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Legendary Creature — Vampire
: Olivia Voldaren deals 1 damage to another target creature. That creature becomes a vampire in addition to its other types. Put a +1/+1 counter on Olivia Valdaren.
: Gain control of target Vampire for as long as you control Olivia Voldaren.
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Olivia Voldaren Discussion
1 day ago
Mardu has opened up the Vampire tribal arena, yea. My favorite is still Olivia Voldaren though. If you would like, here's my tribal deck, here.
Commander / EDH*
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2 days ago
well, to name a few;
3 days ago
Here's my Olivia Voldaren Deck. I'm looking to put in some new cards like Liliana Vess, Night of Souls' Betrayal, Thran Dynamo and Mimic Vat into it, and would like some thoughts from all of you fine players.
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4 days ago
The thing about Modern is unless you're playing a monocolored deck you can't really get away with using all basic lands and expect good results. If you have anything resembling a budget, the place I recommend starting is finding the cheapest fetch lands in your colors, possibly trading up, and getting ahold of a set of the fast lands and shock lands. In plain terms you'd at least want 4 each of Bloodstained Mire, Blackcleave Cliffs and Blood Crypt. In interest of working on a budget I'll mention Dragonskull Summit isn't the best dual land but it did just get reprinted. Yes... Modern unfortunately has a pretty steep buy-in, mostly in lands, but once you have them they'll be used in many, many future projects.
Now... Where to start with your card choices? I understand and can very much see this is a work in progress, so I'll just be honest with you and say most of these are just... kinda bad, no offense.
Okay, I'll list off some better choices with synergy: you have Falkenrath Gorger. That's a step in the right direction. Next up I'd take a look at the following cards: Stromkirk Condemned, Stromkirk Captain. These two plus Gorger lets your guys get huge fast and makes them significantly harder to kill in combat, especially since off of Gorger you can flash in Captain as you're attacking so your Gorger and Condemned are suddenly a pair of 4 power first strike fatties on turn 3. The next two are Bloodghast and Asylum Visitor. Both are good discard options with or without Gorger and Visitor is 3 power for 2 CMC, and also a pseudo Dark Confidant if you play her correctly. Almost literally everything this deck could want in a 2 drop. The next two are beaters that function as discard outlets to keep the flow of your deck running steady: Heir of Falkenrath and Smuggler's Copter. Yes, a vehicle. I recommend Heir to anyone who can't afford Liliana of the Veil. It's a cheaper and much more aggressive way to discard, besides being a 2 mana version of Delver of Secrets for vamps.
Those enchantments are terrible. Call the Bloodline is my pick for the worst vampire support card in existence that's not Feast of Blood (that card is all kinds of terrible). For your noncreatures, it's your call in regard to draw spells but I'd only keep Faithless Looting at most. For removal, you want mostly generic stuff. Try and trade for a set of Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt and Terminate, then mix/match them as your meta dictates. Kolaghan's Command if you can get one might be useful as a one-of. It's not a great card but for flavor/support you can play around with Urge to Feed as well.
After all is said and done, with any space you have left, you can try to squeeze in as many Vampire Nocturnus, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, or Olivia, Mobilized for War as you want. I like the idea of a one-of Captivating Vampire if most of your guys are small. You could main or even side Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Olivia Voldaren, both of which are strong enough to side or sometimes main in non-vampire meta decks. Kalastria Highborn or Viscera Seer can be okay insurance cards if you're fearing a boardwipe.
I think the most important thing I'll tell you here is that too many discard outlets is bad. Don't fret too much about madness or not, you have gorger, and if you can save up for bloodghast/visitor you should be fine. You don't wanna be casting your killspells at sorcery speed too often. This is why if you can only take one Bolt is better than Fiery Temper.
6 days ago
Mono-black IS good for vampires to be sure, but since Edgar Markov is a thing, going multicolor wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Anowon, the Ruin Sage is a strong commander to be sure, but Ed would give you more colors and more options.
Even Just splashing some red and going with Olivia Voldaren or Olivia, Mobilized for War wouldn't be a terrible idea, as it opens up the door for damage amp cards like Gratuitous Violence or Curse of Bloodletting, not mention plenty of vamps that put +1/+1's on themselves.
Splashing some white and going with Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter or Vona, Butcher of Magan would allow for some more life based cards like Campaign of Vengeance or Sorin, Solemn Visitor. Plus, if I recall correctly, B/W vamp cards have a lot token generation.
This may be a lot to take in at once and if it is, I'm sorry. Don't get me wrong, what you have here is really good as far as I can tell. Just be aware of your options if you weren't already.
1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback, Silver_Lining2.
About your deck, how competitive are you trying to be and in what direction are you trying to take the deck?
Bloodhall Priest is not bad on its face but it starts to fall short if you compare it too closely to other vamps. Its too little damage and too expensive for aggro and being empty handed is not what midrange wants to be doing. Typically we can access damage easier by just stacking lords. We dont need to abide by any hand restriction to do that. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet will gain you more life. Sanctum Seeker will reward you better for dumping your hand, Olivia Voldaren is evasive. Even some three mana lords will equate to better damage output.
1 week ago
Well more in terms of current modern meta. Like I kind of had the idea of following Jund's lead because it's an established strategy and I liked it because it really embraces the concept of Black as a color. A deck like yours plays so completely differently but it honestly is really nice in regard to synergies. I was of the mind at one point madness vamps should go all-in on the madness mechanic but now I'm of the mind that Bloodghast and Asylum Visitor are cards you'd be playing anyway, just run Condemned and Copters/Lilianas and play the rest of the deck normally.
Cards I'd want to run if I were doing straight tribal are some combination of Vampire Nocturnus, Stromkirk Captain and/or Captivating Vampire, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Gifted Aetherborn, Stromkirk Condemned, Bloodghast, Asylum Visitor, Stromkirk Noble, Vampire Lacerator or Falkenrath Gorger, probably Viscera Seer. I really like Olivia Voldaren and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet but I'm not seeing them in most current vampire lists just because they don't fit the strategy. I obviously want about 7-9 removal (Push, Bolt, Terminate, MAYBE K command), and I feel like Liliana and Copter help here, but as you can see, 60 cards would not have space to do everything I want with this idea.
There's a classic version of my deck that was very tempo-oriented on my profile, before the madness cards started coming out. I was very happy playing that for years but now it feels outdated.
2 weeks ago
I feel like Bloodline Keeper is a bit too slow for Modern especially given your lack on 1-mana creatures. I don't think you need Rakish Heir or Stensia Masquerade either; you have plenty of pump as it is. Instead, try adding more low-costed creatures like more Stromkirk Noble, Vampire Lacerator, Vicious Conquistador, or Bloodghast.
Feast of Blood is awful. It really is. It's slow, it's situational, it's sorcery speed. Try instead Fatal Push and trade up for some fetch lands and add some Blood Crypts. Blackcleave Cliffs is also so much better than Dragonskull Summit if you can afford them. On the subject of removal, Gatekeeper of Malakir is insane. 3 mana for a chainer's edict with a 2/2 body and tribal support.
If you dropped a few of your heavier-costed cards you could look into a single copy of Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Sanctum Seeker depending on how aggro you want to go. Other support lands to consider, largely depending on your budget are Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cavern of Souls, and Mutavault.