Creature — Vampire
Whenever another creature you control dies, Vindictive Vampire deals 1 damage to each opponent and you gain 1 life.
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Vindictive Vampire occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Vindictive Vampire Discussion
2 weeks ago
I feel like the moxes don’t really fit here too well. You need to have Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad as must-run token planeswalkers. I would also seriously look into Vindictive Vampire, Woe Strider, and both of the Athreos gods.
Also, Giver of Runes seems out of place here. Is there really a point? Weathered Wayfarer is also a somewhat odd choice. You’re at 36 lands and are only in two colors - one being black. I don’t think you need this kind of land tutor (but that’s just me).
There are some other things I’d change (I used to run Teysa, Orzhov Scion for a very long time and enjoyed her before I switched to Teysa Karlov), but I don’t want to sound mean or anything like that. It’s a nice deck, but some of the choices give me the try-hards (like the moxes for example). But hey dude, if you dig it and it brings you joy, keep doing what you’re doing!
3 weeks ago
Hey, you're welcome.
In my opinion the reason to add Guide is give you a combo win with aristocrats. You're right, Guide doesn't trigger Teysa, but the interaction of Guide + Lark creating a dying loop is one of the best interactions with aristocrats. I agree with you, tokens and dying effect strategies are good with Teysa Karlov as Commander. These strategies are much better with her as Commander than aristocrats strategies because Teysa herself is not a combo piece for aristocrats.
My advice is expand on the token theme and dying effects that interact with tokens and reduce the aristocrat strategies. Mirror Entity is a card to consider adding since it can pump tokens and Teysa to huge amounts or be a sac outlet to trigger a lot of dying effects.
I played Teysa Karlov aristocrats for a while, but switched to Teysa, Orzhov Scion as the Commander because Scion is an actual combo piece with aristocrats.
Cards to consider cutting:
1 month ago
seshiro_of_the_orochi: I do remember your comments from a year or so ago. I've been considering Krav, the Unredeemed for a while now, and you make a good point. If I can find one in paper I'll test it out. I'm glad you like the deck!
king-saproling: Oooooooh I hadn't thought about some of those. Aetherworks Marvel seems like a hilarious add, and again, if I can find one in paper I'll definitely try it out. Vindictive Vampire is also definitely a consideration. Dark Prophecy does seem good, but I usually like more control over my life total, so I think I'll pass on that. And what's the Ancestral Statue in there for? Endrek only counts black creatures for the cast ability. Thanks for the suggestions and I'm glad you like the deck!
1 month ago
1 month ago
To remove: Aggressive Mammoth, Byway Courier Chittering Witch, Footlight Fiend,Gluttonous Troll,Gruul Spellbreaker, Judith, the Scourge Diva,Keeper of Fables, Ogre Siegebreaker, Primordial Wurm, Rapacious Dragon, Rubblebelt Rioters, Sengir Vampire, Spark Reaper, Sphinx of the Guildpact, Spikewheel Acrobat, Vindictive Vampire, Woodland Champion, Zhur-Taa Goblin
To add: Eternal Witness,Squee, the Immortal,Zulaport Cutthroat, Vexing Shusher, Goblin Matron, Munitions Expert, Krenko, Mob Boss, Warteye Witch, Sling-Gang Lieutenant, Goblin Trashmaster, Putrid Goblin, Dockside Extortionist, Arasta of the Endless Web, Creakwood Liege,Dragonlair Spider, Viscera Seer, Ayara, First of Locthwain, Pitiless Plunderer, Poison-Tip Archer, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Deathrite Shaman
1 month ago
Us_marine91 - that is tough since the Shadowborn Apostles alone will cost you around $100 for 30 of them. That being said, I would suggest looking for cards with similar effects to the non-budget options in JLK's deck. For example, Vindictive Vampire and Cruel Celebrant are budget alternatives to Blood Artist, or Butcher of Malakir is a budget version of Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact. Then I would look for cards that have effects which are "close enough" to some of the more expensive options. For example, Command the Dreadhorde, Bolas's Citadel, Pitiless Plunderer, and Dark Prophecy can all act as passable stand-ins for Remembrance (I can't believe that card has somehow crept up to $5!), Thrumming Stone, Black Market, and Phyrexian Arena respectively.
I'd also recommend checking out EDHrec's Shadowborn Apostle page. There you can see which commander's are used for that particular strategy. They also have a budget filter which may help you find some replacement cards.
1 month ago
2 months ago
Hey, Vindictive Vampire is a unique aristocrat because it does damage not loss of life to opponents. If you equip/enchant Vindictive with a source of infect then any time it does damage to an opponent that damage is poison counters. With the aristocrat strategy Vindictive with infect can kill your opponents fast and Vindictive is still a good card without infect.
With the $400+ budget consider including more cards that are good with K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth ?
- Bolas's Citadel
- Dark Ritual
- Blood Celebrant : repeatable pay 3 life to make mana.
- Ayara, First of Locthwain
Necropotence is black's best source of repeatable card draw in Commander. Since you start with 40 life then you can put a ton of cards into your hand and if you have Reliquary Tower on the battlefield keep them. Necro is busted with Phyrexian mana because for 6 life you can cast it for free.
Necropotence and Citadel interaction is excellent because you can see the top card of your library with Citadel and choose to activate Necro to remove the land from the top of your library. Then when you hit a nonland card you can cast it for free with life with Citadel. Citadel is also busted with Phyrexian mana because then it's not six mana it's three and 6 life.
Good luck with your deck.