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Target opponent sacrifices a creature. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness.
Again aside from anything with it in it's rules text, name, or subtype, I have Sorin Markov , Stensia Bloodhall , Exquisite Blood , Rush of Blood , Go for the Throat , Dead Weight , Tribute to Hunger , Uncanny Speed , Victim of Night , and Human Frailty . Sorry about leaving the list out. That's slightly important.
Well if you decide to go mono black I'd highly reccomend Vampire Nocturnus but the radkos, if u want another potentially dangerous one drop Guul Draz Vampire . I'd say forsure try to get ur hands on a Sorin Markov cuz that card is so great. I'd say for a good four drop go Bloodline Keeper Flip cuz he floods the field and gets mean. I'd say throw in a few Vampire Nighthawk s just because he is very good. Otherwise I think you got it down pack. Maybe for more removal throw in some destroy or sac. Standard reccommendations: Devour Flesh , Hero's Downfall , and Doom Blade /Dark Betrayal . And for non-standard, I'd say throw in 4 Tribute to Hunger because that card is great. Maybe a few Murder s . I'm most firmiliar with the new standard block so if I missed some really good destroy spells from older sets I'm sorry!:/ Hope I'm helping though!:)
This deck is not standard, but i do like it.Since this deck is not standard i'd reccommend cards like Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet , Vampire Nocturnus , Bloodline Keeper Flip , & Anowon, the Ruin Sage . Vampire Nighthawk is a must in any vampire deck. He's a great card for non-standard black. Sangromancer is good too, expecially if you're killing off creatures fast. For another fast one drop that gets better with time, Guul Draz Vampire . For some non creature spells that are good i'd suggest Urge to Feed , Tribute to Hunger , Sanguine Bond , Exquisite Blood (With Sanguine and Exquisite out, you make and infinate loop.) , & Sorin Markov is a MUST. Those are a few suggestions off the top of my head that could go into this deck, But if you wanted to make it strictly standard you would probably have to ditch the tribal Vampires :/ At the moment they dont have all to much going for them in Standard, which is a shame cuz they're my favorite.Hope it helps!
Or any of the target player sacs a creature cards.
I've been meaning to replace Tribute to Hunger for Geth's Verdict when I get my hands on it, but Tragic Slip stays in. I know Butcher of Malakir isn't great and I'll swap it for Grave Pact (once I'll get one). As for Entomb being to expensive.. tbh Gravecrawler and Grave Pact are already too expensive for me, but the latter I'll get since my deck needs it so much. Regarding the idea of Gravecrawler s and Skeletal Changeling s - I'll have to pass on that. It would destabilize my deck. I can sac Reassembling Skeleton s over and over again if no there are no newts around, or I can block with them and get a eldrazi spawn token. I cant do that with Skeletal Changeling .
Thraximundar , or Lord of Tresserhorn are good options too, just for sheer power and the ability to get commander damage wins easily. With thorax build add Diabolic Edict , Barter in Blood Innocent Blood Tribute to Hunger and Geth's Verdict , just to be an ass
Right on! My first non-standard deck when I started playing was a Grixis deck shortly after I was given a Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker
myself. I can sympathize with the poor student vibes too. What I can recommend is either Mana Leak
or Rune Snag
so that you aren't so dependent to get the U + B for Countersquall
is a great burn/removal + draw spell that you'll see even high level decks rock 3 or 4 of. Think Twice
is a relatively inexpensive common that you could replace Deep Analysis
with. Lightning Bolt
might function better than Blightning
I'm not gonna lie. When I first transitioned to Modern/Legacy, I thought Swerve was the coolest shit. Magical judo? Sign me up. However, Redirect typically has better interactions because of the subtleties of its wording. Using Mystical Teachings to find the appropriate card in your deck may be helpful to you as well. Tribute to Hunger is another great card for this kind of deck.
I don't think any of these cards are worth more than $2/pc, and you'll find that as you graduate school, many of these cards crossover well to higher level play :]