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Gurmag Swiftwing Discussion
1 month ago
Dangerwillrobinson79 I do really like the Gifted Aetherborn swap. The original concept of the deck was to have every single creature be a flyer to maintain evasion at every point of the curve to maximize the impact of the equipment. Tormented Soul is an exception, as his unblockability allows him to carry your equipment straight through enemy lines unhindered. I still think evasion is important, but Aetherborn is so good, he would definitely be worth the swap if you wanted. I would probably swap him in for the Tormented Soul if I wanted to make the deck slightly more defensive, maybe against another aggro or stompy deck, where having an extra blocker with deathtouch would make a bigger impact than an unblockable that can't block.
Also, unrelated to that suggestion, just a general note: since swapping in Geth's Verdict and changing Doomblade to Go for the Throat, this deck plays a much stronger midrange game and can hold up against more deliberate tempo/control-y decks (unless they're creatureless, then you just need to go aggro and pray for a good curve). So, in those situations, don't be afraid to save mana for your control cards instead of throwing down more creatures and equipment. Gurmag Swiftwing can wait to get his Grafted Wargear next turn!
4 months ago
Have you ever though about adding Chromanticore? Lots of keywords hanging out on that card (especially if you don't plan casting it). Also Gurmag Swiftwing is pretty cool too. I love Soulflayer as a card though; he seems really fun to play with.
6 months ago
You missed one of the best vampires: Captivating Vampire.
Other than that, you are bringing too many 5 cmc cards. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth is a real edh staple, I think, but if you are far enough ahead to actually play it, AND deal damage to your opponent, the bonus it provides are entirely redundant (it's a win-more card).
What is it exactly you are going to sac to your Indulgent Aristocrat? As far as I can tell, it takes a very non-interacting opponent to let you have enough vampires to sac anything and gain advantage from it. You don't have any tokens from Bloodline Keeper Flip until turn 5 at earliest, and the rest of your deck doesn't hold much sac-fodder.
Vampire Nocturnus is a pretty good lord for vampires, but is a lot better if you have some way of shuffling your library or otherwise rearrange what is on top of it).
Any other competitive tribal deck runs faster than this (including madness-vampires... what was your problem with that again?) and are more resilient. Your early creatures in particular are weaker than what merfolk, humans, and elves can bring. Gurmag Swiftwing isn't exactly the strongest creature, and most opponents have no problem letting it live, and instead bolt the lord you play a couple of turns later.
Your removal is also a bit heavy - 3 mana is a lot, in a world of Fatal Push and Path to Exile. For budget concerns, you could look at Victim of Night. It's only bad in the mirrormatch, and that's probably not going to come up very often.
6 months ago
Hey, like your Soulflayer deck! I was wondering if maybe you might use a Gurmag Swiftwing somewhere in there? It could be another haste giver to make the Soulflayer finish off the game faster. I like the double strike flyer in there though, that with trample and haste is devastating.
7 months ago
Odric, Lunarch Marshal looks like he wants to join the fight.
Gurmag Swiftwing has 3 relevant keywords as well.
8 months ago
Hey Legendary_Crush! I like what you got! The only thing I gotta say is that Haste and double strike are two oh so important keywords that I think you're missing out on. I know Akroma, Angel of Wrath has haste it but if you want to increase your odds of being able to capitalize on that first turn you drop Soulflayer, you could run a couple of Gurmag Swiftwing, Mirri the Cursed, or even Bonded Fetch to be even more fringe-y. As for double strike Drogskol Reaver is a good candidate.
I know you can work out the balancing yourself, but if you ever want to go heavier of mill you can also run Taigam's Scheming to go with your Contingency Plan, and Glimpse the Unthinkable is one of the more popular mill options along with Breaking if you ever want to consider a red splash or an expertise build.
Anyways, good luck brewing and have a killer day! :D
9 months ago
AND it's a demon, so he keep's the theme going.