Patron of the Vein

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Patron of the Vein

Creature — Vampire Shaman

Flying

When this enters the battlefield, destroy target creature an opponent controls.

Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, exile it and put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

Last_Laugh on Budget Vampires

2 months ago

Not a bad start, especially on a budget. I notice a fair amount of cards in the $5-10 range but most of my suggestions will be cheaper than that with one notable exception. Reconnaissance.

Long story short on the card is: Attack with everyone safely, untap each creature at the most opportune time, deal damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped by the end of combat. Ignore the 20+ year old reminder text, creatures are considered "attacking" until the end of combat step ends. When you move to end of combat, priority passes around the table, which gives you a window to untap everyone with Recon.

Plumb the Forbidden in response to boardwipes makes it harder to overextend into that boardwipe. Instant speed and pseudo dodging counterspells makes this card. Leaving yourself with a full grip of cards is preferable to just eating a wipe and ending up in topdeck mode (Scapegoat is another great budget option with the same mentality).

Tocasia's Welcome is well worth a slot.

Twilight Prophet is the most budget friendly I've ever seen it.

Patron of the Vein may cost 4 more than Cordial Vampire but the effect is powerful enough here to warrant running both.

wallisface on The vamps

1 year ago

Some thoughts:

  • Patron of the Vein isn't modern legal

  • Always aim to get your deck down to 60 cards. While 70 isn't much over, playing anything over 60 does lead to a less consistent and overall weaker deck.

  • You should aim for the vast majority of your deck to be playsets (4-ofs) of cards. At the moment you're playing a LOT of your cards as 1-ofs and 2-ofs, which is going to lead to massive consistency issues, and make it really hard to enact any kind of actual plan.

  • Your deck seems very low on interaction... i'd suggest finding room for more killspells and the like. Letting your opponent do what they want is almost always a bad idea.

MeneerDutchy on Henzie “The Toolman” Taylor ETB

1 year ago

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NerdPounder on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

2 years ago

I changed my mind about Patron of the Vein, I misread it. I would probably cut Vicious Conquistador instead, as I think Legion's Landing  Flip would be a better 1-drop for EDH.

NerdPounder on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

2 years ago

Hey there! Cool build! I like the versatility of being able to aristocrat or infinite combo in the aggro shell. I've been playing Vampire Aggro in Pioneer actually and it's a hella powerful archetype in that format, but the mana is a pain haha. I've had some really good success with some of the cards I'm about to suggest if you are looking for some ways to test for improvement.

A few cards I think could be easy includes in this list could be: Legion's Landing  Flip (early game vampire fodder, late game token engine), Vampire Socialite (lord with menace), Falkenrath Pit Fighter (replaces effects you have on sorceries, is repeatable, and comes with a body), Mutavault (this card is insane in tribal decks), Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord (lots of synergy), and Adanto Vanguard (indestructible threat, that when you buff it up say with +1/+1 counters or keywords from Sorin can take over games by itself).

For the 5 non-lands I would cut Sorin Markov (he's cool and thematic but doesn't really do anything for your synergy aside from make someone's life total 10, which everyone at the table will dislike, and he costs 6 mana), Village Rites (Falkenrath Pit Fighter does the same thing but on a stick and repeatable), Reckoner's Bargain (same reason), Smothering Tithe (It just taxes mana to make treasure tokens, doesn't really help you kill your opponent, just makes value that you shouldn't need since you're an aggro deck), and Patron of the Vein (it costs 6 mana and Vampire Socialite does pretty much the same thing).

I also love Olivia Voldaren as a card, though I'm not sure what I would replace for it. I totally agree with your maybeboard Anguished Unmaking over the Generous Gift as giving the opponent a big blocker like that is painful, as well as the exile over destroy. For 3 life it's worth it, especially in an aggro deck that gains plentiful life.

multimedia on Oliviiiaaaaa

2 years ago

Hey, good start and budget Vampire version of Olivia.

Consider getting the Crimson Vow Vampiric Bloodline Commander precon? The precon would be a fine start at upgrading your Vampires and has many staple cards for Commander such as Command Tower and Arcane Signet. What all precons lack however is a good basic casual Commander deck structure to start a deck with:

Not all areas of a deck are covered in this structure example just the basics and of course these numbers can change as you're deck building. Some cards can cover many areas which is what you really want with cards you choose to play especially in this case Vampires.

Vampire upgrades in Vampiric Bloodline: Patron of the Vein, Necropolis Regent, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Champion of Dusk, Butcher of Malakir, Crossway Troublemakers, Stromkirk Captain, Sanctum Seeker, Cordial Vampire, Rakish Heir, Indulgent Aristocrat, Malakir Bloodwitch, Bloodtracker, Vampire Nighthawk, Falkenrath Noble, Blood Artist.

Other good nonVampire cards in Vampiric Bloodline: Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Command Tower, Olivia's Wrath, Vandalblast, Stensia Masquerade, Swiftfoot Boots, Rakdos Signet, Blasphemous Act, Feed the Swarm, Rakdos Charm, Night's Whisper, Commander's Sphere, Tainted Peak, Unclaimed Territory, Exotic Orchard, Path of Ancestry, Smoldering Marsh, Foreboding Ruins, Shadowblood Ridge, Temple of Malice.

Of course you don't have to get the precon, but in doing so you get a lot of cards at one time. I listed many cards that would be upgrades to pick and choose from if you would rather do that, if at all. If interested I offer more advice in another comment.

Good luck with your deck.

ramamast on vampire tribunal

3 years 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?

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