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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 weeks ago
I like it! I'd recommend running 4 fetch lands and 2 shock lands in your deck's colors if you're playing modern, it really makes a difference with having the right colors and having more consistent draws. I think the ones you would want are Bloodstained Mire and Blood Crypt. I don't think you need Feast of Blood or Tragic Slip, I'd try Fatal Push instead.
I don't think Blood Artist, Rakish Heir, or Stromkirk Noble are very good cards. Maybe the latter as a sideboard against 5-Color Humans but thats it. Instead, I would run 2x more Bloodghast, 4x Insolent Neonate, and then a planeswalker or two to shake things up a bit. I think the best planeswalker set you could run in this deck would be 2x Liliana of the Veil but if you don't want to break the bank Liliana Vess is also good and if you want to stick with the theme Sorin Markov is pretty decent. Sorin's Vengeance could also be fun to run as a one-of late-game win condition.
1 month ago
I would honestly side out the hand disruption or lose the vials. You need more removal, especially in a meta as creature-heavy as Modern. You have Bolt, Push, Terminate and Path at your disposal. Vial is so good in tribal decks like humans/merfolk because they're almost all the same CMC, vamps aren't. As of late I feel the need to remind a lot of people currently building vamps that one, you're not merfolk and two, you're a black deck, capitalize on that. Unlike pretty much any other tribal in modern, vamps are actually great at killing permanents and removing threats.
Now as for your actual creatures, I think you'll find yourself running low on hand size a lot in some matchups, Asylum Visitor would help you out a lot. She's also a great beater. 16 lords is really, really slow and clunky. You need some one-drops. I know non-black cards feels counterproductive but Stromkirk Noble was aleady the best 1 cmc vamp, now that human tribal is top tier he's hilariously good. Vampire Lacerator is another good quick beater; you're already guaranteed losing to burn game 1 anyway, that matchup is just awful for vamps. Gatekeeper of Malakir is imo the best vampire in magic. Triple black mana is fine, you're a rakdos deck with a white splash honestly and black really is your dominant color. The manabase I've been using since Rivals dropped is 3 Swamp 2 Blood Crypt 1 Godless Shrine 4 Blackcleave Cliffs 8 fetches 1 Urborg 1 Mutavault 2 Cavern of Souls. This is a functional 3-color manabase for Mardu vamps yet all but 1 land makes black mana.
And if you wanted to add a few slow but very powerful bosses don't forget you have access to two powerhouses in Olivia Voldaren and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. Like I said, 16 lords is too much. I'd lose Captivating to get some one drops for speed. Nighthawk is useful vs. Affinity and maybe Eldrazi, that's about it though.
I can tell you're either really new at siding or just haven't had time to put one together. I can help, or you can look up netdeck databases online. This comment's long enough as is, I'd have to get back to you on how to tackle common Modern threats, but siding is important.
2 months ago
After a little analysis, one question comes to mind, isn't Stromkirk Noble better than one of your one drops like Vampire Cutthroat? Because if you can drop it at first turn, it's a pain, since your opponent have to deal with it. That's my opinion :)
3 months ago
Stromkirk Noble is probably the most well rounded one drop. Smuggler's Copter isnt terribly expensive and really adds a ton to the deck. A cheap aerial threat that enables your madness cards. I would swap out the Keys for it. Ravenous Bloodseeker does give you an additional discard outlet if Liliana of the Veil is out of budget.
Saying your curve tops at three means youre relying on madness (having a discard outlet). While you want to be a madness deck, it can be a fatal flaw to lean on that. You still want independently good cards.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Well more in terms of current modern meta. Like I kind of had the idea of following Jund's lead because it's an established strategy and I liked it because it really embraces the concept of Black as a color. A deck like yours plays so completely differently but it honestly is really nice in regard to synergies. I was of the mind at one point madness vamps should go all-in on the madness mechanic but now I'm of the mind that Bloodghast and Asylum Visitor are cards you'd be playing anyway, just run Condemned and Copters/Lilianas and play the rest of the deck normally.
Cards I'd want to run if I were doing straight tribal are some combination of Vampire Nocturnus, Stromkirk Captain and/or Captivating Vampire, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Gifted Aetherborn, Stromkirk Condemned, Bloodghast, Asylum Visitor, Stromkirk Noble, Vampire Lacerator or Falkenrath Gorger, probably Viscera Seer. I really like Olivia Voldaren and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet but I'm not seeing them in most current vampire lists just because they don't fit the strategy. I obviously want about 7-9 removal (Push, Bolt, Terminate, MAYBE K command), and I feel like Liliana and Copter help here, but as you can see, 60 cards would not have space to do everything I want with this idea.
There's a classic version of my deck that was very tempo-oriented on my profile, before the madness cards started coming out. I was very happy playing that for years but now it feels outdated.
3 months ago
This is actually not bad at all, though I'd say use a few more madness cards like Heir of Falkenrath, Asylum Visitor, Bloodghast and the like or maybe consider just using more generic red cards like Stromkirk Noble. Condemned is pretty damn good but I feel there might be a slightly better way to abuse him.
3 months ago
I feel like Bloodline Keeper is a bit too slow for Modern especially given your lack on 1-mana creatures. I don't think you need Rakish Heir or Stensia Masquerade either; you have plenty of pump as it is. Instead, try adding more low-costed creatures like more Stromkirk Noble, Vampire Lacerator, Vicious Conquistador, or Bloodghast.
Feast of Blood is awful. It really is. It's slow, it's situational, it's sorcery speed. Try instead Fatal Push and trade up for some fetch lands and add some Blood Crypts. Blackcleave Cliffs is also so much better than Dragonskull Summit if you can afford them. On the subject of removal, Gatekeeper of Malakir is insane. 3 mana for a chainer's edict with a 2/2 body and tribal support.
If you dropped a few of your heavier-costed cards you could look into a single copy of Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Sanctum Seeker depending on how aggro you want to go. Other support lands to consider, largely depending on your budget are Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cavern of Souls, and Mutavault.