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Exile target creature or planeswalker. You gain 2 life.
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Vraska's Contempt Discussion
1 day ago
Raise Dead isn't a bad graveyard retrieval card, but there isn't much that's better in Standard right now; options would be Recover , Soul Salvage , and FinD. Cast Down hits non-legendary creatures, and Price of Fame hits legendary creatures for cheaper than non-legendary creatures, so they complement each other nicely. If you're willing to ramp your opponent and splash green, you can pick up Assassin's Trophy , although probably not on a budget. Moment of Craving is not a bad card; it's one of the few things that get rid of Adanto Vanguard cheaply (since a creature with zero or less toughness is removed from the battlefield even if it's indestructible). You might consider replacing some or all copies of it with Vicious Offering if you're willing to sacrifice creatures sometimes, or with Dead Weight for a persistent effect without the life gain. A strictly more powerful but also more expensive option is Vraska's Contempt . None of those cards synergize especially well with Sengir Vampire because Sengir Vampire is a 4/4, which means that most of the time it will either kill a creature by itself or die to it, rendering the later death of the creature meaningless since you no longer control Sengir Vampire. If you're looking for that type of synergy I recommend Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood , although he's very expensive mana-wise for a Standard deck (which is probably not horrible in casual play but might bite you in the butt at a tournament when he gets killed with Price of Fame or similar after sideboarding). As an additional recommendation that's kind of like Moment of Craving thematically, you might consider Arterial Flow (both are useful in your deck but serve different roles); there's also Moment of Triumph as another vampire-themed combat trick. If you like all these vampire-themed cards for flavor reasons, search through the Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan sets; they were tribal sets with Merfolk, Pirates, Vampires, and Dinosaurs as the tribes, so probably about 20% of the cards are vampire-themed in those two sets.
2 days ago
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2 days ago
First of all, I must say that this seems like a pretty cool deck! I am also super hyped for an Aristocrats deck I want to build with the new set. The build I'm going for is much more Aggro, with quite a lot of recursion for a normal Aggro deck. You can check it out here if you want! :D
I like a lot your idea though, you seem much more able to abuse the token generators. Compared to the version I'm considering, this deck can't be as explosive, but it seems it has a much better late game than my version.
However, there's a couple suggestions I want to make in case it might be better for this version. I think Priest of the Forgotten Gods will be an all-star in Aristocrats. Yes, two creatures is a lot to sacrifice, but it enables so much! You make them sac a creature, you add two black mana and you draw a card! You could easily sac the Reassembling Skeleton and a token, for example, and use the black mana to bring back the skeleton. If you have Teysa on the field, and sac creatures with Afterlife, you get as little as four tokens! Or ping four times with Judith! Those two last examples are a bit Christmaslandy, but I think the Priest is one of the best sac outlets in the new set. I was proxy testing with a friend, and sometimes it's just absurd!
Also, despite the presence of both Lava Coil and Vraska's Contempt , I encourage you to include more Seraph of the Scales . If they try to exile it, you could sacrifice it to Pitiless Pontiff , to the Priest if you end up including it, or even to some cheap removal such as Final Payment or Vicious Offering (in case you face indestructible creatures in your meta). I only have two in my list, but I try to keep it more low on CMC. And still I might include another one! haha
Finally, I would definitely include some removal Mainboard, either Mortify or Bedevil in your sideboard are great cards (although Mortify is sometimes easier to cast). Oh! And Hunted Witness or Legion's Landing Flip might be nice includes, just because they fit on the curve and are pretty good cards on their own.
Well, that's basically it! I'm sorry for such a long comment I wrote ^^' In general, I would say it looks like a pretty cool list. Good luck and have fun brewing!
1 week ago
Hi! Just some ideas. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for mana base. Phyrexian Arena for card draw. Erebos, God of the Dead - indestructible card draw. Dictate of Erebos - great combo: Yahenni, Undying Partisan/Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet + Bloodghast + Blood Artist/Kalastria Highborn. Vraska's Contempt - a very promising removal. Metallic Mimic, Adaptive Automaton, Bad Moon or Vanquisher's Banner to boost your creatures.
1 week ago
I like this as I already thought a similar Mardu Midrange!
Plus, I like Mortify really much instead of Lava Coil because is our only way to deal with enchantments & I see Kaya's Wrath more like a Sideboard card against aggro decks, how about replace 2x of Wrath with a couple of Vraska's Contempt?
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1 week ago
Skyler1776 I can see that you're fairly new to these parts, so I'm going to try to give you some advice.
If you want to talk about someone's deck with them, posing that in the form of a question can sound quite aggressive.
I'll give you an example.
If you say to a deck builder "Why no Vraska's Contempt?" that is very different from saying to them "I would include some Vraska's Contempt. It helps to both deal with Planeswalkers, and stop Creature recursion".
The question sounds like you are demanding to know why a deck builder hasn't included a particular card.
The statement sounds like a well-reasoned suggestion.
1 week ago
Really unique idea, love it!
I have a few things i would do differently, let me know what you think.
1). Fell Specter seems a bit weak mainboard here, Only 1 card really synergises with it, Arterial Flow. Once this creature has used its ETB then its very weak, and I feel there should be a better option. Personally I would remove them all and add in x3 Raiders' Wake and x1 Arguel's Blood Fast Flip. My reasoning for this would be that you'r gameplan revolves around attacking with creatures anyway with Vicious Conquistador, Tattered Mummy and lots of flyers mean this card should always trigger. And the arguel's allows your deck to draw some cards as it looks like it might run out of steam quickly, as it has no card draw and lots of low CMC cards.
2). Vraska's Contempt is one of the best cards in standard, but with it being the only instant in your deck, your opponent will know if you are holding this up on thier turn, maybe drop these to sideboard and bring them in for matchups that needs instant speed interaction (izzet drakes) and go for more sorcery speed removal mainboard. +1 Walk the Plank +1 Arguel's Blood Fast Flip. (I could be wrong about this assumption, as i havent played the deck)
3). Card draw seems inportant to this deck and I would try and add a few in somewhere, if you've read my comment up until now, I have added in 2 arguel's blood fasts to give the deck some card draw and although there are several different options, Costly Plunder, Champion of Dusk, Blood Divination i feel that this is probably your best option. Cheap and repeatable.
4). Lastly Arterial Flow seems like one of the biggest pay-offs for going a vampire heavy mainboard, and putting 4 in the maindeck feels right to me.
2 weeks ago
Hi Ninjew42, thanks!! I like your deck and suggestions a lot.
The haste on Captain Lannery Storm and Fanatical Firebrand is sweet, but I hate they don't have evasion or even pseudo-evasion. It makes turns where I can't attack with them because I don't have a trick, or enough mana open for a trick. I'll test with them and see how they go!
Walk the Plank is an awesome card, except that I play this on MTG:A and run into stupid, stupid, merfolk. The double black mana cost is also really rough, at least until Ravnica Allegiance comes out and Blood Crypt becomes available. I like being able to keep starting hands with double Unclaimed Territory and I fear I'll never be able to play this when I need to.
Lightning Strike is indeed a great candidate and potential way to finish out a game. I've played with it before to great success, but at the moment I favor Lava Coil because it can remove most troublesome blockers, like drakes or phoenixes. Vraska's Contempt is my favorite removal in the format, but it's too slow and expensive for this deck. I love exiling planeswalkers but I think this deck does better by doing damage with its pirates.