Creature — Vampire Beserker
Each Vampire creature card you own that isn't on the battlefield has madness. The madness cost is equal to its mana cost. (If you discard a card with madness, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
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Falkenrath Gorger Discussion
EAGLExCORe on RDW
1 day ago
sloth.the.holy Hey man, thanks for the inquiry. You're right Falkenrath Gorger is pretty trash and his ability does nothing in most of the decks people are running him in. Unfortunately, the reason he is currently being used is solely because he's a 2/1 for . Sounds ridiculous - but in my deck for instance - I need to have a 2 power creature on turn 1 as often as possible so that on turn 2 and 3 I can hit hard with Consuming Fervor and/or Cartouche of Zeal + Falkenrath Gorger. He functions as a bad Goblin Guide and sorta on par with Zurgo Bellstriker. He's the 1 drop that you're happy to have in your hand if you have no others but is not generally your go-to if you have a variety.
1 day ago
I've seen alot of decks use Falkenrath Gorger just curious as to why? You have no discard for the effect is it just the 1 mana 2/1?
1 week ago
Splashing B really increases your available card pool. Cut / Ribbons and Bone Picker are both very good in a burn/tempo deck. You also get to run Alms of the Vein which is another huge burn spell for B and helps against aggro. Incendiary Flow is good. Collective Defiance is removal, burn, and a madness enabler/hand reset. I would also recommend against running more than 2 Bedlam Reveler since they are awful in multiples and can be hard to cast if you say, draw 2 of them and not enough spells. 15 creatures is too many to have Reveler be consistent. Thermo-Alchemist is insane in a burn deck.
-Add B, since it improves the deck whether you're going aggro or burn. It doesn't have to be a big splash, but a lot of good aggro creatures are black (Scrapheap Scrounger and Dread Wanderer), and you get good removal (Unlicensed Disintegration alongside Scrounger or Fatal Push) and sideboard options (Lay Bare the Heart is big right now).
-Decide whether you want to play creature aggro or burn. Bedlam Reveler doesn't really go in the creature version. Bomat Courier, Dread Wanderer, and Scrapheap Scrounger are pretty well set in the aggro version, along with 1-2 Glorybringer and/or 2-3 Hazoret the Fervent as top-end. The 2 and 3 drops are less set; I've seen Forerunner of Slaughter, Pia Nalaar and Weldfast Engineer, or Bloodrage Brawler if you're doing madness. You can also go a stronger artifact theme with Inventor's Apprentice if you have any Heart of Kiran. For the burn version, you want to cut most of the creatures except for 1-2 Bedlam Reveler and 4 Thermo-Alchemist. Bone Picker and Glorybringer also fit if preferred, but ideally the creature count is 8 or less. Goblin Dark-Dwellers is also pretty good if you tailor your spells so it can cast most of them. For spells, 4 Alms of the Vein and 4 Fiery Temper, 3-4 Lightning Axe, 2-3 Collective Defiance, 2 Cut / Ribbons, and either a 2-4 or a 3-3 split between Tormenting Voice and Cathartic Reunion, keeping in mind that Reunion is stronger, but harder to cast in general and much worse against control (since they can counter after you pay the discard cost - sweet 3 for 1). Incendiary Flow is a good card if you want another versatile early burn spell. You also need some number of sweepers. I prefer 2-damage sweepers here like Kozilek's Return or Flaying Tendrils since 3-damage sweepers take out Thermo-Alchemist, even though Sweltering Suns is pretty cool. Chandra, Torch of Defiance is pretty perfect in burn if you have it. You can also go a neat energy variant that runs Harnessed Lightning for removal, Aether Hubs, and 4 Gonti's Machinations. This gives you more survivability against aggro and another 1-cmc 3 damage effect. Not sure how inserting the energy subtheme affects the card totals.
-I don't think you want more than one Insult / Injury, if any. Injury is pretty expensive at 3 mana considering it does nothing without either another burn spell to follow up (hard to do before turn 5-6) or creatures on the field. The card doesn't seem great in aggro either since it's mostly just discard fodder. Injury is expensive for a sorcery burn spell.
-Soul-Scar Mage is fun, but doesn't really go in burn since he encourages you to burn creatures rather than your opponent. I feel like it might make sense as a sideboard card against big creature decks if you plan to try removing their creatures, but it's usually just better to have a fast burn clock against midrange.
This is mostly academic. The best burn deck in standard right now is U/R, but you basically need 4 Torrential Gearhulk (expensive!) and the deck is incredibly soft to Dispossess. You can also always make a U/R or Temur Turbo-Drake deck that just cycles and dumps most of your deck into the grave while casting fogs until you stick an Enigma Drake and Fling it at your opponent's face. The ability to do 50+ damage in a turn is pretty foul.
1 week ago
Heya, nice to see a deck that isn't copy//pasted, but there's some non-synergy that cards that you can swap.
Soul-Scar Mage can be replaced by Thraben Inspector or Town Gossipmonger Flip. There aren't enough spells to make prowess worth it, and there isn't enough non-combat damage for the ability to have much impact. If you keep it in, add more spells that do damage; Magma Spray and other red spells.
The Human synergy can't be over looked and should probably be exploited by playing cards like Metallic Mimic and Thalia's Lieutenant. If you run 31 creatures they should interact with each other by being tribal. Falkenrath Gorger is the only Vampire. Probably cut it. Bloodlust Inciter is super cheap and a decent 1 drop. It's human. It gives haste. It's a budget add that has to be considered.
And the most obvious add for exert and white is Always Watching .
Because you have Hazoret you're looking to empty your hand so Needle Spires is a good land to run. It's a land. It's a double strike creature when you need one. Also, Hanweir Battlements is totally worth it for the haste ability. If you stick in the battlement, stick in the Hanweir Garrison. It adds tokens when it attacks and flips late game to finish with style.
Hopefully these ideas help. There should be enough variety to suit your play style and you won't have to copy//paste your FNM deck. GL-HF
1 week ago
(You asked me to look it over on Facebook.)
Overall it looks fine.
Your mana base is deeply misaligned from your deck's colors, though of course you're running something very close to an optimized landbase (fetches, ABURs, etc). I'd run zero-one basic mountains here, though. Just small tweaks.
It's really a shame that Gift of Immortality isn't in your colors; it's sweet with an Aristocrats deck. It's one of the reasons I personally prefer Orzhov for Aristocrat strategies...
Of your vampires, Falkenrath Gorger seems weak. He's only relevant with three other cards in the deck, so unless there's a lot of wheels running around your meta I suspect he's usually dead?
Your curve is somewhat high; have you considered Black Market to profit off of the many death triggers? This could power out a Sheoldred, Whispering One from your hand, or at the worst you can always just pump the excess mana into Olivia or Skeletal Vampire.
Have you looked into "proper" Stax effects, like the eponymous Smokestack? In a deck built to profit off of death triggers, it unbalances the card even more than usual.
Anyway, that's my two cents! Happy deckbuilding.
1 week ago
Grantley91 thanks for the view and upvote!
It was a toss up between Soul-Scar Mage and Flameblade Adept for sideboard. Possibly when Insolent Neonate and Falkenrath Gorger rotate out Flameblade will have a spot but, so far testing with this deck Rhonas the Indomitable proves to be a mainstay. Rhonas dodges mostly all removal, pumps a weaker creature while giving it trample, and destroys mostly all it fights while being a 5/5 indestructible creature for 3 cmc (yes, please). Also, Blossoming Defense and Consuming Fervor allow gorger to activate Rhonas while neonate+fervor activate rhonas too (and thats just the bottom of the barrel, Rhonas is very easy to activate in this deck). Blossoming defense also helps Rhonas's partner stay on board by avoiding removal.
2 weeks ago
Since you're going creature heavy, here's a list of some from earlier sets that you should take a look at.
If you want some ideas, I have a deck on my profile called RDW 2017, take a look at it. I 3-0 my local FNM with it last week. Good luck!
2 weeks ago
Would you consider adding Indulgent Aristocrat, Falkenrath Gorger, Hazoret's Favor, Kari Zev's Expertise, Bloodlust Inciter,Bontu's Monument, Cartouche of Ambition, and Flameblade Adept. Im definitely not saying to add all of these :) but some of them could definitely fit really well in the deck :)