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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.
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Dusk Legion Zealot Discussion
2 weeks ago
I've always considered Read the Bones to be better than sign in blood since it gives you the scry. It'll help to even out the mana curve a bit more, too.
For removal, I'd suggest Murderous Cut. It can hit anything, and the delve will help you cut noncreature spells out of your deck, allowing you to power both Grave Strength and Liliana's Indignation while cutting out Read the Bones, since you don't want to shoot yourself to much.
Phyrexian Delver would be a good addition. In case you milled a creature you want, you can get it back. It does shoot you though, so I'd run no more than two in the deck.
Most importantly though, you'll want Nighthowler. It's a cheaper Revenant that also sees your opponent's graveyard. The only downside is the fact it doesn't fly. If that becomes an issue, you can bestow the Nighthowler onto the Revenant.
This seems like an incredibly fun deck idea, and I hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
i'm trying to make a mostly creature mill deck with 4 Liliana's Indignation with Elixir of Immortality and/or a few Cranial Archive to do it all over again. so far other than those i have Grave Strength to use on a couple Revenant some Dusk Legion Zealot for creature based draw, and a few Sign in Blood
looking for some additions, this is hopefully gonna be a fun deck i plan for a few kill spells, but i wanna keep it mono black, and not terribly expensive if possible.
3 weeks ago
Martyr of Dusk synergizes and provides ability to bounce back after board wipes.
Dusk Legion Zealot provides needed card draw.
3 weeks ago
I like your deck build going here, I love vampire decks, as for info on Vampires and tokens, here's the things I like so far with yours
- Procession and radiant destiny to increase the effects of doubling and adding bonuses + vanquishers banner
- Call to the feast is definitely a must have for this, not sure if your interested but there's also Queen's Commission as well
- If you could, try earning a Legion's Landing Flip card because thats a amazing card for vampires and tokens especially
Here's my advice: I'd lower off some creatures a bit like Sadistic Skymarcher (costs 4 or 3 depending on choice but flying is nice with it except very little difference from aspirants for a quick token deck build), Ravenous Chupacabra (find sorceries or instants to slay off creatures, not saying its bad but vampires), Voracious Vampire (since its effect triggers only once and for a 3 cost it wont help with tokens much as it only affects 1 vampire for 1 turn). I'd also 2nd removing Moment of Triumph like Exodus2727 mentioned. In your case you'll want vampires to be fast, skymarcher aspirant to 4x, vicious conquistador to 4x kind of thing because it makes city's blessing that much easier. Keep Elenda, the Dusk Rose for sure, I even prefer 2 of them if you can manage to get two of them.
If your also trying a life gain method with Twilight Prophet I'd honestly take it out if for that reason, but for ascend reason would make sense. Thats up to you, Personally myself, I'd take it out. Moment of Craving isnt a bad card but not best suited for a token deck nor is it extremely useful later on. Charge isnt bad either but with all the anthems you already have, its not completely necessary. I mean Legion Lieutenant, Radiant Destiny and the banner are all you need really.
Forerunner of the Legion I'd rather have Dusk Legion Zealot for card draws, may cost 2 mana but as I mentioned to rid of quite a few of things, you'll only want to add in cards you really need, thats where zealot comes in handy.
Here's my short version because I write to much, thanks if you read if so
Take out - Mo craving, Mo triumph, charge, prophet, sadistic skymarcher, voracious vampire, chupacabra, arterial flow is better with more of but I prefer to take it out, and possibly vicious offering in replace for a Gideon's Reproach or even Walk the Plank sorcery. Fatal Push if can get a couple of those.
Have - 4x skymarcher aspirant, 4 vicious conquistador, 2 elenda (if can), 4x martyr, 4x legion lieutenant, keep mavren at 2x or 3x, 4x dusk legion zealot, maybe 2x-4x Queen's Commission from earlier mentioned. 2x-3x Legion's Landing Flip radiant destiny 3x or 2x of depending, 2x procession, and gruesome fate. The rest should be lands
I hope this helps out a little bit or maybe to much because I tend to overdo writing alot.
3 weeks ago
Thanks, Alookeva, these are some very useful tips!
Dusk Legion Zealot is something I kept considering for a long time now, but I just can't decide which cards to remove to make a place for it. Maybe I should get rid of Vicious Conquistador, even if it would slow the mana curve a bit?
3 weeks ago
I know that Vanquisher's Banner is more costly than Radiant Destiny but I run both in my MTGA standard deck and they do fairly well against a lot of the RDW or Rakdos aggro, and keeps me paced with UW control. Also if you're worried about aggro decks that are faster run Authority of the Consuls cause it's so good.
I'm sure you're building this deck based on your play group but it looks like it's just trying to get out as many dudes as possible. At the very least, I HIGHLY recommend putting in 4x Dusk Legion Zealot. Don't want to run out of gas if you can help it. Speaking of which, put a Arch of Orazca in there to further make sure you stay gassed. You should have no problem getting blessing.
4 weeks ago
@Talltail Those are great questions! I actually just updated the deck to include the Dusk Legion Zealot to add another black permanent source for Knight of Grace and replaces himself, but I would side him out against red. Although for the bodyguard I actually ended up leaving those in but in the future I’ll be taking them out against red.
The only red deck I played against was mono red and I never saw a Glorybringer although he did sideboard for game 2 and that might be what he put in. Shalai is there to stop Settle the Wreckage which is maybe this decks biggest weakness. I’ll keep an eye out against glorybringer cause that’s a real threat for sure. Any suggestions for additions are welcome! Thanks!
4 weeks ago
In standard as it is at the moment if you a. are not on the play or b. unable to get a Benalish Marshal t3 on the play, both Dusk Legion Zealot and Dauntless Bodyguard seem really really weak against the Chainwhirler, Soul-Scar Mage interaction. Just wondering if you sideboard out these cards in the mono-red or Red/Black aggro?