Stromkirk Captain


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon

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Stromkirk Captain

Creature — Vampire Soldier

First strike

Other Vampire creatures you control get +1/+1 and have first strike.

Stromkirk Captain Discussion

Qinne on What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse

2 months ago

Honestly, I think the biggest cut candidates are the red cards and the ones that are supported by them. I think Cordial Vampire just puts in so much work that it might just be better than Gifted Aetherborn , given some supporting changes are made. I'm thinking Legion Lieutenant for Stromkirk Captain , with some other removal spell going in for Terminate . I think for 3 mana, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord puts in a lot more work than Gatekeeper of Malakir as a turn 3 play, because he is just about the best way to stick Nocturnus or Kalitas this early in BW. White has been known to be a great color to board with, so I think these color changes could seriously impact your game 2/3 win percentage as well.

YamishiTheWickedOne on

3 months ago

Modern huh? Unless you wanna do a sacrifice engine you're better going Rakdos or Mardu.

Vamps also wanna run pretty light on mana in either case. 3 or less cost = good, use 4+ mana cards very sparingly. Like Sanguine/Exquisite are simply too slow to be good imo.

Now, depending on your budget, you could do something like.....

4 Viscera Seer , 4 Bloodghast , 4 Blood Artist or Kalastria Highborn , 4 Cordial Vampire , maybe 4 Vampire Nocturnus or Vampire Lacerator and 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Captivating Vampire , or maybe even 4 Dusk Legion Zealot or Gatekeeper of Malakir .

Or alternatively, consider that red gives you access to Stromkirk Captain who is hilarious with Vampire Nighthawk , Gifted Aetherborn and the new Vampire of the Dire Moon .

For hate spells, usable ones are things like Fatal Push , Lightning Bolt , Path to Exile , Terminate , Cast Down , Kolaghan's Command , or if you have money, Liliana of the Veil , Liliana, the Last Hope , and also to bring him up on this subject: Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord . Hand disruption is expensive, looking at Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , and Collective Brutality . But black has almost a monopoly on that.

3 other cards to bring up: Olivia Voldaren , Stromkirk Noble as he was always good but 5 color humans are a huge deal in the meta now, and Zealous Persecution .

Hope this gave you some insight. Welcome to the dark side.

MosaicDryhop on New Edgar

3 months ago

You could really use some lords to pump your dudes. Legion Lieutenant , Stromkirk Captain , Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Vampire Nocturnus for example.

I have an Edgar deck myself, check out Edgar Markov & Son for some inspiration

Hexaflexagon on Vampire Control

3 months ago

Hey Technowyvern!

You might want some cards such as Cordial Vampire , Kalastria Highborn , Sanctum Seeker , Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Pawn of Ulamog (replacement for Sifter of Skulls , Legion Lieutenant , Stromkirk Captain , Drana's Emissary , Malakir Bloodwitch , Necropolis Regent , Cliffhaven Vampire (combine with lifelink for infinite damage + life), Rakish Heir , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , and Defiant Bloodlord .

BTW What is the FNM EDH meta like at Cerberus? I'm about to complete my Angelhorde Invasion deck so anything that would help in the meta or a rough idea of some of the meta decks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Good Luck,


ComicXero on Red, Dead and Eddie

3 months ago

Hi Last Laugh! Thanks for the comment and the suggestions :)

I've run Reconnaissance in my Alesha deck for a while and seen huge value, because most of her critters have small bodies. With Eddie, I've rarely found that a 6/6 first striker can't safely swing in against at least one opponent the turn he comes in, and with evasion Drana, Liberator of Malakir can normally get past defenders on the ground easily. I'll continue to keep an eye out for scenarios in games where i'd liked to have had access to Reconnaissance and keep it in mind though.

With regards to Stromkirk Captain , isn't that something of a nonbo with Drana? Now the rest of your team is no longer getting pumped before they do their damage :( Wouldn't a card like True Conviction be a better combo with Drana? I know it's not a vamp, but she's now triggering twice and gaining you a ton of life!

I've structured this deck to generate value from killing, returning to hand and replaying the low CMC vamps. The virtual card advantage there seems to do a good job of ofsetting draw weaknesses. None of those 3 are Vamps (sadly, so I think I'd be looking to cut Read the Bones for one of them). It's a tough one, but I might put Necropotence back in.

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Stromkirk Captain occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

RBW (Mardu): 0.71%