Nov
30

Mono Black Vampires Deck Update

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Hi all, here is a recent update of our build on Mono Black Vampires in Standard. For your info, Vampires has done pretty well in the recent Magic: The Gathering Worlds championship. It has finished undefeated (6-0) in Day 1 of that event despite being less popular with only 4 players piloting the deck.

The deck’s build varies mainly based on the meta. Well, we can say that today’s meta is still infested with variations of Jund which is still the best deck of choice. The deck will be adjusted to go anti to that. We’ve done a few playtests and tweaks to the list and here are my observations:

1. Mind Sludge on turn 5 is mostly good game. It seems just every deck is devastated by this.

2. Evasion and life gain is very essential. This is achieved by your Nighthawks, Tendrils and Bloodwitch.

3. Malakir Bloodwitch is a bomb. Yeah well not that good in Jund but most decks with white, esp. Naya Lightsaber and Boros will literally have a bad time dealing with this vampire.

4. Mass removal should be in the sideboard. I’m referring to Marsh Casualties and Infest. The deck can go control post sideboard.

With these in mind, here’s our recent decklist for Mono Black Vampires:

Maindeck
3 Bloodghast
4 Vampire Hexmage
4 Vampire Nighthawk
4 Vampire Nocturnus
4 Malakir Bloodwitch
4 Gatekeeper of Malakir

2 Disfigure
3 Mind Sludge
4 Sign in Blood
4 Tendrils of Corruption

18 Swamp
4 Marsh Flats
2 Verdant Catacombs

Sideboard
4 Black Knight
4 Deathmark
2 Infest
2 Marsh Casualties
1 Mind Sludge
2 Rise from the Grave

We just have 6 fetches in order not to miss any land drops until turn 5 and to achieve an early sludge. The sideboard focused beating white and Naya decks with the set of Black Knights and Deathmarks. Also, Rise from the Grave is our twist which can be pretty good with Mind Sludge. I was thinking of fatties like Iona, Baneslayer, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, etc. Lol.

I hope this list inspires your build on the Mono Black Vampires. Until next post if I ain’t busy. 😛

Categories : Magic The Gathering

  • Erik

    I recently made a vamp deck of my own. I wasn’t sure if I should use Vampire Lacerators over the Hexmages. Its always nice to get something out turn one, espeically a 2/2. The one damage you take from them is hardly noticable from all the life gain anyway. Then again the Hexmages are nice against Planeswalkers and level-up creatures. Any thoughts?