Stromkirk Noble


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

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Innistrad Rare

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Stromkirk Noble

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

Snap157 on I'm wanting to build a ...

20 hours ago

There are a couple different vampire strategies.

-Standard RB Vampires focus on Madness, just look at new standard decks. Probably the least reliable deck type for vamps.

-Red Black +1/+1 Counters, My personal favorite, focuses on burn, and the ability of getting bigger with combat damage, using creatures like Rakish Heir, Stromkirk Noble, and Falkenrath Marauders.

-Mono black Vamps, They use generic mono black control while slowly draining life with vampire boosting abilities, using cards like Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Captivating Vampire, Sorin Markov, or Urge to Feed.

-Lastly, White Black Vamps. This is mainly built off of Orzhov creatures and Extort/Lifelink abilities, with some mono black things mentioned above thrown in, using things such as Tithe Drinker, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, and Blood Artist.

My personal preference is the +1/+1 counter method with some mono black vampires thrown in. You can see it here: Just for Shits n' Giggles.

It really depends on what you want to go with the deck.

hardhitta71194 on Bunch of Dumb Vampires

2 weeks ago

For 1 drops I run Stromkirk Noble and Quag Vampires. The latter are really effect against black and can also be kicked for extra power later in the game. I want to get some Gatekeeper of Malakir as well.

Oh and is there any reason you are only running 1 Terminate? It's a great kill spell.

hardhitta71194 on Vampire Tribal #23,467

1 month ago

Vampires are the best!

I like Olivia, Mobilized for War for discarding. Hijack is a good creature stealer. Bloodmad Vampire has madness and gains counters. Stromkirk Noble is my favorite 1 drop vampire. Any Vampire is a good Vampire!

Btw Stromkirk Captain is my favorite Vampire as well! He's a badass!

Snap157 on Vampire Tribal #23,467

1 month ago

Cool! I would reccommend Stromkirk Noble and Curse of Stalked Prey, great for aggro and early game. Check out my own vamp deck, Just for Shitz n' Giggles (Turn 5 Win). I wouldn't splash white for Sorin, the addition of colors makes your mana base mad expensive and Bloodline Keeper  Flip can give you stronger creatures anyway. +1

Quantumsandwich on AngelFire, Eternal Recurrence

1 month ago

Okay, let start with your mana ramping concerns. Unlike green, which can just put a lot of lands onto the battlefield, red and white generally have to rely on artifact ramp (although there are some white land rampers, the most ubiquitous are quite expensive). You might be interested in cards such as Boros Cluestone, Boros Keyrune, Boros Signet and possibly Sol Ring if this is a kitchen table deck, as artifacts that help you get access to more mana quickly. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx on the other hand might be less useful than you think in multicolored decks.

Next, we should look at a few possibly problematic cards. Akroan Crusader for example relies on having spells cast on him to be effective. Your deck, however, only runs two cards (both one of's) that can trigger his heroic ability. You might be better off with a more effective red one drop like a Rakdos Cackler, Vexing Devil, or Stromkirk Noble. Another card that doesn't seem to be doing much work is Angelic Accord. You only have one card (Warleader's Helix) that gains you 4 life, and not many cards that gain you life at all.

What I might recommend as a strategy for working with this deck is to clean up the strategy a bit. Right now you are split between smaller creatures with an aggro build, and large angels with a mid-late game focus. Assuming you want to keep your angels as the main deck theme, you might consider keeping your big bad angels, and throwing out the little guys entirely. Then, in their place, put in some red and white control aspects. Cards like Shock, Lightning Strike and Searing Spear are good removal and damage dealers while cards like Banishing Light and Immolating Glare are good spells for removing creature threats.

Throw together those red and white control spells, a few mana-rocks, and your big bag angels, and you have yourself a cohesive deck. Plus your theme shines through, in the early game you have the divine wrath of red/white angels as seen my their spells, then later in the game the angels themselves show up to finish things off.

RegMurse on How Do You Like Your Worms?

1 month ago

I really like the Vexing Devil; it certainly does have synergy with Kolaghan's Command. Might toss the Stromkirk Noble for them. Thanks for the suggestion! I don't want to hose any chance I have at gaining life, so the Rain is out... for now.

hardhitta71194 on From Dusk Till Dawn

1 month ago

Sweet! Glad you like it! I'm actually ordering a full set of Stromkirk Noble and I have 2 or 3 Indulgent Aristocrat. I plan on testing it quite a bit! ;) But yes I agree, may need more 1 drops.

I had never heard of Terminate until last night. More expensive then Doom Blade or Ultimate Price but it doesn't care who you kill with it, or when!

I was gonna put the Liliana of the Dark Realms I had laying around in the other version, but don't think I need her in here since most the cards are red now.

Thanks for the suggestions!

jestimusprime on Vampire Fun Buddies

2 months ago

Nice deck, Vampires are always fun to play! I have a few card suggestions for you. A non-creature spell that is great for any vampire deck is Stensia Masquerade. Helps you to get those early aggro vampires much bigger! Also, I would suggest you remove Bold Impaler and replace it with Stromkirk Noble. Not only can it get more powerful quickly, but you can get around humans which is handy. You also don't have to waste mana every turn to pump it. Lastly, since you are going for the early aggro, i would suggest removing Falkenrath Reaver, and putting in Bloodcrazed Neonate. Same cost, but has the potential to get big quickly. Good luck!

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