Vampire of the Dire Moon

Vampire of the Dire Moon

Creature — Vampire

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Vampire of the Dire Moon Discussion

kellpiece on Black and White Lifegain Deck

1 month ago

Karlov of the Ghost Council is an INSANE card for a deck like this when you combo it with ajani. its pricey, but kicks major ass. I'd look into cheaper dual lands like Caves of Koilos and Temple of Silence . They both work pretty well for me

Vizkopa Guildmage huge in decks like this. I might consider replacing some Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord with Sorin, Lord of Innistrad for the vampire and life gain theme.

Kaya's Guile and Mortify are super strong here too. perhaps consider ditching Vampire of the Dire Moon and Vizkopa Vampire for Gifted Aetherborn or Vampire Nighthawk since those 1 drops are easy targets for cheap removal.

Rhox Faithmender , Cradle of Vitality and Dawn of Hope all great additions as well

Tzefick on None

1 month ago

I agree that making the base creature more consistent and having the Lord-effect be separate would be more in line with how we've seen Lords in the past.

Perhaps something like:

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The lord effect is already a very powerful one, that most players will take full use of and put vampires with +4/+4, haste and menace down from that point forward.

There are 13 vampires with MV <=3 that have lifelink - like Vampire of the Dire Moon . Of course you can utilize cards like Whip of Erebos to counteract the life payment as well. That is hardly an issue in black, if you want to deal with it.

So the cost of the lord effect is relatively easy to neutralize and the benefit is definitely strong. I think that would suffice for a strong Commander with a unique identity.

libraryjoy on Black and White - please help!

1 month ago

I don't think it will. You have enough lifegain to make up for a few early hits. If you want to keep a 1-cost creature in that slot, I would chose something that has deathtouch naturally, and then reduce slots elsewhere. Options for a 1-cmc with deathtouch are Foulmire Knight , Hired Poisoner , Pharika's Chosen , Ruthless Ripper , Typhoid Rats , or Vampire of the Dire Moon . I like the last one best, but it's also the most expensive.

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

1 month ago

To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.

Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel  Flip.

As a side note, to go infinite with Sanguine Bond , Vizkopa Guildmage , or Vito, the card you need is actually Exquisite Blood which is unfortunately quite expensive.

corndiggitydog on Tonight, Edgar joins the hunt...

1 month ago

Hello!

Agadeem's Awakening  Flip would be a great substitute for Haunting Voyage, and it's a land. If you want graveyard recursion, I would suggest much cheaper options such as Phyrexian Reclamation or Underworld Breach

Adaptive Automation does not trigger a vamp token from Edgar when cast, and it does not buff itself. I think Legion Lieutenant would net more value

Thirsting Bloodlord is relatively low value in this deck at 4 mana, I would suggest replacing with Mirror Entity or a turn one vamp like Vampire of the Dire Moon for more reliable early game momentum

Enjoy!

Corndog

Xica on Black Sideboards

1 month ago

From your current sideboard i would only keep the 3x Feed the Swarm - its a great card for creature AND enchantment matchups.




Seeing that you run Agadeem's Awakening  Flip i would surely play some creature based hate cards.
- 2x Blight Beetle - hates out heliod, humans & hardened scales & decent blicker against green fatties like Tarmogoyf , Elder Gargaroth , Tireless Tracker ... etc.
- 2x Yixlid Jailer - good grave hate
- 2x Plague Engineer - against tribal, tokens (and bloodghast)


For the rest 6x slots i would play:
- 2x Ashiok, Dream Render - good against grave decks,tutor decks (tron to a degree, titan, heliod, STORM ...etc.)
- 2x Bontu's Last Reckoning - fastes boardwipe in the format, you should only need languish in situations where you give up your board for better topdecking - in such situations, the drawback is minimal, while the cmc 3 means you can play it in time (for example even if you fail to hit land drops, or thalia is on the field ...etc.)
- 2x Damping Sphere - decent against storm, tron, izzet blitz, and the now OMNIPRESENT boros blitz.



In your maindeck you can do much better.
Viscera Seer is very underwhelming if you only have bloodghast to go with it - i would repkace them with 1x more fatal push, 1x targeted discard & 1x Vampire of the Dire Moon / Vampire Cutthroat / Shadow Alley Denizen (latter gives evasion).

And for now maindeckable lifegain is king, so contemplate running a number of Feast of Blood or Collective Brutality (i recommend the former, as its harder to partially fizzle with prowess & less punishing when countered)

And sincyou are monoblack you can affor to run decent black utility lands. Ghost Quarter & Field of Ruin is a must in some number. Castle Locthwain is great in topdeck wars.

And since you run fetches, i woul advise getting 1-2 Witch's Cottage for more recursion.




So for sideboard:
- 3x Feed the Swarm
- 2x Blight Beetle
- 2x Yixlid Jailer
- 2x Plague Engineer
- 2x Ashiok, Dream Render
- 2x Damping Sphere
- 2x Bontu's Last Reckoning

Mechanon on

2 months ago

Definitely an interesting deck! I feel like you have some less useful creatures like the Vampire of the Dire Moon , Borderland Marauder and Griffin Sentinel . Having more creatures like Ankle Shanker , Legion Loyalist and Honored Crop-Captain would probably be better. Also, maybe swap out the Sorcery, Artifact and Enchantment cards for those good Instant cards you have. I always try to focus more on playsets (4) of my core cards, rather than try to have a bit of everything.

Wasabi413 on Just one touch

2 months ago

TheoryCrafter, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth sounds excellent, I would love to add him in but am having a bit of trouble finding a spot. Maybe take out 1x Grave Titan and then either 1x Phage the Untouchable or something else? Banehound is wonderful and actually helps out a lot, will definitely replace with Vampire of the Dire Moon . Any other suggestions?

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