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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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.
3 weeks ago
4.37 is a really high avg. cmc. I would recommend a lot more 2 and under drop ramp to offset this a little.
Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Conviction, and Fellwar Stone are all good options. Cut Commander Sphere and Darksteel Ingot though... 3 drop ramp won't actually ramp you into a 4 drop commander.
The other thing I'm noticing is a severe lack of card draw. Esper Sentinel, Plumb the Forbidden (use in response to boardwipes), Necropotence, Black Market Connections, Battle Angels of Tyr, Twilight Prophet, Jeska's Will, Smuggler's Share, and Court of Grace, are all options here.
1 month ago
Howdy again JosephStardust:
I think you misunderstand, I would never tell you not to use Anguished Unmaking over Despark: however, I would definitely imply that you should swap it for Fracture. Most of the threatening stuff you will need to remove is over 4 CMC anyway, and while there SOME exceptions depending on your meta, you have plenty of other removal at your disposal to hit other targets anyway if it really is below 4 cmc.
I believe though that this is where our playstyles differ: I don't like cards like the well or archive because I consider them to be "Win more" cards. It basically requires your entire deck to do what it needs to do before it just kinda sits there. If you have no mana to dump into it or youre not gaining life, then the Well is nothing, and while Archive will certainly help you gain more life, I don't see enough extra card draw for that second ability is be as helpful as you want. If you are looking for replacements to help draw and gain life, I would recommend swapping in Twilight Prophet, and Dark Confidant (while its cheap) or Sigarda's Splendor. I feel that the combination of lifegain and card draw will allow your Karlov deck to utilize its counters for removal since you are not always desperate to dump it into the well. Allowing yourself to utilize Karlov even more won't hurt anything either.
I have always found Karlov to be a reliable source of removal since I usually have enough mana to always get his ability off once or twice during a rotation of the table. Again, I understand that my suggestions may break flavor or your playstyle, but I highly encourage you to try them.
2 months ago
This is a nice start, but I feel like 2 VERY important categories are underrepresented here. Card draw and board protection.
Card Draw: Plumb the Forbidden is amazing here thanks to being an instant. Twilight Prophet, Welcoming Vampire, Skullclamp, Dark Prophecy (lots of lifegain needed for this one), Smuggler's Share, and Necropotence are all excellent options here.
Board Protection: Teferi's Protection, Flawless Maneuver, Boros Charm, And They Shall Know No Fear, and a little hidden gem known as Scapegoat. Scapegoat also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.
Finishers: Purphoros, God of the Forge will dome each opponent for 4 whenever you cast a vamp. Reconnaissance feels like cheating and allows you to be hyper aggressive safely. 2nd post below dedicated entirely to this card... which is just Copied/Pasted from my deck description.
Feel free to check out my list for more ideas. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and has a buttload of posts to sift through for more insight and inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
2 months ago
Not a bad start but I do have several suggestions for you. I'll try to keep things budget-ish friendly and break things down by category. If you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest cuts.
Finishers: Shared Animosity, Akroma's Will, and Reconnaissance (see my deck description for a recap on Reconnaissance, the card feels like cheating here it's so good) are all worth running. Purphoros, God of the Forge is amazing here. Each vamp you cast domes all opponents for 4 and provides the deck with some much needed non-combat finishing.
Board Protection: Boros Charm is worth it for the all permanents protection. Scapegoat is a neat hidden gem that let's you pseudo dodge exile, -X-X, etc. type boardwipes and if you run Purphoros, it can double as a finisher.
Ramps: Arcane Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Talisman of Conviction are all worth running. If you get your cmc below 3 (which I highly suggest), I'd recommend dropping the Boros colored signet/talisman though.
Feel free to check out my list for inspiration (and that explanation for Reconnaissance if you aren't familiar with the intricacies of the card). Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires
2 months ago
Yoinked your decklist for an impromptu playtest round. swapped Anowon, the Ruin Sage with Twilight Prophet since we're playing Archnemesis Legacy as to not hinder my mates (each player effect -> Opponent effect)
3 months ago
I like the look of it so far man, I'd suggest adding a few more Mana rocks to get those creatures out nice and fast. A few removal spells as well just to make sure your opponents don't get any chance to put up a board big enough to keep up with the forced sacking. Don't know vampires too well but Twilight Prophet is always a great one!
5 months ago
Thank you for the suggestions!
Twilight Prophet is also a tad expensive, but I'll test it out and see if it works. Lurking Predators would be more effective in a more creature-based deck, but one of this deck's main problems is running out of steam in the mid-game if I don't get good draws or get mana-flooded, so maybe it could help with that.
5 months ago
This deck is begging for a Twilight Prophet.
Lurking Predators looks like it is only designed to put creatures into play, but it also doubles as a cleverly deceptive way of selecting your topdeck. Maybe worth a try, if not a Scroll Rack may be of some help here.
Instead of grabbing Ghostly Prison from your Maybe, I would use Collective Restraint.
Hope this helps!