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A more control-ish take on BR Vampires. Not sure how it will work out, and there's a few cards I'm unsure of and just trying, and some that I know I want more, and don't have...
(Which is why there's a ton of 3-of... I'm trying most of them. The exception are the triad of Doom Blade/Throat/Verdict. Testing those three in other decks has led me to 3of those in mainboard and keep the 4th in side.)
So played in the Charlotte Standard Open, and did Ok.
Ok, so I went 1-3, drop, but hear me out.
First match against BW tokens, and I dominated first game with two Nobles. So happy I put them to 4of. Then I side in Shatters and Acts... And can't draw past 3 land for two games in a row. Convincing him to put out 6 spirits so I could actually Act them all away with three lands was the highlight of the remaining games. Also the first game reminded me why I play Sorin Markov; repeatable killing of 2-toughness creatures is absolute gold in this format. Gaining life while you're doing it is just icing.
Second match against a Blue/Red CounterBurn sort of deck. Creatureless deck made most of mine completely useless. So of course I draw nothing but kill spells, and never get a creature to stick thanks to shocks and counterspells.
Third match was what the deck was made to beat: Wolf Run Ramp. Absolutely dominated two games in a row, to the point I felt bad.
Fourth match I actually don't remember too well, I do know I lost without much competition due to more manascrew.
The sheer number of times I was sitting at 3 land, waiting for a fourth makes me think I may need to re-evaluate the land balance. I'd like to find some instant-speed sweep, but I may make do with whipflares instead. I did borrow a full playset of Blackcleave Cliffs for the event, so that helped. And have a plan for more Control-oriented decks. Honestly the format is so aggro-heavy right now that I don't plan on needing it too often.
Surprisingly I was never sad to draw Harrowing Journey. I'd prefer Sign in Blood, but I'll take what I can get.
|Date added||1 year|
|Last updated||1 year|
|Legal formats||Extended, Legacy, Vintage, Commander / EDH, Modern|
|Illegal cards||Grave Titan , Despise , Geth's Verdict , Surgical Extraction , Go for the Throat , Sorin Markov , Arc Trail , Doom Blade , Blackcleave Cliffs|