Shadow Alley Denizen

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

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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.)

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Shadow Alley Denizen Discussion

Pieguy396 on Mad Dash: Vampires

1 month ago

Hey there! Nice deck you have here! Addressing your questions in order:

First, I would recommend cutting the following cards:

You may notice a theme with the above cards: They're mostly low-CMC Vampires with a small effect. While I rarely play super-aggro EDH decks, the fact that you're facing usually 3 opponents with 40 life each means that simply having a lot of creatures doesn't do a lot. Edgar Markov makes a lot of tokens on his own, which can all grow absurdly large, so I really don't think you should be focused on spending your cards on weenies when you can be doing better things.

As for your other concerns:

  • I really don't think Well of Lost Dreams has a place here. It's best in heavy-lifegain decks that lack other strong ways (and need strong ways) to draw cards, neither of which is a good descriptor for this deck.
  • Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Door of Destinies, on the other hand, absolutely belong in here. Door is one of the strongest cards tribal-aggro decks have in the format, and Purphoros is excellent in any deck looking to swarm the board.

Some other suggestions:- Bojuka Bog- Blade of the Bloodchief- Bloodcrazed Paladin- Vanquisher's Banner- Anointed Procession- Vampire Nocturnus (maybe)- Path to Exile

In any case, hope this helps! Good luck!

TheFateless on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 months ago

I also have a Shadow Alley Denizen among others, forgot about that... Also I don't think anyone else uses Whip of Erebos. am I the only one who has it on my list? I was just thinking that maybe it is technically just good for the lifelink since Phyrexian Reclamation and Bishop of Rebirth are better for getting our dudes back since the whip exiles 'em if you decide to get them back that way

TheFateless on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 months ago

Thanks for the response Lil_Kalki :) I put Captain Kirk Stromkirk Noble in there just to have another one drop vampire. I like how he can +1/+1 himself too. I think the other ones I was considering as far as 1 drops go were Shadow Alley Denizen or Vampire Cutthroat. Also, I wasnt completely sold on Viscera Seer being in there... Reconnaissance is pretty cool though, I just have to find a way to get one so I can try it out. Also, a I saw you guys mention Necropotence a few times, I forgot to put that in my maybe board or ask about it. Do you think that could replace something (like maybe Viscera Seer) for a card draw option?

Josh_Estrella on The First Lord of Innistrad

2 months ago

Frank_Glascock I think that is a good call, Shadow Alley Denizen has performed great for me. Consistently giving evasion is fantastic, and turn one 2 vamps is perfect for this deck.

Bloodlord of Vaasgothhas been slow, probably too slow. Keeping him in for now but he his close to the block. I originally cut Necropolis Regent very early on, but if Bloodlord of Vaasgoth continues to not pay off, I may swap them. Normally I would not cut a card and replace it with a higher CMC, but Necropolis Regent is worth testing as even one could turn could make it worth it.

New Blood I cannot say enough good things about this card. If you are running tribal vamps, it is almost an auto-include. It 1.) Acts as removal, getting rid of a problem. 2.) Gives you another vamp. 3.) Gives you a potential bonkers vamp lord. I took The Locust God with this and the results were amazing.

I have not been able to use Kindred Charge yet, but the way my board-state gets I know it will be worth it, it is a good finisher. I'll update when I use it.

Blood Tribute part of me thinks I have this in my deck still because the art is amazing. In terms of fitting the going wide/tall tribal aggro theme, this card does not support it at all. For now, I'm keeping it because it has helped me survive. I usually get aggro towards me quick as my deck tends to be faster than others, and the lifegain from this card helps - plus, dropping someone to half life does make aggro easier. But it is on the edge.

Dark Impostor has done surprisingly well. For a 3 drop, there is not much risk putting her in. Even if you get to remove one creature with her its worth in my opinion.

I agree with your mana rock changes, I'm starting to make the same changes.

Yes, Cathars' Crusade has been too slow, sadly. In theory, this card is bonkers with Edgar. I will probably be dropping it so I can add in Phyrexian Reclamation. Might give it a couple more chances, but probably will cut.

Coat of Arms- I want it to be in my deck so bad. But, for me, it is far too risky. I encounter a decent amount of tribal, including elves which get far crazier than my vamps do.

Daedalus19876 on Lord Markov Rules Here (EDH Tribal Series #4)

2 months ago

Looks pretty good overall :) I build Edgar as well, and he's pretty fun haha. A few small suggestions, though:

  • I'd run Austere Command over Merciless Eviction. I find the modularity of big/small creature removal to be handier than the option to exile planeswalkers, but it depends on your meta.

  • I'd definitely run Phyrexian Arena over (or in addition to) Underworld Connections. It doesn't force you to keep a land tied up in order to draw cards.

  • Anguished Unmaking is one of the best pieces of removal in the game. I'd definitely run it in this deck, probably over Hero's Downfall.

  • Harsh Mercy and Patriarch's Bidding are your best friends. Punish your opponents for not playing tribal cards!

  • I've been considering Cloudstone Curio for my list. It lets you bounce between cheap vampires, so that you can get repeated cast triggers from Edgar :)

  • Malicious Affliction is also a great piece of removal unless your meta is heavily black, haha.

  • I feel like you need some more card draw in the deck. I would recommend Wheel of Fortune, but recent buyouts have pushed it into the stratosphere. Accordingly, I'd go for something like Reforge the Soul?

And as a final suggestion, I'd try running a lot more 1-cost vampires. The ability to flood out creatures in the early game is why Edgar got banned in 1v1 ;) Pulse Tracker, Insolent Neonate, Shadow Alley Denizen, Vicious Conquistador, Vampire Lacerator...All good options, and all very low curve :) I'd try to pull your overall average curve down to 3 or lower if you're able to, so that you can kill your opponents before they put up defenses.

As for cuts...I'd remove Teferi's Protection, Kindred Boon, Blind Obedience, and probably Sorin, Grim Nemesis. They don't pull their weight enough to warrant a slot, or so I've found.

Hope this helps, and happy deckbuilding!

Frank_Glascock on The First Lord of Innistrad

2 months ago

Thanks for getting back to me.

I cut Bloodline Necromancer for Shadow Alley Denizen.

How Is Bloodlord of Vaasgoth, New Blood, Blood Tribute, Kindred Charge, and Dark Impostor performing? I am playing 34 creatures and could cut Pawn of Ulamog.

I cut all my mana artifacts for low cost fast mana. Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, Mana Crypt and Sol Ring are in the deck. I have a fully optimized mana base so I did not need the color fixing of the signets or talismans.

I am playing Coat of Arms in the place of Cathars' Crusade. Is Cathar's Crusade on the chopping block? It seems too slow.

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