Creature — Vampire Shaman
Flying, protection from white
When Malakir Bloodwitch enters the battlefield, each opponent loses life equal to the number of Vampires you control. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Malakir Bloodwitch Discussion
1 month ago
To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.
Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel Flip.
2 months ago
It feels kind of unfocused still. idk if Anowon or Nirkana Revenant are the best Sorin -3 targets. If you want big vamps in monoblack to drop via Sorin, Champion of Dusk , Malakir Bloodwitch , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and Chancellor of the Dross are probably better choices, and the really good vamps should be 4-ofs. At least up Ebon to 4. That card is seriously good. Also in place of Yahenni I'd add 2 Captivating Vampire , and add one Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx if you're going the monocolor route.
Neat trick you can pull off completely free is using Urborg to sit on your fetch lands and tap them for mana until you need to force a shuffle for Nocturnus or to revive Bloodghast.
Agadeem's Awakening is fine. I think it's a good card that can be a land in an emergency. I run 1 in my Pioneer vamps.
2 months ago
I appreciate the passion and work that was put into this primer and hope you get some more recognition and comments for the work you put into it.
My main concern with your deck is that card draw choices, besides skull clamp, are far too modest. Minions' Murmurs and Pact of the Serpent , are all as much or less mana than your current card draw choices and will draw significantly more cards than with your current card draw. As more of a midrange deck Phyrexian Arena is a fine but I would replace Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , and Read the Bones as even in commander generally I personally think they are pretty weak cards.
Besides that, I just wanted to shout out Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord as I think an amazing card for Edgar Markov EDH in general as it has so much utility and flexibility for its mana cost. As well with the Sac outlets you have Living Death is an awesome card that has so much utility from a one-sided board wipe, to a game finisher with artist effects and Malakir Bloodwitch ETB.
PS: Curious is Necropotence not in your deck because it's not allowed in your playgroup or a similar reason?
You can check out my own personal primer I wrote here, and would be happy to get you thoughts
3 months ago
I agree with trying to capitalize on creatures a little more than noncreatures since you already have Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Zulaport Cutthroat , and Liliana Vess caring about them to one degree or another. I think the best creatures to look into would be vampires since you already have a decent shell for them. Gatekeeper of Malakir or Feast of Blood could swap for Geth's Verdict , Gifted Aetherborn or Nighthawk Scavenger could supplement Vampire Nighthawk , Pulse Tracker or Vampire of the Dire Moon could replace Mardu Shadowspear , Blood Artist could replace Cutthroat, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose provides redundancy for Sanguine Bond , Pawn of Ulamog can provide sac fodder for cards like Ob Nix or Viscera Seer , Nullpriest of Oblivion is a flexible way to reanimate beefy monsters like Sangromancer , Vampire Nocturnus , Malakir Bloodwitch , Butcher of Malakir , or Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet . Finally, while not a vampire, I'd rather play Sidisi, Undead Vizier over Diabolic Tutor if you can't afford the OG 1-2 cost tutors. BTW, I'm not saying you should run all of these cards; just run what fits your playstyle.
3 months ago
jakethewhale007 Haven't really thought about storming off with Bolas's Citadel , you could probably do it with Sensei's Divining Top , though it is pretty risky like the gamble storm lines I mention, you need to hit a tutor for Malakir Bloodwitch or just luck into it as should outright kill them resolving off a series of free vampire citadel casts. Additionally, if they counter Malakir Bloodwitch and you can't recur it back you do kinda go full monte with Bolas's Citadel and you might just die. It could be worth trying as it's also not too bad to play in on the aggressive side of the deck.
Aetherflux Reservoir is pretty unnecessary for the deck since once you storm off you will be able to draw through your entire deck and you already have enough wincons, so it's automatically out because it's really bad on the aggressive side of the deck.
Culling the Weak is a good card I have thought about putting in the deck and it's probably fine to cut a card like Entomb since it has pretty limited utility. I probably would not cut any creatures in this iteration since the creature count is already cutting it close.
4 months ago
4 months ago
That’s a very nice deck you have there PapLaRiviere. If I ever built a vampire deck without the limitation of goth girls only I’d definitely use it as reference. I do like Malakir Bloodwitch very much and I’ll definitely find a place for her, but unfortunately Bloodline Keeper Flip doesn’t fit within the confines of the aforementioned limitation. Thank you for the advice!
4 months ago
Bloodline Keeper Flip and Malakir Bloodwitch both fit your (very cool) theme. I run them both in my own build, The Ancient House of Markov [Primer]. Malakir Bloodwitch can actually be a Wincon in the later game, especially if you have a way to bounce her back to your hand for recasting.
Best Regards, Pappy