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Creature — Vampire
, sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.
Indulgent Aristocrat Discussion
4 days ago
If you want to make this deck budget, I suggest you remove your Archangel of Thunes and Elenda, the Dusk Rose. Instead I suggest adding Indulgent Aristocrat for better mana curve, Knight of the Ebon Legion for power, and Vampire Neonate just for being a complete ***. Also, you may only have 4 of each card in your deck. Remove 10 Isolated Chapels (2 because of cost), and replace them with Guild Gates and basic lands. Basic lands are not a problem because this deck is only two colors. This way your deck should be worth around $20-30 instead of $100.
1 week ago
Several of the cards you mentioned I already have, but you've also given me several good suggestions.
Indulgent Aristocrat takes away some of my creatures and mana for (in my opinion) too little benefit. Yes having a +1/+1 counter on each of my creatures is nice, but as I said to Kjartan, this deck doesn't field many vampires at once, and I have several better options for combat than Indulgent Aristocrat .
Vampire Cutthroat is a weak option as well. It can provide some hits later game, but I prefer my 1/2s better.
Guul Draz Vampire is too situational, Shadow Alley Denizen is too low-impact, and Pulse Tracker is out-classed by Vicious Conquistador . Stromkirk Condemned is good, I've added three of him to the decklist.
Several of the spells you mention in the "cheap effective spells" list would make a great sideboard, which I'm afraid I'll have to get to later.
1 week ago
I've played a lot of modern vamps. Some of the best options are dirt cheap, so it makes for a great budget list to take to FNM. Most of the time I've been in mono black, but splashing for lietennant is fairly low-cost and low-risk for a great card.
For this list, Vampire of the Dire Moon , Vampire Cutthroat , Indulgent Aristocrat will do an amazing job filling out the one-drop slots. They are the 'best' budget setup I've found- great burn matchup and evasion/great deathtouch trades into bigger threats. They also play nice with Lashwrithe and Blade of the Bloodchief .
If your budget is tight enought that filling out with $1 1 drops seems rough, look at Guul Draz Vampire , Shadow Alley Denizen and Pulse Tracker alongside Stromkirk Condemned , Urge to Feed and direct damage like Gonti's Machinations and Bump in the Night . Playing a lot of 1 mana creatures that get pumped is really good, and evasion like intimidate makes something like mono-red burn but with hand disruption.
Two mana stronger options is Legion Lieutenant and Cordial Vampire (you can run Stromkirk Condemned , Dusk Legion Zealot or Cruel Celebrant ), and three is Vampire Nighthawk and Bloodthirsty Aerialist since you have them and want those slots for budget removal/carddraw. Gifted Aetherborn deserves a mention as it used to be cheap, but dire moon is frankly better and in print.
Next we come to the thing that makes budget mono-black king of the budget lists- cheap, effective spells. Sign in Blood is playable card-draw. Underworld Connections while far, far worse than Phyrexian Arena , and worse than bob still performs admirably. Delirium Skeins & Mind Rake devastates control players. Duress successfully hates out combo players. Standard cards like Mire's Toll & Drill Bit perform miracles. Cards like Flaying Tendrils can play at being one-sided boardwipes, and your sideboard has access to all manner of oddball cards that had too many copies to get expensive for modern- from Shadowfeed to Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage .
Grab some playtest tools and muck about- you will find a great deck within your budget that you can muck about with to perform well in your local meta.
3 weeks ago
Nice Deck, Vampires are a good choice for a tribal deck! I only have a few suggestions, but even then they are sort of smaller less important things. First off, add some more tribal cards: Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Patron of the Vein , Rakish Heir , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , Indulgent Aristocrat , and maybe Blade of the Bloodchief . However, Modern isn't the best tribal format. I would recommend switching your format to Legacy, which would allow the following great vampire cards: Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Urza's Incubator , Vanquisher's Banner , Herald's Horn , Sanctum Seeker , Legion Lieutenant , etc. You could also add Bloodstained Mire , Smoldering Marsh , Dragonskull Summit , Canyon Slough , Blackcleave Cliffs , and maybe Foreboding Ruins . But nonetheless, most of these aren't legal in modern (Which is the Format your deck is in as of now) so I would recommend switching. If you find these cards and suggestions helpful, please upvote my deck: A Deal With the Devil EDH. Thanks, hope these help, and have a nice day.
3 weeks ago
Anowon, the Ruin Sage Elenda, the Dusk Rose Captivating Vampire Vanquisher's Banner Coat of Arms Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Door of Destinies Indulgent Aristocrat Patron of the Vein Legion Lieutenant Malakir Bloodwitch Herald's Horn Sanctum Seeker . These are all good Vampire Tribal or Any Tribal Cards. I would not add Damping Sphere, it has nothing to relate to vampires, along with Nihil spell bomb. If you need to take out cards to add the cards above, I would maybe only have 3 Blades of the Bloodchief, 2 Duress's, and maybe do the same for the non tribal vampires. However, some of the cards above are not legal in modern, so if I were you, I would switch to legacy or vintage which give you a wider variety of choices.
3 weeks ago
- Call the Bloodline seems pretty good
- Call to the Netherworld
- Indulgent Aristocrat
- Bloodghast expensive money wise but really effective.
- Blood Artist if you end up putting in some of the suggested cards this might synergize well.
- Thoughtseize is a good replacement for duress (which a big budget). You have ways to gain life with life link so the life cost isn't a big deal, plus 2 life is probably less valuable then the card you are removing.
4 weeks ago
Most of the time I've been trying to make training grounds work, its either been pure manlands/ Umbral Mantle combo or Eldrazi Displacer , so I just leant on Knight of Autumn . Spike Feeder is an interesting choice if you are running growth chamber, not to mention the combo threat.
1 month ago
You have a bit of trimming to do in the land department. 53 is excessive for all but the most niche Commander decks plus you have quite a few non-basics that you have multiples of and that isn't allowed in a singleton format.
You'll want to cut down to 100 cards total and be around the 34-36 land count. Eliminating the multiples gets rid of 12 and I'd pull all of them that come into play tapped as Edgar is a very aggressive deck and tapped lands are slow lands.
Also because of how aggressive this commander wants to be, more one drops are your friend. I'd add both the Vampire Cutthroat and the Vampire Lacerator from your maybeboard as well as Viscera Seer and Indulgent Aristocrat .
Drana, Liberator of Malakir should keep your vamps growing.
Indulgent Aristocrat occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
RBW (Mardu): 0.53%