Creature — Vampire Beserker
Discard a card: Olivia's Dragoon gains flying until end of turn.
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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Common|
|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Olivia's Dragoon Discussion
1 month ago
Thanks Deadpoo111. I've got another madness deck which isn't held back by the vampire theme where I include Archfiend of Ifnir (amazing) and had Shadow of the Grave (though replaced it with Garna for the haste and lowering of the power level). Skirge Familiar would be great, I'll try him down the road but he's committed to my Gitrog right now as is Bone Miser. I also have Chainer in my other Marchessa Madness. Here's that deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/marchesas-sanitarium/?cb=1575939263
This one is more of a fun side project specifically committed to the Vampire theme, with a unique take that abuses Marchessa's +1/+1. The more on theme each card can be the better. In this case Olivia's Dragoon would be a great addition, to minimize the amount of non-vampire themed discards I have to include. Insolent Neonate didn't make the cut before because it was a one time use, but after you reposting it I've reconsidered. Of course it could work considering Marchesa's ability! It'd be slow, once a turn, but no slower than Merfolk Looter without untapped effects, and potentially faster if I got a Cordial Vampire out and another sac engine. Then it could be every turn as sacrificing another vampire to cordial would put a +1/+1 counter on Neonate, sac/discard/draw with neonate, then when they both return, I could sac a third to put counters on both, then sac Neonate again. Nice, fun tech!
Vampire themed everything! What else you got?
1 month ago
If you need more removal or better control against decks with creatures, I'd suggest Archfiend of Ifnir , the card is amazing and if you don't need it, just draw a card off it.
In general, I'd add more discard outlets, yeah I get the vampire tribal theme which totally fits and stuff, but discard like Chainer, Nightmare Adept and Zombie Infestation are amazing. If you want a more vampire themed stuff, try Olivia's Dragoon or Insolent Neonate .
Finally, and this is with every emotion I can muster, HOW DARE YOU NOT RUN Bone Miser ! That card was built for this archetype and you ignored it. To quote Norman Osborn from the first spiderman movie: "I offered you kindness and you spat in my face." That's you, you're the face spitter. Please for the love of god put that card in.
2 months ago
I made a mistake: I thought Luna's wording said ''play'', but it is ''cast'', so no need to name lands with Moons in them.
Shadows Over Innistrad block: Markov Dreadknight Olivia's Bloodsworn Prophetic Ravings Courageous Outrider Convicted Killer Flip// Branded Howler Voldaren Pariah Flip// Abolisher of Bloodlines Ethereal Guidance Devils' Playground Descend upon the Sinful Long Road Home Humble the Brute Howlpack Resurgence Ghoulsteed Vexing Scuttler Turn Aside Tamiyo, Field Researcher Silverstrike
Tiny Moon: Desperate Sentry
5 months ago
Nice list. I also used geth's verdict and praetor's grasp, ended up switching geth's verdict to Ebony Charm because one of the other modes is useful. You need to find room for Veil of Summer . it's fantastic! you need more basic forests (4 minimum) and discard outlets. recommend Wild Mongrel and Olivia's Dragoon
7 months ago
I think it's worth pointing out that you need 2 creatures with undying on the board at the same time with at least 1 of them not having a +1/+1 counter on it for this combo to work (or, as you said, 1 Undying creature with Nest of Scarabs). Just worth explaining the combo somewhere in your primer so people understand how the combo works, imo.
Beyond that, I don't see many definitive wincons once you draw your whole deck. A Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat makes the most sense as you have a sacrifice loop, but it's complicated by the fact you must draw a card with Yawgmoth's ability so you're limited by the size of your library. Some kind of a discard outlet to allow you to keep discarding Kozilek to shuffle the yard into your library would allow this to be a definitive loop. If this was why you included Awaken the Erstwhile , note that this will not work as the trigger to shuffle your graveyard resolves before Awaken the Erstwhile finishes resolving (I would suggest getting rid of this unless there's an interaction I'm missing). Some discard outlets I would recommend:
- Sadistic Hypnotist - Though limited to sorcery speed and needing a creature to sacrifice, you're bound to have small creatures and tokens to sacrifice and this can be used equally well against opponents while you're grinding out the game.
- Putrid Imp - One of the cheapest repeatable discard outlets you can find. Probably my top pick.
- Olivia's Dragoon - More expensive than the Imp, but still repeatable at instant speed.
Though I know you're not including it for budget reasons, Lion's Eye Diamond is quite possibly the best discard outlet you can run as it also allows you to create infinite mana through this loop allowing for a huge Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire (which, by the way, I would also suggest adding somehwere). I'm not expecting you to add LED, just felt I should mention it for others hoping to make a spin on this!
If you want to push this into being more cEDH, I would swap out some of your mediocre cards (e.g. Weaponcraft Enthusiast , Sengir Autocrat , Big Game Hunter , Awaken the Erstwhile ) for some of the following:
- Any of the discard outlets I talked about above.
- More instant speed removal (e.g. Snuff Out , Devour in Shadow , Go for the Throat , Smother ) since that is pretty much the extent of your interaction in mono Black and you'll probably need it against faster decks.
- Entomb and Buried Alive with your existing reanimation package (plus maybe Animate Dead ) to be able to cheat creatures like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed onto the board.
- More fast mana (i.e. Chrome Mox , maybe Mana Vault , Mana Crypt if you disregard budget).
I like the idea for this, though, and hope you enjoy the deck!
8 months ago
This is now the 3rd revision. In this revision I removed Olivia's Dragoon , Succumb to Temptation , Murderous Compulsion , Abundant Maw , Fiery Temper , Pale Rider of Trostad , Stromkirk Condemned , Vampire Cutthroat , Bloodrage Brawler , Call the Bloodline , Sanguinary Mage , Furyblade Vampire .
Instead more powerful vampires were added as well as cards that were cheaper with a draw mechanic.
8 months ago
The list looks fine for the most part. I’d consider swapping Skirge Familiar for Olivia's Dragoon or if you want a non creature alternative Chain of Smog can work. I find the familiar is typically a bit too expensive and the mana he generates is typically unnecessary when we can loop petals/rituals. I’d also consider swapping Devoted Druid or Lotus Cobra for Wall of Roots due to it being able to turn infinite black into infinite green with Necromancy and Culling the Weak .
Here’s a link to the gitrog discord they should be able to give more advice. https://discord.gg/yegyWs
9 months ago
For those who are not familiar with this combo it goes something like this: (Otherwise skip to the second paragraph if you know how this works.)
All you need is The Gitrog Monster and a card like Noose Constrictor on the battlefield with the card Dakmor Salvage in hand. (Note: it doesn't need to be Noose Constrictor as Lotleth Troll , Olivia's Dragoon , Oblivion Crown , or any other free discard outlet will work for this.) By discarding Dakmor Salvage to the Noose Constrictor , The Gitrog Monster will trigger allowing you to draw a card for having a land enter your graveyard, however; you can then replace that draw trigger with the same Dakmor Salvage you discarded to dredge it back into your hand. Essentially through continuous dredges you'll put more lands into your graveyard from your library allowing you to draw extra cards into your hand. In your deck you'll also have either an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , or Gaea's Blessing to eventually mill into your graveyard. This will allow you to shuffle your graveyard into your deck an infinitely repeatable number of times until you can draw all the cards in your deck for free due to stacking draw triggers. At this point you can probably utilize any win condition of your choice such as exiling multiple Simian Spirit Guide 's to cast Conflagrate or Lightning Storm for lethal.
While 5 mana is a big asking price for the fast Modern environment, Ad Nauseam decks still see some degree of play, whereas this strategy I don't believe sees any. The Gitrog Monster is also very resistant against a lot of common Modern removal such as Lightning Bolt , Lightning Helix , Abrupt Decay , Inquisition of Kozilek , Fatal Push , Dismember , Lightning Axe , Thing in the Ice Flip, and unlike Ad Nauseam decks it also survives against Duress , Collective Brutality , Dispel , Negate , and Spell Pierce . Furthermore if you try to remove the discard outlet or exile their graveyard while the first draw/dredge trigger is on the stack, the Gitrog Monster player may still have the option to discard another land or activate a different draw effect ( Street Wraith , Ghost Quarter ) in response to the removal spell to put another draw/dredge trigger on the stack on top of the removal spell, effectively allowing the Gitrog player to draw out their deck with the removal still on the stack. Lastly, there a lot of tutor/search effects that can make assembling this combo more consistent such as Adventurous Impulse , Oath of Nissa , Grisly Salvage , Sylvan Scrying , Summoner's Pact , Time of Need , Traverse the Ulvenwald , and even Goryo's Vengeance can make pulling off this combo much faster as well as consistently.