Blood Artist


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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


11 hours ago

I'm sorry to break this to you, but regenerating doesn't prevent sacrificing, just destruction. So instead i suggest that you throw in stuff with on-death triggers like Carrier Thrall or Blood Artist.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on The Final 5 Partners

17 hours ago

Although, worth noting, that as templated, this goes infinite with Dread Return or any other reanimator spell, giving victory via Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist, etc.

AMJacker on Persistent ComBoo!

18 hours ago

but T1 Altar (or Seer), T2 2CC No Counter card (or Safehold Elite), T3 Safehold Elite (or 2CC no counter card) and Seer (or alter). Seer sac the Safehold which comes back w/o a -1/-1 milling 1... over and over and over. If you went first on their T3 they have nothing to draw. zephyr_chang If you went 2nd I guess it's not a T3 b/c it would be their T4.

I'll agree Collected Company would pretty much lock it in on 4 provided I drop the Redcaps. I have a playset and will test it out. If I did that I think I would have to drop the Altar and reintroduce the Blood Artist

Cereal_Killer on His Time Has Come

1 day ago

Cutting Anointed Procession and Gather the Townsfolk is a good choice.

Remember that you need to activate morbid ability killing a token and then tap two creatures and Skirsdag High Priest in order to put a 5/5. Are you sure it's a good idea since you have just 5 cards you could use to destroy tokens?

Mikaeus, the Lunarch has a very good ability and it's even true that it could become big if you have a Crypt Ghast on the field.

I also suggest you to add Anguished Unmaking, Fatal Push, Path to Exile or Utter End cause having no removals isn't such a great idea.

A good card could be Sorin, Lord of Innistrad due to his token spawn ability and the emblem you get or Sorin, Solemn Visitor due to the +1 +0 to all creatures and lifelink and the token spawn. But I'm not sure how he would fit in the flavor.

The same is true also for Bitterblossom. It's a strong card (don't be scared about the lose 1 on your upkeep) that keeps you spawning tokens. Unfortunately it spawns faeries, so it's not useful for the story.

If you are planning a mass token destruction think about some Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat, but only if you are sure a lot of tokens will die.

Subject134127 on Assemble the Legion

2 days ago

The problem is that your theme takes so many turns to achieve. You drop Assemble the Legion at turn 5 at best, and then it has to stack up counter and not be removed by your opponent during the coming turns.

If you want to keep Assemble the Legion as the main card in the deck, try to put it in a control shell. Chained to the Rocks is a nice 1 mana Journey to Nowhere in Boros Control, and you have access to a lot of board clear like Sweltering Suns and Fumigate. If you have more threats than creatures against you, or match up against control decks, consider going into blue for countermagic and card filtering (Supreme Will) to make sure you have the methods to stop your opponent's attempts to remove your wincons. Include cards like Detention Sphere and Oblivion Ring or Ghostly Prison to make sure you survive against all kinds of threats until you can develop your board. If you know what you usually play against, devote more slots in the deck to cards protecting against that kind of target. Jeskai Ascendancy could be a nice inclusion as well to make use of all the creatures you want to be generating in combination with your large amount of non-creature spells in this version. Elspeth, Sun's Champion is a huge finisher which could be an expensive but worthwhile 1-of.

If you want a faster deck with a token theme with things like Suture Priest, Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge, ditch Assemble the Legion. Try to incorporate a few anthems such as Honor of the Pure or Intangible Virtue, and look into including black as extra color, as it has a few ways to sacrifice your tokens for the greater cause (Viscera Seer), cards to make use of it (Twilight Drover, Blood Artist), and token generators (Lingering Souls). Remove all walls and cards that don't directly interact with or make tokens. Redundancy is key in fast decks, so you'll always have a threat in hand, not answers to things that are not threatening you yet.

nissani on Quantity and Quality: Shadowborn Apostle

2 days ago

Hey, so scratch that previous comment. I found card draw in Griselbrand, and then I took out 4x Blood Artist and added in 4x Crypt Ghast. Instead of relying on creatures dying, I extort all my spells so that I gain life off those which, with so many one drop cards in this deck, is relatively easily to do. I also added in a Painful Quandary or two to do my best to stop removal and hurt my opponents. In short, it's a bitch. Best of luck to anyone else who builds this deck!

hoardofnotions on Un-FLICKING-believable!!!!!!!!!!

3 days ago

ScrOuch Thanks for leaving some feedback for me!

Good call on the Phyrexian Delver it's been really strong.

Body Snatcher isn't a great flicker target, though if i run more sac outlets it might be better.

Dictate of Erebos isn't quite budget enough for me, I really like that the entire deck is under $50. This way when folks see it play out i can tell them the idea and that the deck could be upgraded as well

Outpost Siege is right on theme though i'm not sure what to cut for it

I think Impact Tremors is possibly win more? I'm not heavy in tokens and if i'm combo'ing with Peregrine Drake i should be able to win another way.

Blood Artist doesn't trigger on flickers, but it is a good card and in multiplayer games creatures die and i'll get value. I think I want to commit to the theme of flicker over good stuff additions right now though

Goblin Bombardment and Ashnod's Altar are good though i'm not to sure they will be strong enough if i don't add the dictate. Also the commander isn't the focus of the deck so adding things just for him seems loose IMO

LVL_666 Thanks for all your suggestions! Lets dive in,

Rune-Scarred Demon is out of budget range. It's not that I don't have it, I do, I just want to run the entire deck under $50. So that means missing out on Dictate of Erebos and the demon but adding Dreamscape Artist and Sire of Stagnation

Noxious Gearhulk I think i want to add, even with the price tag$. All my creature kill now can't kill black creatures and I kinda want more life gain and this card works on both levels. What's better though, Noxious Gearhulk or Inferno Titan???

Vial Smasher the Fierce dosen't fit the theme and is almost a good stuff addition, so I'll pass for now.

Crater Hellion, Ratchet Bomb and Sever the Bloodline are sweet anti token measures, here is what i was thinking Devastation Tide. It deals with the tokens, enchantments, planswalkers, and other unbeatable positions I could find myself in. What do you think?

quitrage Thanks for the bringing some sweet ideas to the table

Dance of the Dead I want to add, though i'm not sure i can think of the cut for it, any thoughts?

Twilight's Call, Champion of Stray Souls and Diabolic Servitude I've played before and didn't really like them. Those were different decks though, so I'll keep them in mind while playing this one.

Cereal_Killer on His Time Has Come

3 days ago

Well, seems a good deck with a good flavor, I'll make just some changes:

Sangromancer doesn't persuade me as card and as flavor. As a card there are better choices, for example Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat or Falkenrath Noble. And what should the Sangromancer order really add to the story of your deck? I really don't understand, they are just high priests.

Crypt Ghast is a good card, but do you really need tons of black mana? If the answer is "Yes" I suggest you to add Secure the Wastes.

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