Asylum Visitor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Asylum Visitor

Creature — Vampire Wizard

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, if that player has no cards in hand, you draw a card and lose 1 life.

Madness (If you discard this card, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

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Asylum Visitor Discussion

PI3L0V3R on Squee Haven

6 days ago

Check out Asylum Visitor for some card draw. Black Cat is a good chump blocker that helps you discard some more. Favorable Winds is a card that doesn't fit into your theme but works well with Drake Haven.

xyr0s on 8-Rack (Budget)

1 week ago

You could exchange a swamp for a Dakmor Salvage, so if a game runs long, you can always dredge it back, and play Raven's Crime.

Also, Asylum Visitor can be pretty good for a budget deck - you can madness-play it with Smallpox or Collective Brutality.

Mandalorian on Delusional Agony

2 weeks ago

No worries AwesomeDoofus!

Usually when I see decks that are struggling to get their decks down to 60 cards I always look to the top of the curve. You have three 7CMC spells and two 8CMC spells. While these spells tend to be very powerful in most cases, they are also very difficult to cast outside of have Magus of the Coffers or Crypt Ghast out (which is slim since they are only 2 cards out of a whole deck). If you trim the fat off the top end of the deck you can then reliably go down some number of lands as well. Since you still have numerous five and six drops I would probably stick around 25 lands. -5 lands and -5 spells at the top of the curve means you only have to cut 3 more cards to get to 60! If I simply had to choose the 3 cards to come out I think it would be Tempt with Immortality to keep your opponents off the big creatures you made them discard, Blood Tribute because its a bit expensive for the effect, and Brain in a Jar because I'm not sure you have enough instants/sorceries for it to be efficient. I think you will find that after cutting some top end stuff and lowing the land count, your deck will feel a lot more smooth, less clunky, and efficient.

It looks like not only are you interested in making your opponent discard cards, but you have some synergies here for self discard. These cards also synergize well with that-

Faith of the Devoted

Horror of the Broken Lands

Zombie Infestation

Urborg Syphon-Mage

Asylum Visitor

Call the Bloodline

Pack Rat

Now inevitably your opponents will be very low on cards. To get more reward for them discarding and to punish them for having few cards in hand you can play these-

Waste Not

The Rack ex. opponent has 2 cards in hand, 3-2= take 1 damage. No card in hand, 3-0= take 3 damage

Black Vise

Shrieking Affliction

Liliana's Caress



OblivionTy7 on Mardu Markov

4 weeks ago

dropped Goblin Bombardment, Reverberate, and some Vamps. You've got plenty of other great Sac Outlets and no way to go infinite with Bombardment and Reverb is just ok until an opponent plays some giant late game spell. Those cuts made room for a small Madness package (Asylum Visitor, Falkenrath Gorger, Insolent Neonate & Faithless Looting) which works great with Bloodghast & Olivia, Mobilized for War and speeds things up also.

Xica on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

4 weeks ago

For a time i have been toying with a "madness" deck that abused 8x pseudo dark confidant effect - in the person of 4x Asylum Visitor & 4x Blood Scrivener.
And when there are multiples on the field, its just insane.

Of course the problem is you have to empty your hand every turn for them to be active.

But now that Mr. Ruin Raider is able to join Dark Confidant i don't think that its unlikely that a similar archetype could become a powerhouse in modern. (that of course doesn't guarantee anything, but the possibility is there imho)
The goal is to draw so much cards to not have to give a fuck if some of your plays are destroyed by blockers - however this way of play requires lifegain.
(And i think people are much more likely to focus removal on stuff like Tarmogoyf, than Deathgorge Scavenger)

Melanthios on Vamp

1 month ago

A couple of suggestions with the goals you have in mind. Granted, they all aren't immediately obtainable.

Immediate vampires, however there are many other cards which create tokens to feed your self sacrificing strats,

eg. Zulaport Cutthroat

TreyV on Rock 2017

1 month ago

Glint-Sleeve Siphoner is decent but kinda sluggish outside of a deck with other Energy sources. Asylum Visitor is sweet for mid game top deck battles, especially combined with Lilly. But atm I'm looking at the new Deadeye Tracker. One drop, eats two targeted cards away from Snappy, filters the top deck, gives you land, and gets counters!

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