Creature — Vampire
Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have the city's blessing, reveal the top card of your library and put it into your hand. Each opponent loses X life and you gain X life, where X is that card's converted mana cost.
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Twilight Prophet Discussion
1 week ago
My Tergrid, God of Fright Flip deck really takes a toll on my own life points so I'm looking for a couple good ways to gain life. Currently I have Twilight Prophet , Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Crypt Ghast but I'd like one or two more solid ways to recoup life. Any suggestions?
2 weeks ago
Not a bad start but there's 3 areas I immediately notice need some work. Finishers, draw, and board protection.
Finishers: First off, drop Cathar's Crusade and don't add Door of Destinies. Both do nothing for your current board, require gas after they come down, and require a hefty mana investment for an aggro deck. Shared Animosity , Reconnaissance (2nd post dedicated entirely to this card), Purphoros, God of the Forge , Cover of Darkness , and Mirror Entity .
Board Protection: Don't overextend into the first boardwipe and lose! Boros Charm , Teferi's Protection , Flawless Maneuver , and Scapegoat are your best options but there's also budget ones like Rootborn Defenses , Unbreakable Formation , etc.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
2 months ago
The deck could use some more ramp options and fixing. Some budget format staples for this include Evolving Wilds , Terramorphic Expanse , and Ash Barrens are all good cards to help you get the colors you need. For ramp, you're pretty much going to be stuck to artifact-based ramp, so Sol Ring , Rakdos Signet , Boros Signet , and Orzhov Signet are all good options for this deck.
I would also recommend upping your spot removal portion of the deck. You've got good wraths, but sometimes you don't need to blow up all of the things, especially if that would mean losing your own artifacts or enchantments. Return to Dust is very good. Even just a Disenchant could be a decent addition. Also just as fun synergy for creature removal, Crib Swap counts as a vampire spell, and so would give you a vampire token if you cast it.
You've got good card draw, but a couple other suggestions, Twilight Prophet is great for drawing extra cards and has obvious synergy, and Mentor of the Meek will let you draw cards whenever your commander makes a token (and speaking of, Anointed Procession will let you make twice the tokens)
Lastly I'd recommend Forerunner of the Legion since it's a solid tutor for this kind of deck.
My own Edgar deck isn't really refined since I built it a while ago, but if it's of any help, you can check out what's currently in it as well.
2 months ago
Last_Laugh I very much appreciate the advice. My play group is pretty casual, so a card as one sided as Reconnaissance may not be welcome. However, if I ever take it to a tournament I assure you it will definitely be in there. I would add Flawless Maneuver back in, but this deck is already getting more expensive than I would like so I cut it. I didn't even consider using all this life I'm gaining as a resource(I'm still very new to the game) so I'll definitely be including at least 1 of those card draw suggestions, and seeing what else would fit in this deck with that mechanic. Twilight Prophet is on theme as goth girl is more of a lifestyle, and less how you dress you know?
2 months ago
I'll leave your theme and flavor alone... nice take on Edgar and good job keeping your avg. cmc down. I'll limit my suggestions to finishers, card draw, board protection, and whatnot.
Finishers: Shared Animosity and Reconnaissance (2nd post dedicated to this card). Purphoros, God of the Forge is amazing here and hits each opponent for 4 for each vamp cast (assuming you can justify that "it'll never be a creature" lol).
Board Protection: This is just as important as draw power in this deck if you see a decent amount of boardwipes. Boros Charm is your best budget option and protects all your permanents. Flawless Maneuver is good and Teferi's Protection is obviously the best but it ain't cheap. Scapegoat is another good option if you see a lot of wraths in your meta that don't destroy (exile, tuck, -X-X, sac, etc.). It lets you sac a token and immediately redeploy after a boardwipe instead of ending up in topdeck mode. It also doubles as a finisher if you include Purphoros.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top Edgar lists on this site and there's over 100 comments to sift through for insight and ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
4 months ago
Some good stuff! :D
First of all, I would probably just cut Gauntlet of Power/Caged Sun - mana doubling is nice, but for that mana and before it pays for itself, you could already cast some threatining spells/creatures. Black itself has already a lot of cards that can ramp pretty fast (+Gauntlet will double the mana of opponent's swamps aswell) and this doesnt really looks like some big token army deck to benefit from the +1/+1 buffs.
I'm personally not a big fan of Unstable Obelisk. Permanent removal in black is nice for sure, but for 7 (10) mana its kinda expensive I would say. And as a mana rock, its not a good one, since it wont give you . You should have already more than enough mana, especially with Crypt Ghast, Nirkana, other cheap mana rocks and a lot of lands (copyign Cabal Coffers ftw), you could just play Feed the Swarm as another enchantment/creature removal.
1) Tormod, the Desecrator - there is just few cards that trigger Tormod, but I would recommend Tortured Existence with Phyrexian Altar so you can make infinite etb/die/sac triggers. With something like Desecrated Tomb, which is just another option instead of Tormod, you can make infinite tokens aswell. I run that combo in my Syr Konrad's For the Void deck and it works great.
2) Bolas's Citadel - Citadel is just sooooo good :D You already have Gray Merchant of Asphodel + few free sac outlets (Ashnod's Altar/Woe Strider). If you add Mortuary, you can make infinite etb of Merchant, sac, life-gain and infinite colorless mana. With Phyrexian Altar instead of Ashnod's Altar, Haunted Crossroads is also an option (sac Merchant with Phyrexian altar to pay for Haunted Crossroads cost). Its kinda junky combo, but hey, as long as it works... :D
3) Twilight Prophet - I really like this card, I'll need to somehow make a space for it in my Syr Konrad deck aswell. In combination of the previous engine - Desecrated Tomb + Phyrexian Altar + Tortured Existence and Shadows of the Past, you can "tutor" for anything in your library to get the best value out of Twilight Prophet. Especially if you run aristocrat cards aswell. Also, Shadows of the Past with the engine is 10/10 for the Bolas's Citadel.
4) Pawn of Ulamog - little innocent dude that can go infinite with Nether Traitor and Phyrexian Altar, which would give you another source of inifnite etb/die/sac/mana of any color.
4 months ago
Last_Laugh Thanks for the input. This is my first aggro deck so That may have been my problem in trying to barrel over a single person without protecting my investments. While Teferi's Protection is a bit out of my price range, i will consider what purpose it would serve in a deck. Scapegoat seems like a wonderful card to add though.
I wasn't sure about needing to cast my commander, but something about largely being locked out of playing him most of the time seemed like a sour note.
while i hadnt yet considered or known about Dark Prophecy, i did consider Dark Tutelage but ultimately took it out due to it killing me faster than prophecy would for less returns. Im also trying tooth and nail to avoid Necropotence solely for the price point, but i guess theres a reason for that. I do have Twilight Prophet as a must-have though.
And thank you for sharing your decklist! Funnily enough, i think you were the direct inspiration for Reconnaissance already being in my deck, which seems stupid-crazy useful for what i want to do.