Welcome to Edgar Markov and his Jacked Up Family. Edgar Markov is from Commander 2017 in which all five commanders have an "Eminence" ability, meaning that he can do significant damage without even having to be cast. In a sense, you start the game off with a free emblem. Then once you get to six mana you can bring out Markov and start having some real fun. He does have haste and will get a counter when you attack with him so he will definitely startle your opponents when he hits the table. As are all Commander 2017 decks, this is a vampire tribal deck and so as Markov attacks all your vampires will get a sudden boost further stunning your opponents. My version of this deck has a subtheme of +1/+1 counters (hence the jacked up family) and so the endgame is simple, swarm your opponents with a shit ton of increasingly stronger vamps.

Practical Precons

Cards straight out of the preconstructed deck that we are going to keep

card:1x Anowon, the Ruin Sage - Kicking off this vampire tribal, this is a good way to keep your opponents at bay especially before they get a big board

Dark Impostor - Exile a creature? And put a +1/+1 on it? sounds good to me. The rest is just a bonus really

Captivating Vampire - So this is kind of a chill vampire version of Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca . Very good in decks that rely heavily on their commanders, hijack it from them and make figure out a new strategy form there.

Bloodline Necromancer - Aww, did someone kill Captivating Vampire before you could have some fun? Bring it back real fast BOOM

Patron of the Vein - So this card is making an impact as soon as it hits the table. It's a little bit of Ravenous Chupacabra with a little bit of Patron of the Valiant all wrapped into a 4/4 creature which turns into a 5/5 as soon as it hits the board and boosts all your other vamps immediately also.

Vein Drinker - So this card is very good at getting some little to medium sized. Hopefully when it enters, Vein Drinker gets some perks of being a vampire from things like Legion Lieutenant and Stromkirk Captain so that its power gets larger and it can take out more stuff. or Just do this every turn until your opponents can't cast their commander anymore.

Critical Upgrades

Cards not in the preconstructed deck that work perfectly

Elenda, the Dusk Rose - Counters? check. Tokens? check. Low CMC? check. seems like it works for me. You will have more than enough tokens to destroy to get those counters up and then if Elenda has to die, get your tokens. Also pretty cool with Bloodline Necromancer

More to come...


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51% Casual

49% Competitive

Date added 1 month
Last updated 1 day
Exclude colors UG
Splash colors WBR

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.52
Tokens None Copy Clone, 1/1 Vampire, Sorin, 2/2 Vampire
Folders Vampire
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