Creature — Vampire Soldier
Other Vampire creatures you control get +1/+1 and have first strike.
|Have (2)||PTsmitty , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Stromkirk Captain Discussion
3 days ago
hi there saw your build here might i suggest looking at a fun little vampire deck ive got here to give you some good ideas cause it takes longer to post each card here, and if yo umight be able to splash a little red Stromkirk Captain
1 week ago
Stromkirk Captain Is such a tempting card. I definitely considered splashing red, still possibly am at some point. I’m excited to see what’s going to be popular with the upcoming releases. Anything you’re considering adding? You’ve obviously been studying these vampires for a while now haha. I was aware of the fetchland/revolt combo, I’ve just got to slowly collect them at this point. I haven’t played much outside of my group of friends, so I’ve never really gone up against whatever the current meta is. Should I be concerned about having a wide variety of creature spells or not using 4x of everything?
1 week ago
Oh, I see you've found my own modern vampires, my now 12 year pet project. It's a labor of love for sure but it's enough to go toe to toe and come out on top against a good bit of the meta. Mine used to be much more red. Before Fatal Push I ran 4 Lightning Bolt and 4 Terminate. Before KotEL I used Stromkirk Noble and honestly if I had 4 open spaces it's between him, gatekeeper or Legion Lieutenant and swap one Blackcleave Cliffs for a single Godless Shrine. My turn 1 creature count is at an all-time low though which lessens the lieutenant's efficacy, but a white splash would also give me access to the best sideboard options in modern, which is a major selling point for white as a color. And Blood Baron of Vizkopa I guess. Stromkirk Captain is the card that justifies staying Rakdos instead of returning to monoblack for me. First Strike + Deathtouch is quite scary. And between Sorin, Aetherborn and Knight I have a lot of death on legs (or in the crisp night air) to go around. Monoblack is certainly more viable than it used to be though.
4 weeks ago
Seems really slow honestly. My recommendation is to lower your mana curve overall and include a small selection of 4+ mana vamps you intend to cast with Imperious Sorin's -3. He's easily the best walker for tribal vampires, a distant 2nd being Liliana of the Veil. So Imperious Sorin should be a 4-of in every vampire deck he's legal in. You also are sorely lacking in hand disruption as well as creature hate to manage on-board threats. Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek if you have a budget, Duress if you don't. And of course the best removal spell in modern, Fatal Push.
Your lands seem to be universally very slow, which... I get it, fetches, mutavaults, urborgs, etc are expensive. If you go the deathtouch-heavy route I'd honestly say go the Rakdos path rather than Orzhov. Pretty much entirely because of Stromkirk Captain.
1 month ago
Do you ultimate Sorin, Vampire Lord often enough to be worth the slot? If not, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord might cool for getting out any of the Mana Value >3 vampires. He also includes some fun lifegain, too.
1 month ago
Thank you, Vessiliana! For your second comment, I hadn't seen Malakir Bloodwitch, but it seems like a great inclusion! As far as Licia, Sanguine Tribune goes, I've found her to be a very good commander. Using cards like Chaplain's Blessing allows you to get her out as early as turn three, as you reduce her cost to just . In addition, some of the red cards are very fun to use, with cards like Stromkirk Captain, Rakish Heir, and Stensia Masquerade boosting all your other vamps.
4 months ago
Reconnaissance allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, still deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped by the end of combat. Players receive priority after combat damage (including first strike which makes Recon busted with Stromkirk Captain/Stensia Masquerade) while the creature is still considered 'attacking' (you untap at that time). It allows safe hyper agression while having everyone available to block/deter attacks. Easily my #1 tutor target in my Edgar list.
Edgar's Dega Vampires for reference.
5 months ago
Zagras may actually be easier to slot in regardless of "party" mechanics thanks to Sorin. I think he's a good compliment to lots of low-cost aggressive vamps given the inceased number of viable walkers in Modern now. For a big beater that you can just drop via Sorin's -3 I'd look at Chancellor of the Dross .
Also I can't help but feel like Zagras makes a particularly terrifying partner for Stromkirk Captain .