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Creature — Vampire Soldier
Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
Skymarcher Aspirant has flying as long as you have the city's blessing.
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Skymarcher Aspirant Discussion
5 days ago
Regarding actual advice on the composition of the deck, I don't know what cards you have available to you, but I'd recommend:
- Legion's Landing Flip
- Radiant Destiny
- Adanto Vanguard
- Sanctum Seeker
- Vanquisher's Banner (I don't run it personally but you may find it useful)
- The Immortal Sun (may be a bit high for your curve but worth considering at least in the sideboard)
- Ajani's Pridemate (not a vampire but benefits strongly from lifelink)
- Skymarcher Aspirant (on-curve and evasive once you have the City's Blessing)
2 weeks ago
The only one of these that I think you really need is Legion Lieutenant, but Kalastria Highborn can be good in the sideboard as a counter to sweepers (it's probably better than Oathsworn Vampire at least), and the two one-drops are both better than Vampire Cutthroat here imo. Other than that I think you should at least run a 2/2 split of Fatal Push and Path, just because Push is a black card and Path isn't.
2 weeks ago
Whoops, I didn't know that Angelic Guardian was Standard-legal in Arena. I'd suggest running some one-drops. Some that I can think of are Skymarcher Aspirant and Artificer's Assistant. Maybe even Dauntless Bodyguard to protect your important creatures.
2 weeks 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:
- Bold Impaler
- Duskborne Skymarcher
- Falkenrath Gorger
- Guul Draz Assassin
- Guul Draz Vampire
- Indulgent Aristocrat
- Insolent Neonate
- Pulse Tracker
- Quag Vampires
- Shadow Alley Denizen
- Skymarcher Aspirant
- Stromkirk Noble
- Vampire Cutthroat
- Vampire Lacerator
- Vampire Neonate
- Vicious Conquistador
- Viscera Seer
- Dark Ritual
- Cabal Ritual
- Culling the Weak
- Bubbling Muck
- Rite of Flame
- Desperate Ritual
- Pyretic Ritual
- Seething Song
- Infernal Plunge
You can also try throwing in these HUGE buff effects for your Vampires:
1 month ago
hkhssweiss Ok so...
Dictate of Erebos & Grave Pact as I said in priv - great stuff to shrink my opps defenses by sacing tokens for other effects (not to mention them dying in combat ofc). Since it's very lucrative I'm considering both cards to maximize the chance to get one.
Vampire Nighthawk - yeah...mixed feelings. "Batman" is a legend and keyword soup, but here...dunno what to think tbh.
I think that Olivia, Mobilized for War and Falkenrath Gorger are charming couple. She's 3/3 flyer for 3 (not that bad) and can get my vamps counter and haste basically for free (since all vampires will have madness or she will let me discard lands if I will get flooded for example).
1 drops that you've mentioned (I've felt like there's not enough of them) - Vampire Cutthroat (evasion and lifelink for 1 mana is not that bad, don't you think?), Skymarcher Aspirant (added mainly because she's one-drop with 2 power, flying later is not THAT important). Yeah...maybe u are correct and I will get Asspirant and Skulking guy out.
Added Assylum Visitor only because she has nice belly :D She's good for discard decks.
I feel like there's too many anthem cards. I think 7 or so. Maybe I will cut one out.
1 month ago
No worries on the cards I listed, those are just ideas that I have seen and not tuned just yet! I agree why you wouldn't run most of the ones you listed. Crackling Doom is a meta call as I'm unsure what your exact meta is like, but I absolutely love that card because no one ever sees it coming! Bloodghast was more for the reanimation theme but that's not what we are going for in this deck build.
I'm actually a fan of Kheru Mind-Eater it's not to actually cast cards from your opponents but to deny them of CA. Plus you can also play their lands if they choose to exile lands from their hands!
A few cards I would consider out atm, probably Dictate of Erebos (I like it because it has your name on it but for efficiency sake it's that or Grave Pact), Vampire Nighthawk, Olivia, Mobilized for War, and Bloodghast.
I would actually consider cutting out all the non-efficient one drops as well like Vampire Cutthroat, Skymarcher Aspirant, Falkenrath Gorger. Further refinement also would need cuts for cards like Asylum Visitor as it will dilute your deck.
1 month ago
Have you considered stuff like Legion Lieutenant or Radiant Destiny? You have very few early drops in the deck and a ton of 4/5-drops, Vanquisher's Banner is expensive and doesn't work very well with tokens. If your plan is to go wide, you might want to fully commit to that. Going 4x Queen's Commission, Dusk Legion Zealot(or Martyr of Dusk) and use Skymarcher Aspirant as your 1-drop for the early ascend plus an evasive 2/1 body might be the way to go. I just feel you're going in multiple directions with the list, going Vicious Conquistador -> Queen's Commission -> Ritual of Soot doesn't look like a good idea. Maybe try Golden Demise if you want a sweeper main deck that's a complete blowout with your early ascend. Golden Demise acts like a more versatile Pride of Conquerors if you're playing black. Also, enchantment based removal becomes better than things like Murder with that plan. Baffling End and Conclave Tribunal will help you towards ascend while dealing with your opp stuff, Conclave Tribunal especially to make use of your sorcery speed tokens, going turn 4/5 Call to the Feast into 0/1 mana Conclave Tribunal seems pretty good.
1 month ago
I'm playing a deck close to this IRL, but i'm using stuff like Adanto Vanguard, Skymarcher Aspirant and Skymarch Bloodletter along with Vicious Conquistador and Sanctum Seeker to be really aggressive and evasive, pushing a lot of damage early on and finishing people off with drains from Seeker and Vampire Sovereign. I'm not that big into the tokeny stuff for vamps so I'm playing a couple copies of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, since i'm constantly turning nontoken vamps sideways, the extra value + extra drain triggers later on puts even more pressure.