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Twins of Maurer Estate
Creature — Vampire
Madness (If you discard this card, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
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Twins of Maurer Estate Discussion
4 months ago
tardaniele: Hello! Glad you enjoy playing it. I'll give you my opinion on the cards you've mentioned.
Call the Bloodline: I love this as well, it has a lot of synergy with the deck. I used to run it in earlier versions but since I was playing Modern when I first built the deck, it was just too slow. I don't like removing Key to the City though, because when I play, I just dump the hand so fast and recurring card draw is just essential for this deck. But again that's my opinion.
Twins of Maurer Estate: This is just too awesome for the deck as well. The reason I was using Gifted Aetherborn instead is the lack of life-gain in the current deck, and he is a really good target for removal when you don't want your other important vampires being targeted. Should work exceptionally well with Call the Bloodline, as you mentioned, for those lifelink guys to help you out.
Doomfall: I loved this suggestion! I'll probably end up buying a set of four to test it out. It has no drawback in any time of the game, different from Lay Bare the Heart, which can be useless when your opponent is on top-deck mode. The only advantage this card has is the lower cmc cost, which is great for the consistency of opening hands and grabbing the information of your opponent's hand. I actually was running only 4 removals on the FNM (Grasp of Darkness) so I decided to include 4 more to have 8 total in the deck, and Doomfall seems like a great choice too.
Faith of the Devoted: This card seems pretty bad, I know, 3 cmc and no tempo at all. I just thought it would be a great inclusion to have more life gain to endure more on the game and to finish off games where you can't really hit with creatures (gotta hate that Torrential Gearhulk deck). You might be right in removing it for your version.
I have something I want you to consider when playing: your options when you're on topdeck mode. What are the discard choices when a unwanted Swamp pops up? You have Call the Bloodline, Stromkirk Condemned, Key to the City and Heir of Falkenrath Flip. Depending on the board state, Faith of the Devoted can really come in handy to help you finish a game off. I'd probably always choose Key because more draw, is more discard triggers you can do per turn (that is considering you got rekt by a board clear lol - man I'm really traumatized by that Torrential Gearhulk deck).
4 months ago
Really nice deck! i love it!I built it, and I'm trying to run it with Twins of Maurer Estate instead of Gifted Aetherborn to have more madness cards and Call the Bloodline, removing 1 Key to the City and 2 Faith of the Devoted. I think the tokens could be helpful to sacrifice them for pariah and for the aristocrat. Maybe could be an idea also to change Lay Bare the Heart for Doomfall. What do you think?
5 months ago
Get rid of all copies of Twins of Maurer Estate, Reckless Racer, Ravenous Bloodseeker, Insolent Neonate, and Alms of the Vein, and put in another copy of each card you have only one of other than Chandra, Torch of Defiance, and put in a couple of Canyon Slough and Smoldering Marsh instead of basic land.
8 months ago
Personally I-'d remove Markov Crusader & Twins of Maurer Estate ,Voldaren Duelist Since imo they are too slow and don't further your gameplan too much, I'd also remove 3x Call the Bloodline . And put Malevolent Whispers & Murderous Compulsion into the sideboard since they are situational depending on the matchup, and replace them with Lightning Axe & Alms of the Vein.
If you can afford this card on your budget I would definitly recommend Metallic Mimic, Push your Stromkirk Condemned to 4x, remove Olivia's Bloodsworn for 2x more heir of falkenraths. Unlicensed Disintegration Is also good, Since hard removal is always good, Also Asylum Visitor Is a great card if you are going the no cards in hand route
Also Insolent Neonate Is one of the best vampires in standard IMO
A bit more expensive vampires that I would recommend is
Bomat Courier Is also a great card, although not a vampire so no points for flavor there hehe. Also Isn't a bad removal card, although it's expensive
Also as a general rule of thumb I'd say try to have more copies of a card than 1x-2x since you want your draws to be consistent.
Just my two cents, B/R Vampires are really cool imo!
9 months ago
Weirded Vampire to be removed.
Twins of Maurer Estate to be removed.
You could add 1 more furyblade and 1 more bloodmad.
I would suggest cutting down some spells to increase creatures count to make better use of Stensia Masquerade
Some more suggestions:
Call the Bloodline allow for instant speed creatures.
Key to the City Easy discard + unblockable
10 months ago
I also played vampires and my build looked similar in it's early stages. Here are some things from the top of my head:
- I strongly advise against Harness the Storm, Magmatic Chasm, Stensia Masquerade, Twins of Maurer Estate, Sanguinary Mage,Shreds of Sanity, Olivia's Bloodsworn and even Indulgent Aristocrat.
3.You really, REALLY should play 4x Olivia, Mobilized for War, 4x Falkenrath Gorger and at least 2x Drana, Liberator of Malakir. Another creatures you might want are 4x Insolent Neonate, 2x Asylum Visitor, 2x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.
11 months ago
Your curve peaks at 3, you can probably drop 3 lands easily. You might want to come down on play sets and run 3 ofs to get more variety. Incorrigible Youths and Murderous Compulsion should both be in for sure. You can also make use of Macabre Waltz if you get enough madness vampires in there. Succumb to Temptation and Tormenting Voice should also be considered to refuel your hand as you will be discarding a lot. Shreds of Sanity can be really good sideboard tech too. Always be extra careful against decks that can be running Flaying Tendrils Biting Rain and Radiant Flames trading your board for a single card can devestate your game plan. Twins of Maurer Estate are great against these strategies because their toughness is out of range of that removal.
1 year ago
So I've been going nuts trying to figure out a deck concept to put Knowledge Pool in, and then I stumbled across the Madness ability. So that leaves me wondering how a card with Madness would interact with Knowledge Pool.
Say I have Knowledge Pool and Markov Dreadknight on the field and I activate the dread knight's ability and discard Twins of Maurer Estate, then cast it for its Madness cost. Since it's discarded into exile before it's cast, would it then bypass the pool and hit the battlefield since it's not being cast from my hand?