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
6 days ago
I'd cut the bad stuff and lean 100% into the enemy lifegain theme. This means up to 4 Tainted Remedy plus 4x Kavu Predator , and cut Idyllic Tutor , Serrated Scorpion , Twilight Prophet , Gonti's Machinations , Roiling Vortex , etc.
I know Blessed Alliance and Rest for the Weary are used with Tainted Remedy, but the best cards with Remedy are ones that have a "drawback" that involves your opponent gaining life and Remedy/Kavu turn that drawback into an advantage. I see you already have Wall of Shards and Grove of the Burnwillows , which are classics. Some other ones are Oust , Fiery Justice , Solitude / Condemn , Devour Flesh with Nature's Claim for the sideboard. Alms Beast is also funny.
2 months ago
Reconnaissance (read my deck description for an ideas of just how good this card is here - link below), Shared Animosity , and Mirror Entity deserves spots as finishers. Purphoros, God of the Forge is amazing as well and each vamp you cast domes each opponent for 4. Drop Door of Destinies though as it does absolutely nothing for your current board, costs too much for aggro, and requires gas to fuel it after it comes into play.
I'd also recommend more board protection like Boros Charm , Flawless Maneuver and/or a personal favorite of mine... Scapegoat . Scapegoat allows you to immediately redeploy and get your eminence triggers again while pseudo dodging exile, -X-X, sacrifice, and other hard to dodge wraths (it also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out). I'd rather sac a token than end up in topdeck mode.
Lastly is card draw which you'll want a lot of. Necropotence , Twilight Prophet , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , and/or Dark Prophecy all work good here. Herald's Horn and Oversold Cemetery both will put cards in your hand as well.
Edgar's Dega Vampires for reference. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated.
3 months 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?
4 months 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
5 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.
6 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?
6 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