Cliffhaven Vampire

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

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Oath of the Gatewatch Uncommon

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Cliffhaven Vampire

Creature — Vampire Warrior Ally

Flying

Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Cliffhaven Vampire Discussion

Zakaveus on JUNK Warriors

18 hours ago

Rush of Battle triggering on Cliffhaven Vampire is slick. 3 creatures with lifelink all triggering him and lets say Blood-Chin Rager is on the field and you have that... phew.

Voltron3030 on Teysa's Immortality

3 days ago

Cliffhaven Vampire also goes infinite with Exquisite Blood. I've gotten a few turn 4 or 5 wins with those two. I also think Boon Reflection and Alhammarret's Archive would both be good fits for this deck as they send your life total to triple digits and squash your opponents' hopes of coming back.

wbrannan98 on Drain & Gain

4 days ago

Chasmolinker yea see each enchantment triggers and then resolves before the next piece triggers. Because of this there is time for the opponent to instantly lose once they hit zero. I really reccomend Cliffhaven Vampire because it is a 4 drop to replace Sanguine Bond to win turn 5 ideal.

WynkenBlynken on Orzhov Ally

5 days ago

This is super cool. I play a very similar build. Some of my favorite ally endgame cards are Eerie Interlude and Rally the Ancestors. Both of these are awesome with Cliffhaven Vampire. You can also use eerie interlude at your upkeep when rally the ancestors would exile your stuff and get all your creatures back permanently, not to mention getting a couple of extra ally triggers in there ;)

Also - Gideon, Ally of Zendikar - Incredibly reliable ally generator. The minute I started running him my deck got better.

Awesome deck! +1 :D

Tio_Infernape on Orzhov Ally

1 week ago

Are you sure about using the 4 Kor Bladewhirl and Lantern Scout? Their abilities are usefull, i know, but they are one of those cards that lose value if there's 2 or more onto the battlefield. Maybe swap 1 of those for the last Drana's Emissary and/or Cliffhaven Vampire?

A great deck nonetheless +1

WynkenBlynken on BW Orzhovian Allies

1 week ago

BW Lifedrain Ally Trigger Shenanigans

Forgot to put this in my above post. That's my decklist, in case you're interested. Regarding your point on the blademaster, yes the vigilance and first strike is nice, but I'd say if you're looking for a better first strike ally look to Drana, Liberator of Malakir, especially if you want to do a lot of attacking. He doesn't just make himself bigger, he makes every other attacker bigger before they deal damage.

It looks like I didn't finish my sentence when talking about Hada Freeblade. I find freeblade to be an absolutely fantastic 1-drop. That's the most important part about it. Similarly to my argument for Cliffhaven Vampire over Panharmonicon, while you do lose the first strike and vigilance, you gain tempo and I contend that tempo is probably the most important way you win games with this kind of deck. You always have to be playing things and triggering your other allies on the field, or getting them killed off so you can mass revive them.

Your list is great though. I like it a lot.

LeaPlath on Oros, Life Spender

1 week ago

Might just be me, but Serra Ascendant I find makes you a target and isn't a fun card to play against.

I don't like Sunforger with only 8 targets. I would up the counter of cards it can fetch, Vindicate can become Utter End for example (is hitting lands an issue?).

And I don't think Aid is that great, with how many targets it has/the theme of the deck. I would argue, swords aren't so hot in EDH and don't need to be in every deck, and you've got a cool theme here that you could tune and work on without them, which would free up like 5-6 slots.

If you want to do the draining thing, Firemane Angel is a fun, flavourful card that gains a bit of life. Searing Meditation grinds it into damage which hopefully you can turn into more life. Cliffhaven Vampire is always fun, but I think you need more incidental life gain. Treasury Thrull seems an odd card to be lacking given all your other, much weaker extort. Pontiff of Blight is also a sure in.

Knights of the Black Rose is a bad card, but it does open up a lot more interesting political play. If your meta is durdly play it to encourage attacks a lot more.

I also feel you are a bit light on draw. Either I would include draw engines, such as Well of Lost Dreams and Necropotence, or just more draw spells like Ancient Craving.

WynkenBlynken on BW Orzhovian Allies

1 week ago

I like the concept and I run a very similar deck. I have a lot of suggestions and you can see what you like

Cliffhaven Vampire - imho better than Panharmonicon, especially in tandem with some of the graveyard revival you've got going on. The math gets complicated but it is more effective in terms of mass revival and also ensures you don't have a dead turn where you aren't doing anything because it will trigger any other allies you've got as well. In the early game especially it's usually a better play than panharmonicon.

Hagra Diabolist - extra life loss when he drops. Good finisher. See below for more tomfoolery with this card, he can often end the game in one turn with mass revival.

Hada Freeblade - I run 4 of these over 4 Kazandu Blademaster. Having 1 less attack power for the ability to play it as a 1/2 on the first turn, and the fact that it also gets bigger with every ally you play,

March from the Tomb and Rally the Ancestors - better mass revival than Immortal Servitude in my opinion. If you can get multiple cheap allies back with something like a Cliffhaven Vampire or Hagra Diabolist on the field, you'll often win the game instantly, or at least put it hopelessly out of reach.

Eerie Interlude is also worth a mention, both because of the mass flicker effect and the fact that if you cast it at your upkeep when rally the ancestors would exile all the creatures it revived, they'll come back permanently at your end step. And you get another round of mass triggers when they do.

If you feel like spending a little more on this deck, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Drana, Liberator of Malakir are both fantastic cards. Sorry for throwing a lot of stuff at you, these are just bits of insight I've picked up elsewhere. Have fun with this, it's definitely my favorite deck to play.

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