Creature — Vampire
, sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.
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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Indulgent Aristocrat Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hey, nice first brew of Edgar.
Consider adding a few more black one drop Vamps? Knight of the Ebon Legion and Indulgent Aristocrat are one drops who can be good with aggro or midrange Vamp strategies. Cards you could cut for these are Mortify and Tithe Drinker.
Diabolic Intent is another tutor to consider adding replacing New Blood. Ruinous Ultimatum wrecks your opponents in multiplayer Commander, it could replace Fumigate. Champion of Dusk's ETB effect is excellent draw with eminence, it could replace Falkenrath Noble. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is good with aggro and midrange Vamp strategies especially with Edgar, it could replace Dark Impostor.
Consider adding some more dual lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make black and some dual lands that can make white to replace some Plains?
Lands to consider cutting for these are 3x Plains, 1x Mountain and Reliquary Tower.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Thanks again for your help. When I first started with this deck I wanted something aggressive and ended up playing my hand very quickly, which is why I needed Asylum Visitor and then Stromkirk Condemned to capitalize on that. But I'm not sure if it's working as well as it could, so I will definitely try out some cards you suggested!
I want to avoid an aristocrats type deck, and I didn't want a deck that only plays small creatures and then buffs, I wanted a little more variety but still competitive.
I'd love to include Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet but unfortunately, he breaks my budget. I'm only hesitant with Indulgent Aristocrat because I never really find the creatures I want to sacrifice besides Bloodghast...
1 month ago
I've been thinking about the auto-includes for monoblack vamps in Modern.
Viscera Seer is absolutely amazing for more midrange-y builds (not strictly necessary but he's a very good card, ditto for Indulgent Aristocrat) and I'd go for 4 Vampire Nocturnus and some mix of Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and/or Champion of Dusk if you're looking to capitalize on Sorin.
1 month ago
Condemned + Ghast + Visitor is a decent lineup but sometimes you won't have a desired card to discard. I probably wouldn't use him as an engine but he does partner well with visitor. Cordial has definite uses but he's more built for aggressive builds with a lot of 1 mana creatures, or an aristocrats type engine with things like Kalastria Highborn, Viscera Seer, Bloodghast, Blood Artist and Sorin's second +1.
3 months ago
I'm not sure if the following cards are remotely playable in constructed.
There are simply better options in these slots, Urge to Feed, Feast of Blood, Victim of Night, Go for the Throat, Duress, Vampire Hexmage, Indulgent Aristocrat, Stromkirk Condemned all would have better utility in the modern format and are all very budget friendly.
3 months ago
Mono black has a lot of stuff to work with, as does vamp tribal. With the deathtouch/lifelinkers, P/T boosts are good. I much prefer stuff like Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Indulgent Aristocrat or Cordial Vampire in this kind of list, but bad moon will work.
The big advice I have is; plan your sideboard. Knowing that you can hate an entire FNM's meta out just by packing 15 Duress variants in your sideboard is great. Knowing that its a transformative board into Hypnotic Specter control is also great. Some notable options are Imp's Mischief, Whip of Erebos (the recursion is super good), Lashwrithe (build your own wurmcoil) or good old Sign in Blood.
4 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions JRaynor!
Dreadhorde Invasion - Yeah there a few good token generators like this and Ophiomancer, which I left out because of the focus on vampire theme. Ophiomancer generates one on your opponents turn too, so that would be a good option if budget wasn’t a factor.
Indulgent Aristocrat - I think I’ve listed it as an alternative sacrifice outlet in the primer, but I agree, it can definitely be a workhorse in this deck.
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - He replaces the death trigger of your opponents, but then gives you a token, which you can sacrifice yourself to power Elenda. He ends up actually being a synergistic Rest in Peace to hose your opponent’s reanimator strategies!
Dark Impostor - I feel like its ability to exile any problem creature too powerful not to include. It’s one of the few answers I have to indestructible creatures like Avacyn.
4 months ago
Have you considered Dreadhorde Invasion? It's like a budget Bitterblossom and while you won't be able to stockpile tokens, you'll have access to a consistent token generator to fuel Elenda for only 2 mana.
Indulgent Aristocrat is another good one I'm surprised not to see in your list. He works very well on both sides of Elenda's ability, buffing her or her tokens while serving as a sac outlet at the same time.
I don't think Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Dark Impostor register very well on the synergy scale. Kalitas is just good all around, and though he gives you a token, he exiles the opponent's creatures INSTEAD of letting them die, which is a bummer. If only he exiled them after they died. Dark Imposter is just expensive exile here.
Your deck looks super fun to play, and that's a very nice write up. Very excited to see a resurgence in Elenda interest.