Falkenrath Aristocrat

Falkenrath Aristocrat

Creature — Vampire

Flying, haste

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

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

4 days ago

EmperorPenguin

Immersturm Predator is fine, but there are better choices in my opinion. Yahenni, Undying Partisan has many of the same upsides, but comes out for less mana and less colors. Immersturm is probably better than Falkenrath Aristocrat in my opinion, though I haven't tested it.

Krav, the Unredeemed similarly there are just better options out there. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is obviously miles better, of course, these cards cost more $$ as well, so that's a consideration for sure. However, my budget list doesn't run these guys either, to be fair. A main concern is definitely that it both costs 5 to play AND has an activation cost on top of that. It's super important to play this kind of deck as fast and low to the ground as possible.

Juri, Master of the Revue is basically just a Lightning Bolt most of the time. It's not like that's terrible, but I'd rather just run something more impactful like Plaguecrafter as a means of controlling the board.

Black Market I've never really felt like I needed the mana from this honestly. Especially with the relatively easy access to 2MV mana rocks these days. As long as you have a decent amount of card draw you should be fine in most games in my opinion.

Terror of the Peaks is basically a better version of Flayer of the Hatebound so if you had wanted to run that, then Terror of the Peaks is the way to go. You can see in my primer that I don't think the effect is too important generally though. It's a high mana value card that requires you to already have a lot of other pieces in play to really take advantage of it, and I think there's better payoffs you could be running comparatively. It's best in a slower meta, but it's certainly playable as a top end of your mana curve card though.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Society of Darkest Night

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.

multimedia on Budget Olivia

1 month ago

Hey, this is a really good start for could be less than $50, but you did forget Sol Ring.

Anje Falkenrath is a nice budget legendary Vampire for repeatable loot to help to setup Olivia. Consider more sac outlets? Goblin Bombardment and High Market are excellent and Undercity Informer is fine. Consistently you really want a sac outlet to protect creatures you reanimate with Olivia from being exiled.

Falkenrath Aristocrat is a creature who Olivia can reanimate and since it has flying that helps it to survive combat since it enters attacking. Dark Privilege is a budget old/rarely seen card, but can be powerful when enchanted to Olivia. Repeatable regeneration can protect Olivia from combat damage letting her more freely attack to trigger. The creature Olivia reanimated can be fodder to sac to regenerate her which is helpful when you're reanimating a creature who has an ETB effect such as Vile Entomber. Viscera Seer is a one drop sac outlet that gives you some library manipulation to help draws.


Anje and the sac outlets are support cards and I think you can afford to cut a few high CMC creatures who have redundant effects to add them. You have many ways to tutor directly for a creature of your choice and put it into your graveyard which gives you leeway to play mostly the better creatures here to reanimate.

Some cuts to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa - Till Death Don't we Part

1 month ago

I have several suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.

ETB/DEATH Trigger Abuse: Spark Double feels like it was custom made for Marchesa and either allows you to abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn thanks to that automatic +1+1 counter or it copies Marchesa for double Dethrone. Metallic Mimic/Sage of Fables/Vigean Graftmage all allow you to abuse etb/death triggers on everyone's turn or immediately protects Marchesa. Sac Metallic Mimic to rename its creature type as needed. Sages draw is nice in a pinch. Vigean allows 2 free sacs every turn (itself plus 1 other). Marchesa's recursion are all separate triggers so the creatures enter in whatever order you want and this is HIGHLY abuseable.

Card Draw: Grim Haruspex is worth its weight in gold here.

Discard: These can put opponents into topdeck mode to seal up games tighter than a dolphin's butthole. Oona's Blackguard, Vindictive Lich, and Sadistic Hypnotist.

Sac Outlets: Goblin Bombardment can only reliably be dealt with by 2 colors. Carrion Feeder protects itself with +1+1 counters and ends up pretty beefy. Falkenrath Aristocrat can protect itself via haste, indestructible, and/or +1+1 counters.

Non-Combat Finishers: Gray Merchant of Asphodel/Kokusho, the Evening Star (especially with Vigean Graftmage or Metallic Mimic) WILL end games even if you think the life gain is counter productive (spoiler alert: it's not). Flayer of the Hatebound is 36 damage (w/ 4 players) in one trip around the table thanks to Undying and punishes people who play Solemnity by going infinite. Terror of the Peaks can do some serious damage also.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. I've been playing Marchesa for about 8 years now and can help suggest cuts if you'd like. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them

multimedia on Olivia’s League of Demon Himbos

2 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

You want to sac Master of Cruelties before your next turn because then your next turn you can attack with Olivia and reanimate Master which again bypasses his has to attack alone. If you don't sac Master then you can't attack with him and Olivia since he can only attack alone after that. By sacing Master and repeatedly reanimating him with Olivia he becomes much more of a threat, taking out one opponent each attack, to win the game.

Another reason to play sac outlets is to sac a creature in response to it being exiled because you don't control a legendary Vampire. If you sac the creature it goes to your graveyard instead of being exiled thus you can reanimate it again with Olivia. This is pretty a important/no mana cost way to prevent your creatures from being exiled. I like Falkenrath Aristocrat a lot as a sac outlet with Olivia because when you reanimate her with Olivia she ETB attacking which flying helps with. Seasoned Pyromancer is a Human which gives extra interaction with Aristocrat as a sac outlet.

Creatures with ETB effects are nice to sac after reanimating with Olivia since then you can reanimate them again and get the ETB effect again. Seasoned Pyromancer is one example since it's only a 2/2 which means opponents can just ignore it attacking/doing damage to them. You're not playing Pyromancer to attack, you're playing him for his ETB ability which Olivia can abuse with a sac outlet.


If budget is such a concern then you could cut Henrika Domnathi  Flip to add Buried and Drana since each of these cards will do more than Henrika. Henrika's drawback with Olivia is she triggers at beginning of combat and that phase has already happened when you reanimate her with Olivia. Drana on the other hand triggers when she does combat damage to an opponent which is after you reanimate her with Olivia. Rakshasa Debaser is another card that could be cut even though it's a Demon because it only triggers when it's declared as an attacker which that phase has already happened when you reanimate him with Olivia.

Bond of Revival, Go for the Throat and Mask of Avacyn are cards to consider cutting for the indestructible cards. The four other sorcery reanimation spells here are better than Revival. Mask is not as good as Boots or Cloak. Throat is not as good as the other removal spells.

multimedia on Olivia’s League of Demon Himbos

2 months ago

Hey, well done, you have good card sense on a budget. Nice Master of Cruelties and interesting Demon theme.

Board wipes are very popular in multiplayer Commander and a single board wipe really wrecks you unless you can protect a legendary Vampire from being removed. Consider some budget cards to give Olivia or another legendary Vampire indestructible?

  • Gift of Doom: cast it as a morph for three mana and then morph it even at instant speed for no mana cost just sacing a creature.
  • Tyrite Sanctum: land that can be a repeatable way to put a +1/+1 counter on any legendary creature you control and after doing so you can sac it at instant speed to give that creature indestructible.
  • Daring Fiendbonder: discard it and then exile it from your graveyard for two mana.
  • Professor's Warning: instant for one mana until end of turn.

Some other cards to consider adding:

Many of these suggestions to consider are sac outlets that way you can take advantage of sacing and then reanimating the same creatures with Olivia especially Master of Cruelties.

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

VampRamped on Edgar Aggro

9 months ago

This is a decent Edgar Markov list I just had a few questions and comments about choices

  1. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

Last_Laugh on Game of Dethrones

1 year 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.

Draw: Grim Haruspex and Sage of Fables (also handy for etb/death trigger abuse and immediately protecting Marchesa).

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist. This seals games.

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups

Sac Outlets: Ashnod's Altar, Goblin Bombardment, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Carrion Feeder, and Viscera Seer.

ETB/Death triggers: Vindictive Lich, Flayer of the Hatebound (36 damage per round w/ 4 players), Zealous Conscripts and Sower of Temptation.

Random Goodness: Diabolic Intent (Demonic Tutor with upside here), Metallic Mimic (same as Sage of Fables, just more versatile),

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