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You Suck: Edgar Markov EDH

Commander / EDH*

Daedalus19876


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Tribal vamps, with a minor aristocrat theme!

The goal is to play many cheap Vampires and generate a lot of tokens. This allows you to swing for fast, early damage, and sacrifice them to effects like Attrition. Tribal power-boosters like Shared Animosity can swing for fast damage on unprepared opponents, while effects like Eldrazi Monument give your vampire hordes evasion.

The land base obviously needs to be fixed, haha. And I need to cut about 15 cards - any suggestions? :)

As always, +1s and suggestions are very much appreciated! :)

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Daedalus19876 says... #1

Casey4321, Lythia: This is the template :)

August 12, 2017 2:08 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #2

I have a suggestion and it may not be to everyone's approval but I really like it.

August 12, 2017 2:08 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #3

Casey4321: But of course! Shoot.

August 12, 2017 2:10 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #4

I want to build a core of legendary vampires. I think they'll all provide something this group will like.

Drana, Kalastria BloodchiefDrana, Liberator of Malakir (Drana is my favorite vampire in the lore. Can ya tell lol)Vish Kal, Blood ArbiterOlivia VoldarenKalitas, Traitor of GhetAnowon, the Ruin Sage

I think every single one brings something we want to be doing to the table.

August 12, 2017 2:12 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #5

Casey4321: I think that's fair. I was going to stick most of those in there anyway haha.

I wanted to have a good number of cheap vampires, and a minor aristocrats theme. Thoughts?

August 12, 2017 2:14 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #6

I like the aristocrat's sub-theme. And cheap vampires are easy enough don't forget Batman! Also

Cathars' Crusade is a must

Anointed Procession Perhaps?

August 12, 2017 2:17 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #7

Casey4321: I'll add your suggestions, give me a moment ;)

August 12, 2017 2:17 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #8

Secondly I think Iroas, God of Victory and Dolmen Gate would be great additions.

Necropolis Regent

Door of Destinies

August 12, 2017 2:19 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #9

Casey4321: I added all of your suggestions minus Door of Destinies (not too much of a fan here; I would prefer Coat of Arms and/or Shared Animosity to profit off of tokens).

August 12, 2017 2:26 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #10

Now, to work on draw and removal and ramp...

August 12, 2017 2:26 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #11

Shared Anomisty is so much better as for ramp

All 3 signets, Sol Ring, Worn powerstone,

Draw:

Phyrexian Arena, I'm a big fan of Underworld Connections which is often ignored card,

August 12, 2017 2:28 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #12

Casey4321: Underworld Connections ties up one of your lands, though...

August 12, 2017 2:32 p.m.

Lythia says... #13

Hey give me a sec to look over the deck :)

August 12, 2017 2:32 p.m.

Lythia says... #14

Arrogant seems subpar imo

August 12, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #15

I haven't added anything from C17 because they're not in T/O's database yet, but what out of C17 would you suggest?

August 12, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #16

Disrupt Decorum!

August 12, 2017 2:38 p.m.

Lythia says... #17

What about adding Bloodlord of Vaasgoth?

August 12, 2017 2:43 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #18

Lythia: Hmmm. Could work, but it doesn't boost your vamp tokens unfortunately. Still, might be worth it!

Casey4321: Heheheheh. But of course.

August 12, 2017 2:47 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #19

August 12, 2017 2:49 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #20

For now, to keep things sane, I'm putting cards I think are so-so into the maybeboard. Feel free to make a case for why something should be in the deck proper, or why something in the deck should move to the maybeboard.

August 12, 2017 2:49 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #21

Oh and a small suggestion for a resurrection suite.

Living Death

Patriarch's Bidding

Whip of Erebos

August 12, 2017 2:51 p.m.

Lythia says... #22

What about Malakir Cullblade?

August 12, 2017 2:53 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #23

Casey4321: Throne of the God-Pharaoh seems like a good idea! Living Death seems like I can't bias it enough in my favor...Whip of Erebos is great, and I already have Patriarch's Bidding :)

Lythia: Malakir Cullblade is just bad tho...

August 12, 2017 2:56 p.m.

Lythia says... #24

Fair. Door of Destinies could get really nasty

August 12, 2017 3 p.m.

Lythia says... #25

August 12, 2017 3:02 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #26

I feel like you can get away with 35 lands.

August 12, 2017 3:07 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #27

Casey4321: I'll cut downward as we go...

I want to find something to give my tokens deathtouch. Do you think that Archetype of Finality would be playable here?

I also need to find more cheap vampires to include (playing far too few at the moment). Which of the maybeboard would you put back in?

August 12, 2017 3:10 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #28

What about Mirror Entity?

August 12, 2017 3:13 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #29

Casey4321: Ooh, you're 100000% correct. I'll add that!

August 12, 2017 3:16 p.m.

Casey4321 says... #30

August 12, 2017 3:17 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #31

August 12, 2017 3:23 p.m.

Lythia says... #32

Sangromancer, Vampire Nocturnus, maybe Urge to Feed for commander dmg win con?

August 12, 2017 3:26 p.m.

Ink-Fusion says... #33

Yahenni, Undying Partisan also maybe think about Exsanguinate

August 12, 2017 6:02 p.m.

Smothering abomination and grim haruspex are need to get value off the sac effects. Also grave pact.

August 12, 2017 10:17 p.m.

elitestgen says... #35

I like the commander, love the vampire theme. I just don't understand how the deck is supposed to win in a multiplayer format. Ultimately this all comes down to your playgroup and how competitive the deck is, what the meta is, all that good stuff. Most vampire decks to date have done Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond / Defiant Bloodlord. Or stealing opponents stuff with Olivia Voldaren in the late game. Or even Vampire Hexmage + Dark Depths. In my experience, very rarely are you going to be able to overwhelm all of your opponents with vampires that have had time to grow and get fat. Heavy creature decks that also generate tokens are huge Wrath of God magnets.

You may want to consider some more removal if you plan on keeping the win condition brute force: Merciless Eviction, Austere Command, Tempest of Light, Utter End, Oblation, Red Elemental Blast, Grave Pact, whatever. Otherwise, you fall victim to a huge variety of defensive measures: Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, Copy Enchantment, Moat, Crawlspace, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, No Mercy, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, etc.

Finally, it's hard for me to say what I would cut without knowing your meta, but I'll give it a go: Confusion in the Ranks, Harsh Mercy, Insolent Neonate, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Attrition, Urge to Feed. These cards are either too finite, or have circumstantial value. Other than that, I challenge you to look at your creature base, I know you want to get a lot of value out of Edgar Markov but the creatures themselves need to bring a lot to the table too.

August 13, 2017 4:08 p.m.

Laochorn says... #36

Not sure about cuts but you could always consider Crib Swap for removal and a vampire trigger

August 14, 2017 5:41 a.m.

gyking says... #37

August 15, 2017 12:16 a.m.

Delta-117 says... #38

I see you still have to build your manabase, well let me give you a good start on it. Here is mine from my own mardu vampires list so far:

Land(35)

1x Arid Mesa

1x Blood Crypt

1x Bloodstained Mire

1x Bojuka Bog

1x Cabal Coffers

1x Caves of Koilos

1x Clifftop Retreat

1x Command Tower

1x Concealed Courtyard

1x Dragonskull Summit

1x Foreboding Ruins

1x Godless Shrine

1x Inspiring Vantage

1x Isolated Chapel

3x Mountain

1x Nomad Outpost

1x Opal Palace

1x Path of Ancestry

2x Plains

1x Sacred Foundry

1x Slayers' Stronghold

1x Smoldering Marsh

7x Swamp

1x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

1x Vault of the Archangel

1x Westvale Abbey

Hope this is of use to you Daedalus19876.

August 15, 2017 5:47 p.m.

JKRice says... #39

Why all the forests?

August 19, 2017 10:55 a.m.

I'm actually doing the exact same thing with my vamp deck with the sac subtheme. Feel free to look at mine The Original Aristocracy. So I wouldn't really go the tiny vamps route like you are. A lot of those 1 drops aren't worth the single vamp token they give you. If you still went that way, you'd need a lot of card draw to stop yourself from vomiting your hand and being helpless after a board wipe

August 20, 2017 2:27 a.m.

Also, you need sac outlets. It looks like attrition is your only one. Stuff like Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Ashnod's Altar, and Goblin Bombardment are necessary. And Dictate of Erebos over Grave Pact since you're 3 color

August 20, 2017 2:31 a.m.

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Date added 1 week
Last updated 6 days
Legality

This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

Highlight illegal cards
Illegal cards Disrupt Decorum , Edgar Markov, Kheru Mind-Eater , New Blood , Patron of the Vein
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.83
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 2/2 Vampire
Folders Insightful Decks, Commander, EDH, EDH, idk, Vampires, EDH
Top rank #5 on 2017-08-19
Views 3320

Revision 3 (6 days ago)

-1 Blood Tribute main
+1 Disrupt Decorum main
-1 Sunforger main
+1 Kheru Mind-Eater main
-1 Whip of Erebos main
-1 Metallic Mimic main
+1 Olivia Voldaren main
-1 Dictate of Erebos main
+1 Patron of the Vein main
-1 Furyblade Vampire main
-1 Stensia Masquerade main
-1 Anointed Procession main
-1 Forest main
-1 Call the Bloodline main
-1 Vampire Nighthawk main
+1 New Blood main
-1 Blade of the Bloodchief main
-1 Vampiric Fury main
+1 Blood Tribute maybe
+1 Sunforger maybe
and 33 other change(s)

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