Falkenrath Aristocrat

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Dark Ascension (DKA) Mythic Rare

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Falkenrath Aristocrat

Creature — Vampire

Flying, haste

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

PhyrexianWombat on Edgar Markov

2 weeks ago

Oh yeah, I second DRmagic2017's suggestions and have a few more of my own.

Falkenrath Aristocrat (Hard to remove) and Mirror Entity (Makes your army huge out of nowhere) could work pretty well.

As a non-vampire suggestion, I'd like to mention that Commander's Sphere is much better than Manalith and Mardu Banner.

StopShot on MTG Alesha Humans EDH

2 weeks ago

Hmmm, seems like you might limit yourself if you stick to just humans. Also the only cards in your deck that care if you play humans is Xathrid Necromancer, Thalia's Lieutenant, Champion of the Parish, and Falkenrath Aristocrat which that last one you can't reanimate with your commander.

You're probably going to want loads more tribal support if you're dedicated to just humans. This deck badly wants Adaptive Automaton, Door of Destinies, Kindred Boon, Kindred Dominance, Mirror Entity, Obelisk of Urd, Path of Ancestry, Shared Animosity, Shared Triumph, Stoneforge Masterwork, Taurean Mauler, Unclaimed Territory, Urza's Incubator, Vanquisher's Banner, and Cavalry Pegasus.

Besides tribal support, your deck might like Path to Exile, Boros Signet, and Sinister Concoction.

Lastly, while this is a humans tribal deck there are some non-human creatures that can give effects to all creatures, which when you think about it can be treated as though it were a tribal ability in essence. These creatures would be Angel of Invention, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, because their effects also apply to all your human creatures.

StopShot on MTG Alesha Humans EDH

2 weeks ago

Hmmm, seems like you might limit yourself if you stick to just humans. Also the only cards in your deck that care if you play humans is Xathrid Necromancer, Thalia's Lieutenant, Champion of the Parish, and Falkenrath Aristocrat which that last one you can't reanimate with your commander.

You're probably going to want loads more tribal support if you're dedicated to just humans. This deck badly wants Adaptive Automaton, Door of Destinies, Kindred Boon, Kindred Dominance, Mirror Entity, Obelisk of Urd, Path of Ancestry, Shared Animosity, Shared Triumph, Stoneforge Masterwork, Taurean Mauler, Unclaimed Territory, Urza's Incubator, Vanquisher's Banner, and Cavalry Pegasus.

Besides tribal support, your deck might like Path to Exile, Boros Signet, and Sinister Concoction.

Lastly, while this is a humans tribal deck there are some non-human creatures that can give effects to all creatures, which when you think about it can be treated as though it were a tribal ability in essence. These creatures would be Angel of Invention, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, because their effects also apply to all your human creatures.

DanyTmG on Edgar Markov's Vampire Horde [Primer]

1 month ago

@Spacebeest

Just my thoughts on your suggestions.

1) Price of Progress is definitely a great card for this style of deck, but I much rather prefer permanent effects that ping opponents. It seems like a fantastic finisher later in the game however seems like a very dead card early.

2) I had Iroas, God of Victory in my list earlier and I think its great for Markov. It just happened to be one of the cuts I made earlier when building/testing this deck. Dolmen Gate is another lower CMC card that I've also tested and have found to be useful.

3) Honestly due to how low of a curve this deck functions on you really don't need much ramp/fast mana. Of the Moxen you suggested, the only one I would consider running is Mox Diamond, since it can really help with color fixing. Chrome Mox, makes you lose too much tempo by pitching a card that would be far more useful in play than as fodder for ramp (I tested this in earlier iterations of this deck). As for Mox Amber, I really am not a fan of the card; it ends up being way too inconsistent as it relies on you having a legendary permanent out to do anything.

4) Wheel of Fortune is definitely not in my list due to cost reasons. Amazing for this list though.

5) I have tested Yawgmoth's Will in this deck in the past. Good card for the list for sure, I just chose to use it in another deck and since this is one of my more casual decks I didn't feel bad removing it from this deck.

6) You hit the nail on the head about Aether Vial. I'm using 1-drops to get eminence triggers out early to swarm opponents. Aether Vial really goes against what I'm trying to accomplish since it bypasses the eminence triggers.

7) Falkenrath Aristocrat is a great aggro card, you curve very nicely into it on turn 3/4, it is evasive, has haste and can protect itself; this card is exactly what I'm looking for in this deck for later turns. Vona, Butcher of Magan is a vampire that functions as repeatable removal (my meta calls for a lot of removal) and as a larger body for later turns; I really don't want to be playing 1-drops on turn 5+ and would rather be playing larger threats which is why it's important to curve into these larger vampires. Vampire Nighthawk is def a pet card of mine, but that's not really the reason I run it. It has so many useful keywords on it that make it an extremely valuable threat. I have had all three (Mirror Entity, Adaptive Automaton and Taurean Mauler) in my list before and I think they are all fine cards to run, I've just replaced them with cards that are lower on the curve as I found I had too many cards in the 3CMC slot.

8) Had Lightning Greaves in the list earlier, the mass haste is far more valuable in this deck as it lets you get more damage out earlier. While the protection you get from greaves is nice, I've found running mass protection/recursion spells to be far more useful in this deck since you're almost always trying to protect your board rather than individual creatures. I had Olivia, Mobilized for War in my list also at one point and even though it's a great haste enabler, more often than not I found myself not wanting to discard cards to its effect or not even having cards to discard for its effect.

9) I think Elenda, the Dusk Rose is better suited to an aristocrats style deck as it is more reliable if you have more sacrifice outlets (which my deck doesn't really run much of). I think it's a fantastic card to provide resilience against board wipes assuming you have the pieces to get that big payoff of tokens. I feel the same way about Bloodtracker; I think it's a fantastic card but like Elenda I think it requires too much setup in my list for the payoff I'm expecting it to provide. I've been running Bloodtracker in my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck and have been loving it, but I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it has far more synergy with the game plan of that deck than my Edgar Markov deck. As for Bloodcrazed Paladin, I'm not a fan of it after trying it out when Ixalan came out. It's a very reactive card, so you tend to hold onto it and unlike Elenda, its payoff is consolidated into one threat (itself) rather than a board of tokens.

Spacebeest on Edgar Markov's Vampire Horde [Primer]

1 month ago

Ok sorry for the double post but did some thinking and most of my suggestions are probably not that helpful. So here my second attempt

Option 1) still stands, think this is a good card for the deck

Option 2) is probably already considered and dismissed by you since you run multiple god cards

Option 3-5 are probably not viable considering the casual nature of your deck. Although if your play Necropotence I think these are fair game as well :)

Option 6), I'm not (yet) willing to play (bad) 1 drop vampires since I want some more value per card so that's probably why the vial works for me. Looking at your deck it's probably not as good.

So here some new suggestions/comments 7) Falkenrath Aristocrat and Vona, Butcher of Magan stand out as not really fitting your game plan as in they are expensive and don't greatly benefit your agro plan. Even Vampire Nighthawk seems a bit off not being a lord. Cards like Mirror Entity, Adaptive Automaton and Taurean Mauler feel more fitting with your game plan to me (and entity and mauler give tokens as well :D)

8) Might I suggest Lightning Greaves over Fervor? Provides protection in addition to haste, however only haste to one creature a turn. I'm also playing Olivia, Mobilized for War and am surprised at how often I use her to give haste

9) What are your feelings towards Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Bloodtracker? Can these provide a bit resilience vs mass removal? Or maybe Bloodcrazed Paladin ?

Heliogabale on Edgar, Dead and Loving It

1 month ago

Thank you for inviting me to comment!

Is this deck to be played mostly in duels, or is your playgroup focused on fast decks? You have a lot of rocks, and many smaller vampires that don't really add much value to the deck, which lead me to think you are aiming for speed. If that is not the case, I would lose a few rocks to include more vampires.

Either way, there is no reason not to have Falkenrath Aristocrat in there, it is one of the best cards for the cost and the tokens make it really powerful.

I would lose the one-use draw cards (Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Read the Bones), you should draw enough with the other engines you have. If not, I would throw Necropotence in there.

The number of times you had to tell people commenting here that you don't run a lot of red should be a clue that you indeed need more. Some cards that allow you to make a powerful tribal strike, like Shared Animosity, kindred charge and Stensia Masquerade could be cornerstones to this deck.

Hope some of that is helpful. Please do look up my deck The Partnership and let me know how you like my version!

BigBoyBeau on Hyper Markov

1 month ago

Sweet recommendation Last_Laugh! I've brought in Reconnaissance and Stensia Masquerade in place of Sol Ring and New Blood. Although they do require red and white color mana, they are cheap to play and are better for the aggressive creatures focus of the deck.

As for Falkenrath Aristocrat, I haven't decided yet what to substitute her in for, but I'd like to include her. Let me know what she could replace.

I have tried Sorin Planeswalkers before and they are awesome Heliogabale. Because they are not vampire creatures they are too slow for my preferences with this deck.

Regarding card draw, I highly prefer the conditional repetitive card draw opportunities over single use draw spells. Each single use draw spell (Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Promise of Power, Moonlight Bargain) causes problems for this deck because it's only time use. Slate of Ancestry, Dark Prophecy, Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, Dark Tutelage, Vanquisher's Banner, and Herald's Horn can provide dozens of cards over several turns. That way if the vampires get killed or you empty your hand you get enough draw to keep going strong.

Regarding removal, Hyper Markov is not a control deck. Hyper Markov doesn't care what your opponents play in their first 5 turns. The wager is that this horde of vampires will be more aggressive and fun than anything the opponents bring out. The focus here is exclusively on consistent creature aggression and aristocrat strategies. That's why you won't see removal instants in this deck. Although some control cards would shut this down; Speed, Repetition, and Sympathetic Players are your Allies. This aggressive style makes for a different experience than the usual. It's a blast for you and a fun surprise for your opponents.

Heliogabale on Hyper Markov

2 months ago

Oops, typo in my comment; I of course meant Falkenrath Aristocrat

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