Blood Artist

Blood Artist

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Creature — Vampire

Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Blood Artist Discussion

pskinn01 on count on it

3 hours ago

Here are some other cards that could be useful, some more than others...prices vary from real cheap to not cheap at all...
Grave Pact - really good in this deck
Dictate of Erebos - also really good in this deck, and easier to cast
Blood Artist
Butcher of Malakir - only really good if you go token route
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - cause you can remove the counters, lol
Mycoloth - makes lots of tokens, and has counters, best of both themes
Triskelion - broken with Mikaeus (above card)
Living Death
Beacon of Unrest
Vault of the Archangel - really good, find one
Aura Shards - real good in your play group
Lightning Greaves - protect your commander
Skullclamp - card draw
Creakwood Liege
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Carnage Altar
Deathreap Ritual - card draw
Mentor of the Meek - card draw
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Sigil Captain
Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter
Diabolic Intent
Enlightened Tutor - tutor for enchantments or for boots/greaves
Eldrazi Monument - you know what this is....
Glare of Subdual
Fecundity - really good card draw for this deck
Earthcraft - really good mana ramp, but cost a lot
Twilight Drover - gets really big....
Scavenging Ooze
Plaguemaw Beast
Necropolis Regent
Kalonian Hydra - great with a deck with a counter theme
Illusionist's Bracers - really good
Cytoplast Root-Kin
Contagion Engine - great with any counter theme, works on planeswalker too
Volrath's Stronghold - one of the best creature recursion cards

I would recommend getting the cheaper cards that work best with your counter theme. Then work up to getting the more expensive cards.

Kakemixen on 2015-07-07 update of Sacrificed Sons

4 hours ago

Thanks for the help micah1! I Love Viscera Seer, now I can start sacrificing earlier! and then find the combopiece I want. In this deck it's basically a tutor.

I'm no so keen on Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, as she doesn't help the combo that much. I would think it's better to keep with something like Blood Artist to just go at the life total directly if you are going to use the cards "outside" the combo.

mrmatt91 on No Mortician without Taxation

8 hours ago

Check out Viscera Seer, Immortal Servitude, Kami of False Hope,Blood Artist,Nether Traitor,Exhume, and of course Recurring Nightmare. I really like Athreos and finding synergistic cards for him is fun. +1

OtakulordAndrew on Eternal Jund

1 day ago

The Temple of Malices, and Khalni Garden will needlessly slow you down, I would recommend replacing them as well as the Mana Confluences and City of Brass for more fetch lands to help with filtering lands from the deck as the last thing most aggro decks want are large amounts of lands when they want to be drawing their spells. If you get a chance Dark Confidant is a better replacement for Pain Seer in an aggro deck where most of your cards are low cmc and hopefully going to result in more damage to your opponent than yourself. Necrogenesis is slow and doesn't provide much pay off right away and will slow you down to much if you want to remain an aggro deck, however from what I see of the deck I think this strategy might be better suited to a midrange or tempo deck.

If you like the strategy here are some card suggestions that might be of assistance to try out in a more tempo orientated deck.

3x Collected Company you do have your deck listed as a coco deck so it would be useful to include and could be a nice curve topper for the deck.

Murderous Redcap/Kitchen Finks, and Melira, Sylvok Outcast as an alternative combo win con as well as that persist synergises well with blood artist and viscera seer. I would recommend running 3 copies of 1 of the persist creatures probably the red cap and 2 copies of melira.

2x Sprouting Thrinax as a high curve creature that can be hit off of company who is on curve and adds to the value when dies plan.

3x Bloodghast for an aggressive graveyard recurring creature who can take the place of reassembling skeleton.

3x a finisher/beater such as Scarland Thrinax who can pump at instant speed in answer to removal or blocks directed at your smaller creatures while being hit off of coco and can act as an engine for the melira persist combo, or Geralf's Messenger if your still looking for value after death.

0-2x Dark Confidant if you want some extra draw that you can remove if necessary.

3-4x Blood Artist for the value of the large numbers of creatures that enter the battlefield.

3-4x Viscera Seer for the valuable scry and a engine to execute melira persist combo.

2-3x Tukatongue Thallid for a decent 1 drop.

4x Lightning Bolt, 3x Kolaghan's Command, 2x Terminate, 2x Abrupt Decay, 2-3x Inquisition of Kozilek, and 2-3x Thoughtseize for your disruption/removal.

20-22 lands consisting primarly of about 8 fetch lands, 6 shock land (2 of each in your color), 4-6 basics with at least 1 of each basic probably favoring forests and swamp in case of blood moon and so you can fetch after a path to exile or ghost quarter. the remaining spots allow room for either man lands or check lands.

GodlessMac on Æther Vial Zombies!

2 days ago

Better thought scrap the Blood Artist for the Athreos, God of Passage you can sac a creature with Viscera Seer and cast that creature with AEther Vial and sac again all on opponents turn with the ability to scry twice or have him just lose life

Aktane on

4 days ago

Marsh Flats and Verdant Catacombs are not usefull in your deck you don't have any plain or forest and you are all black. I suggest that you add swamp in place of that.

Blood Artist can be very usefull here since you have a lot of sacrifice.

The use of morbid here Tragic Slip is nice. Try check out bloodthirst to.

I sugest you to side with red mana for burst damage and control.

planesgamer99 on The Commading of Anowon

4 days ago

Well, to start you off, you're likely going to want Butcher of Malakir. It's really too much value on a creature that can get you exactly the effect you want in this deck and is protected from Anowon, the Ruin Sage.

Falkenrath Noble is essentially a Blood Artist with better stats. Seems really good considering your strategy here.

Gatekeeper of Malakir works well in order to make an opponent sacrifice a creature outside of when they normally would.

Barter in Blood is very good to make everybody sacrifice some creatures. You shouldn't worry about your own creatures much, since you'll likely benefit from this card the most.

If you're willing to spend a little more on this deck, then Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is coming out in two weeks and she would fit very well in this deck. However, it's possible she'll drop quickly in price so even if you decided on her I'd wait a couple of weeks to see the price stable out.

Captivating Vampire is a good mass buff for your Vampires (also called a Lord) and can even steal your opponents' creatures by just tapping some Vampires.

Grave Pact also is a viable option and definitely recommended in a deck where you're sacrificing creatures.

Also Sol Ring is a must for this format and as long as your spells aren't ridiculously high in cost, then you don't need to be concerned about most of your creatures costing 1 mana. In fact, Crypt Ghast is very good at doubling mana produced from Swamps. Swiftfoot Boots is also a great card to protect Anowon, the Ruin Sage from removal.

One last thing: 40 lands is a bit much in a Commander deck. 37 seems like the right amount to me, but 40 will just leave you mana flooded.


moose44 on The Markov Militia

5 days ago

Blood Seeker, Blood Artist, and two more Nighthawks. I'd shank the one drops that require 10 or less life and the Lightning Greaves, let your lords do the pumping and don't worry too much about anti-removal.

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