Blood Artist


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

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Uncommon
Avacyn Restored 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

RicketyEng on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

1 day ago

Nantuko Husk could provide another sac outlet and combat trick if you need them.

Zulaport Cutthroat can make for a good Blood Artist effect as I noticed someone above suggested.

Sanitarium Skeleton works similarly to the Reassembling Skeleton if you want another creature like it. Although I guess it only works at sorcery speed.

Goody on Renegade Rallier combo

4 days ago

Hi all, wanted to see people's opinions on this card in modern. The main thing I want to discuss are its combo potentials.

Renegade Rallier is a 3-card combo with Saffi Eriksdotter and a sac outlet (like Viscera Seer) that gains you infinite ETB/Die triggers. With Seer, scry your way to a Blood Artist if you don't have one in play and win the next turn.

This plays out very similarly to current Melira, Sylvok Outcast/Kitchen Finks lists, except that the combo does not gain infinite life the turn it is assembled. The upside of using Rallier, however, is that it can be used as a ramp card with fetchlands or as recursion of dead combo pieces before comboing off.

Alternatively, Rallier can potentially be slotted into existing Melira shells as a value/recursion creature similar to Eternal Witness, except that it brings cards to the field instead of hand, but can't hit Collected Company or Chord of Calling.

Thoughts on the viability of either build? I do have a list, feel free to check it out via my profile.

WhisperingBlade on Vampire's goes control!

5 days ago

Hey, your list looks pretty good, well done! When looking at your curve, it appears that the only turn 1 plays are your Inquisition of Kozileks, so I'd recommend adding a few 1 drops. What I would do is cut 1 Blood Artist, and 1 Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip (3 isn't ideal with the legendary rule) for 2 Thoughtseize. Thoughtseize will help you against combo decks and make for extra turn 1 plays, something very useful for keeping the pace with aggressive decks even with the loss of 2 life. Next, I'd like to recommend that you swap out 2 of your Sign in Blood for 2 Night's Whisper, as Night's Whisper is easier to cast (although note that you can't target your opponent with Night's Whisper to deal damage like Sign in Blood could, so if that matters a lot to you, ignore this suggestion). I also think that the new card coming out in Aether Revolt, Fatal Push, would do wonders here if you could manage to get 3 copies. If you could, I'd add the 3 Fatal Push and take out 1 Sign in Blood and 2 Victim of Night. If you have your doubts about how to trigger Fatal Push, cracking a fetch to get a swamp and then using Fatal Push is the easiest way to reach the revolt trigger. Anyway, good luck with the brew!

Rhyno52 on Vampires

5 days ago

Suggestions: Blood Artist, Bloodthrone Vampire to have an sec engine for Bloodghast. You should also consider to play more fetch lands for more Landfall or Slab Hammer.

Perpetual on Tall, Dark, and Triggered

1 week ago

As a B/W deck with a "ping" strategy, you need more Extort. Crypt Ghast is an auto-include, and given your enchantment theme I would think Blind Obedience as well. You might also want a Falkenrath Noble to go with your Blood Artist

I like most of your global enchantments (though I've played both Hissing Miasma and Polluted Bonds and found them underwhelming), but a lot of your Auras are going to get lost in an EDH game with 40 lives and multiple opponents.

Dredgar on Casual RB Vampire

1 week ago

Looks good. Have you thought about Blood Artist? He would excel when you sac or any creature dies. Also, have you thought about Dreadbore over Terminate? It allows you to kill a planeswalker.

Rhyno52 on Unrelenting Dead (Zombie Tribal)

1 week ago

I forget about the fact that it cant produce Black mana, sry. xD

If you are playing mltiplayer games i recommend to swap lilliana for 3 Gray Merchant of Asphodel because its just too powerful. Its just a 5 mana that will drain your opponent at least for 2 life. but in your case its more likely to get 5 or even more. That lifegain tho.

Also you may want to benefit from your creatures dying. You could play Altar's Reap, Blood Artist and maybe sec outlets like Nantuko Husk or Viscera Seer. i know that it would break the theme a little bit but after all it stays zombie.

Nantuko + Artist + gravecrawler = = 1dmg,1Life and nantuko +2+2

There would also be Diregraf Captain if you want to stay fully zombie, but you have to splash blue for it.

chapman.luke27 on You Will Serve, Even In Death

1 week ago

Some cards like Ajani's Pridemate, Felidar Sovereign, Karlov of the Ghost Council, and Chalice of Life  Flip work great in a deck that has good, consistent life gain. I don't think you have enough other cards to support that theme, I would either cut them or add something to support that theme if that's the direction you want to go. If you do want life gain try Pristine Talisman, Auriok Champion or her budget sisters Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant, Brutal Hordechief (think he's great in your deck even if you don't go life gain), Whip of Erebos, Blood Artist, and Aetherflux Reservoir to name a few.

Also don't like Beseech the Queen in a tri-color deck, even if you got a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. I would definitely pay the extra mana for the budget Diabolic Tutor or if you have the cash Demonic Tutor.

Would also replace a Mountain with a Terramorphic Expanse for better color consistency.

You've got a lot of token generators along with reanimating stuff, I think Cathars' Crusade would work great with this.

Love Odric, Lunarch Marshal in this deck, you might want to add Odric, Master Tactician as a win condition.

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