Creature — Vampire Warrior Ally
Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.
|Want (4)||Cactusman , GARlockSpiral , kingcraig , sunnibugg|
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|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cliffhaven Vampire occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Cliffhaven Vampire Discussion
2 weeks ago
Thank you for your suggestions Peoyogon!
I can't believe i forgot about Exsanguinate, I need to get me one of those. Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Indulging Patrician are already planned to go in, once I can visit my friend and trade for them. And yeah, Cliffhaven Vampire and Aetherflux Reservoir are definitely going on my list of cards to acquire!
The big challenge is probably going to be what to cut. I know i'm probably going to have to cut some of the non-lifegain related firepower, but I kinda still want my creatures to be a threat. Something to think about for sure.
2 weeks ago
I really like that you are taking a different direction with Markov than most people! I have a couple cards I thought might be interesting to consider...
For general lifegain goodies, I really like Rhox Faithmender. It breaks away from vampire tribal but it might give your life-matters theme great support!
Here are a handful of syphon effects that you might want to consider as well: Exsanguinate, Subversion, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Polluted Bonds, Kalastria Highborn, Indulging Patrician, Foul-Tongue Shriek, Epicure of Blood, and Cliffhaven Vampire.
Finally, if you want another way to turn all that life into fire-power, Aetherflux Reservoir can be a great way to blowup your opponents' face :)
1 month ago
I want to make a Sen Triplets deck that plays with life gain and drain, for example using the triplets ability of allowing you to play spells from opponents hands to cast their creatures and having a Soul Warden to gain life and a Cliffhaven Vampire and/or a Epicure of Blood out to drain them. Then when you have enough life, blow the opponents up with Aetherflux Reservoir. Or if that dont work go for the infinite life loop with Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood. What cards should I get to best make that kinda strat possible to pull off?
1 month ago
Wow, great work MagicalHacker. Reformatted with card links and averages (rounded up) of the range of decks the combos are in. I figure a single number for each 2 card combo makes it easker to tally up and figure percentages later. So 120,411 two-card combos total.
6255 Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond
2 months ago
Glad you like it. I feel the deck might need another sacrifice outlet as well, especially since none of your current ones are free, either requiring tapping or paying mana. Woe Strider and Yahenni, Undying Partisan seem pretty good for this, and if you think your mana base can support it Ayara, First of Locthwain might be nice as well. Perhaps put one of these in to replace Cliffhaven Vampire, the card doesn’t seem to fit as well. This is just what I see with the deck though, and may not be what you’re looking for at all. Hope you find this helpful again.
2 months ago
Hi, I have ran a deck similar to this and I really did not like having the combo of Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond. They are heavy costed cards and you don't really have any protection for them if one gets blown up.
I love Sanguine Bond way more than Exquisite Blood. I took mine out and made my deck more of what you're asking for. I can post my list, but I would only as per your request. If you're playing in a multiplayer group, once you start extorting your opponents... they find that annoying, for some odd reason, and they begin going after you. I love Cliffhaven Vampire in the deck since I have 4x Soul's Attendant as well as Suture Priest. I get to ping my opponents for anyone playing creatures.
In your deck, a nice card draw-- and potential finisher-- could be adding Greed to your list for card draw or to pay a bunch of life into it with Sanguine Bond and Children of Korlis out to dome an opponent for a bunch at once.
I personally would make this just an Orzhov deck and cut out entirely to make your mana base-- even though you said to ignore it-- much more consistent. Instead, to go with your sitting back and waiting plan, you could add Congregate and Fumigate to just outright kill an opponent if you have Sanguine Bond on the field or to keep you from dying to an overwhelmingly large board your opponents have set up while you were waiting.
Some general improvements I think would be:
- Taking out Thrull Parasite since he doesn't really do anything in the deck. He has extort, but it seems like you could have better options for your mana if you wanted to play more of a control game.
- Instead of Intrepid Hero who only hits certain targets, run something like Murder or Hideous End.
- Purity is good with Sanguine Bond out, but again, it's pretty heavily costed. Here I would highly recommend running at least 3 of Cliffhaven Vampire. He is so good with the "Soul Sisters" in that he hits each opponent for each trigger on the stack. I cannot recommend him enough.
- Maybe run more board wipes like Fumigate or even Kaya's Wrath to gain life and deal with problematic creatures.
Hopefully this was helpful, and again, if you would like me to link my deck that plays along the same way your does, let me know. Have a great day and stay safe, friend.
2 months ago
I like this theme! Pawn of Ulamog would fit well. In case you would like to replace some of the more expensive cards like Kokusho, the Evening Star, cards with effects like Cliffhaven Vampire would be great in this deck as well. Check my Athreos, God of Passage deck please :)
2 months ago
I like the theme of the deck :) There is a significant overlap with my Athreos, God of Passage deck. Feel free to check it! However, I think this deck may be quite slow. With your token subtheme and the need for a lot of mana, Pawn of Ulamog may be a good addition. I would e.g. drop Debt to the Deathless because you cannot use it in early phases of the game and you probably have enough lifegain anyway. You could add something like Cliffhaven Vampire to potentially convert your ligegain into damage.