Dusk Legion Zealot
Creature — Vampire Soldier
When Dusk Legion Zealot enters the battlefield, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
Printings View all
|Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR)||Common|
|Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON)||Common|
|Masters 25 (A25)||Common|
|Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Dusk Legion Zealot occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.09%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Dusk Legion Zealot Discussion
1 week ago
This deck feels like it’s trying to do a lot of different things. I ran a couple of sample hands and I saw some glimmers, but also like it runs out of gas. Toxic Deluge felt counter productive when you’re not getting stuff back often or drawing a lot of cards. Although if you’re on your heels I see the benefit.
One hand I did get Phyrexian Reclamation and a sac outlet. But I also got Oathsworn Vampire, Purphoros and Exquisite Blood, so that line took precedence. I love me some Olivia Voldaren and Mirri the Cursed but I drew them both in my test hands and they’re just so underwhelming without a shell that supports them.
Like I said, some nice glimmers with a solid foundation, but I think the problem with vampire creatures is they don’t have much to unite them other than Edgar himself. The madness line of play doesn’t lend itself to this deck very well though, so drain and gain it is, but then you’re not really synergizing with Edgar. Other than etb triggers and swinging away with tokens.
Cruel Celebrant could fit here, and Malakir Bloodwitch. I’m not a big fan of Vampiric Rites but I have very high expectations of that role, I’d rather just see Dusk Legion Zealot and a way to return him to hand after sacrificing him. But again, that’s just me. I was excited about vampiric rites at first but it never did enough in the environments I’ve played it in. Maybe Stensia Masquerade and Angrath, Captain of Chaos to make your dudes harder to block?
I have a lot of thoughts, and a lot of potential directions to go. Even Call the Bloodline and Bloodline Necromancer seem interesting. A deck built with Olivia, Mobilized for War and Anje Falkenrath as lieutenants and a madness/reanimating subtheme could be fun. Strong? I dunno though.
What do you think?
1 month ago
The maindeck is close to perfection, I would trim 2 victim of night (or 1 disfigure and 1 victim) for 2 Dusk Legion Zealot, but other than that it is fine.
The sideboard has some weird choices though. Reaping the graves is very old and the newer Death Denied surpasses it in every way. Choking sands is a card that you run 4 copies of or none of - your Tron matchup should already be good, so cut them for 1 Spinning Darkness, 1-2 victim of night that were cut from the main and 0-1 extra copies of tendrils, depending on how many victims you want to add.
2 months ago
- Identity Theif => Rite of Replication
- Nephalia Smuggler => Deadeye Navigator
- Cunning Evasion => Panharmonicon
- Genesis Chamber => Zendikar's Roil
- Familiar's Ruse => Counterspell
- Agent of Treachery => Roil Elemental
- Aether Gale => Cyclonic Rift
- Dusk Legion Zealot => Baleful Strix
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury => Rune-Scarred Demon
- Cadaver Imp => Eternal Witness
- Yavimaya Dryad => Solemn Simulacrum
- Elvish Mystic => Lotus Cobra
2 months ago
Definitely add: Skullclamp (one of the best cards in the deck), Dusk Legion Zealot low impact, but you generally want to get a bunch of creatures out early, Viscera Seer super strong and again, this is a deck where you really want to start out strong, Painful Truths (the best draw spell in Mardu), Indulgent Aristocrat (super strong way to aggro people out while also getting a board presence early), Yahenni, Undying Partisan this just doesn't ever die and gets very big
I'd recommend: Nihil Spellbomb (I think this is almost always a mustplay in black.)
4 months ago
Phyrexian Arena should probably be a card draw effect that synergizes with your reanimator/sac themes, even an Elvish Visionary or Dusk Legion Zealot . Heart Warden is also pretty reasonable; mad respect for anything that powers out an early meren.
Nihil Spellbomb is a card that I promote for every black deck! It's cheap interaction, it's powerful, and worst case scenario it cycles for 2 mana. There's so much upside and so little downside. Perhaps you might like it over something like Grisly Salvage ; I think you sacrifice cheap things into your yard pretty freely, and less self-mill makes you less vulnerable to enemy grave hate. Or Green Sun's Zenith might not be quite good enough for you; it misses a lot of your combo pieces. Or you might cut both and toss in an extra land; 34 might a hair greedy.
4 months ago
Here are some creature cards I'd like to add soon:
Dusk Legion Zealot , Cordial Vampire , Cruel Celebrant Knight of the Ebon Legion , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Changeling Outcast , Vampire Cutthroat , Duskborne Skymarcher . Lastly Purphoros, God of the Forge for amazing damage potential when i get the spare cash.
Some other cards I would like to get are the following:
Some Cards I'm considering:
Finally some Wishlist cards I hope to get sooner or later, but are more pricey:
SwissRolls on 8 Rack
5 months ago
Potentially. I'll add it to the maybe board. The thing with the one mana spells, is that we really want to double spell as early as possible. Not being able to get rid of threats we can't deal with early will basically make us lose the game on the spot. I think 9 one cmc discard spells is probably just right for a discard based deck. Perhaps a 2 cmc spell to fill out our curve that is more aggressive is right but I'm not sure. Dusk Legion Zealot or Sign in Blood might be better in that slot.
5 months ago
I actually REALLY like pawn, or Carrier Thrall especially. They're the perfect targets to fuel Skullclamp. 3 creatures for the price of 1, or 2 sacrifices and the mana to draw the second time for free. Just like Dusk Legion Zealot , he's incredible value as fuel for setting up stronger plays.