Arterial Flow


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Arterial Flow


Each opponent discards two cards. If you control a Vampire, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Arterial Flow Discussion

akselodd on Guilt-Leaf (Needs Suggestions)

3 weeks ago

I would suggest cutting: (worst at the bottom)

  1. Scepter of Fugue. In my opinion it's too slow and not impactful enough but i can see why you would play it.

  2. Shrieking Affliction. It's simply too slow. Even if you get someone empty handed it's still just 3 life they are losing. That's not good enough.

  3. Rhys the Exiled. I think Rhys is okay. It's not explicitly a bad card it's just that you can in my opinion run better cards.

  4. Torment of Scarabs. As I've now said many times before, too slow with too little impact.

  5. Coercion. In my opinion, this is the worst card in the deck. it's extremely inefficient and can only be used once. should absolutely not be in the deck.

Now some cards i think should be in the deck: (worst at the bottom)

  1. Memory Jar. This is a amazing card in the nath deck. i know it's pricey but if you can afford it, you will not regret it. I mean it's five mana for 21 elves in a four player game with nath out.

  2. Beastmaster Ascension. It can potentially just win the game out of nowhere.

  3. Planar Void. This really wants to be Leyline of the Void but Planar Void is a hundreth of the cost of a leyline but still works about as well. Sure you have to exile your own cards but your deck has no discernable recurrsion in the first place.

  4. Arterial Flow. You don't care about the vampire part of it, you care that it's a three mana Unnerve.

  5. Herald of Anguish. I have to be honest. this card is not amazing but I just wanted you to atleast know about it. I loved slamming down this when i played my nath deck. At worst it usually makes people discard a card and then it eats a removal spell.

Some cards i think should be swapped: Gnarlroot Trapper > Elves of Deep Shadow. Simply better ramp.

Sheltering Word > Swiftfoot Boots. Better and more reliable protection.

Quirion Elves > Elvish Harbinger? I dunno. this feels like it's a upgrade but it's your deck.

Anyway I hope this helps with your deck!

TypicalTimmy on Best colors for a "2-for-1 ...

3 weeks ago

Gatekeeper + Blightning + Arterial Flow

Now you're cooking with Rakdos

VanVlaenderenP on Vampire's Bite!

1 month ago

The Arterial Flow is a nice disruption. But you still don’t have enough mana.

I would also swap out Mark of the Vampire. Its to expensive 4 cmc. If they remove it before the resolve you’re fucked and losing 2 cards, where one was very costly.

TKM1984 on Vampire Aggro Black/White

2 months ago

Just a few pointers you haf 70 Cards mainbord where you only need 60, so i wil probely cut your lands Down to 24, remove the Ritual of Rejuvenation the Arterial Flow and the Mastermind's Acquisition after the i wil probely move Famished Paladin and Inspiring Cleric to the side bord when you are up vs agro, probely also remove Paladin of the Bloodstained and see if you cant add som Sadistic Skymarcher instead sins you only haf 3 somtimes flyers. And think about getting som removel to clear the way for your Guys early

TypicalTimmy on Vial of Blood

3 months ago

I would dump the four Vampire Lacerator you have for another couple of removal.

The 2/2 for is nice and all, but without a steady stream of burn, you'll just be hurting yourself turn after turn. Especially if you have two or more on the field.

I'd suggest running a playset of Arterial Flow. It'll hurt your opponent's hand and help you gain a bit of life while making them lose some. A nice, balanced card I currently run and it really helps. Then, you can sideboard 4x Dreadbore. What this will do is free up another cheap semi-conditional removal and give you access to Planeswalker removal that also functions as a targeted kill without restriction (Aside from mana costs).

What you're doing is trading a 2/2 that hurts you for hand disruption and sideboarding conditional play in the event you're needing to be a bit more aggressive.

SPDgihter on Twilight Vampires

3 months ago

Vampire suggestion for drawing cards:

-Dusk Legion Zealot, 2 drop creature that draws you a crad, would be solid for early game card draw

-Champion of Dusk

-Twilight Prophet, not sure how quick ur deck can get to 10 permanents on board, give a shot maybe?


-Arterial Flow, since u r playing mono-black, this is no difference in terms of CMC and slightly better than Mind Rot

All cards above are from RIX that u seem missed out

kamelyan on

3 months ago

I like Arterial Flow - a Mind Rot with a four-life gap? Yes, please.

jeacaveo on Jeleva's Big Spell Mayhem Party

4 months ago

Got the chance to try it out, a lot more fun than I expected!

I can suggest taking out some of the low impact, high raging cards (cards that get people mad but maybe don't cripple them enough), like Arterial Flow.

A little bit more ramp might help, but the deck is a blast!

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