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
14 hours ago
5 days ago
I like the idea of Lightning Bolt over Shock if you go with red. But if you do consider the Vampire Nocturnus then Disfigure makes sense in my mind being a black card that is similar to a shock except it also has a utility usage. Hope my comments help, and sorry for the essay's. +1'd
6 days ago
I like where this is going however you should aim for 60 cards as going over only hurts your chances of drawing the cards you need. Duress doesn't need to be here, if anything Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize are just better options if you really want to play with disruption. Shock doesn't need to be here at all, it's simply taking up space. Instead use Victim of Night or Murder for some additional removal. Personally, I would drop Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Bloodmad Vampire (good cards but not really a fit here) and replace them with Vampire Nocturnus. Malakir Bloodwitch is another card that I don't see the benefit of having. Having it in hand slows down your deck; that said, if your goal is purely life gain then it makes sense, but then the other cards in the deck make me think life-gain is just an added bonus, not a focus, otherwise I would recommend Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond for that combo. I like the use of Vampire Cutthroat too many vamp decks neglect this card and use Pulse Tracker instead, but Cutthroat, in my opinion, is just as good especially if the game lasts longer. And finally, there is the mana, things like Blood Crypt are beneficial but not a must.
6 days ago
First off, welcome to the world of EDH! I think you'll find it's definitely one of the most fun formats you'll experience. As someone who has played tribal vampires before, I think I can offer you some suggestions based on my experience. Now I'm not sure what you're budget is for cards so feel free to ignore any suggestions that are out of your budget range.
Vampires are tricky because they don't have as much tribal support as say Goblins, Elves, or even Zombies so you really want the best they have to offer. I think that 44 creatures is a bit too high, even for a tribal deck, so I would cut and refine some of your weaker vampires.
These are a few ideas of some very powerful vampires that could easily be swapped in for some of the less optimal brood.
As with any EDH deck, your mana base is going to always be tweaked and upgraded to make your plays faster and more reliable. Now this is something you can do over time and as budget allows but some major lands to consider are:
Now the latter 3 lands are included for explosive ramping and because I've found most tribal vampire decks are more black than red. Another thing to keep in mind is that generally, you don't want less than 36 lands in your deck unless you have a lot of mana rocks to support less. Olivia is a very mana hungry commander so I would suggest about 38 lands.
Along similar lines, I would include the following mana rocks to further ramp/filter your mana:
While not traditional "ramp", Urza's Incubator can be very helpful in this deck since vampires tend to be a bit higher mana costed.
You'll want to include a few cards to help you draw more cards just to get more power from the deck. There's a lot of options out there but one card I strongly suggest is Phyrexian Arena.
The same goes for your removal. A little spot removal and a few board wipes should have you covered.
I hope these ideas help! Best of luck to you with your deck!
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Must add Vampire Nocturnus do it, go on, go add it right now.
2 weeks ago
I understand you want Vampire Nocturnus to almost always give the +2/+1 is why you run 30 lands.
So here my view on things: To make a good use of those 3 vampires, you need a higher creature count, Simply put, the cards are useless if there's no creatures to take advantage of it.
Take out 4 Swamp, add 4X Gifted Aetherborn to stick with your theme of lifegain.
Take out 4 Swamp and add 4xGatekeeper of Malakir
Witchbane Orb is a good card, but belongs to the sideboard.
You don't need 30 swamp. I know you really want Vampire Nocturnus to give the bonus, but it's not a reason good enough to draw 8 lands in a row because yes, the odds allows that with 30 lands.
Hope this helps and have fun playing :)
2 weeks ago
you are way too thin on lands, and you have no need for a blue mana source so I would definitely be cutting the Dimir Aqueduct. you are relying on a quarter of your lands to hit the board so that your big beater Vampire Nocturnus can go off, you need more guarantee that he will hit the board. so cut 2Guul Draz Vampire for more lands as well. also id cut a Vampire Assassin and add another Gifted Aetherborn see how that treats ya. also, cut the Elixir of Immortality and an Accorder's Shield for 2 Feast of Blood if you can afford it you should also be finding ways to incorporate Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet hope this helps. As one vampire lover to another.