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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
When Legion's Landing enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Vampire creature token with lifelink.
When you attack with three or more creatures, transform Legion's Landing.
3 months ago
From what I see, your knights theme is too small to properly capitalize off of history of benalia, and Nadar + thalia counteract or dont contribute at all to your game plan. I think taking out nadar and thalia for 2 more Boros Challenger and adding in a few Legion Warboss would benefit you greatly. If your looking to swing wider as well, it would probably help if you took out your monks of the open hand for Legion Loyalist and finding a way to squeeze in 1 more Legion's Landing Flip. Despite my comment earlier on not capitalizing on History of Benalia, its still a solid 2 of in the deck for its ability to assist you in going wide, but i guess just dont get too caught on the knights part of it because your board should be taller with mentor, wide and constantly swinging rather than just wide and waiting for benalia trigger. 1 or 2 Chance for Glory, while risky would be extremely spicy and could easily close you out some games with how aggressive your wide board is; ive run it in general rokhiric before and it is extremely useful for aggressive go wide decks. if you were to add it i would cut a paladin class and/or a fiendslayer paladin, but thats just like, my opinion man.
4 months ago
BlackoutX Thanks for the advice, I especially like Greater Good my playgroup loves it's board wipes so being able to sac at instant speed without paying mana to gain card advantage will be awesome. The board wipes are also why I have so many indestructible creatures.
I was looking for cheap ways to get lifelinkers or cheap ways to give lifelink to creatures. Not every card can be a Serra Ascendant but Legion's Landing Flip and Nearheath Pilgrim seem to help get off the ground.
I originally opted for mana dorks because they interact with ETB life gain effects and I can place counters on them if I needed to. Lathiel, the Bounteous Dawn is a slower commander and they seemed like they'd help establish a board sooner. Though I probably will change to land ramp because again I hate their board wipes. Probably use Sakura-Tribe Elder and keep Birds of Paradise because it has flying and can add WG.
4 months ago
NerdPounder: I like pretty much all of your suggestions! =D
Vampire Socialite & Falkenrath Pit Fighter both used to be in the deck. They were actually both cut in favour of the instant speed draw spells (Village Rites, etc.), as I often found I pretty much always have creatures to sacrifice, but didn't always have cards to discard. The instant speed draw is pretty nice to have in response to board wipes as well, but since then I've also added Pact of the Serpent and Phyrexian Arena, so perhaps I don't need them anymore.
There are a few life gain decks in my playgroup which was the inspiration for the inclusion of Sorin Markov, but you're right that he doesn't really add any value beyond that. Probably he'll be replaced with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord.
Smothering Tithe is just a really solid card, and really good with Anointed Procession, but you're right that it is distracting from my strategy and could likely be cut. Olivia Voldaren is definitely in that camp as well. In the couple months this deck has been together I've cast her a number of times but have never activated her lol.
I do disagree about cutting Vicious Conquistador, though. Between it and Pulse Tracker in combination with Impact Tremors, Purphoros, God of the Forge and Sanctum Seeker they can really help with piling on damage over the course of the game.
I used to use Legion's Landing Flip when Ixalan was in Standard but had kind of forgotten this card existed haha, good call! Adanto Vanguard was also in that same deck, and it was a really great beater with great sticking power. I think it's going to find a home here as well.
Thanks again for all the great suggestions and the upvote! =)
4 months ago
4 months ago
Hey there! Cool build! I like the versatility of being able to aristocrat or infinite combo in the aggro shell. I've been playing Vampire Aggro in Pioneer actually and it's a hella powerful archetype in that format, but the mana is a pain haha. I've had some really good success with some of the cards I'm about to suggest if you are looking for some ways to test for improvement.
A few cards I think could be easy includes in this list could be: Legion's Landing Flip (early game vampire fodder, late game token engine), Vampire Socialite (lord with menace), Falkenrath Pit Fighter (replaces effects you have on sorceries, is repeatable, and comes with a body), Mutavault (this card is insane in tribal decks), Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord (lots of synergy), and Adanto Vanguard (indestructible threat, that when you buff it up say with +1/+1 counters or keywords from Sorin can take over games by itself).
For the 5 non-lands I would cut Sorin Markov (he's cool and thematic but doesn't really do anything for your synergy aside from make someone's life total 10, which everyone at the table will dislike, and he costs 6 mana), Village Rites (Falkenrath Pit Fighter does the same thing but on a stick and repeatable), Reckoner's Bargain (same reason), Smothering Tithe (It just taxes mana to make treasure tokens, doesn't really help you kill your opponent, just makes value that you shouldn't need since you're an aggro deck), and Patron of the Vein (it costs 6 mana and Vampire Socialite does pretty much the same thing).
I also love Olivia Voldaren as a card, though I'm not sure what I would replace for it. I totally agree with your maybeboard Anguished Unmaking over the Generous Gift as giving the opponent a big blocker like that is painful, as well as the exile over destroy. For 3 life it's worth it, especially in an aggro deck that gains plentiful life.
5 months ago
Legion's Landing Flip This card is good in white decks since they need ram, your in green so it doesn't matter nearly as much. Dawn of Hope is another card good in white bad in green (even with the synergy) and the same with Cosmos Elixir.
Some good card draw for your deck would be cards like Greater Good, Rishkar's Expertise, Momentous Fall, and Life's Legacy these all work very well with a big creature strategy and especially well with cards like Ajani's Pridemate or a less budget option Ajani, Strength of the Pride.
Greens most powerful attribute is its land ramp due to it being very hard to interact with. Unless you are running a three-drop commander that you really need out right away you shouldn't be relying on mana dorks. Cards like Harrow, Three Visits, and Primal Growth are exemplary due to getting untapped lands while still being on curve for a four-mana commander. Cards such as Rampant Growth or Roiling Regrowth are still good but come with the downside of getting tapped lands.
I also personally like Wild Growth and Utopia Sprawl although they aren't actually land ramp, they can be used with Arbor Elf (one of the only man dorks that I would still suggest running) to get even more value.
5 months ago
Thank you for the suggestions! I'll playtest Legion's Landing Flip - I'm not sure if one can fulfill the conditions for the Flip that easy with this deck... But I'll certainly try! As for Gift of Estates, i was not aware of that card :)
5 months ago
The enchantments that transform into lands are a super cool option for this deck. They allow you to have more lands then turns in colors where that isn’t usually possible. Legion's Landing Flip for example. You may also like Gift of Estates.