Quote from mithrios11 »how do you feel about these cards?:
vampire nocturnus? i always see it as a great card but not constant +2/+1 and evasion is amazing but about 50% of the time ( vial plus lands ) is just a 3/3
champion of the dusk?even at 5 cmc with sorin can be very strong, be able to play it and draw an average of 2 cards is great, is worth a slot even a 5 cmc ?
aether vial? considering you can't cast sorin,and late game is a dead card is worth running it?
Quote from Nocturnus »Not a necro I think most of us were waiting for this Zendikar set to see of any fun vamps on the horizon.
SO far I havent seen anything that is modern playable.
"what do you think about Nullpriest of Oblivion?"
The one downside of the Kicker mechanic is that its anti synergistic with vial and Sorin.
Nullpriest of Oblivion is cool, but if you can ever get to 6 mana in vamps, you're probably not going to win anyway.
On top of that, we dont have super scary creatures to bring back. A Nocturnus is cool but other than that I dont see this being value town.
This card strikes me as great for Commander tho, where the game is slower with scarier creatures.
However, this card does make me think about Morophon the boundless.
Sorin can get him out turn 3, and null priest can bring him back later.
This seems more like kitchen table magic now, but maybe theres something here.
New drana is cool, but 5 mana, no evasion, takes a turn to swing before doing anything...
With sorin maybe shes better, but cards that rely on other cards to be useful usually arent. (Unless its a backbreaking effect)
The 5 drops I think that are good for vial/sorin vamps would be bloodwitch and blood baron since they have great evasion.
The new nighthawk has potential but I think he would be the finisher.
Id imagine a weenie vamps deck, with the new nighthawk as the finisher, with IOKs and Thoughtseize to eliminate threats and fill the opponent's graveyard.
Ex: 4/3 Flying, Lifelink, Deathtouch makes racing an absolute Nightmare for the opponent.
The Nighthawk is slow, but if you build a hand hate, control style of deck I think he would shine.
Part of me wonders what Jund would think of this card...