|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi||Common|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi||Common|
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Creature — Vampire
Sacrifice a creature: Bloodthrone Vampire gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
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Bloodthrone Vampire Discussion
1 week ago
Hey friend (: it's my pleasure.
First, for potential cuts: Bloodbriar (there are better options like Mortician Beetle), Agent of Erebos, Eater of Hope, Pharika's Mender, Skullwinder, Vampire Aristocrat (see Bloodthrone Vampire), Vampire Nighthawk. Also, depending on how you feel about your top-curve creatures, those could be flex spots.
I love how strong this deck is with ETB abilities and "when this dies" abilities. Treasure Keeper is phenomenal, for one. You've also got excellent one-shot sacrifice outlets like Devour and kickers and so forth. The permanent sacrifice outlets like Viscera Seer and Jarad are great, but there are few enough of them that you might have trouble sticking a sacrifice outlet.
So, what I would focus on at this point would be finding ways to cheat your fatties into play from the grave, and finding redundancies in your "permanent" sacrifice outlets. There's nothing worse than being a reanimator player with no grave and no ways to sacrifice creatures (it happens...and not always on bum draws). Splinterfright, Jarad's Orders, self-mill like Deadbridge Chant, and anything Dredge (like Stinkweed Imp) will fill your grave with creatures for you, so that when Meren has sixteen counters you'll actually have targets worth pulling. Disciple of Griselbrand, Nezumi Bone-Reader, Birthing Pod are all ways to get more sacrifice triggers when you want them. And don't be afraid to up your curve with Xathrid Demon or other high-CMC win-condition-like cards.
Then, I guess if you're feeling extra adventurous, I'd investigate ways to produce more tokens, because a lot of those sacrifice effects are still powerful for non-tokens, and tokens will help you go wide when you stick Pathbreaker Ibex. Golgari Germination, Verdant Embrace, Ogre Slumlord are all options. The worst part about GBx reanimator imo (I run Karador, Ghost Chieftain) is that the endgame is pretty grindy, so going wide with tokens is a must for me if you want to play a second game.
So, in summary, the deck is super strong in staples/ramp/card draw/core mechanics. Self-mill/extra sacrifice/token synergies are things you can pick and choose to personalize and make it fun for you, the pilot. Best of luck, and be sure to mention me if I can help with anything else!
1 week ago
I enjoy aristocrat type decks, and is actually all I play online. Bloodthrone Vampire is in my opinion just an upgrade from husk, so I'd run that instead.
Also, have you thought about running some more value sac creatures? Ones that come to mind are Mortician Beetle, Young Wolf, Brindle Shoat and Viscera Seer. Tragic Slip is also crazy in these decks. These types of creatures generally offer a more all in/nuke type approach so it can be fragile, but that is where cards like Vines of Vastwood and Apostle's Blessing can help out...
Best of luck!
3 weeks ago
Sorry, it seems Ashnod's Altar is not modern legal! I'm fairly new to mtg ;9
The amount of lands you have seem pretty low. Although keeping the number of lands low will help consistency, spending money on fetches, moxen, shocks, and etc. are a pain in the budget. Atleast painlands are less of a pain to pay for. You might like Battlefield Forge and Sulfurous Springs.
One Inventor's Fair should be enough because the second would be a dead draw.
I'd use Darksteel Citadel because it can be tapped, sac'ed, and recurred with Pia's Revolution. And if a land wasn't played that turn, play it and repeat. Also, it helps to use Spire's mana ability.
Renegade Map can be swapped with Springleaf Drum, as the drum can tap a foundry inspector or disciple and produce any mana. As a possiblity, it can be sac'ed, recurred, played again with the mana, and tap another creature.
Blood Artist is awesome for when any creature dies. Shrapnel Blast your opponent's creature, they lose 2 life and you gain 2. May be worth considering a swap with Impact Tremors.
3 weeks ago
Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of cards. I'd take a look at Blade of the Bloodchief, Genesis Chamber, Profane Command, Lashwrithe, Indulgent Aristocrat/Bloodthrone Vampire, Dark Prophecy, Grave Pact, Yahenni, Undying Partisan Jinxed Idol and Spawning Pit and mix and match to try and get maximum value from that sweet graveyard recursion.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Playing Triskelion is good, i'd recommend it, but i don't want my deck to devolve into an infinite combo deck. Nothing against them or anything but they kind of make a lot of the other cards irrelevant, persuading me to just focus on the combo, but then i realise mono-black combo isnt too efficent in combo strats without counterspells so i steer clear haha
1 month ago
Bloodthrone Vampire can do in a pinch but it gets killed more easily since there are more removal for creatures than artifacts. Also, it does not provide you an alternate (outside of combat) and instant speed way to win the game.
1 month ago
An alternative sac outlet to Viscera Seer would be good. Bloodthrone Vampire is not a bad suggestion. I think i'll try to see how Bone Splinters work out for removal. I like Tragic Slip but i think the sacrifice a creature cost in Bone Splinters makes for good synergy and acts a backup sac outlet if I don't have a Viscera Seer out.