Creature — Vampire Assassin
: Exile target creature and put a +1/+1 counter on Dark Impostor.
Dark Impostor has all activated abilities of all creature cards exiled with it.
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Dark Impostor occurrence in decks from the last year
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Dark Impostor Discussion
1 month ago
Osbert I really appreciate your feedback!
I agree on this point since I tend to run out of gas quickly early on. I have since added Dark Prophecy to the deck. I will be replacing Phyrexian Arena with Necropotence somewhere in the future whenever I'm able to save up some cash for it.
I love the aristocrats theme so much that this deck used to be more centered around it. I've since kept a small sac/value package and may end up going deeper into that route when I make bigger changes. Thanks for that input!
Quick question, how do you feel about adding Smothering Tithe to the deck? I've been contemplating adding it back into the 99 due to how powerful it is, but I'm not sure if it's needed since the deck's average cmc is pretty low around <3.00.
6 months ago
6 months ago
Hey, nice first brew of Edgar.
Consider adding a few more black one drop Vamps? Knight of the Ebon Legion and Indulgent Aristocrat are one drops who can be good with aggro or midrange Vamp strategies. Cards you could cut for these are Mortify and Tithe Drinker.
Diabolic Intent is another tutor to consider adding replacing New Blood. Ruinous Ultimatum wrecks your opponents in multiplayer Commander, it could replace Fumigate. Champion of Dusk's ETB effect is excellent draw with eminence, it could replace Falkenrath Noble. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is good with aggro and midrange Vamp strategies especially with Edgar, it could replace Dark Impostor.
Consider adding some more dual lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make black and some dual lands that can make white to replace some Plains?
Lands to consider cutting for these are 3x Plains, 1x Mountain and Reliquary Tower.
Good luck with your deck.
6 months ago
Bloodghast, Champion of Dusk, Chancellor of the Dross, Dark Impostor, Defiant Bloodlord, Guul Draz Overseer, Knight of the Ebon Legion, Mirri the Cursed, Bloodlord of Vaasgoth, Necropolis Regent, Nirkana Revenant, Twilight Prophet, Dusk Legion Zealot, Savage Gorger, Thirsting Bloodlord, Vampire of the Dire Moon, and Vampire Outcasts would all be decent additions to the deck. Wraths and tutors would also be good.
8 months ago
I always liked using Training Grounds and similar effects with the level up creatures - good candidates include Brimstone Mage, Hada Spy Patrol and Kabira Vindicator. I also felt it really put Dark Impostor over the top!
9 months ago
This deck performs very well with some decently large deficiencies. I think you need to cut some weaker cards (sorceries and creatures mostly) and add in more Ninjas and ninja synergies.
Artifacts, Enchantments, Instants, Planeswalkers, and Lands: I would definitely cut Briber's Purse, Fatal Push, and Vraska, Scheming Gorgon while also giving thought to the merits of including Skygames, Bontu's Monument, Forge of Heroes, Unclaimed Territory, and of, or at least the Amonkhet, cycling lands.
The cards I have recommended are either slow, have low to zero synergy with the rest of the deck, or are typically weak in commander.
Cards to Add Creatures: Ninjas, ninjas, and more ninjas (plus some cheaper unblockables for good measure). There are 19 Ninjas in mtg history (excluding changelings). You have 11 in this deck. I think you ought to have more. The cheapest are Mistblade Shinobi, Okiba-Gang Shinobi, Skullsnatcher, Throat Slitter, and Walker of Secret Ways. Higure, the Still Wind and Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni are both reasonable splurges in terms of powerful Ninjas to acquire. Now for other creatures to enable Ninjitsu. First off, I could have included Changeling Outcast in the last section since it is also a Ninja and you should absolutely be running it in here. Other small unblockables for you to Ninjitsu into are Gudul Lurker, Slither Blade, Tormented Soul, Faerie Seer, Mothdust Changeling, Gingerbrute, Dimir Infiltrator, Baleful Strix, Invisible Stalker, Augury Owl, Sage Owl, Spire Owl, and Cloud of Faeries. All of these cards are less than 3 cmc, and are either entirely unblockable or have good etb/ltb or dealing combat damage synergy (and are mostly pretty cheap too). I'd recommend adding at least 3 or 4 of them in addition to the above ninjas.
Other cards: This section is mostly for general things that you could do to make this deck more consistent and enjoyable to pilot, but there are a couple specific synergies I think you're missing out on. They're both pretty intertwined so I'll just address them together. I think you could be putting in a few more cards that are good to reveal off of Yuriko's trigger and ways to manipulate the top of your library so you get those card when they are most impactful. I am referring to cards like Treasure Cruise, Sibsig Muckdraggers, Temporal Trespass, Dig Through Time, Draco, Consign / Oblivion, Murderous Cut, Far / Away, Curtains' Call, Into the Story, Submerge, Commandeer, Commit / Memory, Discovery / Dispersal, Rags / Riches, In Garruk's Wake, and any other high cost card that has an alternate mana cost, mana reducing ability, split card, or is a high impact card. Then you could also throw in a few ways to manipulate the top of your library like Brainstorm, Ponder, Serum Visions, Tamiyo's Epiphany, and Crystal Ball. The only other synegystic thing you could put in here is making your other creatures Ninjas as well with Conspiracy, Xenograft, Arcane Adaptation, and Amorphous Axe.
Otherwise, you could probably add in some more ramp (Sol Ring, Mind Stone, Star Compass, etc.), card draw (see cantrips above and Last Thoughts), board wipes (could probably replace Bontu's Last Reckoning with some of the ones from the last section or just add those ones or some other good boardwipes) and spot removal or counterspells (I don't see a lot of good ways to deal w/ non-creature permanents in here).
10 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions JRaynor!
Dreadhorde Invasion - Yeah there a few good token generators like this and Ophiomancer, which I left out because of the focus on vampire theme. Ophiomancer generates one on your opponents turn too, so that would be a good option if budget wasn’t a factor.
Indulgent Aristocrat - I think I’ve listed it as an alternative sacrifice outlet in the primer, but I agree, it can definitely be a workhorse in this deck.
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - He replaces the death trigger of your opponents, but then gives you a token, which you can sacrifice yourself to power Elenda. He ends up actually being a synergistic Rest in Peace to hose your opponent’s reanimator strategies!
Dark Impostor - I feel like its ability to exile any problem creature too powerful not to include. It’s one of the few answers I have to indestructible creatures like Avacyn.
10 months ago
Have you considered Dreadhorde Invasion? It's like a budget Bitterblossom and while you won't be able to stockpile tokens, you'll have access to a consistent token generator to fuel Elenda for only 2 mana.
Indulgent Aristocrat is another good one I'm surprised not to see in your list. He works very well on both sides of Elenda's ability, buffing her or her tokens while serving as a sac outlet at the same time.
I don't think Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Dark Impostor register very well on the synergy scale. Kalitas is just good all around, and though he gives you a token, he exiles the opponent's creatures INSTEAD of letting them die, which is a bummer. If only he exiled them after they died. Dark Imposter is just expensive exile here.
Your deck looks super fun to play, and that's a very nice write up. Very excited to see a resurgence in Elenda interest.