Call to the Feast
Create three 1/1 white Vampire creature tokens with lifelink.
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Call to the Feast Discussion
1 day ago
Good ideas here. I'm building a similar deck. A few notes from what I've found playing mine:
I'd drop one copy each of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Vona, Butcher of Magan because of their legendary status. I'd still keep three copies of Mavren to make sure you draw one, but I think four is too many.
Run Legion's Landing Flip! Four of them! It's a great card and yeah, it's legendary, but never a dead card because you can always cast it to get a token and then lose one to the legend rule. It's probably the best 1-drop for BW Vampires right now.
Bishop of the Bloodstained has potential to come in for a huge amount of damage. I run four of these and also run two (might bump to three) Call to the Feast to curve into it. Spend turns 1-4 building as massive a board as possible, then drop the Bishop for anywhere from 5-10 life. Related, I don't like Queen's Commission as well. Call is just a little better and also fits a better slot on the curve, I feel.
Duskborne Skymarcher and Skymarch Bloodletter are both good cards as well. I especially like the Skymarcher because it can often get in for a little early damage, and it works well with Mavren, often giving you a chance to swing with a vampire that your opponent can't block, getting you a token without risking your creature count.
Shefet Dunes has potential, though I haven't gotten much mileage out of it yet.
I'm going to run Dusk / Dawn instead of Settle the Wreckage. It's a Sorcery instead, which is unfortunate, but it comes with the advantage of often being a one-sided board wipe since most of your dudes are small enough to duck under it. It also has the added benefit of being able to recover you from a board wipe by pulling a bunch of your 1 & 2 drops out of your yard.
Speaking of board wipe answers, while I like Bloodcrazed Paladin, I feel like it's a sideboard card. You could maybe run one or two copies main, but I think I'm going to keep mine in the side. It's also possible that Duress should also be a sideboard card.
Oh, and Anointed Procession. Because duh.
What do you think?
3 days ago
I have a friend who has really put a lot of time into a Standard Ixalan Vampire deck, he has tried a bit of everything. Crested Sunmare makes this deck theme really strong, so does Angel of Invention. I wouldnt use both, but slotting two of one of those cards in will give you mid to late game power that the tribal vampires dont have right now. Also, Fumigate is a good boardwipe for when youre down and need a boost.
Heres his decklist
4x Fatal Push
2x Shefet Dunes
Adanto Vanguard and Mark of the Vampire is a really broken combo. You swing for 5, if they block him and it could kill him, you pay 4 life and he is invincible. You gain one life, probably kill the blocker, and Adanto hangs around.
Also, if youre aware of how Anointed Procession stack, if you have two of them out and play Call to the Feast, thats 12 tokens you create. One Anointed doubles, two does 4x. So its worth the slots for them.
3 days ago
You're probably right, at this point we're just nit-picking. But I think tossing in one or two Call to the Feasts would be sick with an annointed procession out.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions!
My main reason for running Queen's Commission over Call to the Feast is for curve purposes. We're light on quality 3-drops, especially since Mavren Fein is Legendary and we only want to run 3, but Queen's Commission fills that gap perfectly. Color isn't a problem by the time we have 4 lands on the battlefield, I just really don't want to run any more 4-drops than absolutely necessary.
You're totally right about Adanto Vanguard. I was skeptical that we'd be able to afford paying 4 life all the time to keep it alive but it turns out that that's not really that bad most of the time. I'd still like to fit Skyblade in here somehow, as an evasive, Shock-proof 2-drop hits a lot of sweet spots for this deck. The deck does have two flex slots currently taken by Duress (or by Vampire's Zeal, if you can run Fatal Push in its place), so maybe Skyblade would work better there as Vanguard 5-6. I might give that a try and then switch back to Vampire's Zeal if it doesn't work out.
1 week ago
I have been using Call to the Feast as a two of in my deck and it's been incredible when I can play it, but I already have the play sets of Concealed Courtyard so I can see where Queen's Commission is better in terms of mana.
Adanto Vanguard is absolutely ridiculous. Please play that over Skyblade of the Legion. Yes, it only has 1 toughness, but I've had nothing but great things to say about that card. People really underestimate the work it can do.
Otherwise, great deck as always. :)
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
If you really go for tokens try Anointed Procession.