Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

Vaermina on Purely vamps

6 days ago

I enjoy Call to the Feast and Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle in my vamp decks

jzt0 on Drain Em'

1 month ago

Hey there!

I'm going to preface my comment with what I always do: This is all positive criticism, and I don't want you to take anything the wrong way, I'm just giving you the comments I would take myself.

I love the idea, and having ways to gain life, alone, makes it difficult for aggro/burn decks to quickly take care of you. That being said, your deck is 1) too slow. 12 of your creatures die to a 2/2 with no keywords. If they bring out a 5/5 with trample, you lose. Period. You need creatures that work for you in a vacuum. A Vampire deck is a great idea for Drainin' Em :), you can run your deck around Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle + Sanctum Seeker. Legion Lieutenant can help boost your army, and Lingering Souls are an extremely efficient and low costing way to keep you alive early game to aggro/burn decks. Vicious Conquistador is a really good 1 drop. 2 defense and having them lose one life upon attacking is so strong, especially when boosted by the aforementioned creatures. With the new creatures, I'd remove Drana's Emissary + Cliffhaven Vampire in a heartbeat. Slow, inefficient, and do nothing for you. Speed up the tempo here is key, so you give yourself a chance to win.

2) The deck needs removal. Again, if they have a 5/5 with trample, the game's over. If you had something like Doom Blade, or Mortify, or Oblivion Ring, or Unmake, you'd be in much better shape. All are great choices.

3) There are a few cards I am not a huge fan of. Campaign of Vengeance costs you 5 mana and does you pretty much nothing. What if you're not in a position to attack? What if you only have 3 creatures out? It's just not great until many more turns in, and at that point, you've either lost, or won. I'd prefer you put in a big creature, or add removal. Trespasser's Curse doesn't do you too much either. If they're running aggro, you're toast anyway. 1 life per creature makes 0 difference. If they're running control, it won't do you anything all game long. Children of Korlis is poor at all points in the game other than turn one. Late game, it's a dead draw, and they'll wipe you to 0 before his ability gains you life, and outside of turn 1, he's a chump blocker to anything more than a 1/1. Alternatives include -> Duskborne Skymarcher has flying, Indulgent Aristocrat has lifelink and can boost other Vampires, Vicious Conquistador has big defense and a nice ability to boot.

I know I ripped your deck apart, but I really like the idea, and lifelink is a really great mechanic you can work with to make a quality deck. Best of Luck!

VETJasper on vampire

1 month ago

The first thing I suggest doing is cleaning up the manabase. 37 is a good number but we've got wayyy too many duals that enter tapped. Some cheap options to upgrade-

Check lands like Dragonskull Summit, Clifftop Retreat, and Isolated Chapel

Pain lands like Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, and Battlefield Forge

The one battle land you can run Smoldering Marsh

Ideally shock lands (Blood Crypt) and fetch lands (Bloodstained Mire) too but these are more expensive.

For some budget creature changes i'd consider cutting these -

Bloodhusk Ritualist

Bloodsworn Steward

Dark Impostor

Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Licia, sanguine Tribune

Stromkirk Condemned

Skeletal Vampire

maybe Rakish Heir

maybe Sangromancer

They all seem overcosted, or have niche effects.

I'd consider replacing these with -

Legion Lieutenant

Sanctum Seeker

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle

Forerunner of the Legion

Champion of Dusk

Butcher of Malakir

Metallic Mimic

Gatekeeper of Malakir

That-old-noob on Orzhov vamps FTW

1 month ago

ZolvaNation I could see that being useful, against control for sure. My biggest concern however is that my lands avg 4-6 per game, and saving 3 to counter a wipe seems like it would hinder the play of Sanctum Seeker and Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle on time for a solid alpha strike from turns 8-10. It has seemed like to me, once you let the games go that long, especially against control, it's a lost cause due to their mana resource being built to where they need it in order to set up their win condition. But I'll play around with it some, probably will even side board a couple this Thursday. There's a wicked esper control deck/pilot that's walking all over everyone rt now.

nrwinning on form of the dinosaur

1 month ago

hydrothermia so the only reason i don't want to go black is because there are already established / early/mid decks so i kinda want to see what options in white i would have i haven't really explored the sets that are rotating out and the main card i had from white was ajani's welcome to play off the token generators i had like Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and the Queen's Commission so they might be phasing out and Sheltering Light was simply to protect some of my token generation which again probably phasing out for some better combat tricks

That-old-noob on Orzhov vamps FTW

1 month ago

ZolvaNation, I like your deck, and went ahead and worked in Sanctum Seeker and Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle dropping Elenda, the Dusk Rose. I'm still up in the air regarding my spells though.

That-old-noob on Orzhov vamps FTW

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions ZolvaNation. I was definitely eyeballing Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and Sanctum Seeker for my creatures, but was unsure about the ratios. Legion's Landing is definitely one I want to get, but I typically buy from my local shop and they're out; maybe I'll just have to buy online. My biggest concern is going to broad in my deck, and sacrificing consistency. I like Radiant Destiny, but I'm concerned about removal hindering my ability to get to the ascend.

ZolvaNation on Orzhov vamps FTW

1 month ago

That-old-noob what about these the cards for your deck

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle create more vamps

Sanctum Seeker when ever a vamp attacks you gain life and your opponent loses life

Call to the Feast

Queen's Commission

Legion's Landing a 1/1 for 1 and flips into a land when you attack with 3 or more creatures

Radiant Destiny

Pride of Conquerors

This is some of the cards i run in my vampire deck

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