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Elenda, the Dusk Rose
Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight
Whenever another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Elenda, the Dusk Rose. (Is put into the graveyard from the battlefield. Tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist.)
When Elenda dies, create X 1/1 white Vampire creature tokens with lifelink, where X is Elenda's power.
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2 months ago
Agree with the above. Building around Elenda, the Dusk Rose affords a pretty wide latitude of freedom, which is always nice. You could go in the direction of a streamlined build focusing on interactivity with your opponent’s deck (Path to Exile, Fatal Push) while working your way up your mana curve to drop a bomb, or take it in a more combo-oriented direction and capitalize specifically on Elenda’s ability with a Carrion Feeder+Gravecrawler sacrifice loop, or something along those lines.
5 months ago
How are you getting Elenda, the Dusk Rose into play? I don’t see any way to cheat it in and you currently don’t have any mana sources.
9 months ago
I saw that you're trying to keep this on a budget, so absolutely ignore as much of this as necessary.
Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Suture Priest, Karlov of the Ghost Council, Phyrexian Tower, Altar of Dementia, Phyrexian Altar, Pawn of Ulamog, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Nether Traitor, Ravenous Chupacabra, Brought Back, Tragic Slip
There's really a lot you can do, so I will leave it here for now.
No matter what you decide to do, I highly recommend cutting Temple of the False God and replacing it with almost any other land, even just another basic. That card is a dead land for the first 4 turns of the game and I personally feel that it's more productive to have something more reliable.
10 months ago
Thoughts on these? Cauldron of Souls, Cathars' Crusade, Carrion Feeder, Basri's Lieutenant, Blade of the Bloodchief, Cordial Vampire, Dragonscale General, Nikara, Lair Scavenger, Skyclave Shadowcat, Krav, the Unredeemed, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Zulaport Cutthroat, Ninth Bridge Patrol, Unruly Mob, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Hopeful Initiate
11 months ago
Ok, with more context, there are more cards I can suggest. Lurrus of the Dream-Den and Omen of the Dead are a pretty cool value engine. Gravebreaker Lamia is a version of Oriq Loremage. As you're also including , Doomed Traveler is perfect. To draw cards, I heavily suggest Grim Haruspex and/or Smothering Abomination. With enough tribal synergy, Species Specialist could work, as well. Oh, and Elenda, the Dusk Rose is just nuts. Bushmeat Poacher is another underrated card to draw cards.
1 year ago
I really like your deck, hope you still work at it.
Is Keeper of the Accord the right card for this deck? There are chance that you spend 4 mana for a vanilla 3/4; and you need more than 3 basic plain for make it a ramp. I prefere Solemn Simulacrum over him. I don't really like Smothering Abomination, even if it seems make you draw cards. You can cut out Elenda, the Dusk Rose as well, 4 mana and for two 1/1 creature if you are unlucky.
From your Maybe list I like Bitterblossom, Deadly Dispute, Dusk / Dawn. Can Moon-Blessed Cleric be one more tutor for Anointed Procession? Do you ever considerate Goblin Sharpshooter? I'd like try it with Teysa Karlov. Speaking of goblins: Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Siege-Gang Commander but maybe they are for another kind of deck. Does Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker works with Flamekin Herald? Remainder text for Apex Devastator says: "Multiple instances of cascade each trigger separately", so maybe yes, you can double cascade your sorcery commander. For sure it doesn't work with Academy Rector. Purphoros, God of the Forge maybe is to much strong and turn all your opponent against you.
1 year ago
esperdeathblade I'd say Junji is a similar power level to Archon of Justice. They both have strong effects that get even better when Teysa can double them, but 5 mana is a steep price to pay. It's almost certainly less impactful than most of our 4-drops, like Luminous Broodmoth that doubles all of our creatures or Elenda, the Dusk Rose who spirals out of control. But let's evaluate his ability individually.
Reanimating a single creature from any player's graveyard is decent, but for 5 mana, it's a poor rate. We can reanimate a creature for 1-2 mana with Animate Dead or Reanimate, and we don't play either currently. Since Junji can reanimate two creatures with Teysa out, it gets a bit better, but Victimize can do the same for 2-less mana.
Junji's other ability, forcing each opponent to discard two cards is comparatively more powerful. With Teysa out, we discard 4 cards, sometimes putting multiple players into topdeck mode. However, the power of this effect is very situational. Many decks have permanent-based card draw engines which will already be out by the time we resolve this 5-drop, and some decks don't care about losing their hands or will even thank us.
There's something to be said about Junji's versatility, since you can choose differently based on the situation, and you're even allowed to choose one of each with Teysa. Overall though, it's a bit too slow and low-impact for this current build. In a slower, grindier meta with more control decks, I can see the discard with reanimation options being quite valuable. And definitely play him if you think he's fun!
1 year ago
Tayam, Luminous Enigma could be a fun one with a side focus of +1/+1 counters if you want to include it but isn’t necessary.