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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Vampire
Ward—Discard a card. (Whenever this becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter it unless that player discard a card.)
Whenever this deals combat damage to a player, put that many +1/+1 counters on it.
1 year ago
Here are some suggestions:
Card Draw: Laelia, the Blade Reforged, Morbid Opportunist, Keep Watch, Breya's Apprentice, Moonveil Regent, Smothering Abomination, Reconnaissance Mission, Necrologia, Future Sight, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Will Kenrith, Harvester of Souls, Ruin Grinder, Deepfathom Skulker, Sandstone Oracle
Targeted Removal: Rapid Hybridization, Wild Magic Surge, Terminate, Resculpt, Reality Shift, Forbid, Daring Apprentice, Transmogrifying Wand, Ravenous Chupacabra, Chaos Defiler, Glorybringer, Mystic Confluence, Necron Deathmark, Reaper from the Abyss, Rowan Kenrith, Curtains' Call, Duplicant, Meteor Golem
Synergy: Ghoulish Procession, Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Blight Mound, Braids, Arisen Nightmare, Fleshbag Marauder, Gravelighter, Irenicus's Vile Duplication, Magus of the Abyss, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Ruthless Winnower, Ogre Slumlord
Threats: Quietus Spike, Elturel Survivors, Relentless Assault, Gratuitous Violence, Sarkhan the Masterless, Westgate Regent, Precursor Golem, Necropolis Regent, Walk the Aeons, Combustible Gearhulk, Embercleave, Sharding Sphinx, Angrath's Marauders
1 year ago
Hey, you keep getting mana screwed? But 26 lands is high amount for Vamps. Deadly Dispute is a good Standard card for draw and ramp when playing Blood tokens and little creatures especially Voldaren Epicure. 4x Dispute could replace 2x Edgar's Awakening and 2x Westgate Regent? I don't think Westgate Regent is good enough Vamp at 5 mana.
This is a core to consider playtesting. Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
Pretty sure Infernal Grasp would just be countered and nothing would happen.
Here's the Ward reminder text from another card that has a discard cost, Westgate Regent -
(Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter it unless that player discards a card.)
1 year ago
Less what you want but still in the ballpark include Diplomacy of the Wastes, Faith of the Devoted and Feast of Sanity for symmetrical discard, Gibbering Descent, Midnight Oil if you can find a way to gift it but I'm not sure black is able to do so, Strongarm Tactics, Torment of Scarabs, Urgoros, the Empty One, Westgate Regent. Hope some of these suggestions help!
1 year ago
Hey, you're welcome.
Cards that put creatures from your hand or library into your graveyard can help Olivia as Commander . You don't need to add a bunch of expensive price cards to make improvements. Staying on a low budget is perfectly fine to have a good Olivia tribal deck. What your deck mostly needs are cards that can enable Olivia to reanimate.
The advantage that Olivia has is haste meaning she can attack to reanimate the same turn she enters the battlefield (ETB) if you have a creature in your graveyard. You want to be able to take advantage of this by having creatures in your graveyard to reanimate before you want to cast Olivia.
"Loot" is a term in Magic that means draw then discard or discard then draw. This effect lets you discard creatures in your hand to draw cards and then reanimate those creatures with Olivia. You want to cast loot early in the game thus most of these types cards you play should be lower mana cost. 40 creatures is a lot of creatures even for tribal consider cutting a few of the lesser creatures for some cards that can get creatures into your graveyard?
Budget loot package to consider adding:
- Anje Falkenrath
- Vile Entomber
- Faithless Looting: can loot twice because it has flashback.
- Seize the Spoils
- Unexpected Windfall
- Cathartic Reunion
- Thrill of Possibility
- Tormenting Voice
Anje Falkenrath is a legendary Vamp who can be a repeatable source of looting. Vile Entomber is not loot it's better and it's a creature who Olivia can reanimate. Entomber's effect is called "entomb" in Magic and it's where you search your library for a card and put that card right into your graveyard. Seize the Spoils and Unexpected Windfall are also ramp with treasures which is helpful to cast Olivia.
Cards to consider cutting for these:
- Phage the Untouchable: if you reanimate her with Olivia you lose the game because you didn't cast Phage.
- Vengeful Vampire
- Blood Petal Celebrant
- Nocturnal Feeder
- Innocent Traveler Flip
- Bishop of the Bloodstained: not needed since you have Malakir Bloodwitch who's has much better stats and hits all opponents.
- Westgate Regent
- Slaughter Specialist
I offer more advice in another comment. Would you like more advice?