Blood Artist

Blood Artist

Creature — Vampire

Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens enter the graveyard before they cease to exist) graveyard, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Jumpstart (JMP) Uncommon
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal

Blood Artist occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Blood Artist Discussion

smilodex on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

7 hours ago

@Rivrek: Thank you. Moved Ishkanah to fringe competetive because you just need infinite black mana to win and another viable way to win, is together with Food Chain and Altar of the Brood/Blood Artist. I don't know how me missed that, but don't be to harsh with us. With over 1000 possible commanders, somethin like that can happen, haha :D

smilodex on Ishkanah, Grafwidow Commander COMBO Deck

7 hours ago

Thanks for your comment. I am very happy about such comments, as it is difficult to keep an eye on every possible combination with over a thousand commanders, especially with such a commander like Ishkanah, which you don't meet in your LGS every day. Thanks to your comment, I can see more of the potential of Ishkanah. I you want to tune up your deck, I have some recommendations for that:

I would exchange:

I would play as many cool utility lands with a sacrifice effect and as many fetch lands as possible because they're needed for Delirium and have also great potential with the MVP in every graveyard deck Life from the Loam:

Carddraw or Cardadvantage:

Other good finishers/ combo pieces:

Well, I'm sure that you already know what other options there are to tune up the deck. If you want to win consitenly I would add more ways to produce infinte mana like Nim Deathmantle + Priest of Gix + Ashnod's Altar or Magus of the Coffers + Staff of Domination OR another unigue and complicated way to filter infinite colorless mana with Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth is together with Mirage Mirror and a Swamp...

To make the whole thing more consistent you have play all green and black tutors, play fast mana like the Moxes, Mana Crypt/-Vault, Manadorks (Elvish Mystic/Elves of Deep Shadow/Llanowar Elves etc. and pack some premium removal in the deck to raise the power level. If you're interested we can brew a fringe competetive list together.

Santiago1011 on Liesa, Angel of Punishment [PRIMER]

2 days ago

Samimaru, thanks for the upvote and suggestions!

Unfortunately, those cards are much better when you are playing around creature deaths (especially your own). I have them all in my Teysa Karlov deck since the main goal of that deck is to make as many tokens as possible and sac and recur creatures that produce tokens on death. This deck does NOT want our creature to die, as their value lies in what they do while in play. I also run a lot of exile effects for opponents creatures so even Blood Artist wouldn't be utilized to its fullest extent were I to run it, despite triggering on any creature.

I definitely think those creatures are good but they have a place and purpose to fulfill, neither of which really fit into this deck.

Samimaru on Liesa, Angel of Punishment [PRIMER]

2 days ago

Any thoughts on Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat/Cruel Celebrant/etc.? Maybe not enough small creatures and/or recursion to make that whole package totally value in this deck, but I'm still a huge fan of them in general.

Mr.Beaver on Belbe's Portal to the Blind Eternities! :X

2 days ago

Blood Artist and Exsanguinate both jump out as good inclusions. However, I think it's also worth considering throwing in some more low CMC monsters so you can actually attack more often (just in case something happens to your commander). Really cool deck though, I've never seen this commander before but it looks really fun!

multimedia on Hercules23

6 days ago

Hey, a challenge I accept :) Here's what I have so far, Too Much Disk.

My idea is Esper Control/Reanimator to abuse the repeatable Disk effect with Nevinyrral. To take advantage of Sun Titan + Apprentice Necromancer interaction to repeatedly reanimate Recruiter of the Guard and Heliod's Pilgrim who can tutor all the combo pieces I need. Animate Cat combo is the true win condition I'm playing: Animate Dead + Blood Artist + Leonin Relic-Warder. Since my version is $200 budget my choices for expensive price cards other than lands are Recruiter of the Guard and Liliana, Dreadhorde General.

What are your thoughts on Nevinyrral? How would you make a deck with him?

boon101083 on For The Greater Good

1 week ago

Thanks rjphilla. I did consider putting Blood Artist in but went with Zulaport Cutthroat instead. They have the same mana cost but cutthroat is cheaper to buy and deals damage to each oppenent where as blood artists only deals damage to target player.

rjphilla on For The Greater Good

1 week ago

Don't forget Blood Artist !!!!

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