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

Rikente on Alesha, Who Luls at Death

1 hour ago

StopShot, I was thinking that a few more zombies could allow me to active the combo with a Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat on the field as well. I definitely see what you're saying though. Thank you for the tips!

StopShot on Sidisi's Rage Quit Stax. v 5.0

1 day ago

Ahh, I've gone up against different meta's that use combo-kill. Sadly black is not too good at using tax effects to stop combos naturally.

What I can recommend to better go against a combo-kill meta in general would be:

Mind Slash: Repeatable Hand-Disruption.

Tainted AEther, Spreading Plague: Punishes creature spam combos.

Torpor Orb: Stops abusable ETB effects.

Damping Sphere: Kills Storm or Repeatable-Cast combos.

Blood Artist: Counters death-loop combos.

Mesmeric Orb: Ruins combo decks that don't run recursion.

Null Rod: Stops artifact combos.

Planar Void, Silent Gravestone: Hates on graveyard combos.

Hex Parasite: Repeatable kill target planeswalker.

Orb of Dreams: Denies loops that bounces or blinks lands, artifacts, or hasty creatures.

Orbs of Warding: Combos that target players or deals 1 damage per loop means nothing to you.

Every combo is different, so I gave a generic list. I'd only consider the cards listed that apply specifically to your meta, however; Mind Slash would probably do wonders for your deck.

akkd on Pest Problems (MODERN)

2 days ago

Nice deck man +1!. One question..just to make sure if I got it right. For example, if I have on the field Athreos, God of Passage + Blood Artist + Cartel Aristocrat + Ornithopter, you basically have an infinite combo if the opponent refuses to pay 3 life due to Atheros right?

Ammo37 on Hapatra, Queen of Negative Counters

3 days ago

You'll want some faster card draw and creatures, and more go-wide pay offs. Disciple of Bolas, Zulaport Cutthroat, Falkenrath Noble, Blood Artist, Grim Backwoods, Sangromancer, Rogue's Passage, Whip of Erebos are all good cards to add.

Midnight Banshee is a major nonbo in your deck. It kills all of your snakes that you get from it, as well as many of your other creatures.

I dont see a reason to run Soul of New Phyrexia, Rite of Belzenlok, Rofellos's Gift, or Black Market.

Cut: Trigon of Corruption, Serrated Arrows, and Culling Dais. These cards are all too slow.

For lands you'll want to avoid tapped lands that dont further your game plan some how. Replace with basics or fast-duals: Foul Orchard, Golgari Guildgate, Golgari RotFarm, Jungle Hollow, Khalni Garden, Mortuary Mire, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Cabal Stronghold. provides a very helpful list of every mana source you can play given your commander.

Institution4lized on Victory or Seppuku

3 days ago

Since you were so helpful to me I wanted to suggest something else. I found out on accident while playtesting that you can do infinite sac/reanimation of Toshiro with Ashnod's Altar + Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho . Might be worth trying out since it's an instant kill with Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble.

Adamram1985 on Elenda's vampire tokens

5 days ago

Are you wanting to focus on elinda? If so maybe a few Hidden Stockpile would go well with the tokens sub theme. Definitely want those Blood Artist and maybe even Zulaport Cutthroat nice deck for kitchen table.

ClockworkSwordfish on casual black recursion deck

6 days ago

With all of these little guys dying and coming back, you might like Attrition or Grave Pact as ways to keep the board clear, and Blood Artist and/or Zulaport Cutthroat as alternate win conditions. The new Torgaar, Famine Incarnate is an interesting take on a big creature you can "cheat out" by feeding him three little ones.

dconover on Blood Brothers **Budget**

1 week ago

also Dowsing Dagger  Flip on Hunted Phantasm is very good and wins many games. My version is very similar to a burn deck. i dont care about giving opponent creatures and controlling those creatures from attacking me because by that time i win.

Illness in the Ranks along with Blood Artist is another version of the deck that i have been experimenting with along with Ratchet Bomb to control the tokens.

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