Martyr of Dusk
Creature — Vampire Soldier
When Martyr of Dusk dies, create a 1/1 white Vampire creature token with lifelink.
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|Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Martyr of Dusk Discussion
3 months ago
4 months ago
Nice decklist! I've been playing with the idea of building a commander deck around Winota myself. Here are some ideas:
If your mana base supports it, Wily Goblin could be a strong 2-Drop that enables playing Winota on turn 3 and immediately attack.
The new card Fight as One seems like an excellent protection spell for Winota decks.
Spectral Procession is another 3-drop non-human token producer you might wanna consider. I think it's very strong in the early game, provided your mana base supports tripple white.
In order to combat mass-destruction cards like Wrath of God I'm thinking of playing cards that can create non-human attackers at instant speed. That way you can flash in some attackers e.o.t., untap, play Winota and immediately attack. You already run Secure the Wastes, which is perhaps the best one. Further cards I'm thinking of include Decree of Justice, White Sun's Zenith, or even Aven Mindcensor.
On the same note, creatures that leave behind tokens when dying such as Grim Initiate or Martyr of Dusk could provide you with early-game attackers that are difficult to get rid of. Without Winota these cards are pretty weak though.
Avalanche Riders is human and gives you some land destruction against those pesky utility lands.
I think that Leave / Chance is an underrated protection spell against mass-destruction. Certainly not as strong as Boros Charm or Teferi's Protection, and doesn't rescue your tokens, but maybe worth testing.
5 months ago
I will build your build and see how it suits me, I wanted to build a casual but optimized creature based build and I think this list is pretty much ok, I have made some small changes: I replaced : gone : Guul Draz Vampire Quag Vampires Martyr of Dusk Bloodhusk Ritualist Pulse Tracker Kheru Bloodsucker added : Metallic Mimic Skullclamp Adaptive Automaton Rakish Heir Tithe Drinker Etchings of the Chosen
and changes in the manabase :
Dragonskull Summitit by Luxury Suite as this one will never enter tapped Nomad Outpost by Scrubland As I dislike enter tapped lands in an agressive build and I think your red sources are a bit high. Orzhov Basilica by Godless Shrine again because I dislike enter tapped lands Mountain by Badlands These last 3 changes also change the amount of swamp/plains cards in your deck from 12 to 15 making your isolated chapel less likely to enter tapped. I have also descided to play snowcovered basics because that gives more options that your opponents can assume you have.
so this leaves the following enter tapped lands in your deck: Path of Ancestry this one I completely understand and agree Mortuary Mire I wonder if this one is good enough, can you elaborate on why this is good enough in this deck Windbrisk Heights again the same question, is this card good enough?
Now finaly some lands that might be worth looking into: bojuka bog. I know, it enters tapped, but will probably be a good replacement for mortuary mire blood crypt plateau prismatic vista if you think this deck can handle with 1 less land that effectivly gives mana
5 months ago
Ahhh okay, makes sense. So you want drawing power yet also a sacrifice and a blocker. Fair enough! If you don't plan on sacrificing more than your Martyr of Dusk or tokens, and you want a 2/2 card in play with all of the glorious +P/+T that you can give, but want to draw your vampires by choice, I would recommend Forerunner of the Legion. But mass sacrificing would require a modicum of vampires on the battlefield already, so early in the game you don't want to sacrifice, but rather give a strong vampire Blade of the Bloodchief, and it will grow in +P/+T as the game progresses as long as you have blockers that keep him/her from dying or know when to block with your equipped creature. The strongest vampire you have is Vampire Nocturnus which is only a 3/3, and if you run more white cards he will be skewed in his +2/+1 and flying addition to other vampires; the 2nd strongest vampire you have is Gifted Aetherborn, so if you happen to have Blade of the Bloodchief you will want to draw him so you can equip him with it, then block with either that card or Vampire of the Dire Moon or other vampires that are dangerous to attack against their blocking due to death touch. If you give a lifelink vampire Blade of the Bloodchief it will only help to gain more life and deal more damage, and if it's also deathtouch, it's even more powerful! Only first-strike, double-strike, or indestructible can deal with deathtouch I think?
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle is useful for sacrificing tokens! If you want something to sacrifice but don't want to do it on your other vamps besides Martyr of Dusk, then I recommend him. It depends on if you're going to be attacking each turn he's on the battlefield. If you can attack once each turn, that's one token to sacrifice each turn or block with!
5 months ago
I can't delete posts, but I wouldn't recommend Legion Conquistador, as I didn't realize it costs 3 mana. It's only good if you have a lot of mana to spend. Oh, and Forerunner of the Legion would be useful for getting Martyr of Dusk sacrificed, or grabbing any specific Vampire card you need, and with that it gives +1/+1 per one turn for target vampire when a vampire the battlefield, which is somewhat useful if you're going to attack on the turn you summoned a vampire. If you're using Dusk Legion Zealot for drawing creatures, then Forerunner of the Legion would be even better, since you can choose which vampire you're drawing. IF ONLY SORIN WERE A VAMPIRE SUBTYPE! >:(
5 months ago
Legion Conquistador would be a reliable source of Sacrifice as well, as when you get Legion Conquistador on the battlefield you will already have 3 others in hand if you're running four. The only problem is that there wouldn't be a 1/1 white vampire lifelink token if you use this strategy, which is why I STRONGLY recommend running Martyr of Dusk over this card. But the only problem is drawing that card! So, something like Consecrate / Consume or even Revitalize would be very useful. I absolutely love Revitalize, as it gives 3 life as well as a draw, which is even better than Consecrate!
5 months ago
Martyr of Dusk would be the best card to sacrifice, considering its token creating effect, but the downside is that it is a 2-mana drop, but I think it would be definitely worth it considering that whenever it's sacrificed to have +1/+1 through Indulgent Aristocrat, you simultaneously gain 1 life and the opponent loses 1 life through Blood Artist, and on top of that Cordial Vampire gives a +1/+1 too! So this is definitely a winner in strategy!
5 months ago
9-lives Wow! Thanks for the feedback. I love the ideas here.
Dusk Legion Zealot was going to be a two mana cantrip that would be sac'd to Sorin or Indulgent Aristocrat. If I wanted to keep the aristocrat aspect would Martyr of Dusk be a good inclusion? If so, I could swap out Asylum Visitor as I mainly use the Visitor for when I'm in top-deck mode.