Creature — Aetherborn Vampire
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Gifted Aetherborn Discussion
7 hours ago
I really like this deck idea, and its an interesting set of cards which seem to really synchronise well together so +1 from me.
I would keep 4x Yahenni, Undying Partisan as while he is legendary, he provides that much needed sac outlet and will be heavily targetted with removal when your opponents work out whats happening.
9 hours ago
Well, let's see:
First things first, I can't see why you have included blue in this deck. Rogue Refiner is a good card, and it will make Gonti's Machinations a sorcery-speed Lightning Helix that doesn't even target creatures ... which IMHO is useless in this format. I'd rather have instant-speed removal, like Fatal Push, or at least better sorcery-speed creature removal, like Battle at the Bridge. You need to clear the path for your creatures to do something.
Furthermore, Trophy Mage is completely useless in this deck. Lifecrafter's Bestiary is not a card I would recommend, as it requires a constant sink of mana. And even if it was, the mage becomes completely useless if you draw it after the bestiary, or if you draw a second one. In no way would I run 3 of them with just a single target.
What else? Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a good and fun card for limited, but I can't see its constructed value. On the other hand, Yahenni, Undying Partisan is awesome. For that reason, it will attract load of removal on board. I would run a full playset of him.
Maybe you could focus on the +1/+1 counter theme. Run at least one more Rishkar, Peema Renegade. Worst case scenario it will still be a 3-mana "Put a +1/+1 counter on each up to two target creatures." Maybe run the full playset of Winding Constrictor.
I would also go with an extra Greenbelt Rampager, because a 3/4 on turn 2 usually does the trick. I'd also test Gifted Aetherborn, maybe it will fit, if you feel like you need more 2-drops. But the double black is harsh, and I think the Rampager is a better 2-drop. But with a +1/+1 counter theme like that, maybe the best 2-drop would be the Walking Ballista.
The walking ballista adds a nice alternate win condition, which I feel might be necessary. I still feel that your deck is lacking something, but I can't see what without proper building and testing. Maybe it will become clearer after you make some changes to the deck.
19 hours ago
Rashuff yeah here is what you do. Zulaport Cutthroat Instead of Gifted Aetherborn Herald of Anguish instead of Demon of Dark Schemes and use Westvale Abbey Flip 3x when you have 5 creatures on the board sacrifise them all make a big demon while you trigger zulaport and if you even more control then splash white in and play Kambal, Consul of Allocation and Angel of Invention
1 day ago
I like the idea of trying to use the Aetherflux Reservoir but it's almost not worth running in standard unless you have a Death and Taxes style deck. That could be a perfect slot for a kill card or a buff spell. Yahenni's Expertise, Rishkar's Expertise, Fatal Push, Blossoming Defense. Any of those would work well in your deck.
2 days ago
Fatal Push is the new modern killspell- a good replacement for the doomblades. I've always preferred Phyrexian Arena or Dark Prophecy to read the bones, or in a pinch a bunch of Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood. Haakon, Stromgald Scourge allows for Crib Swap and Call the Bloodline shenanigains. Yahenni's Expertise is worth considering in place of languish when it rotates from standard- or Killing Wave if your meta favours swarms. Delirium Skeins is just super effective against control. The main thing I see here is a risk of running out of steam against other midrange running a lot of Blackmail effects, or dying to lightning bolts against aggro. Something like Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn, Dross Harvester, Knight of Meadowgrain or even Lone Rider Flip or Nearheath Pilgrim for the lifegain, or even just Disfigure and Nyx-Fleece Ram sb. Profane Command could be interesting sideboard.
3 days ago
Definitely a great concept, and I like how this uses PW's for all the +1/+1's. Very nice overall. +1 from me.
I understand your focus on the theme of attacking with lots of threats, but this deck seems to have a possible weakness to lifelink and flying creatures. Things like Gifted Aetherborn, Aetherborn Marauder, and Heart of Kiran give this deck a lot of trouble. (I'm sure there are other threats out there, but playtesting this vs my Aetherborn Aristocrat deck, those are the creatures that clearly stood out).
With w/b, you have plenty of options for sure. My main suggestion is Anguished Unmaking for it's versatility vs creatures, other PW's, enchantments or artifacts (especially vehicles) and that it exiles. If you cut black though, Immolating Glare is plenty cheap and useful. There is plenty of other removal available in w/b if you want, but this deck clearly doesn't need much help at all.
3 days ago
I think going with a life gain style deck would be cool. Things like Lone Rider Flip, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn and Night Market Lookout are kick ass. Plenty of good angels you can use too. Life gain makes Dismember much more affordable.
Edge of Divinity is great and even better for creatures that are both black and white.
Getting a look at your opponents hand is always great, and making them discard something is good too. Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are your more pricey spells money wise, Duress, Despise, Blackmail are cheaper.
Blessed Alliance has multiple uses and can be used at the same time if you can pay the mana.
Hope this helps mang
3 days ago
By the way have you also seen Gifted Aetherborn? Just thought I would throw this out there as a possibility as even though it doesn't have flying like Vampire Nighthawk, it does at the least cost less.