Blood Artist


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Uncommon

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Blood Artist

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

golgariizzet on Meren of clan Nel Toth

16 hours ago

i run a meren deck and i love it got a few idea's for ya i'll start with creatures Blood Artist why not get some hit points in when you sac or die along with Bontu the Glorified, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Mycloth, Necroplasm helps controll, Nyx Weaver helps feed your grave yard which is your tool box, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tarmogoyf, Xathrid Demon, Brawn, Mortivore, Lord of Extinction, Grisly Salvage is good for feeding your graveyard, Putrefy, Dictate of Erebos, Deathreap Ritual, Small Pox, Pox,Westvale Abbey  Flip and i really think that these last 2 are key Mesmeric Orb, Smokestack. just some thoughts my meren functions really well and is around where your looking to be in your meta give it a look over Gravedigger

xyr0s on Steal and Sacrifice

16 hours ago

Smallpox is a strong card, but it requires you to pay more lands, otherwise your opponent recovers from it faster than you do.

Bone Splinters + steal isn't particularly good. You spend two cards and 5 mana on removing 2 creatures. On it's own, that's not impressive. Even worse, neither of the two cards are really anything on their own (Bone Splinters is a 2-for-1 against you, even).

I think you should play 4 Blood Artist and see if you can find some Bloodghasts - when there's nothing to steal and sac, they can be sacrificed over sand over.

t3hdarkness on Mercenary Rebels

1 day ago

What's your philosophy here? What do you want your deck to do?

Bound in Silence fits better than Pacifism since you can tutor for it. Same thing with Big Game Hunter over one of your kill spells. Pious Warrior and Shield Dancer make pretty good surprise blockers too.

Junktroller, Mistveil Plains, and Reito Lantern add a little redundancy to Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, Mercenary Informer, and Rebel Informer.

You've also got pieces to a few combos but they would need a few more parts. Teysa, Orzhov Scion combos with Darkest Hour but it really needs a Blood Artist and Ashnod's Altar to work. Cho-Manno, Revolutionary combos with Pariah and Pariah's Shield. Those two also combo with Stuffy Doll.

One last Card. Conspiracy turns every creature into Rebels or Mercenaries, letting you tutor for any creature in your deck.

Wesjohn11 on Athreos, and His Apostles

3 days ago

SynergyBuild I apologize, I wasn’t trying to confuse and I’ll remove the tag. The deck is good but it’s still in construction and I really can’t express how much your input is valued. Perhaps it’s my meta, but I tend to go off pretty fast with it and more often than not pull a win via making others sacrifice their creatures and swinging big or sacrificing my creatures to trigger a Blood Artist type affect. I will definitely look into optimizing my mana base and the other recommendations you mentioned. Again I didn’t mean to confuse anyone and I apologize, I actually just started playing in November and perhaps misunderstood the true meaning of “competitive” when I added the tag. I have a lot to learn but my hopes is to eventually make this a deck that can sit at a “big boy” table and really do something. If you have any other suggestions please don’t hesitate as I said your input is definitely valued. Thanks again!!

kamelyan on ShinobiSli's Teysa EDH

3 days ago

You don't have Sun Titan or Reveillark, so it can't be that mean of a deck. You could have included an infinite sac cycle with Revy and Karmic Guide, with a little back-up from Solemn Simulacrum or Blood Artist, but you didn't. You could have even sacked to Ashnod's Altar for an exorbitant amount of mana to cast Torment of Hailfire; but again, there is too much kindness in your heart.

Flint2 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

6 days ago

I came across an interesting interaction with my Hapatra deck that you may want to include in your other combo section. It's basically Blood Artist + Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Midnight Banshee . The setup can quickly swing the game your way or outright kill players if they sleep on it.

The main problem with the basic 3 piece setup is that you need some number of snake tokens on the board to get it working. Also, if you have a small number of snakes to start with then you aren't doing much with the combo.

The combo can be enhanced with Doubling Season or Parallel Lives to double the damage you'll be dealing each turn or you can use Nest of Scarabs to produce an ever increasing number of tokens.

Blood Artist can be subbed for Zulaport Cutthroat or Obelisk Spider in multiplayer settings.

DrkNinja on Cheese-Gnawer

1 week ago

Thrumming Stone is a must in this deck.

Relentless Rats is a strict upgrade to Rat Colony

Cabal Coffers is a Strict upgrade to Cabal Stronghold because of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

With as many sac outlets as you have I would highly suggest Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat, also with all the altars I'd suggest Exsanguinate to kill everyone in one fell swoop.

Also rat decks should have more than just 28 rats, unlike shadowborn apostle decks the rats need to be a bit more.

gravepact should be in here as well, unless you are trying to go budget.

I also think Razaketh, the Foulblooded and Grey Merchant of Asphodel would be quite good in your deck as well.

My version of this deck is much more boring... but it is probably a bit more consistent as I play with Sidisi, Undead Vizier (I know it's a flavor fail) as my commander to tutor Thrumming Stone up immediately. If you get a chance check it out Stack Dat Cheese!.

Also have you considered changing the deck name to... "I'm Beginning to Fell Like A Rat God"

Rap god.

shirouu on Douchey Deck Help?

1 week ago

The concept of the deck sounds great, I'm tempted to make a deck with the same concept, or just "netdeck" the one you make. Havoc Festival looks good, and it plays along with the idea of not winning, but making your opponent lose because they cannot gain life . But enchantments can get destroyed easily due to things like Naturalize , Dawn to Dusk , Demystify , Decimate , etc. So just so that you have something to also prevent lifegain I would add Erebos, God of the Dead , That is if you're not on a budget. Descent into Madness is also a good card for the concept . I don't really know what cards you're going to use in the deck so it's kind of hard to determine what cards to suggest. I would add Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond to lower your opponents health and gain some yourself, but if you're going to add those then you should probably add some lifegain stuff to this deck, such as Disciple of Bolas , Blood Artist , Sorin's Vengeance , Chalice of Life  Flip , painful quandry , etc. I also don't know if you're going to be playing casual or competitive, but i'll assume competitive. I'd also add Kaervek the Merciless . Maybe you could throw in Whip of Erebos and a Exsanguinate . Those are all the suggestions I have right now, so uh good luck on making the deck. Again, the concept is really interesting to me so I hope this deck works out for you.

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