Blade of the Bloodchief

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Blade of the Bloodchief

Artifact — Equipment

Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on equipped creature. If equipped creature is a Vampire, put two +1/+1 counters on it instead.

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Blade of the Bloodchief Discussion

Byuante on You Aren't Worth the Counters on My Shoes!

2 days ago

Animation Module - Missed out on that one, great idea

Blade of the Bloodchief - I feel as though it's not gonna be used to its full potential most of the time, since, while Vish Kal likes counters, this deck isn't a counter deck that much.

Citadel Siege - Same reasoning

Walking Ballista - Maybe, but I have reservations about adding it since I can't really see myself ever using the ability to gain more counters, so it'd enter with x counters and id either sac it to Vish, or use it all up to blast someone.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - Already in.

Endless One - Similar reasoning to Ballista

Hangarback Walker - Definitely can see it being useful, though I worry I'll never really cast it for a high enough x to get that much out of it

Hythonia the Cruel - Too expensive really, trying to keep the cmc as low as possible

Karlov of the Ghost Council - Lifegain is just a byproduct of the cards in the deck, I might actually make it less lifegain oriented, so while he can be great removal, I don't think he'd be that useful. Might take a bit more consideration to full decide

Krav, the Unredeemed - Not really sure about him, maybe board for now

Maga, Traitor to Mortals - Would be way to expensive to cast to get a significant amount of life drained, can only see him being played late game to get that final bit of damage in.

Marionette Master - While a great card, I don't have any ways to sacrifice artifacts, so her ability is moot

Mikaeus, the Lunarch - Not a counter deck

Thanks for your suggestions. I think I should refine the objective of the deck a bit more and appreciate your assistance, WarriorMagic

coltron518 on Vampires On Top

2 weeks ago

if you're using Vampire Nocturnus , there shouldn't be any mono-red or mono-white cards in there. the only nonblack card i'd recommending using (if using Nocturnus) is Blade of the Bloodchief

Darkshadow327 on O Seed of Creation [Animar Voltron EDH]

3 weeks ago

Armory of Iroas , Blade of the Bloodchief , Ring of Kalonia , Ring of Valkas , and Ring of Evos Isle are equipment that can help put counters on Animar. Helm of the Host could just be a funny thing to do.

Not sure if you want to go this route, but running Eldrazi with Animar and possible casting them for free seem really fun to me. The Eldrazi that pop into my head are: Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , Emrakul, the Promised End , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth (who also has the benefit of refilling your hand), and It That Betrays . Again, not sure if you want to go this route, just a fun idea that popped into my head.

I hope that this could be of some help!

triproberts12 on Elenda, Dusk Rose. Orzhov Vampires.

3 weeks ago

Props for not going easy mode with Edgar Markov .

As for suggestions, the best thing I think you could do to improve this deck is to make it more explosive. The way to do that would be to add free sacrifice outlets, along with creatures that provide you multiple bodies.

For bodies, I would add Hallowed Spiritkeeper , Lightning Coils , Belfry Spirit , Promise of Bunrei , Teysa, Orzhov Scion , Sorin, Lord of Innistrad , Sorin, Solemn Visitor , and Pawn of Ulamog .

For sac outlets, Viscera Seer , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodthrone Vampire , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Cartel Aristocrat , Blood Bairn , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , Vampire Aristocrat , and Yahenni, Undying Partisan are good vampire options. Sadistic Hypnotist , Dimir House Guard , Spawning Pit , Hidden Stockpile , Mind Slash are also good. What's important is that you can go off all at once. You want to sac a bunch of creatures to grow Elenda and sac her the same turn.

The other challenge you'll want to keep in mind is that Elenda, the Dusk Rose must go to your graveyard to get the trigger. That means If you want to recast her, you'll have to reanimate her or exile her from your graveyard. Bojuka Bog , Relic of Progenitus , Angel of Finality , God-Pharaoh's Gift (and Gate to the Afterlife !), Skeletal Scrying , Rescue from the Underworld , Necromancer's Covenant , Cremate , Seance , Planar Void , Goryo's Vengeance , Postmortem Lunge , Purgatory . Despoiler of Souls , Mistmoon Griffin , Purify the Grave , Offalsnout , Coffin Purge , Drudge Spell , Cryptwailing , Treacherous Vampire , and Consecrate / Consume , Angelic Renewal , Karmic Guide , Reveillark (the prior two being an infinite loop combo), Dread Return , Nim Deathmantle (there are combos with it and Ashnod's Altar , which you also want), Palace Siege , Bloodline Necromancer , Profane Command , Unburial Rites , Faith's Reward , Ever After , Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants , Hell's Caretaker . Apprentice Necromancer , Wake the Dead , Second Sunrise , Infernal Offering , Corpse Dance , Zombify , Resurrection , No Rest for the Wicked , and Footsteps of the Goryo , are all good options.

The final piece of the puzzle is making your sacrifices devastating. Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Grave Pact , Black Market , Harvester of Souls , Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex , Zulaport Cutthroat , Open the Graves , Blade of the Bloodchief , Ogre Slumlord , Athreos, God of Passage , and Dark Prophecy will help with that.

Teysa Karlov could also be very good in this deck with all the death triggers. Nothing wrong with good old value creatures like Solemn Simulacrum , either.

You could also use a few tribal things like Kindred Dominance , Konda's Banner , Cover of Darkness , Vampire Nocturnus , Vanquisher's Banner , Path of Ancestry , and Metallic Mimic .

AintNotGlobeEarth on Vamp Vamp (What It Do)

1 month ago

If you run Oathsworn Vampire, it and Phyrexian Altar make an infinite combo that you can use to trigger Blood Artist, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Dictate of Erebos, Butcher of Malakir, Door of Destinies, and Blade of the Bloodchief infinitely many times. Exquisite Blood goes infinite with Sanguine Bond to drain every non-hexproof opponent and end the game as soon as you gain or someone loses any amount of life.

Steiger on Lazav the Multipersonality

1 month ago

Swapped in Yahenni, Undying Partisan for Blade of the Bloodchief. I think it fits the deck so much better.

Steiger on Lazav the Multipersonality

1 month ago

Yeah. I guess they are not the usual includes

Bane of the Living was a budget board-wipe purchase. I was thinking of maybe swapping for Aether Gale.

Blade of the Bloodchief is to get counters on Lazav for when I switch to an infect creature.

Maybe there is more efficient cards to the strategy.

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Blade of the Bloodchief occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Black: 0.32%

Orzhov: 0.06%

Rakdos: 0.07%

Golgari: 0.02%

Mardu: 0.9%

Abzan: 0.04%