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Creature — Vampire Cleric Ally
At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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Drana's Emissary Discussion
2 days ago
2 days ago
Alms Beast is an ok card. With it costing 4 mana and it being a 6/6, it does grant the player the ability to have it's creatures gain lifelink. Which is something you don't want. I would say to replace it with something else but it has the capability to do a great combo with Tainted Remedy. Here's some suggestions. Cliffhaven Vampire Drana's Emissary Archangel of Thune and Felidar Sovereign
1 month ago
Hey there! Cool deck you have here! I have a few budget suggestions for you:
- Merciless Eviction
- Orzhov Signet
- Treasury Thrull
- Drana's Emissary
- Bloodgift Demon
- Obzedat, Ghost Council
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel
- Ashen Rider
- Angel of Despair
- Archfiend of Depravity
- Death Grasp
- Obzedat's Aid
- Sign in Blood
- Revoke Existence
- Forsake the Worldly
- End Hostilities
- Sol Ring
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Underworld Connections
If you'd like some more detailed comments and/or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment on my profile! Hope this helps, and enjoy!
1 month ago
toastySmorc thanks for the +1 :) I wasn't on the pc, but I checked your deck on my phone.
I don't want to be focused on tokens sacrifice too much, I use Drana's Emissary as I wanted some more creatures with flying plus her ability gives me life no matter what and it can work with Well of Lost Dreams or pay for cards like Phyrexian Arena.
I played a game yesterday 1vs1, vs selesnya tokens deck and this card actually saved me because of the life gain effect, and I won the game. But I agree this is far from being a good card.
I don't really like Bloodghast and as Erich_Zann mentioned its a good sac source but beside that I prefer something else, if Edgar gave a vampire token for each time a vampire non-token creature enters the battlefield then it will be a must have but it would be way too OP.. heh
Also the price on that card is too high $20 I prefer to get something more useful for that money.. :\
About Sorin I'm still not sure about either of them, need to test and see, the one you mentioned is good as his +1 is a card draw, and his -x is good vs other planewalkers. It isn't a bad card in general, but yes as I said need to test more.
Westvale Abbey Flip is good land for such a deck in general, as it is an easy flip, in terms of flavor you can easily think of it as a dark god of the vampires or something, as he is a Demon Prince.
Contagion Engine didn't have a chance to play it yet, but I have it as sort of Black Sun's Zenith, sure for 6 cmc the sun will do -4/-4 but this will also be on my creatures, and I do have some small creatures and the tokens are 1/1.
Erich_Zann, I don't use Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond
as my group of play doesn't really like infinity combos.
Boros Charm might be an option didn't thought about this one. But its quite hard to anticipate a board wipe '..
I use Harsh Mercy as Kindred Dominance quite high CMC. But it surely can be a good finisher, will get a copy of it for sure for anycase.
I will get a copy of Ashnod's Altar to try it out but I don't really like Eldrazi Monument for it I will need to be more token oriented for sure. I do have a copy of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle I will see how to put him in, and I can't get Legion's Landing as it out of stock in the shop I buy, thought I was going to include it.
Wanted to say thanks again for the comments and suggestions really appreciate it guys. :)
1 month ago
@NiTRoBoX personally though I feel like the deck can be optimised. Drana's Emissary for example is pretty meh, especially how I don't see a sac engine, along with Grave Pact when you already have an Attrition.
This can be fixed with a Skullclamp and an Ashnod's Altar. Both of them are pretty insane EDH staples, and the Clamp can get you a lot of value off of the 1/1s Edgar makes, while the Altar gives you access to Rout which I believe is better than Merciless Eviction (I assume you'd want those vampires back since you're playing reanimator cards) Utter End can also be replaced with a Path or Swords to Plowshares.
This one is purely personal preference, but I like Coat of Arms much more than DoD jus because it gives the instant board buff that can win games.
Also (and this is pretty big) I feel like your deck isn't very focussed on Vampire synergy. For example, what is Sorin, Grim Nemesis doing in here when he only synergises with his ultimate? You can replace him w Ob Nixilis Reignited for the card draw and removal utility. Westvale Abbey Flip is another one. I get that the Demon is really cool and it's just a land so you can probably keep it, but it feels really out of place. Also, Contagion Engine just feels out of place too. The proliferate effect is not worth the mana cost and the 4 mana each turn imo.
1 month ago
Thanks!! Glad I could help!! The other thing I would suggest is swapping out cards like Drana's Emissary and Wall of Reverence, both good cards but not great cards, and maybe throwing in a few metta choices. Such as your Erebos, God of the Dead(Can hinder another lifegain deck) and Bojuka Bog(Hits grave stuff).
1 month ago
First off, I'd recommend looking into switching to Oloro, Ageless Ascetic if you can. He is built for this sort of thing.
I think I would cut Accursed Witch Flip because when you are working in low-impact drains, you want them to be global hits, like Extort, the Cliffhaven Vampire or Drana's Emissary. Pinging a single opponent for 1 per turn in a multiplayer game is going to take far, far too long. It's not more drain, but I would look into Bloodgift Demon in that slot. It's a beefier creature, it flies, and it draws you cards.
I am unsure what exactly to cut for it, but given your theme, Paraselene seems like it would have a home.