Lampad of Death's Vigil

Lampad of Death's Vigil

Enchantment Creature — Nymph

{1}, Sacrifice a creature: Each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Lampad of Death's Vigil Discussion

Nicklaffy2302 on Mono Black Devotion Reanimation

2 weeks ago

Hey michaelqdoherty, thanks for the suggestions!

Initially, I wanted to get Gary back using Tortured Existence , but I am realizing I probably only need one in the deck, and wouldn't mind finding room for some Exhume . I feel Lampad of Death's Vigil , would be a possible replacement for Phyrexian Rager as I already have a fair amount of card draw.

michaelqdoherty on Mono Black Devotion Reanimation

2 weeks ago

Have you thought of using Lampad of Death's Vigil ? I see how Unearth works well in here, but what about Exhume so you can get Gary back?

Gingervitis on Gulgari Pests

3 months ago

Daemogoth Titan + Tend the Pests is an excellent combo that can give you a bunch of pests that work well with Plumb the Forbidden , drawing 11 cards while only losing 1 life.

Professor of Zoomancy and Lampad of Death's Vigil can most likely be taken out since they are on the weaker side of cards from this set plus there are better ways to use those sacrificial pests.

Tenured Inkcaster really only synergizes with Blood Researcher as those are your only +1/+1 counter sources.

I'd say take out those cards mentioned above and inserting more removal spells or the like to trigger Sedgemoor Witch and Witherbloom Apprentice . Affecting the opponent's board will help you reach that W.

Nice deck nonetheless!

Sbyeliab on Mono Black Sac

4 months ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 thank you so much for your suggestions! I'm new here (obviously) so I mislabeled the format. This is an arena deck, so there aren't actually legality problems.

I may have also mis-labeled the strategy a bit, I still don't really speak the lingo. It really does hinge around Piper of the Swarm and/or Sanitarium Skeleton , Ayara, First of Locthwain , Lampad of Death's Vigil .

In an ideal turn, I make a rat with the Piper, this takes one life via Ayara. I then sacrifice it with the Lampad, which also takes one life. If I can't keep a Piper out, I have the Skeleton, and Liliana is a cheaper way to regenerate a skeleton each turn. Bastion of Remembrance doubles damage from the sacrifice with the Lampad, and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose doubles everything. With Sanctum of Stone Fangs and Dogged Pursuit a turn with only 1 rat creation and sacrifice has the potential to do 10 damage.

That's the plan, at least.

I have trouble keeping Liliana and the piper out, so I end up defaulting to the Skeleton's ability a lot.

An earlier version of this used Marauding Blight-Priest and Duskwielder , but I found the Piper/Ayara/Lampad combo got watered down.

I've thought about Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gloom Sower as additions, but they're very expensive.

I don't quite see how Castle Locthwain and Faceless Haven fit in here. Can you say more there?

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Mono Black Sac

4 months ago

Well, this isn't a bad start! Usually, Vito decks are Orzhov because white has so much lifegain. If you're determined to stay mono-black though, let's get started.

Underwhelming cards: Piper of the Swarm , Sanitarium Skeleton isn't Standard-legal, and Liliana, Death Mage . These just have nothing to do with your deck and don't belong. Lampad of Death's Vigil , sacrificing a creature is just too steep a cost unless you go the full route of making this a sacrifice deck (not impossible here, although it works best in Rakdos).

Cards to have instead: The fourth Vito. He's absolutely critical to your deck, so you need four even if he's legendary. Your opponents will kill him a lot, so you'll want that extra copy in your hand anyway. Gray Merchant of Asphodel . At a minimum, he drains for two. With Ayara and a lot of static permanents in the deck, it's likely to be a lot more! Duskwielder is a possibility if you needed early things, as is Serrated Scorpion . Marauding Blight-Priest is essentially a redundancy for Vito in this deck.

With a mono-colored mana base, you've got tons of freedom here. Castle Locthwain is an instant four-of in my opinion, and if you're finding that you have turns where you just do nothing, make all your swamps snow and put in Faceless Haven .

RNR_Gaming on First attempt BW

6 months ago

This isn't a bad start for a 1st attempt. However, you may want to become a tad more creature focused and elevate the quality of the creatures - Lampad of Death's Vigil could be replaced by Viscera Seer a free outlet that gives you a scry. Additionally, you could add Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Lesser Masticore - with that free sac outlet you could scry through your whole deck and if you add an aristocrat like Blood Artist or Cruel Celebrant you can drain table; though I would definitely see if your group would be okay with combos before implementing them into a deck :) anyways, hope you enjoy the format.

the_solitaire on First attempt BW

6 months ago

Thank you for your feedback.

Since I am not familiar with the commander rules yet, I overlooked the fact planeswalkers could not be commanders. I thought they were obvious commanders and did not look any further.

With your help, I decided that Athreos, God of Passage would make a good commander for this deck, with his ability to return died creatures to my hand. That is part of this decks "strategy" if you may call it that.

The 2nd bouncing card is Enduring Renewal, which also bounces a creature back from the graveyard to my hand.

I removed some cards that did not follow the main theme (disenchant and some like it) to make room for the suggested signets, as well as a few other cards.

The Ornithopter. Phyrexian Walker, Vebulid and Hangarback Walker have a prominent place in their deck. They fuel the strategy so to speak. This startegy bases on the following cards in synergy:

Enduring Renewal athreos (unless a player decides to pay 5 life he is an enduring renewal as well)

Ashnod's Altar, sacrifice a creature to gain colorless mana Phyrexian Altar, sacrifice creatures to gain colored mana

Lampad of Death's Vigil, sacrifice creature to drain opponents life Thoughtpicker Witch, sacrifice a creature to decimate opponents libraries Undercity Informer, see thoughtpicker witch, but faster Sadistic Hypnotist, empty opponents hands fast Spawning Pit, sacrifice creatures until mana runs out to create huge amounts of 2/2 tokens (infinite amounts once Ashnods Altar or Phyrexian Altar shows up on the battlefield) Admittedly, the most beautiful way out would be to generate a large amount of mana through enduring renewal, ashnods/phyrexian altar/0 mana creature and cast a Torment of Hailfire for 999BB

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