Ascendant Evincar is a 3/3 vampire for 4BB from Tenth Edition and Nemesis. He isn’t a very impressive card, in my opinion. 3/3 flyer for 6 isn’t horrific, but he doesn’t boost himself with his ability to cause “other black creatures get +1/+1,” which is unfortunate, as that includes your opponent’s black creatures as well.
However, he hits his stride against any non-black deck. The fact he gives nonblack creatures -1/-1 makes him a great toolbox card against token decks as most tokens are 1/1s (1/1 saprolings, 1/1 flying spirits, 1/1 humans, 1/1 soldiers, etc).
From a Flavor stand point, he’s the hero Crovax Windgrace, who fell to the curse of Rath. You can find his backstory here. However, when time broke in Dominaria, you also ended up with this:
Oh, Planar Chaos. I’ll talk about Crovax when I get that far, however.
All in all, Ascendant Evincar is a decent card for EDH, though it’s rarely a commander; it usually gets played in Mono-Black Vampire, alongside Vampire Nocturnus, Mirri the Cursed and Anowon.
Cards to play with Ascendant Evincar:
- Vampire Nocturnus
- Mirri the Cursed
- Anowon, Ruin Sage
- Bad Moon
- Liliana of Dark Realms
Cards to play alongside Ascendant Evincar:
- Stromkirk Captain
- Olivia Voldaren
- Sorin, Lord of Innistrad