Vampire tribal with Yahenni

Next in my series of tribal goodness we bring Yahenni, Undying Partisan to our non-binary friendly neighborhood aetherborn vampire. At first I thought about building a mono black aristocrats build, an aristocrat build being a deck built around sacrificing creatures for effects, but I already had a mono black Anowon, the Ruin Sage vampire tribal deck and thought that Yahenni would fit there beautifully. The standard mono black ramp usually includes a vampire, several lands, and several artifacts.

This is fairly basic mono black ramp deck that refrains from playing a few staples like Crypt Ghast and Magus of the Coffers, mainly because they are not vampires and I’m a bit of a tribal purest. Another card that I considered but was a bit out of my price range was Lake of the Dead. Next we have some +1/+1 counter synergies along with some aristocrat and drain/gain cards, which work hand in hand with the aristocrat cards.

I like running the drain effects because it feels very “vampire”…. get it? Yes that was a bad joke now on to some great cards. Most of these fit with the aristocrat theme. Starting with the godfather of vampires.

This deck is my baby, almost foiled out, and a blast to play.

Yahenni, Vampire Extrordinare
Designer: Andy Bentley
Go wide, go tall, kill everything
Commander (1)
Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Lands (37)
25 Swamp
Westvale Abbey
Bojuka Bog
Temple of the False God
Volrath’s Stronghold
Maze of Ith
Mortuary Mire
Reliquary Tower
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Cabal Coffers
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
Crypt of Agadeem
Deserted Temple
Creatures (36)
Dark Imposter
Shadow Alley Denizen
Gatekeeper of Malakir
Captivating Vampire
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Mirri the Cursed
Adaptive Automaton
Guul Draz Assassin
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Nirkana Revenant
Blood Artist
Falkenrath Noble
Sanctum Seeker
Bishop of the Bloodstained
Malakir Bloodwitch
Defiant Bloodlord
Kalastria Highborn
Butcher of Malakir
Indulgent Aristocrat
Necropolis Regent
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Patron of the Vein
Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet
Stromkirk Condemned
Guul Draz Overseer
Bloodline Keeper // Lord of Lineage
Sengir Vampire
Vampire Nocturnus
Bloodline Necromancer
Gifted Aetherborn
Child of Night
Vampire Nighthawk
Bloodghast
Ascendant Evincar

Instants and Sorceries (8)
New Blood
Languish
Walk the Plank
Exsanguinate
Blood Tribute
Kindred Dominance
Toxic Deluge
Increasing Ambition

Other Spells (18)
Sorin Markov
Ob Nixilis Reignited
Black Market
Phyrexian Arena
Grave Betrayal
Grave Pact
Dictate of Erebos
Necropotence
Underworld Connections
Skullclamp
Blade of the Bloodchief
Sword of the Animist
Extraplanar Lens
Sol Ring
Caged Sun
Expedition Map
Ashnod’s Altar
Heirloom Blade

As I said this is my baby, I just got a new wooden deckbox for it from http://www.etsy.com/shop/xBeauWoodShop. I’m missing nineteen foils. Six of them don’t have a foil version, nine of them have foils that are between $20 and $80, and four are between $1 and $15. This deck will continue to evolve with me. What deck do you have that makes you feel this way? Please share, let’s discuss and until next time. Here is a picture of my new deckbox. Peace Y’all