White/Black Vampires Put the “Fun” in Funeral

Edgar, Charmed Groom by Volkan Baǵa

Edgar Markov has been asleep in his coffin long enough! It’s time to “wake” up (you see what I did there?) and join the funeral party! Lots of life gaining and some Cleric Tribal triggers in this deck, but the real fun is playing “Baby Edgar Has Nap Time.” Use the Legend Rule to flip two Edgars back and forth between their creature and artifact state so you can continuously create Vampire tokens and swarm your opponent. Singing “Wakey Wakey, Eggs and Bakey!” every time you bring Edgar back from the graveyard or flip his coffin over is a nice touch your opponent is bound to appreciate.

This is an example of what I call “Refrigerator Soup” Magic. The deck is composed almost entirely of cards I had in my collection at the time, with minimal purchasing to fill in. I’m not saying they’re good cards … I’m just saying I had them.

Creatures (19)

  • 4 Edgar, Charmed Groom // Edgar Markov’s Coffin
  • 1 Deathless Ancient
  • 1 Bishop of Rebirth
  • 1 Sanguine Glorifier
  • 1 Markov Purifier
  • 1 Inspiring Cleric
  • 1 Anointed Deacon
  • 1 Marauding Blight-Priest
  • 2 Cleric of Life’s Bond
  • 2 Blood Glutton
  • 4 Unholy Officiant

Enchantments (2)

  • 1 x Axis of Mortality
  • 1 x Cemetery Tampering

Sorceries (7)

  • 1 x Phyrexian Rebirth
  • 1 x Graceful Restoration
  • 1 x Sanctify
  • 2 x Rite of Oblivion
  • 2 x Funeral Rites

Instants (14)

  • 1 x Despark
  • 1 x Mortify
  • 1 x Ritual of Rejuvenation
  • 1 x Invoke the Divine
  • 2 x Murder
  • 2 x Dig Up the Body
  • 2 x Fake Your Own Death
  • 4 x Festive Funeral

Lands (24)

  • 4 Orzhov Guildgate
  • 10 Swamp from various Guild Kits expansions (I like these because they have a kind of ecclesiastical feel that works nicely with the funeral theme).
  • 10 Plains from various Guild Kits expansions

Tokens

  • Horror
  • Treasure
  • 1/1 White and Black Vampire with Lifelink

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