Captivating Vampire


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Captivating Vampire

Creature — Vampire

Other Vampire creatures you control get +1/+1.

Tap five untapped Vampires you control: Gain control of target creature. It becomes a Vampire in addition to its other types.

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Captivating Vampire Discussion

redhead4 on Orzhov BW Vampire-Tokens

1 week ago

nlidmasterThank you for your help! I tried putting Blood Artist for the drain several times, but all the good creatures for the deck have a pretty good black devotion rate, so i took one nocturnus and all the high-B-required cards in purpose, for being able to pay several Kalastria Highborn triggers with the Nykthos. That makes her actually better than the Blood Artist and solves a little bit the curve problem that almost all Vampire decks have (maybe not the BR). I tried it and by all means 3 Nykthos are too much, so you're right XD. But I'd leave 2 in there, because of what I said.

This Deck is still on progress, it's still a prototype, so your comment is helping me a lot! I'll have to test it against other modern decks to see what it's lacking. The problem of the 4-drops is true, but Captivating Vampire seems just not as good as Bloodline Keeper... Maybe I'll put Queen's Commission instead of Call to the Feast, taking in consideration the x3 Anointed Procession.

I'll check it and I'll let you know. I'll insist in the deck, because I love Orzhov and I love Vampires, so... I won't surrender till I see this work.

Thanks a lot again!

Falconone on Drink Up

3 weeks ago

What about Captivating Vampire or also a Coat of Arms? They work also well with the many same typ creatures. Also i think Vampire Nighthawk is better as Vampire Envoy and Skymarch Bloodletter, Nighthawk is flying with lifelink and deathtouch for 3 Mana and that is something i dont want to miss.

toastySmorc on Vampire EDH

1 month ago

Hi there! I worked on a very similar build before the Commander 2017 Series, and I have a few tips.

this Olivia is stronger as a Timmy Aggro general, so you want to have some brutally efficient early game, rather than cards like Dark Impostor, which are high value but very slow. Also, it would be much better for you to add vampires and vampire synergy, rather than Madness cards, as they are less efficient. Here are my recommendations

CUT: Archfiend of Ifnir, Dark Impostor, Insatiable Gorgers, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Stromkirk Occultist. Vampire Cutthroat, Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Faith of the Devoted, Gibbering Descent, Fiery Temper, Alms of the Vein, Gisa's Bidding, From Under the Floorboards, Blood Tribute, Cultivator's Caravan, Hedron Archive

ADD: Vampire Nocturnus, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Captivating Vampire, Olivia Voldaren, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Smuggler's Copter, Lightning Bolt, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Living Death, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Coat of Arms, Phyrexian Arena, Outpost Siege, Living Death.

KIngWiggins on W: Super Long Updated List ...

1 month ago

I have a large amount of new additions for wants, so I have updated again after some trades. Looking to work on/finish 3 EDH Projects. Here is what I need most.

I would also like to say I may be willing to work out a trade for Karn if anyone wants to work out a deal for ~$55 worth of cards off Star City, Card Kingdom, or TCG Player, but that's another story, Otherwise I can look at binders.

For Superfriends:
Garruk, Apex Predator
Gideon, Champion of Justice
Venser, the Sojourner (SOM Preferred, likely will take either)
Ramos, Dragon Engine
Captain Sisay
Fetches/Shocks (Filler if needed)

For Edgar EDH:
Plenty of other Vamps, just ask/I will look through binders

For Phelddagrif Group EDH:
Dakra Mystic
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Indentured Djinn
Questing Phelddagrif
Shizuko, Caller of Autumn
Walking Archive
Windborn Muse

Eladamri's Vineyard
Rites of Flourishing
Teferi's Moat
Unifying Theory
Vow of Flight
Vow of Wildness

New Frontiers
Sylvan Offering
Temporary Truce

Adarkar Wastes
Treva's Ruins

Super Updated Binder

AMJacker on sBooky vamBires

1 month ago

ya not a bad idea keyb . I dropped all >2CC vampires to make sure I get 5 out and start snagging their creatures with Captivating Vampire . Once that starts happening they usually scoop. Afraid that would show that down but I'll throw a couple in and give it a playtest this weekend (proxies/ I don't think I own any).

JakeHarlow on Hold the Garlic, Please

1 month ago

@ akkd: Sorry for the extraordinarily late reply, I haven't been very active on T/O for the past year. Now that Drana is out of Standard, she is easily a budget card. I think she is stronger than Captivating Vampire here, so I'd actually cut three of them for her (which actually reduces the price of the deck). Drana is very aggressive and works well in a deck like this. Good suggestion!

Xica on To be aggro or not ...

1 month ago

The problem with Captivating Vampire is that its strong on a winning board position, while it doesn't even com close to Stromkirk Captain when it comes to recovering, and climbing from behind - thus it mainly helps in winning more, but is not much use if you are behind, be it because you face a faster deck, or because you had unlucky draws, had to mulligan too much etc.
First strike allows chump blockers to gang up on monstrosities like Tasigur, the Golden Fang, and kill it without sacrificing themselves for the goal.
And with 4x Gifted Aetherborn, 4x Vampire Nighthawk you would have plenty of chance to get the first strike + deattouch combo.
Which should read "if this card block or becomes blocked destroy the creature blocking it or that it blocks".

Being able to use Collected Company with Captivating Vampire to steal a creature, is no real benefit, when you can block and kill the same creature if you have Stromkirk Captain, often even without additional creatures from coco.
And lifegain from the unblocked first strike + deattouch creatures is something that completely alters the way games go.

And playing B/R gives Kolaghan's Command to compliment Stromkirk Captain, and the instant at worst is a discard + shock built in one, and at best it can recur a crippling creature that the opponent just removed.

In my humble opinion the two strongest one drop of the tribe are Vampire Cutthroat & Shadow Alley Denizen
Evasion and lifegain (with a ~unblockable body) are lot better than trading a point of life every turn for +1/+1, or having creatures that don't become relevant unless the opponent is below 10 life - especially when the deck has zero ways to directly reduce life totals in the 1st place

sylvannos on To be aggro or not ...

1 month ago

@Xica: Ideally, I think, you'd play red for Stromkirk Captain, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Falkenrath Gorger, and possibly Stromkirk Noble. Then, you'd have nothing but lords or cards that trigger your Aristocrats package. You'll notice in that list I posted my friend was using a lot of filler so that he had his 1 and 2 drop slots.

The other factor is how much quicker you can flood the board. Since you can instantly dump 2 vampires into play at the end of your opponent's turn, Captivating Vampire is a much more powerful card. 2 vampires on the field, 2 get flashed in at the end of the turn, then untap and play Captivating Vampire makes matchups like Tron much easier.

I do like Call the Bloodline, as you mentioned. That card is nuts regardless of which build you go with. It's Bitterblossom and Pack Rat combined into 1 card for vampires.

@IlGuale: I think the only things you really need would be black fetchlands and 2 Overgrown Tombs, with 4 copies of Collected Company.

If you want to go purely mono-black, then you need all of the 1-drop, 2-power vampires you can get your hands on. MtG Goldfish has this list that's pretty solid for mono-black vampires on a budget.

I still think even in mono-black, you're not going to beat other mono-black midrange builds (a la Phyrexian Obliterator Devotion). Playing a faster curve with lots of creatures and finishing your opponent off with Vampire Nocturnus is going to be easier than trying to control the board.

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