Blood Artist

Legality

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

Gidgetimer on Degenerate Combos

1 day ago

The thing is that there are so many combos available in EDH that you need to maybe specify some colors for what you want to do. I really only listed locks in my earlier comment. For normal combos there are about 20 or so involving Ghave, Guru of Spores and different combinations of counter producers and mana producers. Add in one of the three soul sisters and you have infinite life, add in Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat and you have infinite damage. Grave Pact turns the Ghave combos into single sided board wipes so I guess that could be considered a lock.

Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond is a classic kill combo. Vizkopa Guildmage can be substituted for Sanguine Bond if you are in black white.

Bababad on Redesigned Vampire Midrange (for modern)

3 days ago

the secondary ability is not why you run Blood Baron of Vizkopa. a 4/4 against a deck that can't remove it (Ultimate Price, Anguished Unmaking, Path to Exile, Terminate, Dismember, Tragic Slip, etc. fail to remove it, let alone all the removal that doesn't do enough to remove it. usually this card has to get two for oned), can't block it, gives you life, and in this deck has first strike? that's 4 life/damage a turn or a creature they can't swing past.

I mean, its no slow 3/3 flyer that can make a token the turn after it comes down...if it lives. Bloodline Keeper  Flip tends to only work in vampire ping strategies alongside Kalastria Highborn, Bloodghast and Blood Artist...though usually it gets beat out Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet which acts as pseudo batterskull/sac outlet, Vampire Nocturnus who usually provides a lethal "overrun" swing around 2/3 of the time even with this build, or even Gray Merchant of Asphodel for lethal because of the prevalence of solid B cmcs.

cadenzoid on Non-Token Sacrifice

4 days ago

Yes! i just logged in right now to change that! the blue spells were added after, and i ran out of time because i'm at work.

did you get the infinite combo with Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Safehold Elite working? Also thinking I need to test and see if I need to add the Blood Artists or not.

shivanphoenix09 on Really, really undying deck

4 days ago

Well, the first thing I would ask is AEther Vial really doing that much for you with such low converted MC in the whole deck? And then Grim Haruspex might come out for Grafted Wargear just as a 3 cost for a 3 cost, giving you another sac engine. Wargear+Retribution of the Ancients+Blood Artist+Undying=creatures that don't die rather than exile...BTW, I freaking Hardened Scales as an addition. good luck bud

dethshadowwalker on Really, really undying deck

4 days ago

Sorry i did miss read Blood Artist

dlaxw7 on Really, really undying deck

5 days ago

Hex Parasite, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Blasting Station, and Blade of the Bloodchief work pretty well with this type of setup. Also, Scavenging Ooze is a perfect sideboard option.

Just an aside on the Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat debate, yes Blood Artist tends to get you more triggers, but unless you're packing something like the aforementioned Blade he's dead board presence. Plus, the Cutthroat says "each opponent" instead of "target opponent." Not a big difference, but I have seen it become relevant against certain matchups. Maybe splitting 2 and 2 would work well.

And I really like Protean Hydra in here. I may slide it into my undying build. +1

Jessynecessity on Ghave's token army

5 days ago

Addendum:

You DESERATELY need Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat. Feel free to check out my Ghave deck. It runs flawlessly. Between the two of our decks we should be able to make the best Ghave deck ever!

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