Creature — Vampire Shaman
Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist), you may gain 3 life.
Whenever an opponent discards a card, you may gain 3 life.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
2 weeks ago
oh also Syr Konrad, the Grim, Black Market, Mortician Beetle, Liliana's Caress, Megrim, Sangromancer, Tourach, Dread Cantor, Fell Specter, Geth's Grimoire, Butcher of Malakir, plus any cards with annihilator
4 weeks ago
Okay well my suggestions are not so crazy...
I think the only thing that needs work is your creatures and getting rid of your artifacts and maybe one land as well.
So you'd have a total of at least 20 creatures. I'm not saying you need 20 or more creatures to be a good deck in legacy.
The only creature I like currently in your deck is Gifted Aetherborn. I like it because it is a good creature for the mana cost.
This is a list of vampire cards for you to consider.
2 months ago
Hired Poisoner , Massacre Girl , and Ochran Assassin also give some more options. You also want to take advantage of creatures dying, so cards like Rushed Rebirth , Blood Artist , and Sangromancer can offer some support.
2 months ago
My apologize if some of these are in there already.
4 months ago
Hey Walrighti, +1!
Congrats on your first deck! You have a lot of fun cards in here and it looks great! I imagine you want to tune and make it even more efficient so here are some ideas...
Add 3 categories: #Combo, #Lifegain, and #Evasion; and then sort your maybeboard the same way you've done your mainboard to easily rank your choices within a category (By "combo" I mean all your "if-then" cards like Trudge Garden that are slower and don't work by themselves). Remove #Creatures (most of them are #Combo).
Avoid most cards above 4 cmc... Willowdusk is fast and fragile, so play into that... Also, prioritize cards that can do 2 or more things or that give value on ETB... If you have pet cards that don't really fit and that hurt to cut, put them in a "I'll build that theme later" list.
-1 Pelakka Wurm
-1 Ezzaroot Channeler ... cut the fatties.
-1 Decree of Pain ... too slow
-1 Bow of Nylea ... meh
-1 Sangromancer ... amazing card but doesn't trigger when you need it to.
-1 Venser's Journal ... also amazing, but too conditional for this build
-1 Ranger's Path ... all your ramp should be on turn 2
-1 Temple of the False God ... this card is almost never good
+1 Devoted Druid ... this card is a beast
+1 Talisman of Resilience ... #Ramp
+1 Llanowar Elves ... #Ramp... the elves enable Willowdusk combos on turn 3.
+1 Viridian Joiner ... #Ramp... #Combo
+1 Killing Wave
+1 Massacre Girl ... #Wipe
+1 Beast Within ... #Removal
+1 Golgari Charm ... #Evasion
~1 Rancor ... Trample and haste are important... #Evasion
~1 Destined ... the choices are really good.
+1 Soul Channeling ... #Combo with Willowbark and stick to the board...
~1 Phyrexian Processor ... fun?
~1 Lurking Evil ... maybe?
~1 Solidarity of Heroes ... #Combo
~1 Ooze Flux ... tokens at instant speed?
~1 Retribution of the Ancients ... removal?
+1 Thought Gorger ... (leaves)
+1 Return of the Wildspeaker ... #Draw
+1 Triskelion ... #Combo
+1 Nighthawk Scavenger ... #Fatty
...Always play at least 10 ramp spells under 3 cmc.
...Playtest and make sure Willowbark consistently makes a fatty (with evasion) before turn 6-7.
Happy building :)
4 months ago
To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.
Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel Flip.
5 months ago
I have a Tergrid build myself, and tbh, I don't run into the "Life problem" all too often. More often than not, I'm hated out by turn 6. :/ (Oh the life of a Discard Deck is a strenuous one.) However, I like the on theme method of life gain through Sangromancer , the anti-token strat of Revenge of Ravens , or the godly stacking of life gain from Life Chisel from those reanimated goodies.
5 months ago
Oh! And Sangromancer is probably the best lifegain source you could ask for.