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

GeminiSpartanX on RB Vamp (Advice needed!)

3 hours ago

Bloodghast and Blood Artist go together like peas in a pod. The new Obelisk of Urd might be good as a 1-2 of as well.

vedalkin_mastermind on The Kenpachi!

5 hours ago

Utopia Mycon , Parallel Lives , Purphoros, God of the Forge are all great cards that should prolly find their way into this deck. Also im not sure how budget minded you want this deck to be but Blood Artist is a perfect fit.

nosoyyucateco on Pain Has An Element Of Blank

6 hours ago

Dawnfluke is awesome. Especially after they've paid all the mana to attack while Ghostly Prison is down. It has great synergy with Blood Artist , Suture Priest and Soul's Attendant . You prevent 3 damage, gain some life, and deal some damage, all for 1 white mana.

Laminate on Vampire

15 hours ago

i love the deck, always wanted to make a vampire deck. i see they can work very well together now! Vampire Nighthawk is great!i would possibly look into Blood Artist if you have room, not a bad card if creatures are dieing.

Laminate on black/white lifegain

15 hours ago

i like your deck, several cards im interested in possibly aquiring! im working on a black/white lifegain deck atm also. Sanguine Bond and Gift of Orzhova lookk great, as well as Cradle of Vitality

here are some i have found recently that i like: Tithe Drinker , Vizkopa Guildmage , Blood Artist , Ordeal of Heliod , Sunbond

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nosoyyucateco on Nosoyyucateco is best

15 hours ago

Dude, you should really try to put Mercy Killing back in here, especially if you are running Ajani's Pridemate . Explode that thing with Mercy Killing while Blood Artist and Illness in the Ranks and it can easily swing the game for you. Ajani's Pridemate is really not that helpful without it, since you've got nothing in here to keep him from being chump-blocked.

kamarupa on Archers of the Hive

16 hours ago

You may be familiar with these cards already, but I'll throw them out there and maybe it'll help you come up with some new ideas:

Dormant Sliver doesn't stop Quilled Sliver 's ability from destroying your opponent's creatures (and as a benefit, I believe Venom Sliver 's Deathtouch still works with the Tap attack), so being Defenders isn't that bad. If you threw in Wakestone Gargoyle that would just about do it. While relying on the Gargoyle seems iffy, it's also tantalizing. Probably the second best option, or some similar such card that allows your creatures to deal damage directly to an opponent?

For Green, there's Descendants' Path - Perhaps your best option, given your 36 Slivers - that's better than a 50/50 chance for a free Sliver every turn. If you get two out, you'll flood the battlefield in quick order. It helps cycle unneeded land, too.

There's also Abundant Growth - nice mana-fixing + Draw a Card, Harmonize - Draw 3 once, or Snake Umbra - Draw for Damage to Opponent. None of them strike me as awesome in this deck, but perhaps worth considering for a Sideboard or trials.

With Black you could just throw in some Tutoring - Diabolic Tutor is very affordable, and that might help you get the Sliver you need, albiet not adding any cards to your hand. It would also help if you chose to run Wakestone Gargoyle

Blue has some nice options, but then you'd have a 5 color deck, which makes things even trickier than they already are. If you want to consider it: Curiosity = same as Snake Umbra without the Totem Armor but for only 1 mana. Sea Gate Loremaster +Xenograft - Tap, draw a card for every creature your control. Divination - Same as Harmonize.

If you go the Xenograft route, you could trade in some other Allies for various effects. Something like Ondu Cleric could keep you in the game a long time. A very iffy strategy there, but also alluring. And there's also the benefit of your Blood Artist gaining all the other Sliver abilities, and the chance to throw in some other creatures that aren't Slivers, but would be totally nasty with the abilitiies. Like maybe Predator Ooze

Finally, a few ideas about which cards you might cut: Quest for Renewal is nice, but I'm not sure you need it. I think with Manaweft Sliver and an Avg. CMC of 2.4, you could go wtih 18 lands. That makes room for 6 cards, even if only Sideboard options. Blood Artist or Blur Sliver would be next cards I'd consider trading out. The first because it's not a Sliver, and the second because Haste as an ability is so fleeting. You can tap to kill creatures and you have First Strike. Haste seems like overkill, especially since I don't think you're playing lots of creatures in one early turn.

Hopefully, you get some ideas on how to make your deck even stronger! You might take a peak at my Ally deck, Buddy Buddy just for fun. I feel like Slivers and Allies are cut from the same cloth. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.99 $1.87 $3.51 $4.88
Power / Toughness 0/1
Color(s) Black
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 4.60
Avg. cube pick 6.43


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

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored Uncommon

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