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The whispers of madness

Modern BR (Rakdos) Discard Vampires



Here's to my fellow demented Malkavians!

This is a fairly straight forward deck. It mainly tries to abuse the madness mechanic. As a vampire tribal deck, this isn't exactly the most competitive modern deck you'll find. Don't think it cannot perform however, this deck does perform much better then I initially expected and, provided you can pilot it well, can give impressive results. Still, FNMs are probably the biggest events you'll steal with something like this and it will be an uphill battle. Any tips are welcome!

Few thoughts about the deck:

I've been ridiculously impressed by Voldaren Pariah  Flip. While it definitely has match-up where it's underwhelming, it just outright wins games in some others. Asylum Visitor seems to attract an absurd amount of removal after my opponents figure out how quickly I tend to go in top-deck mode with this deck and yet it does usually net me a few card as this deck tends to go hellbent quite often. The built in madness makes it more reliable then some of our other vamps as it doesn't rely on Falkenrath Gorger. However it is rarely ever a threat as it lacks evasion and trades with, well, everything.

Bloodghast's synergy with the other cards of this deck is even better then I thought it would be, and that's saying something. Discarding him with Faithless Looting , Heir of Falkenrath  Flip , Stromkirk Condemned or Olivia, Mobilized for War just feels dirty. Sacc'ing him to Voldaren Pariah  Flip to simply reccur right away with haste and swing after Abolisher of Bloodlines  Flip as cleared the way for him is even better then it sounds.


What's gone:

-3 Gatekeeper of Malakir ~ Clunky sometimes. Restrictive cost. Irrelevant in some match ups. Doesn't really synergize with anything else in the deck besides for the fact that he was a vampire.

-2 Lightning Axe ~ Now in the sideboard. Good discard outlet and can kill some very big targets, but it's uses can be limited and it can be dead weight in some games.

What's new:

+2 Liliana of the Veil ~ Finally bitten the bullet and added what is probably the best discard outlet in the deck. Synergize very well with the fact that Asylum Visitor can net us draws if our opponents is hellbent too.

+2 Kolaghan's Command ~ Now maindeck instead of sideboard, replacing Axes as it is much more versatile and is never dead weight. Raise Dead'ing a dominatrix has probably been the most useful thing this card has done in most of my matches.

+1 Stromkirk Condemned ~ I wanted to try and run one more of these. When I ran two, I rarely ever regretted drawing him and the card performed better then I expected.


Added one more Big Game Hunter and a Thoughtseize and took out the 2 Bedlam Reveler

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Date added 10 months
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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.44
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