Vicious Conquistador

Vicious Conquistador

Creature — Vampire Soldier

Whenever Vicious Conquistador attacks, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vicious Conquistador occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.1%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Vicious Conquistador Discussion

TheMadRocketeer on Swarm

1 month ago

I never noticed Vicious Conquistador before. Looks like an upgraded Pulse Tracker, which makes it good. I'd move some more in that direction. You really want to be pretty sure of a 1-cost creature in your opening hand and a 2-cost creature or two 1-cost creatures for your second turn. You want to be getting some hurt in before the opponent starts dropping bigger creatures. When they do, you want to be using inexpensive removal on their better creatures (Doom Blade, Smite, Victim of Night, etc.) or evading them (Vampire Nighthawk, Gruesome Deformity, etc.) to keep the pressure on and finish them quickly. Don't over-focus on life gain and defense. A little can give you an edge; too much will deprive you of focus. If the opponent is given time and room to fully develop his/her game plan, the extra life will only slow your loss by a turn or two, not prevent it. Embrace cards like Sign in Blood, which lets you trade those life points for something you need more, cards. It can also be used to get in a couple of points of unblockable life loss on an enemy, but that's not the most common use. Keep in mind that the only life point that matters is the last one.

tkjanacek on Edgar's Dega Vampires

2 months ago

This is admittedly minor, but I don't like Changeling Outcast and Duskborne Skymarcher. Vicious Conquistador and Pulse Tracker are much more efficient at pushing damage, and synergize better with Cover of Darkness and Reconnaissance. Shadow Alley Denizen will also generally be better.

Silverdrake on Orzhov Vampire

3 months ago

Hey DarrockHawk, good start to this deck!

If you want to play this deck in modern, you'll have to cut the Swords to Plowshares since that card isn't modern legal. You're also running a much higher amount of removal than normal for an aggressive creature deck like this - hell, most control decks don't even run this much removal! Right now you're running 14 removal spells - a good spot of an aggresive creature deck is 6-8. I would go down to 4x Path to Exile, 2x Go for the Throat, and 1-2 Anguished Unmaking. The Extirpates are also an interesting choice - do you usually/always play against graveyard combo decks? If not, I'd move those to the sideboard (if you're going to play them at all).

As for what to add, Vicious Conquistador , Kalastria Highborn , Bloodghast , Gatekeeper of Malakir , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , and Captivating Vampire are some powerful vampire cards that you're missing. If you wanted to throw red into the deck, it opens up Stromkirk Captain , Olivia, Mobilized for War , and Olivia Voldaren as well as things like Lightning Bolt , Terminate , and Bedevil .

I can give more specific suggestions if you're interested, but in the meantime I think you should play around with it to see what you like! Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it!

hungry000 on Suicide Aggro

3 months ago

How about Vicious Conquistador instead of Grasping Scoundrel since it doesn't die to 1 dmg sweepers?

Happymaster19 on

5 months ago

beakedbard

Knight of the Ebon Legion May be the correct choice over Vicious Conquistador . I just wanted something that more reliably applies more pressure early. Knight May warrant more testing though if combos don’t take over and the format establishes itself as midrangey.

Updates to the sideboard have been made.

Happymaster19 on True Blood [Modern R/B Vampires]

5 months ago

It could definitely be adapted but missing Stromkirk Captain is rough. Maybe Vicious Conquistador in place of Stromkirk Noble and Furyblade Vampire in place of Bloodghast . What time replace the Captain with however.

DanHargraves101 on mindcrank/Bloodchief kill deck

5 months ago

Zorous, Thank you very much for your recommendations they are great! I was thinking that I was lacking ways to get the tokens on Bloodchief Ascension .

Trouble with Arterial Flow is that I do not have any vampires other than the Vicious Conquistador I would put in there.

I love the idea of Stab Wound , a good way to limit damage but also get my tokens!

My only feeling from playing this deck, even with Blood Pet and Dark Ritual I lack the mana to play the cards I really want or need too.

Zorous on mindcrank/Bloodchief kill deck

5 months ago

Haven't seen this combo before, but it looks juicy. I think a problem you might have is just getting some guaranteed damage to get the Bloodchief counters. Subbing in a Piranha Marsh or two for some swamps could get help in getting some of those counters.

Vicious Conquistador , Cauldron Familiar + Witch's Oven , or Retreat to Hagra could also be a way to get some life loss going on. Though this isn't quite getting you there.

Something like Stab Wound would be perfect if they have a big enough creature to put it on. Highway Robber also guarantees the 2 life loss and is a man on the field or Hideous End for some removal, and to get a trigger on your enemy's turn.

If you are leaning towards Vicious Conquistador , Fell Specter and Arterial Flow could work up some good synergy.

Hope this helps!

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