Gifted Aetherborn


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

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Uncommon

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Gifted Aetherborn

Creature — Aetherborn Vampire

Deathtouch, lifelink

Gifted Aetherborn Discussion

xaarvaxus on K'rrik's first steps

1 week ago

I see enough life gain spread around your decklist that a card like Demon's Horn seems pretty 'meh' to me. Same goes for Basilica Screecher . I would replace with Gifted Aetherborn as the lifelink/deathtouch will probably go farther than the extort on the bat.

With the 'swamps matter' mana ramp you have, I would look at both Wayfarer's Bauble and Myriad Landscape to get more into play faster. Star Compass is pretty much a second Charcoal Diamond .

Barren Moor would seem to be the easiest land to cut to make room for Cabal Coffers as you want to keep your swamp count high and you don't have a ton of ways to find the Tomb, as well as if you're looking to power out your commander, the fewer lands that come into play tapped, the better. YMMV here though. I don't tend to favor the cycle lands highly as either I never see them or they're in my opening hand.

No Mercy and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed are both great cards and both would be good in the deck. Mercy would be stronger in a deck that forces opposing creatures to attack and Mike is better in a deck that has more interaction with saccing creatures so neither would really be demonstrating their full power here.

Sinkhole is narrow and Gate to Phyrexia is expensive for what it does [to be fair, I do use Gate in my zombie deck and it's fine but it also was only $9 at the time I got it]. To give you a little flexibility you could add Unstable Obelisk . It takes a lot of mana to activate but provides an answer to both problematic lands and artifacts [plus added bonus of hitting planeswalkers and enchantments] that is at least a mana rock when you don't need it to blow something up.

xaarvaxus on Vampiric swarm

2 weeks ago

Rakish Heir , Vampire Nighthawk , Indulgent Aristocrat , Sanctum Seeker and Stromkirk Noble are all budget cards that would slot well into this deck. If you're willing to spend a bit more, Gifted Aetherborn , Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Knight of the Ebon Legion would be good additions. I'd also move Olivia, Mobilized for War into the main in place of Vampire Warlord or Markov Patrician

Not really sure what purpose Bubbling Cauldron serves here. Clear a Path seems a strange choice to me as well. Terminate would provide a much broader scope of removal for just more and be instant speed too.

Like the inclusion of By Force but Demolish seems a bit slow for an aggro deck.

Smyers1982 on Modern Vamps of Eldraine

3 weeks ago

I removed Vampire Lacerator - this 2/2 has the 1 life penalty each upkeep but can be easily managed once you establish your board state with the life gainers.

I added 1 more of the following cards:

This should help in getting more creatures on the board without having a 1 life penalty to deal with each turn.

APPLE01DOJ on March of the Returned - Pioneer

1 month ago

I think Gifted Aetherborn is your best option since Bloodghast isn't legal.

As for the 3 drop slot, since there is no Geralf's Messenger in Pioneer. I would consider Liliana, the Last Hope in that slot or Herald of Torment I think Nightveil Specter is okay at best.

lagotripha on Mono B Vampire

1 month ago

As a tribal list which gets incidentally hated out, its never going to be tier 1 competitive, but you can cover for a multitude of sins with hand disruption and planning.

Cordial and aristocrat really like 1 drop vamps. Gatekeeper/bloodline like a more midrange style, sometimes with drana to back it up.

If your meta has a lot of burn and decks you can race, go for the 1 drop lifelink vamps route, hit fast and pack a sideboard that hates out the most common combos. It will get hurt hard by midrange/control, but can crush the right meta.

If your meta has a lot of midrange, there is a 'grind the game out' style with bloodline keeper, premium removal, and cards that offer a lot of value like Gifted Aetherborn . The battle is that its diffucult to run tribal 'midrange' without Aether Vial , which is super expensive.

Mono black is light on artifact/enchantment removal, which is why players tend to diversify into other colours.

Green for Hardened Scales might never be as strong as artifact lists, but is more resistant to hate while access to key removal like trophy or decay covers its biggest weaknesses. In addition, Collected Company substantially improves the speed you can drop creatures on the board, while Shapers' Sanctuary helps patch up value matchups.

White gives access to key lords and cards like Legion's Landing  Flip, allowing a far more consistant tribal strategy, as well as fringe strategies like Rally the Anscestors drain. Naturally, also artifact/enchantment removal

Red gives access to a bunch of weird innstrad stuff, lords and discard strategies. The venerable flying brick Falkenrath Aristocrat is seen less now due to the meta's speed. It also answers Ensnaring Bridge which is useful.

If you are seriously looking at playing vampire tribal, look at porting to pioneer (if there is a playerbase). All its key cards are in the format, and the lack of fetches/vial is likely to make the format slow enough for tribal lists to run well. Wait for the first wave of bans and see what it looks like.


1 month ago

It needs more removals IMO. Maybe Cast Down ? And i would add the fourth copy of Gifted Aetherborn .

GamePlayNextGen take a look :

Rorolith on Golgari Deathtouch

2 months ago

Gifted Aetherborn should be main, Blacklance Paragon . in place of hired poisoner, if you want it to be a 1 drop, add Ruthless Ripper or Vampire of the Dire Moon .

Rorolith on Mono-Black Devotion

2 months ago

Gifted Aetherborn is a very good card, also Phyrexian Obliterator is a staple in mono-black devotion. if you could replace that Liliana of the Dark Realms with Liliana of the Veil or Liliana, the Last Hope that would also be good. running Geralf's Messenger and Thoughtseize i think are commonly run in mono-black devotion. this is all pretty expensive.

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Gifted Aetherborn occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.09%

Black: 7.69%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%