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Patron of the Vein
Creature — Vampire Shaman
When Patron of the Vein enters the battlefield, destroy target creature an opponent controls.
Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, exile it and put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.
Patron of the Vein Discussion
1 month ago
Ok, in your first scenario, you've got the timing correct. However there isn't really a situation where you would get to define the order of damage and thus minimize your sacrifices. The reason is because Blazing Volley will do its damage all at once. Then, when a player would next receive priority, state-based actions are checked and see all three vampires have lethal damage marked on them, and thus they would be sent to the graveyard, triggering Butcher of Malakir three times. Three Butcher triggers go on the stack and will resolve independent of their source, and thus you would sacrifice three things. You're correct that the Patron of the Vein will be in the graveyard by the time you sacrifice and thus the exile/counters ability won't trigger.
With your second scenario, you do have it ordered in the ideal way to enable the damage to kill all three vampires, but it does mean you'll have two sacrifice triggers to deal with. If you change it to kill the Butcher first, you'll only have to sacrifice one creature, but the Patron will make itself and the third vampire big enough to survive the rest of the damage.
I can't see a way to minimize things to one sacrifice without introducing more damage into the equation to overkill the Patron and third vampire.
3 months ago
Hey dbpunk thanks for the advice!
Avenger of Zendikar and Abhorrent Overlord are good idea's, i'd probably opt for Abhorrent Overlord over Avenger, though with me trying to trim down the mana curve for this deck and help make it flow better and have more synergy, I doubt either will find a place in the deck, unfortunately.
Patron of the Vein is there purely for the "Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, exile it" wording. Since i can always guarantee forcing opponents to sac their boards, It's good anti graveyard decks for opponents.
Some Persist creatures may be an idea, but idk which ones i'd run. I don't just want purely exp booster persist creatures, I like having decent ETB effects or something that helps my board.
3 months ago
Also, since you only have 4 vampires including Patron of the Vein , it might be a good idea to switch it out for something else.
3 months ago
Nice Deck, Vampires are a good choice for a tribal deck! I only have a few suggestions, but even then they are sort of smaller less important things. First off, add some more tribal cards: Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Patron of the Vein , Rakish Heir , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , Indulgent Aristocrat , and maybe Blade of the Bloodchief . However, Modern isn't the best tribal format. I would recommend switching your format to Legacy, which would allow the following great vampire cards: Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Urza's Incubator , Vanquisher's Banner , Herald's Horn , Sanctum Seeker , Legion Lieutenant , etc. You could also add Bloodstained Mire , Smoldering Marsh , Dragonskull Summit , Canyon Slough , Blackcleave Cliffs , and maybe Foreboding Ruins . But nonetheless, most of these aren't legal in modern (Which is the Format your deck is in as of now) so I would recommend switching. If you find these cards and suggestions helpful, please upvote my deck: A Deal With the Devil EDH. Thanks, hope these help, and have a nice day.
3 months ago
Anowon, the Ruin Sage Elenda, the Dusk Rose Captivating Vampire Vanquisher's Banner Coat of Arms Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Door of Destinies Indulgent Aristocrat Patron of the Vein Legion Lieutenant Malakir Bloodwitch Herald's Horn Sanctum Seeker . These are all good Vampire Tribal or Any Tribal Cards. I would not add Damping Sphere, it has nothing to relate to vampires, along with Nihil spell bomb. If you need to take out cards to add the cards above, I would maybe only have 3 Blades of the Bloodchief, 2 Duress's, and maybe do the same for the non tribal vampires. However, some of the cards above are not legal in modern, so if I were you, I would switch to legacy or vintage which give you a wider variety of choices.
4 months ago
Some card suggestions... Creatures: Captivating Vampire Patron of the Vein Anowon, the Ruin Sage Rhox Faithmender The Haunt of Hightower Necropolis Regent Bloodline Necromancer Serra Ascendant Instants: Path to Exile Beacon of Immortality Return to Dust Teferi's Protection Sorceries: Exsanguinate Death Grasp Torment of Hailfire Merciless Eviction Artifacts: Well of Lost Dreams Lightning Greaves Illusionist's Bracers
6 months ago
Love that deckname :D
I accidentally only just yesterday build my own massacre girl, but with a little twist: I included lots of discard so my opponents have to choose if they keep their cards in hand to have them discarded, or if they commit to the board and run into the visible wipe from the command zone.
10 months ago
Stuff I'd cut:
Duskborne Skymarcher - not enough impact
Erdwal Ripper - bad
Falkenrath Exterminator bad
Furyblade Vampire good for madness but not for this deck
Havengul Vampire not good enough
Kheru Bloodsucker bad
Licia, Sanguine Tribune only good as commander in a deck built around him. Here it's just bad for 8 mana
Nirkana Revenant not bad but not really that useful either since only about a thrid of your lands are swamps anyways
Voracious Vampire bad
Stuff I'd definitely add:
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Bloodline Keeper Flip
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
Butcher of Malakir
Shadow Alley Denizen
Stuff I'd consider adding:
Bishop of Binding
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Legion's Landing Flip
Olivia, Mobilized for War
Patron of the Vein
Urge to Feed
Blood Baron of Vizkopa
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Voldaren Pariah Flip
Details as for why I'd add certain cards and cut others I'll give you the next time we get to talk :)
Patron of the Vein occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
RBW (Mardu): 0.53%