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Bishop of the Bloodstained
Creature — Vampire
When Bishop of the Bloodstained enters the battlefield, target opponent loses 1 life for each Vampire you control.
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Bishop of the Bloodstained Discussion
2 weeks ago
Personally, I'd remove Anointed Deacon he's got a very high mana cost for his effect. he's essentially only a 5/3 on your turn, and a 5/3 that's a 5 cost is very steep. Bloodcrazed Paladin would be next to be removed. 2 cost for a 1/1 is not great, I try to stay away from cards that are too situational, and this would fit that mold. Paladin of the Bloodstained again, cost is high for what it does. Bishop of the Bloodstained 5 cost for a 3/2 that has an effect only when he enters the battlefield as well must go. Skyblade of the Legion could go as well, 3 cost for a 1/3, there are better options. Twilight Prophet and again, this to me feels too situational to be used. What if you encounter a manaless deck, this would be a useless effect.
2 weeks ago
Changes I would suggest:
Things to consider for replacing Walk the Plank: + Feast of Blood + Urge to Feed + Ultimate Price + Cast Down + Doom Blade + Fatal Push + Go for the Throat + Orzhov Charm + Smother + Terror + maybe others
Btw in case you wanted to know about non-blue counter spells lol -> Mana Tithe Would not recommend this but just wanted to show you.
3 weeks ago
Nillstan makes a good point. Its so much easier, and people will be more willing to help. My opinion: get more vampires like Sadistic Skymarcher (it flies and is a vampire!).And then your finisher could be some Bishop of the Bloodstained.
1 month ago
I'm actually really appreciative that you're not telling me, "Nix this card, add this card" because you're right - I am trying to get better at this and the only way I'll learn is if I work the deck myself (with simple guidance). So, thanks, brother!
Whittled it down some. Since the deck is a bit slow moving, good call on adding some cheap disruption/removal. Added Moment of Craving, Pressure Point, and Duress to try and keep the opponent's attacks at bay while I ramp up my mana and (hopefully) flood the board with tokens and bring it home with Bishop of the Bloodstained. At least that's the idea.
Even with running 24 lands, in the test play environment here (on tappedout), I seem to be having issues not drawing enough mana. I wonder if that's just a byproduct of the randomizing algorithm the site is using or if I would still have that same problem IRL.
1 month ago
I would also suggest removing Squire's Devotion because many of your guys already have lifelink, so it somewhat defeats the purpose. Unclaimed Territory would be a good addition to your manabase because you dont have too many non creature spells and it definitely helps you hit Gifted Aetherborn on curve after a white one drop. Sanctum Seeker is the biggest win con for vampires in my opinion, and you should run a full play set of them. And I would suggest replacing Moment of Triumph with Moment of Craving simply because the latter is very good removal. I would suggest filling out your one drop slot with a lot more creatures if you want your deck to be Aggro. If you would prefer midrange, maybe add one or two more mana and add a couple copies of Bishop of the Bloodstained.
1 month ago
Im honestly not sure. Elena is one mana easier to get out, which can curve nicely into Bishop of the Bloodstained, but this integration is usually irrelevant. Vona can be used for consistent removal, which I like. You should try them both out and go with what you think is best. Fumigate and Dusk / Dawn are great board wipes that still benefit you through life gain and now killing all of your dudes or letting you have them back.
2 months ago
Hierophant's Chalice seems kinda pointless in this deck aside from flavor. By the time you hit your 3rd land you can cast most of everything in the deck. Why not use game finisher cards like Gruesome Fate or Bishop of the Bloodstained and maybe cut a few Mark of the Vampire? Few duel lands would help as well.
2 months ago
Compared to other tribal decks, this one is somewhat top-heavy. Mostly, the focus is on 1-3 cmc creatures, with the occasional 4-cost creature as a finisher - and that's in decks, that have ways of getting their creatures in, apart from paying fairly for them.
Bishop of the Bloodstained is not a very great card. It costs 5 mana, for a body that can be removed by Lightning Bolt and a special that sometimes are good, and sometimes have little impact. How about a couple of Asylum Visitors instead? You don't really have any card draw anyway, and they do that pretty well (they aren't Bob, but as close as vampires can get).
Door of Destinies looks good, but... it isn't. It costs you 4 mana, and assuming you've dropped a creature turns 1, 2, and 3, then you have to stop the offense for a full turn, to play an artifact that doesn't do something. And then, hopefully have something relevant to play after that. You could, of course, wait and play Door of Destinies later. That just means you've played your vampires before the buff from the door. And, lastly, it's a horrible topdeck after a boardwipe.
How is Painful Quandary working out for you? It looks like it doesn't interact too well with the rest of your deck, but it might be an ok finisher. It is, however, a 5 cmc spell, and in modern that means it should be able to turn a whole game around out of nowhere.
You should have a look at Call the Bloodline and other self-discard/madness cards. There's some pretty good stuff for vampires in that.