Creature — Vampire
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
As long as the top card of your library is black, Vampire Nocturnus and other Vampire creatures you control get +2/+1 and have flying.
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Vampire Nocturnus Discussion
1 hour ago
I would suggest the following. If you like playtesting: Flammendes Schwert 6
1 week ago
Why Quest for the Gravelord? and only 1 Nighthawk? There are a lot of cool vampires out there. I run a nontraditional Vampire deck based around Vampire Nocturnus but the others are pretty traditional. I went Rakdos instead of mono-black for Stromkirk Captain who combos nicely with Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn. Deathtouch/First Strike is impenetrable defense! Check it out if you want, Vampires are a fun Tribal deck to play.
1 week ago
Although i dont quite get what is the aim of the deck (as in win-con, aggro? mid range? i'm a noob so those are hard for me to make out at the first glance.) i can suggest Vampire Nocturnus, Call the Bloodline to get an easier transformed Keeper, Alms of the Vein or Bloodlord of Vaasgoth.
Hope it helps!
2 weeks ago
Ookie dokee. Before I begin, it's gonna sound like I'm ripping apart your deck and taking the wheel, but with some adjustments this deck can really kick some serious ass. First of all, this is not standard legal, so you might wanna swap the format to modern or casual :)
Lightning Prowess does not help you here, as vamps grow bigger after combat damage. I know it helps with Blinding Blade but honestly that is too slow for a fast paced tribe like vamps. Mark of the Vampire is certainly on flavor here, but honestly with your vamps getting bigger, you'll want to replace those with Gruesome Deformity to help you vamps deal damage and get bigger.
Vampire Nocturnus only really works with mono black vamps, and Stromkirk Patrol is also pretty slow. With decks like this, the mana limit should really only be 4 or at absolute max 5 if the card is absolutly needed. Diabolic Tutor is also a good card, but due to the casting cost I would really only limit yourself to 2 copies max, or cutting it all together.
If we take those cards out, we are left with (I think) 16 slots. As I mentioned earlier, Gruesome Deformity is a cheap way to let your vamps get bigger and deal damage, so I would include 3. Rakish Heir is a nightmare to deal with, especially in multiples so I would throw in 4. Lightning Bolt is a staple for any deck playing red, so I'd throw in 3. That leaves us with 6 spots left, and as a replacement buff, I would put in a playset of Curse of Stalked Prey and 2 Markov Blademaster. So, in the end, you would end up cutting:
- 4x Stromkirk Patrol
- 2x Vampire Nocturnus
- 3x Mark of the Vampire
- 1x Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip
- 2x Diabolic Tutor
- 4x Lightning Prowess
I think these replacements will lead to smoother gameplay and more wins on your part. As with any deck, lands like Bloodstained Mire, Dragonskull Summit and Blood Crypt are not needed but certainly help, and removal like Terminate or Dreadbore is usually an upgrade to Doom Blade, however in most decks you'll do fine without making these changes. Always glad to meet another vamp player, and I hope this helps!
PS feel free to check out my vamp deck, Just for Shits n' Giggles
2 weeks ago
You missed one of the best vampires: Captivating Vampire.
Other than that, you are bringing too many 5 cmc cards. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth is a real edh staple, I think, but if you are far enough ahead to actually play it, AND deal damage to your opponent, the bonus it provides are entirely redundant (it's a win-more card).
What is it exactly you are going to sac to your Indulgent Aristocrat? As far as I can tell, it takes a very non-interacting opponent to let you have enough vampires to sac anything and gain advantage from it. You don't have any tokens from Bloodline Keeper Flip until turn 5 at earliest, and the rest of your deck doesn't hold much sac-fodder.
Vampire Nocturnus is a pretty good lord for vampires, but is a lot better if you have some way of shuffling your library or otherwise rearrange what is on top of it).
Any other competitive tribal deck runs faster than this (including madness-vampires... what was your problem with that again?) and are more resilient. Your early creatures in particular are weaker than what merfolk, humans, and elves can bring. Gurmag Swiftwing isn't exactly the strongest creature, and most opponents have no problem letting it live, and instead bolt the lord you play a couple of turns later.
Your removal is also a bit heavy - 3 mana is a lot, in a world of Fatal Push and Path to Exile. For budget concerns, you could look at Victim of Night. It's only bad in the mirrormatch, and that's probably not going to come up very often.
2 weeks ago
Yeah, those are pretty good. I try to center my noncreatures around discard and destroy, and actually used to do well with Hymn to Tourach in Legacy, but had to do some tweaks for Modern. From playing I've felt like Blade of the Bloodchief already gets a lot of action from Bloodghast, the tokens I get with Bloodline Keeper Flip and the combined ability with Viscera Seer. Vampire Nocturnus is a great creature card, especially for the flying ability it warrants other creatures. Even so, I never seemed to take good advantage of it, probably because it's a 4 drop, and I already have Bloodline Keeper Flip for the same cost, so I've always felt like it didn't fit the rhythm of the deck, and rarely ever got a chance to use Nocturnus for a big advantage. Thanks!
2 weeks ago
actually now that i think about it, if you're using Blade of the Bloodchief, most of your noncreatures should be kill spells. Smother and Dismember are pretty good. Vampire Nocturnus also works really well in mono black.
3 weeks ago
Vampire Nocturnus is fine with some copies of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Agree that you definitely need 4 Bloodghast. Viscera Seer is an excellent 1-drop vampire that combos with Nocturnus/Bloodghast and sort of blanks opponent's removal. From my own testing, I have also found Captivating Vampire and Bloodline Keeper Flip to be underwhelming in Modern. Lastly, I would keep Rakdos Charm in the sideboard and just run more discard or removal in the main.