Rakish Heir

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Innistrad (ISD) 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

Frank_Glascock on Cleanse the Bloodlines

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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.

Izu_Korasu on Vampiric Flood

3 weeks ago

ive never been a fan of storage lands, maybe Rocky Tar Pit as an additional on-color fetchland?

also Cabal Coffers seems borderline unplayable without Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (maybe instead of Vault of Whispers)

also Rakish Heir, Indulgent Aristocrat and Mephidross Vampire seem like solid counter lords for the deck, while Gatekeeper of Malakir and Viscera Seer seem like reasonable utility (also Skullclamp)

WindowGreen on Edgar Lifegain

3 weeks ago

Would definitely recommend adding more red Vampires to this deck. Since this deck is built around having many vampires and life gain would recommend a few vampires that grow and to throw at your opponent to keep them more worried about defense rather then attacking, and also helping out with the whole mana base thing being a tiny bit difficult to work on. For the Vampires I would recommend going with the cheap vampires to just basically throw them at the opponent as a distration while you are building up your massive Vampire army, For example...Falkenrath Reaver, Bloodcrazed Neonate, Bloodmad Vampire, Bloodsworn Steward, Falkenrath Marauders, Havengul Vampire, Heirs of Stromkirk, Insolent Neonate,Markov Blademaster, Rakish Heir, Stromkirk Noble

ihmnp on Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

1 month ago

Also, consider Skullclamp to draw off of the tokens that you create, since keeping a full hand in commander is so important.

If you are running Path to Exile, why not run Swords to Plowshares? If you are using it on an opponent's creature, the incremental life-gain is much less impactful than an additional land imo.

Not sure if this messes up your colors but I think Insolent Neonate could be a good upgrade to some of your one drop vampires since his ability is more relevant in a late game topdecking scenario. Along the same lines, Shadow Alley Denizen may be better than a Pulse Tracker type card as well since intimidate can be stronger than draining opponents for one (and every vampire activates it with the token!). Viscera Seer can also take advantage of the tokens you create and help smooth out those draws.

Attrition was a very underwhelming card for me for just one reason: Nonblack. A card that can be completely useless against one of the most popular colors in commander can be dead a lot of the time against a lot of creatures you want it to remove. Herald’s Horn could be good in this slot as a ramp/card advantage engine, or Mind Slash if you still want to 1 for 0 your opponents with your tokens. Inspiring Cleric also seems underwhelming, since 4 life in commander is so little and lifegain isn't a great effect in the format in general unless you are all-in on it. Consider Drana's Emissary as a replacement if you still would like the lifegain, but a card like Olivia, Mobilized for War could be better, if you have extra cards or madness vampires. Rakish Heir may also be a good replacement.

toastySmorc on What We Do In The Shadows (Edgar Markov EDH)

1 month ago

Ok, here are my opinions. I run a Vampire edh too so if you'd like to check that out it's called Danse Macabre.

1) Ashnod's Altar is a good addition. I would drop Black Market for it. This is because you really could use a sac outlet in this kind of deck. If you do decide to add this, add a Rout for a quick Board Clear.

2) Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is hidden OP in this deck. You can repeatedly bring back your Rakish Heirs and Vampire Nighthawks for some seriously powerful board swings.

3) Take out Falkenrath Noble. Personally I don't like him at all. Too slow and does the same thing Blood Artist does.

4) Mentor of the Meek is very powerful with Edgar, because every token is a draw. Technically a worse Skullclamp but still very good to have. Otherwise, Chandra Ablaze is also good for refilling your hand if you run out.

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