Knight of the Ebon Legion

Knight of the Ebon Legion

Creature — Vampire Knight

: Knight of the Ebon Legion gets +3/+3 and gains deathtouch until end of turn.

At the beginning of your end step, if that player lost 4 or more life this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on Knight of the Ebon Legion. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Knight of the Ebon Legion occurrence in decks from the last year

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Knight of the Ebon Legion Discussion

BiggRedd54 on Edgar's Festivities in Blood

2 weeks ago

Curse of Opulence will serve well here. Also new Pyre of Heroes really just powerhouses your deck through it’s best gas.

I recommend Theater of Horrors for some card draw effects. Something like Faithless Looting wouldn’t be bad in here.

I have an edgar build. Most believe it doesn’t take much to pilot vamps to a W, but truth be told it requires a lot of planning. For that reason, I’d recommend lowering your curve wherever possible.

Indulgent Aristocrat , Knight of the Ebon Legion , and/or Vampire Cutthroat (Skulk is underrated). These are some vamps that will push damage earlier.

Think Boros Charm - Unbreakable Formation and +1 Dreadbore - Bedevil

Wear is solid removal.

multimedia on Fear the Swarm

4 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget version of Edgar.

You have the right idea with wanting to cast Vamps quick to take advantage of eminence, but the manabase also needs to match this strategy. There's too many lands that will always ETB tapped which reduces the consistency of casting Vamps quick. More dual lands that can ETB untapped would speed up game play.

Some budget land upgrades to consider:


Some other budget cards to consider adding:

Higher CMC Vamps as less needed because you have Edgar who's the six drop you want to cast more than the others, but Necropolis Regent is a budget second. Like Edgar, Regent is also good with a Vamp swam as well as with Edgar and other flying Vamps.


Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on vampire tribunal

1 month ago

Hey, good start on a budget.

Cards to consider cutting to make 100 cards:

  • Beacon of Immortality
  • Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood
  • Vein Drinker
  • Defiant Bloodlord
  • Mirari
  • Grisly Spectacle
  • Archetype of Finality
  • Arvad the Cursed
  • Teysa Karlov
  • Captivating Crew
  • Bishop of Binding
  • Regal Bloodlord
  • Tempt with Immortality
  • Solar Blaze
  • Commander's Insignia
  • Congregate

The cuts to consider above will reduce the mana curve a lot, but consider reducing it even more by adding more low CMC Vamps: one drops and two drops? With Edgar you want an established battlefield of Vamps to attack before you cast him. Lower CMC Vamps gives you more Vamps on the battlefield because each one also creates a Vamp token. Edgar is the high CMC Vamp you want to cast more the than the others therefore you don't really need lots of other high CMC Vamps or even high CMC nonVamp cards.

Vamps to consider adding that are $1-$2 each, most are less than $1:

If your budget allows more then these tribal Vamps are powerful upgrades:


Some budget land upgrades for the manabase:

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

mrweaselman on Mono Black One Drops

3 months ago

I would definitely recommend playing Lurrus of the Dream-Den here, especially since you already meet the requirements and it will only set you back around $5. You can get some crazy value out of recurring auras like Mire's Grasp or Dead Weight with Hateful Eidolon or just keep recurring your own stuff like Knight of the Ebon Legion and swing for the win. Alternatively, you could run Obosh, the Preypiercer, but I don't really see him fitting in too well here. I would recommend putting in two more Castle Locthwain if your can afford it, and Serrated Scorpion is better than Vampire of the Dire Moon IMO, especially with Lurrus.

TriusMalarky on Merchant, Messenger, Murderer

4 months ago

TS/IoK package is the absolute best t1 in black. I'd personally run Fatal Push as my 9th-12th 1-mana spells, and Knight of the Ebon Legion to round out the bottom of the deck.

The best interaction in modern plus a creature that can do quite a lot.

Then you have 2-drops. I'd run Gifted Aetherborn and Yarok's Fenlurker. Your 1x Tymaret is solid as well.

For bigger stuff, you have a variety of choices. IMO, your big stuff is all pretty good. Obliterator, Gatekeeper, Messenger, Kalitas are awesome. Nighthawk is reasonable. If you want card draw, though, just use Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper.

Apollo_Paladin on Death Deck

4 months ago

Low-mana deathtouch is an easy solve, and you can often get more than just that if you look hard enough.

Vampire of the Dire Moon springs to mind for certain, Knight of the Ebon Legion can be granted Deathtouch off his activated ability (and he's just generally pretty awesome overall for his mana cost), and then there's just general stuff like Typhoid Rats.

I would also trade out your 2x Nightveil Specter for 2 more Geralf's Messenger. Nightveil Specter is cool and all, but it doesn't really help you a ton in a Mono-Color deck where you can only cast Black spells to begin with. I get that you can possibly exile (and then play) opponent's land in order to help work around this, but it seems clunky whereas Geralf's has Undying and can then be combo'd with cards like Bone Splinters and Village Rites to help grant you some much-needed Control and Card Draw (every deck needs a little). Plus his Undying works well with the synergy of the pseudo-boardwipes you're running in Sorcery already.

Wurmcoil Engine is just too clunky here and could easily go. 6-mana cost and no way to reduce it, plus his other ability isn't that great compared to what you could just play with a different card in his slot. Plus you've only got the one so it's very hit or miss now as it stands anyway. You don't even really need his Lifelink since you've already got 4x Vampire Nighthawk in there (always a solid call).

Squelching Leeches isn't that glamorous for its mana cost; even a 4-mana card like Dread Presence would help you a lot more. That, or this could be another good card to drop altogether in favor of something more mana-efficient.

Nyxathid I feel is just too unreliable for his mana cost too. He really needs to be paired into a Deck with Discard mechanics to ensure he's as powerful as possible. Card Draw is a fairly essential mechanic of any reliable deck (as I mentioned already), and so counting on the opponent having a small hand size with no means to ensure it yourself doesn't seem that great here. Also, he doesn't even have trample or lifelink or any other useful abilities to help make up for his unreliable pwr/tgh. (keep in mind his power/toughness updates constantly, so if an opponent can draw up to 8 or more cards, he dies outright - even if they end up having to discard back down to max. hand size after).

I would personally not add Dark Ritual here as it won't help you all that much without some card draw - you're better off just picking at most 2 creatures with 4 or more mana cost and cutting everything else down to 3 or less. For instance, Archfiend of Depravity is a completely solid card, but I'm not sure he's needed when you've already got 3x Phyrexian Obliterator in there with the potential to be even more devastating (and for less mana cost no less). Additionally, the Obliterator cannot make you sacrifice your own creatures, unlike the Archfiend. This adds to the benefit of having multiples in play and restricts your overall build less too.

multimedia on Vampir Firsttry

4 months ago

Hey, good work for your first Commander deck on a budget. You have several nice cards, but also many stinkers :)

There's 2x Inscription of Ruin which you can't have in Commander. Jungle Shrine has green in it's card color identity thus you can't play it because Edgar isn't green. With Edgar you want to lower the mana curve with more one/two/three drop Vamps. Edgar and Coat of Arms are the high CMC cards you want to cast, but before you cast them you want a more established army of Vamps which means the majority of the Vamps you play should be one, two or three drops. Low CMC Vamps are easier to cast thus you get faster token value from Edgar's eminence.

These one drop Vamps are fine plays in the early game while also being useful in the later parts of a game too.

Drana is the most expensive price Vamp I'm suggesting, it's worth $5. Most of these Vamps have repeatable effects or flying which is helpful evasion for attacking in Commander. More low CMC Vamps makes Skullclamp better and it's one of your best sources of repeatable value to get ahead or recover to draw more Vamps; Open the Armory can tutor for it.


Consider more budget dual lands that ETB untapped?

Ancestry and Outpost always ETB tapped, but that's fine since next turn they can make any color of mana you need to cast cards. On a budget this color fixing is helpful.

I offer more advice including what cards to cut. Would you like more advice? Good luck with your deck.

Kootaroo on Vamps

6 months ago

NICE!

has some reccomendations Knight of the Ebon Legion, Malakir Bloodwitch, Malakir Bloodwitch

list looks fine though. just thought id suggest some good vamps

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