Blade of the Bloodchief

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

omalike on Black/White Vampire

20 hours ago

I run a vampire deck and I use Blade of the Bloodchief and Yahenni, Undying Partisan along with Call the Bloodline for some super cheese, but I highly recommend Stromkirk Condemned and some madness cards.

Holmhollow on WEISSHAL // The Eternal Monarchs (with RIX cards)

1 week ago

Hey, thanks for the suggestions! Definitely added a few of those to the maybeboard. I'm not too interested in an infinite combo for this deck, since that's not really the speed of my playgroup. I can loop Mangara of Corondor with a sac outlet and Phyrexian Reclamation if need be, and the oodles of tokens I create are not quite infinite but definitely enough to remove any other creature from the board and any life out of opponents' totals, when combined with Dictate of Erebos and a few aristocrats.

That's basically why I didn't fully go for the vampire tribal - Edgar doesn't make quite as many tokens as other non-vampire cards do, and I wanted more of an aristocrat deck than a go wide and tall with vampires deck. The tokens very rarely attack, but Edgar/Vish Kal/Drana/Licia is plenty powerful with a Blade of the Bloodchief and Whispersilk Cloak when you sac 20 zombies, then sac 20 spirits, then swing and give lifelink while Sanguine Bond is up.

I'm really liking the look of Phyrexian Altar, Bloodcrazed Paladin and Indulgent Aristocrat though. Might need to cut something to make room for those. Also thinking of swapping the Crypt Ghast out for Nirkana Revenant, or just putting both in and tripling my mana. I also like Legion's Landing  Flip but I used to run Trading Post which serves the same purpose but is more versatile. Cut for Ashnod's Altar at the moment.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on La grande dance macabre

1 week ago

Definitely recommend a playset of Captivating Vampire. Lords are pretty important to any tribal strategy, plus if you end up having an abundance of Vampires he can help break through standoffs.

Gatekeeper of Malakir is definitely worth consideration. He fills your curve as a 2-drop in a pinch, but his cheap kicker is what really makes him deadly.

Try a copy or two of Blade of the Bloodchief. Absolutely stupid vs other aggro decks, and it's far better than Rush of Vitality.

Happy brewing!

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on lifelink vampires blood drain

1 week ago

You probably need to add some more 1-drop Vampires to your list to start aggressing early. I've been playing a guy's casual Vampire deck since I first started playing Magic some 6 years ago, and I still have trouble beating it; it's just that powerful.

Viscera Seer is super great at filtering out bad draws, as well as being a sac outlet. Never underestimate sac outlets. Recommend as a 2-of.

Vicious Conquistador is the (almost) strictly better Pulse Tracker, and nothing's about as good as extra noncombat life loss. A playset is ideal.

For 2-drops, I see you have a playset of Gifted Aetherborn, which is top-notch, and I also recommend Kalastria Highborn for eking out the last bits of life from your opponent with suicide attacks. Gatekeeper of Malakir is also a beast; filling your curve and/or providing removal is efficiency at its finest.

Filling out Captivating Vampire to a playset would be the next ideal thing to do. Having all the lords you can always helps.

In terms of removal, Victim of Night technically hits the most creatures, but Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, Grasp of Darkness, Dismember, and Disfigure are also all good choices.

Throw in an extra copy or two of Blade of the Bloodchief. Its damn cheap to play and equip, and it gets stupid fast.

If you want cutting recommendations, Bloodbond Vampire isn't fantastic, you're not running boardwipes or discard for Sangromancer, Alms of the Vein doesn't have a madness outlet, Dash Hopes doesn't always work the way you want it to (but keep it in if you want; it's always fun to play), and while Viridian Longbow is cute, it's a bit too expensive to equip, and more often than not, you want to be aggressive with your creatures.

Hopefully this helps!

joemick on Tetzimoc's Hand of Doom

2 weeks ago

Black Market seems like it fits right in here. extra mana for prey targets or even just to recast him.

have you considered Haunted Crossroads ? the first time he dies you can now get him back over and over?

i would think about a few more blood artist type creatures like Falkenrath Noble

Blade of the Bloodchief and Harvester of Souls are pretty strong for a constant death state.

Blade of Selves seems like it could work well with fleshbag or a couple others.

Ogre Slumlord will help keep you in bodies and blockers.

Fated Return reanimated and give indestructible.

Grim Return also could be fun.thats what i got off the top of my head.

colton815 on Mardu Vampire Aggro

2 weeks ago

i'd use less creatures and more removal with a Blade of the Bloodchief on lifelinkers.

SaberTech on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 weeks ago

Elenda, the Dusk Rose might be able to work her way up to Tier 3. She could probably do some silly things with cards like Hero's Blade, Blade of the Bloodchief, and Ashnod's Altar out. W/B has a lot of tutor power when you are working with equipment.

Pieguy396 on Mad Dash: Vampires

4 weeks ago

Hey there! Nice deck you have here! Addressing your questions in order:

First, I would recommend cutting the following cards:

You may notice a theme with the above cards: They're mostly low-CMC Vampires with a small effect. While I rarely play super-aggro EDH decks, the fact that you're facing usually 3 opponents with 40 life each means that simply having a lot of creatures doesn't do a lot. Edgar Markov makes a lot of tokens on his own, which can all grow absurdly large, so I really don't think you should be focused on spending your cards on weenies when you can be doing better things.

As for your other concerns:

  • I really don't think Well of Lost Dreams has a place here. It's best in heavy-lifegain decks that lack other strong ways (and need strong ways) to draw cards, neither of which is a good descriptor for this deck.
  • Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Door of Destinies, on the other hand, absolutely belong in here. Door is one of the strongest cards tribal-aggro decks have in the format, and Purphoros is excellent in any deck looking to swarm the board.

Some other suggestions:- Bojuka Bog- Blade of the Bloodchief- Bloodcrazed Paladin- Vanquisher's Banner- Anointed Procession- Vampire Nocturnus (maybe)- Path to Exile

In any case, hope this helps! Good luck!

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