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Creature — Vampire Assassin
: Exile target creature and put a +1/+1 counter on Dark Impostor.
Dark Impostor has all activated abilities of all creature cards exiled with it.
Dark Impostor Discussion
2 weeks ago
borjaambroce - It is most assuredly possible! With that focus in mind, I would cut all of the aristocrats cards you're currently running that wouldn't advance your new plan!
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Cruel Celebrant - 100% aristocrat card. Doesn't fit wit the new plan
Dictate of Erebos - While it does offer removal possibilities, its not as reliable outside of an aristocrats strategy
Elenda, the Dusk Rose - She's great in an aristocrats deck where you can reliably control when things die, but without sufficient sac outlets and chaff to sac, she usually comes up lackluster for her cost
There are also a fair number of cards in your list that I have personally tried that have under-performed.
Anowon, the Ruin Sage - He's too slow and easy to kill for the cost. At five mana you want truly impactful effects
Dark Impostor - The repeatable exile is awesome, but way too expensive to be effective
Kalastria Highborn - While it may not seem it, this card is super mana intensive to use effectively for a relatively minor effect
Sangromancer - Life gain, specially unreliable life gain like this, is not usually worth it for its own sake
Finally, there are a handful of cards that don't fall into either previous category that I think warrant discussion.
Panharmonicon - While this card is usually great, you only have four cards with ETBs. THis makes it a mostly four mana do-nothing card.
Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond - I know if goes infinite and everyone seems to love it; however, you have to consider each card by itself. Exquisite Blood is decent enough, but I'm not a fan of gaining life for no other reason than to gain it. Sanguine Bond is literally a dead card without any source of life gain, which while your deck does have some, I would say it is insufficient to support the card on its own merit.
3 months ago
Stuff I'd cut:
Duskborne Skymarcher - not enough impact
Erdwal Ripper - bad
Falkenrath Exterminator bad
Furyblade Vampire good for madness but not for this deck
Havengul Vampire not good enough
Kheru Bloodsucker bad
Licia, Sanguine Tribune only good as commander in a deck built around him. Here it's just bad for 8 mana
Nirkana Revenant not bad but not really that useful either since only about a thrid of your lands are swamps anyways
Voracious Vampire bad
Stuff I'd definitely add:
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Bloodline Keeper Flip
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
Butcher of Malakir
Shadow Alley Denizen
Stuff I'd consider adding:
Bishop of Binding
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Legion's Landing Flip
Olivia, Mobilized for War
Patron of the Vein
Urge to Feed
Blood Baron of Vizkopa
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Voldaren Pariah Flip
Details as for why I'd add certain cards and cut others I'll give you the next time we get to talk :)
3 months ago
Dark Impostor is another removal spell on a stick that exiles the creature it targeted as well as gains its activated abilites, all for low CMC and low $. Same goes for Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief but she powers herself up for a quicker kill. Guul Draz Assassin and Big Game Hunter also fit into this category.
For single target kill spells: Sever the Bloodline is a bit overcosted for most targets but is a pretty good token killer, Price of Fame is cheap enough if targeting opposing commanders and lets you dig through your library looking for answers. Tragic Slip is low CMC and can be a way around indestructible.
For mass removal, Mutilate and Black Sun's Zenith are inexpensive options. Nevinyrral's Disk can wipe the board of both artifacts and enchantments which black flat out has no real way to directly deal with.
But one of black's specialties is getting opponents to sac their owns permanents, especially creatures: Gatekeeper of Malakir , Chainer's Edict , Geth's Verdict , Plaguecrafter , Slum Reaper , Fleshbag Marauder , Diabolic Edict
For some additional artifact ramp: Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone , Hedron Archive Unstable Obelisk with the Obelisk doubling as 'hit anything' removal and the Stone and Archive being some card draw as well.
For mono black Cabal Stronghold is a cheap option to gain extra mana late game.
I didn't price check everything listed above but nothing there should be too outrageously priced.
4 months ago
Dont know what you are trying to do with the deck since you have several cards for others builds in here.Dont see a use for Bloodbond Vampire since you not gaining much life.Bloodhusk Ritualist for my deck wasnt that good. Kheru Bloodsucker not worth since you dont have my creatures for it.No reason for him at all unless its a fillerSkeletal Changeling.Chainer's Edict feel like there are better things that do this. Planar Bridge tutors are better. Not the best for how you have this deck built right nowBlighted Fen. Geier Reach Sanitarium dont use lol. Piranha Marsh use a Swamp. Not worth it Sorin's Thirst. Wound Reflection great card but not made for this deck.
better land drawMikokoro, Center of the Sea
artifact: Sword of the Animist
5 months ago
I like your deck! It is pretty similar to mine. And I got some inspiration of your cards... But I think the ability of Dark Impostor is too expensive. And there might be better cards than Gatekeeper of Malakir Maybe check mine: Fun with Blood
6 months ago
Some changes incoming, deciding on removals.
8 months ago
The first thing I suggest doing is cleaning up the manabase. 37 is a good number but we've got wayyy too many duals that enter tapped. Some cheap options to upgrade-
The one battle land you can run Smoldering Marsh
For some budget creature changes i'd consider cutting these -
Licia, sanguine Tribune
maybe Rakish Heir
They all seem overcosted, or have niche effects.
I'd consider replacing these with -
9 months ago
It seems like you're going more on a sacrifice theme at times with the sacrificing goblins and heavy gravepact effects. I would recommend curbing those for a bit more discard effects to work with archfiend of ifnir Archfiend of Ifnir and having a bit more cards that let you discard with the other players. Otherwise, the list is great, though I would probably go without skirk prospector and grab phyrexian altarPhyrexian Altar as a replacement, since it would be getting the same effect but give you more options and let you repeat it without the one card, especially since you don't have any other goblins. I actually love the theme (I'm working on something VERY similar right now myself) The flicker needs to be more heavily in there if you want to work with the purphoros, that or token generation. A 'fun' combo I found for the deck which might be worth trying is necropotenceNecropotence and possessed portalPossessed Portal. Kiki JikiKiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker could work well with hellhole rats, priest of gix, and priest of urabrask, as well as help a little with purphoros damage. Lastly, it might just be my playgroup but some exile would be handy, like dark impostorDark Impostor or vraskas contemptVraska's Contempt just in case of indestructible shenanigans. Another good card to recur creatures is Phyrexian Reclamation Phyrexian Reclamation
TLDR; As it stands adjustments IN: Phyrexian reclamation, Kiki Jiki?, dark imposter/vraskas contempt OUT: Skirk Prospector, Dictate/Grave/Butcher(only 1 removed)
Of course, these are just my own opinions, you might have thought about some of these and already figured what is better. I'd appreciate you letting me know if you have any response to my feedback. Enjoy the completed deck!
Dark Impostor occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%