Sanguinary Mage

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed 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
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Sanguinary Mage

Creature — Vampire Wizard

Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Epicurus on Vamparty

1 year ago

Thank you!

Honestly, I've been thinking about dropping the Sorin altogether. If I haven't killed all of your creatures by the time I get him to ult, I'm doing something wrong and it's likely too late.

Ditto with Scythe of the Wretched it was an awesome idea, but very mana intensive if I want to steal more than one creature in a turn.

Sanguinary Mage fits the Party and Vampire Tribal themes, which is 2 out of 3 themes for the deck, and also is low CMC. So she stays. Prowess doesn't help much with her, but is certainly an added bonus.

Cloak and Dagger is an insta shield for my commander. No brainer.

Goblin Chainwhirler is a tricky one to cut. I have had it go off in a game. It's a powerhouse. And while Dagger Caster does the same thing for fewer reds and is a rogue, we're talking about 99 cards and only two tutors.

So I think what I'll do for now is cut Sorin and the Scythe for the Arena and the Champion, and see how it goes.

A couple unrelated notes in closing. First, you inspired me to work Door of Destinies into Always Loot the Bodies. Second, what do you say to replacing Kumano, Master Yamabushi with Vampiric Dragon? Much higher CMC, but is a vampire. Could just try it and see, but might as well ask while I have you.

Massacar on Vamparty

1 year ago

Sanguinary Mage can probably be cut due to prowess not really synergizing super well here with your creature theme.

Goblin Chainwhirler I would cut due to the 3 in its cost. While you run red in this deck, I feel that since it's your minority color you may struggle to cast it a lot of the time it's in your hand.

Personally I would get rid of Cloak and Dagger and even Scythe of the Wretched as well.

I get the party theme though so totally discount any recommendations that you feel undermine that too much for you.

Also in terms of the Sorin planeswalker you can run, I would swap out your current one and use Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord ideally, or even Sorin Markov.

Clashboy15 on WIzzet Prowess

2 years ago

I feel like 20 creatures for a prowess deck is a little bit too much. Maybe take out Sanguinary Mage? It doesn't have haste or any other really special abilities except for prowess. Like I've said, you have plenty of creatures and the card is just not necessary. Slip Through Space is much much better since it works well with prowess, draws you a card and is amazing at finishing games.

BrutalGlory on Olivia & Nahiri's Vampire Masquerade

3 years ago

This is now the 3rd revision. In this revision I removed Olivia's Dragoon , Succumb to Temptation , Murderous Compulsion , Abundant Maw , Fiery Temper , Pale Rider of Trostad , Stromkirk Condemned , Vampire Cutthroat , Bloodrage Brawler , Call the Bloodline , Sanguinary Mage , Furyblade Vampire .

Instead more powerful vampires were added as well as cards that were cheaper with a draw mechanic.

Pscioed on $10 Super Budget Aggro

4 years ago

@HotRodScott: I like all of your suggestions for tuning up the power, I hadn't even considered Manamorphose or Gitaxian Probe! We'll have to wait and hope for the price on Gitaxian Probe to go down a bit, but as for the rest, they are just way over budget for this particular build. In a $20-30 version, there is a lot more room for the $1-3 cards. Sanguinary Mage seems not great compared to any of Mage-Ring Bully, Immolating Souleater, or Akroan Crusader (I can't speak highly enough of this guy). I also was running 4 Assault Strobe, but found it was too many redundant copies. I cut it down to 3 to make room for more trample/haste cards. You might be ok going down even more, since you run cantrips. Thanks for the feedback!

HotRodScott on $10 Super Budget Aggro

4 years ago

Just getting back into it a bit after a little break and came in to revisit some of my older decks to see if the last 5-6 sets have added value and came across yours. Love it!! I have a similar deck that I've beaten on a lot that can take a couple of cues from yours. (Immolating Souleater, Reckless Charge, Akroan Crusader etc.)

Mutagenic Growth has won me numerous games for "free." Gitaxian Probe is an amazing sideboard card if they have removal. It's a prowess trigger, free card, and lets you know if you need to hold back an Apostle's Blessing or Mutagenic Growth for defensive surprise pump. It should get even cheaper too since it just got banned (again) today. It kind of blows the budget, but I love Manamorphose for the free prowess trigger and free card (I had a set from another deck and won't take it out of mine, but doubt i'd spend the money if I didn't already.) I'm running 4 Rite of Flame to give me some ramp. I've landed T1 Kiln fiend a handful of times with it! (took out pumps to make room.) Even though I mostly put it in there to do that, I'm never sad to see it in my hand. Ramp for a prowess trigger and more pumps is always good!

I struggled with removal and added crappy creatures at the time to board in just for more bodies, but yours actually seem to add value. (I went with Sanguinary Mage, just for the 3 toughness, but she's always been "meh" at best.) Def. side in some Pyroblast. Counterspell seems to be everywhere and it can help and give you another trigger.

Have fun!!

nUKe13 on Is it Wizards?

4 years ago

Leetnub2010 what about Sanguinary Mage? It’s a wizard and has prowess. Sub it in for Monastery Swiftspear since Swiftspear doesn’t help with the wizard Tribal you’re going for. Thoughts?

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