Stromkirk Noble

  • #1


    Instant 4of. I need him, NOW!


    In all seriousness, I think this guy is exactly what RDW and red in general needed to get in order to fill the place of everyone's favorite 1 drop, Goblin Guide. He certainly is interesting, and I look forward to running him!
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  • #2
    As opposed to Goblin guide there is no inherent drawback to playing this except that he cannot attack until turn 2 on the play. I'd definitely play vamps with him in it.
  • #3
    its good... nuff said.... XD
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  • #4
    Since this is the second (?) red vamp that we have seen with the +1/+1 on dmg, I wonder if it will become a staple. If so, Volt Charge may see a lot more play, possibly even with chandra.

    Imagine a couple vamps with maybe one counter on them, and a shrine. Turn 4 chandra, turn 5 double volt, putting 4 counters on shrine, and two on each creature. Could be pretty serious.
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  • #5
    This portrait was drawn moments before a man dressed in a white robe lept from the rooftoops 'fatally' stabbing him.
    The man ran off and was lost amongst the crowd. A short time had passed and the nobleman had risen to his feet, laughing about the whole ordeal.


    I do very much love the flavor behind this card and it's art. I really want it just for that, or to just make a noblemen vampire theme deck or something using INN and ZEN cards.
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  • #6
    "So I'm gonna tap my stormkirk -Michael Jackson- noble and hit you for 2."

    oh yeah... I see that happening =p
  • #7
    Have to agree for now, this is the G. Guide replacement. I can see this guy as a solid bloodthirst enabler. Not sure what else red is going to get, can't wait to see what type of burn/removal this set has in store for us.

    Yeah, auto 4x for anyone playing R or G/R, hell maybe anything/R.
  • #8
    You people saying this can fill the roll of Goblin Guide are crazy. This guy isn't horrible and may even see play, but he better work on filling the roll of Grim Lavamancer, Furnace Scamp, or Spikeshot Elder first. Personally I'd take the first two over him any day.

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  • #9
    My only question is

    Since when is the King of pop considered a Horror Genre Staple

    Doesn't this guy kind of remind you of the Michael Jackson?

    All in all though, playable in RDW and the new R/B vampire deck which I am for sure now going to build. Should be a fun deck to play.

    So far Werewolves and Vampires are two tribes I am looking forward to building. I just need to see how the other three tribes shape up.
  • #10
    I don't think he is the "replacement" for goblin guide but definitely a sign that red as a whole is changing to more of a sligh build. As opposed to where you can simply have a burn build now. Depending on the support this may be awesome.
  • #11
    Reminds me of Slith Firewalker. Haste made quite a difference though (guaranteed a first hit essentially if played right). On the other hand, the vamp does have a form of evasion and a lower mana cost.
  • #12
    he's cute....but Goblin Guide....he isnt
  • #13
    Oh jesus.

    They done gone and made a BETTER version of Slith Firewalker.

    A BETTER version of a red creature that was all but a staple when it came out in Mirrodin 1.

    It swings on the same turn as the Slith AND it has some form of evasion! And it's easier to play multiples?!

    Yeah, I'll need four.
  • #14
    Quote from Phoenyx
    he's cute....but Goblin Guide....he isnt
    Goblin Guide is the second-best red 1-drop of all time and should hopefully stay that way forever. Don't compare things to Goblin Guide, unless you want to start comparing card draw to Ancestral Recall.
  • #15
    Quote from Xover
    My only question is

    Since when is the King of pop considered a Horror Genre Staple

    Doesn't this guy kind of remind you of the Michael Jackson?


    Oh, dear lord. I see it. I can't unsee it.

    Anyhoo, he's decent. Sure, not nearly as amazing as Goblin Guide is, but, he's a decent replacement. At least, we don't know of any better replacement.
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  • #16
    So... I'm wondering. What's the flavor with his evasion? Humans are too afraid to block? Don't know he's a vamp? Revere him? Also, why's he strolling to the market in full day?
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  • #17
    Huh. It occurs to me: between this and Stormblood Berserker, we've already got two highly efficient red creatures that utilize +1/+1 counters. Does this A. mean Volt Charge increases in viability, and B. leave room for some kind of funky U/R Aggro Proliferation deck?
  • #18
    he is a noble and they dont see him as a vampire, I think its to do with him having hypnotized them or something... his magic is so powerfull that he makes them believe he is one of them...

    idk... just my hypothosiz (dont know how to spell that, dyslexic) on the mather... Wink
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  • #19
    Seems pretty solid. Red decks are going to have to be built with Timely Reinforcements in mind from now on and this guy just ignores that card.
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  • #20
    They see him strollin'...

    *sigh* just when i try getting out of playing Red...
  • #21
    hehe lawl... black and yellow song... right... XD

    they see him trollin'' they hating... they hiding, trying to get him bidin'' murdah.... XD
    dont know the actual text though.... :p
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  • #22
    I love him... but on the other hand... a vampire in red.
    I could see some kind of crazed, vampi, but I think he's closer to blue than red to be honest with you. Thoughts?
  • #23
    Quote from Zagra
    So... I'm wondering. What's the flavor with his evasion? Humans are too afraid to block? Don't know he's a vamp? Revere him? Also, why's he strolling to the market in full day?


    His vampire status is probably only unconfirmed hearsay at best, and treasonous. The bottom line is that he is a noble, and common folk MUST get out of his way if he demands it.

    The nobility gives him the evasion, not the vampire status.
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  • #24
    This card is bad, grim lavamancer and spikeshot elder are perpetually better than this guy ever can and will be.
  • #25
    Quote from Xover
    My only question is

    Since when is the King of pop considered a Horror Genre Staple


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