Stromkirk Captain

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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) Uncommon
Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon

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Stromkirk Captain

Creature — Vampire Soldier

First strike

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

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Stromkirk Captain Discussion

nlidmaster on Madness Vampires

1 week ago

ZorrosRage thanks for the tips. Im very new to this build having just got the deck yesterday. Im a huge fan of Big Game Hunter and Dark Withering, and will definitely be investing in those.

I love Gifted Aetherborn probably one of my favorite vamps truthfully, but I was trying to limit creatures requiring 2 black mana turn two considering I want to be able to play a red spell turn one. Though if I had better mana base I could probably be fine (money is an issue however). Im fine with stromkirk condemned costing two black mana because I figure he is useful regardless of when hes played, though I suppose aetherborn is too. And bloodghast can be discarded and brought back with landfall.

As for Collective Brutality, well, thats going in my deck right away. I have Stromkirk Captain and will play test him a bunch.

Smuggler's Copter is dope, i just prefer my other two drops for the deck. Call the Bloodline is another card I have and will play test.

Thanks again!

ZorrosRage on Madness Vampires

1 week ago

Why no main deck Collective Brutality?

Gifted Aetherborn is also a solid vampire even with no madness

Thought about Smuggler's Copter? It's a good madness enabler, and flyer. You should test it out. Worked great in a madness build I've done in the past

To keep the theme Dark Withering and Big Game Hunter are solid removal cards to consider

Maybe test 2xCall the Bloodline inStensia Masquerade place.

I enjoyed Call the Bloodline and Stromkirk Captain when I was playing with a madness vampire build a while back

Bluefire016 on Mardu Vampire Aggro

1 week ago

Aether Vial is working out really well. Being able to drop a creature at instant speed for zero mana is fantastic. Opens up the possibility for combat tricks by dropping instant speed lords after blockers are declared, it has swung combat in my favor multiple times, especially with a lord that gives combat abilities like the first strike from Stromkirk Captain.

Tomslipknot1 on Mardu Vampire Aggro

1 week ago

Many routes you can go, but for me it has to be aggro. That's a brilliant interaction which really does earn Captivating Vampire's place in there but some will argue that you only need Stromkirk Captain and Vampire Nocturnus but more power the better.

JRaynor on Alex’s Vampire Army

4 weeks ago

I think you need to attempt to balance your creature curve, maybe add some more vampires. Some of the best vampires are 2 and 3 drops.

Assuming you bought the EDH deck - I'd add back in Captivating Vampire, Stromkirk Captain, and Blood Artist. They're all just too good at their CMC not to include.

Other Budget-friendly upgrades - Yahenni, Undying Partisan is very reasonably priced and is one of the best 3-drop vampires. Voldaren Pariah  Flip is pretty cheap and her ability works particularly well with the vampire tokens generated from Edgar's eminence ability.

My favorite non-budget vampires are Olivia Voldaren, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Vona, Butcher of Magan and none of them are really outrageously priced either. Necropolis Regent will win games if it's let to live and it just got a reprint.

Get rid of Mind Rot. Tidy Conclusion isn't worth the CMC with the number of artifacts you run. Armillary Sphere - I just don't see the value. I'd run Burnished Hart any day over it.

DashJovis1 on Edgar Markov

1 month ago

They're lords. Markov spreads +1/+1 counters to all of my vampires. That means that Abzan Falconer gives all of my vampires flying, wheras Mer-Ek Nightblade gives them all deathtouch.

Markov already has first strike, and Stromkirk Captain gives it to all of my vampires, making combat really obnoxious for opponents if they have deathtouch. The falconer does the same thing, except with flying, which is essential defensively, and very useful offensively, depending on matchups.

The deck also has a variety of ways to get counters on creatures, so even if I lose access to Markov, they're still useful, especially since I only need to spread counters one time for them to get online.

DashJovis1 on Edgar Markov

1 month ago

I'm running Stromkirk Captain. He's baller, especially with eminence. Indulgent Aristocrat is also in the deck, and is insane. You can spread counters really fast in this build.

So... As for the rest, in order: I ran Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic in my first draft. Automaton underpreformed, whereas Mimic was hit and miss. Markov only triggers on CASTING vampires, so I ended up dropping both of them for more vampires.

Eldrazi Monument and Akroma's Memorial are both great, but again, I wanted to cast vampires. They'll help you get further ahead, but having a vampire can help you catch up or rebuild. So, its a matter of taste. I wouldn't run too many of these artifact "lord" effects, Vanquisher's Banner only makes the cut because it draws me cards.

Obelisk of Urd is underwhelming, and not a vampire. Coat of Arms helps other people's tribes, so... pass. Too risky.

But DUUUUDE. I never even heard of Stoneforge Masterwork. Not sure what to cut for it either, at this point the deck is pretty tight, and there isn't room to cut another mana land. Still, that definitely IS in the ideal Markov build. I'll have to find room for it.

Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief is great, but too expensive, and doesn't synergize a lot with the rest of the deck. I could drop Olivia Voldaren for her, but then I'm upping my curve.

Malakir Bloodwitch is cool, but this also isn't the sort of token deck where you have 40+ tokens, it's the sort of deck where you have 5-8 vampires and they're all getting huge. Still, the protection from white is solid, and you'll gain a lot of life. I'd say run it over Soul Collector to taste.

Anowon, the Ruin Sage eats my +1/+1 lords and my goats. I don't like that, especially the lord part. He's cool, but I think he's more of a stax stack guy than a Vampire lord.

Gatekeeper of Malakir is cool, but he's situational. If opponents are relying on a single hexproof creature he's your guy, but other than that... Underwhelming IMO. At least, without other stax pieces.

Olivia, Mobilized for War very nearly made it, for having madness and providing haste. But there are only 3 non-vampires in the deck for her vampire making effect, and I only have a little splash of madness. Also, you can only discard as you cast, meaning instant speed madness shenanigans don't work with her. Stromkirk Condemned made way more sense as a madness enabler/lord. Still, she's a 3 drop vampire, and there are several creatures that she could be swapped out for in a deck with more reanimation/madness.

TheVectornaut on Vampires

1 month ago

I don't think two instances of madness is enough to justify 6 discard outlets. Heir of Falkenrath  Flip could be Vampire Nighthawk and Call the Bloodline could be Gifted Aetherborn, and you'd probably create more tempo that way. All in all, I don't even think red is necessary if you're not going to use Falkenrath Gorger, Olivia Voldaren, etc. Vampire Lacerator, Kalastria Highborn, Sangromancer, and Gatekeeper of Malakir are some potential alternatives to Stromkirk Captain and Stensia Masquerade. Urge to Feed and Feast of Blood might be replacements for Lightning Bolt and Stensia Banquet. Or if you needed the burn to go face, maybe try Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire.

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