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Creature — Vampire
Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
Discard a card, Sacrifice Insolent Neonate: Draw a card.
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Insolent Neonate Discussion
2 days ago
my strategy for making your deck faster is:
putting in more cheap vampires as this synergises with your commander more: Insolent Neonate, Kheru Mind-Eater, Guul Draz Assassin, Viscera Seer, Bloodthrone Vampire, Blood Bairn, Vampire Aristocrat, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Malakir Cullblade. This way you can swarm the board early while en passant generating tokens, then attack with Edgar Markov on turn 6.
putting in some ultra aggressive cards. Alongside tokens Mercadia's Downfall can be devastating, for example. Another one would be Mirror Entity. Note that this one is also a vampire and that the +1/+1-counters stay on the creatures when you change their base power and toughness.
cutting some of the more expenise and non-aggressive cards: Campaign of Vengeance, Stensia Masquerade and maybe you should reduce your lifegain/-loss subtheme if you want to go the faster route. Also Vanquisher's Banner is cool tech, but at 5 mana it may be too expensive
By the way: a card that can go absolutely crazy in token tribal decks is Mana Echoes. Unfortunately it is no budget card.
bushido_man96 mentioned some mass removals. Their asymetrical effect is nice but they also cost a lot of mana. Some other really good asymmetrical mass removals for token decks would be Austere Command, Fell the Mighty, Retribution of the Meek and Dusk.
That's all for now. Let me know what you think of my faster game plan.
2 days ago
Can I discard a card without sacrifice Insolent Neonate
6 days ago
I like the Madness Vampire route that was in standard (don't know if it holds up in modern): Insolent Neonate, Falkenrath Gorger, Stromkirk Condemned, Asylum Visitor, Olivia's Dragoon, Olivia, Mobilized for War, and Voldaren Pariah Flip as the finisher. Combining them with bloodghasts and additional card advantage can be pretty aggresive.
I understand its a different deck build, but maybe some of these cards can ignite some ideas.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Ouch, yeah, I see your point about Chalice of the Void. About the only one that dodges it is Hollow One and I don't run any artifact destruction mainboard, so the chalice is going to stick. I do own 2x Liliana of the Veil so maybe I can cut 2x Tormenting Voice for them. I have loved her every time she's come down in my control deck, so I know full well how powerful she can be.
Bloodghast I fully intend to add, but I am waiting for IMA to hit so that he hopefully drops a bit in price. I really like him, I just don't own him. Other than that, I think I may swap out Insolent Neonate for Stromkirk Captain, unless you think I'd be better served with another 3 drop, like bringing Vampire Nighthawk mainboard (and using Collective Brutality in the side, instead).
2 weeks ago
The effort to keep this Standard worthy is on. Half the deck rotated, so we can no longer utilize madness. Still keeping on the Fast and Furious theme (maybe I should change the name and add vehicles, lol). In all seriousness though, need some help figuring out where to go with it.
All other rotated cards still need similar replacements. As always, thanks for your continued interest and support.
2 weeks ago
Also, consider Skullclamp to draw off of the tokens that you create, since keeping a full hand in commander is so important.
Not sure if this messes up your colors but I think Insolent Neonate could be a good upgrade to some of your one drop vampires since his ability is more relevant in a late game topdecking scenario. Along the same lines, Shadow Alley Denizen may be better than a Pulse Tracker type card as well since intimidate can be stronger than draining opponents for one (and every vampire activates it with the token!). Viscera Seer can also take advantage of the tokens you create and help smooth out those draws.
Attrition was a very underwhelming card for me for just one reason: Nonblack. A card that can be completely useless against one of the most popular colors in commander can be dead a lot of the time against a lot of creatures you want it to remove. Herald’s Horn could be good in this slot as a ramp/card advantage engine, or Mind Slash if you still want to 1 for 0 your opponents with your tokens. Inspiring Cleric also seems underwhelming, since 4 life in commander is so little and lifegain isn't a great effect in the format in general unless you are all-in on it. Consider Drana's Emissary as a replacement if you still would like the lifegain, but a card like Olivia, Mobilized for War could be better, if you have extra cards or madness vampires. Rakish Heir may also be a good replacement.
2 weeks ago
Cool bloodsuckers! Have you considered adding red as a splash? Rakdos vamps are pretty cool. It gives you access to some useful cards, such as Insolent Neonate.