Pulse Tracker

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska (DDM) Common
Worldwake (WWK) Common

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Pulse Tracker

Creature — Vampire Rogue

Whenever Pulse Tracker attacks, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Pulse Tracker Discussion

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on lifelink vampires blood drain

1 week ago

You probably need to add some more 1-drop Vampires to your list to start aggressing early. I've been playing a guy's casual Vampire deck since I first started playing Magic some 6 years ago, and I still have trouble beating it; it's just that powerful.

Viscera Seer is super great at filtering out bad draws, as well as being a sac outlet. Never underestimate sac outlets. Recommend as a 2-of.

Vicious Conquistador is the (almost) strictly better Pulse Tracker, and nothing's about as good as extra noncombat life loss. A playset is ideal.

For 2-drops, I see you have a playset of Gifted Aetherborn, which is top-notch, and I also recommend Kalastria Highborn for eking out the last bits of life from your opponent with suicide attacks. Gatekeeper of Malakir is also a beast; filling your curve and/or providing removal is efficiency at its finest.

Filling out Captivating Vampire to a playset would be the next ideal thing to do. Having all the lords you can always helps.

In terms of removal, Victim of Night technically hits the most creatures, but Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, Grasp of Darkness, Dismember, and Disfigure are also all good choices.

Throw in an extra copy or two of Blade of the Bloodchief. Its damn cheap to play and equip, and it gets stupid fast.

If you want cutting recommendations, Bloodbond Vampire isn't fantastic, you're not running boardwipes or discard for Sangromancer, Alms of the Vein doesn't have a madness outlet, Dash Hopes doesn't always work the way you want it to (but keep it in if you want; it's always fun to play), and while Viridian Longbow is cute, it's a bit too expensive to equip, and more often than not, you want to be aggressive with your creatures.

Hopefully this helps!

Pieguy396 on Mad Dash: Vampires

4 weeks ago

Hey there! Nice deck you have here! Addressing your questions in order:

First, I would recommend cutting the following cards:

You may notice a theme with the above cards: They're mostly low-CMC Vampires with a small effect. While I rarely play super-aggro EDH decks, the fact that you're facing usually 3 opponents with 40 life each means that simply having a lot of creatures doesn't do a lot. Edgar Markov makes a lot of tokens on his own, which can all grow absurdly large, so I really don't think you should be focused on spending your cards on weenies when you can be doing better things.

As for your other concerns:

  • I really don't think Well of Lost Dreams has a place here. It's best in heavy-lifegain decks that lack other strong ways (and need strong ways) to draw cards, neither of which is a good descriptor for this deck.
  • Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Door of Destinies, on the other hand, absolutely belong in here. Door is one of the strongest cards tribal-aggro decks have in the format, and Purphoros is excellent in any deck looking to swarm the board.

Some other suggestions:- Bojuka Bog- Blade of the Bloodchief- Bloodcrazed Paladin- Vanquisher's Banner- Anointed Procession- Vampire Nocturnus (maybe)- Path to Exile

In any case, hope this helps! Good luck!

Suns_Champion on

1 month ago

Hi Sweet deck! love RWB!

What I like:

Like the inclusion of Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine, and also Skullclamp. Good choices! Also Disrupt Decorum is a fav of mine! Vampiric Tutor...flavor win!

Suggestions to put in:

Unclaimed Territory and Legion's Landing  Flip from the new set would fit nicely I think!

Sanctum Seeker for some drain, goes great with all the tokens. And if you like tokens, Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle gives you more of those!

Vicious Conquistador is a copy of Pulse Tracker but with better artwork :)

Viscera Seer is good. Sac a token or two to set up your draws, or amazing in responce to a board wipe.

Eldrazi Monument will protect all your guys, just sac a token every turn and you're golden!

Some to take out:

Sangromancer doesn't seem to do enough here. You have enough lifegain I think.

Pulse Tracker for reasons mentioned.

Nirkana Cutthroat seems over costed for what it ends up as. It'll probably be boardwiped before you can pump all 9 mana into it.

Pretty tight list... good luck with it! +1

TheFateless on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 months ago

Josh_Estrella Thanks for the response! :D Also thank you, this is my first EDH deck I've ever made, and everyone here is being incredibly helpful :) I actually just got some of my cards in the mail today. I added in my Viscera Seer, Tainted Field, Tainted Peak, Gifted Aetherborn, Vault of the Archangel, Isolated Chapel, Bishop of Rebirth, Stromkirk Noble, and my Yahenni, Undying Partisan. I still need all 4 tutors (which is going to murder my wallet) Necropotence, Shared Animosity, and a couple of others. I'll update my list tomorrow morning, it's pretty late right now. Anyway, I'll look into Toxic Deluge since I haven't gotten a Damnation yet. I was looking into Bloodghast, but I wasn't quite sure on it since I hadn't seen anyone mention it until now. Also, I already have a Necropolis Regent in there :) I had a Mephidross Vampire, but I opted for the Necropolis Regent instead. I do see what you are saying about the Butcher of Malakir though, 7 cmc for a 5/4 even though he does fly... I think something better can go there. Some stuff I have on hand right now is Vampire Cutthroat, Pulse Tracker, Tithe Drinker (not really a fan), Voldaren Pariah  Flip, and Olivia Voldaren just to name a few off the top of my head. I was thinking maybe one of the 1 drops? (kinda leaning towards Vampire Cutthroat maybe) I'm all ears for suggestions though. Anyway, I'm kinda worried that my list a little bit light on the vampires compared to what I hear you guys say you have. I think Frank_Glascock said he has 33 creatures 30 being vampires if I remember right... Oh, lastly have you guys considered a Vanquisher's Banner? I thought that might be an ok card draw tool... You guys are the experts though

Frank_Glascock on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 months ago
  1. I would play all four tutors in this deck: Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent and Enlightened Tutor. Enlightened Tutor gets a lot better with the addition of Necropotence and Shared Animosity.

  2. I am not playing Stensia Masquerade but am playing Rakish Heir. My creature count is 33 (30 vampires). My deck wants one and two mana vampires. I cut Stromkirk Noble but have been trying to find a way to get it back into the deck. I am playing Viscera Seer, Pulse Tracker, and Vicious Conquistador.

  3. I am playing Sorin, Solemn Visitor for the life gain and his ultimate is achievable.

  4. I would add all seven of the cards you have listed. Reconnaissance is not in my deck but it seems to get rave reviews. I hate to recommend cuts as I don't know what is working for you. I do not think Last_Laugh, Josh Estrella or me are playing Bloodchief Ascension, Intangible Virtue, Stensia Masquerade, Hour of Revelation, or Blood Tribute.

TheFateless on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 months ago

Thank you guys again for the feedback Josh_Estrella,Last_Laugh,Lil_Kalki and Frank_Glascock! I didn't know Panharmonicon worked like that, I was told otherwise by some people at my card shop so I guess that'll be an easy cut. Going with what you said guys have said so far and to respond to Frank_Glascock-

  1. Cools, I'll get a Necropotence. I had Herald’s Horn as a maybe because I didn't know if it'd be better than Urza's Incubator but I see what you mean with the card draw, so I'll get one of those and make that swap. I have a Dark Prophecy at home, so I can get that sent to me with my other cards. Athreos, God of Passage is a cool card, I didn't know about that. I want to try him out sometime. What should I cut to put my Skullclamp back in? I did want to keep it, but I wasn't too sure on what to take out.

  2. I need a Shared Animosity. Purphoros, God of the Forge is like a really cool upgraded version of Impact Tremors that I didn't know about, I'll have to get him too. I wanted to try to use Impact Tremors somehow, but Purphoros, God of the Forge is way better. Also, I wasn't too much of a fan of Bloodlord of Vaasgoth either, so I could cut him for something. I wasn't sure about Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Should I have a Sorin, Solemn Visitor in place of one of the other two I am currently using? Also, I thought that Stensia Masquerade would be a better alternative to Rakish Heir. Same mana cost but it's an enchantment instead of a creature, and it can give first strike. I could be wrong though, I know we need to be having a lot of vampires. What do you think about the low cost vampires I have so far? Lil_Kalki mentioned cutting Stromkirk Noble, and you said something about Vicious Conquistador. I was going to put Pulse Tracker in but I saw Vicious Conquistador was essentially the same but it's a 1/2 instead. Maybe my Sanctum Seeker is already doing the same job but a bit better...

  3. Should I exchange the two tutors I have for the ones you mentioned, or find a way to squeeze in two more?

  4. I could see Boros Charm being good, I'll try to get one as well. You'll have to let us know how Dark Prophecy goes, I have one back in the states I can have sent to me.

  5. Ok so far this is what I'm at so far...

ADD- Necropotence,Shared Animosity,Skullclamp,Purphoros, God of the Forge. As I asked before, add Enlightened Tutor and Diabolic Intent? or swap them? Also add Reconnaissance.

CUT- Panharmonicon for sure, Anowon, the Ruin Sage?,Vicious Conquistador?, maybe Stromkirk Noble or Viscera Seer

SWAP- One of my Sorins for Sorin, Solemn Visitor?, Urza's Incubator for Herald’s Horn. and then find a way for a Boros Charm to go in.

Frank_Glascock on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 months ago

TheFateless, thanks for the opportunity to further discuss Markov. I learned most of what I shared on the other Markov threads from much smarter Magic players. Last_Laugh and Josh_Estrella are the first two that come to mind.

I believe this rules interpretation for Panharmonicon is correct:

"The text of Panharmonicon is the following:

If an artifact or creature entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

Panharmonicon will not trigger for eminence from the command zone, as it isn't the triggered ability of a permanent you control."

If this is correct, Edgar Markov would need to be in the field for Panharmonicon to net the additional vampire token.

  1. This deck is going to get board wiped. You need draw. Necropotence is an autoinclude. I would switch Urza's Incubator for Herald’s Horn. I am playing Greed, Dark Prophecy, Athreos, God of Passage, and Skullclamp.

  2. I flood the board with a lot of low cost vampires and attempt to win with Mirror Entity, Edgar Markov, Shared Animosity, Coat of Arms, Purphoros, God of the Forge and to some extent Eldrazi Monument. Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Rakish Heir and Vampire Nocturnus (testing) are a few other cards that buff the 15 one and two drop vampires I am playing. It seems you are right on the edge with ten creatures that cost one or two mana. Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Butcher of Malakir, and Bloodlord of Vaasgoth are some potential cuts if you go further with the low mana cost vampires. You are playing Vicious Conquistador which is a functional reprint of Pulse Tracker.

  3. Enlightened Tutor and Diabolic Intent are good tutors you are not playing.

  4. I play as many board wipe protection cards as I can. Boros Charm has been good. Dark Prophecy, Eldrazi Monument and Scapegoat are a few I am testing.

  5. Necropotence, Shared Animosity, Skullclamp, Enlightened Tutor, Diabolic Intent, and Purphoros, God of the Forge are automatic inclusions.

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