Creature — Vampire Knight
Whenever a Vampire you control attacks, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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Sanctum Seeker Discussion
1 week ago
I would say your weakest vampire right now is Sanctum Seeker there are cards that do just as much for less mana. 2 of The Ozolith is a pretty good number. You can sideboard one if you know the enemy has no artifact removal.
2 weeks ago
This can definitely compete, vampires have some pretty good cards
Instead of Vicious Conquistador and Gifted Aetherborn, what about Bloodghast and Viscera Seer? Between Sorin and seer this gives you a reasonable number of sac outlets to trigger Cordial Vampire and cheat extra power on the board. The scry also helps enable Vampire Nocturnus. Don't forget he can be cheated into play t3 with Sorin too, never underestimate cheating on mana.
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
I think Necropolis Regent, Malakir Bloodwitch, and Bloodlord of Vaasgoth can easily be subbed for any of your suggestions. You are absolutely right about Castle Locthwain. I'll be putting 4 in this deck. I think Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Sanctum Seeker would be my top subs. I think I'd consider removing some instances for 4 Knight of the Ebon Legion.
1 month ago
Nice deck. I’ve played around with modern vampires quite a lot, so I have a few possible suggestions. If your budget will allow, Drana, Liberator of Malakir is amazing at helping you push aggressively, scaling your board quickly into big threats. Sanctum Seeker can be useful in a similar way, piling more damage onto your opponent as well as providing you with even more sustain. Champion of Dusk is great for longer games, the deck will often run out of gas so refilling your hand is really good. Castle Locthwain might be another nice way of dealing with the decks lack of card draw. Finally, if you’re looking to be a little more aggressive, then Knight of the Ebon Legion is probably the best one-drop for this deck, since it can pump itself, grow on its own and also threaten defensively with deathtouch. I hope this is helpful.
1 month ago
Hello again, just a follow up to my previous comment. Looking at your list as it is now, I agree that Key to the City doesn’t look like it would do too well. The card works really well when you have a high number of cards with madness to ensure that the discard isn’t a tempo loss for you. Here, however, there are only three unique cards with madness, and actually rushing out an Asylum Visitor without getting its extra value is often a bad play, making most plays off of Key feel bad. Regarding the untap ability though, you only ever want to be activating it late game when you’re low on cards and up on mana, most of the time it’s irrelevant to you.
As I see it, and you may massively disagree with me here, your deck is, while on one ultimate strategy of playing aggressive with vampires, split in how it gets there. You’ve got your madness/discard package and then your more generic aggro vampire package, and personally it doesn’t seem like both can be the deck’s focus and you need to pick one or the other. Some cards (Asylum Visitor or Stensia Masquerade) probably make it into both versions just off their raw power but that won’t be the case for everything. Having built both versions of vampire aggro in pioneer and modern, hopefully I can give some helpful advice.
Firstly, if we start by looking at the straight aggro deck, cards like Lightning Axe, Fiery Temper and Thrill of Possibility don’t really seem to synergise, and you probably also have better alternatives for your one drops. Knight of the Ebon Legion is a very solid card to replace perhaps the Insolent Neonate as it scales much better into the game. Gifted Aetherborn is incredible as a two drop, and Drana, Liberator of Malakir feels like a must in this type of deck if your budget can accommodate her. Sanctum Seeker and Champion of Dusk are great late game cards that let you close out games as well. Black has really good removal options as well, perhaps my favourite being Drag to the Underworld, although that does put you in heavy black, but that might not be the worst thing with all the support from Ixalan, but Olivia's Bloodsworn and Stensia Masquerade would certainly justify a red splash. There are many other good cards, these are just some of my favourites.
If you decide to go down a more madness/discard based route, other cards become weaker. Weird as it may seem, but Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is not all that great of a card for this strategy in my experience, since it lacks any synergy with discard, and cheating a vampire into play often isn’t worth it since your curve tends to be very low. Thrill of Possibility is another card I’d recommend against, using free discard outlets instead is far better for your tempo. I’d replace these with more units with madness, as I’ve said before Incorrigible Youths and Bloodmad Vampire being my favourites, with Voldaren Pariah Flip being a great finisher or stabiliser. Call the Bloodline is another interesting discard outlet you might want to consider, of course alongside Furyblade Vampire and Key to the City, which now becomes better now that you can curve it nicely into strong turn three aggression. If this is the route you choose to take, the discard outlet slots are quite flexible, so experiment and find those that fit how you want to play.
I’ll put the links to my two lists here for if you want to have a look:
I understand that you want to test your current build first, and your testing may prove me wrong entirely. These are pretty big changes that I’m suggesting, and they may lead the deck away from what you are envisioning for it, so please feel free to completely ignore these recommendations. I wish you luck with the deck and hope that this has been helpful to you.
3 months ago
Hi! Take a look at Knight of the Ebon Legion, Legion Lieutenant, Sanctum Seeker and Twilight Prophet. Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton will buff your creatures. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is a nice addition too.
4 months ago
Hey, if you want to play aggro with Edgar then I don't think a 10 mana combo, Exquiste + Bond is what you want. Exquiste + Bond goes with a midrange strategy with life gain, not aggro. 24 cards with 4 CMC or higher is a lot for aggro. With this many you risk having too many of them in your opening hand rather than low CMC Vamps.
For aggro consider cutting many four/five drops to decrease the avg. CMC? Patriarch's Bidding and Coat of Arms are five drops to keep because one helps you recover if aggro doesn't work out and the other pushes your Vamp army over the top. Sanctum Seeker, Purphoros, God of the Forge and Bloodline Keeper Flip are the four drops worth keeping with aggro. In the place of other high CMC cards add more low CMC Vamps/cards especially one drops.
My advice for aggro with Edgar is take more advantage of eminence and going wide with Vamps and Vamp tokens. Lots more one and two drop Vamps. Edgar is really the only high CMC threat you need with aggro. Instead of playing lots of other high CMC cards play Vamps who can be mana sinks. Knight of the Ebon Legion, Guul Draz Assassin and Mirror Entity is a Vamp and it's a way to use lots of mana if you have it to pump your entire army. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord and Shared Animosity are good repeatable effects with an aggro/go wide strategy.
I offer more advice, good luck with your deck.