Bishop of the Bloodstained


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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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

SuppaDucky on B/W Vampires

1 week ago

munky702 I had the same thought to drop Bishop of the Bloodstained as well, I felt as if the card was coming into the game too late or I didn't have the board presence to make it worth while.

munky702 on B/W Vampires

1 week ago

Id personally drop Bishop of the Bloodstained for another Sanctum Seeker and Vicious Conquistador

raytrix on Vampires and Friends (Feedback Needed)

2 weeks ago

@HeavyR and @munky702 - Thank you very much for your comments, I really appreciate it.

I've decided to completely remove Vanquisher's Banner. Would you suggest replacing it with the token creation cards like Call to the Feast and Queen's Commission, or placing those in the sideboard in case of encountering removal?

I think keeping one Bishop of the Bloodstained and one Bishop of Rebirth may help me get out of tight situations. What are your thoughts on Vona, Butcher of Magan?

MunchingAberration on Bloody Darkness

2 weeks ago

Upvoted, cool deck :D

For my suggestions, I'd run more of the lords/tribal effects (vampires have a ton), and cut some of the more vanilla vampires. I'd search gatherer for any card containing the rule text "vampire" (and limiting to your colors).

Also, EDH is all about huge effects, and Stensia Innkeeper or Night Revelers are going to have a tough time keeping up. I like to imagine the worst case scenario, and see how the creature would do. For instance, your opponent has a Followed Footsteps on a Grave Titan. Something like Bloodline Keeper might stall a bit, but Falkenrath Reaver is just going to get overrun.

My friend has a vampire deck, and some effective bombs that I'd suggest are Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Malakir Bloodwitch, and Patron of the Vein.You could also run more solid, supporty cards like Rakish Heir, Stensia Masquerade, Stromkirk Captain, and Aphetto Dredging. Also, Basilisk Collar, Lightning Greaves, and Swiftfoot Boots are nice for your commander.

Ixalan also gave you a couple more draining cards: Bishop of the Bloodstained, Sanctum Seeker

IMO, burn spells are generally not as good as the straight removal some of the other people suggested. My suggestions would be Sudden Death, Sudden Spoiling, and Urge to Feed, or, if you want a burn package to finish out opponents, Burn from Within, Fall of the Titans, Devil's Play, or Banefire (all of which have some sort of utility/reusability).

Finally, more draw spells make your deck much more consistent. Greed, Arguel's Blood Fast, Toil / Trouble, and Wretched Confluence. Again, the more utility/reusability the card has, the better.

Unicornsareevil on Suck on this

3 weeks ago

swap the 4 Skymarch Bloodletter for the 4 Gifted Aetherborn. Vampires ideally go aggro and wide. I'd look into more of a token build with 4 Call to the Feast and 4 Queen's Commission because they work really well with Metallic Mimic and Sanctum Seeker. Maybe take out or at least sideboard Bishop of the Bloodstained, Vona, Butcher of Magan and Settle the Wreckage because they're a little slow. Vona is still really strong just not as fast as a vampire deck wants to be. Rest seems pretty good.

kobfox on Ixalan Vampire Deck

1 month ago

Adderite, I'm putting this together for laid back non-competetive play. Also, I'm trying to keep it budget.To address a couple of things: I like having Duskborne Skymarcher and Inspiring Cleric to have extra vampires to throw down to combo with Bishop of the Bloodstained and Sanctum Seeker.Why would I take out a Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and replace with another Yahenni, Undying Partisan?

Putting in extra Call to the Feast and Queen's Commission is something I really should do because I like the combo power.

Also, I don't necessarily see the desire for more Gifted Aetherborn, and my reasoning for going with other vampires is mainly budget.

Also, the sidebar on my deck is telling me that this deck is Standard legal, so I'm a bit confused on who to trust since you're saying Forsaken Sanctuary isn't legal (although I'm inclined to trust that I can't have 8 since its not a basic land).

I appreciate the advice and your reference deck looked like a similar strategy for me to refer to.

Furani on Standrad - Mono Black Vampires

1 month ago

Hey, nice to see that ppl play the only and true color... Black Dominance! (No pun intended)

The card that I would like to suggest is: Gonti's Machinations which does the same yet better as Dark Nourishment (also it's CMC is way to high to be effective)

If you would like a bit more competitive mana base; you might want to take out 10 swamps for: 2x Scavenger Grounds, 4x Ifnir Deadlands and 4x Sunscorched Desert.

And to max the value of Yahenni, Undying Partisan's sac ability, Bishop of the Bloodstained and Skymarch Bloodletter ETB effect, as well as Gifted Aetherborn's deathtouch (To kill treats w/o losing creature value and gaining 4 instead of 2 life, if not more). I highly recommend a playset of Supernatural Stamina. Only for and on instant speed.

Hope these upgrades help, and they should be rather cheap.

mindness on BW tokens

1 month ago

4x Legendary creature is a little too much. Try 2x Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle 2x Vona, Butcher of Magan and consider Bishop's Soldier Bishop of the Bloodstained. Also Bishop of Rebirth is useless if you can't bring back creatures. Try Duskborne Skymarcher Gifted Aetherborn and Inspiring Cleric

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