Creature — Aetherborn Vampire
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Gifted Aetherborn Discussion
23 hours ago
1 day ago
If you are trying to make this competitive and if you have the money Bloodghast is right on the money, just sack it and get counters with aristocrat and then return it. I also think that Vampire Nighthawk is better than Gifted Aetherborn just because of the flying, which is so important in comp. Cut down Bishop's Soldier and add Gatekeeper of Malakir, such a better card. One of the thing you need to think about is the competitive advantage that this tride has over other tribes. One such advantage is Vampire Nocturnus, he is a must in this deck, he is so incredibly powerful. And with him comes the other part, maybe consider making this a mono black competitive deck, and by doing so you can add Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to get some devotion. The Sorins are nice but competitive is usually very fast so you wont really have a chance of utilizing him. Also, cut down of Drana, four of her seems a bit excessive. Maybe add or upgrade some for your removal package, Dismember, Fatal Push and even Victim of Night might work in this deck. I hope this helps and good luck.
2 days ago
ninexpad Ramunap Red is an annoying matchup, however with the amount of early game removal/counters (Fatal Push, Censor, Perilous Voyage) I'm able to usually disable the majority of the creatures that come after me. If they go wide with Bomat Courier, Soul-Scar Mage ect, then cast Bontu's Last Reckoning to clear the board, while also keeping up mana to counter a potential Hazoret the Fervent or similar.
If Contraband Kingpin and Essence Extraction haven't been working for u, then I'm guessing lifegain type stuff hasn't been working for you. The best I can think of other than those is Harsh Scrutiny and Essence Scatter to mainly remove Hazoret the Fervent, and Gifted Aetherborn to block and remove other creatures while gaining life, although it does die to Lightning Strike.
Hope I could help mate, good luck against em
2 days ago
I think the core would be: Seekers' Squire, Wildgrowth Walker, Merfolk Branchwalker (by far the best explorer), Deadeye Tracker and Vraska obviously. Chupacabra might be a 1or2-of in the deck, can't be more than this since it doesn't affect the board right away :/ (Jezzz I would love to use the foil Chupacabra I got in my prerelease D: it's so beautiful)
Shadowed Caravel is borderline unplayable because you need to cast it, then get at least 2 explore triggers to have a decent body and still tap a dude to crew... Also they made this ship without any evasion! And that's with Abrade and Fatal Push in the format.
Speaking of evasion, it's a crime that this dude doesn't have evasion as well Emperor's Vanguard .
4x Fatal Push
23-24 lands. 53-54 cards, leaving room for about 6-7 cards and there's a big gap in the 3 CMC slots. The last cards should be 3CMC ones to fill the deck's curve, but yet there are 2 amazing 2 CMC cards in Gifted Aetherborn and Glint-Sleeve Siphoner. But yeah, this is just a sketch :)
3 days ago
I have a friend who has really put a lot of time into a Standard Ixalan Vampire deck, he has tried a bit of everything. Crested Sunmare makes this deck theme really strong, so does Angel of Invention. I wouldnt use both, but slotting two of one of those cards in will give you mid to late game power that the tribal vampires dont have right now. Also, Fumigate is a good boardwipe for when youre down and need a boost.
Heres his decklist
4x Fatal Push
2x Shefet Dunes
Adanto Vanguard and Mark of the Vampire is a really broken combo. You swing for 5, if they block him and it could kill him, you pay 4 life and he is invincible. You gain one life, probably kill the blocker, and Adanto hangs around.
Also, if youre aware of how Anointed Procession stack, if you have two of them out and play Call to the Feast, thats 12 tokens you create. One Anointed doubles, two does 4x. So its worth the slots for them.
4 days ago
Hey there! I unfortunately don't have the time right now to look at everything other users said, though it looks like Argy has some good tips (and if something I say goes against what she says, listen to her).
In any case, I would probably cut Torment of Hailfire, Gifted Aetherborn, and 2 Tezzeret's Touch for another Revel in Riches, a Bontu's Last Reckoning, and probably two Walk the Planks. I would also consider running 2-3 Glimmer of Genius, though I don't know what I would take out; maybe a land and a Spell Swindle.
4 days ago
Late Game: Drop Marionette Master and start sacrificing the treasures and servos to Makeshift Munitions maybe even Deal Direct Damage with Ribbons from Cut / Ribbons thanks to all the excces treasures we got.
i dont know maybe this is only a christmas land scenario but i feel intrigued about this of a deck an i wanna explore it.
5 days ago
If it were me I'd try removing the following:
Note that this is "trimming the fat". These aren't bad cards, by any means. I just don't think they are as effective at helping you win as other cards that you have.
This is to replace with the current cards you have. In order for what I suggested to work you're gonna need at least 2x more Heart of Kiran, along with the one you already have. The card has dropped a little in price. It's still expensive, but it's not going to break the bank.