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Vampire: the Masquerade, Top #1 Edgar Deck

Commander / EDH Aggro Aristocrats Lifegain RBW (Mardu) Tokens Vampires


Commander 2017 Vampires upgraded.

This is my take on Edgar Markov. For the sake of speed it's mainly a black deck with a little white and red splash.

All Vampire staples are here and the deck is fully upgraded. No old dual lands so the deck can be affordable yet mana reliable. If you have an old dual you should put it on a safe instead of playing with it.

The curve is kept to a minimum, curving around cmc 3. There are a ton of buff effects, so even a swing with 3 or 4 vamps can do some serious damage.

We're looking to establish a strong board presence and deal significant damage before the other decks can really get going. This is go-wide strategy looking to flood the board with small creatures until you reach a critical mass and then swing for lethal. The deck is fast and brutally efficient, able to take a decisive lead over the others within a couple of turns if you have a decent draw and left alone.

As a subtheme we are running an aristocrat package, trying to force our opponents to sacrifice creatures and take profit of our creatures dying. Cards like Blood Artist and friends can deal huge amounts of damage over the course of a game while we just play our deck normally. Even so, we have an alternate win con in a form of an infinite combo with Oathsworn Vampire.

Just remember: don't play mardu like you're playing simic ignoring combat steps. If you have good board presence and your opponents are without blockers, keeping slow hands or just ramping, let your vamps taste some blood. If you're running out of cards and your opponents are running out of life it's allright. However, this is not a cEDH deck, and it's very unlikely for any aggro Commander to ever be a cEDH deck. This is a deck that can be competitive in a "75%" meta.

Card choices

Vampire Lords: Captivating Vampire; Cordial Vampire; Indulgent Aristocrat; Drana, Liberator of Malakir; Bloodline Keeper; Legion Lieutenant; Stromkirk Captain; Rakish Heir; Necropolis Regent.

Buff Effects: Door of Destinies; Vanquisher's Banner; Stensia Masquerade; Sorin, Lord of Innistrad; Etchings of the Chosen; Coat of Arms.

Card Advantage and Recursion: Vanquisher's Banner; Herald's Horn; Twilight Prophet; Phyrexian Reclamation; Necropotence; Skullclamp; Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord.

Tutors: Diabolic Intent; Beseech the Queen; Forerunner of the Legion.

Token Generators: Bloodline Keeper; Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet; Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle; Pawn of Ulamog; Sorin, Lord of Innistrad; Elenda, the Dusk Rose.

Ramp / CMC reduction: Sol Ring; Herald's Horn; Chromatic Lantern; Black Market; Chrome Mox.

Free Sac Outlets: Phyrexian Altar; Yahenni, Undying Partisan; Falkenrath Aristocrat.

Non Free Sac Outlets: Indulgent Aristocrat; Etchings of the Chosen.

Taxation: Blood Artist; Cruel Celebrant; Butcher of Malakir.

Casual Vampire Combo

This combo sacrifice Oathsworn Vampire an infinite number of times, and use the triggers combined to a card that turns it into a win, like Blood Artist, Falkenrath Noble or Cruel Celebrant.

Oathsworn Vampire + Pawn of Ulamog + Phyrexian Altar: Sacrifice Oathsworn Vampire to altar for black mana, generate one Eldrazi Spawn token, sacrifice the Eldrazi token to Altar for black mana and cast Oathsworn Vampire from your graveyard. Repeat.

Oathsworn Vampire + Herald's Horn + Phyrexian Altar: Sacrifice Oathsworn Vampire to altar for black mana and cast Oathsworn Vampire from your graveyard. Herald's Horn reduces the casting cost by 1.

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68% Competitive

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Date added 3 years
Last updated 24 minutes

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.16
Tokens 2/2 Vampire, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Vampire, Sorin, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 1/1 Human Cleric, 1/1 City's Blessing
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