Malakir Cullblade

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Magic Origins Uncommon

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Malakir Cullblade

Creature — Vampire Warrior

Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Malakir Cullblade.

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Malakir Cullblade Discussion

lagotripha on The Will of the Warrior

3 days ago

w/b budget modern warriors is an interesting Idea. I'd reccomend increasing the number of 1drops (duress over castigate) but the number of relevant non red/green warriors in modern is almost just tarkir block Vampire Lacerators and Nezumi Shadow-Watcher only work so well, even abusing Shields of Velis Vel to make stuff ninjas.

Sideboard in disruption and protection, and run a substantial amount mainboard- Duress, Vendetta, Despise, Condemn, Ratchet Bomb, Pithing Needle, Tormod's Crypt etc depending on meta. If you can build a solid creature engine mainboard, the rest is just stopping your opponent winning. I'd reccomend a bunch of removal and Malakir Cullblade/Seeker of the Way, as they synergize well with the plan.

MoonTurtle7 on I Need some advice on ...

3 months ago

Actually I got kinda bored and thought about what mdc7233 said, and i made a quick deck with some cards i have laying around. it's rakdos, so colours I liked, I'm not super in love with the comander, but hey I already own this one. Shrug* I might upgrade it and take it for a spin after I throw a sol ring and mana artifacts in there. so Thank you mdc7233. Panas now i get what you're saying using Attrition Dictate of Erebos and Aura Shards. Tho to set it up leads to either really good luck, or a decent amount of tutors. And personally I don't own the cards. But I do gotta ask, what is the rest of your deck doing? I know part of it is going to go into token generation, but what else? Like Malakir Cullblade Gavony Unhallowed Overseer of the Damned Rot Shambler?

2040364 on Assassin Tribal

3 months ago

For more fun, consider Smallpox or Innocent Blood or even Bloodmad Vampire for madness trigger and sacrifice. If you want a wincon, you could have some Grave Betrayal, but its CMC is really high. You could also try a lethal swing with Altac Bloodseeker, but that's only until end of turn. You might want to consider Malakir Cullblade or Sangromancer.

Sendaran on

5 months ago

I would definitely swap Nightmare to a Defiant Bloodlord for better flavor and synergy with abundant life gain.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet would also fit very well with removal and aggressiveness as its own abilities work well together even if it's your only creature left standing. Maybe take out a Bloodbond Vampire or Sengir Vampire for Kalitas.

Voldaren Pariah  Flip would bring you a very strong madness play and good synergy with Kalitas: dead creatures from your opponent turn to sacrificial fuel for transforming Voldaren, resulting in more death and more creatures for you.

If you want more madness fuel, consider Asylum Visitor and tap into card advantage with your life gain.

Fetid Imp doesn't seem very essential, Malakir Cullblade would be a potential alternative for two mana slots.

A few Indulgent Aristocrats could be added to give more one mana drops that stay relevant through the game. It can be surprisingly powerful as a late game drop with strong board presence.

If you don't want to go with madness, Heir of Falkenrath  Flips should probably go, since without madness the transform cost is too high for a mere +1/+1. Then Alms of the Vein could be replaced with Essence Extraction.

That's a lot of suggestions, but I like your idea and got inspired! Maybe I should do some tweaking to my own non-standard vampire aggro...

HelltotheHeavens on YOUR PAIN MY GAIN (Life Drain EDH)

5 months ago

Some good lands are Orzhov Guildgate, Isolated Chapel, Temple of Silence, Vault of the Archangel, and Godless Shrine. I'd recommend at least 38 lands in a deck like this, but that's just my preference.

Some weaker cards in your deck: Victim of Night, Geth's Verdict, Chaplain's Blessing, Cradle of Vitality, Ordeal of Heliod, Gift of Orzhova, Celestial Mantle, Abuna Acolyte, and Malakir Cullblade

Some more suggestions: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Burnished Hart, Orzhov Signet, Karlov of the Ghost Council, Lightning Greaves, and Swiftfoot Boots.

+1 from me! Also, here is a link to my Ayli deck, check it out. Ayli, Priestess of Broken Earth

TheVectornaut on

6 months ago

The most interesting change here is dropping the dragons for Sheoldred, Whispering One and Grave Betrayal as bombs. While certainly both exciting, it's worth remembering that you only want as many high cmc cards as you need to win. Having too many gives you a lot of dead draws and poor opening hands. This idea is compounded when those big drops are also redundant. Since Sheoldred is a legendary creature, you can't have more than 1 out at a time, so you really don't want to draw another unless the first has been removed. The Betrayal can be played in multiples, but this will not net you any additional effect. Typically, I'd recommend 3 Sheoldred and 2 Betrayal, but this deck already has a solid tutor option in Sidisi, Undead Vizier. By upping him to 3 or 4 copies, I don't think it would be hard to play just 2 Sheoldred and 1 Betrayal. Having tutors opens you up to a more toolbox style deck with 1 or 2 copies of a couple of powerhouse cards. Some other big guys that could find a place in the current theme are Massacre Wurm and Harvester of Souls. Maybe even Ob Nixilis Reignited has a home here.

To support bombs, you're also going to need to have reliable plays on the early turns of the game. Whether those plays are controlling reactions to your opponents' plays (ex: Gitaxian Probe, Mana Leak) or the construction of your own defensive board state (Ex: Sage of Epityr, Dark Confidant), control still needs to establish some presence to make it to the end of the match.

Some cheaper guys I found that make use of the sacrifice shenanigans: Blood Artist, Cemetery Puca, Grim Haruspex, Malakir Cullblade, Sangromancer.

Some other sacrifice stuff: Fleshbag Marauder, Away, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Liliana of the Veil.

It's probably worth noting that exploit works best with more exploiters than exploited since exploiters can exploit exploiters but exploited can't exploit exploited (which is totally not confusing at all, I'm sure XD). With that in mind, some other cheap exploiters are Qarsi Sadist, Sidisi's Faithful, Silumgar Sorcerer, and Minister of Pain.

So while you don't want to include all of the above, you could choose some to replace some or all copies of the more expensive cards that don't offer as much value (ex: Jace's Ingenuity). Some cards can also just act as better replacements (ex: Mana Leak over Nullify), and some more might even fit in place of lands that could be removed if the mana curve shifts more to the left.

I apologize if these suggestions are too sweeping. I just want to make sure you don't feel pressured into making a deck you're not passionate about. If your play group uses slow casual decks to have longer games or if you find value in making lesser known cards shine, then that's absolutely what you should build for. The final call always has to be yours.

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