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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
4 days ago
BW control generally involves discard spells. You can get some good ones with Duress , Despise , and Castigate . If your friends play mostly creatures, then Harsh Scrutiny is good too. Hymn to Tourach is relatively cheap, but it's very very very very strong, play it at your own risk of creating an arms race between you and your playgroup.
Healer's Hawk is definitely more of an aggro card, if you want an effect like that, I would recommend Vampire Nighthawk . Obzedat, Ghost Council is incredibly strong, as is Blood Baron of Vizkopa . Vona, Butcher of Magan is incredible too.
I love merciless eviction, but you should really only run one, I would recommend you play some copies of Day of Judgment , Languish , Wrath of God , and Ritual of Soot to get those wraths earlier and keep the board clear.
I cannot recommend enough some Isolated Chapel s, Temple of Silence , Concealed Courtyard s, Shambling Vent s, and Caves of Koilos . Fetid Heath has recently plummeted in price as well, but I don't know your budget.
You'll definitely want some card draw to refill your hand too. In these colors it comes at the cost of life, for the most part. My personal favorites in casual decks are Twilight Prophet , but she is ridiculously expensive, and Kaya, Ghost Assassin . Arguel's Blood Fast Flip, Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , Damnable Pact , Dark Bargain , Read the Bones , and Midnight Oil .
Hope this was at least a little helpful!
1 week ago
Given what you said before, I'd feel hesitant to advise and substitutions of one card for another. I am however a sucker for "win more" cards and am curious why you're not using The Chain Veil even though it cannot go infinite in your build.
I would mention that while Teysa does provide protection via removal, I'm not so sure she's the best fit for an Orzhov superfriends deck. Vona, Butcher of Magan or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim provide non-land removal for one, but Daxos the Returned provides bodies to throw in the way of aggressors (and he could throw anthems and pillow fort down while staying on theme). Worst case scenario there's always the second Teysa.
I do feel at the least that you should look closely at running the Gideon line of walkers. Gideon Jura gives all of your other walkers a reprieve from being attacked. The Amonkhet one can flat stop you from losing (and, mind you, can be targeted by Sun Titan). And lastly the Zendikar one provides free tokens and anthems.
2 weeks ago
Did not even know about Vona, Butcher of Magan, I run a similar deck on Arena. The thing I did that isn't here is to run Divine Visitation in the hopes of popping all the tokens you get from vampire lifelinkers into angels. Even without getting that combo off, the deck is still strong. You need Call to the Feast for buffing the Pridemade.
If you go the angel token route, you will start to axe cards that don't contribute. I don't run Diamond Mare, Chupacabra. I do run Martyr of Dusk which fits your budget theme. Conclave Tribunal is better than Seal Away.
2 weeks ago
Updating the current state of the deck. Some of the lands I removed is mainly for availability sake (needed more in other decks).
3 weeks ago
Isochron Scepter seems out of place because you only have seven cards it works with. I think Worn Powerstone is too slow, instead I would run some talismans (Talisman of Progress). I would only keep Torpor Orb if you decide to make this deck more control heavy. An Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre to stop mill seems good in place of Commit. I would try to get nonbasic lands so you don't end up mana screwed. Shocks and fetches are ideal but if you don't want to spend that much, life-gain taplands and others should suffice.
Cards I like for this deck:
Austere Command, Vindicate, Killing Wave, Toxic Deluge, Karlov of the Ghost Council, Vona, Butcher of Magan, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Souls of the Faultless, Drogskol Reaver, Tainted Sigil, Well of Lost Dreams, Venser's Journal, Polluted Bonds, Moat, Sphere of Safety, Bojuka Bog, Glacial Chasm
The deck looks good though, hope it really polishes up!
1 month ago
What do you think of Vona, Butcher of Magan as a commander instead? doesn't bounce to hand gives us some removal for the same coast AND it drains more life sounds pretty sweet to me.
1 month ago
I recently made a finalized draft of an EDH decklist centered around banding, with Chromium at the helm (for more old-school mechanics). As the easiest way to give banding consistently is with the cycle of banding lands (for this deck, Cathedral of Serra, Unholy Citadel, and Seafarer's Quay), the deck has a historic theme. The joke of the deck is that all the legendary creatures are part of a band, so after I put the deck together I was planning to alter all of them with simple clipart-ish instruments. My question is: based on the art and character of each card, what instrument should I paint?
Some of them are fairly simple, like Ayesha Tanaka. It's not a stretch to say she's singing, so I could paint a little microphone next to her. Odric, Lunarch Marshal could be playing a cello. Although recognizability is important, I'd like a lot of different instruments. The sillier, the better. Any ideas?
All legendary creatures in the deck Show
The Scarab God (I'm thinking maracas?)
Demonlord Belzenlok (accordion?)
Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign (trumpet?)
Sorin, Solemn Visitor (he can't turn into a creature but it'd still be neat)
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1 month ago
With that much lifegain, I'd definitely add a copy or 2 of Vona, Butcher of Magan. I'd also probably add in 2 more legion conquistadors if you're going that route. I'd take out the deathless ancients, all of the hierophant's chalices, and the copies of mark of the vampire. Try to get your total deck card count down to exactly 60. I'd also probably try to add 1 or 2 more lands.