Stromkirk Captain


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Lord_Olga on

1 month ago

So basically, I think this deck just needs some more focus. Have you heard of the rule of 9? It’s where you pick 9 cards that are going to be the core of your deck, adding 4 of each of them, and then adding 24 lands. That gets you to 60. Then you can mess with it from there. It’s a great way to trim the fat and make sure the decks you build operate efficiently.

Aside from that, just some random things.

Wit's End is incredibly expensive to use at 7 mana to do something that doesn’t really have much to do with anything. If you’re gonna spend that much, you’ll want it to be something like a complete board wipe or some game changing combo.

Grisly Spectacle is just unnecessary. You don’t need the mill that comes with it. You’re better off just adding another Murder.

Another thing, being a vampire tribal deck, you have an opportunity to take huge advantage of your creature type being uniform, and you aren’t really capitalizing on it.

All that in mind, here are just some random cards to look at.

Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Bloodline Keeper  Flip

Feast of Blood

Indulgent Aristocrat

Kalastria Highborn

Pulse Tracker

Sanctum Seeker

Stromkirk Captain

Urge to Feed

Sanguine Bond

Exquisite Blood

Bloodchief Ascension

ArchonBlue on Sanguinaris

1 month ago

This deck needs a lot of work before it can be competitive. Your average converted mana cost is way too high and you have a bunch of sub-par cards. With an aggro build like this you want your average converted mana cost to be about 2 or less. Check out my list for reference: Mardu Vampires. Of all your creatures, Legion Lieutenant and Tithe Drinker are the only ones worth keeping. You should also really consider splashing red for Stromkirk Captain. Buffing your creatures and giving them first strike is really strong. In terms of your spells, since this is white and black, you really only need to run 4x Path to Exile and 2x Fatal Push. Everything you have currently for removal is infinitely worse than those two cards. Bloodghast is also awesome and should be a 4 of in any Modern vampire build, as is Legion's Landing  Flip, but you are probably ok with two or three of those.

Gommel on Edgar's Supremacy

1 month ago

Here are some suggestions:

Stromkirk Captain (Pump those vamps up fam!)

Merciless Resolve (all those tokens can be put to good use!)

Child of Night (Low cost lifelinker, cant ask for much better)

Indulgent Aristocrat (Low cost, lifelinker, sac outlet yaaas)

Door of Destinies (As long as this is on the board your vamps will look like tanks)

Vampire Nighthawk (2/3 for 3 with 3 effects? literally best value™)

Tithe Drinker (Extort, lifelink, vampire, thats some good stuffs right there)

Gifted Aetherborn (Like vampire nighthawk, but on foot)

Coat of Arms (Arms, Legs, teeth, sangromancy, same difference right?)

Blind Obedience (Bow down to your vampiric overlords)

TypicalTimmy on Mardu Vampires

1 month ago

I feel like a better use of white is Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle.

The fact is, between Legion Lieutenant, Stromkirk Captain and Captivating Vampire you're looking at getting a huge buff to your boardstate. You only need to swing with one guy to get the token. This means it saves your Mana for other uses later on.

Also, one of my favorite Sorins is Sorin, Lord of Innistrad. He grows your tribal board and his ult is super powerful.

Think of it this way; Against low creature decks, he gives you board advantage. Against tempo creature decks, he keeps you on par with blockers. And against heavy sets he let's you pick and choose their best for yourself. Alongside Captivating Vampire, he feeds tokens into your 5-tap control mechanic and later on just straight up steals them.

nUKe13 on Darkness is Eternal [Mono-B Vampires]

2 months ago

kaduzete thank you for the compliment and enthusiasm in your post! Ill go through each suggestion.

Vampire Nighthawk is a fantastic card and is an iconic vampire to be sure. For this build, most of my creatures will have flying because of Vampire Nocturnus. Therefore, Gifted Aetherborn fulfills the same niche. However, I have other 2 drops and 3 drops (Gatekeeper of Malakir) that I would rather play with my one drop discard/removal, if that makes sense.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir, again another great vampire, is more centered in token based builds due to her spread counter effect. Shes great, but this build goes tall and disrupts.

Blade of the Bloodchief is another fantastic card, especially with tokens and Blood Artist and Kalastria Highborn. Unfortunately, my meta has so much artifact hate (high number of Affinity and Tron decks) that blade would get little value.

Basically, its all dependent on your meta. If you dont have artifact hate, run Blade of the Bloodchief. If you run tokens, run Drana, Liberator of Malakir. If you have synergy with first strike (like Stromkirk Captain) run Vampire Nighthawk.

This deck uses pump and sac + Kalastria Highborn to burn damage in. Ive been following Tom Ross and his builds for a while and thats where I got my inspiration. Good luck building and hope this helps!

ulmo on Mega Budget/Casual Vampire Madness

2 months ago

looks well worth the 25 bucks! I'd suggest replacing your Bloodmad Vampires with an additional Lightning Axe, Vampire Nighthawk, Stromkirk Captain, and Ravenous Bloodseeker. First strike and deathtouch is a very powerful combo.

PoundTown on Vampiric Bloodlines 2.1

2 months ago

I accuelly removed Butcher of Malakir as I found him often to be less impactful and strictly worse then other vamps in his price range, in addition his cost is often more then I care to pay for what amounts to a gravepact on a stick. I do in fact have a gravepact in the physical version I am running, and it is good fun sacking things to Yahenni, Undying Partisan ,Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter and Voldaren Pariah  Flip. I was considering removing it for other things, but I think I will keep it for now, possibly even adding Dictate of Erebos, as I seem to play against a fair amount of wipes, and flashing that down could be rather me >=D

I do have a Mirror Entity around here somewhere and may have to give that a try. I had one in an old kithkin deck for just that purpose and it seems like a good fit here.

Hazoret's Monument I dont feel will pull its weight, as more often then not I am only going to get to use half of the card. The red sources are simply not large enough for it to warrent a spot. It would be nice if I was running Rakdos Vamps, but its mainly Orzhov, with a few red splashes for must haves, like Olivia Volderan and Stromkirk Captain. I was thinking of trying out

I like the mana suggestions, and I feel I need to get some more lands that dont come in tapped, to help get online ASAP and pumping out vamps. Thats probably my biggest complaint is all the down time waiting for lands to start working, putting me behind, and just honning in the correct number of them, along with better color managment. I will certianly be looking into picking up the suggested lands and finding room for them.

Something else I was considering was Rogue's Passage and Necropotence

emarg0ed on Let The Right One In

3 months ago


Thanks for the suggestions! B/R vampires was my first build a few months back when I started playing again, and this has grown out of that first deck.

I'll cycle in a fourth Stromkirk Captain that I have on hand now. Unfortunately I only have one Bloodghast atm but more copies are next on my list to acquire. Also love the Vampire Lacerator suggestion! Felt like I needed a 1 drop in there and Guul Draz Vampire was all I had on hand; honestly I've not had a lot of luck with it anyways.

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