Dark Ascension Vampires

Modern*

Hadarace Score: 11

Strangelove says... #1

So sick! This set's gonna be fun, +1

I'd recommend playing with some card:Nightbird's Clutches. Maybe Ruthless Invasion ?

You could also definitely use some black removal so these guys can hit.

This was my version: deck:all-bite-no-bark-br-aggro, has yet to be updated, will refer to this for sure.

January 18, 2012 2:58 a.m.

Hadarace says... #2

They look so fun. I want them!

January 18, 2012 2:59 a.m.

Hadarace says... #3

Dammit! Was gonna add some Volt Charge s or something and I see Markov Blademaster was just spoiled lol. Another reason to make this deck. 2 in mainboard (not on tappedout yet)

January 18, 2012 3:09 a.m.

Strangelove says... #4

Yea I saw that too. That's why I was thinking to add some unblockable so you can pump cards like THAT.

January 18, 2012 3:11 a.m.

Hadarace says... #5

I put in two card:Nightbird's Clutches, and I have 2 Crossway Vampire to help with blocking issue as well. Also Stromkirk Captain giving everything first strike will defiantly help if they don't have anyone they are willing to chump block with. Hopefully they run out of blockers before I run out of vamps lol.

January 18, 2012 3:15 a.m.

Hadarace says... #6

Added a sideboard. I think this could do well against white weenies (especially after sideboard). Not sure against anything like control or tempered steel. Now that I mention that I need artifact hate in there. Any other suggestions?

January 18, 2012 3:28 a.m.

olowleye says... #7

if ya dont mind me suggesting say Surgical Extraction or black sun's zenith to whip out any inconvenient blocks by some chumps'..personally i always enjoy whippin out my opponents board then surgical extract the other cards he/she is hiding in their library'...an it exiles the cards so known that flashback ...an graveborn mess'...jus a thought'..seen ya had 58 cards'..let me know what ya think'..cause im making a vampire deck' now as well...never had the thought to do so till i seen your's..+1

January 18, 2012 3:39 a.m.

Hadarace says... #8

I do like Surgical Extraction and card:Black Sun's Zenith. They would probably go sideboard though.

Thanks for the +1s! Just made it and its already my highest rated deck XD. Nobody usually looks at any of mine or it may just be that they suck cuz I post them based on cards I have which nerfs them.

January 18, 2012 3:46 a.m.

olowleye says... #9

i would totally sideboard those cards with a vampire deck for a possible second round removal payback as what i call it haha'..personally i jus make my deck prototype' then save'..then make it newb' an then save' again an it goes to the top of the comment board in the newb section'..its what i do all day everyday ..an jus like two days ago i finally have some of em made it on top rated(which im really really suprised that two of em did)...i discovered this cause i cant deckcycle till the next "tappedout maintenance check"..hah'ah

January 18, 2012 3:55 a.m.

Hadarace says... #10

Too bad I just cycled my Bw Dark Ascension deck before I made this one :( Don't comments and +1s put it back to the top of latest decks?

January 18, 2012 4:01 a.m.

olowleye says... #11

idk...hmm..it hasnt for me'...tho i dont get deckcycles...so idk how things are supposed to go'... we can try it out' brotha'

January 18, 2012 4:10 a.m.

Hadarace says... #12

Nope, doesn't look like it does. I'll just keep swapping reviews with people and hope that they return the favor lol.

January 18, 2012 4:12 a.m.

olowleye says... #13

i do see that you are on the Dark Ascension sect'..i think possibly from +1's cause you an strangelove are up round the same time'' an i +1 on both your guy's decks round a close time frame...an also commented' so idk haha

January 18, 2012 4:14 a.m.

burnsbabe says... #14

Where is Rally the Peasants as well. Both of these cards (especially Sorin) are made for this sort of deck.

I'd lose the Vampire Interloper as much as I love him in limited. Same for Bloodcrazed Neonate . Go up to a four-of on Bloodline Keeper  Flip  FlipMTG Card: Lord of Lineage. Every vampire he pumps out will be better for you, and they'll all get at least +1/+0 off of Sorin's -2 emblem.

January 18, 2012 7:21 a.m.

Hadarace says... #15

I'll check it out tomorrow how I'd switch around the lands to make the splash because you're right, Rally the Peasants though. It's nice, but I don't want to cut anything for it.

I would like 4 Bloodline Keeper  Flip  FlipMTG Card: Lord of Lineage in here, but playtesting will be required because I don't want to raise my mana curve too much. I want it to have an aggro aspect to it and not be all late game. I think the current late game is pretty good as it is.

Having an evasive Vampire Interloper is nice with a Rakish Heir or two down. The Bloodcrazed Neonate s work well putting on the pressure also. They have to deal with it or risk losing to a 2 drop. And with ways of making it unblockable it seems pretty reliable to me.

I'll see about swapping 2 Bloodcrazed Neonate for two Sorin, Lord of Innistrad.

January 18, 2012 7:50 a.m.

burnsbabe says... #16

Cool. It seems like you've got a plan and that's the most important part. I am following you about how heavy the deck is getting on four and five drops especially when you add Sorin to the mix. I might be tempted to pick just two or three. Probably go 2x Bloodline Keeper  Flip  FlipMTG Card: Lord of Lineage, and then 2x Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and 2x Olivia Voldaren . That way you have several options at the four slot and top out with the Bloodlord. I'd probably then lose Falkenrath Marauders . I love them too (even built a deck for them) but out of your options, they're easily the weakest.

This way you'll likely be able to manage a few more non-creature spells. You're going to want some of black's removal if you expect it to ever be competitive. We're at least talking Doom Blade /Go for the Throat and probably card:Black Sun's Zenith. +1 and I'd totally love a look at a couple of my decks.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ru-counterburn-2/

This is one I'm playing around with for after DKA releases. It's obviously in flux.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bant-beatdown-2/

And this one is my current standard deck. It won't be going anywhere, probably just getting a sibling so I don't get burned out on it.

January 18, 2012 8:08 a.m.

mossflower says... #17

I understand the love for Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, but it seems a bit sketchy to splash a third color for just 1-card. It would be more consistent to just stick 2 colors.

January 18, 2012 7:53 p.m.

Hadarace says... #18

Getting him on the field can really scare your opponents, and he can really make an impact, but I don't think the deck would miss him too much. Maybe drop down to 2 Isolated Chapel and put in 2 Shimmering Grotto ? That could help mana fix in other situations as well. Although I haven't encountered any real problems with the mana so far.

Whether or not he goes in ultimately depends on if I pull him.

On a side note I'm not too sure if he fits in here flavor wise. I think he belongs with Wb humans (such as my deck:sorin-and-his-livestock deck). Sure he is a vampire, but the vampires that are in this deck are causing some of the problems on Innistrad (watch the Dark Ascension trailer). He has returned to defend the humans much like any farmer defends his cattle from wolves.

January 18, 2012 8:07 p.m.

Hadarace says... #19

Completely forgot Clifftop Retreat existed lol. That should make Sorin, Lord of Innistrad less awkward to splash for.

January 18, 2012 9:05 p.m.

burnsbabe says... #20

Clifftop RetreatMTG Card: Clifftop Retreat is also the cheapest of all the enemy duals right now. Flavorwise, I'm following you. But, all the vampire tokens he pumps out plus the -2 emblem begs for him to be included.

January 20, 2012 1:45 a.m.

Hadarace says... #21

Ya I am no longer removing him since I remembered Clifftop RetreatMTG Card: Clifftop Retreat. I'll just have to playtest to know if I should drop the emblem right away, or make a lifelinker. If I have 2-3 other creatures i'll probably drop it, otherwise make a token for defense.

January 20, 2012 4 a.m.

JustMySkills says... #22

Nice deck man! I really appreciate the suggestions and will change the deck up tonight, +1 for you and check out my Blink deck, +1 if you like it!

January 20, 2012 6:50 p.m.

kram130 says... #23

Cool deck, +1. Cant wait for DKA, gonna be a really cool set. with what I've seen so far Im gonna put it up there with the likes of Lorwyn and Mirrodin. would Volt ChargeMTG Card: Volt Charge instead of Go for the ThroatMTG Card: Go for the Throat be more productive?

check out my Myrly Superstition if you can, if you like +1 it XD

January 25, 2012 11:57 a.m.

kingboo3000 says... #24

I find that a Bloodcrazed NeonateMTG Card: Bloodcrazed Neonate generally performs better T2 than a Vampire InterloperMTG Card: Vampire Interloper. With a Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captain T3, she's a 3/2 first striker swinging on turn three. Wow. But wait, she gets bigger!... Or more powerful... Yeah, that sounds better. My point is, you really don't need the flying with her first strikeyness.

One card that I've found fun in these Vamp decks is Assault StrobeMTG Card: Assault Strobe, it's a fun way to put an enormous amount of pressure on an opponent. I would even advocate taking out the Markov BlademasterMTG Card: Markov Blademaster for it. But at this point it's up to you.

I would strongly advise you to add in Volt ChargeMTG Card: Volt Charge. It's AMAZING at both clearing the board, pumping your vamps, and even pumping up Sorin's Loyalty. I would take out 1x Bloodlord of VaasgothMTG Card: Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and 2x Nightbird's ClutchesMTG Card: Nightbird's Clutches for three of them. I find just killing their creatures preferable to just not letting them block. XD +1

January 25, 2012 12:09 p.m.

Hadarace says... #25

Ive been debating over and 4/4 lifelink tokens with Sorin, Lord of InnistradMTG Card: Sorin, Lord of Innistrad.

January 25, 2012 12:30 p.m.

kingboo3000 says... #26

Yeah, I agree, maybe you should have some of both. GAAH, Bloodcrazed NeonateMTG Card: Bloodcrazed Neonate is better with a T3 Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captain, but Vampire InterloperMTG Card: Vampire Interloper is better with a T3 Rakish HeirMTG Card: Rakish Heir. I guess I'd take out 2x Markov BlademasterMTG Card: Markov Blademaster for one more of each of the 2-drops.

Yeah, I'm running a (real-life, oooooh) vampire deck right now, and I personally advocate the late game awesomeness of Bloodlord of VaasgothMTG Card: Bloodlord of Vaasgoth. He's great by himself, and any other vamps get huge automatically. But I hate to be the one to break it to you, but those tokens won't get bloodthirst. If you read his rules text carefully, it says "cast" a vampire spell. Unfortunately that doesn't apply to our friend Sorin, nor the keeper of linear blood.

And I also hate to be the guy nagging on the mana, but you could probably drop one land. For decks that cap out at 4-5 mana, and have most spells at 1-3, I usually play about 22-23 lands. This is entirely up to you though, just a thought in case you needed to free up a slot or two (at most). And remember, any opinions I state in my comments are just that, my own opinions on what I would change if it were my deck. Sure, I'm abso-freaking-lutely amazing at magic (<==Sarcasm), but I'm not always right, some would say usually not.

Anyways, sorry for rambling, good luck with the deck! I'll keep one of my tabs on it. Whatever that means.

January 25, 2012 10:16 p.m.

Hadarace says... #27

That sucks about the tokens, but doesn't make me want to change anything really. If mana is an issue once I make it I will drop one. Thanks for the input.

January 27, 2012 11:23 a.m.

internofdoom says... #28

I have never been a fan of Bloodlord of VaasgothMTG Card: Bloodlord of Vaasgoth since it is a setup card on turn 5. I'd think about Falkenrath AristocratMTG Card: Falkenrath Aristocrat instead, it synergies well with everything else and keeps the heat on.

Also, I made a version of the same theme, though more of a 'RDW, also vampires' take. Could you have a look? I'd appreciate it!

R/B Vampires are Alive!

February 17, 2012 6:41 a.m.

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Date added 2 years
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Legal formats Extended, Legacy, Vintage, Commander / EDH, Modern
Illegal cards Black Sun's Zenith , Go for the Throat , Volt Charge , Blackcleave Cliffs , Child of Night
Cards 54
Avg. CMC 2.63
Folders DA Vamps