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

YamishiTheWickedOne on New Mardu Vampires FNM 3:0

1 week ago

This looks good for an early draft of a Mardu vamps build. My Only real changes would be more Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, more fetch lands and more Fatal Push.

Blasting Zone and Dragonskull Summit imho could go for more fetches, you could also look at the removal options red gives you such as Lightning Bolt and Terminate. Dreadbore is a sorcery which is usually bad for removal but planeswalker hate is at a premium in the current meta.

You could also add your choice of Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek to get rid of opposing creature hate.

My main recommendations for other vampires you could add would be Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Knight of the Ebon Legion. Both are extremely powerful. I'd recommend Olivia Voldaren if your deck weren't obviously meant to be an aggressive build. Maybe Edgar, Charmed Groom  Flip on the same note. If you can squeeze in more Sorins you could consider Champion of Dusk, Lord Xander, the Collector, or sideboard Blood Baron of Vizkopa.

Adanto Vanguard is a fantastic white vamp btw.

Personally, I'd drop the Martyrs of Dusk for Bloodghast as well. You could cut 1 cordial and 2-3 Indulgent Aristocrat for more support.

It looks strong for a somewhat rough draft, a little finetuning and you might have something good here.

Davinoth on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

1 month ago

     Last_Laugh: I used to run Reconnaissance in my old Kaalia deck and it was super good! Good call! =)

     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! =)

YamishiTheWickedOne on Sangre Por Sorin

2 months ago

Lietenant looks nice on paper at a glance, but tbh I feel like he's for vamps with a very low, fast curve, and imo at least 8 turn 1 creatures.

Reasons to play Orzhov would also include Edgar, Charmed Groom  Flip, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Adanto Vanguard and Welcoming Vampire. Edgar is the same base effect as Lietenant for twice the mana but Edgar has a much better body, being out of bolt range immediately and immune to Vanishing Verse, and even if he eats a Push or Unholy Heat he doesn't STAY gone. White also gives you access to some of the best sideboard cards ever made including things like Stony Silence and Rest in Peace.

Reasons to play Rakdos are numerous. Stromkirk Noble, Stromkirk Captain, Olivia Voldaren, Insolent Neonate, Falkenrath Pit Fighter, and from the non-creature side, Lightning Bolt, Terminate, Dreadbore, and a whole host of sideboard options like Rakdos Charm, Abrade, Shatterstorm, Boil, and so on.

RDWDTR on Attrition Jund (Baby Jund) 4-0 at FNM

2 months ago

I'm not sure what your budget is or what exact suggestions you're looking for but here's my feedback. I'm going to write these suggestions assuming you already have an idea of what the "optimal" Jund list looks like. There won't be any of those cards on this list because I assume you already know about them but are unable/unwilling to afford them. Overall I like your budget take on Jund but there's a lot of room to upgrade this, even on a budget.

Cards to look into:

Criticism:

  • Olivia Voldaren and Reaper of the Wilds aren't all that impressive to me, same with Dreg Mangler. These cards feel like filler for this deck. I don't really like Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip either but it's better than the other three cards.

  • Kitchen Finks seems more like a SB card to me against burn or aggro matchups, though it's not the worst thing ever MB

  • Bile Blight is ok but I think Maelstrom Pulse might be better. I would only run 2.

  • Birds of Paradise doesn't really belong in a deck like this. It's not the worst choice but I'd rather be using a discard spell or holding up mana for a Bolt or something T1 than play a Bird.

  • I'm sure you know this, but that mana base is really sub-optimal. You might see the biggest difference in upgrading that first.

Sideboard:

  • 4x Dismember? What for? You already have tons of spot removal in the MB.

  • Drown in Sorrow is meh to me; I'm not so sure you need board wipe in your SB with all the spot removal and creatures you're running. I personally think you have better options for board wipe anyway: Bontu's Last Reckoning, Anger of the Gods and Kozilek's Return seem stronger to me. Damnation would be the best boardwipe but it is pricey. I would only run 1-2 of any of these.

  • Putrefy doesn't seem as good to me as something like Naturalize, even if it means getting got by Welding Jar.

  • Duress isn't the best SB slot. You could probably put this in the MB or just go for Inquisition as noted earlier.

  • Rakdos Charm is ok, you run 4 Scoozes in the MB so you're already decent against graveyard decks.

DixietheGod on Witcher EDH

3 months ago

Hey there!

Love the idea and what you've done with this! All of the thoughts I've seen have been either Chevill, Bane of Monsters as Geralt thus Golgari which limits you in terms of colors, or 5-color something as a catch-all. This is very interesting and as I said, I love what you've done with it.

I am not in love with your Dijkstra pick but understand that he is probably ideally Dimir which is not possible. That being said, I do definitely think of him more from the books as someone who somehow knows everything and is involved, more like a spy than a stereotypical government official, though all of his work is for Redania and not exactly personal gain.

I also don't love your Regis pick, I think he has a lot more to him than the thoughtful partier, Yahenni. Especially since Yahenni is really doing what he is doing to extend his life, though he has and had some conflicting thoughts about what he does and must do. I am not sure if there is a reluctant vampire card, it kind of goes against the whole idea of being a vampire, but that is Regis to a certain extent. Something I found that is not legendary is Oathsworn Vampire, which works well with Mathas in terms of gaining life. It also works well in terms of flavor as Regis does not drink blood because of the oath he swore to himself, and he was believed to be dead for a while. Another option is Arvad the Cursed due to how his lack of blood-drinking is a pseudo-curse as it makes him weaker and suffer.

Orianna could definitely be one of the Olivias: Olivia Voldaren or Olivia, Mobilized for War (not so much Olivia, Crimson Bride). The red hair and being a vampire is very fitting, especially that they both party and run those parties.

Detlaff could be Sengir, the Dark Baron; he likes and benefits when things die and when people fail. Transformed Detlaff does look a bit more like The Haunt of Hightower but I know you are already thinking of that.

All in all, thank you for this!! Sorry for the long and late message, just got into Witcher in the past year-ish :).

DeeLight on X gon' give it to ya' [Xantcha EDH]

4 months ago

I like this quite a bit, was one of my first commander deck builds.

Maybe Allure of the Unknown? Gets a lot of cards into hand without drawing or losing life, could be coordinated with another player for better or worse too. I also like Olivia Voldaren as a way to swing key monsters to your field if nothing else.

Polaris on Do I keep Opponents Olivia …

4 months ago

This works, but there is a slight wrinkle. Olivia Voldaren is legendary, so if you steal her with the copy's ability, you'll now control two legendary creatures named Olivia Voldaren. Because of the legend rule, you'll have to immediately sacrifice one of them, which will either leave the original in the graveyard or your Mirage Mirror (which would then return their Olivia because you no longer control the Olivia that stole her).

The easiest way to get around this is to find a way around the legend rule, like Mirror Gallery or by using a different clone card like Spark Double.

The hard way to get around this involves a lot of mana and stack abuse, plus something like Lithoform Engine.

  1. Activate Mirage Mirror, targeting some random not-Olivia permanent (in a pinch, itself).

  2. Hold priority and activate Mirage Mirror targeting Olivia.

  3. Resolve the top ability. Mirage Mirror is now an Olivia.

  4. Hold priority and activate Mirage Olivia's ability, targeting original Olivia.

  5. Hold priority (again) and activate Lithoform Engine's first ability, targeting the Mirage Mirror ability still on the stack.

  6. Resolve Lithoform Engine's ability, selecting a non-Olivia permanent as the target for the copied Mirage Mirror ability.

  7. Resolve the ability copy, turning Mirage Olivia into Mirage Not-Olivia.

  8. Resolve the Olivia-stealing ability to steal Olivia. You only have one Olivia in play, so the legend rule does nothing.

  9. Resolve the first Mirage Mirror activation. It doesn't matter now, but you needed it on the stack for Lithoform Engine to target.

  10. ???

  11. Profit!

This move costs and requires the stars to be perfectly aligned, but the look on your opponent's face will be a memory you can treasure forever. If you have some extra mana and want to assert total dominance over both the stack and your opponent, add the following steps:

6u. (update) Target Lithoform Engine with the copied Mirage Mirror ability.

7b. Sacrifice your Lithoform Engine to the legend rule, leaving the Mirage Engine in play.

7c. Hold priority again and activate Mirage Engine's first ability, targeting the Olivia steal ability on the stack.

7d. Resolve Mirage Engine's ability, copying the steal ability to target another of their Vampires.

7e. Resolve the copied steal ability, stealing a Vampire.

Seiva on Do I keep Opponents Olivia …

4 months ago

If I use Mirage Mirror ability (Mirage Mirror becomes a copy of target artifact, creature, enchantment, or land until end of turn.)

to copy Olivia Voldaren and then use Olivia's second ability (Gain control of target Vampire for as long as you control Olivia Voldaren)

To take the opponents original Olivia do I get to keep the original once Mirage  mirror turns back to normal?

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