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Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose
Legendary Creature — Vampire Cleric
Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.
: Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.
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1 week ago
Also, Chaplain's Blessing as a quick, cheap lifegain cantrip
2 weeks ago
What would you cut and for who?
1 month ago
I want to build an Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper // Tymna the Weaver life gain commander deck. It will be used for semi-casual play at a LGS, so good players with decent decks but not a lot of bonkers combos going off by turn 5.
I have never been amazing a cooking up commander decks that actually function, especially on a budget. Can anyone help me put together a basic/affordable decklist that I can expand on with more expensive cards later (let's say sub $200, preferably closer to $100, price is a little flexible)?
So far, I have the following cards that I know will work here:
Deathrite Shaman Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose Swords to Plowshares Dina, Soul Steeper Voice of the Blessed Kambal, Consul of Allocation Willowdusk, Essence Seer Vampire Nighthawk Drana and Linvala Rodolf Duskbringer Rampant Growth Farseek
I also own both commanders, so that's $30 I don't need to worry about.
Any help is appreciated.
1 month ago
You probably want to add a ton of 1 drops to this, a few you might try out are Falkenrath Gorger, Falkenrath Pit Fighter, and Indulgent Aristocrat. There are also options like Vampire of the Dire Moon and Knight of the Ebon Legion that are probably better but cost more. I think running less than 8 spells that are good turn 1 plays is going to put you behind every game, Modern is a pretty aggressive format in most areas.
People do sometimes run 4 drops in Modern, and rarely higher MV stuff, but 6 drops are a lot of mana, and half the opponent's life might not matter enough if you play it late (half of 10 is a lot smaller of an effect than half of 20), so I feel like you shouldn't run more than x1 Blood Tribute, if any.
If you're very 'all in' on aggro, I feel like Curse of Stalked Prey will feel more playable than Curse of Shaken Faith, those +1/+1 counters add up quickly, while later game people are less likely to double spell. I could see Shaken Faith showing up in a sideboard, but it seems like a strange card in the main deck.
I'm not sure if I'm missing something, but Balustrade Spy seems like a terrible card in here, do you have some synergies with self-mill, or are you hopping to force your opponent to draw lands maybe? I think there are better cards than this. If you have enough life gain effects you could try either/or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose or Marauding Blight-Priest, either is pretty unpleasant if you've got a bunch of lifelink vampires (Gifted Aetherborn and Vampire Cutthroat are 2 more that are solid, though Vito can give your board Lifelink by himself fwiw).
1 month ago
With infinite life gain comes also infinite life loss - Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose
3 months ago
Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose pairs well will Exquisite Blood and I recommend Nighthawk Scavenger as an upgrade over Vampire Nighthawk and I’d remove Dark Impostor (it’s expensive for what it does). Feel welcome to check out my upgraded Vampiric Bloodline deck Innistrad’s Hottest Club: Voldaren Estates for some more ideas
3 months ago
Ad Nauseam would be a good one
Just some suggestions! Started building mine today and figured I’d check out what other people were building with Queza.
3 months ago
lukas96 SO SOme very interesting suggestions. This Dekc has a lifegain Sub-theme, theres actually as many cards that gain me life as ones that buff my creatures. so it actually is a life gain deck because You knwo Vampires, Even when I initially played it I used life gain which let me survive larger games of my pod making me harder to kill/wear down. Ironically I find Dark Impostor is the more 'overpriced' effect as 6 mana to delete a single creature is harldy worth the potential ability steal. with some perusing I found a replacement with Sanguine Bond swapping it out for Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose those abilities lets a decent sized army close out a game. I will likely replace the imposter with the Aristocrat given I can easily sacrifce Tokens that block or become blocked to buff my board. Honestly Looking at this deck I feel like Licia Wants her own deck that Is a lifegain focused Deck, Mathas May seem weaker then most but he's honestly just fun to play with, a pet card, that unlike Licia doesnt warrant his own deck. The problem with Boros CHarm ts while thats a great autoinclude I wouldnt compare it to the PERMANENTLY indestrucbile granted by kindred boon. Crackling doom may require more thought but remeber 1-1 removal is weaker in commander DOom actually lets me gets a 2-for-1 or even 4-for1. I have replaced fell the mighty for Settle the Wreckage It came with the Pre-con and I was hoping to use it as a 1 sided board wipe like In Garruk's Wake I think you missed I already Have Merciless eviction as a Hard delete, but I do sometimes blow out some of my own stuff. Now lets talk on the Big Lifedrain. Now if I happemn to have Vito/bond in Play these are just gonan Off someone, heck with Debt to the Deathless there's a Good chance I might end the whole game. But even without that combo, The point of a lifedrain is to either drop an opponat to 0 or put them so far down (and you so far up) they presumably wont be able to survive.
Overall appreciate your feedback but I suspect we have radically different Pods