Creature — Vampire Knight
Commander creatures you control get +2/+2 and have haste.
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Bloodsworn Steward Discussion
3 months ago
I have a Mairsil here Should I Pretend This Or That?. I tired my best on the primer to find all the interesting stuff for him. One thing I did notice early on is that the deck needs to not just place things in the cage, often times if you are putting as much in the cage as you can you end up falling way behind other players and have an over reliance on the commander.
Some of the more useful cards that you could include are:
Heartstone- Sure it helps everyone but this will do more for you then it will do for most other players.
Flamekin Village, Bloodsworn Steward, Hall of the Bandit Lord- I have found haste to be much more useful than untap abilities. I generally find myself flickering or bouncing Mairsil and then he is summoning sick... Honestly if I could make any changes to Mairsil all I would do is add haste.
Perilous Vault- this is kinda ridiculous in the cage. Hard on mana but I find that it doesn't hurt Mairsil nearly as much as it hurts everyone else. You could consider Boompile and Oblivion Stone for other cageable board wipes but really any board wipes should work. We tend to not have much on board with Mairsil so killing everything is really good.
Tree of Perdition with any of the following Spikeshot Elder, Hateflayer, Spikeshot Goblin. A caged tree drops people to 4 life making them really easy to finish off with the aforementioned cards or just swinging in for a pitiful 4 damage. It is important to finish a game quickly after doing this to one person as the others now know you can do it...
Heartless Hidetsugu- I have had a mixed experience with this guy. He is as likely to win the game as he is to lose the game but the ride to the end couldn't be more fun.
Hopefully some of that is of use to you. I know I had a difficult time finding good suggestions for all the hype it doesn't seem like many people ended up actually building Mairsil...
3 months ago
+Llanowar Elves +Elvish Mystic -Archwing Dragon +Fervor +Fires of Yavimaya -Cryptolith Rite -Destructor Dragon +Aggravated Assault +Beastmaster Ascension +Eternal Witness +Sakura-Tribe Elder +Lightning Greaves +Bloodsworn Steward +Terminate +Beast Within +Chaos Warp +Krosan Grip +Regrowth +Nature's Lore -Kodama's Reach/Cultivate (one or the other) +Deathreap Ritual
3 months ago
You can make this deck a lot faster without losing to much value by reducing some cards with hight mana cost, at this moment its sees like a mid range kinda trying to be aggro but to slow: Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Sorin Markov, New Blood, Black Market,Bloodsworn Steward, Olivia Voldaren,Bloodlord of Vaasgoth, Decree of Pain then you can add 1 mana drops, the presure you can generate is impressing, Pulse Tracker, Vicious Conquistador, Shadow Alley Denizen, Vampire Cutthroat. Consider Purphoros, God of the Forge for hard killing potential x 2 because of edgar and Erebos, God of the Dead as indestructible greed that cancels life gain and can hit eventually. with cheap vampires i would use Legion's Landing and Springleaf Drum instead of signets and/or 3 mana rocks. from here i would improve the quallity and refinement of some cards: do you really need Mindcrank? do i want to give lifes in an agroo deckSwords to Plowshares or better a land Path to Exile? is it worth a Dismember over Go for the Throat or Hero's Downfall?. Ultimatly it depends ond how you want the deck to work, this is an agrro recomendation but if you want to consolidate midrange, i would suggest to go with a ton of life link and life gaining gimmiks.
4 months ago
Out:Bloodhusk Ritualist, Bloodsworn Steward, Mathas, Fiend Seeker, Olivia's Bloodsworn, Temple of the False God, 2*Mountain, Black Market, Rakdos Signet, Boros Signet, New Blood, Decree of Pain, Sorin, Grim Nemesis
In: Falkenrath Aristocrat, Indulgent Aristocrat, Legion Lieutenant, Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Vampire Nocturnus, Vona, Butcher of Magan,Boros Charm, Swamp, Plains, Fetid Heath, Painful Quandary, Herald's Horn, Austere Command
4 months ago
If you're having trouble protecting Licia, why not try adding some indestructible-giving abilities like Indestructibility, Shielded by Faith, or Bastion Protector? That'll protect Licia from a majority of removal spells
Bloodsworn Steward is good with Licia
I'd personally add a touch more draw. Look into the Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving, as well as the less mana-friendly Promise of Power. Also, more removal wouldn't hurt. Check out Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, and the selective boardwipe Merciless Eviction
If you want tokens and a board presence, Crested Sunmare is your new best friend. Also, and though it may be a bit out of your budget, you might want to look into some of the Ajani and Sorin planeswalkers. They'll create tokens, and for the most part have lifegain themes. Elspeths also have token themes, though not really lifegain synergies, if you just want a bigger board state
IDK how competitive janky you want this deck to be, but if you want a fun, uberjanky, and cheap way to end games, look into Boros Reckoner and Spitemare, something that gives lifelink like Nearheath Pilgrim, and double damagers like Dictate of the Twin Gods or Furnace of Rath. Using indestructible-giving cards like Shielded by Faith or Boros Charm to give the Reckoner or Mare indestructable, then have it deal infinite damage to itself. If Reckoner or Mare has lifelink, then you gain infinite life. If you have a double-damage spell on the battlefield, then the Mare/Reckoner'll keep doubling the damage dealt to itself until eventually it can deal infinite damage to a player.
Good luck, and may the topdecks be ever in your favor ;)
4 months ago
Instead of Bloodsworn Steward, consider Anger, Cyclops of Eternal Fury, Samut, Voice of Dissent, or Urabrask the Hidden. This would give all of your creatures haste instead of just your commander. The +2/+2 is nice but it only effects your commander.
I think that the Zhur-Taa Druid and the Honored Hierarch are pretty weak in this deck. The Honored Hierarch can't tap for mana until after it has dealt damage to a player. The Zhur-Taa Druid only taps for green and pings everyone at the table, which isn't much damage but it does paint a target on your forehead faster. What about a Birds of Paradise, Drover of the Mighty, or even better Wood Elves.Note that the Wood Elves does not have the word 'basic' on it.
The only other card I don't think is that good is the Fiery Justice. What about Vizier of the Menagerie, Skyshroud Claim, Blasphemous Act, Decimate, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Elemental Bond, Sun Titan, Rishkar's Expertise, or Temur Sabertooth?
4 months ago
Since you are at 106 cards I would drop the following:
Bloodsworn Steward- good card but it loses some of its power with this deck since edgar has haste and very quickly gives himself a bigger power boost.
Licia, Sanguine Tribune- very inefficient unless you build around her. Their are better vampires to spend life on like vona anyways.
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle- good card, maybe add it back in when you have space for it but I think this is one of the weaker ones you have currently.
Kindred Charge- certainly could end a game but you can end games without it too. If you find a spot later maybe reconsider it.
Go for the Throat- you have a lot of removal. most of it exiles so id drop this one but just take out any one or two removal cards.
Swamp- most decks dont need 37 lands. you have a pretty good curve and a bunch of swamps so you could drop one or two of them.
those removals will get you to a legal deck size without neutering the deck.
6 months ago
Since Edgar already has haste I feel like Bloodsworn Steward doesn't really have much of a place and something like Bloodline Keeper Flip would fit better especially if you are looking for more bodies on the battlefield, you should also look into Anointed Procession.