My shot at making aggro work in Commander. Wincon is swarming the board with vampires, then dropping Shared Animosity, Coat of Arms or Mirror Entity and taking all opponents out in one swing, or stopping my opponents from clearing my board or playing pesky blockers with Armageddon or Contamination and repeatedly smashing face for as long as is necessary. Alternative wincon is Oathsworn Vampire + Phyrexian Altar/Pitiless Plunderer + Cruel Celebrant/Blood Artist/Impact Tremors. Comments and suggestions are very welcome.

Notable exclusions, tech choices, budget options, fun suboptimal options:

Cloudstone Curio, Worldgorger Dragon, Animate Dead, Gravecrawler, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge: To make this deck really competitive, these cards could replace Eldrazi Monument and other parts of the aggro plan to make the combo more consistent and resilient.

Steelshaper's Gift: I feel that this deck has enough card draw and general tutor effects that I don't need to run ways to specifically look up Skullclamp. This or Open the Armory could replace Wheel of Fortune.

Contamination vs Armageddon: Contamination is generally better because it can be looked up with Academy Rector and Enlightened Tutor. If you're feeling particularly evil, run both.

Temple of Silence, Malice, Triumph: It might be correct to run these even in the fully pimped out version, because you can almost always get away with sacrificing one mana for digging one card deeper into your deck.

Oketra the True, Anya, Merciless Angel, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Falkenrath Aristocrat: I like these a lot, but 4+ mana is too much to pay for a just a beater.

Door of Destinies, Cathars' Crusade, Fervent Charge, Dictate of Heliod, Ajani Goldmane, Obelisk of Urd: These are all slower and less impactful than Shared Animosity, Coat of Arms, Mirror Entity and Eldrazi Monument. You should include a couple of these for redundancy if you can't afford to run all the tutors.

Anointed Procession: This is the most overrated card for Edgar decks. It's much stronger to run an extra anthem or Blood Artist-like effect, or even just card draw like Read the Bones or board protection like Boros Charm.

Bloodline Keeper  , Sanctum Seeker: I like my 4+ mana anthems more resilient to removal.

Malakir Bloodwitch: Almost strictly worse than Sanctum Seeker.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Rakish Heir: I prefer lords with immediate impact.

Patron of the Vein, New Blood, Olivia Voldaren: Cute, but inefficient removal options.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

5 - 0 Mythic Rares

49 - 0 Rares

28 - 0 Uncommons

9 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.42
Tokens 10/10 Eldrazi, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, Treasure, */* Vampire, 1/1 Vampire, 1/1 Vampire
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