Creature — Vampire
Stromkirk Noble can't be blocked by Humans.
Whenever Stromkirk Noble deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
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Stromkirk Noble Discussion
2 days ago
Hey. I like where you're trying to get to with the deck, but as far as the modern format goes, this deck will not line up well. Let's get into why for a little bit.
For starters, aggro decks want to be off the ground much faster than your deck is capable of. I would suggest you play around 12+ 1 mana creatures, to guarantee that you start off quick. Cards like Monastery Swiftspear, Champion of the Perish, Goblin Guide, Figure of Destiny, Judge's Familiar, Legion Loyalist, Rakdos Cackler, Stromkirk Noble, or Thraben Inspector could all be reasonable, depending how much you want to spend.
I would also take any cards that cost more than 3 mana out of the deck. You want to hit the ground fast, and kill them before they can react. I would also cut Renegade Map because doing that turn 1 in modern can make it impossible for you to ever applyu pressure for the rest of the game. I would find a way to put 4 Lightning Bolts and some number of Lightning Helixs in your deck, as well as going up to 4 Boros Charm. Path to Exile is also an excellent card, but runs a bit more money.
Here's an average of how many cards you may expect of each kind in the deck:
25-29 Creatures, 19-21 Lands, 9-11 Spells, 1-2 Enchantments
Hopefully this helped a little bit. I have been playing modern a while now, and like yourself, love deckbuilding.
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1 week ago
If the combo is your primary kill, then you needs to run more than one copy of each.
I would look at some artifact based mana ramp like Springleaf Drum, Leaden Myr, Rakdos Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Mind Stone, or similar cards to help get to the 5 mana for enchantments faster. Depending on budget or collection, you could even look at Lotus Bloom.
You'll notice that I suggested the cards that tap for red as well as black. This opens you up to Insolent Neonate, Stromkirk Noble, and Rakish Heir for more creatures. Splashing red man also get you Faithless Looting or Cathartic Reunion. Card draw is always better than tutoring.
1 week ago
It's not completely early attack plan per say, it's just with cards like Stromkirk Noble the earlier you play him the better, he grows on his own then combines with stuff like Stensia Masquerade. He is usually the biggest creature on board.
The reason for no Captivating Vampire is because I don't have room. lol He's defiantly a good card though.
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions bro. I would defiantly love to run Kalitas if he wasn't so expensive. Bloodline Keeper Flip is great too, but I think they both would be a little slow for the deck. Mirri the Cursed is the top of my curve, and she's mostly in here because she can come in with flying and haste and surprise the shit out of people.
I like those 1 drops too, I've tried a lot of different ones and nothing seems quite right except Stromkirk Noble. The Quag Vampires aren't bad, get them out early and they can grow with the other Vamps or late game you can kick it a few times. I'll try out some of the ones you mentioned too. Probably gonna go up to 4x Stromkirk Noble and 2x of whatever other 1x drop I decide on. But I feel I defiantly need 6x 1 drops to get things going early on.
Thanks for the comment man, this deck has been rebuilt many times and has had many different strategies but I'm liking it this way the best.
1 week ago
I think you could bolster your one drops a bit, get rid of the Stromkirk Noble add Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek i would also find a way to add Vampire Nighthawk probably cut the Indulgent Aristocrat for 2 of em.
2 weeks ago
Great deck, I run one that's not much different than this. You may want to think about replacing the Aristocrat's with Stromkirk Captain. He will make all of your other cards terrifying. if you can, find some room for Vampire Nighthawk as they are absolutely amazing. Madcap Skills. The most OP red Aura (in my oppinion). When placed on your Stromkirk Noble on T2, he becomes an unblockable monster that terrifies your opponent. If you start the game with that, Stromkirk Captain and a Stromkirk Noble, you are basically guaranteed to get them to 10 HP by the end of turn 3. With another Madcap or 2, you could pull off a T4 win.
3 weeks ago
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1 month 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.
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.