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Creature — Vampire Beserker
Discard a card: Olivia's Dragoon gains flying until end of turn.
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Olivia's Dragoon Discussion
1 month ago
So I recently came across Olivia's Dragoon and realized that I somehow missed this excellent creature that let's you discard to pump it. It's in the vein of Wild Mongrel and Noose Constrictor. What I want opinions on, is which 2 of these 3 pitch-creatures should I run? I'm leaning towards ditching Wild Mongrel due to the fact that Noose Constrictor has Reach and Olivia's Dragoon gains Flying when pumped... The seem more relevant than the Mongrel's ability to change colour.
Any thoughts, loyal subject of the Hypnotoad?
2 months ago
9 months ago
first of all I like the low mana curve of your deck. This is how Edgar Markov should be played!
Skullclamp was already mentioned. It is the most important inclusion in your deck, I think. It's your draw engine in combination with the tokens.
You could consider Blood Bairn, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Bloodthrone Vampire, Vampire Aristocrat and Viscera Seer. The first four give you an advantage in combat and the Viscera Seer gives you card selection which is desperately needed in mardu. All are good with Skullclamp. Take out Skymarch Bloodletter, Bloodmad Vampire, Inspiring Cleric, Olivia's Dragoon, Ravenous Bloodseeker or Sanguinary Mage. Or take out Gifted Aetherborn and Tithe Drinker because they're difficult to cast on turn 2 consistently.
Carnival of Souls could be a great tool for an aggro deck in a 1vs1 format. I think it will really spice things up in your deck!
you should invest some money in your mana base, so that you're able to cast your spells consistently on turn 1,2 and 3. For example fetches, shocks, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat and Unclaimed Territory.
10 months ago
I like the Madness Vampire route that was in standard (don't know if it holds up in modern): Insolent Neonate, Falkenrath Gorger, Stromkirk Condemned, Asylum Visitor, Olivia's Dragoon, Olivia, Mobilized for War, and Voldaren Pariah Flip as the finisher. Combining them with bloodghasts and additional card advantage can be pretty aggresive.
I understand its a different deck build, but maybe some of these cards can ignite some ideas.
10 months ago
Well this looks a lot different than it did yesterday :)
Cheap cycling like on Censor is a good way to enable Faith even without the Oil. It's too bad we don't have creatures like Noose Constrictor and Olivia's Dragoon anymore that can discard any number of cards at will. Blue does have a nice amount of Cycling cards that have double duty, and combining them with Abandoned Sarcophagus might be worth looking into. Curator of Mysteries is a nice big Flyer that lets your scry all the time and if you stay in these colors you could even have Drake Haven as a secondary option to take advantage of cycling and discarding to hand size. I have pretty much all the good Blue cycling interactions that use those cards in a Sphinx Tribal deck that you could look at and see if there are interactions you might like there. This Deck Sphinx. I like the idea of combining both things, that could really be effective.
11 months ago
Probably my favorite deck of yours, I love this concept. I would say maybe Rotting Rats over Olivia's Dragoon as it can both discard or be discarded for value. Maybe more Alms of the Vein for quicker finishes?
11 months ago
Very nice, well thought out deck. Stensia Banquet is hilarious if you want to try it out for lols. You could go the madness route too with Alms of the Vein, Bloodmad Vampire, Olivia's Dragoon, and Call to the Netherworld.