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Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Legendary Creature — Vampire Ally
Flying, first strike
Whenever this deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on each attacking creature you control.
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Last_Laugh on Marchesa - You made this? I made this.
2 weeks ago
Chaos Warp and Canoptek Tomb Sentinel are your best options (along with Feed the Swarm) for dealing with problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace.
Seize the Spotlight won't typically steal creatures... but that means you draw 3 essentially free. This card is amazing here.
The other thing I'm noticing is your creature's avg. cmc is really high (3.96 discounting Metamorph and Mulldrifter). That means on average you won't play a single creature before Marchesa hits the field.
A few low drops I'd suggest include:
Vigean Graftmage lets you abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn.
Grim Haruspex is the best draw engine by FAR here.
Drana, Liberator of Malakir allows you to swing at lower life totals while getting your counters before regular combat damage thanks to first strike.
Imperial Recruiter looks up a surprisingly good toolbox of answers. Couple it with Vigean above or Metallic Mimic on humans for extreme brokenness.
Oona's Blackguard's discard is brutally effective here.
Phantasmal Image needs no explanation.
Gisa, Glorious Resurrector costs 4 but is your best theft effect here BY FAR.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. I've been playing Marchesa for over 8 years now and there's a buttload of posts to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them
RiotRunner789 on Cards Like Grand Cenobite?
3 weeks ago
Drana, Liberator of Malakir: Note the first strike will give most of your creatures a counter before they deal damage.
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed: Most of your buffs are nonhuman anyway.
1 month ago
All suggestions are mono black vampires and fit more of an aristocrats build.
Lords - Captivating Vampire buffs the squad and gives the ability of stealing an opponent’s creature
Vampire Nocturnus buffs the squad, gives evasion and since you’re mono black can play with the top of your library visible
1 drops - Knight of the Ebon Legion is the best 1 drop vamp imo. Can buff itself, gains permanent buffs and doubles as removal mid-late game
Viscera Seer a great sac target and let’s you scry 1
Vampire Cutthroat has skulk and lifelink
Vampire Lacerator a 2/2 for 1, you take one damage unless your opponent has 10 or less life
Indulgent Aristocrat a decent buffer with a sac engine
Guul Draz Vampire gains a buff if the opponent has 10 or less life
Pulse Tracker opponent takes 1 damage when it attacks
2 drops - Cordial Vampire not a lord in name, but has that buffing ability and triggers when ANYTHING dies. Buffs the team more efficiently than any lord imo.
Bloodghast a vital piece imo, it can’t block, but comes back when you play a land
Blood Artist a key piece for an aristocrat build, combos great with cordial and Vito
Asylum Visitor for card draw and the ability to come back
Kalastria Highborn great addition for a drain and gain/aristocrat build
Vraan, Executioner Thane combos great with Vito
Stromkirk Condemned can buff the team for a turn
Vampire Hexmage great sideboard piece for dealing with counters
Gifted Aetherborn might be favorite vampire, but doesn’t fit an aristocrat build
3 drops - Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord the only walker you need. Buffs, gives deathtouch & lifelink to a vampire, acts as a Lightning Helix and you cheat out a vampire
Silversmote Ghoul is a perfect target for Sorin’s second ability and comes back at the end of your end step
Vampire Nighthawk one of the best vampires imo, has evasion, deathtouch and lifelink, but doesn’t fit the aristocrat build
Nighthawk Scavenger a vampire goyf
Drana, Liberator of Malakir has evasion, first strike and buffs attacking creatures
Lands - Cavern of Souls an absolute MUST for any tribal build
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth flips things to swamps
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is great for all devotion the build will have
Castle Locthwain for card draw later
Prismatic Vista, Verdant Catacombs, Polluted Delta, Marsh Flats & Bloodstained Mire to fetch and thin out your deck to keep the gas flowing.
DaWubber on Can we play that commander? …
3 months ago
Can we have Olivia Voldaren Olivia, Mobilized for War and Olivia, Crimson Bride.
Mom: Sweety, we have all three Olivia at home.
Olivia at home: Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Drana, the Last Bloodchief.
For real though, it feels like every version of a Drana we got was followed soon by a version of Olivia that does a similar thing. The first Drana and Olivia leverage excess Mana as removal that doubles as a bump in power. The second versions are aggro strategies, and the third (and currently final versions) are reanimator cards. I play the first Drana, and am kinda annoyed att how similar they always seem to me.
Last_Laugh on Alela, F-ing Sh!t up with Faeries
3 months ago
I would suggest running more card draw. Fortunately there's a LOT of options in these colors.
Coastal Piracy is another recon mission/bident variant. Skullclamp is great in token decks. Plumb the Forbidden is an excellent answer to boardwipes that fills your grip up for redeploying. Tocasia's Welcome triggers off your tokens and anything else cmc 3 or less. Starscream, Power Hungry Flip isn't a faerie but with enough draw power, this guy can hit for a ton of damage. Shadrix Silverquill will typically go wide with +1+1 counters (which is amazing on a flying army) but he does have a draw option.
On the note of +1+1 counters, consider Cathars' Crusade, Felidar Retreat, and Drana, Liberator of Malakir. Archangel of Thune is a bit pricier but is downright amazing here (if you add it, I recommend Authority of the Consuls with it). Divine Visitation is another way to pump up your damage output with this much token production.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Alela's Aerodynamics: A Crash Course
loki255 on Mardu Vampire deck
5 months ago
Looks like a very chill and classy vampire deck, but heads up Edgar, Charmed Groom Flip is a white card and is illegal if you're using the standard rules for commander. If you've already talked to your playgroup about it then ignore me otherwise I'd highly recommend Anje, Maid of Dishonor for added blood token generation or Drana, Liberator of Malakir if you want to buff your field. Other than that I really like this. It's refreshing to see a vampire deck that isn't just the fifty billionth version of Edgar Markov.
5 months ago
Baron_Pretzels okay. The reason I put some of the cards in is because it's not just the multicolour but I also wanted each solo colour to be represented by at least one creature and one spell:
White: Sisay, Weatherlight Captain, Odric, Lunarch Marshal
Blue: Esior, Wardwing Familiar
Black: Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Green: Sakura-Tribe Elder, Fallaji Wayfarer, Esika, God of the Tree Flip, Kolvori, God of Kinship Flip
White: Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Urza's Ruinous Blast
Black: Yawgmoth's Vile Offering
Red: Mana Cannons
Green: Beast Within, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, Farseek, Nature's Lore
Another Blue creature I was thinking was Fblthp, the Lost
Reason I put The World Tree was probably cause I've put Esika in.
Last_Laugh on EDH Vampiric Bloodlust (C17 Precon Upgrade)
6 months ago
Not a bad start but I do have several suggestions for you. I'll try to keep things budget-ish friendly and break things down by category. If you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest cuts.
Finishers: Shared Animosity, Akroma's Will, and Reconnaissance (see my deck description for a recap on Reconnaissance, the card feels like cheating here it's so good) are all worth running. Purphoros, God of the Forge is amazing here. Each vamp you cast domes all opponents for 4 and provides the deck with some much needed non-combat finishing.
Card Draw: Skullclamp, Twilight Prophet, Plumb the Forbidden, and Dark Prophecy (if you have enough life gain) are all excellent options. The more the merrier in this category.
Board Protection: Boros Charm is worth it for the all permanents protection. Scapegoat is a neat hidden gem that let's you pseudo dodge exile, -X-X, etc. type boardwipes and if you run Purphoros, it can double as a finisher.
Vamps: Indulgent Aristocrat and Drana, Liberator of Malakir both deserve spots. I'll leave this category alone for the most part.
Ramps: Arcane Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Talisman of Conviction are all worth running. If you get your cmc below 3 (which I highly suggest), I'd recommend dropping the Boros colored signet/talisman though.
Lands: Vault of the Archangel and assuming your playgroup is ok with proxies or gold border championship edition cards... Volrath's Stronghold.
Feel free to check out my list for inspiration (and that explanation for Reconnaissance if you aren't familiar with the intricacies of the card). Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
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