Vampire of the Dire Moon

Vampire of the Dire Moon

Creature — Vampire

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much.)

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Core Set 2020 (M20) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vampire of the Dire Moon Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on First Strike Deathtouch

4 days ago

I also think you need to add in more lands if you're going to run so many high mana-cost cards. You've only got one 1-mana creature and two 2-mana creatures. A creature with mana cost of 3+ isn't going to give you any advantages early-on, and you have very few available targets for any enchantment.

Take for example, Lure. It's a fantastic card to combo with Deathtouch, but unless you have cheap creature options for it, it's going to be at least turn 4 or 5 before you can do anything with it (giving opponents way too much time to destroy it or the creature).

I'd look at low-mana Deathtouch creatures and maybe work with the Lure mechanic by adding in a couple more copies. That should be a 4x w/o a doubt.

Cheap black/green deathtouch creatures abound: Vampire of the Dire Moon and Sedge Scorpion spring to mind, but you can dig around as Legacy affords a lot of options.

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires

1 week ago

Great deck!

I would swap Vampire Cutthroat with Vampire of the Dire Moon because deathtouch is handier than skulk.

I would get Dark Impostor in there. You could swap out Stromkirk Condemned,Vampire Hexmage, or Vampire Nocturnus. More than half your deck isn't black cards so Vampire Nocturnus might not be as handy not to mention showing your opponent your next draw is not usually advantageous.

Purphoros, God of the Forge is kinda expensive for a chance at extra damage. Consider Brutal Hordechief; relative same cost but more bang for your buck. Along with Sanctum Seeker and say Foul-Tongue Shriek you could be doing a ton of damage.

I would swap Basalt Monolith out for Ashnod's Altar. A lot more mana production, a lot more synergy with other cards in the deck, less expensive, more utility est.

I think you really need some card draw in there but I'm not sure how to make those changes. You could use cards like Oathsworn Vampire as a way to sacrifice a creature for cards like Altar's Reap, Carnage Altar,Costly Plunder, Dredge, Merciless Resolve, Morbid Curiosity, Phyrexian Vault, Reprocess, Skulltap, or Vampiric Rites.

Idol of Oblivion could get you some extra card draw with all of Edgar's token generation.

Cliffhaven Vampire, Defiant Bloodlord, and Epicure of Blood are all worthy of consideration.

Drana's Emissary is also nice to have early game.

Silverdrake on Tap to Die

1 month ago

Neat concept. But wouldn't it be easier to shift the deck to GB and instead of running creatures that ping and equipments for deathtouch, run creatures with deathtouch and equipment to ping? Gnarlwood Dryad, Narnam Renegade, Foulmire Knight, Vampire of the Dire Moon, Wasteland Viper, Gifted Aetherborn etc. and Viridian Longbow or Sorcerer's Wand

HatShot on Black Hole Sun

2 months ago

[EDIT] After some testing in ranked standard, I found that Linden, the Steadfast Queen is a very powerful card in synergy whith Heliod, Sun-Crowned. I definitely got enought removal with 2 Banishing Light, 2 Murderous Rider and 2 Pacifism. Now as it is, this deck can win turn 4 or 5.

Changes :

If you feel something's not right, feel free to tell me! :)


Demon519 on Vampire Tribal

2 months ago

Banehound can be swapped for Vampire of the Dire Moon as long as you don't mind giving up haste. Terror is outclassed by Go for the Throat. Have you considered Vampire Nocturnus?

On devotion...Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could be a powerful land for you, if it's within budget. While not a Vampire, Gray Merchant of Asphodel has some potential here, rewarding your mono-black nature and supporting your life-gain theme.

These are just a couple of suggestions I have. Most of them should be fairly cheap to pick up! Other than that, this looks really fun to play. You could also get a bit more cruel with your sacrifice subtheme and add Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact. Food for thought...

Heartless Summoning is going to disable several of your creatures from staying alive, unfortunately. Given that your mana curve mostly stops at 5, I doubt you need the cost reduction it gives you. Even just looking at your commander, it turns Drana into just a 1/2 at first, which really isn't that intimidating. While it does allow you to play 5-mana creatures on turn 3 (and don't get me wrong, this IS powerful), I worry that your 1/1 creatures would be dead weight in your hand.

Raknulfr on Golgari Swarm - Undergrowth

2 months ago


I personally think Guardian Project is a great addition for every Commander-Deck with green in it. Not that cheap but awesome!

Low CMC deathtoucher like Foulmire Knight , Hired Poisoner , Sedge Scorpion and Vampire of the Dire Moon are a nice threat agains big stuff of your opponents and are cheap creatures to get into the graveyard for undergrowth.

Minousmancer on Ultimate Mono-B Sorin Theme Deck

2 months ago

Why only 1xsorin?

Sorin Markov

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord

Sorin, Vampire Lord

Sorin, Grim Nemesis or Sorin, Lord of Innistrad or Sorin, Solemn Visitor or Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord if you wanted to splice in some White through either Duel Lands or Artifacts. Hell, a couple Lotus Field s would work even Unknown Shores could do the trick.

I'd lose one to three Swamp s This is a Mono-Black deck. Mono decks only need 16-18 of their Primary Mana source, this frees up room for either more Spells, Creatures, or Planeswalkers.

Also, I'd trade in Barren Moor Bojuka Bog Castle Locthwain Piranha Marsh for 4x Westvale Abbey  Flip They'll never see that coming and it plays into the story of Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and since the Shadowspear is made from pieces of the Helvault you could add one of them.

Indulgent Aristocrat , Vampire of the Dire Moon , & Vampire Outcasts I would personally replace them with 3x Bloodthirsty Aerialist s but they can be replaced with Knight of the Ebon Legion , Dark Impostor , & Child of The Night for a much better effect.

Cafelattis on Mono Black Devotion HELP

2 months ago

Vampire of the Dire Moon and Underworld Sentinel seems like fodder to me, they are not bad by any means but they seem like the creatures that impact the board the least. I think that you are having to many One drops, Nine seems a little much by me. Im suprised that you are not adding Nightmare Shepherd , seems like the bomb to me, 4/4 flyer with great effects. Hope this helps!

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