Heirs of Stromkirk
Creature — Vampire
Intimidate (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or creatures that share a color with it.) Whenever Heirs of Stromkirk deals combat damage to a player put a +1/+1 counter on it.
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Heirs of Stromkirk Discussion
2 months ago
I agree! He is actually on my profile where I mention a few of favorite cards!
I was running a playset in this deck before I redid it. Now I don't know where to stick him. I would have to remove something and I have no idea what. I've also been thinking of swapping Heirs of Stromkirk for Mirri the Cursed but maybe batman instead? With all the counters his lifelink would come in handy. As well as his deathtouch to kill some stuff!
Thanks for the suggestion!
2 months ago
I think the burn spells in the sideboard is a good idea! I have a bunch of Lightning Strike, Chandra's Pyrohelix, Galvanic Bombardment, and Burn from Within laying around. Galvanic Bombardment is my favorite burn spell, you can get up to 5 damage out of if if you're lucky. I like Lightning Bolt but it's kind of expensive.
Yeah it is more mid-range now, I'll change it!
I have 9 creatures that cost 3 or less, but I do have a lot of 4 drops. I like Drana, Liberator of Malakir, badass card! I'll probably sideboard something with cheaper mana cost to replace Heirs of Stromkirk when I play red.
I think the reason I have so many high creatures is that I had 3x Markov Blademaster, then noticed the deck was still cheap and replaced him with Mirri the Cursed. It was late at night, I may have thought she was a 3 drop! Lol
Thank you very much for the replies man! I really like this deck, trying to get it fine tuned before I order the cards I don't have.
Thinking I could either drop the 3x Mirri the Cursed or drop Necropolis Regent and Falkenrath Marauders for 3x Drana, Liberator of Malakir. Necropolis Regent was just there for extra power, but I think I'll get plenty power anyways. Falkenrath Marauders is a good card, but being a 2/2 for 5 someone could take him out very easily. Unless you have any other ideas.
3 months ago
I would try to push down the cmc of your creaturs maybe not cut a few of the less efficient dubble strike creaturs and replace them with creaturs that grow and would benefit of getting dubble strike mostly red vampires.like Stromkirk NobleBloodcrazed NeonateFalkenrath ExterminatorRakish HeirErdwal RipperBloodmad VampireHavengul VampireHeirs of StromkirkFalkenrath MaraudersSlith FirewalkerTaurean MaulerWar Elemental
Giving dubble strike:
These are just some cards they arn't all equal :DThe most important part of building red is evry card needs to do work becous chanses are your not going to see too mutch of your deck drawing death cards is the worst so think 5 times about evry card you put in :)In the end mono red is hard to pull off aside from a dretti stax build en in less degree krenko en kiki jiki combo its going to be an uphill battle.This can be a strengt though as long you don't draw to mutch attension people ignore you :D
5 months ago
I would drop your Indulgent Aristocrat since there arent a lot of creatures youll be stealing with so few creatures. swap it for maybe a Voldaren Pariah Flip, but i wouldnt totally recommend that. Read the Bones is still better than Night's Whisper, and that is better than Sign in Blood since you only have to pay instead of , and sure read the bones costs 1 more but that 1 more gives you a scry 2. Havengul Vampire and Heirs of Stromkirk i would also drop, since its easy to block heirs or just kill it, and they dont do a whole lot since they rely on combat damage, therefore easily shut down or chump blocked. Stromkirk Condemned would be a solid fit, especially if you added "Madness" cards in the deck like Fiery Temper and Alms of the Vein. Falkenrath Gorger makes sure that if you discard a vampire, you can still play it for its mana cost. Olivia's Bloodsworn gives your vampires haste one by one for a measly . Maybe throw in a Hero's Downfall for another planeswalker removal? last vampires i would suggest are Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet to exile their dying cards and Bloodhall Priest in case you run out of cards. Then no cards in hand is a bonus not a hinderance!
9 months ago
I agree with Podma that your current build does not take advantage of Jeleva, and as such I would look at trimming your enchantments and artifacts when looking to find room for new cards. With that in mind I would make the following suggestions:
Exchange Heirs of Stromkirk for Necropolis Regent: Almost a direct upgrade, the Regent is absolutely bonkers if not answered in the first couple turns. If you take none of my other suggestions, do try to find space for the Regent.
Auras like Madcap Skills, Mark of the Vampire, and Aqueous Form suffer the drawback that if your creature is killed you lose the enchant too, so you lose card advantage. I'd look at replacing these with Instants or Sorceries that Jeleva could take advantage of. Hilarious options include Cruel Ultimatum, Time Stretch, or In Garruk's Wake.
10 months ago
Falkenrath Aristocrat (A Potential good sac outlet)
Just some suggestions :)
11 months ago
I don't know if you want to splash Red, but that would open up some more possibilities.
1 year ago
I don't think Captivating Vampire, Dark Impostor, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Malakir Bloodwitch, Markov Blademaster, Mephidross Vampire and Vampire Hexmage(Yes, I see the combo.) are that good. And wouldn't Thief of Blood kill off your planeswalkers? Captivating Vampire ability costs too much and is redundant when you have Olivia. Dark Imposter same reasons. Aristocrat has a toughness of 1 and can be blocked and killed by Scryb Sprites. And not enough tokens makers to keep him around. Bloodwitch will prolly do about three damage and that's about it. Blademaster cmc is too high, has no evasion and will be killed by anything with a toughness higher than two. Mephidross is also redundant since most of your creatures are vamps and Rakish Heir does the same thing anyways. Also small and too high CMC. Some suggested replacements Falkenrath Marauders, Havengul Vampire, Heirs of Stromkirk, Necropolis Regent, Chancellor of the Dross,Falkenrath Noble andStromkirk Noble. You could use some mana rocks and a Belbe's Portal. Bloodghast, Rings of Brighthearth and Vampiric Rites look good from your maybeboard.