Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
Legendary Creature — Vampire Cleric Ally
Whenever one or more nontoken Vampires you control attack, create a 1/1 white Vampire creature token with lifelink.
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Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle Discussion
1 week ago
the main reason for taking out a Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle out and replacing it with a Yahenni, Undying Partisan is that Yahenni has the ability to stick to the board, and since it's a legendary and you can only have 1 of those cards on the field at a given time is important. Also, if you're going for a budget build (was just trying to make it more efficient, didn't look at much cost) I'd at least recommend 4 Bishop's Soldiers, the reason you at least want 4 of either of them is A. 2 drop with lifelink, B. (just for the gifted) you get a 2/3 for 2, automatic value, with the addition of deathtouch. So you get a cheap and efficient body.
To address the comment on vampire generation, 3 or 4 Call to the Feast is auto, with Queen's Commission is a good way as well. The deck is also an aggro focus, Duskborne Skymarcher just isn't a good one drop, meanwhile in black, Vicious Conquistador is a 1 drop with black mana that immediately has an extra toughness, AND deals confirmed damage to the opponent, and it doesn't add a nickel to the cost. Inspiring Cleric also has alot of extra potential for a different 3 drop. Hell, drop them to make a 2, 3, or 4 set of Essence Extraction, the vampires with lifelink will give you health, sanguine sacrament gives you a MAJOR bonus in early and late game, and overall it's not the greatest body ever. 4 health can be good, but you'll gave so much lifegain off of tokens you're not gonna need it.
And as a final note: Forsaken Sanctuary got a reprint i did not catch, the card had art from SoI, and I didn't remember it in Amonket at all. (maybe cause I skipped it over and played red black till ramunap red caught on). That card can be useful, and you can put it in the deck so save cash. That's a fault on my part. (but yes, max is 4. And if you're going budget, may be a good replace with Concealed Courtyard)
1 week ago
Adderite, I'm putting this together for laid back non-competetive play. Also, I'm trying to keep it budget.To address a couple of things: I like having Duskborne Skymarcher and Inspiring Cleric to have extra vampires to throw down to combo with Bishop of the Bloodstained and Sanctum Seeker.Why would I take out a Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and replace with another Yahenni, Undying Partisan?
Also, I don't necessarily see the desire for more Gifted Aetherborn, and my reasoning for going with other vampires is mainly budget.
Also, the sidebar on my deck is telling me that this deck is Standard legal, so I'm a bit confused on who to trust since you're saying Forsaken Sanctuary isn't legal (although I'm inclined to trust that I can't have 8 since its not a basic land).
I appreciate the advice and your reference deck looked like a similar strategy for me to refer to.
1 week ago
4x Legendary creature is a little too much. Try 2x Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle 2x Vona, Butcher of Magan and consider Bishop's Soldier Bishop of the Bloodstained. Also Bishop of Rebirth is useless if you can't bring back creatures. Try Duskborne Skymarcher Gifted Aetherborn and Inspiring Cleric
1 week ago
take out Ashes of the Abhorrent Bright Reprisal Duskborne Skymarcher Inspiring Cleric Ritual of Rejuvenation Sword-Point Diplomacy and Walk the Plank, if you're going for more removal take out Walk the Plank and add 2 or 3 more Essence Extraction, take out 1 Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and add in 1 more Yahenni, Undying Partisan, add in 1 more Sanguine Sacrament and add in 4 Call to the Feast and 2 Queen's Commission, you also NEED to take out Forsaken Sanctuary, that card is illegal in standard now, and you have 8 over the limit to boot. You also need a playset (not just two) of Gifted Aetherborn and a total of 3 Legion's Landing Flip, to finish this off put in a playset of Concealed Courtyard and put in 2 Vona, Butcher of Magan
If you want a reference, I made this deck here specifically for competitive play: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/the-fang-quisition/
Hope the tips help, hope the decklist i linked helped, GL.
3 weeks ago
I like what you are trying to do. I think it would be better if you were to first fix the deck tag as modern. Then for creatures, I would honestly keep it a vampire deck focusing on lifelink. Soul's Attendant is a great card, but it impairs the amount of Adanto Vanguard and Gifted Aetherborn you have in your deck. I would boost these two creatures to the max of 4 and drop Soul's Attendant. As long as you are blocking low creatures or attacking you will keep gaining life with Gifted Aetherborn and the Bishop's Soldier.Looking at the other creatures, I would honestly get rid of Gavony Unhallowed because he is a four drop for a 2/4. You are relying to much on letting your creatures die for counters.For Sorceries, I would get rid of Doomfall and Reave Soul for more of Walk the Plank. Enchantments I would lose all of the Lifelink and look for more instants to use.You already have 6 creatures that either have lifelink or give you life in someway. Plus you have Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle which allows you to have more 1/1 white vampire lifelink tokens. I would suggest placing in either more Doomblade or Mortify which is great against enchantments or creatures.
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment and suggestion. I am not running Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle because I did not know about him. He's definitely going in.
I have a Diabolic Intent in a G/B skeleton that i'm building up, but you're right it does fit well here, much better than cruel tutor anyhow.
On a side note, I need to write up a deck guide since there's a ton of wincons in this deck.
3 weeks ago
Cards to consider: Mana Crypt, Chrome Mox, Fellwar Stone, Enlightened Tutor, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Legion's Landing Flip, Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Vona, Butcher of Magan, Sorin Markov, Liliana of the Veil, Wheel of Fortune, Scrubland, Plateau, Badlands, Flooded Strand, Windswept Heath
3 weeks ago
So, the rule of thumb when deck building, especially in Standard, is to have the the best creatures you possibly can that fit your deck. You want to maximize your chance of drawing those creatures, so you usually include them as a 4 of. For instance, you have 4 Gifted Aetherborn. You should also have 4 Sanctum Seeker, Vicious Conquistador, Metallic Mimic, and probably Duskborne Skymarcher. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle is a legendary so I'd usually only have 2-3 of him. Vona, Butcher of Magan can top your curve out and be included as a 2 of. So, it should look something like:
4x Duskborne Skymarcher
4x Vicious Conquistador
4x Gifted Aetherborn
4x Metallic Mimic
3x Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
2x Vona, Butcher of Magan
This is just the best way to work your mana curve out in a deck. You want to increasingly have stronger creatures and you always want to be able to draw the creature you need, so having them as 3-4 copies is preferred over having a few 1 of's and 2 of's. Another addition I would make is having Adanto Vanguard in here as a two drop. It's a truly underrated card and should be auto included in vampire decks.
I see what you're aiming for with Anointed Procession, and if you want to maximize on that, I suggest adding in Legion's Landing Flip for some extra tokens. You don't necessarily need Sunscorched Desert but if you like it, keep it. Other than that, it looks nice! I hope you like playing vampires, they're my favorite tribe from Ixalan right now.