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 day ago
I personally don't think Oketra the True contributes a whole lot to the deck. Use Bishop of Rebirth instead? You can use Bishop to return cards like Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Metallic Mimic, and Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle from the graveyard to the battlefield. Not to mention that Bishop is also a Vampire.
Maybe update the decklist like this?
-x1 Oketra the True
-x1 Vona, Butcher of Magan
+x2 Bishop of Rebirth
2 days ago
Honestly I tried doing the same sort of deck, and gave up on it. I really don't like that Ixalan didn't give us lords to work with this set. But pushing that aside,
-1 Yahenni, Undying Partisan & Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle. Both of those are Legendary creatures. You don't really want multiples in your hand since you can only have one on the field at a time. Personally, I would replace those copies with copies of Aethersphere Harvester which is also a 3 drop, a flyer (something you don't have much of and has lifelink (twice).
If Sandblast is mainboard to take out Glorybringer or something I guess it's ok? But even then I wouldn't play that many copies of it. I would take out 2 copies for Walk the Plank, Cast Out or Vraska's Contempt. I recommend Walk the Plank because it's efficient, Cast Out and Vraska's Contempt because they are instant speed answers that also can take out Hazoret the Fervent, which is relevant.
Yes, Metallic Mimic's effect does stack in multiples.
Have you considered Legion's Landing? It's front side is decent but the backside can be a mana sink when you aren't drawing anything else to use your mana on.
Also, Mark of the Vampire isn't in standard. Otherwise, your deck looks good. Hope it plays well for you!
2 days ago
I would think about the Sheltering Light as a combat trick but for FNM type games, I wanna run more tribal. Bishop of Rebirth is a decent card but my main power cards are 4cmc and I wanna use the 5 slot to seal the game by draining via Bishop of the Bloodstained. I ran vampire tribal at my prerelease and it could runaway with Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
2 days ago
You drain each opponent for three life! Notice the difference in wording between Sanctum Seeker and Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle - "Whenever a Vampire you control attacks, ..." vs. "Whenever one or more (nontoken) Vampires you control attack, ...". Sanctum Seeker drains your opponents for one life per vampire attacking, whereas Mavren Fein only makes one token, no matter how many vampires are attacking.
2 days ago
Ok so 3 cuts for new additions (for now)
3 days ago
Frank_Glascock - I plan on picking up Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet but I'm waiting for it to rotate out of standard to see if the price drops. Most of the vampires you listed I'm happy with (some are included almost exclusively for lifegain). I'm not too thrilled with Kalastria Highborn and Olivia, Mobilized for War is just an evasive beatstick. I'll probably be replacing both.
Also I finally picked up Exquisite Blood and pulled a foil Mavren Fein. I'll post updates when I figure out exactly what I'm dropping to add those.
5 days ago
1 week ago
You need to be playing Sanctum Seeker over Bishop of the Bloodstained. The extra toughness is nice for dodging Lightning Strike, which will be a big player in the format, and the difference between 4 and 5 mana could be 2 turns or more. Also, if you're swinging with the team by turn 4 or 5, the effect is virtually the same, plus you get it every turn. Also, without a cost-reduction effect, Legion Conquistador is too slow. You should swap in Legion's Landing. It's the same cost per body, but it ramps when you flip it. I would also play 3 Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle. It's just too good, and you can always swing with it and trade if you have 2. Aethersphere Harvester is a weird choice, given that that's the one effect you have in spades. If you're looking for boardwipe protection, go with Bloodcrazed Paladin or Adanto Vanguard. A Copy or two of Ruin Raider would also suit this deck well, since the curve is low, you want to attack, and you have natural life-gain to counteract it.