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

kintighd on Mardu Discussion

9 hours ago

I love mardu. I'm experimenting now with an aristocrat build that uses Falkenrath Aristocrat in combination with Doomed Traveler, Pack Rat, Lingering Souls, and Blood Artist. I really like falkenrath because of the haste, and with the token/small creature theme there is usually a creature on the board for me to save it with.

kendalmac417 on Quantity and Quality: Shadowborn Apostle

1 week ago

Then again, With a Blood Artist or two on the field, that might not matter.Also, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled would pair up nicely with Abhorrent Overlord. +1 from me!

NyQuil on Vampires

1 week ago

Important to focus on one mechanic-clan benefits: Vampire Nocturnus Mephidross Vampire and Captivating Vampire-life manipulation: Life Steal Blood Artist Kalastria Highborn Taxes Blood Seeker or Sangromancer Lifelink Markov Patrician

TheFanatic on 2015-02-22 update of Return to ...

1 week ago

@PhyrexianScience I've considered Rally the Ancestors. The thing about it is that I don't get to keep the creatures for more than a turn. It's also bad because the exile clause forces me to sacrifice the reanimated creatures before that happens if I want to be able to do it again - that's not always something I want to be doing. Blood Artist is a win condition, sure, but this deck wins just as often by simply attacking with 1/1 spirits and other tokens.

It's also important to note that this deck is built around Return to the Ranks. The spirits-on-death trigger of Abzan Ascendancy makes convoking Return to the Ranks extremely easy. Also, keep in mind that this deck only runs 21 lands, so getting to 4 mana to cast Rally the Ancestors on turn 4 is actually pretty tough. I've played many games where I won on 3 lands - this would not be possible with Rally. I may test the card at some point, but it is not a Return to the Ranks replacement. They function very differently.

PhyrexianScience on 2015-02-22 update of Return to ...

1 week ago

I honestly think Rally the Ancestors is much better than Return to the Ranks. If our goal is to win with Blood Artist and a sacrifice engine, Rally the Ancestors does a better job.

In nearly ever scenario I can think of, Rally the Ancestors is much better. Not only can you spend 4 mana to get back every single nontoken creature you sacrificed in that game, but you can do it at instant speed.

At least test with Rally the Ancestors if you're adamant about running Return.

CarnariumKeeper on Tiny Tymaret

1 week ago

I already have Gravecrawler coming in the mail soon. Along with Geralf's Messenger and Blood Artist.Starting to find that running 17 lands isn't quite enough to get a consistent opening hand. Either that or I'm unlucky.

Mr_crazydude on Sacrificial Tokens

1 week ago

The Growing Ranks is indeed in this because it's 2 generic mana and 2 green.white doesn't have much to do with this deck :P otherwise Doomed Traveler would indeed be in it. Still it has a nice unexpected synergy with Bloom Tender creating that 1 extra white mana to use as generic.

Usually the token decks are green/white. But I'm more of a black player. Instead I sacrifice all those tokens en make my enemy bleed with Blood Artist. It usually works quite well. Either ending up in sacrificial death or having so many tokens the enemy can't defend to it any more. Or using those tokens as some kind of cheap blockers. The only thing this deck can't really deal with is enemy flying creatures.

Power / Toughness 0/1
Color(s) Black
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 3.13
Avg. cube pick 7.59


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored Uncommon


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