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Creature — Vampire
Whenever Falkenrath Noble or another creature dies, taget player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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Falkenrath Noble Discussion
1 week ago
Additionally, how do you win? I see some doubled triggers for card draw, removal, and limited (mostly nontoken-reliant) token generation, but I'm not seeing anything that really wins you the game. If you want to token swarm, you'll have to really amp up the token generation side of the deck, and if you want to win any other way you'll have to put in a suite of cards that let you do so. A lifedrain strategy featuring aristocrats works well for me, but I'm sure there are other plans out there besides your original combo build.
You also may want to consider upping your ramp package. Even if you have 38 lands, 7 ramp cards is pretty low. Only 4 of those come in relatively early.
If you're looking for cards to take out, I'd recommend the comebackers. After playing a couple games with Reassembling Skeleton out, I learned that those cards really just arent that useful for getting consistent or strong value. I know that they're good for activating nontoken-reliant effects (like Grim Haruspex ), but my solution would just be to reduce the number of nontoken-reliant cards in the deck too.
Hope this advice is useful!
1 week ago
Hey Captain, how's the deck coming along? There's another infinite combo to consider adding and it's powerful with many different cards in the deck including Teysa:
- Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead + Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble or equivalent = infinite life loss of opponents and you gain life. Warden and Animate is a two card infinite dies triggers loop and their both two drops.
How it works:
- Warden has to be in your graveyard, but that is not difficult with all the sac outlets or Buried Alive .
- Cast Cutthroat or have him already on the battlefield. Cutthroat or equivalent needs to be on the battlefield before you create the dies loop.
- Cast Animate and animate Warden. When Warden ETB target Animate and exile it. This now creates a loop of sacing Warden and reanimating it with Animate. It's a dies loop because when Animate leaves the battlefield you sac the creature that it was enchanting. Since you enchanted Warden with Animate this lets Warden exile Animate thus it leaves the battlefield. When Animate leaves the battlefield Warden is saced and when Warden leaves the battlefield Animate comes out of exile back onto the battlefield able to reanimate Warden who's in the graveyard.
It's a dies loop since Warden is being saced over and over again by Animate; it's dying therefore this is infinite dies triggers from Cutthroat. Warden has a leave the battlefield ability and if this ability happens as a result of him dying then he will trigger Teysa meaning double triggers from any dies abilities you have on the battlefield from this loop.
Other than Cutthroat doing infinite opponent life loss, add any other powerful card with a dies ability that triggers when other creatures die or a sac outlet. Here's some examples:
- Pawn of Ulamog : infinite Eldrazi tokens, infinite colorless mana.
- Pitiless Plunderer : infinite treasures, infinite color mana of any color.
- Grim Haruspex or Harvester of Souls : draw your deck and find Reliquary Tower . Tower is a land to consider because of Skullclamp which can draw a ton of cards.
- Requiem Angel : infinite 1/1 Spirit tokens.
- Elenda, the Dusk Rose : infinite +1/+1 counters.
- Ashnod's Altar : infinite colorless mana by using Warden as continuous sac fodder.
- Blasting Station : infinite damage to opponents because Warden is constantly ETB which untaps Station.
- Razaketh, the Foulblooded : lots of tutor effects paying 2 life each time Warden is saced.
You can break the loop easily which is important. As long as there's another creature in any graveyard you can target it with Animate. When Warden dies and Animate comes out of exile and back onto the battlefield target a different creature in a graveyard, not Warden. Best not to create the loop unless you can break it :)
Using or adding a sac outlet to the loop is also good. Adding for example Razaketh, the Foulblooded lets you have a lot of tutor effects by paying 2 life each time you sac Warden which can be over and over again. Razaketh's sac trigger can be used at instant speed thus you can target Warden while the loop is happening and use him as sac fodder to tutor for lots of cards. Warden is going to die anyway and when he does back onto the battlefield Animate comes to reanimate him so it doesn't matter how Warden gets into the graveyard when he has Animate in exile. Razaketh is another reason to add Buried Alive because if you get him into your graveyard you can reanimate him faster with Karmic Guide . Letting you begin the process of tutoring for all the combo pieces starting with Warden.
1 week ago
Useful death triggers: Blood Artist , Kalastria Healer , and Zulaport Cutthroat are basically Falkenrath Noble . Vindictive Vampire is another similar effect that may work for you. Deathgreeter , Grim Haruspex , Abyssal Gatekeeper , and Midnight Reaper also have nice interactions with all the death triggers.
Wake the Dead is an instant speed mass graveyard recursion that allows you to abuse all those death triggers again.
2 weeks ago
Stuff I'd cut:
Duskborne Skymarcher - not enough impact
Erdwal Ripper - bad
Falkenrath Exterminator bad
Furyblade Vampire good for madness but not for this deck
Havengul Vampire not good enough
Kheru Bloodsucker bad
Licia, Sanguine Tribune only good as commander in a deck built around him. Here it's just bad for 8 mana
Nirkana Revenant not bad but not really that useful either since only about a thrid of your lands are swamps anyways
Voracious Vampire bad
Stuff I'd definitely add:
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Bloodline Keeper Flip
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
Butcher of Malakir
Shadow Alley Denizen
Stuff I'd consider adding:
Bishop of Binding
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Legion's Landing Flip
Olivia, Mobilized for War
Patron of the Vein
Urge to Feed
Blood Baron of Vizkopa
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Voldaren Pariah Flip
Details as for why I'd add certain cards and cut others I'll give you the next time we get to talk :)
2 weeks ago
So if you like weird combos, and aren't opposed to infinite combos, you can run Priest of Gix , Priest of Urabrask , and Viscera Seer or any sac outlet, with epitaph on the field and heartstone (assuming you also have grenzo on the field) to produce inifnite mana. ex: grenzo ability for 1. priest to field, 3 mana. sac priest to sac outlet, activate epitaph. 2 mana. activate grenzo. 1 mana. priest to field. 4 mana. I had a janky grenzo deck and this takes me back when it was able to be played. you can also either go really big, near infinite, or infinite with workhorse and end up cutting out the sac outlet. There's infinite etb or death triggers which zulaport loves. maybe put in Blood Artist and/or Falkenrath Noble as they do the same thing as zulaport. I am all for redundancy in a deck because it creates consistency which is extremely important. I would suggest doing a jank Doomsday build but frankly, if you're building doomsday, you might as well go competitive with the deck. Murderous redcap loves ashnod's altar with this jank. And as a final food for thought, maybe run a few utility creatures, Crystal Ball and/or Darksteel Pendant for scrying to get creatures to bottom for grenzo, and utility creatures like Ravenous Chupacabra or Vampire Hexmage for some spot removal and utility against planeswalkers. Definitely getting an upvote my dude! if you want any deck suggestions or help on the deck, message me if you'd like!
3 weeks ago
Blood Artist , Falkenrath Noble , and Zulaport Cutthroat are must-haves for their death triggers, even if you're specifically going for the token plan ( Vindictive Vampire works as well). Lingering Souls gets you a pile of tokens, Divine Visitation turns them into angels, and Ethereal Absolution pumps your board and shrinks everyone else's. Teysa, Orzhov Scion with Darkest Hour gets you infinite tokens and infinite death/ETB triggers (she's also just really good without Darkest Hour if you don't like infinite combos).
3 weeks ago
Took a look over your deck, I like what your doing! However just as what hecubus333 mentioned, the CMC curve on the deck seems on the higher side. On a personal take, this was what my Teneb deck looked similar to before I tuned it for more of a competitive meta.
I also agree on your perspective on using unorthodox commanders for fun and tuning them competitively or as far as you can push them! For my thoughts on the matter, feel free to take it with a grain of salt!
These are good if you have multiple ways of abusing them or cheating them out but Ashen Rider and Angel of Despair cost way too much for these effects, I would consider only adding in one of these effects. Butcher of Malakir is another card that has way too high of a CMC when you are already running both Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos , it should be considered being cut. Wurmcoil Engine while being fun, is a win more card and also can be swapped for something that gives you advantage. While I love redundancy effects, Falkenrath Noble is also too high for the effects that are similar to the Blood Artist as well as Zulaport Cutthroat . Burnished Hart while a fan favorite just only ramps you when going competitive you have access to faster mana rocks which does it much better. For the last thought I have on creatures like what hecubus333 as for 6 CMC is does not much and there are alternative ways to get better card draw.
In your artifact section, I am not a fan of 3 CMC rocks unless they provide an extra ability like say for example, Chromatic Lantern or Commander's Sphere . The former provides color fixing and the latter card draw that doesn't require you to tap to activate. With that being said, I would take out the Orzhov Cluestone , Darksteel Ingot , as well as Strionic Resonator . In replacement mana rocks like Mana Vault , Mana Crypt , Chrome Mox , Mox Diamond , Grim Monolith can be used. Or if going for more on the budget friendly route, Thought Vessel , Everflowing Chalice , Sensei's Divining Top , and Scroll Rack are other cards to consider.
Unburial Rites as well as Victimize are decent but Necromancy and Dance of the Dead provide cheaper cost as well as more efficiency, in addition they can target your opponents creatures in their grave as well. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is good in a casual format, but as said before 6 CMC for card draw is really rough. Albeit I do like that on the resolution you do get CA right away so that's a plus.
Now for cards I would consider adding, here is a list you can consider:
- Tymna the Weaver
- Dark Confidant / Mindblade Render
- Viscera Seer / Carrion Feeder
- Toxic Deluge
- Vampiric Tutor
- Demonic Tutor
- Diabolic Intent
- Enlightened Tutor
- Dark Ritual
- Culling the Weak
- Leonin Relic-Warder
- Smothering Tithe
Those are just some off the top of my head I can think of. For Orzhov colors you want to try obtain as much Card Advantage (CA) as possible as that is what we are weak on as well as mana acceleration.
Hope that gives you some insight! Feel free to ask for any advice, help, or perspective! Down to help tuning decks!
4 weeks ago
With the decent amount of sac outlets you've got going on, I'd definitely recommend any of the "if a creature you control dies, opponent(s) lose 1 life and you gain one life" creatures Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , Vindictive Vampire when Allegiance releases outside of pre-release, or Falkenrath Noble .
If you want a little more value out of your tokens, Skullclamp works well, just kill off tokens you might not need with any extra mana, get card draw.
Falkenrath Noble occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0,01%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0,21%
W/B (Orzhov): 0,56%
RBW (Mardu): 0,51%