Creature — Vampire Rogue
Skulk (This creature can't be blocked by creatures with greater power.)
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
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Vampire Cutthroat Discussion
1 day ago
-4Aether Vial, +4Sanguine Bond-2Cliffhaven Vampire, +2Falkenrath Noble The Cliffhaven were just not have a good impact. However, the Blood Artist seemed to annoy a lot of folks. Hence the swap to the Noble.
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Vampire Cutthroat is a sneaky little bugger. Performed well so far.
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Aaaawwwww yyeeeaaahh! This post and subsequent thread is so good! You're raking in the experience now whisenhuntn! Great catch on the Act of Treason/Nightmare interaction Tyrant-Thanatos, I completely missed that earlier. Solid advice on composition and your explanation of the legendary rule was crystal clear Argeaux.
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Thinking out loud may be harmful to your strategy by giving your opponent too much info, but announcing the five phases is actually a good thing that I think more players should be willing to do. Just keep in mind that in competitive play you're on the clock... literally. Each round is 50 minutes/best of three, at 50 minutes you are notified that you have five turns (current turn is 0) to finish. At the end step of turn five if there is not a winner the round ends in a draw.
Until you feel comfortable running a kill deck, in this case aggro, I wouldn't recommend building a control or focus deck. How can you stop something that you don't fully understand? My first deck was Izzet (Blue & Red) and I didn't know what to counter or what to kill, so inevitably I lost. A lot! Use aggro as a training ground and as you learn it's strengths and weaknesses other decks/strategies will make much more sense.
To bolster your aggro deck:
All of these cards could work in an aggro shell, they are of varying price points and casting costs. If you decide on a specific creature type or mechanic that you want to build around then the list will change of course. For instance if you decided "I like vampires" then creatures like Markov Crusader or Metallic Mimic gain value in a vampire based (tribal) deck. As for non-creature spells a card like Cartouche of Ambition is alright, but if you are also running Trial of Ambition the cartouche becomes much better. Without using both of the above cards, utilizing a pure removal spell like murder or never//return that I listed above will clear a path for your creatures to strike.
1 month ago
So, for starters, I'd definitely take out Akroma's Memorial and either sell that bad boy or put it in literally any creature-focued EDH deck that you have, because all the keywords in the world will still only make your Stuffy Doll a 1/1. I'd also take out Assault Formation, since it only affects 4 of your creatures (and even then, it's negligible gain). Also, I'd nix Crawlspace since it defeats the purpose of Nightly Hunting. Gravity Well is redundant if you draw more than 1, so I'd just keep 2 copies.
To put in: Lust for War, Contaminated Bond, Contaminated Ground, Nettling Curse, Sinister Possession, Visions of Brutality, Goblin Diplomats. I'd put in Jaddi Offshoot or any Black creature with lifelink (Gifted Aetherborn? Vampire Cutthroat?) if you're concerned about Burn. I know your deck doesn't include B, but having those Auras will help you accelerate victory (honestly, you almost could take out all of the G cards in this deck).
Hope this helps! Mention me if I can clarify or otherwise be helpful.
1 month ago
And might I suggest sideboarding Eternal Scourge to bring in against control since it obviously has a recursion combo with Scrounger which is exceedingly difficult to handle.
Plus, since this is after all aggro, how about like Unnatural Endurance or Supernatural Stamina over one of your kill spells? Just a thought, I'm Hardly an aggro player. Maybe even Rush of Vitality, but I kinda like the first two more.
2 months ago
That makes sense on why I was unfamiliar with Sakashima's Student. Mistblade Shinobi comes down a turn earlier than Throat Slitter(assuming you have a t1 creature) but has different restrictions. Nether Traitor can't block either and Vampire Cutthroat doesn't stack up to your other cards in the deck. Then again, if you are using creatures to block you aren't maximizing the potential of Ninjutsu and more specifically Throat Slitter and Mistblade Shinobi.
2 months ago
Are you really sure, that a 5 mana removal/tutor for a pretty bad planeswalker is something, you'd play in modern? You still have to play and pay the planeswalker...
How about some nice symmetrical discard, like Necrogen Mists? That would go well with this deck.
2 months ago
consider Vampire Cutthroat Cheap, hard to block due to skulk, early simple lifegain.