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Vampiric Rites Discussion
1 week ago
I like your build here so far; Saprolings are a favorite of mine.
I think you should go with the new Smothering Tithe instead of Awakening Zone . I think it will trigger more reliably and consistently, and therefore be better ramp for you. I'm also a fan of Slimefoot, the Stowaway . I like Vampiric Rites in here, as it fits for when you want to sac creatures for effects. Consider adding Thallid Soothsayer as well. It works a bit smoother, as its effect costs as opposed to a color, which is nice in a three-color deck. I'm also a fan of putting in Greed for card draw, as sometimes you just want to fill your hand.
Looking pretty good so far!
1 week ago
Want some quick ramp? Cabal Stronghold is a great ramping land that works similar to the pricier Cabal Coffers . Card draw and a sack outlet on a budget? try the simple Vampiric Rites . Not a free sack, but its simple, cheap, and you gain a card draw in black without losing life. If you want to go infinite on cheap, try using Requiem Angel , a free sac outlet, one of the life draining cards I recommended (it'll be easier with Zulaport since it affects everybody), and a single non-Spirit creature with your Divine Visitation.
2 weeks ago
Hi! I'm also a fan of Vampiric tribe and I like your deck. Some ideas. I think you can replace Razaketh, the Foulblooded with Doom Whisperer . Whisperer is a very powerful card especially when paired with Twilight Prophet . I also recommend to look at Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and Elenda, the Dusk Rose - both are great token generators. Not sure about Duress - it's fun in Standard but I think it's mediocre in multi-player format. Replace it with Vampiric Tutor (depends on the budget of course). Speaking about removals: Bedevil and Vraska's Contempt look promising. And don't forget about card advantage! It's vital in EDH. Phyrexian Arena , Necropotence , Underworld Connections , Vampiric Rites (by the way it works well with Blood Artist ) - you definitely need at least one of these. You also need Wrath of God or Damnation as board wipes and Unbreakable Formation as a protection against board wipes (optionally). Good luck in brewing!
3 weeks ago
You've got several good Rakdos choices, because three of them have a sac outlet on the Commander, which is great for an Aristocrats theme. Judith is great, too, and can be very powerful in her own right.
But, a color combo you haven't considered thus far that might be up your alley is Golgari. It has so many great options to go with, and you can add Poison-Tip Archer as an additional Aristocrat. Golgari brings lots of good card drawing options to theme it with, with cards like Thallid Soothsayer , Vampiric Rites , Fecundity , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , and that's just a few. Playing with also means you don't have to get hosed by enchantments. And you can just go nuts with your Commander options: Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest , and Savra, Queen of the Golgari , just to name a few. You can even do a saproling-specific build using Slimefoot, the Stowaway , which I'm doing myself.
With Golgari, you can just go nuts.
3 weeks ago
I mean if it works better in your play groups then do it! I just love Twilight Drover + Teysa, Orzhov Scion a lot! It helps me in slower games and I can't wait to see it work with Teysa Karlov . Oh I think I forgot to mention Requiem Angel since she only cares about it being a spirit or not, you don't seem to have any spirits besides the dragons. So Elendra's vampires, Wurmcoil's wurms, if you ever run Army of the Damned etc. I know you aren't as token focused as I am though. I think Vampiric Rites would be good in this.
3 weeks ago
@squadcarxmar: I meant to put Teysa, Orzhov Scion in the deck originally but when I was making the final decklist I totally forgot about it. I might drop Blistergrub for it because so far it's been kind of underwhelming. Necropotence is iffy. I have one but in my experience it's more suited towards faster decks and this deck tends to be a little slower, although now that I think about it I should probably put it in my Rakdos deck. Normally I'd put Erebos, God of the Dead in over Arguel's Blood Fast Flip but from the games I've played with the deck so far the flip side of blood fast is more relevant in this deck. I am thinking about replacing it with Stoneforge Mystic to go and get Skullclamp though, or maybe Vampiric Rites . Not too sure about Twilight Drover . I might give it a shot as more sac fodder.
On another note I'm thinking about removing Sol Ring and possibly Pitiless Plunderer from the deck. So far they've been nothing but win more cards. I'm curious what your thoughts on that are. I appreciate the feedback!
4 weeks ago
Makes sense. If you're looking for sack outlets, I would recommend Vampiric Rites , since it gives you good card advantage. Teysa, Orzhov Scion might also be a good idea for a way to sack white creatures.
4 weeks ago
I like the deck - I also saw Teysa Karlov and immediatly thought "commander looking for deck". Tossing out some suggestions below if you are interested.
kind of supprised you're not running Pontiff of Blight - it makes any token theme able to stall out and drain life from opponents at a rediculously fast rate, and the 7 toughness makes it burn and combat resistant.
Vampiric Rites is a cheap little sac outlet for token draw, as none of your triggered card draw benifits from tokens.
Ashen Rider is stupid amounts of rediculouslness (although it has a cost to match, so take that one with a grain of salt)
Vampiric Rites occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
W/B (Orzhov): 0.13%
RBW (Mardu): 0.06%