Champion of Dusk

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Champion of Dusk

Creature — Vampire Knight

When this enter the battlefield, you draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of Vampires you control.

Valdemie on Vampires WB

1 month ago

Apollo_Paladin I've seen your suggestions and I appreciate them very much! I'm very new into magic and I inherited some cards, so I got curious and got into it, but my knowledge is very limited.

I found what I think are two main weaknesses of the deck: The first one is that I don't think I don't take advantage of white color in my deck so much, so your suggestion of Unbreakable Formation and Rally the Ranks comes in handy! The second one is that the mana cost of my cards is imbalanced, and I need to remove some pricey cards in favor of other cards like Legion Lieutenant (as you suggested), Gifted Aetherborn or some Vampire Cutthroat.

Also, I decided to add in Champion of Dusk as I definitely prefer it over Sanctum Seeker or Bloodlord of Vaasgoth. Added the two missing Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle as well. Aand finally I listened to you and added Infernal Grasp instead of Walk the Plank, as it is super easy to purchase, like every other card you suggested!

I won't think of it as a critique! Just the opposite, you helped me so much and I'm very thankful for that :)

Apollo_Paladin on Vampires WB

1 month ago

Nice build! +1

Lots of good picks here already. Since it's for casual I won't nit-pick all kinds of crazy efficiency and min/max stuff like expensive Dual Lands, but one vulnerability I see is that it's entirely creature-based for your power. Those types of builds can certainly work but there are a lot of "Destory all Creatures" type board-wipe cards out there, so with creature decks that include white I usually toss in a couple Unbreakable Formation so that you're free to save mana each turn if you think it may be an issue in an opponent's deck. It also works well as a kind of 'finisher' if you know Boardwipes aren't a threat, since not only are your creatures beefed up and indestructible for a turn, but they're all still untapped as blockers/attackers the following turns. This works pretty well for cleanup against creature vs. creature deck scenarios.

Another though might be tossing in a few Rally the Ranks since they are cheap to cast and are not vulnerable to creature destruction. Enchantment destruction is nowhere near as common a threat to run up against, and these are great to cast early so that you can quickly establish board control even with weenie creatures (or tokens).

One final thing that's worked well for me in my Black/White vampire constructions, and looks like you have enough Lifelink for it to work well for you, is Champion of Dusk. By the time he comes into play, he's often a full new hand of cards to draw. You might even look at some other life-based cards for more efficiency since gaining it back isn't a problem for you (like Infernal Grasp is an all-around better control spell than Walk the Plank).

None of these suggestions are particularly expensive, but please don't think of it as a critique. Just some thoughts to ponder and possibly some other avenues to explore. Nice Deck!

YamishiTheWickedOne on What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse

3 months ago

Ok so something I completely overlooked is that Bloodtithe Harvester is like... REALLY good. Space is tight, otherwise he'd probably be my other 4-of 2-drop. He also synergizes very, very nicely with Olivia, Crimson Bride, who is actually kinda nuts with a discard outlet like blood tokens and Sorin, especially if you're running Champion of Dusk.

I've been considering a minor white splash for a 1-of Edgar, Charmed Groom  Flip just because he's hard to kill for non-white matchups. The other half of my reasoning being white has access to some seriously fantastic sideboard options such as but not limited to Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Stony Silence and Rest in Peace.

YamishiTheWickedOne on New Mardu Vampires FNM 3:0

4 months ago

This looks good for an early draft of a Mardu vamps build. My Only real changes would be more Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, more fetch lands and more Fatal Push.

Blasting Zone and Dragonskull Summit imho could go for more fetches, you could also look at the removal options red gives you such as Lightning Bolt and Terminate. Dreadbore is a sorcery which is usually bad for removal but planeswalker hate is at a premium in the current meta.

You could also add your choice of Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek to get rid of opposing creature hate.

My main recommendations for other vampires you could add would be Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Knight of the Ebon Legion. Both are extremely powerful. I'd recommend Olivia Voldaren if your deck weren't obviously meant to be an aggressive build. Maybe Edgar, Charmed Groom  Flip on the same note. If you can squeeze in more Sorins you could consider Champion of Dusk, Lord Xander, the Collector, or sideboard Blood Baron of Vizkopa.

Adanto Vanguard is a fantastic white vamp btw.

Personally, I'd drop the Martyrs of Dusk for Bloodghast as well. You could cut 1 cordial and 2-3 Indulgent Aristocrat for more support.

It looks strong for a somewhat rough draft, a little finetuning and you might have something good here.

Onmyway2thetopz on Tribal Vampires Help Wanted

8 months ago

I really appreciate all of you for taking the time to analyze my deck and offer me help and insight. It has all been tremendously helpful. It still needs a lot of work and tweaking, but it's running pretty smooth now. Thank you!

Omniscience_is_life Thanks for the suggestion, I think you may be right. I'm still looking into options at the moment and weighing them out.

TheoryCrafter Thank you so much for the tips! I put in Font of Agonies! I didn't know Witch's Cottage counted as a swamp! I really appreciate the help!

RNR_Gaming Thanks for the suggestion, I'm still considering if I'm gonna add them. Divining Top is pretty OP.

bushido_man96 I'm still tweaking the card draw and mulling over my options. The cut suggestions were exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks for all the insight!

Necrosis24 I'm still working out the card draw mechanics in my deck at the moment, but I appreciate your comments on the board wipes. It definitely needed trimming. I added Crippling Fear as well!

LittleMy Thank you so much for your well thought out responce and really looking into my deck. I think you are right about the on demand card draw. I'm still weighing options so I haven't made any changes yet. I added in Castle Locthwain. I will also give more consideration to your ramp considerations as well. I subbed in Veinwitch Coven for Adaptive Automaton. Veinwitch Coven will definitly give me more value for the recursion. Also I already had Champion of Dusk on my Moxifield deckbuilder before I updated this list. I may need to pare down the amount of tutors in my deck, although I do have a two card infinite combo in my deck as a win condition. Exquisite Blood sets off a chain with my commander Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose or Sanguine Bond. I totally spaced out and didn't realise I didn't have many instant speed removal, that is indeed very key. Thanks for the Arcane Signet suggestion I didn't realise it was absolutley better than Charcoal Diamond. I was previously thinking about Door of Destinies I wasn't completley confident with putting it in at the time, I'll forsure give it more consideration. When it comes to Coat of Arms there always seems to be other tribal decks in the meta everywhere I go and I don't want to be supplying an anthem to other players since it doesn't just affect me. All of your insight was indespensible and I really welcome all the help! Thank you!

LittleMy on Tribal Vampires Help Wanted

8 months ago

I saw another comment say this, but stressing it, Phyrexian Arena can be replaced (and same with Greed). For an enchantment that can be removed, same cost as Necropotence which you have included and doesn't generate nearly the same amount of value? Personally, I'd rather slot in a card like Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper, or for doing double duty, Castle Locthwain (and considering you're Mono Black, having it come in untapped shouldn't be an issue) These also are more on demand, situational impulse draws for when you really need them.

I'm a huge fan of mana doublers, and I personally don't like Extraplanar Lens. While I understand the upside, I can't get past the exiling a land. I think that's too much of a downside. On the flip side, two mana doublers I like, Crypt Ghast and Magus of the Coffers, do double duty as blockers/attackers, and all for more mana, and you keep a land. I see you have Nyx Lotus in your maybe board as well, and I'd even say slot this in over Extraplanar Lens.

While Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic both are decent anthems, they don't offer possible utility like other cards can. Considering you're running a lot of vampires, I'd recommend slotting in two other cards for them. Veinwitch Coven brings back cards from the dead when you gain life, which seems often. Return combo pieces, big threats, or mana helpers. And if you are still concerned about card draw, Champion of Dusk.

You already have a lot of tutors, Brainspoil might be pushing it, unless there's a combo that I am not seeing. To be more dynamic, I'd recommend Go for the Throat or Doom Blade depending on your meta. Having cheap removal at instant speed can be the difference in a game.

Charcoal Diamond I'd highly recommend switching out for Arcane Signet as this does not come in to play tapped and can be used immediately.

Door of Destinies or Coat of Arms I'd also highly recommend. They're fantastic tribal anthems and I'd argue puts in more work than Herald's Horn. I say that because I like the philosophy of, "the best healing is damage" or "more damage, less dead" (and also Coat of Arms with a full board and constant threat replacement with Veinwitch Coven is terrifying)

Hope this helps!

multimedia on Strefan Modified (needs help)

8 months ago

Hey, well done with your upgrades to the precon. There's some cards in the precon to consider adding back in.

Cards that could be cut for these:


Some upgrades within the budget to consider:

Cryptolith Fragment  Flip is a mana rock to create Blood since it makes each player lose life. Sanctum of Stone Fangs is repeatable way to create Blood before combat on your turn. Leechridden Swamp is a land that can repeatedly create Blood for one mana.

Florian, Voldaren Scion is a Vamp who can be a lot of card advantage along with plenty of card selection. Florian doesn't care how your opponents lose life during the turn making it excellent with Fragment, Shrine and Leechridden and he doesn't have to attack to trigger.

Cranial Plating is tech to make Strefan huge since Blood tokens are artifacts. Mask of Memory is repeatable draw especially when your Commander has flying and wants to keep attacking.

Good luck with your deck.

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