Creature — Zombie Knight
Protection from white and from black
(W/B): Stillmoon Cavalier gains flying until end of turn.
(W/B): Stillmoon Cavalier gains first strike until end of turn.
(W/B)(W/B): Stillmoon Cavalier gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
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Stillmoon Cavalier Discussion
4 weeks ago
I've been playing my Haakon deck for only about 2~3 months now. Great fun. I noticed someone above recommended Stillmoon Cavaliers, & I would second this, if you find them for a good price. They fly, they block colonnades & d-shadows all day long, and they'll never get pushed or pathed.
http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/lo-amp-ox-1/ ...if you want to have a look.
2 months ago
You currently have no means of putting Haakon, Stromgald Scourge onto the field, as you have no means of pulling him out from the graveyard and he can't be played from your hand. Unless you include a means of doing so, consider dropping him. Similarly, Enduring Renewal is not helping you here at all. You have no means of reanimating, so you would be hurting yourself with its use.
Right now you have a lot of Knights that pretty much only have Protection from White, and don't provide much synergy at all. On top of that, they have a lot of and which may be difficult to pull of with your land base, especially during early game. Concealed Courtyard is a good land to have in here, and it's Modern-legal.
Everything above considered, here are some Knights that may work well in this deck. Blood-Cursed Knight could be useful here, considering how many enchantments you have in the deck. Fiendslayer Paladin is quite good. Lone Rider Flip would proc off of Lifelink rather easily. Stillmoon Cavalier is versatile and functions similarly to Stromgald Crusader.
I should mention that Sorin, Grim Nemesis's Ultimate ability creates the tokens you want.
You could also consider giving your other Knights Lifelink, via Enchantments like Gift of Orzhova or Whip of Erebos. This deck has little ways of generating 1/1 Vampire Knight other than Call the Bloodline and even with that you will have to dump a LOT of cards into your graveyard, which with this deck has no benefit whatsoever, just to get a sufficient amount of tokens (and I need not remind you that you have no means of using any of the cards you will have discarded). You may even be better off not working with tokens and instead focus on your creature base.
Hope this helps!
2 months ago
4 months ago
Thanks, its good to know its being used!
I've tested Dregscape Zombie alongside Rotting Rats to put gravecrawler onto empty boards, but its not a fantastic setup- too many slots to sideboard, too neiche to main board - you might get some more traction from sacrificing it but I'm not super confident. Stillmoon Cavalier/Haakon, Stromgald Scourge/Stromgald Crusader is similar, without red for new volderaden it turns out very weak to random token generation.
Honestly, I'd just throw a Whip of Erebos in there rather than mucking about. Probs simpler and more effective than the other stuff. The setup looks solid enough, you aren't accelerating into a massive Profane Command for grey merchant, so you could probsbly cut Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for some random utility lands without losing too much (except that hardcast death's gate), Mystifying Maze perhaps. It looks pretty together here though, so let me know how it turns out!
4 months ago
Great job on this deck, it looks like a lot of fun to play! As far as suggestions go, I think you need the full playset of AEther Vial as it allows you to drop an extra creature most turns and without being countered, not to mention how well it combos with Haakon. I would also recommend replacing Stillmoon Cavalier and Knight of the Holy Nimbus with Knight of the White Orchid to help get that third land out with more consistency given all the three mana cost creatures. Finally, I would like to see Hero of Bladehold somewhere in here and maybe even Hero of Oxid Ridge in the sideboard for a creature token matchup instead of Worm Harvest which kind of seems out of place given the mainboard Lingering Souls. Overall I love this deck, it looks fun, effective, and super flavorful, +1!
5 months ago
Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is a big list of cards I put together to try and cover what is available for mono black in modern- haven't updated for aether revolt yet, It'll need another look soon but for now, take a look at Night's Whisper, alternatively Blood Scrivener/Asylum Visitor with Zombie Infestation and Call the Bloodline is cheap and efficient. Ratchet Bomb is an awesome source of removal for noncreature permanents- If you leave it you can shut down some combos just by setting it to the appropriate mana cost. Bojuka Bog is awesome sideboard, and Stillmoon Cavalier is wonderfully resilient. on another note, if you're running discard Dregscape Zombie is somtimes worth it to res the gravecrawlers from an empty board.All told, good luck and happy brewing.
5 months ago
You do not really have any early game plays aside from removal, which can really hamper you against certain decks. Gravecrawler, Relentless Dead, and Bloodghast can do wonder to establishing an early board presence -- which can then get you to your late game plays much faster with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Bloodghast is not very budget friendly though, so I would understand if you did not want to invest in those. Same can be said for Phyrexian Obliterator.
If you do add some of those early game creatures, they can be incredibly recursive. As such, adding Mind Slash can help add some level of interaction to the deck -- especially if your opponent has a big beat stick out that your smaller creatures cannot get through. Giving your smaller creatures some utility can help break the walls. Other good sacrifice outlets would be Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Viscera Seer, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier. Adding some of those sacrifice outlets then also makes Grave Pact extremely game breaking.
I would also consider Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth as it can allow your shrines to tap for when you don't have devotion greater than 2, or if you have it as one of your first two lands in hand. Many other lists employ Profane Command, Geralf's Messenger, Stromgald Crusader, and Stillmoon Cavalier. I also personally enjoy Lord of the Undead + Nameless Inversion, especially with all of the zombies that monoblack devotion can use.