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Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Legendary Creature — Vampire Shaman
: Target creature gets -0/-X until end of turn and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief gets +X/+0 until end of turn.
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Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief Discussion
1 month ago
On another note I can see why you don't like it but in against my high powered meta, Spore Frog has saved my ass multiple times over, I worship the Frog lmao, that and Blood Pet as well!
@ DiverDown Yes you see the light -high five- buddy!
@ IAmTheWraith That's what I was planning to do eventually haha, I'm actually stuck on who to do for my mono commander, I built Nahiri, the Lithomancer for mono , Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief for mono , and Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma for mono . Picked ot Zada, Hedron Grinder for mono .
1 month ago
I've had Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief voltron deck for awhile, and I recently built a Ghalta, Primal Hunger voltron deck. Drana has built-in removal while buffing herself, and Ghalta is a big, stompy green deck.
1 month 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 :)
1 month 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.
2 months ago
Hey welcome to T/O arcrayne!
So if your struggling with early game being way too slow than yes your curve is way too high already. Since Markov makes tokens for you real quick, you want to use cards that are low CMC as well as give you a bunch of effects to make it worth. Here are some example cards that you don't have that can be considered using.
- Vicious Conquistador - 1 CMC as well you will be swinging.
- Twilight Prophet - Card Advantage (CA) as well as a vampire, and ascend won't be a problem for you.
- Metallic Mimic - Not a vampire but he makes your army stronger and 2 cmc.
- Bloodcrazed Paladin - In case of boardwipe, you'll have a huge vampire.
- Champion of Dusk - CA as well as a good creature with evasion.
Those are some examples of well costed creatures that are low to drop but does things as well. Cards that aren't useful are like these one below.
- Blood Baron of Vizkopa - Very rarely you will trigger his ability, too high cost.
- Butcher of Malakir - Too high cost and a down grade from a Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos .
- Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief - As much as I love her (I have her as a commander of my deck), she is too mana intensive to use in a aggro build.
- Patron of the Vein - Too high cost for a weak ability.
- Sangromancer - For 4 CMC, it's ability is meh and a waste of a card slot.
Hope that kind of explains why these cards are not too great in this build. Also some tech card is Faith's Reward , absolute life saver when it comes to saving your guys from a board wipe!
Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any advice!
3 months ago
4 months ago
I'll check it out! Olivia does seem to have a lot of synergy with graveyard retrieval so I'll probably add more synergy with her ability for sure.
I'm also heavily considering adding the wombo combo of: Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood for the quad kill possibilities. I'll take a closer look at your deck when I get off of work, definitely rethinking decent amounts of my decks structure.
Cards definitely getting thrown in no matter what are: Olivia Voldaren (who thinking about it also makes creatures vampires lol)
Cards possibly going in: Aggravated Assault, Anger, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Crypt Ghast, Dark Ritual, Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Nirkana Revenant, Rakdos Charm, Shred Memory, Sol Ring, Squee, Goblin Nabob, Insurrection
6 months ago
"woken up to be very dangerous" seems to imply an ability that causes it to be a good blocker when blocking and a good attacker when attacking. Valakut Fireboar seems to have the perfect kind of ability for this: as long as it's not "woken up to be very dangerous", it's not much of a threat.
There are a few cards in black that increase power at the cost of toughness, like Nameless Inversion or Carrion Howler. You could make it a 2/5, that gets +3/-3 when it attacks, and keep the "5 toughness when its calm, 5 power when its angry" ability that I think you were going for.
If you want the "bloodsucking vampire bat" flavor, an ability like Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief might work.
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief occurrence in decks from the last year
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