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Heir of Falkenrath
Creature — Vampire
Discard a card: Transform Heir of Falkenrath. Activate this ability only once each turn.
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Heir of Falkenrath Discussion
5 days ago
Hi! Thanks for your deck, I am a big fan of non-UG madness myself.
Cards to consider, espcially if you feel mana-confident:Violent Eruption as it helps wipe out several smaller creatures and can be nice against aggro decks. Arc Trail works similarly and you can cast it from your hand.
I tried to put together a GR spellshaper madness and even though I have a weak spot for Bola Warrior, it is not very mana-efficient and you cannot use it outside combat, which is the main hinderance of most of your discard outlets. I would suggest Kris Mage who is cheaper to cast and more versatile, especially against aggros. Or you can use her to finish off a bigger creature. Or in the worst Undertaker.
If you are not playing against black and you feel you can muster toghether BB, Gorgon Recluse could be nice.
Any particular reason for not running the Twins of Maurer Estate since you feature them on the deck description?
2 weeks ago
I didn't even think about Chalice of the Void. I think you're right, Smash to Smithereens is better than smelt. Heir of Falkenrath Flip gives me a 3/2 flyer for 2 mana and i'm going to discard Bloodghast or Alms of the Vein or any other claim/fame target. That is also why Anger of the Gods doesn't bother me. Searing Blaze is really good. I'll have to find a way to work it in.
2 weeks ago
i dont know if you want to play anger of the gods in a deck with 20 creatures.i think smash to smithereens is better than smelt, it deals damage and can destroy a chalice on 1 which is important in your deck.
Finally i dont like Faithless Looting, Alms of the Vein and Heir of Falkenrath Flip.on their own they are really bad in a burn deck and together they are just ok so id really cut them.Searing Blaze / Searing Blood is pretty Good because most decks run small creatures. Exquisite Firecraft and Shard Volley are fine as 1 or 2 of and Gonti's Machinations are also not bad with fetch/shocklands (you should really play 4 blood crypts and cut 2 basic mountains) and the damage your opponent will likely deal to you.
1 month ago
I can see you are working on a bit of a budget so I will try to stick to budget suggestions, but I am going to make a few suggestions that are more expensive for you to shoot for later.
I think the deck is good for a first run. I understand that it isn't quite where you want it yet, and you have ideas of what you want to add; I suggest adding those to the Maybe Board or Acquire Board to keep others from suggesting cards you already have in mind.
Firstly, recursion is great, but right now I see no way for you to get your creatures into the yard aside from attacking/blocking. So I recommend the following list for making sure you always have a reanimation target:
- Buried Alive
- Entomb (Note this can also put non-creatures that have good interaction in the yard)
- Heir of Falkenrath Flip
- Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
- Altar's Reap
- Apprentice Necromancer
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
- Barter in Blood (Also hurts your opponents
- Blind Zealot
- Boggart Arsonists (Land destruction too)
- Boggart Loggers (Land destruction too)
- Bone Splinters
- Bontu the Glorified
- Breath of Fury Highly Recommend (as long as you have the mana to keep bringing creatures back you have infinite combats - add Sword of Feast and Famine for more degenerate plays)
- Abyssal Gatekeeper
Secondly, I think you need to trim most of the creatures in your deck that have more than 2 power so that you have more reanimation targets for Alesha. I suggest replacing them with cards that have good ETB effects such as:
Lastly, you will want some cards that benefit from all the death you will be causing. I suggest the cards below:
This is by no means an extensive list as I just spent a short time searching based on cards I already knew paired well. Most of these should be rather cheap additions and fairly easy to come by.
Hope this helps.
1 month ago
Looks pretty sweet! This seems about the best it can be, unless you wanted to go not-as-budget and grab 4 Bloodstained Mire to filter out lands and a couple Thoughtseizes to be able to hand-hate against Tron, etc., the mainboard seems good enough. Some other interesting cards:
Call the Bloodline: 1 mana for a 1/1 Vampire Knight with lifelink, discarding a card, not bad. Only once per turn, though.
Anyways, that's all I got for now! Hopefully this helps a bit
1 month ago
2 months ago
I don't think two instances of madness is enough to justify 6 discard outlets. Heir of Falkenrath Flip could be Vampire Nighthawk and Call the Bloodline could be Gifted Aetherborn, and you'd probably create more tempo that way. All in all, I don't even think red is necessary if you're not going to use Falkenrath Gorger, Olivia Voldaren, etc. Vampire Lacerator, Kalastria Highborn, Sangromancer, and Gatekeeper of Malakir are some potential alternatives to Stromkirk Captain and Stensia Masquerade. Urge to Feed and Feast of Blood might be replacements for Lightning Bolt and Stensia Banquet. Or if you needed the burn to go face, maybe try Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire.
2 months ago
Pretty cool deck! Really nice use of Heir of Falkenrath Flip. Smuggler's Copter is banned in Standard so this wouldn't be eligible for FNM or any other sanctioned events. If you do end up removing the Copter, there are a few good red cards that require you to discard to enable Heir like Cathartic Reunion, Tormenting Voice, Reckless Racer, and Hazoret the Fervent.