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Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight
Eminence - Whenever you cast another Vampire spell, if Edgar Markov is in the command zone or on the battlefield, create a 1/1 black Vampire creature token.
First strike, haste
Whenever Edgar Markov attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.
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Edgar Markov Discussion
1 day ago
Thanks for your input!
3 days ago
Couple slight problems with your theory:
(1) Eminence is not a busted new ability--it is a codification of an older ability--Oloro, Ageless Ascetic effectively has eminence, as its healing ability triggers regardless of whether it is in the command zone or on the battlefield.
(2) Arahbo, Roar of the World is tier 4. Edgar Markov and The Ur-Dragon is tier 3. Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is tier 2.5. The stats do not really support your position that eminence is a "busted ability".
5 days ago
So I have been working on a GAAIV list now for I can't tell you how long. For some reason I cannot settle on a list that seems "good enough" for me. I initially thought about going the Enchantress route but I have done that before and it didn't end well for me. Then I went for a mostly Counterspell style build. That didn't work either. Currently I am in the middle of the two with more Artifacts than Enchantments. But it doesn't feel right still and I struggle to keep the board under control and have only won once. My meta is reasonably competitive with the only rule of there being no Infinite Combos. i.e. Palinchron and Navigator and the like.
The Commanders in our group currently include: Daretti, Scrap Savant, The Scarab God, Omnath, Locus of Mana, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Ramos, Dragon Engine, Chainer, Dementia Master, Phenax, God of Deception, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Animar, Soul of Elements, The Locust God, Breya, Etherium Shaper, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Karlov of the Ghost Council, and Edgar Markov.
This is my work in progress deck. Please help.
1 week ago
The deck had its sophomore outing at FNM!
A truly terrifying 4 man pod for a rookie control player!!!
Azor took the win at the last possible moment, staring down an army of vampires with only a few life left!
What a rush.
1 week ago
Winner of a four player game tonight.
Four battles and still a 100% WIN record.
1 week ago
Changes to placements (discussed below):
Razaketh, the Foulblooded: T1.5 --> T2
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord: T2 --> T2.5
Varolz, the Scar-Striped: T2.5 --> T2
Edgar Markov: T3 --> T2.5 or 2 (Considering)
Kokusho, the Evening Star: T3 --> T2.5 or 2 (Considering)
I don't think anyone else was gonna make this, and hes managed to utilize Horde's abilities a little bit, so I guess it gets the spot. Bravo
We had discussions way back when about how Numot wasnt good enough in multiplayer to be competitive, but theres no reason not to add a deck for him now that were filling out the decklists in T3.
Not much to say here. It's a compact infinite combo build that showcases colorless combo without getting bogged down with high cost cards.
This is one of my favorites I found in my trip though the archives. Really awesome combo deck. Taking Edgar to fast combo was direction I was not at all expecting based on his abilities and colors. (I was thinking stax.) Some of the cards used seem like there could be better options, and I have some ideas on how to streamline the combo that I'm going to contact the deckbuilder directly about, but as a proof of concept this is perfect to put up as a decklist. Im even thinking about moving Edgar up to T2.5 or higher based on this list's performance. (Reanimating Raz is essentially a 1 card combo. It doesnt make sense to keep this in T3.)
Another mono black storm deck. After playtesting this a few times Im thinking about moving Kokusko up. This plays almost as well as Sidisi, and the inclusions of Lich and Nefarious Lich are particularly effective (and amusing).
mmelton09's Hapatra List https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/17-10-17-snakes-on-a-plane/ This is the best Hapatra list Ive seen so far. Does a good job of incorporating Hapatras relevant combos while not overlooking the utility the 1/1s can provide. There are a couple card choices Id disagree with, but theyre few enough and playable enough that I dont see a reason not to put this up.
I was going to make this our Hapatra list, but apparently the deck creator has deleted their account...
- Optimized Xenagos by Me.
I originally made this to be featured here anyway. I'm going to do a few updates and add a bit of a description.
For the record, I think this is likely what a lot of T3 decks are going to look like once we iron out what T3 commanders were suddenly made semi-competitive (T2.5) by Aetherflux/Ballista/Paradox. Fast, potentially lethal strategies that are strong enough to take out players or generate lots of CA, but are disrupted easily due to relying on things like creature presence or combat.
On my last trip through the archives I noticed kyuuri117 had mentioned that our Jarad list needed an update, so I whipped this together. Its not that much different, I just added lines of play for Hulk and streamlined the Mike/Trike combo using Walking Ballista. Altogether it has 3 main combos, Nooze into Ballista/Devourer, HD into Quillspike Nooze (Sac to Jarad), and Hulk into Mike/Ballista. Its not 100%, so if anyone has thoughts on how to streamline and refine the deck, Im happy to hear them.
(For comparason, the old deck is here: Jarad's Graveyard Midrange)
I also borrowed heavily from sickrobots Vraolz deck when incorporating the Hulk lines, and after comparing how much faster that deck is than this one, Im pretty convinced that we have Jarad and Vraolz backward in their tier placements. If no one objects, Im going to move Vraolz up to T2 and Jarad down to T2.5.
Decklist not added (but worth talking about):
I feel like this is one of those cases of a decks color identity outstripping the potential of commander its based around. Like, I can see that youve built a solid Doomsday list here, Im just having a hard time seeing what connects it to Taigam. Does Taigams filter effect even factor into any DD piles here? It seems like youre much more likely to cast DD before working up the mana to cast Taigam. What about him here makes this deck any better than another U/B legend running the same 99? It's sort of ironic that Winterblast just brought up commanders that don't play into their commander's abilities, as that's how I've been feeling about this for the past couple of weeks or so.
(Regardless of how you want to answer those questions, do you mind if we take this conversation off this comment stream for now? There's a lot of other stuff going on right now, and I want to try to limit discussions of particular decklists on this page. I subscribed to your deck, so if you want to respond in the comments there, I'll see it. Also, this isn't a hard "no" on your list, I just want to address these questions a bit before putting it up.)
I offered some comments on this version of Feldon, as the double reanimation combos seemed like the best gameplan anyones come up with for competitive Feldon so far, but Ohthenoises claims to not be interested in pursuing the build any longer. Anyone else want to take up this project?
In other news Ive also come to the conclusion that Razaketh should probably be in T2. I was really excited about my Razaketh deck for a while back when I made it (probably a good example of rule 1), but now that hes been out for a while I think its fair to say that his version of Ad Naus Storm requires more moving parts than Sidisis, which means Sidisi has more space open to run counter-control. Razaketh is a little more resistant to control naturally, due to his ability to tutor up responses, but Razaketh himself is mainly going to be the biggest counterspell target, so it seems silly to have them share T1.5 when Sidisi has much more room to run answers.
2 weeks ago
And like pskinn01 said, cast triggers are created and resolve while the spell that triggered them is on the stack.
2 weeks ago
Left a comment on the above deck, here's my Edgar Markov deck, its main problem right now is recovering from a board wipe. Any advice to prevent that would be great.
Since it's almost to 50 upvotes, upvotes are always much appreciated!
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