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.
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Patron of the Vein Discussion
13 hours ago
I'd suggest stuff I put in my Edgar deck -->Patron of the Vein and Cathars' Crusade are very nice for buffing, as well as Door of Destinies and Vanquisher's Banner (I don't have those but you can add Coat of Arms and Shared Animosity too or whichever you prefer). Cheers!
3 weeks ago
Ashling the Pilgrim: Doesn't really do anything here. Sure, you can boardwipe, but there are better things for this.
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief Kinda just a goodstuff card, with a commander that doesn't want to be running goodstuff.
Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius: Again, why is this here? This ain't a goodstuff deck.
River Kelpie is a trap. I have played this card EXTENSIVELY and I find it to be a "win more" card. It ONLY works when you have your board state set up, whereas Harvester of Souls or Dark Prophecy gives you cards regardless of whether or not the things that died slipped through the cracks.
Finally, why don't you have any sac outlets? Ashnod's Altar, Attrition, ect. I feel like you're not entirely grasping what makes Marchesa powerful. You need to find a way to build around her and abuse all of her abilities. I'm not even recommending my list, just that you look at what stands out about the general and go from there.
1 month ago
Kindred Charge is a nice card, but I'm not a huge fan of it. Sadly, the tokens don't copy whether the creatures had any +1/+1 counter on them: if your team is buffed by something like Stensia Masquerade, Edgar Markov or Patron of the Vein, just to name a few, the tokens will still enter the battlefield as 1/1s. However, global anthems like those provided by Captivating Vampire or Legion Lieutenant will work just fine. Still, my biggest concern about Kindred Charge is it's one-time use, all-in nature. We have no ways of getting sorceries back from the graveyard, so you have to time it correctly.
On the other hand, Kindred Charge would work extremely well with some of our other tools like Anointed Procession and, most importantly, Cathars' Crusade. These combinations would likely allow you to oneshot an opponent or two, as you have said. There are even other minor tricks that you can do with it, like creating more creatures to tap for Captivating Vampire and steal more things.
Overall, a case can definitely be made for Kindred Charge. The card does have nice synergies with the deck. Personally, I think that it would fit a little bit better in other decks such as Krenko, Mob Boss, where you can use the tokens to create even more tokens. If you want something that can end the game on the spot, you can consider Shared Animosity. Being an enchantment, it is a little more reliable. And, if you really want an overkill, you can even include both since they work so well together!
3 months ago
Stuff to consider adding:Pontiff of BlightSuture PriestPristine TalismanBygone BishopHour of RevelationAuthority of the ConsulsMortifyVizkopa GuildmageDrana's EmissaryCliffhaven VampireAyli, Eternal PilgrimBlood Baron of VizkopaVampire NighthawkMavren Fein, Dusk ApostleDark ImpostorAdanto VanguardBishop of the BloodstainedMalakir BloodwitchBloodline NecromancerAnowon, the Ruin SagePatron of the VeinBloodlord of VaasgothVoldaren Pariah FlipButcher of MalakirUrge to FeedDecree of PainUnderworld ConnectionsCostly PlunderChampion of DuskMorbid CuriosityAltar's ReapDusk Legion ZealotDiabolic Tutor
Stuff I'd take out:Basilica ScreecherDauntless AvenHarvester of SoulsSilverblade PaladinTithe DrinkerYosei, the Morning StarConqueror's Galleon FlipHedron ArchiveMagnifying GlassPrismatic LensPuppet StringsSword of the ParunsBlessed AllianceOpen the ArmoryCradle of Vitality
I like the idea of a vampire subtheme, it unintentionally works very well with what I feel like you're trying to do, and there's a ton of great support and synergy from the precon and ixalan stuff.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Looks good. Some suggestions for cuts: Warmth is kind of weak and can be replaced with Elenda, the Dusk Rose (when you get her), Dega Sanctuary can be replaced with Vampire Nocturnus, Arguel's Blood Fast can be replaced with Greed or even Erebos, God of the Dead. Or take the Necropotence from Rakdos and put it in here, it's better here anyways. You could replace In Garruk's Wake with Dusk, it does double duty here, giving you back a bunch of your creatures when you flash it back. If you don't like Dusk, then Kindred Dominance would work in the overcosted wipe slot too.
As for creatures, Annoited Deacon should probably come out, as well as Exulted Skymarcher, Paladin of the Bloodstained, Sadistic Skymarcher and Skymarcher Aspirant. Options to go in include Stromkirk Condemned, Bishop of Binding, Bloodline Keeper Flip, Dusk Legion Zealot, Twilight Prophet, Indulgent Aristocrat, Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet, Mephidross Vampire, Necropolis Regent, Patron of the Vein, Shauku, Endbringer (less important than maybe other creatures), Soul Collector for giggles, Thief of Blood, Viscera Seer, Vampire Hexmage or Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter.
4 months ago
Hear me out on this one. Conspiracy (naming vampires maybe) opens up some tasty little combos.
With cards you currenty have in deck...
-Ophiomancer becomes "at each upkeep, add a 1/1 deathtouch vampire if you don't control any snakes"
-Patron of the Vein will pump all of your creatures when a creature an opponent controls dies
With cards I would suggest for the deck anyway...
-Thopter Assembly nets you 5 colorless flying vampires every turn if you have played the assembly the previous turn.
-Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder gets you a ton of vampires whenever you cast your creature spells
The three that I suggested last I say are good additions for you regardless, but I highly recommend Conspiracy
5 months ago
Realm Seekers, War Elemental,Vinelasher Kudzu, Verdurous Gearhulk, Verdeloth the Ancient, Vebulid, Undergrowth Champion, Primordial Hydra, Primeval Bounty, Phyrexian Scuta, Petrified Wood-Kin, Patron of the Vein