Voldaren Pariah


Abolisher of Bloodlines  Flip


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Eldritch Moon Rare

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Voldaren Pariah

Creature — Vampire


Sacrifice three other creatures: Transform Voldaren Pariah.

Madness (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Voldaren Pariah Discussion

Anski on Blue/Black Zombies

22 hours ago

I would definitely cut Rancid Rats, Noosegraf Mob, Seagraf Skaab, Tattered Haunter, Doomed Dissenter from the creatures and Rise from the Tides, From Under the Floorboards and Drag Under from the sorcery slots. I would also probably cut Mindwrack Demon, Geralf's Masterpiece and Lamplighter of Selhoff.

Here's some of my reasoning behind those thoughts.- Rancid Rats I don't think you want to playing a 2CMC 1/1 even though it has death touch, you could be playing something more impactful even on a budget.

  • Noosegraf Mob 6mana creature is already pretty hard to cast and the fact that it does nothing when it comes on the board feels bad for that cmc. Even though it can take over the game after that, I still think that at 6 mana you would be better of recurring or playing multiple zombies that do more or holding up spells.

  • Seagraf Skaab 2mana 1/3 doesn't really kill or trade anything relevant, again could be using this slot to focus on having more impactful spells/creaturs.

  • Tattered Haunter Again doesn't really do anything for whats it worth.

  • Doomed Dissenter This could actually be playable, but I think you could still be playing something better.

  • Rise From the Tides This card works better in a deck that is really trying to break it. The zombies entering tapped is a big downside since they can't even block.

  • From Under the Floorboard I don't think you deck has enough looting effects to really take advantage of this card, Amonkhet also had this card Liliana's Mastery which is the same cmc but pumps your whole team and gets you 1 less zombie. Not sure if I would play even that though, but it is definitely more powerful.

  • Drag under basically reads "Delay your opponent by a turn, draw a card" or it gets rid of a blocker. But again for 3 mana you could be playing something better. 3 mana is surprisingly costly price to play for a spells that doesn't improve your board state, unless you're hitting for lethal but you need to get rid of a blocker.

  • Mindwrack Demon this is a powerful card, but it works much better in a deck that is dedicated on getting delirium fast.

  • Geralf's Masterpiece this is again a potentially powerful card. But it's very hard for a deck like this to have a near empty hand to cast this on turn 5 to get a lot out of it.

  • Lamplighter of Selhoff probably my favorite art in all of SOI, but sadly the card isn't very good outside of sealed/limited if you get synergies around it.

There are some other kinda bad cards as well like Liliana's Elite that could be cut for something better, but enough of that. Lets see what could help your deck perform a lot better. First of all focusing the on something for recursion or for aggro. Seeing that you're already in the camp I would suggest going for the recursion theme. Playing more 4x cards also really helps with consistency so you get to do more powerful plays more often.

I'll list a couple of cards that I would always run 4x in a zombie tribal with recursion theme.

  • Prized Amalgam this really the key recursion creature and one of the cards that will make your deck very resilient against removal.

  • Haunted Dead 4cmc 2/2 that gives you a 1/1 flyer isn't great, but the ability to pay to discard 2 cards and then bring it back is. You can even do things like have this creature die, use the ability target 2x Prized Amalgam in your hand and you would get all of them on the board. Also you can do that at instant speed during your opponents second main phase to get the amalgams ready for attacks on your next turn.

  • Cryptbreaker 1 mana zombie with a major upside is pretty good. Its ability lets you get Haunted Dead into the graveyard so you can use it ability easier.

Those are what I would definitely run as 4x every time. Now I can give you some ideas of cards that I might or might not run as 4x but would definitely run 2-4 copies of.

  • First of all this card Voldaren Pariah  Flip not a zombie, but vampire with a sweet art is almost as good right? If you got 5mana with at least 4 and a Cryptbreaker on board you can use its ability to discard this card and then cast it for madness using the zombie token you just created as 1 of the 3 creatures to flip this card and kill 3 of your opponents creatures. Most of the time you want to be probably sacking Haunted Dead and 2 Prized Amalgam since you can then just get them back on the next turn. This is a really awesome card and I would run 3-4 of these.

  • Lord of the Accursed make your whole team bigger and can even give them menace, very nice card since you're running almost only zombies. I don't know how many of these I would run, but this card looks like it could be worth a shot.

This is the kind of shell I would build for a deck like this other cards worth considering 4xFatal Push annoyingly pricey but a very good card. Some form of card draw is also good, like your Epiphany at the Drownyard for an example. Having 2x Geier Reach Sanitarium instead of 1 could also be nice.

I hope this comment helps or gives you some fun ideas. I didn't really want to become "play THIS or dont play" so please do brainstorm with it a bit and fit it into your own budget. Luckily none of the cards I mentioned are more than 3 dollars (aside from push), so getting a powerful deck shouldn't be very expensive :)

clark1424 on Blue/Black Zombies

1 day ago

If you want it that way, i'd suggest you go zombies instead. Check out my full aggro version of BW zombies.

You may want to go mono black as well.

If you want recursion, focus on being on the defensive end with Relentless Dead and Cryptbreaker. Then in the mid game, try resolving Haunted Dead with Prized Amalgam in your graveyard. Then mid to late game, try to resolve Voldaren Pariah  Flip through madness ability. These 5 cards that i mentioned should all be a playset in your deck as they are the core cards with the exception of Voldaren Pariah  Flip (you may have 3 copies of it in the deck instead of 4).

To smoothen it up, you may need some cards that would make you discard.

Examples of which are Sinister Concoction, Miasmic Mummy, Key to the City and Collective Brutality. Don't worry about lord cards if you chose this path. I'm very sure you won't need them.

There's just no such thing in zombies as a combination of both aggro and recursion. I've tried it and i failed several times (been playing zombies since shadows over innistrad block and i always come back to play it even if i did try other meta). You have to commit fully on one type that you are comfortable with. Otherwise, you'll end up discarding key aggro cards or removal in order to recur Haunted Dead or stitchwings. I also tried switching Haunted Deads with Scrapheap Scrounger and it was a failure. I end up exiling zombies that Relentless Dead could've taken out of the grave once i activate it's ability.

You may wan't to try aristocrats zombies. I'm honestly excited about it since it might augment the benefits of recursion (Wayward Servant on the battlefield, recur Haunted Dead or recur another zombie with Relentless Dead = drain/gain 1 life + another gain/drain 1 life per Prized Amalgam that would come back in the next end step) and with Plague Belcher, Voldaren Pariah  Flip can sweep your opponent's creatures while you are draining his/her life as well.

Hope my advice helps.;).

Play to have fun, and play to win.


Heretic_Dragoon on Black Red Vampires

6 days ago

Michae1JCaboose Right off the bat, i can say cut a dismember for a 4th lightning bolt. those are always a 4 of or none at all. Cut the Furyblade Vampire Voldaren Pariah  Flip cut to one (if none at all) of Stromkirk Condemned. I like the enchantment, but you'd rather have more removal or 1-drops. Maybe add 2 more land. Smoldering Marsh wouldn't be bad considering how many basics you're running. Heir of Falkenrath  Flip is good but I'd cut maybe one or two, four is too many imo. I'm kind of iffy on Asylum Visitor but I guess you can work them in somehow. I'd also maybe cut the Neonates, but I'm biased and prefer the older black one drops because once you get your opponent to 10 life they become far better than a 1/1 with menace.

elonth on Zombie Lords

1 week ago

Binding mummy is card that does not impact the board on its own. in fact it doesn't even impact the board when you cast it with a colossus out because the token enters first. You would be better off with relentless dead. Why? because he gets you back your cryptbreakers who struggle to stay alive with balistas in the format. If you can't keep a cryptbreaker to stick you lose on Card advantage. which is something zombies MUST have to win.

Don't run more than 2 liliana's majesties. they cost way to much to survive in this aggressive standard. You would get a lot more value out of running anointed procession. Why you can turn your 8 zombie token makers into doublers that means double your servant triggers double your binding mummy triggers(if you keep them). you even can afford to run 1-2 westvale abbyes for surprise ormandals.

Dusk tell dawn is a fine sideboard card. But it fails miserable against the main threats. which are mardu vehicles (you only kill their scrapheaps) and copycat. (you can't kill anything but avacyn.)

Again if you want this to be competitive you need instant speed answers. Voldaren Pariah  Flip is an absolute amazing card for zombies. Especially ones that can recur themselves. such as this deck. It gives you some instant speed answers by turn 5.

As long as copy cat is legal time to reflect is a dead card. So is fatal push if you can't trigger revolt (which you can't)

DanaBarrosReincarnate on Vampire black mono

1 week ago

i know this has already been mentioned before, but if you can swing it, you should really consider adding (AT LEAST) the following cards:

2x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
3x Drana, Liberator of Malakir
2x Yahenni, Undying Partisan
3x Asylum Visitor
4x Grasp of Darkness
3x Transgress the Mind

though i like Voldaren Pariah  Flip for flavor, i'm not really convinced that it's worth it. she's a 3/3 for that requires sacrificing THREE creatures to do anything even halfway decent...maybe you can squeeze her in as a one-of? as an alternative win-con? iunno

in terms of which cards to remove, i would prob do:

-4x Nightmare
-4x Vampire Noble
-2x Stromkirk Mentor
-4x Resourceful Return
-4x Carrier Thrall

Nightmare isn't synergistic enough for including ANY really, let alone x4; Vampire Noble = just plain awful; Stromkirk Mentor is OKAY, but Kalitas is MUCH better; Resourceful Return is meh, especially with only 2x artifacts in the entire deck;

& maybe the hardest cut overall, Carrier Thrall--i understand the synergy with Indulgent Aristocrat, i do, but your curve is wayyyyyyyyy maxed on in the 2-drop, so you really need to cut something clogging up that spot. for creatures to sacrifice in-game, you'd still have:

4x Vampire Noble
2x Stromkirk Mentor (who have already served at least half of its purpose w/ the ETB trigger)
3x Asylum Visitor (if necessary)

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$i know my suggestions might break the bank a bit, but Amonkhet coming out soon, prices on a lot of cards are dropping pretty significantly. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet & Drana, Liberator of Malakir are still pretty expensive (around $50 for all five), BUT yahenni is only 1$, visitor is only $.60, & grasp/transgress fluctuate between $1 to $2.


tweezer on Bontu's Birthday Bash!

1 week ago

Voldaren Pariah  Flip and Yahenni, Undying Partisan have been fun recently in my Mazirek deck, also Sifter of Skulls essentially doubles up on Pawn of Ulamog for more tokens!

Arthas1397 on Madness of Vampires

1 week ago

Seeing as you're playing a tribal deck in modern instead of Voldaren Pariah  Flip you should try Vampire Nocturnus

ram7 on Amonkhet Zombies

2 weeks ago

clark1424 would 1xVoldaren Pariah  Flip be reasonable? I think it could be useful particularly when it hits madness. It is definitely not tribal.

DanielMT57, I hadn't considered lost legacy, but it does seem to be more robust than Transgress the Mind. But it is also a 3 drop which hurts my curve a little.

I think it is reasonable to put in 2 Stitchwing Skaab for either 2 removal or 2 Metallic Mimic. I will test this!

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