As an additional cost to play Scapegoat, sacrifice a creature.
Return any number of target creatures you control to their owner's hand.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
3 days ago
Purphoros, God of the Forge is a good way to add reach and explosiveness to the deck. Dome everyone for 4 for each vampire you cast.
Scapegoat fills 2 roles here. First it's anti-wipe tech that gets around tough to dodge wraths (-X-X, exile, tuck, sac, etc. Second, it's a finisher with Purphoros.
Patriarch's Bidding can replace Living Death.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Yours has the more competitive cmc (2.7ish for me) but mine has over 160 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
3 days ago
Not a bad start. I do have a few suggestions for you and I'll try to keep things budget friendly (so no low hanging Teferi's Protection ).
Draw: Easily the most important thing in the deck. Drop your 1 time draw like Read the Bones and consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , and Twilight Prophet . I run all the permanents (Skullclamp and Champion of Dusk) but also have Necropotence and Herald's Horn .
Finishers: Door of Destinies does nothing for your current board, requires gas to essentially feed it afterwards, and it costs a lot for aggro. Consider Reconnaissance (2nd post just for this card) and Shared Animosity .
Board Protection: Rather than Unbreakable Formation, consider Boros Charm which protects all permanents. Scapegoat is also nice as it allows you to dodge hard to dodge wraths (-X-X, sac, exile, etc.). Granted Scapegoat's a little better if you run Purphoros, God of the Forge .
Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest cuts. In the meantime, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
6 days ago
I have several suggestions for you but this is a pretty good start.
Finishers- Coat of Arms helps everyone.
Reconnaissance - Allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped and ready to block by the end of combat.
Mirror Entity - Great mana sink... plus anthems and +1+1 counters are applied after.
Draw- This is probably the most important thing in this deck. I literally run all of the below cards plus what you run... it's needed.
Anti-Wrath- 2nd most important category after draw.
Scapegoat - helps you recover from hard to dodge wraths (exile, -X-X, sac, tuck, etc.) and get your eminence triggers again or with Purphoros you can bounce your board to finish everyone off outside of combat.
1 week ago
Np. The other thing that helps this deck's resiliency is anti boardwipe tech like Teferi's Protection , Boros Charm , and my favorite piece of tech here... Scapegoat . Scapegoat is nice for 2 things here. First it's anti wipe tech that dodges -X-X, tuck, exile, sac, and other hard to dodge wraths then allows you to redeploy and get your eminence triggers again. Second, if you run Purphoros, God of the Forge you can bounce your board just to redeploy and murder the table outside of combat.
3 weeks ago
You're severely lacking in repeatable draw. This commander has a tendency to blow though your hand pretty quickly. Consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , Herald's Horn , and Necropotence if it's in your budget.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
1 month ago
You actually made a very good point there. I will have to squeeze in my Scapegoat again ... drop to 35 lands ? What do you think ?
1 month ago
Hey Last_Laugh !
Thanks for the comments and suggestion mate!
Lets start with New Blood one of my favourite cards in the deck. I'm having so much fun running this one !! Stealing a Utvara Hellkite did not happen yet but boy oh boy that would be bonkers <:D but the ones i did steal and are worth mentioning are Omnath, Locus of Rage that play was ridiculous because i already had a wide board of vamps including Elenda, the Dusk Rose + Yahenni, Undying Partisan so i just went full out and on the ES i sacced all my vamps to Yahenni ! Every vamp that died triggered Omnath for 3 ping damage and was a fuel for Elenda feeding her with counters and saccing her as last to obtain a wide board again and doing it all over to finish the table off :) Will never forget that one !! A Vampire Blightsteel Colossus is also a game ending steal :P I highly recommend New Blood every vamp deck should run it imo.
Oversold Cemetery & Scapegoat did have a slot in my deck for multiple weeks but most of the time they did not shine the way i thought they would, and a few times those cards were a dead card in hand. Meaning i drawed the Oversold Cemetery early game and had no vamps or to less in my GY to trigger it and at those points that card only slowed me down and that didn't fit my aggro very well :)
Scapegoat is a very nice card ! But instead of removing my board presence back to my hand i rather protect my board with cards like Teferi's Protection , Unbreakable Formation , Boros Charm to finish the game quicker and keeping the threat presence. But in some situations it would be a better card, especially when Purphoros, God of the Forge is present. So it might come back someday ! and I would like to thank you again for your suggestion of Scapegoat you did a few months ago .
1 month ago
I have a few suggestions to help with your 'too aggressive' problem.
First, consider Reconnaissance . It allows you to attack with EVERY creature you have safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of your creatures untapped and ready to block and deter attackers.
It untaps to avoid bad blockers (only situation you don't deal combat damage), it untaps after first strike but before normal combat damage (handy for getting counters from Drana to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain / Stensia Masquerade ), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an attacking creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step).
The other two things that will help are lots of repeatable card draw and a few anti-wrath measures.
Also consider Shared Animosity and upping your creature count to at least 30.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 140 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires