Arguel's Blood Fast

Legendary Enchantment

, Pay 2 life: Draw a card.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have 5 or less life, you may transform Arguel's Blood Fast.

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) Mythic Rare
Ixalan (XLN) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Arguel's Blood Fast occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Arguel's Blood Fast Discussion

multimedia on Karlov life gain

5 days ago

Hey, well done for a first deck built from scratch. What's the budget for making upgrades? For now I will suggest cards $2 or less each.

Cards to consider adding:

  • Sun Droplet: repeatable gain life and put a lot of counters on Karlov in multiplayer Commander since it lets you remove one counter at each player's upkeep. More players means you can potentially take more combat damage and you can do damage to yourself to put counters on it.
  • Caves of Koilos: Orzhov Pain land, ETB untapped and has interaction with Droplet since you do damage to yourself to make colored mana.
  • Talisman of Hierarchy: Orzhov two drop mana rock that has interaction with Droplet.
  • Pestilence: Karlov can get big and you will have more life than your opponents, this is repeatable pay mana to do damage to each creature and each player and it has amazing interaction with Droplet.
  • Pristine Talisman: gain 1 life and make mana.
  • Ranger of Eos: Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant are important cards to have on the battlefield and Ranger can tutor for both of them.
  • Mother of Runes: repeatable protection for Karlov from targeted removal or make him potentially unblockable with protection in combat and Ranger can tutor for her.
  • Dawn of Hope: repeatable pay mana to draw when you gain life.
  • Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip: repeatable pay life and mana to draw.
  • Loxodon Warhammer: when equipped to Karlov makes him a monster, giving him lifelink and trample. With lifelink he can put counters on himself when he does combat damage and trample evasion makes it easier to do combat Commander damage with him.
  • Rogue's Passage: make Karlov unblockable.
  • Sun Titan: repeatable permanent reanimation, can reanimate Karlov or any other 3 or less CMC permanent in your graveyard.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Serra Avatar
  • Ill-Gotten Inheritance
  • Damnable Pact
  • Renegade Map
  • Armillary Sphere
  • Mycosynth Wellspring
  • Orzhov Charm
  • Beacon of Immortality
  • Torment of Hailfire
  • Underworld Connections

Torment of Hailfire is not a bad card, but it's an expensive price card that could be cut to make upgrades including all the cards I have suggested and some more. You don't need both Hailfire and Exsanguinate. Exsanguiante is the better spell with your deck since it gains you life.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Greven beatstick

2 weeks ago

Hey, Treasonous Ogre is a source of life lose that's also ramp. Necropotence, pay any amount of life and put that many cards into your hand. Heartless Hidetsugu, each player loses half of their life for a huge Greven attack that will most likely kill an opponent. Phyrexian Reclamation pay life to recur creatures. Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, pay life to draw cards and Temple of Aclazotz is Diamond Valley.

Manabarbs players lose life when they tap lands. Phyrexian Purge, pay life to target and destroy potential blockers. Bolas's Citadel, lose life to cast cards. Dreadhorde Invasion, lose life for token that can grow in power to sac to Greven. Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper and Read the Bones, lose life to draw cards.

Castle Locthwain, draw a card and lose life. Hall of the Bandit Lord, pay life and give Greven haste. Sulfurous Springs, Rakdos Pain land. Ramunap Ruins and Ifnir Deadlands, pay life to make mana.

Shadowspear, trample and lifelink combination is good with Greven. Arcane Signet and Talisman of Indulgence are two other Rakdos two drop mana rocks. Dark Ritual is good ramp in black.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kaalia Reanimator

1 month ago

Hey, nice budget version of Kaalia.

All my suggestions are $3 or less each and for casual play. Cards to consider adding:

Oddsmaker and Reclamation may seem like odd suggestions, but these cards are good with Kaalia. Oddsmaker is a very underrated card for reanimation strategies as a repeatable enabler to discard creatures. It's repeatable draw is especially good with Kaalia because she has flying.

Reclamation doesn't reanimate, but what it does is recur a creature you want to cheat into play with Kaalia or even Kaalia herself to avoid Commander tax. Kaalia is going to die, she will have a huge target on her head, you would rather her go to the graveyard then back to the Command Zone because then there's the tax. Having to burn a reanimation spell on Kaalia is not good therefore you want other ways to be able to play Kaalia which Reclamation can help with. Reclamation is a good card with Kaalia in the later game when there's creatures in your graveyard that you would like to cheat into play with Kaalia, but can't because they're not in your hand and you don't have reanimation.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Boros Guildgate
  • Stone Quarry
  • Temple of Silence
  • Canyon Slough
  • Heretic's Punishment
  • Moltensteel Dragon
  • Ryusei, the Falling Star
  • Desecration Demon
  • Mardu Banner
  • Rout
  • Phyrexian Rebirth
  • Terminate

I offer more advice, good luck with your deck.

KibaAlpha on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

1 month ago

I strongly suggest you reconsider your decision to not run Dark Ritual and Bubbling Muck .

White/Black does not have much in the way of getting extra land in to play. You need to capitalize on the lands you have.

Remember you are playing Aristocrats. You need at least 3 pieces on the field to make it work. A lot of mana is key to keep recuring your creatures and recasting.

I recommend Cabal Ritual as well.

I myself have opted to remove Lotus Petal from my own build.

Don’t overlook Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. It’s good card draw and you need plenty.

Erebos, God of the Dead is high value card draw as well as keeping your opponents from gaining life.

If you are worried about life add Deathgreeter .

If you can get yourself Orzhov Locket and Arcane Signet .

Self recuring creatures you might consider Gutterbones , Relentless Dead and Tenacious Dead unless you are dead set on tokens.

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions KibaAlpha, much appreciated!

I decided not to run too many one-use spells like Dark Ritual , Bubbling Muck and Lotus Petal and keep the deck more midrange. I'll get a better feel for the need to add aggressive ramp after I get more playtesting under my belt.

I just removed Endless Cockroaches and Pious Evangel  Flip, will consider re-adding if I find myself missing having creatures to play/sac and/or more aristocrats.

Not a big fan of Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip and Malevolent Awakening , I struggle to see what I would remove in their place that would improve the deck.

Greed I like, I really hesitated removing Dark Prophecy as I am concerned it could easily kill me if I don't draw a Vindicate . ( Midnight Reaper is much better since I can simply sac him if needed).

I saw your Teysa deck when I was looking around for ideas early on, great work and thanks again.

moremanawins on Semi-Budget Reaper King

2 months ago

Progenitor Mimic is a cheaper Helm of the Host type effect but it’s less reliable because it triggers on upkeep instead of combat. Although this is offset by cheaper mana investment and it can target opposing creatures. As for card advantage there’s things like Mulldrifter and Phyrexian Gargantua for ETB based draw. For incremental draw there’s cards like Staff of Nin , Monastery Siege , and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. For one off draw effects I really like Drawn from Dreams , Urban Evolution , and Game Plan . Also another sweet card in here would be Irregular Cohort . All these cards are very cheap. The mimic is around $2-$4 but that’s cheaper than helm so still worth. Anyways +1 from me and if you get a chance go check out my Pir and Toothy deck.

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