Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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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

SoulsSlayerKnight on

1 month ago

I like your idea, similar to what I have for one of my B/W token decks only I have lots more low costing creatures, always love to see vampire decks here :), I like how your trying to incorporate sunmare and in the description some angels, only problem with some are the costs being a bit high late game like dawnbringer but otherwise that'd be a great card to use if you can manage it for the cost.

Here's my list of what I think your doing great at for B/W tokens

  1. Queen's Commission and Call to the feast are perfect for this kind of deck
  2. Legion's Landing is 3x which is the best limit
  3. Legion zealot for card draws, lifelink will help with him
  4. Cast out and Fatal push are great for multiple situations

My list of possible improvements based on your thinking

  1. Have you considered Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle? he's a good token maker but only if you have non-token vampires and quite a few that can strike for his effect to take place, otherwise I'd keep 2 or 3 in a deck at most.

2.If you can, Elenda, the Dusk Rose is a great creature for her token ability since if your tokens will be fading alot then her ability will skyrocket and take the field by lots of tokens. Its an idea

On a last note, if its possible, definitely get 2x Anointed Procession because it doubles your tokens when you summon them (bit costly of a card but worth it for your type deck). and if your sticking with what you have now, keep all but at least 2 mentioned.

I'd add 1x Elenda, the Dusk Rose and 2x Anointed Procession if I could. Replacing one of cast out, fatal push, and radiant destiny. Only other thing I can think of is to replace sunmare with the 2 creatures listed earlier

If you can, let me know what your primary goal or strategy is and I'll get back to you on what I can suggest based on your idea. Otherwise, great deck build and good luck with it, I hope some of these ideas may have helped, wrote alot, sry bout that and Thank you :)

Kogarashi on Vampire's Bite!

1 month ago

Do you have any vampires that actually have lifelink? Currently your only lifegain sources are Mark of the Vampire and Arterial Flow, neither of which you can recover from your graveyard. Finding vampires with lifelink would serve you better in this instance, and I know Ixalan had vampire cards that would make vampire tokens with lifelink, which gives you more oomph for your mana.

I agree with replacing maybe two each Recover and Soul Salvage with these, as well as some of the less impressive vampires you've already got.

If you've got Elenda, the Dusk Rose, this would actually be a good deck for her.

Martyr of Dusk is common, but 2/1 isn't bad and it leaves behind one of those tokens I mentioned.

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle is rare, so you might have to purchase him, but he also produces the tokens.

Squire's Devotion is a slightly weaker Mark of the Vampire, but it gives you a second body with lifelink for a more go-wide strategy.

Those would be my suggestions for swapping in to improve this deck's lifegain-resurrection synergy.

Also run two more lands. You don't even have the excuse of Treasure tokens on this one.

SoulsSlayerKnight on Ixalan Vampires

1 month ago

Love vampire decks here, I read your also trying to go the Lifelink route which in my opinion is just pretty fun and I remember it being very effective in various situations that causes a large loss of life. Here's something I'd definitely recommend and have to question a bit, what do you prefer, Lifelink, tokens with Lifelink, or both? If both I'd recommend getting Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle up to 3 or 4x depending on your strategy but his ability to create lifelink tokens adds up pretty quickly especially if your able to attack more with creatures like Adanto Vanguard with a way of boosting damages or first strike to win against enemy creatures. In that case out of everything, if you can try getting a Radiant Destiny or more then I'll guarantee you that power from those tokens with lifelink created will rise pretty quickly and gain you not only lots of life, but good defense on the side as well. Only downside to doing so is cards that destroy those higher powered creatures, but when there's a bunch then sacrificing one or so won't be a big deal. Hope some of this helps a bit or something anyway, thanks for your time :)

ergotoxin on Ixalan Vampires

1 month ago

Thank you liljramos88. I'm pretty undecided between Skymarcher Aspirant and Vicious Conquistador, as the second one needs just one Legion Lieutenant to survive a Golden Demise. I think I'll have to run some tests.

Also have to consider Dusk, it seems a solid addition although I couldn't rely on some of the 2-power creatures anymore with Legion Lieutenant around.

Regarding Cartouche of Solidarity, I can see the advantage of it, although I would like to keep this a lifelink deck. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle sounds like a very fitting suggestion, I'll see if I can get my hands on a couple of them!

liljramos88 on Ixalan Vampires

1 month ago

I also run Vampire deck some cards that I will consider will be 3 Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle which can create linflink tokens. I will also run a full play set of Skymarcher Aspirant. I know that you like the card Squire's Devotion but its a bit costly I will run Cartouche of Solidarity. First strike on Adanto Vanguard is pretty brutal. I will also run Dusk as most your creatures have two power or less. so you can easily nuke the field and get back what you need.

ArchermanG on Vampire Tribal

1 month ago

Call to the Feast for chump blockers and captivating's ability. Adanto Vanguard instead of cutthroat. Sunbond is always fun on any life linker. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle for token production. Forerunner of the Legion to tutor up the perfect card. add a bit more plains instead of swamps to help the cards.

Xica on Sanguinaris

1 month ago

If you go BW you should consider small evasive vampires, since they synergise extremly well with Legion's Landing  Flip & Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle - i mean cards like Vampire Cutthroat, Shadow Alley Denizen - maaaaybe Skymarcher Aspirant...etc.

Not to mention that some white vampire are bonkers, Adanto Vanguard is OK if you have some way to gain life, and broken if you have Sword of Light and Shadow, not to mention that white has some great cards like Forerunner of the Legion & Martyr of Dusk

TypicalTimmy on Mardu Vampires

1 month ago

I feel like a better use of white is Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle.

The fact is, between Legion Lieutenant, Stromkirk Captain and Captivating Vampire you're looking at getting a huge buff to your boardstate. You only need to swing with one guy to get the token. This means it saves your Mana for other uses later on.

Also, one of my favorite Sorins is Sorin, Lord of Innistrad. He grows your tribal board and his ult is super powerful.

Think of it this way; Against low creature decks, he gives you board advantage. Against tempo creature decks, he keeps you on par with blockers. And against heavy sets he let's you pick and choose their best for yourself. Alongside Captivating Vampire, he feeds tokens into your 5-tap control mechanic and later on just straight up steals them.

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