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

Supahpikmin on Soul Assassins

23 hours ago

This deck is wonderfully solid and consistent, and I've been having a lot of fun testing it! I do, however, see a few fatal flaws that keep this deck from dominating.

Your creature removal spells should probably be on the mainboard since many combos that revolve around creature abilities can straight up shut down this deck without you being able to do anything (I tested it against a black enchantment deck, and King Macar, the Gold-Cursed + Claim of Erebos shuts the deck down and there's almost nothing you can do about it, especially because of how squishy Assassin is.)

Your draw power is also a little lacking. Since your creatures are relatively cheap, it would help a lot to be able to increase their output. Simple pain-draw spells such as Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, or even Ob Nixilis Reignited could remediate that.

Again, I think this deck is absolutely fantastic, consistent, and has the potential to dominate almost any game with just a few minor tweaks. Pridemate + Soul Warden/Attendent is an incredibly strong early game combo, and your detterents such as Blood Artist function really well! Keep at it and I know you'll make this perfect in no time. <3 Supahpikmin

elyria on Athreos god of tiny Passage

1 day ago

Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Deathgreeter, Falkenrath Noble, and Blood Artist would do really well with Atheros.

Bobag on Sek'Kuar Mk1

2 days ago

Hey thanks for the feedback! These are some great suggestions. Black Market seems like a perfect fit. I especially like the Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat/Falkenrath Noble simply because they're cheap guys that do nice things while they're around, but I won't be heartbroken if I end up sacrificing them. And messing with this deck a bit is making me think that my concern that there aren't enough little guys was right, so I might try pulling some of the big stuff for either some of your suggestions or some cheap guys that I already have on me. Tukatongue Thallid/Llanowar Elves/Elves of Deep Shadow/Rendclaw Trow were on the original list and didn't make the final cut, but maybe they deserve to be in there.

Any thoughts on which of the big guys might be worth cutting? They all seem like they fit pretty well...


2 days ago

not sure how your gaining life from the combo, but i would recommend Drana, Liberator of Malakir to be a little more threatening precombo

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet could make good use of all them vamps, or even a couple Blood Artist in case of boardwipe

spencer_martell on Sek'Kuar Mk1

4 days ago

I like the idea, and honestly i say keep your current commander, its something different you don't see all that oftenif you don't mind im just gonna list some cards that could be good for you, and some of my favorites

Demon of Dark Schemes while the -2/-2 might wipe your tokens and honestly might not be a great idea, I think his other ability make him at least worth a look

Sheoldred, Whispering One she lets you bring a creature back a turn and each opponent loses one, just if you have trouble with recursion

Blood Artist with all the sacrificing you can gain a lot of life with this card, you also have Zulaport Cutthroat and Falkenrath Noble that do basically the same thing

Vampire Hexmage for counter heavy decks if you need it

Black Market for that sweet sweet ramp if you need it

Palace Siege just here cause i like it, lets you either get creatures back or drain opponents

Victimize its a sac outlet and recursion all in one

Westvale Abbey  Flip you can sac creatures to get a thicc creature

acht_deck_manager on What life?

4 days ago

Just some thoughts in case they help build off of what Immortalized said or provide any other useful things to look at:


There are a lot of other draw cards too that you might consider:

And countless more. In a deck like this though there's a lot of value to be had in something like Phyrexian Arena since 1 life per upkeep is no biggie with Oloro around


Here's some other good removal to think about:

Slow Down Taxes

Here are some cards that can really halt your opponent's aggression:

Taxing Creatures

Some other creatures worth mentioning that tax an opponent's life:

Other Notables

Here's some other cards that are worth noting:

  • Pristine Talisman combos well if you have Oloro out (Tap to gain life, spend the mana to draw the card and cost each opponent 1 life)
  • Baleful Strix can be great utility in this kind of deck
  • Reliquary Tower Is always great in draw decks

Additional Thoughts

One card I'd definitely recommend ditching is Azor's Elocutors.

Other cards I see that I'd consider removing if it was me:

I used to play an Oloro deck as well (albeit it with a very different affinity ) using a ton more artifacts and some fun combinations around Darksteel Forge and Nevinyrral's Disk . He's a great commander and a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy the deck and can find something useful in any of my suggestions.

Good luck and happy hunting!

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