Blade of the Bloodchief


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

DRmagic2017 on Mardu vamp swarm

6 hours ago

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Serra Ascendant in a Vampire deck? Seems a little bit weird. Conspiracy maybe... I also recommend to find a place for Blade of the Bloodchief. Not sure about Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - I use it in monocolored decks only (just like Vampire Nocturnus - this guy is great in mono B Vampires but he is much less effective in Mardu builds). What do you think about Maze of Ith? Or Vesuva? Seems a little bit more interesting. I also see Sorin Markov in your maybeboard. You added Eldrazi Monument so token generators are much more preferable. Sorin, Lord of Innistrad or Sorin, Solemn Visitor for example. And yes, don't forget about Anointed Procession if you want to get tons of tokens. I also recommend to think about board wipes: Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Damnation, Languish etc. Even Obliterate. Why not? Eerie Interlude + Obliterate and a very big surprise is guaranteed :)

rofldiekatz on Good ol' Edgar - Vampire Tribal

4 days ago

Hey DRmagic2017, no matter how kindly Anowon, the Ruin Sage behaves, I don't see him in this deck. CMC is just too high for what he's got to offer since he's easy to remove and often doesn't survive till my next upkeep. I'm thinking about adding Sorin, Lord of Innistrad instead of Sorin, Solemn Visitor. I think I'd rather have a permanent boost for my creatures plus the token he provides don't need loyalty counters to happen. In my opinion Sorin Markov is superior in pretty much every way to Blood Tribute. For 6 CMC I would only consider cards that could possibly end the game and I just don't see Blood Tribute as such. I'm not sure about Blade of the Bloodchief because there is no instant effect but maybe I will add it to the deck. I see Coat of Arms as a finisher whereas Vanquisher's Banner just doesn't do the trick. The carddraw is too random and the boost is too low to make a huge impact most of the time. Sooner or later other Tutors will find their way into this deck but for now they're simply out of my budget. ;) Thanks a lot DRmagic2017 for your suggestions!

DRmagic2017 on Good ol' Edgar - Vampire Tribal

5 days ago

Anowon, the Ruin Sage is kindly asking to enter this deck. Sorin, Solemn Visitor also wants to reunite with his grandpa Edgar Markov. Blood Tribute is another Vampire themed card. I would also replace Coat of Arms with Vanquisher's Banner. And why didn't you add Blade of the Bloodchief? And tutors: for example Vampiric Tutor in a Vampiric deck - sounds great, eh?

xStormyx on Dance of Pales [EDH]

2 weeks ago

Crackling Doom, Mortify, Vindicate, and Utter End are all really good removal, and I would suggest some of them instead of Fire Covenant, Nameless Inversion, or the counterspells, which kinda seem a little out of place in a vampire tribal deck?

Legion's Landing, Blade of the Bloodchief, and Radiant Destiny are fun for the tribal help.

Patron of the Vein is removal, and continues to buff all your vampires. bloodline necromancer and Bishop of Rebirth are useful recursion, and Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and Necropolis Regent are just real nice for makin big dudes.

Really cool deck! Check out my Russian Vampire Mafia, it's cool to see how decks with the same commander and idea can feel so different sometimes.

OnyxANZ on 1st ever EDH plz help

3 weeks ago

Oh I didn't think about it until I posted that wall of text, but Blade of the Bloodchief is also a good counter generator. You can put it on your commander if you want to go that route, or anything else really. It's a solid card to have even in a non-vampire deck.

darkemoji on Hyper Markov

4 weeks ago

I recommend maybe finding space for Necropolis Regent, Blade of the Bloodchief, or Vault of the Archangel to give your hordes of vampires opportunities for explosive counter gaining, while also attaining pretty good utility such as first strike, lifelink, or deathtouch

loricatuslupus on Kalitas, Traitor of Zombie and friends

1 month ago

First of all I'd suggest immediately cutting the Infectious Horrors, Diamond Mare, Urgoros, Skymarch Bloodletter and Knight of Malice - these don't really seem to fit (especially as one-ofs). Since you're playing Dark Ritual three is definitely a magic number and you should get some more threatening creatures here, at the very least another two copies of Geralf's Messenger and perhaps three Vampire Nighthawks. Your other creature slots have lots of options depending on how you want to use Kalitas and other powerful creatures. If you keep the broodlord then you want more cheaper vampires like Gatekeeper of Malakir or Gifted Aetherborn (with their built-in abilities allowing you to free up spell slots); while swapping your Liliana to her "of the Dark Realms" incarnation and adding playsets of Leechridden Swamp and Korlash, Heir to Blackblade would build on the "lands matter" subtheme Ob Nixilis, the Fallen plus the Blackblade have in common. Leechriddens have won me games. Speaking of mana, I wouldn't bother with the Jungle Hollows: this is Legacy, so if they're only there to enable flashback on one card you're probably better off with basics as they'll always come in untapped and have synergy with other cards like Corrupt and Mutilate. For Kalitas, the first thing that comes to mind here is Call the Bloodline plus any of the many graveyard-castable zombies (e.g. Gravecrawler) plus Blade of the Bloodchief/Eternal Thirst to maximize those counters. Plus maybe Grave Pact? Finally, here's the obligatory link to_my_mono-black legacy deck: The Discard Dominatrix, which might give you some ideas even if it's based more around discarding. Hope that helps!

lagotripha on Vampires & Angels

1 month ago

Lyra Dawnbringer is a little awkward, as multiple instances of lifelink don't stack. That said, the +1+1 is very nice- I just feel that a Bad Moon with a body probably isn't worth it.

There is better removal out there in both colours than murder- Anguished Unmaking is strong, and Fatal Push or Path to Exile/Condemn are strong, move your sideboard tech in because it is flat better.

Vampire-wise, you want more low-to the ground vamps to take advantage of the buffs. Vampire Cutthroat and Indulgent Aristocrat are very strong, especially when coupled with Blade of the Bloodchief. Gifted Aetherborn is similarly great.

Scoured Barrens has a major dis-synergy with the bouncelands, don't run both or you can accidentally stop yourself playing with some hands (multiple lands tapped). You can offeset it a little with a couple of shambling vent (manlands are good), but it'll run better with some swamps.

Alltold, gamplan- plan your turns 1-4 and your wincon. You need disruption or large lifegain to survive, and you can do that, and you need to be dealing damge/reaching your wincon. I'd want to jam a bunch of Duress varaints, because I'm like that, but there are lots of options. Just test and have fun.

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