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This belongs in all B/R decks, not just vampire tribal decks. Also, this let's me run other non-vampire creatures in my vamp deck and allows them to benefit from things like Lord of Lineage and Stromkirk Captain.
Posted By: Dustsomeday (4/11/2012 6:37:47 PM)


There is nothing not to like about this card. Even its legendery status isn't a drawback as more than one creature on the field with its abilities would be redundant and pointless. She's your control, removal and a 3/3 flyer that actually grows... permanently... as you use her first ability... which is really cheap... just like her casting cost. Good artwork, wonderful flavor and excellent synergy with so much other standard stuff in the same color set. My B/R vamp deck is brutal without her. It's almost unfair with her.
Posted By: h8yuns (3/13/2013 5:35:37 PM)


@drtony828: The rancor technically still belongs to the person who played it. But it doesn't change targets. So as long as you control that creature, the rancor stays attached to it and therefore helps you. When the creature dies, rancor goes back to it's owner's hand. And no the archangel doesnt untap but it doesnt have summoning sickness so when it does untap, you can attack with it on the same turn.

That one innocent line at the end of the first ability makes Olivia unbelievably deadly. You can use any excess mana to deal damage to creatures and add +1/+1 counters to Olivia. You don't even need to take the creatures, just keep pumping Olivia and killing small creatures. The bigger ones that you really can't deal with and you can't get through, you can take control of but it's not all that necessary.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (4/3/2013 10:15:10 AM)


I play her as an EDH general in a pure vampire tribal deck. She is brutal, but the second ability's "For as long as you control Olivia Voldaren" really evens her out a bit. She is a target like no other so you really need to protect her; if you do, she will carry the game.

The 'unfun' issue isn't as strong in my deck because I adhere only to vampire cards and vampire themed cards. I have some great ones for her in there (Vampiric Tutor, Blade of the Bloodchief, Wooden Stake) but it stops me from just having the best that red and black have to offer.

Even still, if an opponent has a particularly bad start and I get her out before they have anything on the field or an answer? Yeah, its assured victory. If you are having trouble facing her, carry artifact and creature removal. (Artifact because every single player runs equipment to protect their general) Thats just kind of EDH 101.

My group runs enough destruction that she... (see all)
Posted By: Enelysios (5/26/2014 7:01:08 PM)


She is an awesome Vamp General. She covers one of the weaknesses of Black, indestructibility. Rather than praying for a Dismember, I just take it for myself. >:-) A fun thing to put on her, oddly enough, is Wooden Stake and/or Blazing Torch. As you can make their creatures Vamps at instant speed. ;-)

As for the Art debate, check out a time lapse of him creating it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7itkvEGMa3Y. The legs were ALWAYS like that, it was the holding of the dress that was added later on. Hopefully, this will redirect the comments back to the actually card and not ill-founded dick jokes.

It depends. If the target becomes illegal (suddenly gains Pro-Red, Black, or non-humans or if the target leaves play) then no. The ability is countered as it has no other legal targets, so none of the clauses of the ability happen. If it damage is simply autocard multiverseid="230... (see all)
Posted By: OmegaSerris (10/17/2011 4:54:38 AM)


Part of me wishes she has some sort of "history" with Sorin. Wink wink, nudge nudge.

Now as for the card itself... I put her in my Vampire tribal deck because I needed a creature costing 4 that had good presence to back up my mostly-weenie creature base. I thought she would work well based on her abilities in adding to your own army, but was a little worried that the costs of them would be a little prohibitive. In practice, though, I found them fairly usable instead. Having them split in two makes her quite versatile, and you can do quite a lot to make her useful.
Posted By: Totema (4/4/2012 12:31:07 PM)


Can't wait until I get an a opportunity to make an edh deck with Femnarch.
Posted By: zkmaddison (9/26/2011 10:04:18 PM)


Man, she is a Magic version of Swiss knife with low mana cost. Let's see: Solid 3/3 flyer, 1-toughness creature removal, tribal vampifier, vampiric memnarch and self-pump, all in one pack for 2BR. 5/5
Posted By: Smithney (9/25/2011 5:12:02 AM)


She can't be Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga is already Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.

In other news... words actually fail to describe how awesome this card is.
Posted By: Arachnos (10/8/2011 6:03:53 PM)




She's just pulling on the edge of the dress.

Get your minds out of the rotting, body part-filled sewer.
Posted By: Xilinoc (9/22/2011 8:47:46 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!