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Creature — Vampire Soldier
Olivia's Bloodsworn can't block.
: Target Vampire gains haste until end of turn.
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Olivia's Bloodsworn Discussion
2 days ago
a new and interesting commander for sure! I haven't played much tribal yet, so I might not be aware of his full potential yet, but let me give you some cards that came to mind when looking at him:
- Fellwar Stone
- Orzhov Signet
- Rakdos Signet
- Boros Signet
- Eldrazi Monument
- Harsh Mercy
- Urge to Feed
- Patriarch's Bidding
- Cover of Darkness
- Iroas, God of Victory
- Voldaren Pariah Flip
- Phyrexian Arena
- Olivia's Bloodsworn
- Mentor of the Meek
- Viscera Seer
There should be more, but this gives you something to consider for now :)
4 weeks ago
Hey friend. You've got a great start here -- I love the strong synergies and powerful payoffs. First thing to do is find cards to cut: since you're running Vampire tribal, I'd first cut every creature that isn't a Vampire or a mechanical friend to Vampires. As cool as Akroma/Flamerush/Ammit/Combat Celebrant and the rest are, they simply aren't Vampires, and are therefore less powerful in a tribal deck than any other kind. Yes, you can get Olivia to make them Vampires, but why spend 2 mana activating her ability when you could just put in a Vampire? Other cards that are good, but not in an aggressive combo-y deck are Spellbook, Edifice of Authority, and Chandra and Liliana. I would also replace most or all of your kill spells and tutors, since cards like Victim of Night and Feast of Blood and Diabolic Tutor are way more effective than what you've currently got.
Cards that should replace those, in addition to Wizno's excellent suggestions, are: Ascendant Evincar, Rakish Heir, Olivia's Bloodsworn, Vampiric Fury, Stensia Banquet, and so forth. P Both Innistrad blocks and both Zendikar blocks (especially the first ZEN block) have tons of Vampires, so they're good starting places. Also, a couple off-the-wall suggestions are Ring of Xathrid (since so many Vampires have first strike), and Key to the City to encourage some Madness/card draw/unblockable.
Hope that helps! Mention me if I can do anything else for you! Cheers
2 months ago
You should consider Olivia, Mobilized for War, Taurean Mauler, Asylum Visitor, Gifted Aetherborn, Stromkirk Condemned, Heir of Falkenrath Flip, Olivia's Bloodsworn, Stromkirk Occultist, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Bloodhall Priest, Falkenrath Gorger, and Voldaren Pariah Flip.
4 months ago
Haste is amazing and can speed the deck up quite a bit. He can also gives itself haste if you play it turn 3 or later.
I don't think ravenous is that good without the +2/+2 madness instant card (sorry can't remember the name)
4 months ago
I really love Call the Bloodline and Key to the City in these decks. A particularly great combo is make Drana, Liberator of Malakir (another great card for this deck) unblockable then swing in and easily buff your attacking team. Drana unfortunately breaks the budget a bit but the other cards are still fantastic. Asylum Visitor, Heir of Falkenrath Flip, Olivia's Bloodsworn and Stromkirk Condemned are some other good cards I'd consider.
4 months ago
Personally I-'d remove Markov Crusader & Twins of Maurer Estate ,Voldaren Duelist Since imo they are too slow and don't further your gameplan too much, I'd also remove 3x Call the Bloodline . And put Malevolent Whispers & Murderous Compulsion into the sideboard since they are situational depending on the matchup, and replace them with Lightning Axe & Alms of the Vein.
If you can afford this card on your budget I would definitly recommend Metallic Mimic, Push your Stromkirk Condemned to 4x, remove Olivia's Bloodsworn for 2x more heir of falkenraths. Unlicensed Disintegration Is also good, Since hard removal is always good, Also Asylum Visitor Is a great card if you are going the no cards in hand route
Also Insolent Neonate Is one of the best vampires in standard IMO
A bit more expensive vampires that I would recommend is
Bomat Courier Is also a great card, although not a vampire so no points for flavor there hehe. Also Isn't a bad removal card, although it's expensive
Also as a general rule of thumb I'd say try to have more copies of a card than 1x-2x since you want your draws to be consistent.
Just my two cents, B/R Vampires are really cool imo!
4 months ago
You did some nice changes there. Here's my thoughts.
Stensia Banquet will probably never deal more than 3 damage, so I would consider changing it. dunno for what tho.
That's what I think about for now, g2g sleep now... :P
5 months ago
Since you have your deck labeled as competitive, my suggestions will be geared to make it as competitive as possible without regard to budget. If budget is an issue, you'd be better off labeling this deck accordingly and removing the competitive tag.
Firstly, your manabase must change if you want to make this deck competitive. As it is right now, you can't play a turn 1 Falkenrath Gorger into a turn 2 Gifted Aetherborn or Bloodghast, which is your best line of play. To fix this, your mana should look closer to something like this: 4x Bloodstained Mire, 4x Blackcleave Cliffs, 4x Blood Crypt, 7x Swamp, 1x Mountain. Playing a 2-color land untapped on turn 1 for your turn 1 creature will allow you to play any of your 2-drops or 2 additional 1-drops the following turn. This is important in an aggressive deck like this so you can put plenty of early pressure on your opponent.
Second, maximize the best creatures in your deck. You have a bunch of 3-ofs, and quite honestly some of them aren't as good as others. I'd make the following changes: -3 Vampire Cutthroat, -3 Olivia's Bloodsworn, -1 Indulgent Aristocrat, -1 Blade of the Bloodchief; +1 Bloodghast, +1 Gifted Aetherborn, +1 Captivating Vampire, +1 Stromkirk Captain, +4 Vampire Lacerator.
Third, use good supporting spells. Your aggressive vampire deck is not equipped to make good use of Surgical Extraction, so I'd move them to the sideboard in favor of more removal in the maindeck. Fatal Push is one of the best removal spells in black, so I'd use 3 in that spot. The 3 Darkness aren't ideal, but again are good cards for your sideboard against opposing aggressive decks. For the maindeck, 3 Inquisition of Kozilek or 3 Thoughtseize would be better in that spot to take out some of the better cards in your opponent's hand before they get a chance to play them. If you don't like the idea of the discard spells, then a utility creature like Gatekeeper of Malakir would be good as a 3-of in that spot, since it doubles as a removal spell and should be easier to cast with the improved manabase from above. It also synergizes nicely with Kalitas if you draw it after Kalitas is in play.
Hope some of that helped. Id try out those changes and see how you fare. The lands are a little pricey, but the whole reason they are is because they're the best way to have 2 colors in a deck and never worry about having wrong or untapped mana when you need them. Happy playing!