Vampire Onslaught Revised

by Muktol on 13 March 2014

Main Deck (61 cards)

Sideboard (14 cards)

Sorceries (4)

Artifacts (2)

Enchantments (4)

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Deck Description

I often see vampire decks here, some good, others not so good. Thus I wanted to create my own version of "Vampire Onslaught" deck from Wizzards.
I wanted to give people the opportunity to see what I would change, why I would to this, and what it would cost. The goal was to get a cheap aggro built out of this.
This built is far from optimum (e.g. Evolving Wilds instead of Verdant Catacombs) and has not been playtested; I simply didn't had the time for it.

-4 Bloodthrone Vampire ...without evasion this creature gets blocked easily and the sacrificed creatures will have died for nothing
-4 Pawn of Ulamog slow for aggro
-3 Vampire expensive to play, and you can't guarantee that the Bloodlust ability will trigger.
-5 Swamp ...replace 3 swamps with searchlands to thin out the lands in the deck. 22 lands should be enough here

2 Go for the Throat from sideboard to mainboard

+2 Gifted Aetherborn ...(2$/card) and hard-hitting alternative to Vampire Nighthawk
+2 Bloodghast ...(~ $15 /card) stong creature, especialy with the searchlands
+3 Vampire Nocturnus ... (~ $4 /card) finisher
+2 Kalastria Highborn ...(~ $3 /card) 1/3 of most modern decks consists of spells, wich are most of the time removalspells. So this vampire can at least convert dead vampires into damage.
+2 Tragic Slip ... (~ $1 /card) if something died this turn, then something else will die this turn!
+3 Evolving Wilds ...(~ 0,5$ /card) to thin out the number of lands in the deck
2x15 + 3x4 + 2x3 + 2x1 + 3x0,5 = ~$52 on changes without sideboard

-4 Skinrender
+4 Evil Presence (~ $0,5 per card)
+2 Shadow Alley Denizen (~ $0,5 per card)
+2 Inquisitor's Flail (~ $0,5 per card)

Some alternatives:
Stromkirk Condemned ...can be used instead of Vampire Nighthawk or Gifted Aetherborn. He is strong when you have man yunwanted cards. like lands, on your hand an want to convert it into some power for your vampires.
Indulgent Aristocrat ...can be used instead of Viscera Seer. The problem here is that you have to reserve some mana to use his ability as reaction for a removal. Also he can't shuffle away unwanted cards on the top of your library.
Vampire Cutthroat/ Vicious Conquistador...can be used instead of Vampire Lacerator. The Cutthroat is less aggressive than the Lacerator but he has the advantage of lifegain and Skull. The Conquistador is nearly as good as the Lacerator.

This deck exists only on this site and has never been played against another deck. Regardless I'm open to all suggestions and ideas that may help to improve this deck.

How to Play

A good starting hand could look like that:
4 Swamp; 1 Bloodghast; 1 Vampire Lacerator; 1 Vampire Nocturnus

T1: Swamp + Vampire Lacerator
T2: Swamp + Bloodghast
T3: Swamp + Any cc1-3 creature card you might have drawn
T4: Swamp + Vampire Nocturnus

If you draw one of the searchlands you don't have to use (sacrifice) it in an instant but can save it to bring back your Bloodghast's from the graveyard later.

Deck Tags

  • Modern
  • Mono Black
  • Vampire
  • Control
  • Untested

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NOTE: Set by owner when deck was made.

Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Vampire Onslaught Revised

This looks like a pretty awesome deck. And It seems like you have a pretty good understanding of vampire decks. Could you take a look at my Vamp deck and Let me know what you think? That would be awesome!

Posted 13 March 2014 at 16:24


I really like this deck, but even though it is fairly expensive i would at in a bloodline keeper or two as it is really a game ender.

Posted 13 August 2014 at 19:27


The reason why I didn't add "Bloodline Keeper" is that he has the same costs as "Vampire Nocturnus". Keeper gives you an additional vampire (token) in the next round, and does very little if you can't transform him ASAP. Nocturnus on the other hand comes into play and affects all your creatures. Not only will he (most likely) strengthen your creatures but also give them evasion, which most likely will be a matchwinner.

Posted 13 August 2014 at 21:35