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Vona, Butcher of Magan
Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight
, Pay 7 life: Destroy target nonland permanent. Activate this ability only during your turn.
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Vona, Butcher of Magan Discussion
2 weeks ago
Here is all of them but for this idea you should go with something that spends life. Selenia, Dark Angel or Vona, Butcher of Magan are interesting options. Selenia is better for enabling combos faster and works great with the likes of Repay in Kind or Transcendence for that matter.
2 months ago
- Vona, Butcher of Magan
- Szadek, Lord of Secrets
- Voldaren Pariah Flip
- Blood Baron of Vizkopa
- Champion of Dusk
- Garza Zol, Plague Queen
- Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood
- Mephidross Vampire
- Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker
- Nirkana Revenant
- Necropolis Regent
Like...what the fuck do you even do against a turn 3 (turn 2 off a mana dork) Blood Baron of Vizkopa in Modern?
3 months ago
Arvad and Elenda, Contingent Companions
Legendary Creature - Vampire Knight
Whenever a legendary creature dies, create a 2/2 black Vampire Knight with flying and lifelink.
, Sacrifice another creature: Destroy target legendary creature.
I feel like any scenario which would have them both, they would work together, as they are both very genuine in their righteousness, moreso than most . But I mean Dominaria and Ixalan... clearly different worlds, although I'd love a Captain Sisay as a Pirate!
I'd like to see an unusual commander for its tribe, but with precedent like Grenzo, Dungeon Warden (not really goblin tribal), Vona, Butcher of Magan (More control than aggro), or Jareth, Leonine Titan (Voltron vs. tokens), or Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (not elves and also land destruction).
4 months ago
borjaambroce - It is most assuredly possible! With that focus in mind, I would cut all of the aristocrats cards you're currently running that wouldn't advance your new plan!
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Cruel Celebrant - 100% aristocrat card. Doesn't fit wit the new plan
Dictate of Erebos - While it does offer removal possibilities, its not as reliable outside of an aristocrats strategy
Elenda, the Dusk Rose - She's great in an aristocrats deck where you can reliably control when things die, but without sufficient sac outlets and chaff to sac, she usually comes up lackluster for her cost
There are also a fair number of cards in your list that I have personally tried that have under-performed.
Anowon, the Ruin Sage - He's too slow and easy to kill for the cost. At five mana you want truly impactful effects
Dark Impostor - The repeatable exile is awesome, but way too expensive to be effective
Kalastria Highborn - While it may not seem it, this card is super mana intensive to use effectively for a relatively minor effect
Sangromancer - Life gain, specially unreliable life gain like this, is not usually worth it for its own sake
Finally, there are a handful of cards that don't fall into either previous category that I think warrant discussion.
Panharmonicon - While this card is usually great, you only have four cards with ETBs. THis makes it a mostly four mana do-nothing card.
Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond - I know if goes infinite and everyone seems to love it; however, you have to consider each card by itself. Exquisite Blood is decent enough, but I'm not a fan of gaining life for no other reason than to gain it. Sanguine Bond is literally a dead card without any source of life gain, which while your deck does have some, I would say it is insufficient to support the card on its own merit.
5 months ago
Murphy77 sorry for the late reply. A friend of mine asked me to try out Elenda, the Dusk Rose as well which I am still yet to do, I do find Vona, Butcher of Magan is actually not usually a dead card, for example if i'm playing against the mono red deck, I can gain so much life off of Vona easily especially If I have Valiant Knight in play too, it can make my opponent focus their burn on Vona instead of me as well.
Bladebrand I don't think i'll try to fit it into this deck as there isn't a real need to I can see it working well with the first/double strike aspect of things. But my knights can get quite strong, plus with the first/double strike they can usually take down big threats, Vona and Aryel, Knight of Windgrace already have some great removal potential as well if I really need to take something down in order to win.
I don't really want to replace Midnight Reaper some reasons being it gives you card draw when you sacrifice Dauntless Bodyguard and taking 1 damage off of that isn't really a big issue, it also is a knight itself so I can be buffed for extra damage, but feel free to swap him out for something else say Orzhov Enforcer prehaps
5 months ago
I like the idea of trying to include Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Bladebrand into this deck. Vona, Butcher of Magan just seems to be too expensive to cast and could end up being a dead card in your hand quite often. I would look for a cheap cmc card with deathtouch (even if it's not a knight) to replace Midnight Reaper which really only works in a deck with lots of lifegain. I really don't know where I would try to work in Bladebrand
5 months ago
Lord_Europa With the deck being a more focused on you can fit Benalish Marshal in quite well, you can use it in place of something else, which would be most likely instead of Aryel, Knight of Windgrace , Vona, Butcher of Magan or even Valiant Knight . Though I personally like the idea of the extra removal to help deal with certain decks, like for example a deck full of flying creatures. I'd still take Valiant over Benelish because It can give a way to dump mana or provide a lot of damage with double strike and it is just slightly harder to kill.
Vona, Butcher of Magan occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%