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

acht_deck_manager on What life?

4 hours ago

Just some thoughts in case they help build off of what Immortalized said or provide any other useful things to look at:

Draw

There are a lot of other draw cards too that you might consider:

And countless more. In a deck like this though there's a lot of value to be had in something like Phyrexian Arena since 1 life per upkeep is no biggie with Oloro around

Removal

Here's some other good removal to think about:

Slow Down Taxes

Here are some cards that can really halt your opponent's aggression:

Taxing Creatures

Some other creatures worth mentioning that tax an opponent's life:

Other Notables

Here's some other cards that are worth noting:

  • Pristine Talisman combos well if you have Oloro out (Tap to gain life, spend the mana to draw the card and cost each opponent 1 life)
  • Baleful Strix can be great utility in this kind of deck
  • Reliquary Tower Is always great in draw decks

Additional Thoughts

One card I'd definitely recommend ditching is Azor's Elocutors.

Other cards I see that I'd consider removing if it was me:

I used to play an Oloro deck as well (albeit it with a very different affinity ) using a ton more artifacts and some fun combinations around Darksteel Forge and Nevinyrral's Disk . He's a great commander and a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy the deck and can find something useful in any of my suggestions.

Good luck and happy hunting!

RicketyEng on I'm Bringing Allies Back, Yeah!

1 day ago

I think it would be worth changing 1 Expedition Envoy and 2 Drana's Emissary into 3 Kambal, Consul of Allocation. I think he paired with one or more Cliffhaven Vampire should be a threat you want to focus on.

HunterClaise on Obzedat, The Infinite (Life Gain)

3 days ago

Idyllic Tutor Actually isnt that bad of an Idea. It'd definitely help to get some winning combos out; however, I've never been a big fan of Vampiric Tutor because of it goes on top rather than In hand. It Is a good card though, so adding it might be a good idea, eveb if It's just in the sideboard. Two life isnt anything when comparing it to what I've seen this deck do.

In response to Ob Nixilis Reignited I just feel like he wouldn't fit well within the deck. I've ran him in some other decks and I've never been a big fan.

Cliffhaven Vampire and Defiant Bloodlord are cards that would totally be worth adding into the deck! It'd definitely allow me to focus more on the combo. A Demonic Tutor wouldn't hurt either. Having that extra tutor never hurts.

Thank you all for the suggestions. I'll look into making so adjustments. The feed back helps tremendously.

Catalog9000 on Obzedat, The Infinite (Life Gain)

3 days ago

Cliffhaven Vampire and Defiant Bloodlord also can stand in for Sanguine Bond. Also, there is Demonic Tutor if you need another.

chalto on Clockwork Vampires

4 days ago

Archangel_of_Entropy Thanks for the feedback!

Animation Module seemed like a great repeatable Servo token production engine to sink extra mana into whenever I place a counter, which I do often. With Indulgent Aristocrat its a repeatable + to drop a +1 counter on each of my vampires, or I can end up making more Servo fodder from the extra triggers. I think being able to maintain enough sac fodder is important, especially since having extra can help feed a game winning Ormendahl, Profane Prince  Flip. An Animation Module on board is great to have, though 2 is useless, which is why its a 2-of and not a 4-of like Hidden Stockpile.

As far as Cliffhaven Vampire he's not as great as Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for the CMC, but he has a decent butt for blocking as a 2/4 flying. The passive life gain from Drana's Emissary and all the lifelink from whenever I attack or block with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Gifted Aetherborn, or Indulgent Aristocrat gives us plenty of life gain opportunities to ping our opponent down, making him pretty good offensively or defensively.

I do agree that I think the deck could use some card advantage. Hidden Stockpile's sac to Scry 1 is something but it's not quite enough. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is totally on theme and offers card draw, life loss, life gain, removal, and an almost guaranteed game winning ultimate. At CMC though, he's a bit costly, but could prove useful in mid to late game to wear out my opponent in a more defensive matchup since he should be pretty easy to defend and build up to a win, so I'm definitely thinking of including him in the mainboard.

Other options for card advantage were Asylum Visitor, a decent draw engine with a 3/1 vamp body. However with no opportunity to discard my hand or my opponent's, I'm not sure how often I can take advantage of the card draw unless I'm top-decking. Adding in Heir of Falkenrath  Flip to make it work is an option, though I'm not sure what I'd pull out for them. Probably 2 for 2 with Drana's Emissary and Cliffhaven Vampire.

Another option is adding in spells like Altar's Reap, which makes a great response to a kill spell or otherwise just target a Servo for two cards. If we want to spend life instead of creatures we can go with Succumb to Temptation instead. Another decent option and also on theme though would be Vampiric Rites, and sacrificing a creature to draw a card and gaining a life instead of losing it.

Just some thoughts, I need to proxy and playtest it to see how it goes, but if anyone would like to give it a go, let me know how it works and what changes you made and suggestions you have!

Archangel_of_Entropy on Clockwork Vampires

4 days ago

I think this has potential. It has answers to the meta. May need to drop a card or 2 for consistency. I am not big on Cliffhaven Vampire or Animation Module. This deck needs non-mana card Advantage and right on theme, I would add Sorin, Grim Nemesis main and bring some Gideon out of the sideboard.

JaysomeDecks on Kambal's Advisory Board

6 days ago

Oh, I forgot to mention, Exquisite Blood combos with Sanguine Bond, or the other two I mentioned. You gain life, they lose life. They lose life, you gain life. And onward to infinity.

It also combos with the Cliffhaven Vampire you already run.

Snydog17 on Avian's BloodWeb LF criticism

6 days 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!

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