Olivia Voldaren

Olivia Voldaren

Legendary Creature — Vampire

Flying

: Olivia Voldaren deals 1 damage to another target creature. That creature becomes a vampire in addition to its other types. Put a +1/+1 counter on Olivia Valdaren.

: Gain control of target Vampire for as long as you control Olivia Voldaren.

Olivia Voldaren Discussion

MULRAH on Cockatrice Commander Cube

1 week ago

Commander Updates Since July 2021

I added new commanders to the roster of options under the Player Profiles. They include:

Several new commanders work with tokens:

As a theme, tokens have felt well supported in the cube so far, even though I did not do so intentionally. As a result, I don't anticipate making changes, but it could be that I work to support this theme more fully or concentrate it in BGU, in case the new +1/+1 counters theme does not work out.

Some commanders moved out of the "high power" tier. Most dropped to "mid power," but a couple are now deemed "fringe competitive."

Unfortunately, most of the partner commanders I'd included were moved, so you're stuck with one of the handful of 4- or 5-color commanders if you're looking to maximize the flexibility of your deck's color identity.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Sexy Vampires

1 month ago

If you're looking for further advice still, here's my list of best 1 mana vampires:

Viscera Seer

Knight of the Ebon Legion

Stromkirk Noble

Indulgent Aristocrat

Insolent Neonate

More niche 1-drops include

Falkenrath Gorger

Vampire Lacerator

Vicious Conquistador

Skymarcher Aspirant really only if you wanna be hyper aggressive and run like 8-12 lords.

If you want my opinion on the best vampires in MtG in no particular order:

Viscera Seer

Gatekeeper of Malakir

Bloodghast

Knight of the Ebon Legion

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Gifted Aetherborn

Stromkirk Noble

Olivia Voldaren

Champion of Dusk (because Sorin's a thing, before 5 mana was really pushing it)

and a narrow niche that makes him the best vampire in the game but ONLY in manaless dredge: Balustrade Spy

Chasmolinker on So, You Wanna Play Jund Yea? (Budget)

2 months ago

Hahaha Metropolis39 Trust me... They are back breaking.

When not dealt with, Winding Constrictor is a house. Glint-Sleeve Siphoner will bury you in Card Advantage when paired with the snake and even more so with Gonti's Machinations. Bloodhall Ooze can be a T3 5/5 and a T4 9/9. Olivia Voldaren will steal your creatures once you've spent all of your early removal. And Woodland Wanderer is often a 6/6 or 7/7 Trample with Vigilance.

Play against it and see what you can pull off. Energy is entirely broken and under represented.

Vallaris on Commander Challenge! Build A Block …

5 months ago

If I were to build around a specific block, probably Scars of Mirrodin since Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon was my first ever Mythic. Kind of tempted to build that for real...

Second choice would be Innistrad block with Olivia Voldaren or Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . This set I was far more familiar with and saw much more of that than SOM block. It's hard to choose a favourite between those two blocks, but I think I have to give it to Innistrad.

1empyrean Ikoria is definitely a good set to build around! My Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt deck was almost entirely cards from Ikoria when I built the rough draft of it (plus some from Theros Beyond Death). After editing, the majority of the cards were still from sets that came out that year (although to be fair, some of those included cards from Mystery Booster and 2020 Commander). Still, over half the non-land cards are Ikoria, and if I had to make a version that was Ikoria only, it could definitely be done and not be much different.

VampRamped on Edgar Markov - Blood on the Table [EDH]

8 months ago

Wow, that's one hell of a deck description nice work, would love to see the description finished and get a look into all of your card choices reasoning. For now, I just wanted to run some questions past you on your deck.

Is this actually an aggro deck? In your description and discussion, you say it is so, but from personally playing Edgar Markov Aggro strategies I see my goal as building my deck towards the goal of ending the game as quickly as possible. However your deck includes cards like Vona, Butcher of Magan , Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief , Olivia Voldaren , Erebos, God of the Dead , Greed , Anointed Procession , Vanquisher's Banner and all your two mana mana rocks. These cards are cards that do not pay off immediately but accumulate value over time, cards more fitting for midrange or control strategies. I think that Edgar Markov midrange can work, I may not think it is the strongest way to build Edgar Markov, but it can be a fun and powerful way to play the commander. All of this is to say that I wanted to challenge you to think about your card choices, and how they further your intended strategies. I think all the cards I listed are generally powerful cards in commander and can be good inclusions for your commander deck. However, just because a card is strong does not mean it is going to help you achieve your goals.

As an example, in my Edgar Markov List My deck has two main strategies. One, to storm off, this strategy to work I need a large board presence of vampires on turns five and six with select cards integral to the combo to pull it off. My aggressive strategy wants a large board presence of vampires on turn 5-7 with select aggro enablers that allow my opponents to die very quickly. Both of these strategies have the same gaols a large board presence with strong card selection or very efficient card draw in order to attain the strategy. So if I'm evaluating a card like Olivia Voldaren or Vanquisher's Banner I am asking potentially four questions. One, which I will always ask, is this card good? For both of these two cards that are going to be a check yes. Two, does this card help me get a large board presence of Vampires into turns 5-7, this won't be a relevant question to ask of Vanquisher's Banner but for Olivia Voldaren that will be a no. Three, does this card give me the card draw or card selection that I need? For Olivia Voldaren that is a no and for Vanquisher's Banner it can get me cards, but it will be too slow and too late and does not buff vampires enough to make them a kill threat. Lastly, does this card enable my storm or aggro strategies? For both of these cards, the answer is going to be no. Olivia Voldaren is a card for removal and steal so does not enable either and Vanquisher's Banner is an anthem that accumulates long-term value which does not enable either.

Of course, the questions I ask about my own deck are most likely not relevant to your deck. You are the one that has to create and pilot the deck so you are the best person to figure out how you evaluate what cards are a good fit for your deck and what cards are not a good fit for your deck. Maybe for your evaluation of the card choices I asked about they are a great fit for the goals you wish to achieve with the deck. If they are then any of the questions I asked your deck are not very relevant, but still creates the opportunity to clarify in your strategy section more of your overall strategic purpose. I would love to hear personally if you could hone in on the criteria you evaluate cards for your deck on, as I can see from your updates and descriptions you clearly put a lot of thought into your card choices. Would love to hear back from you, and also to get your thoughts on my own decklist in which I posted a link earlier in the post.

VampRamped on Edgar's Dega Vampires

8 months ago

Love to see Edgar Markov decks doing well on Tapped Out you. Had a few suggestions that I think could make this a stronger aggro deck.

  1. Two Mana Mana rocks: In my experience with Aggressive Edgar Markov decks getting the aggressive strategy to work is all about playing at least one vampire every turn from one to four. When you just spend your second turn playing a mana rock you significantly damage the momentum building of your deck and give your opponents a lot more time to build up their boards or find an answer. In addition, you already play cards like Boros Charm and Flawless Maneuver which in a way "preserves" the mana you commit to the board and prevent you from losing momentum. Obviously, cards like Sol Ring and Mana Crypt are perfectly fine as they get you ahead of your curve and you can start comming more powerful vampires earlier in the game and you don't lose any momentum due to their raw efficieny as mana rocks.

Next, I just had a handful of card suggestions

Skymarcher Aspirant over Duskborne Skymarcher , since it just more aggressively statted or even Vicious Conquistador is probably better as well, really up to preference.

Nighthawk Scavenger over Vampire Nighthawk just a strictly better card, if any opponent cracks a fetch in the first 3 turns it's at least just as good but probably has more upside.

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Maybe he's fun but he is just not a very good card, he is 5 mana and has no immediate board impact, if for whatever reason that he is threatening he will just get removed. In addition Edgar Markov himself is one more mana and has the same role as Bloodlord of Vaasgoth does but just does it better. There are a lot of cards that you could replace him with, perhaps just Bloodghast he is a decent attacker and he is really good with Skullclamp + fetch lands.

Olivia Voldaren + Sangromancer are these just pet cards? that's all well and good to just play the magic cards you want to play. I honestly have no idea how these cards are good in an aggro strategy.

Sorin, Solemn Visitor for Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord , removal, mana cheating, and buffing all on one card and for one mana less. Although Sorin, Solemn Visitor isn't a bad card so you could just put in Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord for one of the other cards.

Nice to see an Edgar Markov deck with Vampire Nocturnus , the best vampire. If you want to check out my own deck I have a link here This deck isn't a pure aggro list but it is one of the stategies the deck can go for.

ramamast on vampire tribunal

8 months ago

@multimedia,

thanks for the feedback I used your advise to alter the deck. I also came across a few more options for the deck. Would Cliffhaven Vampire be a good substitution for Epicure of Blood ? And can the cards Pitiless Pontiff and Etchings of the Chosen be of any use? I also want to get a commbination of the following cards of around 10 euros: Merciless Eviction 1.16, True Conviction 1.15, Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet 3.10, Olivia Voldaren 2.31, Kindred Boon 2.00, Captivating Vampire 5.00, Patron of the Vein 6.82, New Blood 3.50, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose 4.50. Which ones should I go for?

bignickenergy7 on Edgar, his goth girlfriends, and Cousin Vito

9 months ago

KayneMarco I have Olivia Voldaren in my maybeboard deck. Unfortunately, There aren't red cards that fit my theme to be worth it in my opinion. However! If the vampire set this year has a good amount of red cards that fit this theme she'll definitely be going in. Campaign of Vengeance is excellent and I made sure to add it. Thank you for the advice!

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