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Life & Death: A wicked story

Modern Tokens WUB (Esper)



Planeswalker (1)


The target of this deck is to allow me to quickly summon vampire tokens (1/1 lifelink & 2/2 flying) by way of creature abilities Bloodline Keeper  , Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and library searches Mastermind's Acquisition combined with Anointed Procession, to then buff them using creature card abilities Indulgent Aristocrat, Captivating Vampire, Legion Lieutenant, Lord of Lineage   and ultimately win by playing Malakir Bloodwitch to deal immense damage, or by using Sanctum Seeker and launching an all out attack to achieve similar effect.

Another fun play is using Shalai, Voice of Plenty to gain hexproof, Ruthless Knave and Anointed Procession to acquire treasure tokens to sacrifice for mana as well as create a huge source of mana, and then enchanting Shalai with Curator's Ward making life very difficult for sorcery based decks (which are my main struggle to play against) providing i can get the cards out quickly enough.

Apart from this, i can use Captivating Vampire to gain control of opponents creatures as well as turn those of my own (Shalai and Knave) into vampires to gain the buffs my other vamps abilities give.

I think this is a really fun deck and would think works very well as a playtest deck and a casual setting.

All in all i am very pleased with how this plays and I now think this deck is at a point where i am happy to purchase the cards and build it in real life to use, however i recognise that there is much room for improvement so any and all suggestions are welcome! :D

2023 Update: I've purchased all of the cards in main and side boards for this deck, and it's been so effective that my friends don't like to play magic anymore. Still looking for ways to potentially improve though.


Updates Add

OUT: 1x Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle

IN: 1x Athreos, God of Passage

Effect: Much better play can be achieved, especially against heavy burn decks


41% Casual

59% Competitive

Date added 4 years
Last updated 3 months

This deck is Modern legal.

Rarity (main - side)

3 - 1 Mythic Rares

9 - 0 Rares

25 - 0 Uncommons

3 - 0 Commons

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.89
Tokens City's Blessing, Emblem Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Treasure, Vampire 1/1 B w/ Lifelink, Vampire 1/1 W, Vampire 2/2 B
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