Sacrifice a creature: Falkenrath Aristocrat is indestructible this turn. If the sacrificed creature was a Human, put a +1/+1 counter on Falkenrath Aristocrat.
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Buckminsterfullerene this is not a vamp deck. If it was I would be running Guul Draz Assassin and Vampire Nocturnus for certain. Blade of the Bloodchief is a really solid choice for aggro vamps, which this is not but I am still considering just because it's a cheap pumper. My friend runs Bloodline Keeper Flip in his aggro vamps and it slows him way down plus he runs them over Falkenrath Aristocrat for some reason. Finally getting to Surgical Extraction , it's an unbelievably good sideboard, but this deck is budget and I don't fancy forking out like 30 bucks for a playset of them.
I just checked it out, is an Aristocrats style shell the way to go with this? I'm just looking into everything I can, there's plenty of routes I could go. For example, if I wanted to, I could try to go a combo route with Blasting Station . I wouldn't mind having aggro and combo, so I have a back up plan either way. Any other ideas?
I played this deck at a SCG IQ at my local store this past weekend, I wholloped some 'competitive decks'. I went 2-1 (Losing to Stony Silence + 59 cards combo deck) and drew into top 8 as it was only a 14 player event. Unfortunately I ended up losing to a RWB Young Pyromancer deck with Path to Exile , Lightning Bolt , Terminate for removal and a fast clock from Thundermaw Hellkite and Falkenrath Aristocrat . I could not think of a worst matchup Overall I was very happy with the deck and it was the talk of the town. Besides, life is too short for bad matchups
I think the one thing that may drive it's price (long-term I can't say) is the desire for playable, saccable humans for Aristocrats. I have heard complaints that zombies is the only way to play Aristocrats, and you'd get more out of Falkenrath Aristocrat if you had some more valuable humans to work with.
VampireArmy might be better to speak on that though.
totally true, but I see it better in a mono B vampire deck, also with Vampire Nocturnus
but this i a BR deck and the star is Falkenrath Aristocrat
anyway thx for the suggestion
Seems to me that Bloodsoaked Champion/Hero (SCG has it as Hero, mythicspoiler has it as Champion) has some SERIOUS modern potential. To be honest I think it breaks open Aristocrats into a more viable deck in the modern meta. (VampireArmy this is your que.)
1 drop, human, easily and repeatedly reanimated. With Falkenrath Aristocrat it reads 1B: Put a +1/+1 counter on Falkenrath Aristocrat , it gains indestructible until end of turn. Activate this ability only if you've attacked this turn.
The only relevant removal I can think that hits him are Path to Exile
, Vapor Snag
, and all of those are going to deal with Falkenrath Aristocrat
just as easily. Bounce is a nice trick when it's in response to saccing a creature for the haste though.
VampireArmy: I really don't want to burst your bubble, but I don't think this guy really helps Aristocrats all that much. Think about what slot he fills: One inhabited by an arguably better creature, Falkenrath Aristocrat .
If Aristocrat's problem was finding a 4-drop game-ender, then he would be perfect... but it's not. He 'fixes' a problem that, well... doesn't exist. He's an awesome toy, don't get me wrong, but I'm really unsure that he is what Aristocrats needs to be viable.
If he had haste, and Falkenrath Aristocrat didn't, this would be a different story as he'd be turning the Aristoract clock by a turn... but that isn't the case. He has a bigger body, but Falkenrath Aristocrat has indestructible. The one thing he does have over her is Lifelink, but... yeah.
|Power / Toughness||4/1|
|Avg. draft pick||1.47|
|Avg. cube pick||11.25|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Dark Ascension||Mythic Rare|