You Can Call Me Grandaddy

Commander / EDH Triton

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Qolorful says... #1

The new legendary licia would be good for your strategy

August 13, 2017 6:54 p.m.

Triton says... #2

Qolorful I might switch them up. I think the commander might be interchangeable but you do make a fair point in the fact that Licia might just be a better commander. I'll see where I'm at by the time Commander 2017 comes out, and I should have made up my mind by then. Thanks for the suggestion!

August 13, 2017 7:04 p.m.

Razulghul says... #3

Hey, the deck looks good here's a few suggestions:

Gatekeeper of Malakir would probably be better than Go for the Throat. Innocent Blood and Small Pox aren't bad options either.

I think Impact Tremors and/or Purphoros, God of the Forge is good here especially paired with Bloodlord of Vaasgoth. Gets really crazy if you can splurge on a Cloudstone Curio.

You could probably use more resurrection effects like Living Death, Patriarch's Bidding and/or the budget friendly Phyrexian Reclamation.

Hope these help!

August 13, 2017 7:21 p.m.

shaftdiggity says... #4

Very nice adds to the vampire deck. Me, personally, I'll be cutting as much white as I can and focus on the red/black vampires. Berserkers' Onslaught and Rage Reflection are two possible adds, Blood Seeker, Bloodbond Vampire, Chancellor of the Dross, Gifted Aetherborn, and Whip of Erebos will probably go into my deck as well. I do like that Phyrexian Reclamation. Season of the Witch with Throne of the God-Pharaoh makes everyone play an aggro game with the clear advantage to you.

August 13, 2017 7:35 p.m.

Razulghul says... #5

Forgot to add Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Anointed Procession would also be great.

August 13, 2017 7:42 p.m.

LVL_666 says... #6

After reading your deck name, all I can think of is the famous line from the Maury show: "You ARE the father". However, I totally intend on getting the Vampire tribal deck as well. You get a +1 from me, just for vampires sake. But i'll be watching how your deck develops.

August 13, 2017 8:11 p.m.

Qolorful says... #7

I think that Edgar and licia are good at different things. For your current list Edgar is the better commander, I meant licia as part of the 99. Licia would be great for mardu voltron though. Potential turn 3-4 7/7 first strike is great

August 13, 2017 8:43 p.m.

Qolorful says... #8

Also Anguished Unmaking is a great kill spell for lifegain decks and gets bonus flavor points for sorin

August 13, 2017 8:46 p.m.

Triton says... #9

dlamars Did I hear Impact Tremors!? I think it's perfect for the deck (and a pet card of mine), I'll add it in asap!

I just traded my Living Death away, agh. I'll add in Phyrexian Reclamation, however. I agree that the deck feels a little too light on recursion.

I know I can maybe trade for an Anointed Procession, if not I may just get it later. Same goes with Sorin, Lord of Innistrad.

shaftdiggity I was thinking of adding Blood Seeker for more life drain too. I have Throne of the God-Pharaoh in another deck of mine, so probably not gonna add it in since I like variety in my decks haha.

I'm personally against French vanilla creatures in EDH as they're low-impact (that's why no Nighthawk) imo. However, Edgar's ability triggers whenever you cast a vampire, so I may reconsider the cheaper vampires to maximize his ability.

LVL_666 Lmao I completely blanked over that. I was more of thinking of the title as a twist to "Who's your daddy now?" Since my friends joke about that sorta stuff. Quite a bit of my deck titles are like that, actually haha. Hope you enjoy watching this deck grow as much as I will!

August 14, 2017 3:30 a.m.

CChaos says... #10

One card I look forward to adding to my deck when I get it is Goblin War Drums, i know it lacks flavor but this addition is for the synergy of aggro.

August 14, 2017 3:52 a.m.

Laochorn says... #11

If you plan on keeping Edgar as the general, I'd suggest checking out the changeling cards... particularly Crib Swap for removal (+vamp token trigger) and Mirror Entity for a nice wide wincon... a little outside of flavor but that's my 2 cents until the 25th :)

August 14, 2017 6:45 a.m.

Triton says... #12

Qolorful I'll see if I can get another Anguished Unmaking for this deck. Love the flavor points. Funny thing is, it and Vindicate (the EMA one) are in the same deck haha. I may cut them in favor of more cheaper removal as that deck will eventually have Ad Nauseam.

CChaos I'll consider Goblin War Drums, I dunno how good Menace is in this deck atm, testing will suffice though.

Laochorn I should maybe actually add those in, the changeling ability is something I haven't considered. Mirror Entity is a win condition in this deck.

Thanks for all the advice and upvotes everyone!

August 14, 2017 3:42 p.m.

wereotter says... #13

There are a few cards they missed out on reprinting that work with the commander to consider. Falkenrath Exterminator gets bigger every time Edgar attacks, which is important since he can start killing creatures for 3 mana once he gets large enough.

Falkenrath Marauders while a little pricy can also become quite the airborne threat as if it attacks with Edgar and connects, gets 3 +1/+1 counters. Additionally, if you want to continue the theme of making your vamps larger, you could look at Gleam of Battle.

Without having played the deck, I will say that it seems to want a lot of vampires, but doesn't have a way to get them back from the graveyard once you lose them. So keeping them alive with a Boros Charm or Make a Stand can help them survive a sweeper effect.

August 14, 2017 3:54 p.m.

Triton says... #14

wereotter I agree Falkenrath Exterminator is very good, only problem is the nonbo with Ascendant Evincar being a 1/1 and all.. I'll just have to make sure he's not a 1/1 when I cast the latter haha. Any suggestions as for what to cut?

Falkenrath Marauders feels a tad meh because this deck is geared more towards multiplayer games.. I like Gleam of Battle, however!

The Charm and Make a Stand (particularly the latter since it's easier for me to get) will all be considered. I think Teferi's Protection will come out since tokens disappear permanently when phased out.

August 15, 2017 3:41 a.m.

wereotter says... #15

Cards to remove would be something I guess would depend on what cards matter for your playgroup, but a couple things I can see right off the top, you have a decent number of tribal or color-based anthem effects, which would mean if you're intending to use Skullclamp on the 1/1 creatures that Edgar makes from the command zone, you might not be able to use the clamp alone to sac them for card draw making it a slightly less useful card depending on your board state.

Additionally, Open the Armory only has three targets in your entire deck, one of them being the Skullclamp I just mentioned, so possibly that could be replaced as well, or if you want to keep a tutor, change it out for a Demonic Tutor so you can get anything, including the equipment if you need.

August 15, 2017 3:22 p.m.

Triton says... #16

wereotter okay, I'll see how the deck goes in testing, but Skullclamp will be on the chopping block for now. Same with Open the Armory. Appreciate the suggestions!

August 15, 2017 4:01 p.m.

Mirhanis says... #17

FWI ... the changed the ruling on phasing with commander 2017. Token now can be phased ... source . Go in Teferi's Protection section and look for this :"If a token is phased out, it will phase in as your next untap step begins. This is a change from previous rules."

August 15, 2017 10:26 p.m.

Mirhanis says... #18

sorry for double post ... the source is commander 2017 release note. forgot to type that part :P

August 15, 2017 10:32 p.m.

Triton says... #19

Mirhanis oh okay, wasn't 100% sure since it seemed too good to be true. Appreciate the heads-up!

August 15, 2017 10:35 p.m.

LordNazahn says... #20

Exsanguinate can be devastating late game with a good chunk of mana

Some 'Money' Upgrade: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers Get them together as it is a great combo to get a tone of black

August 16, 2017 6:37 a.m.

Triton says... #21

DarkEclipse18 I like the mana sink that Exsanguinate is, any suggestions for cuts?

I have actually considered getting Urborg, but the Coffers are a tad expensive.

Thanks for the suggestions!

August 16, 2017 2:48 p.m.

wereotter says... #22

oooh and on the note or Urborgs.... the original one is a pretty good utility land as well, and can easily just slot in instead of a swamp. Coming into play untapped is always nice, and the ability to take away first strike or swampwalk, while not something you always need, is nice to have when you do. Makes people think twice about attacking you with creatures that have those traits.

August 16, 2017 4:59 p.m.

Triton says... #23

wereotter I'll consider it, just got some of the cards for this deck today and going to be ordering the rest in a bit. The price tag for what it does is the only thing that makes me hesitant at the moment.. I'll sleep on the idea until I make the deck in paper haha.

August 16, 2017 6:45 p.m.

ChaosJester says... #24

I never wanted to build a Vampire deck....until now thanks to spells like Blood Tribute. :D Thanks and +1!

August 18, 2017 4:24 a.m.

Triton says... #25

ChaosJester no problemo, and Blood Tribute is definitely a neat little card, and thanks for the upvote when you get the time to hit that upvote button. ;)

August 18, 2017 4:28 a.m.

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