Skymarcher Aspirant

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Skymarcher Aspirant

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.

Skymarcher Aspirant Discussion

multimedia on Vaaaaamps

1 week ago

Hey, nice deck, tons of great cards here :)

There's a lot of one drops here which is good, but it's deceiving because there's only five one drop Vamps. Two drops are the same, there's only six two drop Vamps. A total of 11 one and two drop Vamps is not enough for aggro. Consider more early game Vamps?

In multiplayer Commander aggro is difficult to play because you don't have to just kill one opponent you have to kill three with 40 life each. Because of this playing more cards that can damage all opponents at once gives you more reach. Cards like Impact Tremors , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Zulaport Cutthroat and Price of Progress are low CMC cards that can add a lot of reach. Cutthroat is not a Vamp, but he punishes each opponent when a board wipe or removal happens. Mass Hysteria with haste and Blind Obedience making opponents creatures ETB tapped are low CMC cards that can increase your aggression. Obedience's extort is also reach.

For the manabase Pain lands and Rainbow lands are better than Filter lands and Scry lands because of one drops. Command Tower , Mana Confluence , Caves of Koilos , Battlefield Forge , Sulfurous Springs are helpful with one drops. The Scry lands ETB tapped which is not what you want with aggro. There's not enough basic lands to support Smoldering Marsh; it's consistently going to ETB tapped. It looks like you can afford just about any land so no reason to play any lands that ETB tapped.

There's only 34 black cards here compared to 65 nonblack cards this makes Vampire Nocturnus unreliable and your four drop needs to do a lot and be reliable. Top and Rack do help with Nocturnus, but this is too slow especially when you already have Bloodline Keeper who you don't have to jump through hoops to use. Exquisite Blood , Merciless Eviction and Kindred Dominance are good cards, but not with aggro. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Heirloom Blade and Mortify are also good cards, but lackluster here compared to the all the other cards.

I have more advice, but I'll stop now. Good luck with your deck.


SoulsSlayerKnight on Life of a Vampire

1 month ago

Hi :), I first started with vampires and its a load of fun. not a bad vampire deck to start, although I have a couple suggestions that I hope may be able to help out.

The first suggestion I have is a card called Radiant Destiny which is very useful if your going the full on vampire creature route. 4x Radiants would be very well what you need to help those vampires to become stronger.

My biggest concern is your mana curve, capping at 5 being the most is similar to the opposite of what vampires are kinda meant to be. Quick and deadly.

Maybe try something more like this. Hope it helps out a bit more :)

Small drops

4x Vicious Conquistador 4x Legion Lieutenant 2x-4x Dusk Legion Zealot 2x-4x Martyr of Dusk 2x Ajani's Welcome

medium drops

1x-3x Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle 2x Inspiring Cleric 3x-4x Murder 2x Sanctum Seeker 1x Twilight Prophet 1x-2x Elenda, the Dusk Rose 4x Call to the Feast 4x Radiant Destiny

Large drops

1x Champion of Dusk 2x Epicure of Blood 1x The Eldest Reborn

lands

4x Godless Shrine 4x Isolated Chapel 10x Swamp 6x Plains

(based on mana that is)

Suggestions

Midnight Reaper Radiant Destiny Elenda, the Dusk Rose Queen's Commission Vicious Conquistador Skymarcher Aspirant Unclaimed Territory

Thats about all i can think of. I don't think it completely adds up to 60 cards but slightly more but vampires do not need lots of lands because they-re generally fast but around 20-22 lands should work hopefully. 24 is best to if you can find stuff to take out extra.

I hope some of this helps out from an previous vampire player. I wish you the best of luck and hope the matches will play out well :)

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

2 months 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.


Gadianten on Elenda Dusk Rose

2 months ago

Consider Fleshbag Marauder , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner as they have synergy with your commander.

Some additional ideas are Skirsdag High Priest , Brimaz, King of Oreskos , Hangarback Walker , Hero of Bladehold and Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle for token generators.

If you plan on keeping a 1 mana drop like Skymarcher Aspirant replace it with Serra Ascendant instead.

I highly recommend adding four more land to your deck as you are not a low cmc elf deck with lots of mana generation creatures in the ranks.

multimedia on Edgar's Puddin Party

2 months 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.


Recon419A on Vampire Deck

3 months 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:

hungry000 on Vampires On Top

3 months ago

Here are some suggestions: Legion Lieutenant, Kalastria Highborn, Skymarcher Aspirant, Vampire Lacerator

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.

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