Dusk Legion Zealot
Creature — Vampire Soldier
When Dusk Legion Zealot enters the battlefield, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Dusk Legion Zealot Discussion
4 days ago
Cards i’d recommend ditching:
Cathar Commando, its sideboard tech at best.
If you’re running cat combo, i’d suggest running to full 4-of Witch's Oven.
You’re at 65 cards, so should remove the chaff to get back to 60.
Another good way to generate constant deaths is Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia.
3 weeks ago
Could use a few "insurance" cards in the event of a boardwipe and a few more 1-drops imo. Like Vampire Cutthroat, Shadow Alley Denizen and Changeling Outcast. Other highly recommended vamps are Gifted Aetherborn, Falkenrath Aristocrat, and personal favorite Mirror Entity, and ideal Skullclamp targets, Martyr of Dusk, Carrier Thrall and Dusk Legion Zealot.
All-in-all though I think you're absolutely on the right track for an aggressive Edgar build. This earns my seal of approval, but you can absolutely improve it further.
2 months ago
Thanks for the comment! As you alluded to, Aspirant is very much out of place and it is pretty weak in a vacuum. This deck had some notable changes in recent times to make it work more freely. I agree that card advantage is a massive deal, so that's why i have added cards such as Champion of Dusk with the combination of Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord which is an absolute powerhouse. Vicious Conquistador, Skymarcher Aspirant, Captivating Vampire, Dusk Legion Zealot and Unclaimed Territory have since been removed because they felt as they weren't making a big enough impact so i added 3 Viscera Seer to help manipulate the top of my deck along with 3 Cordial Vampire which if left unanswered can get out hand.
It would be nice to see another lord from Crimson Vow which doesn't just give a buff, like we saw with Captivating Vampire. I have also been thinking how good Aether Vial is here, it feels clunky a lot of the time with Sorin and my curve isn't the lowest but they have been some instances where it has shined so they are still some things to test!
I know this is a late response but i haven't been on here in some time. I hope to get an updated version out soon when i feel i am happy with where it is.
4 months ago
This deck looks really fun! +1!
I just have a few suggestions that I think the deck a little faster and more consistent.
First, all of your creatures are pretty expensive! I would trim down on a few of the more expensive legendary creatures, and add some more aggressive style creatures.
I also think that your cards like Gleam of Battle, Coat of Arms, and Blade of the Bloodchief are just a bit too slow and only really help when you’re already ahead on board. If you’re behind, or the board is stalled, they don’t help much.
I think you should add some removal spells like Heartless Act, Murderous Rider (not a vampire but a creature after the removal spell!), Doom Blade, Path to Exile, or Condemn. There are a ton of removal spells so if you want more suggestions I can help out.
I hope it doesn’t seem like I’m ripping your deck apart! I think it’s really sweet! I would just play a little more aggressive of a deck if it were mine! Dusk Legion Zealot isn’tbig but it draws a card and can get big quickly with your other cards.
Gifted Aetherborn is another cheap vampire with lifelink and deathtouch!
5 months ago
I would also recommend Marauding Blight-Priest , but I would like to recommend taking out Kalastria Healer and Vermin Gorger . How about switching the Gorger to another gorger: Savage Gorger . With all the pings, Ol' Savage is almost guaranteed a counter each turn. Vermin Gorger just doesn't have good hits beside Kalastria Healer ; which isn't great. Regarding the Healer, I would either swap it for Dusk Legion Zealot or; If you are counting to go into the late-game, Bloodrite Invoker could be a serious threat, pummeling for three with drain while still synergizing with the theme of the deck. If not, Dusk Legion Zealot could be a good one-shot card draw while still holding a chump. With stall-y decks like this, Withercrown doesn't seem great. Go with Cast Down instead. On that note, I feel that Paralyze is self-deprecating in this deck. With the extra mana they have, they can just pay the tax needed for Paralyze , and swing in. If you want to keep their baddies at bay, I would recommend Typhoid Rats (in the main board), a Oldie but a Goodie. The Rats do a great job on defense, and most-often trade up. (Kill a creature with a greater mana value or alternate cost.) Vampire Envoy doesn't do much in a pillow-forty deck like this, i would take it out for Sign in Blood .
6 months ago
I didn't build this deck but I think it's to act as an offset to Dusk Legion Zealot
7 months ago
I'm tempted to upvote this just because you actually have a good creature count for Edgar. I'm so tired of seeing decks with only like 30 vamps and most of them being upwards of 4 mana.
That said, I think you're a little bit heavy on artifacts/enchantments. Some like tremors are good, some like Shared Animosity are vital, but in terms on non-creature permanents, the only artifact you NEED is skullclamp. You have more than ample sacrifices thanks to Edgar to reload your hand.
I'm a huge fan of stuff like Carrier Thrall , Martyr of Dusk and Dusk Legion Zealot for clamp targets that give extra value. And my big 4 of Edgar decks are Shared Animosity, Skullclamp, Mavren Fein and Mirror entity. Maybe Obelisk of Urd ? Edgar doesn't need a ton of mana acceleration if your creatures are all small.
And tutors for clamp such as Stoneforge Mystic , Steelshaper's Gift , Open the Armory , Enlightened Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Intent , Vampiric Tutor , and a new personal favorite in Tainted Pact all help a lot. The only real mana ramp I run is Phyrexian tower, Ancient Tomb and Dark Ritual.
8 months ago
Oh, another thing: 3 creatures I cannot recommend enough are Martyr of Dusk , Carrier Thrall and Dusk Legion Zealot . Excellent value for Skullclamp sacrifices. You're functionally getting 3 creatures in one.