Commander 2017 Vampires upgraded.

This is my take on Edgar Markov. For the sake of speed it's mainly a black deck with a little white and red splash. The curve is kept to a minimum, curving around cmc 3. There are a ton of buff effects, so even a swing with 3 or 4 vamps can do some serious damage.

We're looking to establish a strong board presence and deal significant damage before the other decks can really get going. This is go-wide strategy looking to flood the board with small creatures until you reach a critical mass and then swing for lethal. The deck is fast and brutally efficient, able to take a decisive lead over the others within a couple of turns if you have a decent draw and left alone.

Since most death matters payoffs are vampires, we are running an aristocrat package subtheme, to profit on creatures dying. Cards like Blood Artist can deal huge amounts of damage over the course of a game while we just play our deck normally.

Just remember: don't play mardu like you're playing simic ignoring combat steps. If you have good board presence and your opponents are without blockers, keeping slow hands or just ramping, let your vamps taste some blood. If you're running out of cards and your opponents are running out of life it's allright. However, this is not a cEDH deck, and it's very unlikely for any aggro Commander to ever be a cEDH deck. This is a deck that can be competitive in a "75%" meta.

Card choices

Vampire Lords: Captivating Vampire; Cordial Vampire; Indulgent Aristocrat; Drana, Liberator of Malakir; Bloodline Keeper; Legion Lieutenant; Stromkirk Captain; Rakish Heir; Patron of the Vein.

Buff Effects: Door of Destinies; Vanquisher's Banner; Stensia Masquerade; Sorin, Lord of Innistrad; Etchings of the Chosen; Necropolis Regent; Heraldic Banner; Coat of Arms; Obelisk of Urd; Shared Animosity.

Card Advantage and Recursion: Read the Bones; Vanquisher's Banner; Herald's Horn; Twilight Prophet; Necropotence; Forerunner of the Legion.

Token Generators: Bloodline Keeper; Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet; Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle; Pawn of Ulamog; Sorin, Lord of Innistrad; Adanto, the First Fort.

Ramp / CMC reduction: Sol Ring; Herald's Horn; Chromatic Lantern; Black Market; Arcane Signet; Heraldic Banner; Chrome Mox.

Sac Outlets: Yahenni, Undying Partisan; Falkenrath Aristocrat; Indulgent Aristocrat; Etchings of the Chosen.

Taxation: Blood Artist; Falkenrath Noble.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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13 - 0 Mythic Rares

39 - 0 Rares

27 - 0 Uncommons

7 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.05
Tokens City's Blessing, Emblem Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Vampire 1/1 B, Vampire 1/1 B w/ Lifelink, Vampire 1/1 W, Vampire 2/2 B, Zombie 2/2 B
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