been tricky - for me, at least.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Thanks for the advice! I totally missed the fact that Monument is legendary, but since the deck is pretty mediocre with no Monument on the battlefield, I kept in one Fabricate.
Generally since Meddling Mage is below the curve and people net deck super hardcore in Modern I think its worth keeping. All I have to see is a couple turns and I generally know what my opponent is playing. Name Chalice of the Void, Terminus, ,Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, Karn Liberated, Bloodghast, Living End, Death's Shadow, whatever it is and boom, their deck just got way less scary.
As far as Vial goes, its good but its expensive and I don't know what I'd take out for it. I also feel like I'll generate plenty of value with the Monument anyway, basically getting a 2 for 1 whenever I play a creature.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Well Whispering Madness and Psychic Corrosion seemed fun, and were intended to play together. I even considered Undead Alchemist and Wildfire Eternal for that. Casting zombies and getting mill spells like Traumatize and Mind Funeral for free seemed like a thing to do if I can get the Eternal through.
The other goal was originally to mash Flayer, Prized Amalgam, Sickening Dreams, Nahiri's Wrath and Mogg Maniac into the same shell. I don’t exactly want to only build Grixis decks, despite my love affair with the undead lol. This deck could have Gravecrawlers and Bloodghasts, and would probably benefit from a way to reanimate the Flayers.