Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
Legendary Creature — Vampire Cleric Ally
Whenever one or more nontoken Vampires you control attack, create a 1/1 white Vampire creature token with lifelink.
NOTE TO ADMINISTRATORS: THIS IS NOT AN ALLY
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Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle Discussion
2 months ago
Edgar typically doesn't need many artifacts. Ideally your vamps should be mostly 1-2 mana anyway. The only artifact I'd say you absolutely NEED is Skullclamp as vamps tend to play their entire hand very early and you have plenty of 1/1s to sacrifice to reload your hand. If you don't have the budget for Stoneforge Mystic (I assume this is budget due to the lack of utility lands) then I'd suggest Steelshaper's Gift and/or Open the Armory or just ordinary tutors like Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Intent , Vampiric Tutor , Enlightened Tutor and so on.
Your vampires actually seem to be pretty high-costed. For Edgar decks, it's pretty common to see upwards of 30 1-2 mana creatures and 40-46 or so creatures total.
I'm a big fan of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Shared Animosity , Mirror Entity and Obelisk of Urd in vamps, along with optional tech in the form of Goblin Bombardment and Impact Tremors , also Nameless Inversion counts as casting a vampire spell, funny enough.
Best of luck, building on a budget can be tough.
3 months ago
darthpaul74 mmm ok. Call to the Feast would generate vampire tokens so would Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle although he might be a bit slower. That way you can keep from having non-vampire cards while still having backups till getting Elenda, the Dusk Rose if that interests you.
4 months ago
I think the deck is very good but I see the potential for it to be that little bit better by honing in a little more on what you want your deck identity to be, Allow me to explain.
On the one hand, you run cards such as Vicious Conquistador , Pulse Tracker , Skymarcher Aspirant , Universal Automaton , Vampire Cutthroat , Vampire of the Dire Moon , these are all good cards in an Edgar Markov deck focused on trying to kill the table as fast as possible but with all the aristocrats you have, they are at best, 2 bodies for one mana. If you are trying to go for an aristocrats strategy Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Bloodline Keeper Flip, Living Death , and Patriarch's Bidding , Blade of the Bloodchief are all going to give you significantly more bang for your buck in an aristocrats strategy
On the other is your many many aristocrat's pieces which I know can be good in an aggressive strategy, but these aristocrat cards are harder to justify when you have plenty of vampires in your deck that say, "I'm not a very good card, but I can kill you really fast if I build momentum." I think aggressive choices can be very much so be justified if the card itself is a very high-quality card.
But yeah I like the deck especially the fact that you recognize that just because your playing Mardu doesn't mean 15% of your deck should be removal spells. I have my own list that you can check out at this link where yes I also do try to balance two strategies at once but I think that my deck makes it work since most of the cards in the deck are not only great in there intended role but pretty good at getting the other job done.
6 months ago
Also you are missing some other good lords and tribal vamp stuff like Bloodline Keeper Flip Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Champion of Dusk Elenda, the Dusk Rose Falkenrath Gorger Forerunner of the Legion Indulgent Aristocrat Kalastria Highborn Legion Lieutenant Legion's Landing Flip Malakir Bloodwitch Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle New Blood Olivia, Mobilized for War Olivia's Bloodsworn Feast of Blood Patron of the Vein Sanctum Seeker Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord Stensia Banquet Stensia Masquerade Thirsting Bloodlord Urge to Feed Vampire Nocturnus Vampiric Fury
ok way more suggestions than I expected, but all good cards to consider! Obviously don't need all of them, it depends on your strategy and what you want to focus on. I would very highly recommend at least Bloodwitch, Mavren Fein, Sanctum Seeker, and probably Legion Lieutenant and Landing for good cheap value on the low end. There's a lot you can get into if you want to mess with madness strategies, or focus on lifegain type stuff and exsanguinate. Like typically you would run Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for an exsanguinate wincon, among other things. There are other Sorins you can dabble in if you want, but Imperious Bloodlord is probably the most value at 3 CMC and has strong synergy for straight vamp strategies.
1 year ago
Its hard to recommend many cards since you didn't purchase any new ones and you said you want the theme to be vampire tribal. That said, I would consider cutting the following cards: Bloodcrazed Paladin Champion of Dusk Disciple of Griselbrand Paladin of Atonement Priest of Forgotten Gods Wurmcoil Engine Zulaport Cutthroat Harsh Sustenance Consecrate / Consume Single Combat Culling Dais Seer's Sundial Whispersilk Cloak Bastion of Remembrance
Cards to look at adding: Mind Stone/Fellwar stone/Worn Powerstone/any mana rocks Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle Etchings of the Chosen Call to the Feast Bloodthirsty Aerialist Viscera Seer Vindictive Vampire Bishop of Binding Arvad the Cursed Despark Heliod's Intervention Altar's Reap Mace of the Valiant Well of Lost Dreams
1 year 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.
1 year ago
MISC to consider adding
Creatures Cordial Vampire Bloodline Keeper Flip Indulgent Aristocrat Blood Artist Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle Drana, Liberator of Malakir Viscera Seer Vampire Hexmage Bloodcrazed Paladin Metallic Mimic Shadow Alley Denizen Blood Seeker Guul Draz Assassin Gatekeeper of Malakir Bloodghast Vindictive Vampire
1 year ago
- 1x Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
- 1x Patron of the Vein
- 1x Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
- 1x Dark Impostor
- 1x Kheru Bloodsucker
- 1x Deathbringer Liege
- 1x Stone Quarry