Creature — Vampire
Sacrifice a creature: Falkenrath Aristocrat gains indestructible until end of turn. If the sacrificed creature was a Human, put a +1/+1 counter on Falkenrath Aristocrat.
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Falkenrath Aristocrat Discussion
2 months ago
This is a decent Edgar Markov list I just had a few questions and comments about choices
- You are playing swords to plowshares and path to exile in your deck what creatures are you worried about dealing with.
2.I know you have in maybe board but for 1 mana more than Vampire Aristocrat you get a much better card in Falkenrath Aristocrat as it has much better stats, evasion, and protection in addition the new Immersturm Predator is also a very good vampire sac outlet that is targeted graveyard hate.
3.What is your goal with this deck you say it's more and more a combo deck but it still has vampire aggro elements of it. While I think having multiple strategies within Edgar Markov is actually a good strategy with Edgar Markov. For example not only is Oathsworn Vampire a component of a decent combo but is actually pretty decent for the aggro beatdown Worldgorger Dragon while technically part of a more efficient combo is actually terrible for your vampire aggro deck. My suggestion would be to remove Worldgorger Dragon from your deck. doing so also allows to remove Heir of Falkenrath Flip and Olivia's Dragoon which are not very good cards and are only really in for worldgorger in the first place.
Things I like about your deck
Living Death : I think it is arguable the best card in an Edgar Markov deck not only an immediate board reset after a wipe but with a sac outlet you get a one-sided board wipe with all the effects of the sac + death triggers
Multiple win cons: I did sort of mention this before but you also seem to recognize that Edgar Markov is a deck that can benefit exceedingly from a multitude of win conditions. This I think is because Edgar Markov identity is a momentum-based strategy, and thus is at its worst when your ground to a halt, or when you divert attention away from building momentum, which is also why I asked about your choice of strictly creature removal.
If you wanted to get some insight into how I personally balance multiple strategies in my personal deck, in addition to some very interesting vampire combo's I will put a link here.
8 months ago
Not a bad start, I do have a few suggestions though. First, I'd work on lowering your avg. cmc to around 3.3. Second are actual card suggestions and I'll try to break it down by category. If nothing else, add Chaos Warp... it's Grixis' best answer to enchantments by FAR.
8 months ago
Landbase: if you want to stay around 21-22 lands, you might want to limit your 4 cost cards to around 4 total.
Spicy land: Stensia Bloodhall
8 months ago
To be honest, I'm not much of a fan of Ancient Craving or Ambition's Cost. They're nice to refuel after you play Vilis but otherwise aren't worth the cost imo. Falkenrath Aristocrat and Deathgreeter don't seem to have the support to be very impactful either, and I imagine you could use more rocks. Charcoal Diamond and Jet Medallion seem like good inclusions from your maybeboard. Speaking of, Lord of the Void and Twilight Prophet are also sweet cards that you might want to swap in; if you can get them to stick they're both terrific.
11 months ago
So what you've made is a deck called an aristocrats deck name after an old deck that used Falkenrath Aristocrat to sacrifice creatures for some benefit like drawing cards. So if you replace your mana intensive cards (meaning they need a lot of mana to use) you can make this faster and more annoying for your opponents.
What I suggest is take some of the things you want to die and replace them with Reassembling Skeletons or Gutterbones and cards like that. Get yourself a repeatable sacrifice outlet Viscera Seer and something that wants things to die like Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat.
Another cool card is Open the Graves which turns small things into bigger token cards.
1 year ago
Mainly due to it not being a human and its one life for one death from one opponent isn't as great in a deck whose main focus isn't the death-based combos (the combos are essentially a safety net). And Falkenrath Aristocrat is basically a second Silvar. Did you have it confused with Falkenrath Noble, perhaps? Which is the card that's a less good version of Blood Artist.
1 year ago
I’m a sucker for Bojuka Bog myself. I run it in every deck with black. If you do cut it maybe consider Scavenger Grounds as having an answer to graveyards on a land is nice. The bounce lands are much debated and they enter tapped but being able to return the Bojuka Bog and recast it is one reason I like them all right.
The updated mana base looks better!
I am working on a rebuild of an old Mardu deck I retired a while back that got some nice pieces in the new precon. Falkenrath Aristocrat may be my favorite card and Silvar, Devourer of the Free is basically a worse aristocrat so I am going to try the partner commanders.
1 year ago
Thanks! I was toying around with Grim Haruspex a little bit, and I think I will include it as my search to make a human-token-based aristocrat deck simply isn't working out as well as I'd hoped. I saw Falkenrath Aristocrat, I suppose I just didn't see the value in it, but you pointing it out made more sense than I initially thought. I made this deck at like 2am, so I guess I overlooked the fact that the tokens were Soldiers, not Humans like Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis makes. I'll also certainly add Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion.