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
1 month 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?
1 month 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.
3 months ago
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.
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...
3 months ago
ok here are cards I think would do good in the decks you just listed theres nothing crazy tho Jarad, Golari Lich Lord, Norn's Annex, Null Profusion, Magus of the Disk, Curse of the Cabal, Extractor Demon, Spelltithe EnforcerF, Deathrender, Keening Stone, Hall of Triumph, High Market, Predator Ooze, Gaea's Anthem, Ezuri's Predation, Wolfcaller's Howl, Martyr of Bones, Lure of Prey, Curse of Predation, Acidic Slime, Contagion Clasp, Malakir Cullblade, Murder Investigation, Wall of Omens, Skeletal Wurm, Soul's Grace, Mind Swords, Homura, Human Ascendant
3 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.
+1 from me! Also, here is a link to my Ayli deck, check it out. Ayli, Priestess of Broken Earth
4 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.
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.
4 months ago
Magewright's Stone, Blood Artist, Grave Betrayal, Malakir Cullblade, Swiftfoot Boots, and Champion's Helm could all be good with your commander. Twilight's Call does not help you. Neither does Bone Splinters, since your commander provides removal. Given how costly your commander is, try Herald of Leshrac, Leaden Myr, Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, Jet Medallion, and Ashnod's Altar.
5 months ago
Some of the cards suggested to activate Bearer of Silence will set you back a pretty penny.
Crumbling Vestige will do the trick, doesn't slow down your tempo, and is dirt cheap.
A big problem this deck has is that it relies on Malakir Cullblade or Voracious Null to win. If the Opponent kills either of those Creatures it is left with only some Scions to do damage, which are easily board wiped.