Creature — Vampire
, sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.
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Indulgent Aristocrat Discussion
1 day ago
Would you mind taking a look at mine? 1st modern build and wanted a rakdos vampire deck.
1 day ago
You're already in b/r, so Stromkirk Captain will make those vamps work hard. I like the fall of the hammer effects, but I'd like to see more Everlasting Torment/Corrosive Mentor/Necroskitter/Bloodlord of Vaasgoth/Mephidross Vampire shenanigans. Death Pits of Rath/Endless Whispers has potential, as does Shriveling Rot. Vampire Cutthroat/Indulgent Aristocrat will make the whole list more traditional and stable.
3 days ago
Archangel_of_Entropy Thanks for the feedback!
Animation Module seemed like a great repeatable Servo token production engine to sink extra mana into whenever I place a counter, which I do often. With Indulgent Aristocrat its a repeatable + to drop a +1 counter on each of my vampires, or I can end up making more Servo fodder from the extra triggers. I think being able to maintain enough sac fodder is important, especially since having extra can help feed a game winning Ormendahl, Profane Prince Flip. An Animation Module on board is great to have, though 2 is useless, which is why its a 2-of and not a 4-of like Hidden Stockpile.
As far as Cliffhaven Vampire he's not as great as Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for the CMC, but he has a decent butt for blocking as a 2/4 flying. The passive life gain from Drana's Emissary and all the lifelink from whenever I attack or block with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Gifted Aetherborn, or Indulgent Aristocrat gives us plenty of life gain opportunities to ping our opponent down, making him pretty good offensively or defensively.
I do agree that I think the deck could use some card advantage. Hidden Stockpile's sac to Scry 1 is something but it's not quite enough. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is totally on theme and offers card draw, life loss, life gain, removal, and an almost guaranteed game winning ultimate. At CMC though, he's a bit costly, but could prove useful in mid to late game to wear out my opponent in a more defensive matchup since he should be pretty easy to defend and build up to a win, so I'm definitely thinking of including him in the mainboard.
Other options for card advantage were Asylum Visitor, a decent draw engine with a 3/1 vamp body. However with no opportunity to discard my hand or my opponent's, I'm not sure how often I can take advantage of the card draw unless I'm top-decking. Adding in Heir of Falkenrath Flip to make it work is an option, though I'm not sure what I'd pull out for them. Probably 2 for 2 with Drana's Emissary and Cliffhaven Vampire.
Another option is adding in spells like Altar's Reap, which makes a great response to a kill spell or otherwise just target a Servo for two cards. If we want to spend life instead of creatures we can go with Succumb to Temptation instead. Another decent option and also on theme though would be Vampiric Rites, and sacrificing a creature to draw a card and gaining a life instead of losing it.
Just some thoughts, I need to proxy and playtest it to see how it goes, but if anyone would like to give it a go, let me know how it works and what changes you made and suggestions you have!
3 days ago
Welcome to the grey side, brother ;)This looks fricken sweet!
I'm gonna toss my two cents at you now ;)
Holy/unholy strength has a great flavoux in an orzhov deck, but as an orzhiv player, you aways need to be asking yourself: could I be running more Edge of the Divinity?
Since most of your stuff already has flying/lifelink, gift of the orzhova seems a tad superfluous :)
Apart from that. I've got nothing. This looks super good! Maybe Obzedat's Aid?
Stay frosty, dude!
1 week ago
Look at Obelisk of Urd and Mutavault to go with your tribal. Also, Asylum Visitor, Bloodlord of Vaasgoth, Indulgent Aristocrat, Kalastria Highborn, Malakir Bloodwitch, Necropolis Regent, Stromkirk Condemned, Vampire Cutthroat, Erebos, God of the Dead.
1 week ago
I think you could bolster your one drops a bit, get rid of the Stromkirk Noble add Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek i would also find a way to add Vampire Nighthawk probably cut the Indulgent Aristocrat for 2 of em.
2 weeks ago
Call the Bloodline and Indulgent Aristocrat really go a long way to easing those fast matchups with heavy lifelink. Otherwise, Whip of Erebos can help substantially. Glad to see Voldaren Pariah Flip getting some play in spite of lightning bolt. Good luck and happy brewing!
3 weeks ago
Since you have your deck labeled as competitive, my suggestions will be geared to make it as competitive as possible without regard to budget. If budget is an issue, you'd be better off labeling this deck accordingly and removing the competitive tag.
Firstly, your manabase must change if you want to make this deck competitive. As it is right now, you can't play a turn 1 Falkenrath Gorger into a turn 2 Gifted Aetherborn or Bloodghast, which is your best line of play. To fix this, your mana should look closer to something like this: 4x Bloodstained Mire, 4x Blackcleave Cliffs, 4x Blood Crypt, 7x Swamp, 1x Mountain. Playing a 2-color land untapped on turn 1 for your turn 1 creature will allow you to play any of your 2-drops or 2 additional 1-drops the following turn. This is important in an aggressive deck like this so you can put plenty of early pressure on your opponent.
Second, maximize the best creatures in your deck. You have a bunch of 3-ofs, and quite honestly some of them aren't as good as others. I'd make the following changes: -3 Vampire Cutthroat, -3 Olivia's Bloodsworn, -1 Indulgent Aristocrat, -1 Blade of the Bloodchief; +1 Bloodghast, +1 Gifted Aetherborn, +1 Captivating Vampire, +1 Stromkirk Captain, +4 Vampire Lacerator.
Third, use good supporting spells. Your aggressive vampire deck is not equipped to make good use of Surgical Extraction, so I'd move them to the sideboard in favor of more removal in the maindeck. Fatal Push is one of the best removal spells in black, so I'd use 3 in that spot. The 3 Darkness aren't ideal, but again are good cards for your sideboard against opposing aggressive decks. For the maindeck, 3 Inquisition of Kozilek or 3 Thoughtseize would be better in that spot to take out some of the better cards in your opponent's hand before they get a chance to play them. If you don't like the idea of the discard spells, then a utility creature like Gatekeeper of Malakir would be good as a 3-of in that spot, since it doubles as a removal spell and should be easier to cast with the improved manabase from above. It also synergizes nicely with Kalitas if you draw it after Kalitas is in play.
Hope some of that helped. Id try out those changes and see how you fare. The lands are a little pricey, but the whole reason they are is because they're the best way to have 2 colors in a deck and never worry about having wrong or untapped mana when you need them. Happy playing!