Captivating Vampire

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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2011 Core Set 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

Yuri200X on

1 day ago

TheDuggernaught... Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond isn't a game-winning combo. It sets the game at a draw because it has only mandatory actions...

Dromund, TheDuggernaught listed many decent vampires in the comment he made and I think if we choose a midrange route and go Mono-Black, we can achieve some nice stuff...

Some raw sketch for the deck I pictured in my mind would be:


18 creatures



12 interaction spells



7 enchantments & artifacts



22 lands

See what you think of this idea

TheDuggernaught on

1 day ago

Okay, I guess the next place to start is by going over the various archetypes for vampires in modern. They are a pretty flexible tribe, so there are lots of directions you can take them. Aggro, midrange, control, and even combo-esque strategies are pretty viable avenues to explore.All the lists are pretty much comprised of the following creatures depending on which direction you want to go: Bloodghast, Vampire Nocturnus, Stromkirk Captain, Stromkirk Noble, Captivating Vampire, Shadow Alley Denizen, Pulse Tracker, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn (AKA Vampire Nightwalk), Vampire Lacerator, Vampire Cutthroat, Stromkirk Condemned, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Insolent Neonate, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Indulgent Aristocrat, Falkenrath Gorger, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Bloodthrone Vampire, Blood Artist, Viscera Seer, Blood Seeker, Asylum Visitor, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and Gatekeeper of Malakir.

Aggro lists generally stay super low to the ground in regards to CMC and include a lot of lords. Given the low CMC. Aether Vial also starts to become very good -- especially since all the lords tend to hang at 3 CMC.

There are multiple routes to midrange. One route is to to try and abuse the madness effect to turn Liliana of the Veil's +1 into a 1 sided effect.

The other is slightly more combo-y. Aristocrats is an interesting archetype that abuses the recursiveness of Bloodghast, the life-loss triggers from Blood Artist, and the instant speed sacrifice effects of Viscera Seer, Bloodthrone Vampire, Falkenrath Aristocrat and Indulgent Aristocrat. I also personally like Reassembling Skeleton, Gravecrawler, Doomed Traveler, and or Bloodsoaked Champion in the list to further be able to abuse the Blood Artist triggers with more sacrifice fodder. White also gives access to things like Rally the Ancestors -- which can be a brutal play to ping for a lot of dmg with Blood Artist triggers.

There is also more traditional midrange which just aims to play threats that if left unanswered -- typically win you the game. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and Olivia Voldaren are all very dangerous cards for your opponent to leave in play, and Gatekeeper of Malakir can be a huge pain given his ability to not only provide a decent body, but also take down an opponent's creature with his kicker cost. Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn are also good for similar reasons. they trade profitably wirh almost any creature and have the benefit of giving you back some life.

There are 3 routes for combo that you can also go -- the first involves Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Intruder Alarm. The second route is Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood + vampire's ability to easily ping for 1 somehow to trigger the combo. The third is Mindcrank or Duskmantle Guildmage + Bloodchief Ascension.

Control would likely play vampires that double as control (Gatekeeper of Malakir, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn), lots of kill spells and discard, and some planeswalkers.

I can definitely help you refine a list once you have a basic archetype in mind. Right now you seem to be in between aggro and midrange. Which is perfectly fine. You can mix and match a little bit. Devotion, as another user suggested, is also viable -- however vampires do not really have a ton of super good ways to use oodles of mana.

Firebones675 on Sorin's Blood-fix and Chill

2 days ago

Captivating Vampire, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and Blade of the Bloodchief are good in decks with a lot of vampires if you can get your hands on some of them. I know they aren't the most budget of cards but figured i'd mention them in case you ever get a chance to pick them up for cheap.

Firebones675 on Vamp McNasty

2 days ago

Stromkirk Captain, Urge to Feed and Captivating Vampire might be considerations.

ZackBinks on Modern Vampires

3 days ago

I highly recommend putting in cards like Fatal Push, Gifted Aetherborn, Captivating Vampire, and perhaps even Bloodghast.

musicman3310 on

1 week ago

Would anyone happen to know some good budget friendly creatures to throw in here, kinda like a proxy? I know Blood Artist for Kalastria Highborn and maybe Paragon of Open Graves for Captivating Vampire but what about for Bloodline Keeper  Flip?

musicman3310 on

1 week ago

I've attempted to make it more budget friendly. I got under $100 dollars. Any ideas for replacements for Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Captivating Vampire.

Firebones675 on MizzMizz

2 weeks ago

For modern here are a few cards that aren't in standard i'd consider depending on how aggro you get Lightning Bolt, Bloodghast, Faithless Looting, Stromkirk Noble, Stromkirk Captain, Captivating Vampire, Vampire Nighthawk, Psychotic Episode,

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