Creature — Vampire
Whenever a Vampire you control deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
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Rakish Heir Discussion
4 days ago
Hey friend. You've got a great start here -- I love the strong synergies and powerful payoffs. First thing to do is find cards to cut: since you're running Vampire tribal, I'd first cut every creature that isn't a Vampire or a mechanical friend to Vampires. As cool as Akroma/Flamerush/Ammit/Combat Celebrant and the rest are, they simply aren't Vampires, and are therefore less powerful in a tribal deck than any other kind. Yes, you can get Olivia to make them Vampires, but why spend 2 mana activating her ability when you could just put in a Vampire? Other cards that are good, but not in an aggressive combo-y deck are Spellbook, Edifice of Authority, and Chandra and Liliana. I would also replace most or all of your kill spells and tutors, since cards like Victim of Night and Feast of Blood and Diabolic Tutor are way more effective than what you've currently got.
Cards that should replace those, in addition to Wizno's excellent suggestions, are: Ascendant Evincar, Rakish Heir, Olivia's Bloodsworn, Vampiric Fury, Stensia Banquet, and so forth. P Both Innistrad blocks and both Zendikar blocks (especially the first ZEN block) have tons of Vampires, so they're good starting places. Also, a couple off-the-wall suggestions are Ring of Xathrid (since so many Vampires have first strike), and Key to the City to encourage some Madness/card draw/unblockable.
Hope that helps! Mention me if I can do anything else for you! Cheers
1 week ago
Looks like you have a few too many 5 and 6 drop creatures in here. I'd think about going smaller and focusing more on synergy. Maybe add more Rakish Heir and try out Stromkirk Noble. Also, I'd cut all four artifacts for a playset of Lightning Bolt. Totally worth it IMO.
2 weeks ago
I have 2 mates that both have vampire decks, one that's based on anthem effects and the other based +1/+1 counters. You've got most of the good stuff but here's a few cards you may have missed: Feast of Blood great cheap removal that fits the theme, Urge to Feed free +1/+1 counters on all of your vamps, Guul Draz Vampire good one drop with some later game potential, Blood Tribute mean, just mean. Malakir Bloodwitch flying fatty with a nice etb trigger, Blood Seeker cheap vamp that really punishes creature heavy decks and kills opponents with infinite combos that revolve around creatures entering. Necropolis Regent just a great bomb even by itself. Havengul Vampire gets real fat real quick. Rakish Heir helps all your vamps get fatter, Falkenrath Exterminator nice creature removal if you get enough counters. finally Vampiric Fury ends games. I think i got all the good ones but i am probably wrong, if i mentioned stuff already in your deck i'm sorry and also nice deck +1 from me.
2 weeks ago
You've got a lot of vamps that need to deal combat damage to make them more powerful (like Bloodmad Vampire). To make sure they get through you could add Rogue's Passage (maybe cut Thespian's Stage or Blighted Fen) and replace Mask of Avacyn with Whispersilk Cloak. I'd also recommend replacing either Rakish Heir, Erdwal Ripper, or Bloodcrazed Neonate with the similar but much more impactful Drana, Liberator of Malakir.
Hope you found this helpful.
1 month ago
I think you could add the following: Bloodline Keeper Flip, Necropolis Regent, Rakish Heir and Stensia Masquerade? There are other options that require a bit more budget like Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Captivating Vampire and Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet.
2 months ago
Ookie dokee. Before I begin, it's gonna sound like I'm ripping apart your deck and taking the wheel, but with some adjustments this deck can really kick some serious ass. First of all, this is not standard legal, so you might wanna swap the format to modern or casual :)
Lightning Prowess does not help you here, as vamps grow bigger after combat damage. I know it helps with Blinding Blade but honestly that is too slow for a fast paced tribe like vamps. Mark of the Vampire is certainly on flavor here, but honestly with your vamps getting bigger, you'll want to replace those with Gruesome Deformity to help you vamps deal damage and get bigger.
Vampire Nocturnus only really works with mono black vamps, and Stromkirk Patrol is also pretty slow. With decks like this, the mana limit should really only be 4 or at absolute max 5 if the card is absolutly needed. Diabolic Tutor is also a good card, but due to the casting cost I would really only limit yourself to 2 copies max, or cutting it all together.
If we take those cards out, we are left with (I think) 16 slots. As I mentioned earlier, Gruesome Deformity is a cheap way to let your vamps get bigger and deal damage, so I would include 3. Rakish Heir is a nightmare to deal with, especially in multiples so I would throw in 4. Lightning Bolt is a staple for any deck playing red, so I'd throw in 3. That leaves us with 6 spots left, and as a replacement buff, I would put in a playset of Curse of Stalked Prey and 2 Markov Blademaster. So, in the end, you would end up cutting:
- 4x Stromkirk Patrol
- 2x Vampire Nocturnus
- 3x Mark of the Vampire
- 1x Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip
- 2x Diabolic Tutor
- 4x Lightning Prowess
I think these replacements will lead to smoother gameplay and more wins on your part. As with any deck, lands like Bloodstained Mire, Dragonskull Summit and Blood Crypt are not needed but certainly help, and removal like Terminate or Dreadbore is usually an upgrade to Doom Blade, however in most decks you'll do fine without making these changes. Always glad to meet another vamp player, and I hope this helps!
PS feel free to check out my vamp deck, Just for Shits n' Giggles
3 months ago
Not really, at the 3 drop spot Vampire Nighthawk is your closest equivalent and I wouldn't remove Nighthalk. Alternatively Drana, Liberator of Malakir but if I was going to recommend a replacement for it, it would be Rakish Heir, as it gives the ability to each vampire... Essentially there are too many good 3 drop vampires.
3 months ago
Personally, I've always found Olivia a bit slow, I would replace her with either Rakish Heir or Curse of Stalked Prey. Here's my take on BR Vamps, based on the cards mentioned above. Just for Shits n' Giggles. +1