Anowon, the Ruin Sage
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Legendary Creature — Vampire Shaman

At the beginning of your upkeep, each player sacrifices a non-Vampire creature.

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carpecanum on Blood... Coloured Beverage (Rakdos Vampire)

3 months ago

Whip of Erebos, Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Vampiric Link is cheap and you can even put it on an opponents creature

Fushiii on Sorin - Competitive Modern Vampires

5 months ago

Balaam__, spot on with noticing Sorin and his -3, that's precisely why I like to play him for Anowon, the Ruin Sage.

Blood tokens could definitely be viable, I have a friend who plays one of the newer Innistrad(?) Vamp decks, they seem fun. I'll have to look into it. Your feedback is fantastic, thanks for conversating with me!

Balaam__ on Sorin - Competitive Modern Vampires

5 months ago

Ah, you’re right—I overlooked Anowon, the Ruin Sage and the mandatory sacrifice. You could argue that at 5 mana by the time it enters play Ayara’s job would be done, but yeah she’s probably not a good inclusion (particularly if Anowon is fielded using Sorin’s -3). I suppose the rest of the deck was engineered in a different direction from Ayara’s strengths, so better to play into it as you have.

Perhaps blood tokens may be something to look into? If I recall correctly we received a few vampire token producers in one of the more recent sets, and while the tokens themselves may be prone to removal the repeatable nature of that draw source can overshadow any downsides.

hootsnag on Athreos White Black Undying Evil

5 months ago

I've updated the deck again. I would like to add Martyr's Cause, Harvester of Souls, Pitiless Plunderer, and perhaps Anowon, the Ruin Sage and Chainer, Dementia Master. Suggestions on what to cut? I don't think I will add Imp's Mischief or Rebuff the Wicked. Not sure what I would cut for it. Removal perhaps? All of the scary spells that I would mostly worry about aren't targeted. Also, I may want to add more sacrifice outlets. Not sure what else I would add though.

Koisenso on Vampires maybe

7 months ago

Yoinked your decklist for an impromptu playtest round. swapped Anowon, the Ruin Sage with Twilight Prophet since we're playing Archnemesis Legacy as to not hinder my mates (each player effect -> Opponent effect)

DaringApprentice on Every Rose Has Its Thorns V2

7 months ago

Here are some suggestions:

Utility Lands: Bojuka Bog, Hagra Mauling  Flip

Ramp: Arcane Signet, Sword of the Animist, Burnished Hart, Canoptek Wraith, Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, Sifter of Skulls, Solemn Simulacrum

Card Draw: Laelia, the Blade Reforged, Morbid Opportunist, Keep Watch, Breya's Apprentice, Moonveil Regent, Smothering Abomination, Reconnaissance Mission, Necrologia, Future Sight, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Will Kenrith, Harvester of Souls, Ruin Grinder, Deepfathom Skulker, Sandstone Oracle

Targeted Removal: Rapid Hybridization, Wild Magic Surge, Terminate, Resculpt, Reality Shift, Forbid, Daring Apprentice, Transmogrifying Wand, Ravenous Chupacabra, Chaos Defiler, Glorybringer, Mystic Confluence, Necron Deathmark, Reaper from the Abyss, Rowan Kenrith, Curtains' Call, Duplicant, Meteor Golem

Board Wipes: Nevinyrral's Disk, The Phasing of Zhalfir, Whelming Wave, Ixidron, Blood on the Snow, Deathbringer Regent, Necromantic Selection

Synergy: Ghoulish Procession, Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Blight Mound, Braids, Arisen Nightmare, Fleshbag Marauder, Gravelighter, Irenicus's Vile Duplication, Magus of the Abyss, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Ruthless Winnower, Ogre Slumlord

Threats: Quietus Spike, Elturel Survivors, Relentless Assault, Gratuitous Violence, Sarkhan the Masterless, Westgate Regent, Precursor Golem, Necropolis Regent, Walk the Aeons, Combustible Gearhulk, Embercleave, Sharding Sphinx, Angrath's Marauders

Yogie on Vampire Deatheaters

9 months ago

owenger - thanks for the comments and suggestions! I finally gave in to the comments and added Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose to the main deck ;)

Gatekeeper of Malakir is a good suggestion as well and a card that I had sort of forgotten down in the maybeborad. The kicker ability works really well with the theme of the deck.

I suppose I'm a bit coloured by the people I play with but Anowon, the Ruin Sage has been an incredibly strong card in our games. Likewise, Sanguine Bond has worked pretty well. But damage-on-lifegain mostly is a secondary win condition for the deck.

As for the lands, I usually play check lands like Dragonskull Summit but gain lands are a good suggestion too. But I sort of like leaving those generic dual lands as an open choice for anyone looking at the deck.

Sorry for being a bit late with the reply, thanks again!

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