Creature — Vampire
Whenever Cordial Vampire or another creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.
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|Modern Horizons (MH1)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cordial Vampire Discussion
1 week ago
1 week ago
also important to note that Path to Exile will not trigger Blade of the Bloodchief or Cordial Vampire. so path is best left in the sideboard while the mainboard uses removal that actually causes the creature to "die". bring in path against things like Wurmcoil Engine and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
1 week ago
So far, I've added Legion Lieutenant, Path to Exile and reduced the number of Aether Vials down to 2 to act as additional "Sorins" for his ultimate ability. I'm thinking I may go the route of Blade of the Bloodchief if I stick to the Cordial Vampires plan.
1 week ago
vampires don't want Aether Vial. you'd be better off using Blade of the Bloodchief and removal. without more removal, your Cordial Vampire is being wasted. add white for Legion Lieutenant, which is way better than Stromkirk Condemned. same cmc, same pt, but the buff is permanent and doesn't require discarding a card.
2 weeks ago
okay firstly add a Mountain to your land base, it allows you to get a red source out of your deck with Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse cut a swamp for it because your land count is perfectly fine for an aggro deck now let's get to the meat of the feast I would cut Zombify for Tortured Existence you only get a mana discount for 8 of the cards in your deck and the repeatability is much better. Sign in Blood should be replaced with Read the Bones digs deeper for 1 more mana. cut Hierophant's Chalice for Heraldic Banner. cut Sorin, Vampire Lord for Ob Nixilis Reignited, and if you cut that one you should cut Sorin's Guide which should be replaced with Cordial Vampire. if you can swing it Captivating Vampire is very good and I can guarantee it will make the deck much better. Bladebrand out for Champion of Dusk super strong and could help you win the game. cut Vampire Neonate for Indulgent Aristocrat. Breaking Point out for Underworld Connections repeatable card advantage. Ill-Gotten Inheritance out for Dark Tutelage again repeatable card draw. Revenge of Ravens out for Bad Moon. and lastly Tribute to Hunger out for Intangible Virtue.
now these are all suggestions and they are just a start, and I tried to keep all the cards around a buck or less besides Captivating Vampire
2 weeks ago
Cordial Vampire might be worth consideration, as it is fairly low cost and makes trading favorably with your vamps a lot more difficult -- the same is also largely true of Stensia Masquerade; Stromkirk Noble is also a decent enough inclusion on the lower end of your curve.
Your land count also feels kind of low, so I'd recommend more mana rocks, probably the Signet cycle for color coverage at a low pricepoint, as well as Talisman of Hierarchy and Talisman of Conviction, not to mention Heraldic Banner as it pumps your tokens and commander as well. If I remember the general advice I've been given, start with 40 lands and knock 1 off for every 2 rocks, so you probably want to work in around 10 forms of ramp if you are going with 35 lands.
For lands themselves, I'd definitely look into Battlefield Forge and Caves of Koilos, as they come in untapped and have a low price point, and you can probably find some decent lifelink options to offset the life cost if you need to, and I'd also say Legion's Landing Flip is probably worth consideration if it is in the budget, as Markov is not a deck that will have trouble flipping it into a land.
1 month ago
Sorry if these are a bit out of budget... they're all in the $3-$5 range (or less) but are very impactful.
Finishers- Shared Animosity, Mirror Entity, and Reconnaissance. Reconnaissance allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped and ready to block by the end of combat. Untaps to avoid bad blocks (only situation you don't deal combat damage), it untaps after first strike but before normal combat damage is dealt, and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step).
1 month ago
Hey, nice budget version of Yawgmoth.
Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Phyrexian Reclamation to keep recurring Gray can be another budget win condition. Yawgmoth can be an enabler for Gray + Reclamation because he can keep sacing Gray. Gray is a very good budget card for mono black in multiplayer Commander where you'll have many opponents. Reclamation's repeatable recursion can be helpful with the strategy of sacing creatures and can recur at instant speed. Gray and Reclamation could replace Cordial Vampire and Palace Siege.
Skirsdag High Priest is an underrated budget card in multiplayer Commander. Repeatable morbid can give you a lot of value, good with token strategies. Tap 1/1 tokens to make 5/5 flying beaters. Yawgmoth can be an enabler to activate morbid at instant speed. The nice thing about morbid in multiplayer Commander is it can be activated when any creature dies which includes an opponents creature on any turn. Priest could replace Manakin.
Dark Ritual is a staple card for black. Plaguecrafter is excellent in multiplayer Commander. With 30x Swamps Mutilate has great scalability. Victimize is powerful budget reanimation. These cards could replace Vona's Hunger, Thaumatic Compass Flip, Songs of the Damned, Never/Return.
Everflowing Chalice and Prismatic Lens could replace Corrupted Grafstone and Manalith. You don't need all mana rocks to make black mana since you have 30x Swamps. Black mana shouldn't be a problem, mana rocks just need to make mana for ramp and that mana is fine as colorless. Chalice can be proliferated which is a big bonus.
Good luck with your deck.