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Sacrifice a creature: Falkenrath Aristocrat is indestructible until end of turn. If the sacrificed creature was a Human, put a +1/+1 counter on Falkenrath Aristocrat.
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Falkenrath Aristocrat Discussion
3 days ago
Hi IlGuale thanks for the upvote and the comment I really appreciate that you took the time to comment on my deck. I feel that Start to Finish is a very powerful card and I will most likely run it as a 2 of cutting two Gather the Townsfolk. On the subject of why the deck is currently in red I added it to add Butcher of the Horde because I feel it is a very good finisher especially when we are falling behind to a deck like burn or zoo because the lifelink we can give it is very beneficial alongside being a very hard to deal with threat due to it not dying to Lightning Bolt and Abrupt Decay alongside an un revolted Fatal Push. Also I feel that the current 4 Drops that I am running Butcher of the Horde and Hero of Bladehold fit very well in the deck because they provide very good synergy with the token plan and are very good in a heavily aggressive shell thus I wouldn't want to cut either of them in order to run Falkenrath Aristocrat because it dies to almost any kind of removal and then I'm forced to sacrifice creatures in order to save it more often than not and while the fact that it synergizes well with all our human tokens I find that having a large beater which grows is a little less beneficial than having a smaller beater that helps us stabilize with lifegain. Finally on the note of Young Pyromancer I would definitely run it in a non budget build of this deck having both a four of for Young Pyromancer and Monastary Mentor as our main token generators but without being able to run Monastary Mentor I feel that going all in on the cast spells for value plan would be too slow to out race many other midrange decks so I decided to run Hanweir Garrison due to the fact that it is a lot more aggressive than young pyromancer due to producing twice the amount of tokens without using a spell and also having those tokens gain virtual haste would help make the deck more aggressive. Also I feel that having Hanweir Garrison in the three drop spot helps to balance out the curve so we can make the most of our mana each turn. Also I feel that it's worth mentioning that turn 3 Garrison into turn 4 Sorin, Solemn Visitor and using his +1 allows us to swing for 7 lifelinking damage which sounds like a pretty sweet synergy.
Thank you for taking the time to look at the deck and I will 100 percent add Start to Finish to the deck because having the ability to have one of our token generators double as a removal spell sounds amazing.
3 days ago
Hi there! I like your work because i am a budget player too and W/B tokens is one of my "wanna-buy" decks, so +1.
That said, i have to ask you why do you want to play Mardu instead of Orzhov. Is it for Butcher?
Also, i have some suggestions i hope you will appreciate:
1- Falkenrath Aristocrat is a payoff in your colours which has "natural" Haste, requires sacrifices only to survive removal and grows if you feed her with human tokens.
2- Young Pyromancer would be better with more than nineteen instants and sorceries, but it's worth noting that he is cheaper than Hanweir Garrison and generates tokens without exposing himself to chumpblock.
3- I found out that Start / Finish is a solid 2x in this kind of lists thanks to its solid Aftermath side.
Melanthios on Vamp
4 days ago
- Hidden Stockpile
- Legion's Landing
- Bishop of Rebirth *okay tapped out, don't show me this card :|
- Drana, Liberator of Malakir
- Olivia, Mobilized for War
- Falkenrath Aristocrat
- Olivia's Bloodsworn
- Asylum Visitor
- Urge to Feed
- Stensia Masquerade
- Sorin, Lord of Innistrad
- Sorin, Solemn Visitor
- Sorin Markov
- Godless Shrine
- Marsh Flats
- Bloodstained Mire
- Arid Mesa
A couple of suggestions with the goals you have in mind. Granted, they all aren't immediately obtainable.
Immediate vampires, however there are many other cards which create tokens to feed your self sacrificing strats,
4 days ago
What do you think of these board wipe protection cards that I am playing? They are:
I am surprised you are not playing Phyrexian Reclamation.
You have Malakir Bloodwitch which I also play. My curve is 2.54 so I try to avoid the higher cost vampires. I am playing Voldaren Pariah Flip, Bloodline Necromancer and Vampire Nocturnus? Have you tried any of these? What would you cut?
1 week ago
Last_Laugh, what are your thoughts on the three signets and Talisman of Indulgence? I cut all four for Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, another land (37) and Stromkirk Noble. I am not sold on Stromkirk but he seemed the best of the one drop vampires I was not playing. This deck seems to need to go fast and both Moxes seem to fit that strategy.
I experimented with Glengarry's 29 Land Edgar deck. I could be wrong but I think it may be tough for it to win in a four person pod. I am trying to borrow some of the ideas that have synergy with your deck. Gone are some of the more expensive vampires:
These were replaced by mostly one and two mana vampires. I am playing Shared Animosity, Coat of Arms, Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Eldrazi Monument. The first three really care more about the quantity of vampires over the quality.
I am also trying out Scapegoat which I borrowed from Glengarry. It seems in theory to be a card that mitigates the damage done from board wipes.
I am not playing Phyrexian Arena, Heirloom Blade or Greed. I have only cast Dark Prophecy once but it was effective. I am playing additional life gain vampires and may be able to negate some of the life loss.
What do you think? With which of the points are you in most disagreement?
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Glengarry, this is way outside the box which makes it intriguing. Is this designed for multiplayer? How has it performed?
Roastbeast, you already asked this question. I wanted to come at it in a slightly different direction.
Typical Markov decks struggle with board wipes. Teferi's Protection, Boros Charm, Eldrazi Monument, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Sangromancer, Blood Artist plus Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Falkenrath Aristocrat and other creatures that can gain industructable are some of anti-board wipe tech that is used.
The second strategy is to utilize card draw/grave yard recursion. You are playing Necropotence and Phyrexian Reclamation. Dark Prophecy, Phyrexian Arena, Greed, Herald’s Horn, Victimize and Heirloom Blade are popular. Does a board wipe typically knock you out of the game? How do you recover?
Have you experienced issues with prison effects? I ask because you are playing Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast. Are they there to deal with problematic blue permanents such as Propaganda? This deck plays so low to the ground I can not see the benefit of countering most of your spells. Edgar Markov (but no Cavern of Souls), Shared Animosity (auto counter),and Boros Charm seem to be main targets for counterspells.
2 weeks ago
DrukenReaps, yeah aggro is definitely far from the best strategy for commander but a lot of the time my play group is very relaxed and nobody really cares too much which is typically when I'll play this deck. I was considering Purphoros, God of the Forge for 4 damage whenever I cast a vampire and the ability to buff but Warstorm might actually be amazing, thanks for mentioning, I'll definitely test it out.