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Vona, Butcher of Magan
Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight
, Pay 7 life: Destroy target nonland permanent. Activate this ability only during your turn.
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Vona, Butcher of Magan Discussion
2 weeks ago
borjaambroce - It is most assuredly possible! With that focus in mind, I would cut all of the aristocrats cards you're currently running that wouldn't advance your new plan!
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Cruel Celebrant - 100% aristocrat card. Doesn't fit wit the new plan
Dictate of Erebos - While it does offer removal possibilities, its not as reliable outside of an aristocrats strategy
Elenda, the Dusk Rose - She's great in an aristocrats deck where you can reliably control when things die, but without sufficient sac outlets and chaff to sac, she usually comes up lackluster for her cost
There are also a fair number of cards in your list that I have personally tried that have under-performed.
Anowon, the Ruin Sage - He's too slow and easy to kill for the cost. At five mana you want truly impactful effects
Dark Impostor - The repeatable exile is awesome, but way too expensive to be effective
Kalastria Highborn - While it may not seem it, this card is super mana intensive to use effectively for a relatively minor effect
Sangromancer - Life gain, specially unreliable life gain like this, is not usually worth it for its own sake
Finally, there are a handful of cards that don't fall into either previous category that I think warrant discussion.
Panharmonicon - While this card is usually great, you only have four cards with ETBs. THis makes it a mostly four mana do-nothing card.
Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond - I know if goes infinite and everyone seems to love it; however, you have to consider each card by itself. Exquisite Blood is decent enough, but I'm not a fan of gaining life for no other reason than to gain it. Sanguine Bond is literally a dead card without any source of life gain, which while your deck does have some, I would say it is insufficient to support the card on its own merit.
1 month ago
Murphy77 sorry for the late reply. A friend of mine asked me to try out Elenda, the Dusk Rose as well which I am still yet to do, I do find Vona, Butcher of Magan is actually not usually a dead card, for example if i'm playing against the mono red deck, I can gain so much life off of Vona easily especially If I have Valiant Knight in play too, it can make my opponent focus their burn on Vona instead of me as well.
Bladebrand I don't think i'll try to fit it into this deck as there isn't a real need to I can see it working well with the first/double strike aspect of things. But my knights can get quite strong, plus with the first/double strike they can usually take down big threats, Vona and Aryel, Knight of Windgrace already have some great removal potential as well if I really need to take something down in order to win.
I don't really want to replace Midnight Reaper some reasons being it gives you card draw when you sacrifice Dauntless Bodyguard and taking 1 damage off of that isn't really a big issue, it also is a knight itself so I can be buffed for extra damage, but feel free to swap him out for something else say Orzhov Enforcer prehaps
1 month ago
I like the idea of trying to include Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Bladebrand into this deck. Vona, Butcher of Magan just seems to be too expensive to cast and could end up being a dead card in your hand quite often. I would look for a cheap cmc card with deathtouch (even if it's not a knight) to replace Midnight Reaper which really only works in a deck with lots of lifegain. I really don't know where I would try to work in Bladebrand
1 month ago
Lord_Europa With the deck being a more focused on you can fit Benalish Marshal in quite well, you can use it in place of something else, which would be most likely instead of Aryel, Knight of Windgrace , Vona, Butcher of Magan or even Valiant Knight . Though I personally like the idea of the extra removal to help deal with certain decks, like for example a deck full of flying creatures. I'd still take Valiant over Benelish because It can give a way to dump mana or provide a lot of damage with double strike and it is just slightly harder to kill.
1 month ago
Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.
You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).
Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails
Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition
A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar
Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.
1 month ago
Hi! I feel like this could be turned into a pretty spicy Commander deck with Vona, Butcher of Magan ! Anyway, I think that something like Sanctum Seeker is a “must include” in any vampire deck, specially with a lifedrain subtheme!
2 months ago
I can't add Vona, Butcher of Magan to my EDH deck. When I enter her name or fullname, Tappedout won't show me any hits. Any odeas why I got this problem?
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