Stromkirk Captain


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Uncommon

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Stromkirk Captain

Creature — Vampire Soldier

Other Vampire creatures you control get +1/+1 and have first strike.

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Stromkirk Captain Discussion

hardhitta71194 on Bunch of Dumb Vampires

3 days ago

Defiantly don't drop Stromkirk Captain.

Why no Curse of Stalked Prey or Stensia Masquerade?

Sorry if someone asked already, I didn't read all the comments.

Xica on Bunch of Dumb Vampires

3 days ago

Well i would argue against ditching Stromkirk Captain, its probably the best vampire in modern against creature decks.
The value of all your creatures having first strike cannot be overstated.
(Especially when its combined with deattouch of the Gifted Aetherborn or Vampire Nighthawk - that's some emrakul killing shit right there, goyfs can go and cry in the corner XD)

Happymaster19 on Bunch of Dumb Vampires

4 days ago

I want to say you should run less vampires matter cards and just run good vampires if your count is only 33% of your deck. You got lots of spells and lands too which makes less of cards like Stromkirk Captain. Maybe just run 3x Liliana of the Veil?

cplvela0811 on Metallic Mimic is being overlooked!

1 week ago

Merfok is a solid deck, but so are the Elves. I do not consider myself to know much about Legacy, but I have seen and heard of Legacy Elves. Not Legacy Merfolk.

In addition to Metallic Mimic I feel that it will be a great addition to all sorts of tribal decks as seeing it is colorless. Printing this and Gifted Aetherborn make me think that Vampires now have what they sort of need (low cmc lords). This also solves the "Vampire Nighthawk" problem. It gives you a card that wont die to a 2 toughness creature that can be a 3/4 with the Mimic. Paired with something like Stromkirk Captain, Falkenrath Gorger, and Vampire Lacerator Make for some "Sweet Beats." They get the additional +1/+1, so it is a pseudo lord. Still a good thing. The Gifted Aetherborn may trade with a Tarmogoyf and maybe survive bolt. But that is just me.

Snap157 on From Dusk Till Dawn

3 weeks ago

Exquisite Blood seems on flavor for life gain, and Nighthawk's deathtouch is fantastic with the first strike given by Stromkirk Captain. Kalastria Highborn is nice, but personally I would let your spells take care of keeping you alive while your creatures bash face. Maybe Lich's Mirror as an alternate to lifegain?

hardhitta71194 on From Dusk Till Dawn

3 weeks ago

Will do! I didn't know there was another one, I'll try to do something about that!

I think you are right about Curse of Stalked Prey. Especially since a lot of my Vamps have first strike even with out Stromkirk Captain.

Stromkirk Condemned could be swapped out with something. His effect has helped me a few times but I still hate discarding. And yeah Adaptive Automaton was too high, maybe one day! Too many cards to buy, I can't ever decide which ones to get and which ones to get later! Gruesome Deformity is defiantly cool. Might try to pick some up! I've been using Renegade Tactics because it lets me draw, but it's been kinda iffy. Before that I had Awe for the Guilds and hardly ever used it.

I have some Fear I could use until I get Gruesome Deformity I think.

Btw Vampires are my favorite too! The other day someone said "oh cool Vampires, you must like Twilight", I almost went super sayian! Hahaha

Snap157 on From Dusk Till Dawn

3 weeks ago

Might wanna check out the other deck with the same name, it's messing with your links ;)

Looks very similar to my deck, Just for Shits n' Giggles. Personally, I would take this one to FNM, as Vamps are my favorite creature tribe by far.

I think Curse of Stalked Prey is a good replacement for Stensia Masquerade, being a bit cheaper, and with you already getting first strike with Stromkirk Captain. You might also want to check out Gruesome Deformity to let your vamps through blockers.

I'm still deciding on what I think about Stromkirk Condemned. Why discard a card when you can give a permenant boost with Adaptive Automaton or another Vamp lord? (Then again its expensive as hell)

Looks radical, +1. Thanks for all the love on my other decks mate!

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Olivia's Masquerade!

1 month ago

I would maindeck most of the cards in your sideboard; Stromkirk Captain, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Captivating Vampire, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Rakdos Signet. The lord effects are too good not to run, Bloodchief Drana can inflict massive amounts of damage with enough mana, and always use any signets within your colors.

As for suggestions for the deck, Anowon, the Ruin Sage is a pretty nasty budget vampire. Keeps your opponents' boards in check, and any creatures you control that he forces you to sac combos with Butcher of Malakir.

Blade of the Bloodchief is a ridiculous equipment that can turn into OTK commander damage if your opponents aren't careful. It's just so stupid cheap to cast and equip.

Rakish Heir and Necropolis Regent are two pseudo-lords with permanent pump effects; very powerful if left unchecked.

Malakir Bloodwitch is pro-white and can net you ridiculous amounts of life if you're playing against enough opponents.

For repeatable hard removal, Dark Impostor is your card of choice. In a pinch, if your commander is about to get put into the command zone, but you don't feel like recasting her due to too much commander tax, you can use his ability to exile her and copy her abilities.

Blood Artist is an EDH staple, and he's a vampire; no reason not to run him.

The mana cost of Blood Tribute prevents it from being played in most constructed environments, but it's perfect for vampire EDH. Saves you in tough situations.

Terminate. I don't need to explain why this is a great card.

Sangromancer is another vampire that creates a nice buffer for your life total.

Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots are two excellent equipment you'll need to keep protecting your commander.

Dreadbore is another great piece of hard removal.

This might be budget deck, but if you can get your hands on a copy of Sorin Markov, he compliments the vampire theme nicely and can be a little unfair by instantly popping off his -3 ability for quick kills.

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