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|Masters 25 (A25)||Common|
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Dusk Legion Zealot
Creature — Vampire Soldier
When Dusk Legion Zealot enters the battlefield, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
Dusk Legion Zealot Discussion
6 days ago
I played around with a similar build in my play group and had some feedback from experience:
This list runs a lot of targeted creature removal on high-cmc bodies, but lacks responses to non-creature-heavy decks. I put in Mesmeric Fiend and Thought-Knot Seer as more general removal instead of Duplicant and Ravenous Chupacabra . I usually ended up tutoring and reoccurring Meteor Golem , so even Noxious Gearhulk seemed a bit redundant. I'm considering replacing it with Brain Maggot .
Vulturous Aven surprised me and actually performed really well. With a few recursions, this was reliable, under-the-radar card draw that also acted as a sac-outlet for Kokusho, the Evening Star when reanimated together. Considering adding Dusk Legion Zealot and/or Disciple of Bolas for more ETB card draw. I might also replace Phyrexian Arena for another ETB card draw creature or probably just Dark Confidant
I put in Viscera Seer for the reliable, cheap sac outlet on a body (with card filtering).
When playing opponents' cards from Gonti, they go straight to their graveyards, which often creates a powerful disincentive to using the main ability of the deck. For graveyard control, I'm looking for a place for Heap Doll and Withered Wretch . This lets me play opponents' cards with Gonti and then instantly exile them before someone drops something like Snapcaster Mage.
Adjusted the land base and ramp to include Fellwar Stone , Exotic Orchard , and Mox Opal to give more options for using activated abilities of opponents' permanents. Used Gonti to steal a Deadeye Navigator , which was hilarious and awesome.
Finally, the real fun/value/intrigue of Gonti from the games I played revolved around the mystery of what cards I'd exiled with Gonti, and less on what goodstuff creatures might be lurking in my graveyard. My opponents were always flipping through their decks when they tutored, looking to see if I snatched away key cards. The combo players at the table were especially anxious. I loved it. I put in Praetor's Grasp and Bitter Ordeal to play to this strength.
Great deck and definitely recommend anyone checking out this list give it a shot!
1 week ago
No problem! I'm glad to help. Edgar Markov is one of my favorite commanders!
Just a short list of cards that I find really do work in my list. Even better they are all three mana or less!
Skymarcher Aspirant - An aggressive early game play that gains flying in the mid game
Vicious Conquistador - Great value for a one drop. Essentially a swing-wide card
Dusk Legion Zealot - Replaces itself when you play it. Two bodies and a new card for two mana!
Throne of the God-Pharaoh - If you plane to swing out (you should) this card helps you go wide
Chromatic Lantern - One of the very few three or greater mana rocks I ever run. Having it out makes mana fixing a non-issue
Vandalblast - I don't know about your meta, but mine has a veritable trove of artifacts. This can be a blowout when overloaded and can be use as a single target if need be
Painful Truths - I love this card in B/x/x decks. Three mana for three cards and three life if you pay right is about as good as it gets in black
1 week ago
Chains is awesome but I definitely cannot afford it. I’m sure it’s very powerful here especially!
I could see Plunge into Darkness being useful since we have so much redundancy for our combo pieces that Scry X can probably get us there. And it can “emergency mode” to gain us our life back. I’m cautiously optimistic.
on GB Rock
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
With Jund Vampires, if using Vampire Nocturnus I would limiting how many non-black you use, so for me I wouldn't use Sylvan Scrying . I feel there are better ways to get land and change the top card of the deck without it. I would definitely consider using Dusk Legion Zealot with Courser of Kruphix and\or Vampire Nocturnus . Viscera Seer or Asylum Visitor might be better depending on your needs.
3 weeks ago
Excellent work! I've been thinking of making a vampiric Jund deck for some time.
4 weeks ago
We could tone down some of the plansewalkers and ghost forms here. if you wanna make a massacre girl deck you'd probably like more creatures that give value like Dusk Legion Zealot or Midnight Reaper . Grixis doesnt seem like the way to go.
1 month ago
Hey, nice upgrade of the precon, but you need more Vamps, less of all the other stuff :) Good job cutting Powerstone for Lantern, that was the right choice since your deck is three colors.
Edgar's eminence is a major reason to play him as a Commander and to take more advantage of eminence consider more low CMC Vamps? One drops, two drops and a couple of three drops? The idea is to have more opportunities to play Vamps in the early game which then in return gives you more Vamps on the battlefield because each Vamp you cast gives you a 1/1 Vamp token.
Budget Vamps ($5 or less each) consider adding:
- Indulgent Aristocrat
- Shadow Alley Denizen
- Legion's Landing Flip
- Vicious Conquistador
- Pulse Tracker
- Legion Lieutenant
- Kalastria Highborn
- Gifted Aetherborn
- Vampire Hexmage
- Olivia's Bloodsworn
- Dusk Legion Zealot
- Drana, Liberator of Malakir
- Forerunner of the Legion
You already have your high CMC Vamp to play, six drop Edgar from the Command Zone therefore you don't need a lot of other high CMC creatures. Instead cut back on the high CMC Vamps five CMC or higher for lower CMC Vamps make it easier to have more Vamps on the battlefield which in return makes Edgar's ability better, to have more Vamps to add counters too. If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts.
Some budget lands ($5 or less each) to consider adding:
- Unclaimed Territory
- Caves of Koilos
- Concealed Courtyard
- Battlefield Forge
- Inspiring Vantage
- Smoldering Marsh
- Sulfurous Springs
- Graven Cairns
- Tainted Field
- Tainted Peak
These can replace lands here that ETB (enter the battlefield) tapped such as Orzhov Guildgate, Boros Guildgate, Akoum Refuge, etc.
Good luck with your deck.
Dusk Legion Zealot occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.09%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%