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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
2 days ago
Look at the classic Enduring Renewal decks for wincons. I'd reccomend the traditional Atog (which is modern legal) and Bloodthrone Vampire to enable a stable sacrifice core to the deck. 12 non-artifact creatures at max, but more likely 8. Myr Retriever is a traditional part of these combos alongside things like Altar of the Brood, but something as simple as a Semblance Anvil or set of Foundry Inspectors are usually used to enable things. I'd consider Genesis Chamber and Myr Sire to add some more threat to the pia/aetheros threat, and Myr Moonvessel if you want a self-casting option. Glaze Fiend is an interesting replacement for salivating, and is an artifact itself, similarly Salvage Slasher and Salvage Titan are also options.Good luck with the testing!
1 week ago
OK, so mono black vamps. You'll live or die on sideboard, I'd reccomend a set of Pithing Needles, Ratchet Bomb and as much hand disruption as you can afford. highborn I've always found to underperform outside of Blade of the Bloodchief/Bloodchief Ascension because of the mana investment. Keeping mana up like that really doesn't go well with the spam creatures plan. If you're running Vampire Lacerator go all in with the Indulgent Aristocrat and Bloodthrone Vampires with something like Whip of Erebos or swap it out for something better at stalling- Gifted Aetherborn is a better Vampire Nighthawk in any meta that doesn't care about the flying. Run both if stalling to midgame and not running whip. Vampire Hexmage while great, should be sideboard for times when first strike matters or plainswalkers. Consider more Gatekeeper of Malakir- they trade excellently, and win games. Lillana of the viel is fantastic if you plan a sideboard to functionally turn this into 8-rack, or run more disposable creatures, but might be a wasted investment unless you have them already from another deck- Ensnaring Bridge and Call the Bloodline normally performs better in this tribal if games stall like that. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of modern mono black cards- if you think something is missing please let me know, and remember to playtest extensively before diving into bigger budget cards.
2 weeks ago
All I'm seeing is a control the board and swarm win-con, correct? While ok, how about a couple more avenues to victory that utilize the tokens you produce in an aristocrat way?
Adding sac outlets like Nantuko Husk, Bloodthrone Vampire, Blood Bairn, etc. allow you to create one big guy to swing in utilizing your Rogue's Passage. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord could be added in to fling that engorged creature too for an instant win. You can also add in effects like Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact to further clear the board, or Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat to whittle your opponents' life away.
Other than that, yea, definitely more lands, ramp, and card draw should be added to ensure consistency.
She looks fun, I might build her too, in the meantime I'll be interested to see how this evolves.
2 weeks ago
I'll definetly swap the the Bloodthrone Vampire and Reassembling Skeleton for Viscera Seer and Bloodsoaked Champion. I would add in Path to Exile but unfortunatelly it goes a little above my budget. Maybe I'll add it to the deck in a future upgrade but for now I'll stick to the Fatal Push since I will almost always have the revolt trigger from sacking creatures. IMO I believe that Sram's Expertise would work well in this deck, especially if I have Lingering Souls on hand when I play it as it would give me 5 tokens for just 4 mana. I think I'm running too many lands since most my spells have 1 or 2 cmc with some exceptions, maybe I'll cut a couple of basic lands and run Teysa, Orzhov Scion or Judge's Familiar instead. What do you think?
2 weeks ago
So, as an Aristocrats play, I should warn you, this will never by a top teir deck. However, it can be competitive enough to get you some wins and hold its own at a FNM type thing. And of course, they are fun as hell to play
Here is my advice: Bloodthrone Vampire is not worth the space. It does nothing for you the turn you play it and it cant protect itself. I would trade them out for Viscera Seer. Not only is it a one drop, but if they try to kill it you can sac it to itself and get a scry out of it. This can help you find one you your important pieces, such as a Blood Artist.
Next, in my experience, Reassembling Skeleton is often worse than Bloodsoaked Champion. True, Champion cant block, but you have plenty of tokens to do that. Champion lets you have a reeeally agressive 1 drop to start dealomg damage early. And it is incredibly easy to get the "raid" trigger. Having it sneak through damage on turn 2 and 3 can be the difference between winning or losing. It is so much easier killing someone from 14 life than 18 especially if you are relying on Artist triggers.
Adding a forth Tidehollow Sculler may be worth it. Especially once you add Viscera Seer. Turn one seer, turn two Sculler, then sac the sculler as it enters the battlefield. They never will get their card back and you get a free scry.
I am not sure about Sram's Expertise seems fun, but idk how powerful it is. I havent used it.
Anyways, have fun. I love Aristocrat decks. Its awesome to see others playing it. Here is my deck if you want to check it out: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/-modern-aristocrats-/
3 weeks ago
Black/white modern vampires. Nice choice- Tithe Drinker is good enough to encourage the switch on their own, and Blood Baron of Vizkopa is an insanely resilient threat, so I can get behind it. Anguished Unmaking mainboard in place of batwing- it answers so many threats that it deserves to be there.
I have a mono black toolbox list here Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox that contains most of the tools I've seen used in modern mono black- feel free to look through, or ask for advice. Long story short though, Gatekeeper of Malakirx4.
Biggest thing white adds is easy access to creature spam/lifegain shenanigans. Indulgent Aristocrat/Blade of the Bloodchief/Bloodthrone Vampire/Doomed Traveler/Mantle of Leadership/Pawn of Ulamog/Blood Artist type fun for unexpected power and a lot of tokens often outranges affinity with lifelink and outspeeds midrange whlist still gaining obscene amounts of life. Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos just makes it all the sweeter.
Concealed Courtyard is in print at the moment, and enemy coloured support is fairly budget at the moment.
Stromkirk Captain is the best multicolor vampire, with supporty in red for Shared Animosity and Graven Cairns relatively cheap (compared to equivalent cards in other colours), but low cost lifelink/lifegain in white is more money efficient when hunting for key cards. Youve made a nice choice of white spells to help stabilize the game, mainboarding options some other decks would dismiss to sideboard will siginificantly improve the strategy's longevity against most midrange whilst preserving budget. Look for Pithing Needle (for plainswalkers) and Ratchet Bomb for token/emergency enchantment removal if you can, it rounds out a lot of sideboards. Blind Obedience works well. Dawn Charm will act as a fantastic multi-purpose spell in those slots if you can find copies. Apostle's Blessing is a slightly different rebuff the wicked if you want more copies, and can be played in mono black.
I'll reccomend making this a low cost lifelink creatures deck and hunting over the current soul sisters variants to identify other options- Ajani's Pridemate is a reasonable option for massive power (the lack of vampire typing matters less than you'd expect, as you aren't running the big tribal spells). You have a pretty powerful creature suite, so protecting it or making it resilient is going to be king. In mono Imp's Mischief, Duress and Phyrexian Arena-type effects is usually enough to offset removal. Artifacts and enchantments in black can be an issue, so heavy hand-pruning works well to offset that- Tidehollow Sculler/Cloudshift or Delirium Skeins/madness to use your sideboard to functionally become 8-rack.
Green splash works well in slower metas, permitting more versatile hate in Abrupt Decay, more powerful non-bob card advantage in Collected Company and Asceticism to lock you into longer games, but the lack of non-kicker etb vampires makes it less excellent than other options, though the addition of hasty stuff is pretty fun.
All told, black has a really big, versatile toolkit to work with and while it might not have 'destroy target artifact or enchantment', four Duress, four Imp's Mischief and four Dash Hopes is enough to mess with anyone's plans. And if they're creatures, deathtouch, Geth's Verdict, Dismember and Vendetta are all spells.
1 month ago
Makes sense. He's really funny when you swing with Nantuko Husk and sac him like 5 times in a row. Have you considered switching the husk for Bloodthrone Vampire? Basically the same thing, but a little cheaper.
1 month ago
First of all, with this high CMC you need 24 lands.
While I understand you are trying to sacrifice your creatures for beneficial effects, the high converted mana cost of your deck makes it kind of hard to work with.
Here are some lower cost creatures that could be good:
Augur of SkullsBasal Sliver (mana accelerator to cast Ruthless Deathfang faster)Bile UrchinBlind ZealotBlood BairnBloodthrone VampireCarrier Thrall (mana accelerator, 2x creature)Corpse HaulerDeath CultistDemonic Taskmaster (need tokens spawn everyturn)Devouring SwarmWestvale Abbey Flip This is a must have.Disciple of Griselbrand Save yourself.Doomed Necromancer Worth it.Eldrazi Skyspawner Mana acceleratorFont of ReturnFume SpitterGnawing ZombieGutless GhoulMerciless ExecutionerMortician Beetle -------> Cause why not.Nezumi Bone-Reader ControlPawn of Ulamog mana acceleratorQarsi SadistQuest for the GravelordThoughtpicker Witch controlThrull Surgeon controlVampiric RitesVoracious Null
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