Rakish Heir


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

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Set Rarity
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

WorldEditTree on This is Madness! This is a Vampire Party!

2 months ago

Thanks for the feedback sally-the-weasel.So I think it would be a good idea to get in some tribal mechanisms to capitalize on the vampires. The reason I cut them from this iteration of the deck is, that I felt I had too many things going on at once with none of them working properly. I think the discard/madness interaction is working well now to create pressure and tempo. The Problem with Falkenrath Gorger is that it is too slow as a one drop I think. If I want to capitalize on the effect it provides I have to keep it save although I want to attack as much as possible and the effect itself is nice but I feel I have enough madness cards already so I don't really need it. Rakish Heir is alot better I think, but I have a lot of 3 mana cards already and I just feel like Drana, Liberator of Malakir is better.So for enchantments, sorceries and instants I think you are right. I should definately look into that. I originally cut Stensia Masquerade for the same reason as Falkenrath Gorger as I felt it was too slow for the deck. I do like the direction Crash Through is taking though. So I might replace some of my sorceries and instants with Stensia Masquerade or something like Crash Through. I think I can probably cut some copies of Alms of the Vein.I might think about adding some control there too.

sally-the-weasel on This is Madness! This is a Vampire Party!

2 months ago

I'd put some cards from your maybeboard like Rakish Heir or Falkenrath Gorger in, because you haven't got an advantage from having so many Vampires in your deck yet. What about Stensia Masquerade or some instants/sourcerys that give your creatures menance or trample (for example Crash Through)? I've got a Vampire-Deck too, and I've got some problems with damaging the opponent and not just his/her creatures.

ArchonBlue on Red Black Vampires

2 months ago

I like it! I'd recommend running 4 fetch lands and 2 shock lands in your deck's colors if you're playing modern, it really makes a difference with having the right colors and having more consistent draws. I think the ones you would want are Bloodstained Mire and Blood Crypt. I don't think you need Feast of Blood or Tragic Slip, I'd try Fatal Push instead.

I don't think Blood Artist, Rakish Heir, or Stromkirk Noble are very good cards. Maybe the latter as a sideboard against 5-Color Humans but thats it. Instead, I would run 2x more Bloodghast, 4x Insolent Neonate, and then a planeswalker or two to shake things up a bit. I think the best planeswalker set you could run in this deck would be 2x Liliana of the Veil but if you don't want to break the bank Liliana Vess is also good and if you want to stick with the theme Sorin Markov is pretty decent. Sorin's Vengeance could also be fun to run as a one-of late-game win condition.

LordBlackblade on March of the Dusk Legion

2 months ago

My experiences with Cathars' Crusade and Markov Blademaster have been phenomenal. Crusade is a great finisher. I drop it in, followed by a low drop or two and my board grows by +2/+2 or +4/+4. Blademaster may seem bad a first blush, but if she can connect even once, she becomes a serious threat. Couple her with Stensia Masquerade or Rakish Heir and she's a beast.

In my meta, the wipe I'm facing the most is unfortunately Cyclonic Rift. In order to combat this, I'm re-adding Teferi's Protection to the deck. I'm also adding Boros Charm, as that instant-speed indestructibility for two mana is hard to beat. As to what to take out, I'm going with Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo. I know it's a black staple, but it's not really how the deck wants to win, and more importantly, it's an extremely telegraphed play. You play one half, the whole table will descend o you because they believe the other half to be imminent.

K34 on Markov, Dead and Loving It

3 months ago

Have you dabbled with Rakish Heir?

YamishiTheWickedOne on Their formation is broken, maintain the offensive

5 months ago

I feel like Bloodline Keeper is a bit too slow for Modern especially given your lack on 1-mana creatures. I don't think you need Rakish Heir or Stensia Masquerade either; you have plenty of pump as it is. Instead, try adding more low-costed creatures like more Stromkirk Noble, Vampire Lacerator, Vicious Conquistador, or Bloodghast.

Feast of Blood is awful. It really is. It's slow, it's situational, it's sorcery speed. Try instead Fatal Push and trade up for some fetch lands and add some Blood Crypts. Blackcleave Cliffs is also so much better than Dragonskull Summit if you can afford them. On the subject of removal, Gatekeeper of Malakir is insane. 3 mana for a chainer's edict with a 2/2 body and tribal support.

If you dropped a few of your heavier-costed cards you could look into a single copy of Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Sanctum Seeker depending on how aggro you want to go. Other support lands to consider, largely depending on your budget are Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cavern of Souls, and Mutavault.

MunchingAberration on

5 months ago

Upvoted, cool deck :D

For my suggestions, I'd run more of the lords/tribal effects (vampires have a ton), and cut some of the more vanilla vampires. I'd search gatherer for any card containing the rule text "vampire" (and limiting to your colors).

Also, EDH is all about huge effects, and Stensia Innkeeper or Night Revelers are going to have a tough time keeping up. I like to imagine the worst case scenario, and see how the creature would do. For instance, your opponent has a Followed Footsteps on a Grave Titan. Something like Bloodline Keeper might stall a bit, but Falkenrath Reaver is just going to get overrun.

My friend has a vampire deck, and some effective bombs that I'd suggest are Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Malakir Bloodwitch, and Patron of the Vein.You could also run more solid, supporty cards like Rakish Heir, Stensia Masquerade, Stromkirk Captain, and Aphetto Dredging. Also, Basilisk Collar, Lightning Greaves, and Swiftfoot Boots are nice for your commander.

Ixalan also gave you a couple more draining cards: Bishop of the Bloodstained, Sanctum Seeker

IMO, burn spells are generally not as good as the straight removal some of the other people suggested. My suggestions would be Sudden Death, Sudden Spoiling, and Urge to Feed, or, if you want a burn package to finish out opponents, Burn from Within, Fall of the Titans, Devil's Play, or Banefire (all of which have some sort of utility/reusability).

Finally, more draw spells make your deck much more consistent. Greed, Arguel's Blood Fast, Toil / Trouble, and Wretched Confluence. Again, the more utility/reusability the card has, the better.

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