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, sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.
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Indulgent Aristocrat Discussion
3 days ago
I mean, it'll probably push the curve a little high honestly. I'd consider a second sac outlet other than the single use Plunge into Darkness (as much as I am in love with the card with Sanguine Bond/Vizkopa Guildmage ftw), as bloodghast/crawler is super strong- Blade of the Bloodchief/Indulgent Aristocrat works, as does Yahenni, Undying Partisan. I'd run Dark Prophecy over tesya for advantage, but thats personal preference. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of useful black cards if you want to look through.
1 week ago
Consistency is king and sadly you have a lot of 1x and not many 4x, I'm sure you can guess my first suggestion is run more 4x of cards, you also seem to have some vampire synergy so...
You probably want 4x Asylum Visitor to replace the Blood Scrivener's since it's a vamp. I'd also suggest, 2-3x of Indulgent Aristocrat as sacrifice outlet that pumps your other vampires. However creatures weren't really the issue here.
Your spells, 16 sorcery and instants all of them singles, it just isn't a good idea. 16 is a nice number though being 4x4, so my suggestion is; 4x Duress, 4x Geth's Verdict and 4x Flaying Tendrils (ok, 3x use your 1x Damnation), finally I'm going to break from that suggestion as I assume you only have 1 of some of these cards so; 1x Inquisition of Kozilek 1x Thoughtseize 1x Consuming Vapors and 1x Fatal Push this means you have a more focused removal and discard package. If you have them I'd run 2x Inquisition of Kozilek and 2x Fatal Push but it depends on your card pool.
2 weeks ago
I think Indulgent Aristocrat is less good than it seems. I mean, in order to get a +1/+1 bonus for itself, you have to play another creature and pay 2 mana. It then also shares the bonus with the rest of your team, but that won't happen in the early game anyway, due to the mana cost. So rather than an early/mid-game lord, it's a 1/1 lifelink creature, with a possible way to minimize losses in lategame.
There isn't a real sacrifice theme in this deck, so bringing creatures for that would be wasted, but otherwise I'd suggest Carrier Thrall for budget, Bloodghast for not-so-budget. Would be a lot better with some more sac-outlets, though.
2 weeks ago
You missed one of the best vampires: Captivating Vampire.
Other than that, you are bringing too many 5 cmc cards. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth is a real edh staple, I think, but if you are far enough ahead to actually play it, AND deal damage to your opponent, the bonus it provides are entirely redundant (it's a win-more card).
What is it exactly you are going to sac to your Indulgent Aristocrat? As far as I can tell, it takes a very non-interacting opponent to let you have enough vampires to sac anything and gain advantage from it. You don't have any tokens from Bloodline Keeper Flip until turn 5 at earliest, and the rest of your deck doesn't hold much sac-fodder.
Vampire Nocturnus is a pretty good lord for vampires, but is a lot better if you have some way of shuffling your library or otherwise rearrange what is on top of it).
Any other competitive tribal deck runs faster than this (including madness-vampires... what was your problem with that again?) and are more resilient. Your early creatures in particular are weaker than what merfolk, humans, and elves can bring. Gurmag Swiftwing isn't exactly the strongest creature, and most opponents have no problem letting it live, and instead bolt the lord you play a couple of turns later.
Your removal is also a bit heavy - 3 mana is a lot, in a world of Fatal Push and Path to Exile. For budget concerns, you could look at Victim of Night. It's only bad in the mirrormatch, and that's probably not going to come up very often.
2 weeks ago
Would you consider adding Indulgent Aristocrat, Falkenrath Gorger, Hazoret's Favor, Kari Zev's Expertise, Bloodlust Inciter,Bontu's Monument, Cartouche of Ambition, and Flameblade Adept. Im definitely not saying to add all of these :) but some of them could definitely fit really well in the deck :)
3 weeks ago
Dark Ritual isn't modern legal, the effect was moved to red with modern, a colour which also has a fair few good vampires...
Staying mono black for the moment, I'd recommend another 1 drop, either Indulgent Aristocrat or Vampire Lacerator, possibly both. I'd also swap Vampire Lacerator with Malakir Bloodwitch as it is essentially a Gray Merchant of Asphodel for vampires which also passes the bolt test and has protection from white...
3 weeks ago
Your playing mono black so 4x Gifted Aetherborn is always a better choice then 2x Child of Night or 2x Markov Patrician since it is Nighthawk without flying.
You will rarely do anything on turn 1, which isn't a good thing. I'd suggest 4x Indulgent Aristocrat and 4x Vampire Lacerator. To make room remove all the Enchantments, Sip of Hemlock, 1x Markov Patrician, Liturgy of Blood and 1x Swamp also a 1 drop is Blade of the Bloodchief.
Your removal suite could also be improved by replacing Murder with Victim of Night and Reave Soul, Ultimate Price with Urge to Feed it will help make the deck a bit more efficient.
Finally I'd suggest Malakir Bloodwitch as a finisher, in preference to Kalastria Nightwatch and Sengir Vampire, the Bloodwitch is just a better card. Hope this is of some help.
3 weeks ago
I think you need more discard outlets and removal. Lightning Axe provides both.
Stensia Masquerade has to be in this deck. First strike is awesome, since most of your creatures have more attack than toughness. It also would go really well with Distemper of the Blood and Bloodmad Vampire.
You need to think about the role of black cards in this deck. Voldaren Pariah Flip ends the game quickly, but will only be played after turn 5 or 6. At this point, you want to be close to winning anyways. Indulgent Aristocrat can buff your team, but at the cost of a creature, which is too much imo. The lifelink is negligible on a 1/1. Stromkirk Condemned is a great card, but double black makes it really a pain to cast on curve on a budget manabase. That leaves mainly Asylum Visitor for card draw and Heir of Falkenrath Flip for evasion and a discard outlet. Both can be found in red as well. So i think you can go either mono-red hyperagressive, doing 10 damage by turn 3. Or go for a little more value-oriented approach including black finishers.
Route 1 - Mono-R Aggro:
Route 2 - R/B Midrange: