Vampire Hexmage

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Vampire Hexmage

Creature — Vampire Shaman

First strike

Sacrifice this: Remove all counters from target permanent.

Balaam__ on Dark Depths combo

3 weeks ago

I’m curious about something here. The cards that give poison counters—namely Infectious Inquiry, Phyresis Outbreak and Prologue to Phyresis—is that an intended strategy, or are the poison counters just incidental?

I ask because I don’t think incorporating poison counters is a useful road to go down for this particular build. It doesn’t contribute much at all, and ideally you want to be locating/playing Dark Depths as fast as possible (which I think you’ve done a good job at), and likewise with Vampire Hexmage.

I’d consider replacing those combination draw/poison counter spells with straight up Tutors, of which Vintage has access to the very best. Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor and so forth.

Also, and this isn’t relevant to deck building, but if you want to link a card in the description for easy viewing you can just enclose the card name with double square brackets.

ThassaUpYo@ssa on Chasm and Depths Protection

1 month ago


Solid option in Reality Scramble, and it makes me think of Chaos Warp as being another option you could use, if necessary, for The One Ring or you could use it on an opponent's particularly troublesome permanent.

Good point on Glissa Sunslayer & Vampire Hexmage, though it would be a tragedy if you had to use the Hexmage to deal with The Precious.

I would definitely be sure run all the Jund shocks and just proxy the fetches/OG dual lands to further bolster your mana base. As I mentioned before, Ignoble Hierarch would be a great play for your mana pool, too.

You picked an awesome color combo and general! Are you planning on keeping this deck for the foreseeable future and fine-tuning it over time?

SgtDimples on Grixis Control TitI

5 months ago


  1. Dress Down on opponent's end step.
  2. on your next main phase, cast Thing in the Ice  Flip. this makes it enter the battlefield as an 0/4 creature with no counters on it from it's ETB effect.
  3. After Dress Down leaves the battlefield, cast an instant to flip Thing in the Ice  Flip into Awoken Horror  Flip, which will bounce all other non-horror creatures back to their owners hands.

Alternative combo:

  1. Cast Vampire Hexmage
  2. Cast Thing in the Ice  Flip
  3. Use Vampire Hexmage's ability to remove all counters from Thing in the Ice  Flip
  4. Cast an instant or sorcery to flip Thing in the Ice  Flip into Awoken Horror  Flip

LinkOpensChest_wav on Winter is Coming

6 months ago

Do you run Vampire Hexmage because of something in your meta, or does she combo with something in this deck?

thesilentpyro on Casual CoCo Food Aggro/Combo

8 months ago

To consider:

Tough Cookie from Wilds of Eldraine fulfills the 3x food requirement for both Sam and Pippin, and works well next to Feasting Hobbit to support the beatdown side-plan. Noncreature artifact doesn't have to be food, so I could run artifact lands if I really wanted to get cute, but basics are probably still better. It also lets Witch's Oven and Altar of Dementia sacrifice themselves in response to removal, which is non-zero value.

Maybe dropping the Deadly Dispute and Trail of Crumbs for 4x Collected Company? It broadcasts itself in a deck that otherwise runs at sorcery speed, but the power level is undeniable. Would probably want a creature-based sac outlet that can be found by Company to get the Sam combo, since you're losing the ability to find Altar of Dementia with Trail of Crumbs (and/or a creature to feed self-mill for Sam, maybe Sarinth Steelseeker?). Another copy of Grist could find its way in as well, fetchable removal is quite good. With Company costing four the deck might want to run another couple of lands, too (same with Cookie being mana-hungry).

Another option is Invasion of Ikoria  Flip, which is guaranteed to find a combo piece (swapping in Viscera Seer as the sac outlet), is sometimes cheaper than Company, allows throwing in a silver bullet like Vampire Hexmage and a Dryad Arbor for ramp if you need it, and doesn't restrict deckbuilding otherwise like Company does so I could keep my other non-creatures around. A single Scurry Oak could find its way in for the combo with Rosie, but I don't like it as much. Not sure I want to play a tutor at all, though, since it's a casual deck. Plus it's monetarily costly compared to the rest of the non-lands in the deck. It does have the ability to get things from the graveyard, which is nice if I'm playing some self-mill to feed Sam already. Which I don't need to do (especially since I'd be swapping out Altar for Seer), but I want to because I like value. If Sam could get it out of the grave it'd be bonkers, but I think I'm pretty thankful he can't.

Hopefully Wilds gives me even more ways to play with my food!

thesilentpyro on Chatterfang's Nuthouse of Cards

1 year ago


Potential cuts:

DrukenReaps on Looking at Battles, possibly a …

1 year ago

So as the title, thinking about a Gimmicky theme deck around Battles. Not sure if there's anything worth building there yet though... What I've got so far is as follows-

36 total Battles making a 5 color deck possible but no 5 color commanders really have much if any synergy to me. Maybe Omnath, Locus of All for the flavor and connection to Further comments explain why black is important I think.

Each 3 color combination has 17 or 18 Battles, about the minimum to make it feel like a "Battle" deck imo.

So looking at 3/4/5 colors for the deck. With the following cards I think black is the best possible color for it - Vampire Hexmage, Hex Parasite, Cemetery Desecrator, Aether Snap, Marchesa, Resolute Monarch  Flip, and Render Inert. There are some things in other colors but they only removed 1 counter at a time. I'd rather remove all or most of them in one cast. Alternate use on these is killing Planeswalkers and making certain commanders sad.

Glissa Sunslayer exists but as a commander she'd only get 11 Battles currently and only 1 of those dies to her trigger. Others take two triggers to kill at least. Maybe with another few sets she becomes much better? If they keep printing Battles...

So Looking towards

- Sultai

- Jund

- Grixis

- Abzan

- Mardu

- Esper

If there are any commanders you think would work well in those colors let me know. Or other things you think would go well in this sort of idea like Dark Depths. I'm thinking commanders that are hard or difficult to block or can cause non-combat damage to any target have the most synergy.

SefTheReject on

1 year ago

All suggestions are mono black vampires and fit more of an aristocrats build.

Lords - Captivating Vampire buffs the squad and gives the ability of stealing an opponent’s creature

Vampire Nocturnus buffs the squad, gives evasion and since you’re mono black can play with the top of your library visible

1 drops - Knight of the Ebon Legion is the best 1 drop vamp imo. Can buff itself, gains permanent buffs and doubles as removal mid-late game

Viscera Seer a great sac target and let’s you scry 1

Vampire Cutthroat has skulk and lifelink

Vampire Lacerator a 2/2 for 1, you take one damage unless your opponent has 10 or less life

Indulgent Aristocrat a decent buffer with a sac engine

Guul Draz Vampire gains a buff if the opponent has 10 or less life

Pulse Tracker opponent takes 1 damage when it attacks

2 drops - Cordial Vampire not a lord in name, but has that buffing ability and triggers when ANYTHING dies. Buffs the team more efficiently than any lord imo.

Bloodghast a vital piece imo, it can’t block, but comes back when you play a land

Blood Artist a key piece for an aristocrat build, combos great with cordial and Vito

Asylum Visitor for card draw and the ability to come back

Kalastria Highborn great addition for a drain and gain/aristocrat build

Vraan, Executioner Thane combos great with Vito

Stromkirk Condemned can buff the team for a turn

Vampire Hexmage great sideboard piece for dealing with counters

Gifted Aetherborn might be favorite vampire, but doesn’t fit an aristocrat build

3 drops - Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord the only walker you need. Buffs, gives deathtouch & lifelink to a vampire, acts as a Lightning Helix and you cheat out a vampire

Silversmote Ghoul is a perfect target for Sorin’s second ability and comes back at the end of your end step

Vampire Nighthawk one of the best vampires imo, has evasion, deathtouch and lifelink, but doesn’t fit the aristocrat build

Nighthawk Scavenger a vampire goyf

Drana, Liberator of Malakir has evasion, first strike and buffs attacking creatures

Lands - Cavern of Souls an absolute MUST for any tribal build

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth flips things to swamps

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is great for all devotion the build will have

Castle Locthwain for card draw later

Prismatic Vista, Verdant Catacombs, Polluted Delta, Marsh Flats & Bloodstained Mire to fetch and thin out your deck to keep the gas flowing.

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