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Necropolis Regent Discussion
4 days ago
Maybe return the favour Johnny_win?
2 weeks ago
Josh_Estrella Thanks for the response! :D Also thank you, this is my first EDH deck I've ever made, and everyone here is being incredibly helpful :) I actually just got some of my cards in the mail today. I added in my Viscera Seer, Tainted Field, Tainted Peak, Gifted Aetherborn, Vault of the Archangel, Isolated Chapel, Bishop of Rebirth, Stromkirk Noble, and my Yahenni, Undying Partisan. I still need all 4 tutors (which is going to murder my wallet) Necropotence, Shared Animosity, and a couple of others. I'll update my list tomorrow morning, it's pretty late right now. Anyway, I'll look into Toxic Deluge since I haven't gotten a Damnation yet. I was looking into Bloodghast, but I wasn't quite sure on it since I hadn't seen anyone mention it until now. Also, I already have a Necropolis Regent in there :) I had a Mephidross Vampire, but I opted for the Necropolis Regent instead. I do see what you are saying about the Butcher of Malakir though, 7 cmc for a 5/4 even though he does fly... I think something better can go there. Some stuff I have on hand right now is Vampire Cutthroat, Pulse Tracker, Tithe Drinker (not really a fan), Voldaren Pariah Flip, and Olivia Voldaren just to name a few off the top of my head. I was thinking maybe one of the 1 drops? (kinda leaning towards Vampire Cutthroat maybe) I'm all ears for suggestions though. Anyway, I'm kinda worried that my list a little bit light on the vampires compared to what I hear you guys say you have. I think Frank_Glascock said he has 33 creatures 30 being vampires if I remember right... Oh, lastly have you guys considered a Vanquisher's Banner? I thought that might be an ok card draw tool... You guys are the experts though
2 weeks ago
Frank_Glascock very fair point about Bloodghast! Returning to your hand would make it more powerful in this deck, so its not as crazy in this deck as it is in others, but I still think its a strong 2 drop.
2 weeks ago
Josh_Estrella, you were testing Necropolis Regent. Is it safe to assume that it will be a permanent part of your deck list?
2 weeks ago
What Frank_Glascock said about Necropotence and Shared Animosity is incredibly true, two of the best cards in my deck. Card draw is invaluable in a deck that runs a ton of 1-2 CMC vamps. And Shared Animosity has been the hero behind most of my wins the past couple weeks.
Suggestion: If you can get one, I would play Toxic Deluge over Damnation. Telling someone to take a Damnation out of a deck usually seems crazy, but deluge is probably the best board wipe in the game.1.) It's three mana. Our decks want to stick with low CMCs. 2.) Its -X, -X, which means it kills indestructible creatures, a pretty valuable asset. 3.) It is customizable. What I mean by that is that Toxic Deluge lets you theoretically have a one sided board-wipe. If all of your vamps are being pumped up by lords and stand at 5/5s, use Toxic Deluge for 4, etc etc. A great card when you need a board wipe but want to keep some of your own creatures.
Bloodghast is fantastic in Edgar for obvious reasons.
Your call, but since you are not going the aristocrat theme with Edgar, I would streamline your focus and cut Butcher of Malakir. Great creature, but the mana cost is way too high for something that doesn't actively help your theme of going wide/tall. IMO, for something of that mana cost in this deck it needs to support your theme, like a Necropolis Regent or Mephidross Vampire.
Really like this thread, love having all of us come together to give our take on which path to go with this deck.
3 weeks ago
I personally think that Necropolis Regent, its three would make it hard to cast and hard to justify, its ability is good but statistically you wont be able to cast it till very late game
3 weeks ago
Sorry, I think the proper term is actually "BattleCruiser"? Mistyped that earlier.
In any case, yeah Necropolis Regent, Dark Depths, Nirkana Revenant, Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet, Olivia Voldaren, big Exsanguinate, etc. All would be huge mana costs, but the vamp tokens kinda serve as either beat down or fodder.
3 weeks ago
Id actually like to offer an anecdote about the Settle the Wreckage play that I got to make extensive use of a few nights ago. So!
I was playing against my friend who has The Ur-Dragon as his commander. Historically, but atypically, a very hard deck for me to beat (especially in a multiplayer environment, though this was 1v1, my forte of course). I managed to get myself an opening hand of a fair few low-mana vamps, reasonable (adequate but not spectacular) lands, and a Demonic Tutor. Everything looked pretty rife, sans opposing wipe, for me to Settle the Wreckage so I decided it was to be my Tutor target.
At some point I actually felt it wise to do the following (mind you Ed was out, and would have a tax of 2 next cast):
My opponent had cast Fist of Suns and then followed up with The Ur-Dragon, so I 3-1ed myself by casting Blasphemous Act with 3 creatures total onboard (2 were mine!) and then casting Anguished Unmaking on the fist. Next turn he played another big scary Dragon and I responded with Wrath of God into Edgar.
He actually survived the next hit so he Fractured Identity... I cast Olivia Voldaren and stole his Edgar token for game. It was DUMB. And I loved it. It almost feels like youve played Fastbond, once you get over the loss of your critters.
Anyway this is what happens when you manage to have tons of rather expendable tokens on board. :)