Valentin, Dean of the Vein

Legendary Creature — Vampire Wizard

Menace, Lifelink

If a nontoken creature an opponent controls would die, exile it instead. When you do, you may pay . If you do, create a 1/1 black and green Pest creature token with "When this creature dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist), you gain 1 life."

Valentin, Dean of the Vein Discussion

meijirestored on pm me pest tokens

3 months ago

Swapped in 2 more Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip, 2 more Daemogoth Titan, and 2 more Poet's Quill; Swapped for Culling Ritual and Rushed Rebirth, and updated sidebar. Fielding one Witherbloom Apprentice, might replace him with something lifelink.

LMK if I should take out Moldervine Reclamation, Sanguine Indulgence, and Village Rites (and lands) to make it standard format... feel free to suggest replacements. currently feeling Village Rites -> Deadly Dispute, Sanguine Indulgence ->??? Moldervine Reclamation -> Poet's Quill Moldervine Reclamation -> Essence Infusion

Titus7007 on Mortality Spear

3 months ago

Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip plays great against Shambling Ghast and the bat

RambIe on Chatterfang-Ruthless Knave Combo

5 months ago

Love it
Since it's golgari you could squeeze Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip + Savra, Queen of the Golgari + Ashnod's Altar in the deck also

Mortarpod on Puttin' on the Ritz

6 months ago

I'm glad you like it!

The deans from Strixhaven make perfect pairs to build around for 2HG. My playgroup has a pair of players who built around Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip and Lisette, Dean of the Root .

lagotripha on Bordello of Blood

6 months ago

There are two builds for vamps as far as I am aware - go wide with Drana, Liberator of Malakir , and this type of 'sacrifice drain and grind' list.

A card worth considering as a 1-of in all those vampire brews - Blade of the Bloodchief . This equipment is a lot better than it looks in the tribe due to the way it works with lifelink to push out of burn range and lets you spread threats over smaller vampires in stalled board states.

In most of my time playing vamps, Kalistra highborn has been really clunky - keeping the mana up for it disrupts the deck a lot. Its fine when the game grinds out, but even then paying 1 whenever you sac hurts.

Aetherborn doesn't have straightforward synergies beyond vampire, but lifelink/deathtouch means it trades up with a lot of creatures and strategies. Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip deserves consideration, as does Yahenni, Undying Partisan .

lagotripha on Legendary Lurrus

6 months ago

I like the list, but I'll echo that tymaret feels out of place here. Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar is a neat option if you run more discard, but since you only have brutality, its not a swap for tymeret. I think I'd just run Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip.

Its also worth considering Shizo, Death's Storehouse / Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep if you have room in your manabase - they'll provide coloured mana where the factory won't, and play nice with the legends- shizo on ragavan is really good.

NinjaBunny01 on Kathril, Aspect of Nightmares

8 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I like the Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip and was thinking of adding it in before you suggested it, but it may be a swap in for Fiend Artisan as it isn't working as intended. Tortured Existence is awesome and will work its way in. Still deciding on if Crystalline Giant is worth having in the deck, so I may make that change or something similar.

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