This is actually a really awesome vampire deck idea! I love the blue support spells/counter magic and how they buff the vampires, but you might want to add some temples or gates to help with your mana.
April 1, 2014 1:05 a.m.
Thanks man. It works really well in my limited playtesting so far.
I know, I need to fix the mana issue Ive just been super stubborn haha. I hate guildgates haha. I just hate losing tempo, and this deck is all about building tempo via countering, bouncing, and 2 for 1 card draw such as Shadow Rift .
I threw in some Terramorphic Expanse to keep it budget friendly and it helps thin out the deck by finding the basic land we need. It just hurts it comes in tapped haha.
Thanks for the input man. Appreciate the +1.
April 1, 2014 1:49 p.m.
Like this unusual build, looks like a fun budget/casual deck. I'm gonna put this in my playtest folder so I can try it. Ever consider using Madcap Skills ?
June 3, 2014 3:52 a.m.
I have been tempted to add it in the past. I think that if we add it here though it would make the deck a more aggro build. I feel that the deck is in an awkard stage where it doesn't have an identity. Sometimes it can win very fast, but other times it depends on the control to push it through. And if we can't get our vampires to stick then we are in deep trouble.
Thanks for the plus one. I'm very interested in what you find from your playtests.
June 3, 2014 2:44 p.m.
+1. Really creative deck that my brain could never come up with. I'm afraid of adding any criticism because I'm a casual player, but I must say that Aqueous Form would fit perfectly in this deck. I also like Unsummon in the place of Into the Roil because it's a lot cheaper to cast.
Also, is it okay if I make a deck based off this on Tapped Out?
August 23, 2014 11:59 p.m.
TKDbeast, thanks for the plus one bro.
I like your comments. I agree with aqueous form. Unfortunately it is very easy to get 2 for oned but I will probably add a few in again.
Feel free to use this as a shell for your deck man, no problem. I'd like to see how it turns out.
August 24, 2014 3:51 a.m.
Hullo again, Gameover!
I just playtested your deck, and oh. my. gosh. This deck is stronger than I thought! The combo of + is stunningly demoralizing, putting FOUR +1/+1 counters on Markov Blademaster and dealing (Markov Blademaster 's power X 2 + 2) power if it hits a player, and even more damage if it . I'd put another Rakish Heir in there just because it's so freaking good.
One card you could add (that may or may not be good, but I'll suggest it anyways) is Curiosity , though I'm not sure where it would fit. Perhaps replace half of the Shadow Rift s with Curiosity s and the other half Aqueous Form ? I also recommend something like Relentless Assault to bully them with your vampires even more so.
Oh, I almost forgot! http://media1.giphy.com/media/7itDy9n1794vC/giphy.gif
August 24, 2014 7:27 p.m.
Oh, and by the way, I suggest you check out Bioshift .
August 24, 2014 10:09 p.m.
Shadow Rift is a brutal cardbecause if I have to vamps out and they only have one defender I can simply target their creature and get all my dmg in. Plus it replaces itself for 1 U. Markov Blademaster is the definition of a finisher in this deck. She wins games if not properly checked.
Nice gif haha.
August 24, 2014 10:48 p.m.
Another cards you might consider is Vampiric Fury ...this could be a big board sweeper in combat if you get your dudes blocked, and protect your Neonate from potentially lethal blocks...or a finisher to get that last damage through. Consider it at the very least for your SB, which you haven't built on here yet. Pyroclasm is a solid SB card for you, especially if you run into casual Goblins at your playgroup! :)
Another alternative for unblockable cards is Aqueous Form . The extra scry is nice, and you don't have to worry about casting it again. The enchantee, though, will be a ripe candidate for the opponent's removal, so there is that.
Vapor Snag might also be a solid "get a blocker outta the way" card to look at, especially since it snuffs a bit of their life total.
Overall, great build. Hope my thoughts are of use!
September 11, 2014 1:04 a.m.
A card that is probably too slow (not sure) is Whispersilk Cloak
which removes the 2-for-1 problem of Aqueous Form
while still affording unblockable. Unfortunately it has a much higher cost so it. Also, when looking at how Aqueous Form
can be 2-for-1'd you really only have to get it through two turns for it to (almost) equal Distortion Strike
, which has about the same ability to be 2-for-1'd as Aqueous Form
due to instant speed removal.
October 29, 2014 5:32 p.m.
Just a quick note on rules, remember that Markov Blademaster deals first strike damage, which puts a +1/+1 counter on her, then normal strike damage, which includes the counter from first strike damage. So if she connects on her first swing, she will deal 1, add a counter, then 2 | 3 then 4 | 5 then 6, you get the idea :)
+1: love vampires!
November 10, 2014 2:01 p.m.
I feel like this deck could use some Curse of Stalked Prey.
December 6, 2014 2:11 p.m.
You said that you hated guildgates, and now there are life lands!!!
February 12, 2015 10:39 p.m.
haha that's true.
I still hate taplands but they are better than the gates ha
February 14, 2015 1:40 a.m.
have you thought about switching out your Bloodcrazed Neonate's with some Falkenrath Exterminator's? You lose the 1 extra power but also the downside of attacking every turn, and get a pretty nice ability to make up for that.
April 16, 2015 2:48 a.m.
Hey, I really like your take on Vampires! This is truly refreshing! I do have some suggestions though: (1) your deck has 61 cards - trim down to 60, (2) your curve is low and you're running 8 cantrips which is probably enough for you to go down to 20 lands, (3) you should probably replace Into the Roil with Vapor Snag as the latter is more inexpensive and you're unlikely to get to 5 mana very often with the way your deck is structured anyway - you also already have Echoing Truth to deal with Tokens, so I think the snag will do nicely, and (4) you should definitely consider Lightning Bolt if you can afford them; they will improve your deck by a large margin.
November 10, 2015 12:22 a.m.
I like this deck a lot, a very unique way to run a vampire tribal. well deserved +1!
February 29, 2016 12:41 a.m.
Nice combination of evasion, control, draw, and damage that grows. Nice synergy between those elements. I like. And budget and Casual. I really like. +1 (Wish +2 was an option.)
February 29, 2016 1:15 a.m.
October 25, 2016 7:31 p.m.
Man, I'm super happy to see the progress, success, and appreciation of this deck.
I would give another +1 if I could.
June 30, 2017 3:24 p.m.
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