Stromkirk Mentor

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Common

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Stromkirk Mentor

Creature — Vampire Soldier

When Stromkirk Mentor enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on another target Vampire you control.

Stromkirk Mentor Discussion

LordBlackblade on

2 months ago

Alright, let's get down to it! Anje Falkenrath is relatively new and I'm not yet sold on her validity as a vampire commander. My primary hang up is the overall weakness of madness as a mechanic. It is still critically underrepresented on cards, and of those that do exist only a handful are actually any good. I'm not saying it can't be done, just that I am skeptical that it can compete with existing vampire archetypes.

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My overall impression is that you've got a decent base here, but have made several choices that I see a lot of new EDH players make in their early decks. In general, you could use more card draw and I would encourage you to take a look at EDHREC or other vampire decks on here for inspiration in terms of what kinds of effects truly shine in EDH versus other formats.

DanaBarrosReincarnate on Mono red aggro-post rotation Work in progress

2 years ago

i know this has already been mentioned before, but if you can swing it, you should really consider adding (AT LEAST) the following cards:

2x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
3x Drana, Liberator of Malakir
2x Yahenni, Undying Partisan
3x Asylum Visitor
4x Grasp of Darkness
3x Transgress the Mind

though i like Voldaren Pariah  Flip for flavor, i'm not really convinced that it's worth it. she's a 3/3 for that requires sacrificing THREE creatures to do anything even halfway decent...maybe you can squeeze her in as a one-of? as an alternative win-con? iunno

in terms of which cards to remove, i would prob do:

-4x Nightmare
-4x Vampire Noble
-2x Stromkirk Mentor
-4x Resourceful Return
-4x Carrier Thrall

Nightmare isn't synergistic enough for including ANY really, let alone x4; Vampire Noble = just plain awful; Stromkirk Mentor is OKAY, but Kalitas is MUCH better; Resourceful Return is meh, especially with only 2x artifacts in the entire deck;

& maybe the hardest cut overall, Carrier Thrall--i understand the synergy with Indulgent Aristocrat, i do, but your curve is wayyyyyyyyy maxed on in the 2-drop, so you really need to cut something clogging up that spot. for creatures to sacrifice in-game, you'd still have:

4x Vampire Noble
2x Stromkirk Mentor (who have already served at least half of its purpose w/ the ETB trigger)
3x Asylum Visitor (if necessary)




$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$i know my suggestions might break the bank a bit, but Amonkhet coming out soon, prices on a lot of cards are dropping pretty significantly. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet & Drana, Liberator of Malakir are still pretty expensive (around $50 for all five), BUT yahenni is only 1$, visitor is only $.60, & grasp/transgress fluctuate between $1 to $2.

SORRY FOR THE NOVEL / HOPE THIS HELPS !!

Ekaan92 on Rakdos Vampire madness $20 budget

2 years ago

Personally I would change Bold Impaler with Insolent Neonate since its more flexibl and can trigger madness I would also change Stromkirk Mentor with Incorrigible Youths since it fits more into your aggro plan , and can also trigger off madness to become super cheap, and they curve really well with Furyblade Vampire that's potentially 8 damage turn 3 with just two cards.

And I would also change Bloodmad Vampire with Heir of Falkenrath  Flip since in my opinion thats one of the strongest vampires in standard. It's a 3/2 with flying that triggers madness for one black & colorless, that's insane! It's also dirt cheap

Blard on W/B Vampires WIP copy

2 years ago

Stromkirk Mentor or Indulgent Aristocrat might work you should also try tribal staples like Adaptive Automaton

Tedaboy on

2 years ago

It's a good start for a budget deck. If you're interested in getting more competitive, cut many of the cards that aren't important to your strategy, and include more copies of the cards that are. For example, you probably don't want cards like Stromkirk Mentor, and Elusive Tormentor  Flip and you probably want a full 4 copies of Gifted Aetherborn and Stromkirk Condemned. Also, cut your deck down to 60 cards. It makes it much more consistent.

Laszlokh on Olivia Voldaren-Commander (Red/Black Vampire Deck)

3 years ago

Rakish Heir seems better than Incorrigible Youths as you don't need to discard anything and buffs your vampires. Stromkirk Captain seems better than Stromkirk Mentor because it is a more universal boost. Markov Blademaster I think would work better than Furyblade Vampire because you don't have that much madness. Phyrexian Arena can help you draw cards because you have a pretty low cmc. Necropolis Regent seems better than a Chancellor of the Dross as it buffs your creatures. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth seems like a better Markov Dreadknight because you don't need to discard anything. You have two Terminates, maybe replace one with a Feast of Blood? Curse of Bloodletting instead of Mark of the Vampire seems good. Blood Tribute seems pretty good. Kalastria Highborn is better than Falkenrath Noble. BTW, you are down four cards.

Kappa1234 on

3 years ago

cut Elusive Tormentor  Flip Cryptbreaker Markov Crusader Alms of the Vein Welcome to the Fold Reckless Scholar Bloodmad Vampire Markov Dreadknight Stromkirk Mentor . most of the reason for these is too little effect for high mana, or not enough synergy. Instead add Asylum Visitor Heir of Falkenrath  Flip Stromkirk Condemned Olivia, Mobilized for War and Collective Brutality .

If you want a great deck cut the blue and just go Red Black. the blue cards don't have any effect that red or black doesn't except counterspells but this deck doesn't need them. blue right now makes the deck less consistent in mana draws, and will give less odds to find a useful card.

I am sorry if I am destroying the identity of the deck, I am helping it to be a win more games.

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