Quote from D90Dennis14 »The deck looks interesting though I'm not sure if the Sac'-outlets are good enough as they lack evasion to punch through blockerhors and are vulnerable on an empty board unlike something like Bontu the Glorified (which has its own problems being a do-nothing without sac'-fodder and costing 2-mana to activate).
You are right that they can't punch through a horde of blockers on their own, but first of all, that describes an archetype mirror where the opponent is also on tokens, and secondly, this is why I have 3 sweepers in the deck. So that game plan is to activate indestructibility, cast a sweeper and attack.
Yes, white and black have answers. So far I'm seeing a few in use, but not many. But these are answers to every creature so this isn't a problem, unless Golden Demise becomes the card of choice for black decks.
Yahenni and Trafficker have many uses, which include attacking and forcing chump blocks, blocking and discouraging attacks, and enabling tricks like turning on a 4CMC fatal push at the opportune moment. I don't run more Yahenni because she's legendary, does not die very often, and it's not crucial to draw her. Likewise, Marionette Master is a great end-game card, but the deck often wins without it.
That said, Elenda is extremely powerful. She doesn't offer means of sacrifice so I would always keep Yahenni around, but I am definitely working to add more copies of Elenda. I get that it doesn't synergize with the artifact theme and I maybe should do something about that, but getting an instant pile of vampire tokens is great. Every stockpile servo sacrifice gives her counters, so it's like I get to generate more and more tokens for free.
It depends what's in hand actually. Often it's servos, but it could be Vampires (Yahenni and Elenda), or Aetherborn. Mimic has the added bonus of being an artifact to Trafficker and Master. I will consider Radiant Destiny, and definitely makes more sense if I move more to a vampire themed deck.
I'm still discovering new cards, so not yet. Golden Demise seems like a great sideboard for token matches; I'm guessing most other decks aren't especially weak to the card. Vona's Hunger could be interesting.
I have kind of a similar deck but it is more all-in on the servos and has improvise spells (Herald, Battle) instead of the sac'-outlets.
Very cool. Yeah, so my design is based around the notion of being a very hardy deck like all tokens decks are, but at the same time having the power to quickly end a game, thanks to my creature collection. (Unlike Anointed Procession decks which just stall and gain life until you have enough tokens.)
It's been successful so far in that I kill in about equal amounts each by Marionette Master, by attacking with big creatures and by attacking with tokens.
That said, it's a very mixedup deck and I'm open to pushing any of these angles if the cards are good enough.