Whispers of the Muse: Julián R’s Vampire Onslaught (M12 Event Deck)
Welcome once again to Whispers of the Muse, the occasional series where a reader submits a deck they’d like some advice on, and we turn it over to you, the community! Our letter this time comes from Julián R, who had this to say:
Hello, my name is Julian and i’m new in MTG. I’m from Argentina and prices here are quite expensive. Nevertheless I want to make a fun deck. The preconstructed deck I’ll use is Vampire Onslaught.
I read your review and I really like it and I like vampires too of course. What I wanted to know if this is a good deck to start. Also I saw some Black cards that I’d like to use and I want your recommendation if I should use them or not (always in Standard mode).
The cards are the following: Captivating Vampire, Bloodline Keeper // Lord of Lineage, Despise, Surgical Extraction, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Bloodchief Ascension. If I should put one of them in which amount?
Let’s begin with the stock decklist for Vampire Onslaught:
So who has some thoughts on how to improve Vampire Onslaught? And if we updated it to Standard, what might it look like?
Adding some Kalastrias and taking out the bloodthrones is a good start.
From another review site I got this list I ran it in this form and killed other vampire decks running a lot more expensive cards and even beat some versions of valakut
The original listing wanted 1 bloodlord of vasagoth and 1 lashwrithe or malakir bloodwitch. I didn’t have the lashwrithe and I found that bloodwitch and vasagoth were never useful in my victories. I replaced the two with captivating vampire and dropped a land for 1 more blade of the bloodchief. The entire deck is 3 or less cmc.
Probably could cut 1 or 2 more lands.
4 kalastria highborn
4 viscera seer
4 vampire nighthawk
4 vampire lacerator
2 captivating vampire
2 vampire hexmage
4 gatekeeper of malakir
2 go for the throat
4 verdant catacombs
3 blade of the bloodchief
But now that 98% of this deck has rotated out it’d be best starting from the ground up.
if you want to play Standard, that limits your options a little. Zendikar block’s cycled out, so you couldn’t use bloodchief ascension if you wanted. My opinion is to go for extended. But otherwise….
It’s no more a standard deck, so add 4 dark rituals for ultra speed 🙂
Hi guys. thank you for your comments and thanks ertais lament for posting these, i really apreciate that.
i’ll keep on reading your comments and i will make my decision based on them.
thanks again and we keep in touch.
i would really want to watch a vs of this deck vs hold the line i know one is extended and the other is standard but damn…two deck with pretty good sinergies i wanna see that.
so ertais would u give it a try?