Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Legendary Creature — Vampire Ally
Flying, first strike
Whenever Drana, Liberator of Malakir deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on each attacking creature you control.
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Drana, Liberator of Malakir Discussion
2 months ago
Angrath, Captain of Chaos and Jace, Cunning Castaway don't seem that great, and even if you decide to keep them I don't think three copies of each is justified. Liliana, the Last Hope is both recursion and removal, plus her ultimate also synergizes if you ever fire it off.
Have you considered a playset of Thoughtseize ? You don't have a single turn one play in the entire deck, and I think this card would be a great way to gain information and disrupt their gameplan.
Drana, Liberator of Malakir might be a nice card to try out for more +1/+1 counters.
Also, your mana costs are pretty demanding so you should definitely cut some basics and add in more Blood Crypt , along with some Drowned Catacomb , and Steam Vents . Fabled Passage could also be used to trigger revolt on Push.
All in all these are the changes I would make:
2 months ago
There are two builds for vamps as far as I am aware - go wide with Drana, Liberator of Malakir , and this type of 'sacrifice drain and grind' list.
A card worth considering as a 1-of in all those vampire brews - Blade of the Bloodchief . This equipment is a lot better than it looks in the tribe due to the way it works with lifelink to push out of burn range and lets you spread threats over smaller vampires in stalled board states.
In most of my time playing vamps, Kalistra highborn has been really clunky - keeping the mana up for it disrupts the deck a lot. Its fine when the game grinds out, but even then paying 1 whenever you sac hurts.
Aetherborn doesn't have straightforward synergies beyond vampire, but lifelink/deathtouch means it trades up with a lot of creatures and strategies. Valentin, Dean of the Vein Flip deserves consideration, as does Yahenni, Undying Partisan .
2 months ago
How has Vampire Hexmage been working for you? Her ability doesn't exactly synergize with any of your other cards, and I don't know how often she is relevant against opponents' decks. I think higher curve threats like Captivating Vampire , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , or Nighthawk Scavenger might do better.
3 months ago
Archon_Bel- I originally put Blightbeetle into the deck to counter my own Shadrix Silverquill and disrupt my opponents but I can see that he needs to be replaced. The thing I really like about Fain, the Broker is that he works as a sac outlet for tokens powering up my other great cards. Yahenni, Undying Partisan is actually a pretty amazing card that can help survive a board wipe. My playgroup runs plenty of board wipes and it's important to be able to restart from scratch, which has made Breena so amazing in that situation. The Built in draw this commander has is so amazing and imo is underrated greatly. I will probably need to work on replacing Bellowing Aegisaur and Blightbeetle . I like that Dark Impostor is control on a stick (though very high mana) and he fits the theme.
3 months ago
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3 months ago
I don't know how, but I obviously haven't yet had a look at your Thantis. This is impressive for sure. There is an accidental duplicate of Rishkar's Expertise in here, btw. This could make place for a card from your maybeboard.
5 months ago
Hey, you're welcome. Nice update so far.
Yes, Cliffhaven Vampire is an upgrade for Epicure of Blood because Cliffhaven is one less mana and has flying. Etchings of the Chosen is a good card with Vamp tokens, it's a an upgrade for Ethereal Absolution or Curse of Vitality .
For €10 get Captivating Vampire 5, Drana, Liberator of Malakir 3, Sol Ring 1. Sol is a staple card in Commander for ramp and it helps when playing a lot of high CMC cards. Having a powerful three drop Vamp to curve into after one and two drops Vamps with Vamp tokens is good for the mid game. Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Captivating Vampire are two of the better three drop Vamps to get damage done in the mid game until you can cast Edgar or Regent later on.
Changes to consider to add these three are:
- Captivating Vampire --> Bloodbond Vampire
- Drana, Liberator of Malakir --> Blood Baron of Vizkopa
- Sol Ring --> Teysa Karlov
You still want to cut three cards to make 100. Cards to consider cutting:
- Thief of Blood : Thief removes all counters from your creatures too and Edgar puts counters on your creatures.
- Ethereal Absolution
- Grave Betrayal
My advice for the next upgrades are to improve the manabase and ramp by adding more dual lands that can ETB untapped and mana rocks to improve ramp. This can be done by cutting lands that always ETB tapped and some five/four/three CMC cards for ramp to help to cast the better high CMC cards such as Edgar. This change will speed up game play making it easier to cast one, two and three drop Vamps.
The avg. CMC of your deck is high at 3.5, with only 33 lands can be inconsistent to have mana to cast cards. Low CMC mana rocks can be used in place of lands since they can make mana and also help with color fixing.
Some examples of mana rock and budget land upgrades:
- Arcane Signet --> Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
- Orzhov Signet --> Kheru Bloodsucker
- Boros Signet --> Malakir Cullblade
- Rakdos Signet --> Blood for Bones
- Caves of Koilos --> Forsaken Sanctuary
- Exotic Orchard --> Boros Guildgate
- Battlefield Forge --> Stone Quarry
- Smoldering Marsh --> Rakdos Guildgate
- Tainted Field --> Orzhov Guildgate
5 months ago
I would also add Necropolis Regent , Nirkana Revenant , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Vampire Hexmage (this is great for dealing with planeswalkers, Kalastria Highborn , Blood Seeker (great agaisnt token decks), Quietus Spike but be wary of other players hating on you for it, Bloodchief Ascension great once online, Butcher of Malakir . these are only a few suggestions but please feel free to have a look at my mono black vampire tribal for other ideas - it may not be as restricted as yours by theme but it keeps its creatures tribal