Rakish Heir


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Uncommon

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Rakish Heir

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

Snap157 on I'm wanting to build a ...

4 weeks ago

There are a couple different vampire strategies.

-Standard RB Vampires focus on Madness, just look at new standard decks. Probably the least reliable deck type for vamps.

-Red Black +1/+1 Counters, My personal favorite, focuses on burn, and the ability of getting bigger with combat damage, using creatures like Rakish Heir, Stromkirk Noble, and Falkenrath Marauders.

-Mono black Vamps, They use generic mono black control while slowly draining life with vampire boosting abilities, using cards like Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Captivating Vampire, Sorin Markov, or Urge to Feed.

-Lastly, White Black Vamps. This is mainly built off of Orzhov creatures and Extort/Lifelink abilities, with some mono black things mentioned above thrown in, using things such as Tithe Drinker, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, and Blood Artist.

My personal preference is the +1/+1 counter method with some mono black vampires thrown in. You can see it here: Just for Shits n' Giggles.

It really depends on what you want to go with the deck.

Snap157 on Vempire

1 month ago

Olivia Voldaren is taking up a ton of your mana while you could be focusing it elsewhere. She's super good, but not with your current mana base. I think adding some Curse of Stalked Prey and/or Rakish Heir would really speed and spice this deck. +1

hardhitta71194 on Meet the Stromkirk's

2 months ago

Check out Rakish Heir, Mirri the Cursed, and Drana, Liberator of Malakir. I run them in my Vamp counter deck, Renegade Tactics helps me out quite a bit.

I was thinking of running Dash Hopes in my deck. Does yours help out a lot?

You can check mine out if you want.

From Dusk Till Dawn

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Olivia's Masquerade!

2 months ago

I would maindeck most of the cards in your sideboard; Stromkirk Captain, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Captivating Vampire, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Rakdos Signet. The lord effects are too good not to run, Bloodchief Drana can inflict massive amounts of damage with enough mana, and always use any signets within your colors.

As for suggestions for the deck, Anowon, the Ruin Sage is a pretty nasty budget vampire. Keeps your opponents' boards in check, and any creatures you control that he forces you to sac combos with Butcher of Malakir.

Blade of the Bloodchief is a ridiculous equipment that can turn into OTK commander damage if your opponents aren't careful. It's just so stupid cheap to cast and equip.

Rakish Heir and Necropolis Regent are two pseudo-lords with permanent pump effects; very powerful if left unchecked.

Malakir Bloodwitch is pro-white and can net you ridiculous amounts of life if you're playing against enough opponents.

For repeatable hard removal, Dark Impostor is your card of choice. In a pinch, if your commander is about to get put into the command zone, but you don't feel like recasting her due to too much commander tax, you can use his ability to exile her and copy her abilities.

Blood Artist is an EDH staple, and he's a vampire; no reason not to run him.

The mana cost of Blood Tribute prevents it from being played in most constructed environments, but it's perfect for vampire EDH. Saves you in tough situations.

Terminate. I don't need to explain why this is a great card.

Sangromancer is another vampire that creates a nice buffer for your life total.

Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots are two excellent equipment you'll need to keep protecting your commander.

Dreadbore is another great piece of hard removal.

This might be budget deck, but if you can get your hands on a copy of Sorin Markov, he compliments the vampire theme nicely and can be a little unfair by instantly popping off his -3 ability for quick kills.

hardhitta71194 on Red/Black Vampires

2 months ago

Deck looks awesome. I just built a Vamp deck too. Very fun to play!

Might look at Curse of Stalked Prey, Stensia Masquerade, Curse of Bloodletting for enchantments. For creatures check out Stromkirk Captain, Rakish Heir, and Malakir Bloodwitch.

Don't really need to change anything, just some suggestions man! Have a good day!

The7thBobba on From Dusk Till Dawn

2 months ago

This looksgreat! Rakdos is an awesome suite for vamps. If you can afford her Olivia Voldaren is an absolute bomb! Rakish Heir anlong with Curse of Stalked Prey will make a monster out of even the meekest vamp. Evincar is good. When you play against nonblack he makes a difference of 2 in P/T between yours and theirs. But he is somewhat fragile, I'll give you that. You could take a gander at Sanguine Deluge and Crimson Euphoria for inspiration :) have an awesome day!

luisserpa on VAMPIRES HORDE

3 months ago

For the creatures, this would be what I would use, remainig the 23 creatures:

2x Captivating Vampire2x Drana, Liberator of Malakir2x Kalastria Highborn1x Olivia Voldaren2x Rakish Heir4x Stromkirk Captain3x Vampire Nighthawk1x Vampire Nocturnus3x Stromkirk Noble3x Gatekeeper of Malakir

As for the other spells, I would keep the Dark Rituals, Feast of Blood and 3xBlade of the Bloodchief, the other 10 cards, would be 4x Lightning Bolt, 4x Terminate and 2x Curse of Stalked Prey.

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