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Creature — Vampire
Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Sengir Vampire this turn dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Sengir Vampire.
Sengir Vampire Discussion
1 week ago
Old School, ... :)
1 month ago
Damn, this is great stuff. Thanks! I'm heavily considering Arterial Flow now that you mentioned it.
By the way, the main reason I have Sengir Vampire in this deck is because as it stands he'd be my only flying creature and I absolutely need at least one. Frankly, it'd be great if I could have even more flying in there. On top of this, my deck is comprised of really weak creatures. This wouldn't necessarily be a problem if my initial goal of making a deathtouch deck panned out or if I had more than one way of buffing my creatures. He serves as my tanky boss creature, if you know what I mean.
1 month ago
It's worth noting that Moment of Craving will not count as "damage" to a creature; rather, it's a static effect. Also, you should be aware that Sengir Vampire and Raise Dead aren't in Standard right now. I don't really have any suggestions for you to replace Gifted Aetherborn ; it's a really good card, and probably would be even at a three-drop slot. Arvad the Cursed is the closest creature in Standard right now and he's a much more expensive legendary (five mana).
1 month ago
Raise Dead isn't a bad graveyard retrieval card, but there isn't much that's better in Standard right now; options would be Recover , Soul Salvage , and FinD. Cast Down hits non-legendary creatures, and Price of Fame hits legendary creatures for cheaper than non-legendary creatures, so they complement each other nicely. If you're willing to ramp your opponent and splash green, you can pick up Assassin's Trophy , although probably not on a budget. Moment of Craving is not a bad card; it's one of the few things that get rid of Adanto Vanguard cheaply (since a creature with zero or less toughness is removed from the battlefield even if it's indestructible). You might consider replacing some or all copies of it with Vicious Offering if you're willing to sacrifice creatures sometimes, or with Dead Weight for a persistent effect without the life gain. A strictly more powerful but also more expensive option is Vraska's Contempt . None of those cards synergize especially well with Sengir Vampire because Sengir Vampire is a 4/4, which means that most of the time it will either kill a creature by itself or die to it, rendering the later death of the creature meaningless since you no longer control Sengir Vampire. If you're looking for that type of synergy I recommend Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood , although he's very expensive mana-wise for a Standard deck (which is probably not horrible in casual play but might bite you in the butt at a tournament when he gets killed with Price of Fame or similar after sideboarding). As an additional recommendation that's kind of like Moment of Craving thematically, you might consider Arterial Flow (both are useful in your deck but serve different roles); there's also Moment of Triumph as another vampire-themed combat trick. If you like all these vampire-themed cards for flavor reasons, search through the Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan sets; they were tribal sets with Merfolk, Pirates, Vampires, and Dinosaurs as the tribes, so probably about 20% of the cards are vampire-themed in those two sets.
1 month ago
I plan on using this deck mainly for casual play, but I'd like to keep it standard legal for the most part in case I ever want to play at a store. I'll see if I can't get rid of the illegal cards. I don't know if I have the heart to get rid of Gifted Aetherborn , though. It's just too good.
Anyway, thanks a lot for the suggestions. I think Conclave Tribunal might be a great replacement for Return to Dust . Do you recommend that I replace Murder with Cast Down ? The latter is cheaper, but less versatile. It'd suck if my opponent had a nasty legendary that I couldn't kill. I was also told by a friend that Raise Dead is a pretty bad graveyard retrieval card. What do you think? I think it's great considering how cheap it is to cast. On that note, he also spoke poorly of Moment of Craving . I think it'd have great synergy with Sengir Vampire . It's also the closest thing I have to a charge effect at the moment and is quite thematic.
3 months ago
TypicalTimmy, that new zurgo has 0 white in him. He can just as easily be mono-black - the exile effect from any hand exile like Never Happened; haste, deathtouch and menace are secondary or primary keywords in black; losing life for not doing something is quite black as well painful quandry. Additionally, where do you exile that card from? The graveyard, hand, battlefield or library?
Lets compare to the OG Zurgo Helmsmasher:
- haste and must attack are quite red.
- indestructible is almost exclusively white.
- "Gain a counter when something dealt damage by ~ dies" has been in black for the past 20 years of Magic in Sengir Vampire.
It is a good example how you can be a 3 color and avoid the "keyword soup" issue. In light of all that, here is another new Zurgo:
Zurgo, Dragon General
Legendary Creature - Orc Warrior
When ~ attacks, you may tap up to X target permanents, where X is ~'s power.
When ~ attacks, create X 1/1 black Warrior tokens tapped and attacking, where X is the number of tapped permanents target defending player controls.
Now, this version takes advantage of Zurgo's hasty nature and keeps the denial strategy of the Ontario's version. Additionally, the flavor of "the next incarnation of Zurgo" is there - last we saw him he was a lowly Zurgo Bellstriker, so having him grow too much in stats seems counterintuitive. He has instead specialized in leading an army, charging first, but utilizing tactics over brute strenght.
3 months ago
captainamerica thanks for the recommendations, I'll get to work on those. Also I know that Sengir Vampire is super bad and I shouldn't be running it, but it's, like, the most classic of classic vampire so that's why I was running it. But I have to make some cuts to put in the cards you recommended, so I will cut it.
3 months ago
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Mirri the Cursed, Vampire Hexmage, Vampire Nighthawk, Plaguecrafter, and more removal. I don't know what your budget is, but cards like Fatal Push, Doom Blade, Cast Down, and Price of Fame. I also think you should run some more card draw like Greed and Vampiric Rites. Please get rid of Sengir Vampire.
Sengir Vampire occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%