Shadow Alley Denizen


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Common
Gatecrash (GTC) Common

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Shadow Alley Denizen

Creature — Vampire Rogue

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, target creature gains intimidate until end of turn. (It can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or creatures that share a color with it.)

Shadow Alley Denizen Discussion

multimedia on You got two coconuts and you're bangin'em together

19 hours ago

Hey, saw that you're looking for help.

In my opinion the Vampiric Bloodlust precon doesn't showcase Edgar's best ability which is eminence from the Command Zone. You want to take advantage of this with low mana cost Vampires, mostly one/two/three drops. With eminence you want to swarm the board fast with Vampires because each low mana cost Vamp you cast gives you 1/1 Vamp token. Eminence lets you establish an army of Vamps much faster if you're casting one and two drop Vamps.

I'm suggesting for you to consider completely changing the strategy of your deck? Reduce the avg. CMC which is currently high at 3.7, make it so you can play a lot more Vamps faster. Use Sanctum Seeker , Malakir Bloodwitch and Edgar as the top end Vampires and cut most of the rest. These three benefit a lot, can do a ton of damage with big armies of Vamps. For upgrades to the precon consider starting by add all the good one drop and two drop budget Vamps?

Budget Vamps ($2 or less each) to consider adding:

Can add all these cards for about $11.

In all Commander deck builds lands that can ETB (enter the battlefield) untapped should be priority. Don't be afraid of including more basic lands instead of lands that ETB tapped. Budget lands to consider:

Can add all these lands for about $17.

Other budget upgrades to consider:

Can add the rest of these cards for about $12. Total price of suggested upgrades is about $40.

I'm suggesting to make a lot of changes by cutting a large number of high mana cost cards replacing them with low mana cost cards especially Vampires. Except the lands most of the cards I'm suggesting to cut are good cards, but most have high mana costs. Cards to consider cutting:

  • Rakdos Guildgate
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Boros Guildgate
  • Akoum Refuge
  • Bloodfell Caves
  • Wind-Scarred Crag
  • Stone Quarry
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Kabira Crossroads
  • Forsaken Sanctuary
  • Cinder Barrens
  • Anowon, the Ruin Sage
  • Blood Baron of Vizkopa
  • Bloodline Necromancer
  • Bloodsworn Steward
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Crimson Honor Guard
  • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
  • Heir of Falkenrath
  • Licia, Sanguine Tribune
  • Mathas, Fiend Seeker
  • Olivia Voldaren
  • Patron of the Vein
  • Sangromancer
  • Skeletal Vampire
  • Skymarch Bloodletter
  • Vein Drinker
  • Black Market
  • Kindred Boon
  • Alms of the Vein
  • Ambition's Cost
  • Blood Divination
  • Consuming Vapors
  • Kindred Charge
  • Syphon Mind
  • Fell the Mighty
  • Well of Lost Dreams
  • Worn Powerstone

If you like these suggestions, or have any questions I offer more advice.

Good luck with your deck.

Mattman384 on Vampires On Top

5 days ago

I have won the game because of Vicious Conquistador . He is easier to block with and doesn't need other creatures to get the automatic hit like Shadow Alley Denizen . Viscera Seer doesn't work well with Feast of Blood .

Bababad on Vampires On Top

1 week ago

Are you getting work out of Vicious Conquistador ? If not, there are some niche one drops that always felt good in Vampires.

Shadow Alley Denizen can force damage through extremely reliably and proccing it multiple times in a single turn can just end the game.

Viscera Seer Doesn't ever seem the best, but always feels great on a field full of littles. Can ensure those black card reveals for daddy ( Vampire Nocturnus )

multimedia on Edgar's Puddin Party

2 weeks ago

Hey, this is a good start, but consider being even more aggressive with Vamps and eminence?

One drop Vamps are pretty important to the strategy with eminence, but the manabase here can't support them very well. Consider more lands that can ETB untapped turn one especially to make black mana for Vamps?

Consider more one drop Vamps?

Consider more two drop Vamps?

Other cards to consider:

If you like some of these suggestions then I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.

pskinn01 on need upgrade suggestions for edgar ...

4 weeks ago

In commander, the mana base is usually the thing that costs the most to get right. But it's one of the first things you should address to make any deck better. By mana base, I include things like Sol Ring , the signets (such as Orzhov Signet ), Chromatic Lantern , and limit the lands that always enter tapped. Such as Dragonskull Summit . Land count of about 36 should work. To start, I'd stick to mainly low cast vampires with good abilities, cards that pump your creatures up, or benefit from them dying.

Commander decks like things that speed up your mana(ramp), draw you cards, recur cards from graveyard, and having removal for threats.

Here are some suggested additions to base deck (most budget, some not):
Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Indulgent Aristocrat , Legion Lieutenant , Swords to Plowshares , Sanctum Seeker , Forerunner of the Legion , Olivia Voldaren , Twilight Prophet , Bishop of Rebirth , Vona, Butcher of Magan , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Shadow Alley Denizen , Mirror Entity , Vanquisher's Banner , Metallic Mimic , Herald's Horn , Anointed Procession , Legion's Landing  Flip, Cathars' Crusade , Shared Animosity , Dictate of Erebos .

PS, don't know why bloodline keeper showed up as foil. You can get regular version. JS. I also over looked you having a list up. Some suggestions I see are in the deck. Oops.

Darth_Savage on orzhov titans

1 month ago

Modern is a fast format and your deck as it stands isn't doing anything much turn 1 or 2, you have too many 3 drops. When you are looking for synergy between the two titans a card like Binding Mummy which would work with both or Shadow Alley Denizen make sense. A card like Burglar Rat, will often times help your opponent, a lot of decks in modern want to discard cards. Griffin Guide and Mobilization don't do enough, they cost 3 mana and have very little impact on the board state. Attended Knight is more or less a worse Blade Splicer which is fair enough since one is rare and the other common, but still you have access to the entire Modern card pool. There is a similar issue with Crow of Dark Tidings Stitcher's Supplier is a better enabler for the graveyard and Wayward Servant or Tidehollow Sculler are better creatures.

In it's present form this deck might be ok on a slow casual table, but even then the mana cost balance is off, if you want to stay alive long enough to cast a Titan. At the very least balance the 1,2,3 drops so you have a better chance of something to do each turn, good luck and I hope this helps brew your deck.

SamsWrath on Papa Markov (Budget)

1 month ago

The most brutal way to build a Markov deck is to abuse his Eminence ability by playing as many low-cmc Vampires as possible. If you couple that with mana rocks and some Ramp you can drop a handful of 1cmc Vampires each turn and get free triggers for even more Vampires from Markov! This will also allow you to cut your lands down to around 30.

Here are some low-cmc Vampires to consider:


Mana Rocks:

You can also try throwing in these HUGE buff effects for your Vampires:

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Shadow Alley Denizen occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.06%

RBW (Mardu): 0.08%