Arvad the Cursed

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Arvad the Cursed

Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight

Deathtouch, lifelink

Other legendary creatures you control get +2/+2.

Arvad the Cursed Discussion

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Legendary Knights

3 weeks ago

Might I recommend Arvad the Cursed ? He's a 5-drop, but +2/+2 to all your legendary creatures is very nice. Besides, he's a legendary knight, he just fits.

ZendikariWol on Kethis is worse than Karador, ...

3 months ago

Once again, dbpunk, it’s well more interesting to ask whether Kethis is better or worse than our previous “legend tribal” commanders; the Sisays. Kethis and Karador play so differently- Karador trying to grind out consistent value and Kethis looking to win the game at least most of the way in one explosive turn.

I’d say, my personal verdict, is that Sisay, Weatherlight Captain may be my favorite of the three, as it finally allows me to play Arvad the Cursed alongside Tariel, Reckoner of Souls and Edric, Spymaster of Trest . Why?, that seems ridiculous! Does it? Two words; Legendary Politics/Kingmaker.

LadyZ on

3 months ago

Have you thought about Arvad the Cursed or Day of Destiny ? They'll help buff all your legendary creatures

bushido_man96 on Sisay: The Ultimate Human Tribal **PRIMER**

4 months ago

Arvad the Cursed will buff your other legends, and is a solid body. I would highly recommend running Primevals' Glorious Rebirth .

KongMing on The Lords of Endless Strife

5 months ago

It seems like this deck may benefit from some historic tribal cards, like Jhoira's Familiar , Traxos, Scourge of Kroog , the Weatherlight , and Thran Temporal Gateway .

Also, it seems like you should really run Time of Need and Arvad the Cursed to make use of the legendary tribal too. Nice deck overall, +1!

Ripwater on Orzhov Legendary

6 months ago

Rome921,

Have you considered Arvad the Cursed ? I might even play him as your commander, since he gives an anthem effect (+2/+2) and drop Athreos in the 99. Honestly Atreos shines when he protects low CMC creatures. I don't think you will find a lot of people not paying the 3 life when 1 of your, often very powerfull, creatures dies. Next to that you play black and have a range of (under $9) tutors to fetch him.

You could throw in a little token/lifegain theme as support (very Orzhov) and play your deck as the guild extorting people and if they don't pay up exile their creatures. (Then Atreos might be super on theme again).

Legendaries I would run in a token/lifegain theme are: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Teysa, Orzhov Scion Karlov of the Ghost Council Kambal, Consul of Allocation Obzedat, Ghost Council Teysa Karlov Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Regna, the Redeemer / Krav, the Unredeemed Ghost Council of Orzhova Vona, Butcher of Magan Aryel, Knight of Windgrace Elenda, the Dusk Rose Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Yomiji, Who Bars the Way Whisper, Blood Liturgist Darien, King of Kjeldor Heliod, God of the Sun Brimaz, King of Oreskos Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Oketra the True Elspeth, Sun's Champion Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

Support these guys with the following cards: Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Dictate of Erebos Grave Pact Smothering Tithe Ethereal Absolution Dawn of Hope Skullclamp Suture Priest Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Crested Sunmare Regal Bloodlord Pious Evangel  Flip Authority of the Consuls Blind Obedience Anointed Procession Hidden Stockpile Vindictive Vampire Twilight Drover Mentor of the Meek Priest of Forgotten Gods Pitiless Plunderer High Market Shizo, Death's Storehouse Divine Visitation Intangible Virtue Attrition

A few sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar

And ofc, you have your generic Orzhov stuff like Path to Exile , Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Wrath of God , Merciless Eviction

What maybe would also work are all the Afterlife dudes like: Ministrant of Obligation , Tithe Taker

Of course all of this above is just a suggestion. I think in this way you can easily you can keep the Legendary theme alive in your deck, but point in a bit more towards the Orzhov Syndicate. (wich in my opinion is an awesome guild!!) I think I kept a bit on a eye on your budget of $9 a card. If I missed a few my apologies.

TheMillKid on Arvad Commander

8 months ago

Myriad Landscape is a great land that shouldn't be too hard to find! Scoured Barrens from Fate Reforged is another inexpensive two color land. Shambling Vent isn't too expensive (although you never know how or when that could change with manlands in other formats). Command Tower is reprinted in every commander set, and should be in every multicolor commander deck.

Shalai, Voice of Plenty actually can't be played in this deck, since there's green in the activated ability. Same issue for Seek .

Also, I'm curious why Kambal is the commander instead of Arvad the Cursed . Almost every creature in this deck is legendary, so I'm also inclined to recommend Thalia's Lancers , Urza's Ruinous Blast , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth .

As for what to replace, I'd suggest cutting Shadowfeed , Rest for the Weary , and Chaplain's Blessing , since those cards don't really help your deck function, or accomplish very much at all. Single-instance lifegain cards tend to be on the underperforming side, unless they have a strong synergy (such as Licia, Sanguine Tribune 's cost reduction!)

Hope this helped!

Recon419A on Orzhov Vampire Deck

9 months ago

It's worth noting that Moment of Craving will not count as "damage" to a creature; rather, it's a static effect. Also, you should be aware that Sengir Vampire and Raise Dead aren't in Standard right now. I don't really have any suggestions for you to replace Gifted Aetherborn ; it's a really good card, and probably would be even at a three-drop slot. Arvad the Cursed is the closest creature in Standard right now and he's a much more expensive legendary (five mana).

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