Would a standard vampire black/red be a good start?

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Hello, I'm a new player here and thought I wanted to concentrate on the standard card set after some advice I received. And I wonder, since there are more experienced people here, if starting with a red/black vampire deck would be a decent idea?
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Makes quite a lot of sense, the thing is I don't quite yet know what I want to play as there are a lot of different cards out there. I think I just have to try a vampire deck and see how I like it, I like the look of the cards so far I believe at least. Thanks for the response kaioshin, this been quite a friendly and helpful community to me so far^^
Makes quite a lot of sense, the thing is I don't quite yet know what I want to play as there are a lot of different cards out there. I think I just have to try a vampire deck and see how I like it, I like the look of the cards so far I believe at least. Thanks for the response kaioshin, this been quite a friendly and helpful community to me so far^^



Welcome to the forums Beewo

Red/black is usually fairly straightforward and great for aggressive players. Vampires isn't a bad choice either considering there are 2 Stromkirk Captains in the Deck Builder's Essentials, but you may want to round out your deck later with other Innistrad vampires (assuming you're sticking to Standard format) and Vampire Nighthawks. 

I'm not sure how familiar you are with Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash but while there aren't many Vampires, there's a good number of red and black cards (especially in RtR) that could be useful.

 

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Beewo,

Welcome to MTGO!  I don't play much competitive Magic (lack of Money Mouth); I play mostly casual.  If money is not an issue, then you can put together some good black/red Standard Vampire decks (I think?).  It is not (currently) a very popular tournament deck, but that doesn't mean that you can't make it work (I think?  LOL).

Follow this link for a list of meta game tourney decks: 
www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.a...

Many of the "better" cards for the B/R vamp. deck are quite expensive...
Falkenrath Aristocrat 25-30 tix, Olivia Voldaren ~10 tix, and Stromkirk Noble and Vampire Nocturnus are both 2-3 tix each.  The good news is that you can get a playset of Vampire Nighthawk for about 1/2 ticket.

There are alot of helpful and knowledgeable people on these forums; many of which can point you in the right direction.  Much of what you are looking for depends on the money you are willing to spend and the level at which you want to be competitive (casual, tournament, etc.)  Good luck and have fun!
Thanks for the help^^ I finished my vamp deck and I quite like it, and as you said Lafave some cards are a bit too expensive. I skipped the aristocrat because of it, still it runs smoothly enough for me. Thanks for the help everyone^^ Just thought I say that as a final finish for this thread.
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