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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
2 weeks ago
Despite being red heavy, you might look at Thunderblust as a powerful threat that can also be sac'd for 13 fling damage or counters.
There's also Falkenrath Aristocrat, which while it doesn't have the human synergy in this deck, has a free sac ability and is an evasive creature. Haste is also nice, so she could be a powerful threat if you have a bunch of stuff to do but Kresh has been hated out.
You may also look at the land base, as 27 basics is a lot for a 3 color deck. Life lands and vivid lands would help this deck with fixing.
2 months ago
There's a lot of stuff here which is good, but I don't want to dish out $20+ for ex. Phyrexian Altar
There's also stuff on here like Jokulhaups and Sadistic Hypnotist which I probably should play, but this deck already draws a lot of hate from my playgroup, so I would rather not destroy all lands and make people discard their entire hand.
I actually have never seen Ogre Battledriver in a list before, but it looks sick here because of the haste.
I also like the idea of Falkenrath Aristocrat, I dismissed it initially, but I am now realizing I don't have enough sac outlets in the deck.
The other stuff I seemed okay to me, but not quite good enough to make the cut. Thanks for the suggestions Last_Laugh.
2 months ago
This is a really good start. Got quite a few suggestions though as I have a very similar take on Marchesa that I've been playing for several years now.
First, creatures. Drana, Liberator of Malakir is great here as an alternate way to get counters on your team. Falkenrath Aristocrat is a hasty sac outlet and really good here. Oona's Blackguard and Metallic Mimic to get some more +1+1 counter love in here. Vindictive Lich and Sadistic Hypnotist for more hand hate. Haste is also huge and gives +1+1 counters sooner, consider Ogre Battledriver, Anger, and/or Urabrask the Hidden (and Hall of the Bandit Lord).
Enchantments and Instants- Look good
Anyways, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, upvotes, and ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. He who controls the Spice controls the Spice Girls
2 months ago
k.k is my current vamps list- I haven't played it much recently.
Vampire Nocturnus is the payoff card for 'go wide' strategies, often winning a game the moment it turns on, and Blade of the Bloodchief for sacrifice/disruption Falkenrath Aristocrat lists. Blade makes any aetherborn or nighthawk a 'must kill' threat, while staying on the board through most disruption.
Good luck, and have fun! Lots of good value vamps out there.
2 months ago
Well, I would start off by saying there are two primary archetypes for sacrifice decks. Rally and Aristocrats. Rally lists focus on filling your graveyard with 2-3 cmc creatures, reviving them with Rally the Ancestors and the sacrificing them all -- likely with 2-3 Blood Artist effects in play to win. Aristocrats lists tend to focus less on 'combo' and more on 'synergy', and try to gain advantages through sacrifice effects. There has been some blending between the two archetypes recently, but I still feel they are distinct enough to be different.
There are then color combinations within each of the archetypes. Rally is often done in or . Aristocrats lists are often or . However with 3 color mana bases often comes a higher costs as fetch lands and shock lands are not always cheap. Two color mana bases are often fairly affordable, and you often can get away with no shocks or fecthes. With that being said, the first suggestion for a creature I would suggest is...
Bloodghast. However, he works best with fetch lands. In a pinch, you could use Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds, but they can feel pretty slow. But the ability to sacrfice Bloodghast, play a fetch land to return him to play, sacrifice him, sacrifice the fetch land to place another land into play to return Bloodghast to play so you can sacrifice him again -- that can add up to a lot of value.
Along similar lines, Gravecrawler can also generate a lot of advantage if you are playing enough zombies to have one in play with a fair level of consistency. Relentless Dead and Cryptbreaker can put in a lot of work with this guy.
While not all in black, Doomed Traveler, Tukatongue Thallid, Lingering Souls, Kitchen Finks, Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Sacred Cat, Voice of Resurgence, Tidehollow Sculler, Blisterpod, Bitterblossom, Orzhov Pontiff, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, and Keldon Marauders can all be sacrificed for good value.
As far as sacrifice engines go, Falkenrath Aristocrat, and Cartel Aristocrat are the namesakes. But Nantuko Husk, Bloodthrone Vampire, Greater Gargadon, Hidden Stockpile, Viscera Seer, Tymaret, the Murder King, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Bontu the Glorified, Mind Slash and Teysa, Orzhov Scion are all good ways to keep sacrificing permanents. I also like Fleshbag Marauder, Sidisi's Faithful, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier, but they only sacrifice one thing upon etb.
Value is also important to consider as there are a number of cards that fit well within these lists, but do not necessarily read 'please sacrifice me', or 'sacrifice all the things.' But, they can certainly give you the gas to pull ahead. Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat's advantages can be obvious in a deck like this. Additionally, Eternal Witness, Dark Confidant (or Asylum Visitor for budget), Phyrexian Arena, Smuggler's Copter, Collected Company, Return to the Ranks, Eldritch Evolution, Abzan Ascendancy, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, Grave Pact, Lord of the Undead+Nameless Inversion (also works well with any other zombie) might all have places in different shells.
These are just a cards that might be interesting. I don't want to build your deck for you. But if any of those cards piqued your interest, I can certainly throw out some additional ideas that play well with the cards you liked.
3 months ago
I'm sure we can think of more ideas, Young Pyromancer is brilliant.
3 months ago
What is your budget for this deck? I have played a fair number of aristocrats decks (the archetype that generates value from sacrificing creatures -- named after Falkenrath Aristocrat and Cartel Aristocrat), but not all my suggestions would necessarily be budget friendly.