Skeletal Vampire

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Skeletal Vampire

Creature — Vampire Skeleton

Flying

When Skeletal Vampire enters the battlefield, put two 1/1 black Bat creature tokens with flying into play.

, Sacrifice a Bat: Put two 1/1 black Bat creature tokens with flying into play.

Sacrifice a Bat: Regenerate Skeletal Vampire.

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Skeletal Vampire Discussion

Drakon562 on C17 Vampires - What are ...

5 days ago

I personally don't think Pawn of Ulamog deserves a spot in the deck, but that's because I'm playing a full out aggressive deck. I don't really like the life-gain aspect of vampires if it's front and center, so Licia, Sanguine Tribune, Tithe Drinker, Falkenrath Noble, and Vampire Nighthawk came out as well. I also cut Vein Drinker, Skeletal Vampire, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Kheru Mind-Eater, Bloodhusk Ritualist, Crimson Honor Guard and Sangromancer.

All of this is what I cut from my deck, because its a beatdown/swarm deck. Things that take away from that don't deserve a spot. Butcher of Malakir is still in because I can kill my things to make them lose things, so I can punch them.

All and all, I think that you definitely should play some games with the precon, and see what does and doesn't work for you. I have a friend who plays Licia, Sanguine Tribune and goes for more of a pillowfort/lifegain deck. It's really up to you. Hope this helped.

Triton on Edgar Markov EDH (Upgraded)

4 weeks ago

I'm surprised there's no Vona, Butcher of Magan. He costs less mana than Butcher and hits more targets for a mere 7 life. Also Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge are cheaper than Warstorm Surge.

As far as the cards go, I'd recommend non-taplands rather than taplands, since 3+ color mana bases are very intensive on color; so I'd advise foregoing the cycle lands.

Bloodline Necromancer and Falkenrath Noble are two creatures I'd recommend adding in from the list. Sangromancer and Skeletal Vampire are okay.

The deck as far as I have noticed loves draw power, so any cheap draw engines or cards like Phyrexian Arena are good. I also like Harsh Mercy as a board wipe, especially against non-tribal decks.

Here's my take on the deck, feel free to ask about cards and take suggestions from it:


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Hope this helps!

xoxoxo on Skeletal Control

1 month ago

Thanks for your advice Austin_Smith_of_Cards, I'm going to try out these changes:

4x Drowned -> 4x Restless Dead

1x Bone Picker -> 1x Skeletal Wurm

1x Gorgon Flail -> 1x Skeletal Wurm

1x Island -> 1x Portent

Skeletal Vampire looks fun and cheap, I might spring for one.

I thought the same thing when I pulled Portent out of my jank box, had never seen this card before, but it seems like a pretty solid stand-in for Ponder. I've found a couple more (total of 3), but not sure what else to cut if anything.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Skeletal Control

1 month ago

If you want to go with more of the skeleton theme, I highly suggest including Restless Dead over Drowned since the latter is a Zombie and not a Skeleton.

Portent seems like an interesting take on a Ponder variant that would be useful for early topdeck manipulation; crucial for control.

Your ability to close out games seems kind of narrow, with Bone Picker as your only genuine wincon. I would add a couple fatties like the Skeletal Wurms, or if you want to acquire other cards, Skeletal Vampire and Champion of Stray Souls seem cool.

If you're looking for cut options, Gorgon Flail doesn't really make sense in this list, and you could probably go down to 23 lands.

Happy brewing!

Byvci on Tribal Tech (Every Single Tribe in Magic! Part 1)

2 months ago

assassin: Scarblade Elite

assembly worker: Mishra's Factory Self-Assembler (only works with changelings and itself

atog: Atogatog

aurochs: Aurochs Herd Bull Aurochs Rimehorn Aurochs

bat: Skeletal Vampire

beast: Vitality Charm

cephalid: Aboshan, Cephalid Emperor

chimera: Brass-Talon Chimera Iron-Heart Chimera Lead-Belly Chimera Tin-Wing Chimera

druid: Gilt-Leaf Archdruid Seton, Krosan Protector

dwarf: Depala, Pilot Exemplar Dwarven Bloodboiler Dwarven Lieutenant Dwarven Pony Dwarven Recruiter Heart Wolf

eldrazi spawn: Brood Birthing

eye: Evil Eye of Orms-by-Gore Evil Eye of Urborg

fox: Patron of the Kitsune

giant: Hearthcage Giant

goat: Springjack Pasture

gorgon: Hythonia the Cruel

kavu: Coastal Drake Alpha Kavu Kavu Howler Kavu Mauler Kavu Monarch

kithkin: Goldmeadow Stalwart

knight: Knight of the Mists is sort of tribal. Also War Falcon

kobold: Kobold Drill Sergeant Kobold Overlord Kobold Taskmaster

minion: Balthor the Defiled

moonfolk: Patron of the Moon

nightstalker: Return of the Nightstalkers

ogre: (don't really work in an ogre deck, but I guess they sort of count?) Gutwrencher Oni Painwracker Oni Scourge of Numai Yukora, the Prisoner

orc: Raiding Party Orcish Captain

pegasus: Sacred Mesa

pentavite: Pentavus only card with pentavite, but sort of works with changelings

plant: Avenger of Zendikar

rigger: Steamflogger Boss

scarecrow: Scarecrone Reaper King

wall: Fortified Area Glyph of Life Rolling Stones Wall of Caltrops Animate Wall Total War Mob Mentality Glyph of Destruction Wall of Mulch Glyph of Reincarnation Glyph of Delusion Glyph of Doom

There's also the flagbearers: Coalition Flag Coalition Honor Guard Standard Bearer But they don't really have synergy with each other. You might be able to pull some shenanigans if you give a flagbearer hexproof or protection with a changeling out though.

Thelon of Havenwood, Fungal Bloom, Sporesower Thallid, Savage Thallid and Pallid Mycoderm are all listed as saprolings. I don't know if you merged fungus and saproling intentionally, but if you did it might make sense to change saproling tech to saproling/fungus tech.

Shimtalia on Bite Me, Harder Baby

3 months ago

After a few months of trading and acquiring, here are the changes to the deck:

Out - Final Punishment, Kheru Bloodsucker, Shadowcloak Vampire, Skeletal Vampire, Stoneforge Masterwork, and Viscera Seer

In - Bloodline Necromancer, Bishop of the Bloodstained, Deathless Ancient, Kindred Dominance, Patron of the Vein, and Sanctum Seeker

Not much of a gameplan change, just some upgrades and trying new folk out from C17 and Ixalan

ClockworkSwordfish on $9 bat tribal!

3 months ago

Is Skeletal Vampire beyond consideration?

Kedvesem on Edgar Markov Vampires

3 months ago

In my experience, I am rarely the one who wants to wrath, and Kindred Dominance was just too high on the curve for me. I have been playing Edgar for a little bit, and I have found that I want to run as low to the ground as I can. Draw is definitely what you need, and I would cut some of your more expensive vampires for it, like Skeletal Vampire or Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief for it. For me, for a vampire to cost 4+ he has to do something amazing.

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