OK, with the exception of Olivia Voldaren
, there is not a single card there that will benefit from more than one Jet Medallion
. I've played both extensively in this type of deck. I think (from LOTS of experience, KNOW) in this type of deck, with the possibility of first turn Vampire Nighthawk
s and kicked Gatekeeper of Malakir
s, and also looking for mana later to level up the Guul Draz Assassin
, Dark Ritual
is the better bet. It is the risk of 2-for-1, but it will not matter in this deck. Just simply do this: Put the deck together, play it with 4 Medallions, then swap them out for 4 Dark Rits. You'll see a marked increase in speed and success with the Rituals, even if you do lose a vampire here and there.
As far as more instant/sorcery removal, Drop the Guul Draz Vampire
for simple Terminate
s. Don't let this deck get watered down with funky combo tech. Keep it simple. Malakir Bloodwitch
is better than Olivia here. Olivia too slow. Again, try them both, see which you win more games with.
Another key to this deck is the ability to keep that top card of your deck black for the Vampire Nocturnus
. The two best ways I've found are Liliana Vess
In the land dept., look into cheaper duals if you can't afford the big guys. Dragonskull Summit
is pretty cheap these days. Other decent options are Tainted Peak
and Sulfurous Springs
. The life you'll gain through the Nighthawk will make up for the couple of times you lose a life to the pain land. No black mana on turn one spells certain doom for this deck.
I know I'm the only one supporting Dark Rit here, but please just do yourself the favor of trying both and you'll see why I support it so fiercely for this deck.