My first Vampire deck - still needs help

Commander / EDH* Syun_Wukong


Major changes #1 —July 5, 2019

Just acquired the following: 1x ashnod's altar 1x anointed procession 1x legion lieutenant 1x mavren fein, dusk apostle 1x sanctum seeker 1x stromkirk captain 1x dictate of erebos 1x land tax 1x elenda, the dusk rose 1x twilight prophet 1x bloodline keeper 1x exsanguinate 1x exquisite blood 1x cathar's crusade 1x Mycosynth lattice 1x Diabolic Intent 1x Diabolic Tutor

Just have to figure out what to replace

championeggo says... #1

It is an ok start, but your land needs fixing. 29 is not enough and you dont really have any ramp at all or any mana fixing per say. Black Market and Darksteel Ingot are fine, but not enough.

I would also say that this is tribal, and edgars eminence ability is very good even while sitting in the command zone. With that being said you need more tribal support and vamps. Edgar wants to pump and go face or go aristocrats and kill with things like impract tremors or purphoros.

Cards you cut IMO are Kaya, Orzhov Usurper, Sorin Vengeful Bloodlord, Lilliana of the Dark Realms, Whip of Erebos, Bontu's Monument, Kaya's Ghostform, Kindred Boon, Sunbirds Invocation, The Eldest Reborn, Act of treason, Consume Spirit, Corrupt, Death Grasp, Entreat the Dead, Tempt with Immortality, Tendrils of Agony, Unearth, God Eternal Oketra, & Massacre Girl.

I know that list is long but those cards add little to no value, and you want things to say similar to the vampire theme that gear towards your gameplay. Unfortunetally this deck didnt really have a focus which is fine you have a good base just need to focus it more. But first thing is fix mana then add more tribal and focus.

Edgar is the main commander I play and I love vampires. I also have a deck list and I work on his all the time and M20 was a great new set so I added a couple of cards I will add when they release. Here is my deck list if you want to take any ideas and I have you and upvote because I love seeing other people build vamps! (edit my hyperlink isnt working so you may need to click on my profile to get to my vamp decklist if you want to view it.

July 4, 2019 1:20 p.m. Edited.

Syun_Wukong says... #2

championeggo thank you for commenting. I'll check out your deck list once I pull some cards out of mine. My question in response to your comment, though, is why remove the vampiric cards? Specifically Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord , Corrupt + Tendrils of Agony , and Consume Spirit + Death Grasp

July 4, 2019 5:50 p.m.

championeggo says... #3

Those cards are very singular. They do not say "opponents" cards like Exsanguinate and things like that are great and there are alot. Sorin is ok but his +1 is 1 ping something, and really you would want to minus him instantly to bring back something 4 cmc or lower to the battlefield. Just seems weak IMO. But like I said you want cards that target multiples or do much more damage than the ones that do a bit here and there. The reason blood tribute is good is because if you are low it will increase your lifetotal again. If sanguine bond is out at the same time its a bonus, but its rare unless you tutor for it.

July 4, 2019 8:29 p.m.

Syun_Wukong says... #4

I'm trying to get my hands on Exquisite Blood and Exsanguinate . You had a couple of beautiful vamps that I'd love to include in my deck, as well. What are your thoughts on including Mikaeus, the Unhallowed ?

July 4, 2019 9:32 p.m.

championeggo says... #5

Mikaeus is great, but he’s another 6 CMC card. Your CMC average is already pretty high. I see you did do a little land fixing. But with your average CMC cost this deck may hit a few bumps. Edgar runs better when you cater too his aggro build but have some longevity to him. My meta I play in is aggro early, and late game purphoros and go face for the win. You have a good base!!! but still needs a little more focusing and quite a few cards I think that can be cut for better things that help with your game plan.

July 4, 2019 9:59 p.m.