Creature — Vampire Warrior
Whenever Markov Blademaster deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
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Markov Blademaster Discussion
1 month ago
First off you need to take out all of your 4-drop and 5-drop spells. The reason being if you are trying to kill your opponent as fast as possible, turn 5 is way to slow to win. After that take out 3 land since you won't need 23 anymore. Here are some suggestions, Spike Jester, Lightning Bolt, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Arashin Foremost, Ash Zealot,Bloodsoaked Champion, Brighthearth Banneret, Chief of the Edge, Countryside Crusher, Goblin Bushwhacker, Goblin Rabblemaster, Hidden Dragonslayer, Keldon Marauders, Lifebane Zombie, Mardu Shadowspear, Markov Blademaster, Mogg War Marshal, Reckless Bushwhacker, Spike Jester, and Zurgo Bellstriker. Any questions?
1 month ago
I think the burn spells in the sideboard is a good idea! I have a bunch of Lightning Strike, Chandra's Pyrohelix, Galvanic Bombardment, and Burn from Within laying around. Galvanic Bombardment is my favorite burn spell, you can get up to 5 damage out of if if you're lucky. I like Lightning Bolt but it's kind of expensive.
Yeah it is more mid-range now, I'll change it!
I have 9 creatures that cost 3 or less, but I do have a lot of 4 drops. I like Drana, Liberator of Malakir, badass card! I'll probably sideboard something with cheaper mana cost to replace Heirs of Stromkirk when I play red.
I think the reason I have so many high creatures is that I had 3x Markov Blademaster, then noticed the deck was still cheap and replaced him with Mirri the Cursed. It was late at night, I may have thought she was a 3 drop! Lol
Thank you very much for the replies man! I really like this deck, trying to get it fine tuned before I order the cards I don't have.
Thinking I could either drop the 3x Mirri the Cursed or drop Necropolis Regent and Falkenrath Marauders for 3x Drana, Liberator of Malakir. Necropolis Regent was just there for extra power, but I think I'll get plenty power anyways. Falkenrath Marauders is a good card, but being a 2/2 for 5 someone could take him out very easily. Unless you have any other ideas.
2 months ago
A few more suggestions: Rakish Heir, Markov Blademaster, Falkenrath Marauders, Vampire Hexmage, Nirkana Revenant, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Adaptive Automaton, Anger, Sol Ring, Tainted Peak, Command Tower, Lavaclaw Reaches, Shadowblood Ridge, Reliquary Tower, Cavern of Souls, Rakdos Carnarium, Dreadbore, Phyrexian Arena, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Faithless Looting, Urza's Incubator, Necropotence, Door of Destinies, Chaos Warp, Blasphemous Act, Rakdos Charm, Living Death, Squee, Goblin Nabob
3 months ago
I think it'd be best if you focused on making this deck a little bit more aggro, and focused on getting counters. Adding in cards like Stensia Masquerade or Fervor will do the trick. Maybe even a few Curse of Stalked Prey. I think they will help your deck be a little bit more threatening. Plus the counters benefit you in the long run.
I have a vampire deck with that works like this, and the biggest problem is that people get rid of my creatures as soon as they can. So I focus my sorcery cards around getting stuff out of my grave yard, that way I can breathe easy if they die. And all of my instants are creature removal.
4 months ago
Rakish Heir seems better than Incorrigible Youths as you don't need to discard anything and buffs your vampires. Stromkirk Captain seems better than Stromkirk Mentor because it is a more universal boost. Markov Blademaster I think would work better than Furyblade Vampire because you don't have that much madness. Phyrexian Arena can help you draw cards because you have a pretty low cmc. Necropolis Regent seems better than a Chancellor of the Dross as it buffs your creatures. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth seems like a better Markov Dreadknight because you don't need to discard anything. You have two Terminates, maybe replace one with a Feast of Blood? Curse of Bloodletting instead of Mark of the Vampire seems good. Blood Tribute seems pretty good. Kalastria Highborn is better than Falkenrath Noble. BTW, you are down four cards.
4 months ago
Thank you for some of the suggestions.
I've turned down Voldaren Pariah Flip due to the fact that it's a 5 cost vampire for a 3/3. While the flying is nice it requires 3 creatures to sac and cause a flip. If she does flip her ability is not guaranteed to resolve and a capsize or murder on her directly would make a 4 card loss. I'm aware that Captivating Vampire and Olivia Voldaren could feed her creatures but that's very conditional. Besides wouldn't I want to be using these creatures to beat some face back? It seems better for a vampire token deck.
I think Dreadbore could have some use but its in a weaker spot for creature/plainswalker removal because of two things. Firstly it can't get past regeneration, and secondly it's a sorcery speed, making spot removal timing somewhat situational. Another consideration to make would be which card to take out for it. I didn't see any one sides upgrade for the card, so I've declined to add it and instead go for Chaos Warp which deals with more permanent types at instant speed.
Falkenrath Marauders and Markov Blademaster are good suggestions but again this requires me to remove cards from the deck to use them so I will have to ponder what to remove. Do you have any suggestions for what cards to take out to replace them?
4 months ago
Seems like you got most 'staples' for this dck selected already. Perhaps this might be of any help: