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Call the Bloodline
, Discard a card: Create a 1/1 black Vampire knight token with lifelink. Activate this ability only once per turn.
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Call the Bloodline Discussion
3 weeks ago
Yet another option... Zombie Fest.
Discard Crawlers, Bloodghasts, Amalgams, Dread Wanderers, Darkblasts... basically anything with Dredge, Madness, Unearth, or some kind of self-recursion. Make lots of Zombie tokens.
Run it with Life from the Loam x4 + Squee, Goblin Nabob x4, also.
1 month ago
I run a vampire deck and I use Blade of the Bloodchief and Yahenni, Undying Partisan along with Call the Bloodline for some super cheese, but I highly recommend Stromkirk Condemned and some madness cards.
1 month ago
I love Gifted Aetherborn probably one of my favorite vamps truthfully, but I was trying to limit creatures requiring 2 black mana turn two considering I want to be able to play a red spell turn one. Though if I had better mana base I could probably be fine (money is an issue however). Im fine with stromkirk condemned costing two black mana because I figure he is useful regardless of when hes played, though I suppose aetherborn is too. And bloodghast can be discarded and brought back with landfall.
1 month ago
Why no main deck Collective Brutality?
Gifted Aetherborn is also a solid vampire even with no madness
Thought about Smuggler's Copter? It's a good madness enabler, and flyer. You should test it out. Worked great in a madness build I've done in the past
1 month ago
Looks pretty sweet! This seems about the best it can be, unless you wanted to go not-as-budget and grab 4 Bloodstained Mire to filter out lands and a couple Thoughtseizes to be able to hand-hate against Tron, etc., the mainboard seems good enough. Some other interesting cards:
Call the Bloodline: 1 mana for a 1/1 Vampire Knight with lifelink, discarding a card, not bad. Only once per turn, though.
Anyways, that's all I got for now! Hopefully this helps a bit
2 months ago
I don't think two instances of madness is enough to justify 6 discard outlets. Heir of Falkenrath Flip could be Vampire Nighthawk and Call the Bloodline could be Gifted Aetherborn, and you'd probably create more tempo that way. All in all, I don't even think red is necessary if you're not going to use Falkenrath Gorger, Olivia Voldaren, etc. Vampire Lacerator, Kalastria Highborn, Sangromancer, and Gatekeeper of Malakir are some potential alternatives to Stromkirk Captain and Stensia Masquerade. Urge to Feed and Feast of Blood might be replacements for Lightning Bolt and Stensia Banquet. Or if you needed the burn to go face, maybe try Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire.
2 months ago
Hey, man. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Life was kind of a whirlwind for me, for a bit.
Anyway, I have messed around with this quite a bit, on the playtest feature (prior & latest versions). I'm curious how much playtime you've gotten with it, & what your findings have been.
I'm wondering if you're finding it to be a tad color-greedy, with double/triple black + double green + double white mana costs. I know I definitely had this problem at first. Opening hands without a fetch were usually rough... and I would pretty much fold to Blood Moon.
If you've had the same experience, I'd consider choosing a color to be your spalsh-color... probably white, in your case (I went with green)... then trim back your manabase, & cut the double-cost cards. In your case, looks like Gideon Trials only.
You've got 16 out of 24 potential white sources in your manabase. That's huge... I'd trim some. Maybe try more fetches, more Overgrown Tomb, & some Treetop Village. I'm curious if you find that Haunted Fengraf works well? I think I'd rather another manland, or another basic, in this slot.
Worm Harvest had always looked too slow to me, although admittedly I've never tried it. What do you think of it?
A while back, I found that Life from the Loam really wasn't doing much for me. I would never dredge for it. It was there for land recovery following Smallpox... but I didn't always need that. It was also there to combo with Raven's Crime, or CoBru, or to hold onto something good in my hand whilst Lili was out. Which was okay. I had cut Loams down to two... until I tried Zombie Infestation. This was a game-changer for me. Having an engine for Loam, I went back up to 4. Something to consider, maybe.
I'm considering investing more heavily in the Loam-discard cycle; possibly by adding a 4th Zombie Infestation, a 1-of Call the Bloodline, maybe even a Squee, Goblin Nabob for discarding. I have already tried Peace of Mind x1 mainboard. It's underwhelming, except v. Burn. Then it's gold.
But back to your build: I think Garruk Wildspeaker is fantastic. Have you considered adding Utopia Sprawls, & possibly another Death Cloud or two? Maybe a third Garruk, plus a Kitchen Finks or two to help stabilize? Or, if you'd rather, Wall of Roots or Sakura-Tribe Elder. Drop Loams back down to two. Then try to ramp for big Death Clouds. This is probably the direction I would try to go, if green were my number two + white was my splash.
If you have trouble with fast creature aggro, Bontu's Last Reckoning is fantastic. I've also considered trading out my remaining creatures (Bob) for sweepers. But my meta is just too fond of creature-light control; Snapcasters only, or Snaps/Quellers.
Anyway, there are a few of my thoughts... if you're still playing your AbzPox semi-frequently, I'd love to hear your findings, & hear how it's doing. Good matchups? Bad matchups? I could possibly recommend some silver bullets, if you'd like.
2 months ago
Your deck NEEDS Nameless Inversion. The changeling rule makes it a knight and two mana for repeatable +3/-3 at instant speed? Yes, yes please. I would drop 2-5 of the less impressive knights for greater draw power. Other possibilities for discard sources would be Anvil of Bogardan, Call the Bloodline, Grimoire of the Dead, Key to the City, Necromancer's Stockpile, Tortured Existence, Conqueror's Foothold or Geier Reach Sanitarium depending on how much having non knight creatures bother you, although I think Geier Reach Sanitarium is worth it. Necrologia acts as a one turn Necropotence without the exile draw back to sculpt your hand and fill your graveyard by paying 10-20 life.