Dusk Legion Zealot
Creature — Vampire Soldier
When Dusk Legion Zealot enters the battlefield, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
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Dusk Legion Zealot Discussion
20 hours ago
Dusk Legion Zealot Is a great new card from Rivals of Ixalan for Mono Black Pauper decks. Also Cartouche of Ambition is a great card to play in Mono Black. You can try them, other than that, you still have a side/maybe board.
1 day ago
Liliana planeswalker would be good here. Merfolk Branchwalker seems like it'll go with the theme over Dusk Legion Zealot. As far as reanimating there only 2x cards that do that here. Beyond Liliana and the new enchantment I'm not familiar of any reanimating stuff in standard worth looking at.
I'd also suggest just a few dual-lands. Even evolving wilds if anything.
1 day ago
OneItsStarted (and DemonDragonJ): I disagree, I feel the repeatability of the first ability outweighs the negative effects vs. Skull Rend. Yes giving the choice to the player running a graveyard deck is a significant downside, but most EDH decks these days should be packing some form of graveyard hate. One-off discard effects in commander are pretty ineffective (outside of wheel effects) in my experience. Repeatable discard effects however are quite backbreaking. Plus his other abilities are relevant. To me his floor (5 mana drain two and discard a card before he immediately dies) is near enough to the power level of Skull Rend, but his ceiling is much much higher.
I went to a second pre-release yesterday and played Grixis good-stuff to a 3-1 record. My deck won off of the back of Tetzimoc, Primal Death, Charging Tuskodon, 3 Spire Winders, and a Rampaging Ferocidon (who single handedly held down a B/W vamp deck in one game). Forerunner of the Empire was clutch in finding my Tetzimoc just about every game. I only lost to extremely aggressive dino deck that pretty much ran only 4/4's. I likely would have gotten their had I gone a more conservative route in game 1, but my greedy play burned me.
In game 2 of my last match of the day I was facing down Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Legion Lieutenant, Twilight Prophet, and a Dusk Legion Zealot against my one Ascended Spire Winder. I threw my Spire Winder in front of his attacking Twilight Prophet and then Fiery Cannonaded away his board. Next turn he dropped a Vona, Butcher of Magan which was promptly met with Vraska's Contempt and Rampaging Ferocidon. He just conceded the match right there.
3 days ago
3 days ago
Awesome work so far, i like the addition of Dusk Legion Zealot, it's definitely not to be overlooked. I am testing Aether Vial out too, feeling as it will push vampire tribal further in modern because we got some nice pieces in rivals of ixalan so i am excited to see what brews people come up with.
3 days ago
It's a nice vamps deck but, as always, every deck can be improved. You have a lot of creatures, perhaps try cutting down a bit but on the topic, have a look at some more vamp lords like Vona, Butcher of Magan and Elenda, the Dusk Rose. Could maybe try a Fumigate because they're always handy, sideboard at least. You're average converted mana cost is low and it doesn't look like a Rush/Aggro deck so you might not need as many Dusk Legion Zealots or Duskborne Skymarchers. Consider Walk the Plank and Vraska's Contempt to go with Fatal Push.
4 days ago
This deck looks super sweet. Looking at the mana base, its surprising how many color sources there are. I count 16 white, 10 red, 17 black. 6 enter tapped before turn three which also seems low. Makes me wonder how Mardu vehicles colors are so tight. As for the spells, they all look really good, which might be an issue because I see a lot of 2 and 3-ofs. Makes me worry about consistency. Gifted Aetherborn seems good as always. I like being able to attack so freely with it when you know a fumigate is coming. I guess if they trade its the same net life? but there is probably a real chance that they just let it through. I love the inclusion of Dusk Legion Zealot. I feel like it fills a similar roll as chupacabra in that it comes out and does its thing then I can happily throw it under a longtusk-bus to save some life.
One thing I noticed is that the deck is very light on 3-drops, as Gideon is the only one. I think that is mitigated by the inclusion of treasure map and fatal push, both of which can be added to turn three in addition to another 2-drop. Then the r-drop slot is pretty crowded, but those all seem so good. Maybe the chupacabra isn't as good as it looks, but it just seems so tempo positive on turn 4. But I really like hazoret in this deck. Well, maybe. I don't think it can usually attack until turn 5 or 6 with how rarely the deck can double spell before then. Just probably won't get T4 hazoret, T5 fumigate swing with Hazoret. But the power level on the card is so high I think its still great. I do like how Gonti can keep cards in "hand" while still being heckbent. I hope this is finally a deck Hour of Revelation works in too. I feel like the deck works well as intended to mitigate a fumigate, although hour hurts a bit more with angrath and treasure map. Gideon survives though! Also fun fact, if you flip your treasure map, you can use the treasure for mana while they still add to ten permanents on the field!
I'm curious, why Moment of Craving? Just 5th copy of fatal push? or I guess the 7th copy after Walk the Plank? Also, I'm curious how many merfolk will be running around, probably not enough potential people in our meta that we need to worry about walk the plank.
1 week ago
With the new Boros Raptor I think I will try my hand at Boros Dinos. And I really love all the card draw that vampires has with Champion of Dusk and Dusk Legion Zealot.
I think Vamps may be surprisingly good whereas merfolk got obviously good with the one drops and a sweet lord in Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca.