Falkenrath Noble

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Uncommon
Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon

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Falkenrath Noble

Creature — Vampire

Flying

Whenever Falkenrath Noble or another creature dies, taget player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

Falkenrath Noble Discussion

bushido_man96 on Reworking my creature stealing tactics

20 hours ago

I'd keep Yahenni, Undying Partisan in the deck. A free sac outlet is always useful, and he can become nasty over time.

Dread Shade is cutable. Other than being a creature you can pump, he doesn't give you much. Not enough value for a slot. I don't like Angel of Despair , either. Too high a CMC for what she does in colors that don't have a problem getting rid of just about anything. Better off running Anguished Unmaking , Despark , or Utter End . I think I'd cut the one-time fog effects like Darkness and Ethereal Haze . You just aren't going to get much value out of them, and better cards that support what your deck wants to do should go in their place, like Aristocrats that give you value when things die. Zulaport Cutthroat , Cruel Celebrant , Viscera Seer , Falkenrath Noble , and the like. Teysa Karlov would be strong here, too, as I think it should double up triggers on your Commander.

Hope this helps some.

Vlasiax on Who let the Vamps out? (Edgar-Commander)

3 days ago

Falkenrath Noble is actually worse because it hits only one player per trigger and relies too much on your opponents to play many creatures. Stat-wise it might be better because of added evasion in form of flying but I'd actually stick to the ground with Vindictive Vampire dealing 3-4 damage and healing me for 1.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is good but not here - it's place is in some more midrange decks rather than full on aggro. On the other hand Vampire Nocturnus has POTENTIAL to be amazing but... in 3-color deck it has too much % chance to whiff. I've actually counted and there are 41 black cards and it might not be enough to make it worth inclusion.

If I'd make it more similar to my Aggro/Aristocrats deck I'd swap:

  • Sorin, Solemn Visitor --> Vindictive Vampire - I see planeswalkers as sorcery spells because there's a very high chance that they'll be killed during the whole turn cycle. So this Sorin is for +1/+0 and lifelink OR 2/2 token... Is it worth 4 CMC? Unfortunately, I don't think so.
  • Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet --> Quag Vampires - low CMC aggro vampire that has potential to be unblockable with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and come with a few +1/+1 counters later in the game.
  • Adanto Vanguard --> Bloodthrone Vampire - white vampire for black one and I personally don't see this Vanguard as powerful, while with all those ping abilites on board we can easily machine gun opponents to death (or close enough to be taken down by buffed up vampire lady).
Also some ideas to consider: Springleaf Drum might be considered a ramp spell - tap token and this for a Birds of Paradise effect in non-green deck. For a more combo-oriented build or just pure value I'd maybe add Phyrexian Altar ? Besides combo with Oathsworn Vampire I've already told you about it can just enable Aristocrats effects or act as a ramp card, maybe for instant speed interaction?

Other than that I'm recently questioning the value of Stromkirk Noble since it's not card... What do you think about it?

CBBA on Who let the Vamps out? (Edgar-Commander)

3 days ago

Vindictive Vampire or Zulaport Cutthroat are good aristocrats cards but have a too high cmc for a aggro deck same as Falkenrath Noble (i think noble is a bit better. You drain just one opponent, but it trigger also by opponent creatures.

What do you think about Vampire Nocturnus for Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet ? With 45 Black cards it is nearly 50% (good with tutors). Make your tokens 3/2 flyers for big swings.

EsperControl4Life on Attrition Deck (Rediscovering MTG)

3 weeks ago

I would look at playing Zulaport Cutthroat and Falkenrath Noble in place of Angelic wall and gift of granite. Unless the people you play against play alot of enchantments I would take out demystify for Fiend Hunter

kyleskickinit on "Marked For Death" - Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 month ago

I really like your deck, I went through the same process moving from Teysa Karlov back to OG Teysa and ended up trying to build something that would work in any of the Orzhov aristocrats commanders like your deck. I would switch out Falkenrath Noble for either of Cruel Celebrant or Vindictive Vampire . I've always disliked that it can only target one player at 4CMC. Also another personal preference, but I would run Despark over one of your removals. I feel like most things that will need to be removed will make Despark a better deal. Here's my deck for reference

Veitanah on Unearth the Graves

1 month ago

Get rid of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth because you have no cards outside of Lashwrithe that utilize the number of swamps you have.

Also, add Kokusho, the Evening Star in Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth 's place. Possible Creatures (That are also cheap) to add:

Sidisi, Undead Vizier - self sac to tutor

Soulstinger - Self-sac fodder, puts -1/-1 counters on opponent/target creatures

Skinrender - Self-sac fodder, also puts -1/-1 counters on opponent/target creatures

Puppeteer Clique - Two free reanimation

Phyrexian Ghoul - Self-sac to pump up

Merciless Executioner - Forced board sac, your own creatures return sue to Mikeaus

Leaden Myr - 2-drop black mana dork

Grim Haruspex - Although it's a human, it provides card draw

Fallen Angel - Sac-fodder to pump out, also has flying

Falkenrath Noble - Nice passive ability with flying, also provides 1 life anytime a creature dies, including itself

VampiricTooter on Golgari Guild Kit Commanders?

2 months ago

Merciless Executioner Plaguecrafter etc. Give you a double trigger and you can sacrifice them to their own ability Or sac a token and save them for blocking. Get a Blasting Station to add extra value damage Ashnod's Altar Phyrexian Altar probably a total of 6 to 8 sac outlets. Pitiless Plunderer for more mana. Green ramp spells, Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat Vindictive Vampire Falkenrath Noble to drain and gain life. Whisper, Blood Liturgist and Hell's Caretaker are great sac/recursion. some creatures that etb and give you creatures tokens, such as Sengir Autocrat . Sanguine Bond if you want to further capitalize on the life gain. Torment of Hailfire to kick em while they are down. Smothering Abomination Sifter of Skulls Razaketh, the Foulblooded and that is mostly just the black part of the deck. The nice thing about Golgari is that there are a great deal of synergies between the legendary and dual coloured creatures to a point where a lot of them are playable in each other’s decks and when you sac a creature of both colours you receive both benefits from savra. A life gain sub theme or mass resurrection are both decent approaches. Buried Alive and Entomb are great! Well I’m sure that you probably were aware of most of these cards but hopefully these are useful to you. I will check back later to see who you chose as a commander. Cheers.

iAzire on Epic of Daxos

2 months ago

Overall, the Commander choice can be swapped to any Legendary. I don't particularly like Teysa, Orzhov Scion as you need Teysa + Razaketh, the Foulblooded + a creature. Teysa's ability doesn't work on herself and Razaketh can't sacrifice himself. Daxos is the same CMC as Teysa, so they work the same, except Daxos is Pay 2 Life: Search your Library for a card and put that card into your hand. Teysa needs another creature on board, and in order to get a second tutor, the creature that dies needs to be . You could run Darkest Hour but you need to ensure it is on board before you sacrifice. If Darkest Hour is your first tutor, the you still have the issue of needing to sacrifice a creature for the Teysa token to enter.

Daxos + Razaketh + = Tutor.

Teysa + Razaketh + Creature = Tutor.

In both scenarios the Commander can be sacrificed for a second Tutor, but Teysa doesn't provide any value being sacrificed. Teysa doesn't see added value if the first creature sacrificed isn't Black, and won't see value over Daxos with the additional tutor line until the third Tutor. If need be, Daxos can be your second sacrifice, but with Teysa you will want to keep her on board to get any value from her.

Sanctum Prelate is an interesting card. My only concern is what number would we call? 2 seems most likely, to stop Counter magic, but that stops us from casting 2/3 of our Reanimate Auras. You could call 1 in order to stop the single mana Counters and then you only stop your own Altar of the Brood .

Vault of the Archangel is there for no good reason. It is perfectly reasonable to remove it. Strip Mine is the most likely replacement.

Winter Orb is a great idea, I will definitely look into adding it with other stuff like Defense Grid . You should not overvalue Serra's Sanctum though. I have it included in the deck because I own it, but it is rarely game breaking. It is a good land, but most games end before it really starts to show value. I find myself tutoring for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth more often.

There are 8 cards to win from the LRW combo. A few of these pieces can be removed. Altar of the Brood is not one that should be removed though. It provides a win from LRW or the Bomberman combo. Grim Guardian works with both combos, (as long as you're running Daxos as the Commander), and Underworld Coinsmith is primarily for Bomberman. If you're looking to cut one or more of them, Falkenrath Noble is the most expensive to cast. If you want the universal effect then Cruel Celebrant or Zulaport Cutthroat are likely cuts. Altar of Dementia provides a Mill win if you don't have access to Altar of the Brood. This is a useful piece to keep as it helps you win around Solitary Confinement / Phyrexian Unlife effects.

No, there isn't a particular reason for running Authority of the Consuls alongside Blind Obedience other than redundancy. Bitter Ordeal and Victimize are good cards. Reanimate is already in the deck.

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Falkenrath Noble occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.26%

Rakdos: 0.16%

Golgari: 0.14%

WB (Orzhov): 0.65%