Rebuilding Vampires EDH

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Ixalan released, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at my upgrades to the 2017 Commander pre-con, the Vampire deck, led by Edgar Markov!

Let’s take a look!
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A Deck for a Friend: The Locust God

 

Over the last few years, I’ve built several EDH decks to give away as Christmas gifts to various friends and family. I enjoy building decks and giving them away, so this is always a useful thing to do for my friends. This year, once again one of my major gameplans was to once again build several Christmas EDH decks for people.

Today, we’ll be going over one of these gift decks for our friend Darby: the unusual card-drawing spell-loving Izzet God The Locust God, from Hour of Devastation!

Let’s jump in and see the gift deck I’d put together for Darby this year!
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A Deck for a Friend: Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

 

Over the last few years, I’ve built several EDH decks to give away as Christmas gifts to various friends and family. I enjoy building decks and giving them away, so this is always a useful thing to do for my friends. This year, once again one of my major gameplans was to once again build several Christmas EDH decks for people.

Today, we’ll be going over one of these gift decks for our friend Brianna: the unusual -1/-1 counter-loving Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, from Amonkhet!

Let’s jump in and see the gift deck I’d put together for Brianna this year!
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Rebuilding Captain Sisay after Ixalan

 

When last my baby brother was in town a few years back, he’d given me an Invasion copy of legend Captain Sisay as a gift, as he knew that I’d been looking to build an EDH deck around her for a long time and couldn’t find a copy. I had since built the good Captain for EDH, and it was a lot of fun to play, with lots of wacky cards to Tutor for.

Now, with Ixalan, the time has come to revisit the deck, as Ixalan’s planeswalker change (planeswalkers are all now legendary) gives Sisay even more things to Tutor up.

Which planeswalkers should I add? What do I cut? And is there anything else I should be adding in to the deck? That’s what we’ll be taking a look at today!
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Changing Vial Smasher/Kydele to something new

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Ixalan released, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at my four-color RUBG deck, which was co-helmed by partners Vial Smasher the Fierce and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix, as I swap out Kydele for Trasios, Triton Hero, completely changing the deck’s focus.

What will this change look like? Let’s take a look!
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Single Card Discussion: Scavenger Grounds

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s Mouth // Feed and Commander gem Ezuri’s Predation, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is the Hour of Devastation land, Scavenger Grounds.

Let’s take a deeper look at this innocuous but useful Desert!
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Hidden Gems #24: Even More Wrath of God effects

 

Hello, and welcome to another edition of EDH’s Hidden Gems! Inspired by my recent article spotlighting Commander 2015’s green Wrath, Ezuri’s Predation, in today’s followup edition of EDH Hidden Gems, I will be tackling some recent Wrath of God variants, and hopefully shedding some light on sweeper spells that I never see anyone use in Commander.

Let’s take a look!
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Single Card Discussion: Ezuri’s Predation

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s new Mouth // Feed and Commander 2013 gem Opal Palace, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is the Commander 2015 green Wrath, Ezuri’s Predation.

Let’s take a deeper look at this powerful sweeper!
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Single Card Discussion: Opal Palace

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s new Dusk // Dawn and Mouth // Feed, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is the Commander 2013 land, Opal Palace.

Let’s take a deeper look at this potent card!
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A Major Rebuild of Saskia

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at our new four-color deck, as we rebuild Saskia the Unyielding, swapping in nearly 20 new cards (one fifth of the deck!)

What does this rebuild look like? Let’s find out!
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