Blood Artist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Xica on Im a poor modern player ...

1 day ago

I would say that the rakdos list is somewhat weak Hellhole Flailer & Rakdos Cackler have strictly better versions, if you intend to use them as beaters (like Goblin Guide) - you could of course abuse them with something like Rage Forger, but in the end the deck just doesn't seem to have a clear plan, at least to me.

If you are willing to add some more recursive creatures like Gravecrawler (as black has plenty such options), you could build an aristocrats deck with 4x Viscera Seer + 2x other sacrifice outlet & 4x Blood Artist & 4x Zulaport Cutthroat
And then alter it slowly into the deck that was called "next level abzan".
In the maintime (due to the life leech) you can use spells like Imp's Mischief to protect your stuff - since without single target removal the deck is hard to deal with to say the least.
Maybe some number of Duress to combat both removal and planeswalkers.
...the options are endless.
(and there are nice mass reanimation spells, like Immortal Servitude)

However i would try to stay clear of Smallpox as it works best in WB planeswalker decks - and stuff like Liliana of the Veil is not cheap.
And you definietly should not play Pack Rat in such a build, as both compete for the same resources, cards in your hand.
The rat is best in Life from the Loam + Squee, Goblin Nabob builds - at least in my opinion, where its played alongside stuff like Zombie Infestation & Seismic Assault

LordMithos on Orzhov Treasures

1 day ago

Tokens do go to the graveyard which does trigger Marionette Master. It's just that once they have hit the graveyard they disappear into a cloud of smoke. That's why they work with things like Grave Pact, Blood Artist, and Fecundity but won't with Rise from the Grave, Faith's Reward, or Revive.

Awesome little deck, treasures and Marionette Master is a synergy dream come true. How well does it hold up against stuff like Ramunap Red?

DeeLight on Sacrificial Whispers (Sheoldred EDH)

3 days ago

I'd say I can't have Blood Artist because I have too much mass removal to make him viable, on top of a lack of recursion in case it dies, which would happen almost always too soon before I do any kind of setup with it. I guess if the table has a lot of creatures dying, I could side it in. (:

SirLoinofHamalot on poison

3 days ago

U need Blood Artist in this bc you're going to be killing your sneks like crazy

IPlayAnIsland on Sacrificial Whispers (Sheoldred EDH)

5 days ago

Any reason why Blood Artist is not in the deck?

Dawson_Von_Darkcastle on Yahenni of the Endless Offerings (EDH)

5 days ago

1. Falkenrath Noble, Deathgreeter, Blood Artist, and Zulaport Cutthroat are great for life gain, but have weak bodies.
2. Harvester of Souls for draw power.
3. Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder are great sack outlets.
4. Skullclamp. Equip to 1/1's to draw two.

Otherwise, you have a solid deck. lots of well thought out cards and strategies. bravo.

goblinguiderevealpls on Edgar Aristocrats Help?

5 days ago

deckbuilding takes a lot of time and testing to get better at, ive built hundreds of decks over my 10 years of magic and i still have room for improvement, so don't lose hope!

even though a lot of power comes from pricy staples, there is budget options for more casual playgroups, for example Demonic Tutor can be substituted with Diabolic Tutor or Increasing Ambition

as far as wincons, yes, you need more than just BloodBond and tokens.

as far as token combo, im pretty sure you can get lethal damage using Blood Artist to combo with Ashnod's Altar and Nim Deathmantle to get infinite damage/life, because you sac a vamp+ a vamp token to altar for 4, use the 4 to activate deathmantle on the nontoken vampire, triggering blood artist infinitely, add Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos and it also forces opponents to sacrifice an infinite amount of creatures, or you add Mana Echoes for infinite colorless mana!

combos like this are made MUCH easier with Anointed Procession, since it doubles your token production

you can also win via a soft lock that makes you impossible to kill, such as Solemnity + Phyrexian Unlife

sadly not a lot of vampires are combo-friendly cards, so you're going to want to run a lot of tutors, creature protection and noncreature combos alongside the trusty vampire armada. the most fitting combo for your deck would definitely be lifesteal, having an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers in play usually wins you the game if you use the mana to cast an Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless, especially with land copying coffers like Vesuva, Thespian's Stage or Mirage Mirror

Magus of the Coffers is alsp a budget friendly version of cabal coffers, and allows you to run 2 of them

also if your main wincon right now is bloodbond life combo, id recommend more ways to fetch it like the above mentioned black tutors, as well as Idyllic Tutor and Gamble

SlavicGhaespar on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

6 days ago

Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat could be pretty nice here. With Viscera Seer or Altar as an outlet you can kill everyone in response to whatever they are playing.

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