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
3 days ago
Fatal Push is a very powerful removal spell, especially in Modern. I'd take out the Doom Blades and add at least 2 of those in, might even remove the Ultimate Prices as well. The other big issue I'm seeing is that your mana curve is very high. You're hardly ever going to run into a situation where you need to cast Blood Tithe, it barely does anything for you in a 1v1 scenario like a Modern tournament. I'd also remove Duress for Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek, which are all-around better cards. Perhaps adding in some lower-drop creatures like Bloodghast and taking out your nearly-uncastable 7-drop Defiant Bloodlords. Any vampire deck should also be running Vampire Nocturnus since he's a powerhouse and does a lot for you. Other cards to consider: Vampire Hexmage (remove all counters from Nahiri, the Harbinger or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon in the sideboard, Damnation, Captivating Vampire and Drana, Liberator of Malakir.
5 days ago
Okay, I guess the next place to start is by going over the various archetypes for vampires in modern. They are a pretty flexible tribe, so there are lots of directions you can take them. Aggro, midrange, control, and even combo-esque strategies are pretty viable avenues to explore.All the lists are pretty much comprised of the following creatures depending on which direction you want to go: Bloodghast, Vampire Nocturnus, Stromkirk Captain, Stromkirk Noble, Captivating Vampire, Shadow Alley Denizen, Pulse Tracker, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn (AKA Vampire Nightwalk), Vampire Lacerator, Vampire Cutthroat, Stromkirk Condemned, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Insolent Neonate, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Indulgent Aristocrat, Falkenrath Gorger, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Bloodthrone Vampire, Blood Artist, Viscera Seer, Blood Seeker, Asylum Visitor, Bloodline Keeper Flip, and Gatekeeper of Malakir.
Aggro lists generally stay super low to the ground in regards to CMC and include a lot of lords. Given the low CMC. Aether Vial also starts to become very good -- especially since all the lords tend to hang at 3 CMC.
There are multiple routes to midrange. One route is to to try and abuse the madness effect to turn Liliana of the Veil's +1 into a 1 sided effect.
The other is slightly more combo-y. Aristocrats is an interesting archetype that abuses the recursiveness of Bloodghast, the life-loss triggers from Blood Artist, and the instant speed sacrifice effects of Viscera Seer, Bloodthrone Vampire, Falkenrath Aristocrat and Indulgent Aristocrat. I also personally like Reassembling Skeleton, Gravecrawler, Doomed Traveler, and or Bloodsoaked Champion in the list to further be able to abuse the Blood Artist triggers with more sacrifice fodder. White also gives access to things like Rally the Ancestors -- which can be a brutal play to ping for a lot of dmg with Blood Artist triggers.
There is also more traditional midrange which just aims to play threats that if left unanswered -- typically win you the game. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Bloodline Keeper Flip, and Olivia Voldaren are all very dangerous cards for your opponent to leave in play, and Gatekeeper of Malakir can be a huge pain given his ability to not only provide a decent body, but also take down an opponent's creature with his kicker cost. Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn are also good for similar reasons. they trade profitably wirh almost any creature and have the benefit of giving you back some life.
There are 3 routes for combo that you can also go -- the first involves Bloodline Keeper Flip and Intruder Alarm. The second route is Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood + vampire's ability to easily ping for 1 somehow to trigger the combo. The third is Mindcrank or Duskmantle Guildmage + Bloodchief Ascension.
I can definitely help you refine a list once you have a basic archetype in mind. Right now you seem to be in between aggro and midrange. Which is perfectly fine. You can mix and match a little bit. Devotion, as another user suggested, is also viable -- however vampires do not really have a ton of super good ways to use oodles of mana.
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1 week ago
Not really sure what you're going for here but in the comments 2 good cards to speed up and play off the whole infinite mana combo is Korlash, Heir to Blackblade and Lashwrithe. But it looks like your deck is suffering from a lack of synergy if I had to take a gander as to why it wouldn't play out well. Vampires, zombies, and demons are the best staples/tribal types to play out in black. Some good suggestions for those are
These are the best cards to add in generic styled black decks, there are better cards in each of those categories but those are a few of the best in general and don't need other mechanics to work well. I hope these help as this is your first deck!
1 week ago
So you are going for Mono-Black Vampires?
At some point I had a list, but basically, you have too much on board kill, while your threats are middling. Hand disruption is important.
1 week ago
Just a couple ideas if you'd like to push farther into the 'Vampire Tribal' category.
If you have the money, Cavern of Souls would make your vamps un-counter-able.
What's a good monodeck without Dark Ritual?!
Heh, regardless, hope this helps.
2 weeks ago
I'll try one, couldn't hurt to diversify a Vampire Nocturnus into one.