Updated: This deck has been updated with the release of Ravnica, the updated list can be found here.
So are you ready to command the Dusk Legion to victory?
This deck goes straight beat down. Every single card here is meant to put vampires on the battlefield and use them to slaughter your opponent.
Starting out quick with Skymarcher Aspirant who has the potential to gain flying quickly if you can get tokens going.
Backing up the Aspirant is the Martyr of Dusk. This guy can sneak in for a lot of damage and even if he gets blown up in combat, you still get a lifelinking body to replace it.
The bulk of the list is vampires. Getting bodies on the ground to do some throat tearing and blood draining. Guys like Gifted Aetherborn can also help you stave off aggro or any big hitting threats your opponent may drop while you are going wide and Adanto Vangaurd can help your board survive sweepers and big blockers.
Using Dusk Martyr and Legion’s Landing to make tokens means you’ll want to grow those tokens into the soldiers they were meant to be, that means good leadership is necessary.
New Arrival Legion Lieutenant fills this spot perfectly. A 2/2 beater for 2 that also makes everyone else bigger, yes please. This will help you wear down your opponents, if not finish them outright.
In addition, you can also drop a radiant destiny, and when you get up to 10 permanents, it can really give the token deck the ability to survive late game.
Finally, once you have driven your opponents back, you use Sanctum Seeker to finish the job. He can easily drain someone in one turn.
In addition to Sanctum Seeker, I added two copies of Twilight Prophet to be a late game finisher.
This works especially well if you can get the cities blessing early with a Skymarcher Aspirant.
As for removal, we are running 4 Fatal Push. Plain and simple.
For side board, here is what I am currently running:
2x Authority of the Consuls
3x Ixalan’s Binding
2x Lost Legacy
2x Dusk / Dawn
2x Kambal, Consul of Allocation
There you have it. I hope you enjoy! Feel free to send me some feedback on Twitter @OsoGladiator
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