Volrath's Stronghold

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Volrath's Stronghold

Legendary Land

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library.

Last_Laugh on EDH Vampiric Bloodlust (C17 Precon Upgrade)

1 month ago

Not a bad start but I do have several suggestions for you. I'll try to keep things budget-ish friendly and break things down by category. If you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest cuts.

Finishers: Shared Animosity, Akroma's Will, and Reconnaissance (see my deck description for a recap on Reconnaissance, the card feels like cheating here it's so good) are all worth running. Purphoros, God of the Forge is amazing here. Each vamp you cast domes all opponents for 4 and provides the deck with some much needed non-combat finishing.

Card Draw: Skullclamp, Twilight Prophet, Plumb the Forbidden, and Dark Prophecy (if you have enough life gain) are all excellent options. The more the merrier in this category.

Board Protection: Boros Charm is worth it for the all permanents protection. Scapegoat is a neat hidden gem that let's you pseudo dodge exile, -X-X, etc. type boardwipes and if you run Purphoros, it can double as a finisher.

Vamps: Indulgent Aristocrat and Drana, Liberator of Malakir both deserve spots. I'll leave this category alone for the most part.

Ramps: Arcane Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Talisman of Conviction are all worth running. If you get your cmc below 3 (which I highly suggest), I'd recommend dropping the Boros colored signet/talisman though.

Lands: Vault of the Archangel and assuming your playgroup is ok with proxies or gold border championship edition cards... Volrath's Stronghold.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration (and that explanation for Reconnaissance if you aren't familiar with the intricacies of the card). Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

SufferFromEDHD on Gangsta's Paradise - Henzie "Toolbox" Torre

3 months ago

High Market and/or Phyrexian Tower more sac effects.

Volrath's Stronghold recursion.

Deathrite Shaman quality mana dork.

Archon of Cruelty and Rune-Scarred Demon are quality etb.

Scythe Specter big effect.

Sneak Attack Henzie #2

I your deck. I'm gonna dig thru my collection and build one of my own.

CommanderNeyo on BR

3 months ago

Also, you could consider Volrath's Stronghold to reuse any creatures that may unfortunately end up in the graveyard.

Tiggy227 on Karona, the False Nephilim

8 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Those lands seem like a pretty good fit! I put things I had on hand here, but Holistic Wisdom and Spirit of Resistance seems like sweet includes. (Currently no access to Survival of the Fittest and need to pick up a Volrath's Stronghold for Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim anyway)

SufferFromEDHD on Karona, the False Nephilim

8 months ago

Cool concept. Big fan of weird tribal lists and the nephilims are the coolest!

Exotic Orchard, Meteor Crater, Reflecting Pool, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Cascading Cataracts, Deserted Temple for lands to tighten up the mana pool. Maybe Volrath's Stronghold for utility.

If you have access Survival of the Fittest. I kind of want to suggest Holistic Wisdom too.

Spirit of Resistance! Haha

Lord_of_Cardboard on Mentally Screw With Your Friends [Negan Primer]

9 months ago

What should I cut for a budget version besides Volrath's Stronghold? I've got like a 250-300 budget (TCG player).

Nordlys on Mercenary Surprise

11 months ago

pescyn my man, thanks again for the comments! Spineless Thug is a piece of marvel!

Never forget Phyrexian Driver our tribal lord... >.<' Thank you WizardsoftheCoast, we couldn't have asked for more.

Regarding the deck price... wow, damn! When I made this, cards like Imp's Mischief were less than a buck each (gotta sell them asap!). I've got the deck on paper except for the lands Volrath's Stronghold which are not core at all. Urborg and Shizo can be easily cut too. The Nykthos are pretty usefull though.

I'll duplicate the deck into a budget version and remove the "budget" tag from here. Thanks for pointing it out Devil_Amigo

WolfishHat the "shroud from black" ability of Mercenary Informer doesn't apply while in the library, only when it's on the battlefield so yes, it can be fetched with Cateran Summons and brought back to life from the graveyard with Doomed Necromancer after being discarded by Mercenary Knight , without a single Orzhov land. Though it's kinda excessive for what it does, it can be done if it's worth for you, yeah.

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