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

Applesauce_Magician on Black/Red Deck

5 days ago

Honestly, I think you could morph this into a R/B Vampire Tribal deck pretty easily. You already have quite a few cards that give boosts to Vampires, so why not but in some Stromkirk Captain, Stensia Masquerade, Captivating Vampire, Vampire Outcasts, Blade of the Bloodchief, Urge to Feed, and Blood Tribute. You could also go with a strong R/B Vampire deck that uses Madness too, using those discard abilities plus Falkenrath Gorger.

Callmegkill on Life Leech

1 week ago

I'd say drop the Sign in Bloods and Extirpate. Both aren't doing much for you in the mainboard. You could always add Surgical Extraction into your sideboard later one. With the 4 extra spaces I'd add 2x Bloodghast and 2x Bloodline Keeper  Flip. You also may want to consider Captivating Vampire, he's pretty great in aggro vampire decks.

Snydog17 on Avian's BloodWeb LF criticism

1 week ago

To streamline this deck, I personally would run only 2 color and 60 cards. Having only BW would limit a few of the things you could do, but would provide you with a more consistent function, and allow for greater theme in your deck. I might splash green for several spells.

Powerful cards to run multiples of: Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Blood Artist, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Captivating Vampire, Bloodlord of Vaasgoth

Black and white cards to keep: Cliffhaven Vampire, Alms of the Vein

Recommendations: Nyx-Fleece Ram, Go for the Throat or Doom Blade, Heroes' Reunion, Wrath of God or Damnation for black wrath, Vampire Nighthawk, Wall of Essence

I hope that that will get you started, and good luck with your deckbuilding!

Happymaster19 on What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse

1 week ago

I do like lowering the curve by cutting extra copies of top end legends. The three drop slot is a little light though and I notice you play even more creatures in your list than mine and your list values black for Nocturnus. Maybe Captivating Vampire as a one of? If not, maybe just good ol Vampire Nighthawk. Something to fill that three slot with more black.

hardhitta71194 on From Dusk Till Dawn

1 week ago

It's not completely early attack plan per say, it's just with cards like Stromkirk Noble the earlier you play him the better, he grows on his own then combines with stuff like Stensia Masquerade. He is usually the biggest creature on board.

I also plan to replace Lightning Strike with Lightning Bolt but all my bolts are in other decks ATM.

The reason for no Captivating Vampire is because I don't have room. lol He's defiantly a good card though.

gabrjaws on From Dusk Till Dawn

1 week ago

Usually in an early attack plan deck I choose to have up to eight one drops, not including burn/kill spells such as Lightning Bolt, Lightning Axe or Tragic Slip. Why no Captivating Vampire's? At least one in the maindeck could be helpful, you could always sideboard them out for extra burn against decks with few creatures. Oh, Kalastria Highborn would be absolutely ridiculous alongside a Viscera Seer.

lithium142 on the eternal thirst (mono black vamps)

2 weeks ago

this deck is definitely in the right direction. I think a couple Gatekeeper of Malakirs would be a strong addition, and (although this one is a tad more expensive) Captivating Vampire would be exactly what this deck needs to go to the next level.

as a consistency move, you have no reliable way to trigger morbid for Tragic Slip, and it's very important for instant speed removal to be usable in combat, and not just after combat. I'd swap all of those for Victim of Night, or if you cannot, move those Dismembers to the main deck.

There are a lot of other things that would be strong in here, but they are all pretty much $10 and above. save for maybe Inquisition of Kozilek, but it looks a little awkward having 3 inquisitions with no Thoughtseize to back it

Yuri200X on Vampire Black

3 weeks ago

You're still playing somewhat weak creatures and cards: Bloodbond Vampire, Crypt Ghast, Chalice of Life  Flip, Eternal Thirst and Exquisite Blood. And I also think you should run 24 lands.

These cards are still awkward... They have low impact on the early game, which Modern needs.

They all sum 14 slots (accounting for the 2 lands i think you should let go)... Let's say you switched them for:

2 Gifted Aetherborns, 2 Captivating Vampires, 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghets, 3 Gatekeeper of Malakirs, 2 Inquisition of Kozileks and 3 Victim of Nights (or Ultimate Prices).

Total of another 14 cards. Take a look at them. Compare their power to the other cards I said that are "awkward"... These cards all carry more weight with them. This is called card quality.

You'd be able to remove opposing threats more efficiently, make the opponent sacrifice troublesome threats you can't really remove (Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, for example). And you'd be able to preemptively disrupt their hand with more discard.

I believe building a competitive Vampire deck in Modern is hard, but possible. I just think you should focus on more efficient cards.


As for your sideboard, try to focus on beating decks you have trouble beating. Let's say you have issues against Storm or Scapeshift... then think of adding Duress or Lost Legacy in your SB. Against graveyard decks like Collected Melira, Dredge or BGx Delirium: Leyline of the Void/Relic of Progenitus. Against Tron: Pithing Needle, Rain of Tears, Duress, Thoughtseize and discard in general. Against creature-based decks (with small creatures): Drown in Sorrow/Flaying Tendrils. And so on.

Try to focus on adding cards that'll help with other decks in the meta. Blood Tribute only looks cool, but it is 6 mana to cast... and you could do many more relevant things with 6 or less mana... like Damnation or Batterskull, Wurmcoil Engine.

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