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THIS IS MADNESS! - Drink With Moderation 2017

Modern BR (Rakdos) Burn Control Discard Vampires




THIS, IS, SPAR~MADNESSSSSSS!!!! - Drink With Moderation. (Yes I do own all those cards, foil)

This was originally my 2017 standard vampire deck with sets being: BFZ/OGW/SOI/EM/KLD/AERUpdated a bit for modern play.

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So here We are aiming at a balanced deck of aggro/Control/Card draw. Playing Madness isn't all about going all in and discarding stuff to have X effect. There is no clear path ahead no road to follow.

I think madness is one of the best mechanic of MTG and there is A LOT of stuff going on when playing a madness deck. You need to think about how you are going to play each cards, which one you are going to madness or not and how to make the best use possible of EVERY damn point of Mana used. Because if you don't, you will lose no matter how good the deck is.

Madness is probably the hardest mechanic to use in mtg and the one that will make a HUGE difference between a good player and a bad player. I'm not that great a player Tbh.

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Card draw: Asylum Visitor & Tormenting Voice, I prefer this card over Cathartic Reunion simply because you will never have enough mana to cast both discarded cards by Cathartic.

Control: Fiery Temper - Lightning Axe - Bloodhall Priest

Wincon: Fiery Temper - Alms of the Vein - Heir of Falkenrath  Flip - Voldaren Pariah  Flip

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Early game you want to deal as MUCH damage as possible. Furyblade Vampire - Falkenrath Gorger - Olivia's Bloodsworn - Heir of Falkenrath  Flip are there for that reason.

Then I get into a defensive position, blocking attackers that needs to be blocked but keeping my discarding outlet ready to use. Easiest way to finish it is to cast Fiery Temper & Alms of the Vein as finishing moves since you can't block them and your opponent creatures are probably going to be stronger than yours.

My favorite card and most unused is probably Call the Bloodline . That card has won me games alone, allowing you to cast anything at instant speed is just CRAZY. Sadly I really REALLY hate drawing this card 2 times in the same game, so I decided 1 was enough. I'm happy to see it, but I don't mind not either.


Every deck as weaknesses and this one is no exception.

To name a few, You need to win before the big creatures hits the board, if you don't have the removal required to destroy them, it's pretty much game over.

Liliana, the Last Hope. Most of our creatures have 1 thoughness so liliana is a bitch.

Mass damage, Mass Removal: Yahenni's Expertise - Boiling Earth (unplayed) - Incendiary Sabotage - Kozilek's Return - Radiant Flames - Savage Alliance - Seismic Shudder - Fumigate - Planar Outburst - Demon of Dark Schemes - Flaying Tendrils - Rising Miasma

So yea... There's that. Kinda annoying if you ask me. There's a shit ton of them.

Everything with flying & vehicule as a subtype also pisses me off, but it's still manageable since red has some nice destroy artifacts.

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Feel free to throw suggestions in, Improvements are always welcome!


Updates Add

Changed 2x Olivia's Bloodsworn for 2x Insolent Neonate I had too many 2 drops and I never have the mana for his ability. Meanwhile insolent provide more madness enabler.

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I like the look of this build however i think that Harsh Scrutiny might be excesive since the build does so much already and a mill/scry card does not follow the build so well, also you might want to get some mayor artifact removal like By Force or Dispossess since Mardu Veihcles is so popular and red damage might get short on the job.

May 11, 2017 8:33 a.m.

Jacklouse Thanks I did add By Force to the sideboard.

May 11, 2017 10:02 a.m.

Hi again, thanks for answering, also i have another idea, the thing is Bloodrage Brawler would work wonders here since it is a 4/3 for 2 and forces you to discard lettinh the combos flow with no trouble.

May 14, 2017 9:45 a.m.

Jacklouse I do agree that card is bonker, But sadly I don't see it fitting anywhere in the deck Unless I want to discard a card with 0 effect.

I can't play it on turn 2 and the only cards I can cast with it is Fiery Temper or Alms of the Vein.

Sadly, Turn 3, I already have Bloodhall Priest and Olivia that I would rather play over this.

Also at 2 CMC Furyblade Vampire allows discard whenever I attack & Heir of Falkenrath  Flip works wonder for a free instand madness anywhen.

May 14, 2017 11:09 a.m.

May I just say that even as a Modern player, Heir of Falkenrath  Flip is crazy. She's not quite Delver of Secrets  Flip but she's not very far off. In a madness deck she's arguably better despite being 2 cmc for the same stats, due to fueling the engine. That's my comparison. Heir is almost Delver.

May 14, 2017 12:27 p.m.

Alms of the vein sucks btw. And not the good kind of suck either. In terms of board/hand state it does nothing.

May 14, 2017 1:18 p.m.

YamishiTheWickedOne Any idea what I could replace the alms for? More control maybe?

May 14, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Maybe yo can take out the 3 Alms of the Vein in your main and put one more Olivia, one Key to the City and a Call the Bloodline to increase the draw chance. Also you can take out the one in Alms of the Vein and the Key to the City for two Dispossess when against aetherworks decks or Scarab Feast if the opponent uses Torrential Gearhulk and recovers Glimmer of Genius or counter instants.

May 14, 2017 4:49 p.m.

Call the bloodline is terrible. That card looks incredible on paper but in practice it's too slow and accomplishes too little. Are there any more duals you can add? In my test hands of this I found myself starved for red. Is Geier Reach Sanitarium still standard?

May 14, 2017 11:27 p.m.

What are your thoughts about a Vampire madness deck including Archfiend of Ifnir ?

May 30, 2017 12:13 p.m.

MrLomin For longer matchups it might be good, but vampire decks are mostly aggro with ways to cheat creatures in with madness. I feel like it's either too slow to be worth anything.

If your opponent has more creatures than you do, there you're doing something wrong.The longer the game goes on the lower your winning chances goes.

The only card I could see it replacing is : Voldaren Pariah

May 30, 2017 1:57 p.m.

i agree with ghoul_Legion on his statement

May 30, 2017 5:42 p.m.

Hello! Really like your deck, but how it play in modern? Or what I can add to play that in modern, what do you think?

June 1, 2017 10:16 a.m.


Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip instead of Key to the City. (of the veil if you are open budget)

Vampire Nocturnus x2 instead of Voldaren Pariah

Stromkirk Captain instead of Furyblade Vampire

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth / Cavern of Souls / Collective Brutality / Vampire Nighthawk Gatekeeper of Malakir are also great.

Vampires were never really big in modern and truth be told, you are better off with a vampire deck without the madness. It's much easier to play and much more efficient. It always feel like they are scared to print good madness cards because of instant cast speed.

June 1, 2017 11:01 a.m.

Right now I play with zombie modern deck, and really like how it can adapt to different situations. So I interest, do vampires in mtg can afford something like that)

June 2, 2017 1:07 a.m.

Good call replacing Alms for Judgment. That card actually does something useful. Again think about 1-2 Geier Reach Sanitarium. Are there any other Rakdos dual lands in standard currently?

June 2, 2017 3:03 a.m.

I'm not super well-versed in standard honestly. I'm site-famous here on tappedout for being the guy who made Modern vampires kind of a thing. The tribe is a fringe tier 2 or a rogue deck at best, though I don't play the madness version, instead opting for a rather Jund-esque tribal.

June 2, 2017 3:06 a.m.

YamishiTheWickedOne I think there's a fastland? but I'm not too fond of those.Never had a problem with my mana pool atm.

Also I'm thinking replacing the voldaren for something better, I've never got to use her anyway.Same thing with the key.

June 2, 2017 7:06 a.m.

You're probably on the right track replacing those. They look really nice on paper but the mana is a little steep, and mana's at such a premium in this deck. I mean key is really nice, but the Pariahs are just too slow and you already have ample creature hate. I feel like Pariah is more of an eternal format card where you have access to a ton of ways to get her out fast and spam out tokens or Bloodghasts. 3 mana for madness in standard is a little steep, whereas the modern variant drops madness Stromkirk Captains like it's nothing.

June 2, 2017 7:48 a.m.


I'm currently running Bloodmad Vampire instead of voldaren because I already had those

What do you think of Hazoret the Fervent instead of voldaren, it's pretty easy to drop to 1 card with this deck. although he seems a bit slow even with haste. Drana, Liberator of Malakir would work too.

Stensia Masquerade instead of Key seems nice.

What do you think?

June 2, 2017 10:26 a.m.

Drana's too slow. I'm not a fan of masquerade, little too much mana but go ahead and try it. I'd honestly say include bloodmads in the actual build. Though be aware he's pretty squishy and dies easily. Still 4 power for 2 mana is kinda huge.

June 2, 2017 3:28 p.m.

YamishiTheWickedOne I like the bloodmads, I feel like key are pretty strong with it tho, going to try bloodmads + key then Stensia and see how it works.


June 2, 2017 5:07 p.m.

You know I think key is pretty good here after all. This deck looks way better now. It's pure aggro at this point.

June 2, 2017 5:43 p.m.

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