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Vampires sneaking through using spells to make it difficult to block or to kill. Theses vampires are perfect infiltrators and feast on their prey's blood!
Madcap Skills + Markov Blademaster = a 4/1 doublestriker who has to get blocked by multiple creatures or gets through to deal a whopping 9 damage in just 1 swing. Afterwards becomming a 6/3 doublestriker!
Suggestions? I am looking to see if direct damage spells can be replace with my creatures inability of being blocked. Wondering if anyone thinks this is a good or bad idea. LET ME KNOW! And with that, I will look at your decks and let you know what I think as well! Thanks!
You've got a lot of great cards in here, and I really like the deck. Your mana curve seems like it could cause things to be really slow for you in the beginning. I really think you could use some more low cost cards. Looks great other than that +1.
It seems like this deck should be quicker. I know this is blasphemy - but Olivia Voldaren may not be necessary. Maybe sacrificing her for some lower cost vamps would actually be better... Just a thought. But I like the deck! Maybe Falkenrath Exterminator? He's fast, he's got some awesome abilities, and he can help you with creature removal...
Rakish heir was taken out to make room for the ability to make creatures hard to block. Combinations of intimidate, moutain walk madcapskills and crippling blight should be enough. But I am play testing it as much as possible. A group game of 4 i won 2 times and 2 games solo I won everytime. But i need more testing to see where anyy changes need to be made
Ya, but I think Olivia is much more of a control card. I mean she can help when you draw her, which is hard because you only have 1 of her. It seems to me that your goal is to be quick aggro, not mid-range control. I know Olivia is a great card, but she may not make as much sense in your deck.
Mainboard looks awsome!
Sideboard is not very exciting.
Your sideboard looks more like a maybe board, cards that do the same thing but different ways or in different quantities.
Remember: your sideboard should EITHER change the way your deck wins to keep them guessing, or it should have cards that directly counter other kinds of decks. (extra creature control - extra spell control - planes walker shutdown etc.) AND always have an idea of what you'd most like to side out for certain things.
Pithing Needle - anti-planeswalker/artifact/creature tap.
Underworld Connections - for card advantage against decks where a late game is inevitable.
Slaughter Games - For decks that are based around one or two key cards and would fail without them.
Witchbane Orb - Mill/burn (Because both target you)
Vexing Devil - for an even faster early game
Mark for Death is tempting in order to get past most of the blockers, dunno if I'd "recommend" it, but it's tempting.
Your Main-Board looks awesome! Give that sideboard a bit more thought and you'll be ready for FNM.
Good luck man! +1 for an aggressive Vampire build, updated to gatecrash.
@canuckkat and Minister_Crabtree Yea, I played some heavy creature control. Board wipes aren't a big problem as long because turn 4 I will be able to put any creature out I draw. Against a deck like control I use Underworld Connections and take out a few creatures and Volcanic Strength. Slaughter games is primarily for a deck I notice that needs 1 or 2 cards to make the deck they play actually work. But it is a plus for a deck that can't take mine unless they board wipe and then Entreat the Angels
Falkenrath Aristocrat is really really good. It doesn't slow down the deck; it gives a board presence. Ignoring its ability, it's a 4/1 haste flying for 4, hardly a bad deal. Bloodline Keeper Flip is much slower in comparison.
You rely a lot on auras. Removal is going to nail you hard, and you have no protection from it. Cut Volcanic Strength at least, and probably 1 or 2 of the Madcap Skills. Instead, add more utility spells to your own arsenal, such as Searing Spear, which also has one thing over Mizzium Mortars: the ability to hit the opponent directly. Dreadbore is also sweet, and works equally well in the control and creature matchups.
Otherwise, this deck looks pretty good! Vampires definitely have a good shot at being awesome in Standard, and this is a prime example.
I like it i'd probably mainboard Olivia and possibly a vampire nocturnus. I had the same idea though with shadow alley making another good 1 drop for vampires and also making a fast aggro vampire deck possible again. I may reassemble my R/B Vampire deck. I miss black Sorin.
|Date added||1 year|
|Last updated||11 months|
|Legal formats||Commander / EDH, Extended, Legacy, Modern, Standard, Vintage|
|Top rank||#3 on 2013-03-24|