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 BR Vampires

4 days ago

Gifted Aetherborn is awesome, also Gatekeeper of Malakir, Mirri the Cursed, and Stromkirk Captain.

Cool deck! Vampires are dope, I play a Vamp deck all the time. +1

TheDuggernaught on

6 days ago

Okay, I guess the next place to start is by going over the various archetypes for vampires in modern. They are a pretty flexible tribe, so there are lots of directions you can take them. Aggro, midrange, control, and even combo-esque strategies are pretty viable avenues to explore.All the lists are pretty much comprised of the following creatures depending on which direction you want to go: Bloodghast, Vampire Nocturnus, Stromkirk Captain, Stromkirk Noble, Captivating Vampire, Shadow Alley Denizen, Pulse Tracker, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn (AKA Vampire Nightwalk), Vampire Lacerator, Vampire Cutthroat, Stromkirk Condemned, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Insolent Neonate, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Indulgent Aristocrat, Falkenrath Gorger, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Bloodthrone Vampire, Blood Artist, Viscera Seer, Blood Seeker, Asylum Visitor, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and Gatekeeper of Malakir.

Aggro lists generally stay super low to the ground in regards to CMC and include a lot of lords. Given the low CMC. Aether Vial also starts to become very good -- especially since all the lords tend to hang at 3 CMC.

There are multiple routes to midrange. One route is to to try and abuse the madness effect to turn Liliana of the Veil's +1 into a 1 sided effect.

The other is slightly more combo-y. Aristocrats is an interesting archetype that abuses the recursiveness of Bloodghast, the life-loss triggers from Blood Artist, and the instant speed sacrifice effects of Viscera Seer, Bloodthrone Vampire, Falkenrath Aristocrat and Indulgent Aristocrat. I also personally like Reassembling Skeleton, Gravecrawler, Doomed Traveler, and or Bloodsoaked Champion in the list to further be able to abuse the Blood Artist triggers with more sacrifice fodder. White also gives access to things like Rally the Ancestors -- which can be a brutal play to ping for a lot of dmg with Blood Artist triggers.

There is also more traditional midrange which just aims to play threats that if left unanswered -- typically win you the game. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, and Olivia Voldaren are all very dangerous cards for your opponent to leave in play, and Gatekeeper of Malakir can be a huge pain given his ability to not only provide a decent body, but also take down an opponent's creature with his kicker cost. Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn are also good for similar reasons. they trade profitably wirh almost any creature and have the benefit of giving you back some life.

There are 3 routes for combo that you can also go -- the first involves Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Intruder Alarm. The second route is Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood + vampire's ability to easily ping for 1 somehow to trigger the combo. The third is Mindcrank or Duskmantle Guildmage + Bloodchief Ascension.

Control would likely play vampires that double as control (Gatekeeper of Malakir, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn), lots of kill spells and discard, and some planeswalkers.

I can definitely help you refine a list once you have a basic archetype in mind. Right now you seem to be in between aggro and midrange. Which is perfectly fine. You can mix and match a little bit. Devotion, as another user suggested, is also viable -- however vampires do not really have a ton of super good ways to use oodles of mana.

Firebones675 on Rakdosness

6 days ago

Stromkirk Captain, Urge to Feed and Captivating Vampire might be considerations.

guinomogreminho on Darkside

1 week ago

I'm think about put 1 mountain and 4 evolving wilds for Stromkirk Captain too

YamishiTheWickedOne on THIS IS MADNESS! - Drink With Moderation

2 weeks ago

You need Bloodghasts. Your lands also need serious work. Fetches and shocks are what makes Modern playable. Sad but true. How big is your budget? Because Liliana of the Veil is godlike here if you can get her.

Now as for your creatures... too little focus, and you're spread too thin. Another new up and comer for madness vampires, Happymaster19, uses a deck with 3 Olivias and Stromkirk Captain. The ability to flash him into play is too good. Stromkirk Condemned is spectacular, I'd run 4. Heir of Falkenrath is the best vampire this archetype has. 3/2 flying for 2 mana is hard to pass up. Geier Reach Sanitarium is an excellent 1-of land besides the aforementioned fetches, shocks and fastlands. Falkenrath Gorger and Asylum Visitor should also be 4-ofs here. Yes, I know your deck won't look as fancy, but you want to focus on your really good creatures. Again 4 bloodgast is too good to not use. I'd lower Bloodhall Priest to 2. Call the Bloodline looks nice on paper but in practice it's awful. You don't need Alms of the Vein either. Apart from all that, Bloodmad Vampire would be good here, looking through your maybes.

Your sideboard looks just thrown together, no offense. You want situational cards in your side geared toward stopping problem matchups. For example, Dragon's Claw is useful against burn, Duress is good against Delver and combo decks, Fatal Push hurts Jund quite a bit, and so on.

I've been blunt here, I know. I'm working under the assumption you want to win and not just look fancy, and I'm here to tell you more focus is the path to victory for you.

Firebones675 on MizzMizz

3 weeks ago

For modern here are a few cards that aren't in standard i'd consider depending on how aggro you get Lightning Bolt, Bloodghast, Faithless Looting, Stromkirk Noble, Stromkirk Captain, Captivating Vampire, Vampire Nighthawk, Psychotic Episode,

Firebones675 on MizzMizz

3 weeks ago

For modern here are a few cards that aren't in standard i'd consider depending on how aggro you get Lightning Bolt, Bloodghast, Faithless Looting, Stromkirk Noble, Stromkirk Captain, Captivating Vampire, Vampire Nighthawk, Psychotic Episode,

golgariizzet on Olivia Voldaren, Queen of the Damned

3 weeks ago

Nevinyrral's Disk would be good for a clean slate protected by That Which Was Taken.Indulgent Aristocrat,Malakir Bloodwitch,Mephidross Vampire,Stromkirk Captain would all be good in this deck also.

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