Creature — Vampire Knight
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Legion Lieutenant Discussion
3 weeks ago
Vampire Socialite is definitely the best vampire in the set and is certainly going into the deck awesome pseudo lord on par with Legion Lieutenant but with better aggressive potential with menace and isn't to reliant on sticking around on the board.
I definitely want to try out Falkenrath Pit Fighter as it has a good statline for a 1 drop and a rather useful ability
Voldaren Ambusher also has potential as a good removal spell stapled to a vampire so I am looking forward to testing him out as well.
Not fully sure yet on Bloodthirsty Adversary But i am willing to these her out
1 month ago
Oh, I see you've found my own modern vampires, my now 12 year pet project. It's a labor of love for sure but it's enough to go toe to toe and come out on top against a good bit of the meta. Mine used to be much more red. Before Fatal Push I ran 4 Lightning Bolt and 4 Terminate. Before KotEL I used Stromkirk Noble and honestly if I had 4 open spaces it's between him, gatekeeper or Legion Lieutenant and swap one Blackcleave Cliffs for a single Godless Shrine. My turn 1 creature count is at an all-time low though which lessens the lieutenant's efficacy, but a white splash would also give me access to the best sideboard options in modern, which is a major selling point for white as a color. And Blood Baron of Vizkopa I guess. Stromkirk Captain is the card that justifies staying Rakdos instead of returning to monoblack for me. First Strike + Deathtouch is quite scary. And between Sorin, Aetherborn and Knight I have a lot of death on legs (or in the crisp night air) to go around. Monoblack is certainly more viable than it used to be though.
2 months ago
Right off the cuff I would cut Blood Seeker , Voracious Vampire and Brave the Sands as they dont help you win with your life shenanigans. Keeping 1 copy of Blood Seeker may be decent against token or creature decks but that's up to you. Blood Burglar to me seems like a sub-optimal version of Vampire of the Dire Moon and Tithe Drinker so I would swap those. If you have the wallet, Exquisite Blood makes you go infinite with Vito so its an easy swap with Boon Reflection and Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is insane, especially when combined with cards like Champion of Dusk and Sanctum Seeker . Indulging Patrician and Silversmote Ghoul is a path if you can consistently get to 3 life each turn. Some copies of Fatal Push or Heartless Act may do you some good because spot removal is nice in modern. You could also be spicy and go Abiding Grace + some decent one drops like Knight of the Ebon Legion , Indulgent Aristocrat , Guul Draz Assassin , Guul Draz Vampire and Vampire Cutthroat . That aside, Nighthawk Scavenger , Blood Artist , Legion's Landing Flip, Legion Lieutenant , and Drana's Emissary seem like they would fit nicely. I might cut some Cleric of life's bond as well, because its almost purely overshadowed by faster growing cards like Ajani's Pridemate and Sprite Dragon atm. I might also consider cutting 1 Boon Reflection and 1-2 lands to fit the mana curve a little more nicely. A lot of these are just pure suggestions, so the choice on what path is up to you. All in all, very cool deck. I am a big fan of trying to make Vito work, I hope you are successful in your journey and I hope this helps.
5 months ago
A very nice Deck that you have here looks like a good Edgar Markov aristocrat list. I would only make a few suggestions.
Before I get to cards that I would add that would be both very good and fun for the deck here are my removal suggestions.
First, Bloodcrazed Paladin I don't think is a very good card. It's not good at all to play on the curve for two mana so the only time your going to play it is after a board wipe or after combat where many creatures died. In the first case if you left open the mana for him you may as well play a Boros Charm effect to save your board rather than just get one big vampire. The second case seems very niche and probably doesn't justify playing the card over something with much more utility.
Second, Bloodlord of Vaasgoth is a card that can have scenarios where it works out good it is most of the time just too clunky of a card to work out. The issue is unlike other lords Bloodlord of Vaasgoth doesn't immediately pump your creatures now but rather those in the future. Additionally, he is also expensive mana wise so it's difficult to immediately utilize the bloodthirst effect immediately. What normally happened in my experience with the card and what I imagine usually happens is that your opponents just counter or remove the card before it gets back to your turn when you can start taking advantage of it again. On top of all that it does not serve the aristocrat's strategy that much overall since it does not buff any of your tokens but only the main vampire bodies.
Also as an aside, I don't have any specific recommendations because I think a lot of removal preferences are just that preferences. But in my experience, Edgar Markov struggles much more with enchantments than artifacts just because of pillow fort cards and Humility to name a few I would potentially consider running more removal spells that hit enchantments.
My first Recommendation over Bloodcrazed Paladin is Bloodghast the card is a lot of fun and incredibly powerful in aristocrats. with fetchlands in your deck you can get up to two free sacrifice triggers every turn that you can use with Skullclamp, Attrition, Mana Echoes, Altars, etc. Additionally, your playing entomb which can use go and find Bloodghast and start getting free value off of it.
Instead of Bloodlord of Vaasgoth I would play Bloodline Keeper Flip. It is very easy to get the transform because of Edgar Markov and provides a powerful static lord effect that will even buff your tokens. Additionally, the card creates 2/2 vampire tokens which are already great for your aristocrat's strategy.
Lastly, I would just recommend playing Legion Lieutenant over one of the two I mentioned just because lord effects are especially good in aristocrats and I think will get you a lot more value than the exhorts from the other two cards.
Well, thats all for my suggestions feel free to check out my Edgar Markov deck here A Vampire Storm *Primer*, if you're looking for inspiration for your deck and/or give your own thoughts on my list.
5 months ago
Thanks for the tips
I already have Legion Lieutenant in the deck. But as far as Mirror Entity I made a rule for myself that all the creatures in my deck have vampire as their creature type. Adaptive Automaton is the only exception cause I think of it as my vampires making it.
5 months ago
Agadeem's Awakening Flip would be a great substitute for Haunting Voyage, and it's a land. If you want graveyard recursion, I would suggest much cheaper options such as Phyrexian Reclamation or Underworld Breach
Adaptive Automation does not trigger a vamp token from Edgar when cast, and it does not buff itself. I think Legion Lieutenant would net more value
7 months ago
Splashing in white could give you access to Pillory of the Sleepless , which will just drain opponents over time! Would also give you access to the Black White vampires from Rivals of Ixalan like Forerunner of the Legion , Legion Lieutenant , Adanto Vanguard .
Asylum Visitor is a decent side deck card to have, as is Duress . Siding in Viridian Longbow synergizes really well with all the deathtouch creatures you have, which could help if you're going against something with bigger creatures. Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate.
Arterial Flow Seems like it should have a home in this deck too!
I'm a fan of running Fungal Infection over Viper's kiss, as it either allows you to trade up to two toughness or create more tokens to keep your attacks rolling.
Hope those give you some ideas!
7 months 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
- 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
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:
- Knight of the Ebon Legion
- Vampire of the Dire Moon
- Shadow Alley Denizen
- Vampire Cutthroat
- Cordial Vampire
- Gifted Aetherborn
- Legion Lieutenant
- Olivia's Bloodsworn
- Nullpriest of Oblivion
If your budget allows more then these tribal Vamps are powerful upgrades:
- Captivating Vampire
- Drana, Liberator of Malakir
- Bloodline Keeper Flip
- Sanctum Seeker
- Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose
Some budget land upgrades for the manabase:
- Unclaimed Territory
- Caves of Koilos
- Concealed Courtyard
- Battlefield Forge
- Exotic Orchard
- Tainted Field
- Foreboding Ruins
- Brightclimb Pathway Flip
- Needleverge Pathway Flip
- Temple of Silence
- Temple of Triumph
- Temple of Malice
If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.