Blood Artist

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

Alphademonic on Prossh, Skyraider of Combos

10 hours ago

Deck looks great, my only nitpick would be that the token generation seems a little on the high side, since Prossh, Skyraider of Kher is already a reliable source of tokens himself.

I would reccomend Zulaport Cutthroat, basically does the same thing Blood Artist does, but still works when the opponent has hexproof or shroud.

Alphademonic on Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

19 hours ago

Damn, It seems so obvious but I've never thought of that one. Put in Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and took out Phyrexian Devourer, Buried Alive and Necrotic Ooze.

This also gave me some room to add Falkenrath Noble and Blood Artist which are almost as effective as Zulaport Cutthroat in the Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Food Chain combo.

Thanks Zephid1868.

Bababad on Brain Food

22 hours ago

Blood Artist over Zulaport Cutthroat for sure.

I would recommend Tragic Slip or Dismember over splinters in this build.

looks fun :)

werenotworthy on Karlov Tiny Leaders

2 days ago

I'm a fan! Try Blood Artist for more gain/drain, Swords to Plowshares Anguished Unmaking for good removal, Drana's Emissary and Ajani's Mantra for steady lifegain triggers for Karlov.

LordDerrien on Mardu Aristocrats | To be the tyrant, or not to be

2 days ago

@Atony1400 That observation holds true, but we have no reason to play Thopter Foundry. Without the aforementioned we lack the ability to sacrifice Sword of the Meek, which makes us lose out of the real value. I do not believe that this combo fits the deck.

@Bovine073 The only true signifcant difference between Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist are, that the first deals damage when anything dies, while the later has no mention of 'targeting' in its phrasing. Competetivly speaking the not targeting of Zulaport is superior to the little amount of damage we gain through Blood Artist. Leyline of Sanctity is a thing and half of our removal or even more post-boarding is not killing, but exiling.

I appreciate the advise, but from my perspective Zulaport Cutthroat gets the job done more reliable and efficient.

Crackling Doom was once included in the earliest version of the deck and might make it back in, but that depends on the meta and at the moment Liliana of the Veil offers ebugh sacrificing power. Should I note an uptick in Bogles, it definitly will be in the sideboard again.

Thank you very much for reading and commenting. I did not want to squash your suggestions, but after playtesting Blood Artist seems to be the worse of both.

Bovine073 on Mardu Aristocrats | To be the tyrant, or not to be

2 days ago

I do certainly think that Blood Artist could use some extra considering. I think it's about as even as cutthroat right now, the only real downside is that it isn't human. (Not attacking isn't a huge deal, considering cutthroat is a 1/1 for 2 mana). I don't tihk the targeting clause is major as well. There's so much spot removal in this deck I really think Blood Artist is a very good option here. Then again, it's your deck.

I do like how it's looking for sure. Do consider Crackling Doom, it's a great card. Also, I love the addition of the abbey. Great brew overall, and watch your commas lol.

gktindall on 2016-05-02 update of Gitgud Toad!!!

2 days ago

Zulaport Cutthroat is almost strictly better than Blood Artist if you're set on keeping the effect around.While Zulaport only triggers on your deaths, it hits ALL opponents, instead of just one at a time, therefore seemingly more beneficial outside of the combo

shrimpandwalrus on 2016-05-02 update of Gitgud Toad!!!

2 days ago

Put Blood Artist back as it was a key combo piece, duh.

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

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored Uncommon


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