Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +3/+1.
Whenever equipped creature dies, you may reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card that shares a creature type with it. Put that card into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
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Heirloom Blade Discussion
6 days ago
Hi, and thank you very much for your comment!
I must admit I just received Vanquisher's Banner and I have just tried it out for a couple of games. However, I must say I am very pleased with it, especially beside Edgar Markov. Getting to draw cards in addition to getting the tokens when I play my vampires really allows the deck to play out its creatures aggressively without losing its steam quickly.
Heirloom Blade is one of the cards I've been a little unsure about, but I play it on a little bit of the same argument as Vanquisher's Banner. It allows me to exploit the deaths of my creatures and further boost the sacrificial combos, filling up my hand with fresh new creatures and therefore keeping up the pressure on my side of the battlefield. It's been satisfying in terms of effect, at least in my opionion, but it could be one of the cards I would take out for something else if something shiny came up.
Archangel of Thune has worked out fantastically! Even though it doesn't benefit from the tribal theme it functions beautifully with the lifegain subtheme. Especially in combination with the extort cards I've included and the effects that grants all of my creatures lifelink she becomes a threat that has to be dealt with fast or my creatures becomes very large, very fast!
I hope this helped you out a little bit, and again, thanks for the comment!
1 week ago
1 week ago
Last_Laugh, what are your thoughts on the three signets and Talisman of Indulgence? I cut all four for Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, another land (37) and Stromkirk Noble. I am not sold on Stromkirk but he seemed the best of the one drop vampires I was not playing. This deck seems to need to go fast and both Moxes seem to fit that strategy.
I experimented with Glengarry's 29 Land Edgar deck. I could be wrong but I think it may be tough for it to win in a four person pod. I am trying to borrow some of the ideas that have synergy with your deck. Gone are some of the more expensive vampires:
These were replaced by mostly one and two mana vampires. I am playing Shared Animosity, Coat of Arms, Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Eldrazi Monument. The first three really care more about the quantity of vampires over the quality.
I am also trying out Scapegoat which I borrowed from Glengarry. It seems in theory to be a card that mitigates the damage done from board wipes.
I am not playing Phyrexian Arena, Heirloom Blade or Greed. I have only cast Dark Prophecy once but it was effective. I am playing additional life gain vampires and may be able to negate some of the life loss.
What do you think? With which of the points are you in most disagreement?
1 week ago
especially the archangel since she seems like a real nice add
1 week ago
Thanks MegaMatt13. Will digest and figure out what to cut to get them in.
Berserk has been in and out, I thought the same about the removal aspect of it too which is cool, especially if it's attacking an opponent in a Multi-Player pod. Have to find room.
Pride of Lions I keep going back and forth on, the idea is to tutor trample, Green Sun's Zenith into Rhonas the Indomitable or Steelshaper's Gift into Loxodon Warhammer, or Arahbo, Roar of the World last ability... so Trample overcomes all but the toughness of the blocker anyway, where Pride of Lions does that extra damage, but then gets killed probably without actually killing his blocker either (Because if the blocker can't kill him why did they block him in the first place, and he does no damage to the blocker). He's good, should find something to out for him.
Metallic Mimic is really borderline, I think about his interaction with Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Kemba, Kha Regent, Pride Sovereign + Regal Caracal (Especially for my Felidar Sovereign win-con), Ajani, Caller of the Pride. I originally had more, like White Sun's Zenith and some others, but there are less. Metallic Mimic on his own isn't that exciting 2/1 for . He's definitely high on the cut list.
Puresteel Paladin + Leonin Shikari makes Eminence and Lightning Greaves a viable option together, but its janky. I cut Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Feast and Famine already because of the same issues. It's really the haste more than the protection I want anyway since Selsnya is quite limited for haste.
Thanks for the feedback, MUCH appreciated.
1 week ago
Just came over and checked out your deck...very nice :)
Definitely looks like your meta is more competitive than mine so I appreciate the different selections you've put in the deck.
From your maybelist I would definitely consider adding Heirloom Blade and Fireshrieker. You have cats that care about being equipped. Heirloom blade basically ensures that you will always have a backup cat when one gets destroyed (and the power buff is great). Fireshrieker is a low cost double strike enabler.
I also like Berserk as it can be a surprise win or be used on an opponent's attacking creature when they attack someone else as a form of removal spell.
Pride of Lions from your maybelist is a surprise star in my deck. I know 5 mana for a 4/4 sounds really bad, but with him you KNOW your damage is getting through. They will be taking 7 damage with eminence (or 14 with double strike or Arahbo's second ability).
I ended up cutting Metallic Mimic. I usually only want 1 or 2 cats on the battlefield. Its single +1/+1 counter wasn't impactful enough. The mimic is great in "go wide" decks.
I also go back and forth on Lightning Greaves. It is a "non-bo" with Eminience. It does have value in protecting Arahbo himself when he is on the battlefield though.
2 weeks ago
@Frank_Glascock New Blood has been fairly average, sometimes it's great and you nab a commander or a key blocker, sometime's it's pretty dead. I've yet to have the vampire keyword change part of the card matter much apart from counter distribution, my dream is to one day nab a The Scarab God and start scrying and draining for a bunch. It's definitely one of the cards I would consider cutting though, it's not integral to the strategy so it wouldn't be that hard to lose it.
Diabolic Intent is actually one of the cards I'd consider cutting it for. Also in consideration would be Toxic Deluge, Heirloom Blade, Impact Tremors, Blind Obedience, or one more vampire, not sure which. Another strong tutor is probably the best thing for the slot though, it's tough to fit in everything I'd like to try playing with.
2 weeks ago
IMHO, I think you need a lot of protection while you ramp into your big fatty beaters. Silent Arbiter would do some solid work but if you're thinking of doing tribal hes out. Crawlspace would help too.
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