Creature — Vampire Knight
Other Vampires you control get +1/+1.
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|Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Legion Lieutenant occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
RBW (Mardu): 0.58%
Legion Lieutenant Discussion
1 month ago
I enjoy the more sac themed vamps too. I find Edgar makes the aggro strategy so easy that if you actually lean into it, your deck starts entering not-fun territory. Moving into a theme like Sacrifice or Life Gain makes for more fun games, and because Edgar is so powerful, you can always fall back on aggro as a Plan B if you need to.
I'm still working on my own build, so it's not finalized but here are some suggestions.
Dusk Legion Zealot - 2 bodies + draw a card for 2 mana is just too good to pass up. Sure he doesn't do much, but it plays right into your sac theme.
Champion of Dusk is one of your best top ends, with the number of vamps you run. Just to refill your hand.
Bloodline Keeper Flip - It's no secret that he's one of the best vampires in the business. Whether as a lord for aggro builds, or a token creator for sac-builds you'll want one if you decide to keep the deck around.
Now for some non-vamp suggestions.
Teysa Karlov - She doubles death triggers and buffs your tokens, basically heavily supporting both of your main strategies.
Teysa, Orzhov Scion - Every black vampire token that edgar makes dies and is replaced by a spirit when this teysa is on the field. It lets your sac chains extend twice the norm. The exile clause is just gravy here.
Requiem Angel - A much higher CMC version of the Orzhov Scion Teysa, but possibly still worth playing because of how powerful the effect is.
Cards to consider removing:
As mentioned before, I don't think Legion Lieutenant is worth keeping around. She's perfectly fine in an aggro build, but since you're trying to shift your primary strategy from aggro, then you want your remaining Lords to do more than just provide a buff.
Shadow Alley Denizen - I'd replace in a heart beat. Like Legion Lieutenant, she's all about connecting with the enemy, when that isn't your primary gameplan anymore.
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth - Now this is one I struggle with, because he's definitely cuttable. You're probably much better off with Champion of Dusk in this 5cmc slot, but Bloodlord is pretty cool, so I could understand holding on just out of fondness.
Falkenrath Aristocrat - The lack of humans really diminishes her strength here. We have much better and cheaper sac outlets and much stronger and cheaper attackers. This Aristocrat is just very medium, and easy to replace since she's not performing at her best.
Anyway, that's my take. Hope you have a blast with the deck.
2 months ago
Hi! Take a look at Knight of the Ebon Legion, Legion Lieutenant, Sanctum Seeker and Twilight Prophet. Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton will buff your creatures. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is a nice addition too.
3 months ago
Yes, Aether Vial especially with cards that are only 2 mana or 3 mana at most! If you played it on your first turn it would work beautifully for retrieving a card on turn 3 or less or more depending on the mana cost. But there are better bounce cards if you're looking for ability repeat, like Charming Prince and Flicker of Fate, but i'd use the latter over the former considering that this is Vampire Tribal. I don't know if it's true or not, but if you bounce your +P/+T cards, they may give another +P/+T counter again! But if you have more than one of those cards, it's pointless to bounce them unless it's a huge +P/+T that resolves only once.Metallic Mimic might also be of help with vampire subtype, but not as good as Legion Lieutenant!
Also, you're missing Isolated Chapel! Expensive in money, but powerful in game!
Also Gifted Aetherborn is a very good card with 2/3 and lifelink and deathtouch! What's great about that is that when you don't face cards with first-strike or double-strike, you can kill them easily while also receiving 2 life!
3 months ago
9-lives Thank you for the suggestions! I scoured my binders and found a playset (of foils, no less!) for Legion Lieutenant so I swapped that in and took out Cruel Celebrant. I would love to play Bloodline Keeper or Captivating Vampire but this deck doesn't keep creatures on the field for long (partly by design).
3 months ago
Blood Baron of Vizkopa would be very difficult to run, considering its abilities, but it's still useful as a 4/4. Captivating Vampire would be very useful if you want more +P/+T. Here's another good +P/+T card, Legion Lieutenant. Gatekeeper of Malakiris very useful if you pay the kicker! Bloodline Keeper Flip would be just as good as your 3/3's, and it's flying which is very useful, and when you tap it you can make a 2/2 black vampire creature with flying, and it also has the extra ability of transform, and when it transforms it adds even more P/T to your vampires, but i don't know if you'll be running 5 or more vampires on the field. I recommend Blood Tribute if you want a high mana cost card that is very useful. Also, if you plan on running vampire creature cards with a lot of or more, then I would recommend Bontu's Monument, but it appears that most of your vampires don't have a lot of generic mana cost.
3 months ago
So far, I've added Legion Lieutenant, Path to Exile and reduced the number of Aether Vials down to 2 to act as additional "Sorins" for his ultimate ability. I'm thinking I may go the route of Blade of the Bloodchief if I stick to the Cordial Vampires plan.
3 months ago
vampires don't want Aether Vial. you'd be better off using Blade of the Bloodchief and removal. without more removal, your Cordial Vampire is being wasted. add white for Legion Lieutenant, which is way better than Stromkirk Condemned. same cmc, same pt, but the buff is permanent and doesn't require discarding a card.
6 months ago
Thirsting Bloodlord is a bit too expensive for my taste...
in my (limited) experience with Pioneer, even though it is slower than Modern, it is still too fast-paced for a 4 CMC Lord...