Forerunner of the Legion

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Forerunner of the Legion

Creature — Vampire Knight

When Forerunner of the Legion enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Vampire card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

Whenever another Vampire enters the battlefield under your control, target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

Forerunner of the Legion Discussion

lagotripha on Mardu Knights

1 week ago

Knight of the White Orchid is neat.

There is a vampires theme option for this kind of list- Bloodcrazed Paladin , Forerunner of the Legion , Legion Lieutenant , Olivia, Mobilized for War , Paladin of Atonement etc. This is neat in that it lets you run a lot of lord effects, even if there is a little awkwardness in the non-vampire slots.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

2 months ago

All right, the result of my test was a lot more mixed than I thought it would be. Here's how I conducted my test:

I played the vampires deck (pre-updates) against three of my other decks. Deck 1 was a mono-white early mid-game deck with a focus on lifegain. Deck 2 was a B/R pirate tribal, built for late mid-game Deck 3 was a mono-white late game deck with some lifegain and just OP cards like Odric, Master Tactician I played vampires against each one with 4 copies of Sanguine Bond until it either had 5 wins or 5 losses, and repeated it with 4 copies of Champion of Dusk . With both setups I made sure my opening hand included a copy of the card being tested.

The results: sanguine bond: (deck 1: 2 wins, 5 losses) (deck 2: 3 wins, 5 losses) (deck 3: 5 wins, 1 loss) (total: 10 wins, 11 losses) champion of dusk: (deck 1: no wins, 5 losses) (deck 2: 5 wins, no losses) (deck 3: 4 wins, 5 losses) (total: 9 wins, 10 losses)

So, not as conclusive as I thought. Buuuut while I was playing I did notice a few more advantages to having Champion of Dusk . I can tutor for it with Forerunner of the Legion and it can be brought out two turns early with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord . I still see value in Sanguine Bond though, so I split the cards. 3 Champion of Dusk s and 1 Sanguine Bond .

LordBlackblade on

3 months ago

So I want to start by saying everything in my previous comment still stands, so I won't go over anything I already discussed there. That said, let's take a look at what you've changed.

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Shady78 on Vampire

4 months ago

Well, Run Forerunner of the Legion at least

Sarkhan420X on Help Needed with WB Vampire ...

4 months ago

are you really having trouble "getting" creatures out? or do you mean you have trouble "keeping" creatures out because your opponent has removal?

definitely take out Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . its really just for mono colored decks. also, turn 8 is horrifically slow in modern.

get rid of the enchantments. in modern, 5 mana is too expensive for a card that doesn't have some sort of immediate impact on the game state.

Hero's Downfall is inefficient. 3 mana is generally too much mana for a removal spell. Fatal Push and Path to Exile are really good removal spells.

Chalice of Life  Flip is also inefficient given how little reliable lifegain you have.

Souls of the Faultless should be taken out since its not a vampire.

Vampire Nocturnus would be better than Bloodline Keeper  Flip or Sanctum Seeker in the 4-drop slot.

Forerunner of the Legion is painfully slow in modern, and Vampire Nighthawk would be way better as a 3-drop.

championeggo on My first Vampire deck - still needs help

4 months ago

Bishop of the bloodstained (little value for a one time effect at 5 cmc) - Bloodlord Vaasgoth - Massacre Girl (Hurts you) - Anowon, the Ruin Sage (too Slow) - Tempt with Immortality (There are better graveyard cards than this and its just not good in this deck) - Eldest Reborn (Just no synergy with the deck) - The biggest issue I see if you have a lot of cards that bring stuff back from the graveyard. Vamps nor Edgar care about that truely unless that is just the route you want to go down. The only one I think you keep is Faith's Reward just in response to a board wipe, but its a dead card if someone cyclonic rifts or exiles all creatures. Your deck severely lacks card draw as well. A few vamps I suggest that are just plain good and help with draw.

Forerunner of the Legion and Vampire Nighthawk Champion of Dusk Bloodtracker Well of Lost Dreams Necropotence Phyrexian Reclamation Phyrexian Arena

Keep going with the theme you want but you need card draw to draw the cards you want, and you still want better vamps than some of the ones that are too slow or don’t really help all the vamps and cards in your maybe are amazing, and will lower your CMC too and the cards I listed above I think could also help. Good luck man!

JKRice on Bloodlord

4 months ago

Bishop of the Bloodstained would be a great finisher

Bloodline Keeper  Flip could be a token generator for cards that benefit from having a lot of creatures

Captivating Vampire would benefit from having a lot of creatures, and wins a lot of matchups

Drana, Liberator of Malakir would just be a must-remove threat, since she makes your army even bigger

Forerunner of the Legion would find important vampires

Gatekeeper of Malakir is just a good removal card in general

Indulgent Aristocrat would be good if you want something cheaper than drana

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet synergizes with most of your deck

multimedia on Vampire Aristocrats

5 months ago

Hey, nice midrange version, but consider some more one/two drop Vamps who can fit in with a midrange strategy? Two of them are in the maybeboard.

Cards to consider cutting for these:

  • Voldaren Pariah
  • Deathbringer Liege
  • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
  • Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet
  • Tithe Drinker

Midrange benefits from a good three drop consider more three drops? Drana, Liberator of Malakir is a good three drop Vamp, flying and pumps your attacking team of Vamps. Forerunner of the Legion is a three drop Vamp tutor and it's other ability is also good with eminence. Shared Animosity has a powerful repeatable effect for attacking Vamps. Painful Truths is a draw spell upgrade. Read the Bones is another draw spell upgrade.

Cards to consider cutting for these:

  • Damnable Pact
  • Ambition's Cost
  • Teysa Karlov
  • Elenda, the Dusk Rose
  • Requiem Angel

Swords to Plowshares is handy efficient exile creature removal, a staple card of Commander. Boros Charm can at instant speed save your Vamp army from most board wipes and it's other modes are also relevant. The Talismans: Talisman of Conviction , Talisman of Hierarchy and Talisman of Indulgence are upgrades for the Signets because Talismans can be used the turn you play them to make mana (colorless or colored) without needing another mana source.

Cards to consider cutting for these:

  • Sangromancer
  • Kheru Bloodsucker
  • Rakdos Signet
  • Boros Signet
  • Orzhov Signet

Lands to consider adding:

Lands to cut for these:

  • Stone Quarry
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Terramorphic Expanse
  • 3x Plains
  • 1x Mountain
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Forerunner of the Legion occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

RBW (Mardu): 0.46%