Blood Artist

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Latest as Commander

Blood Artist Discussion

multimedia on Muldrotha the Gravetide

8 hours ago

Hey, looks good, nice start, but consider expanding on the main strategy?

Cards within the deck's budget to consider adding:

Overall excellent cards with Muldrotha:

Remora is one of the best sources of no mana cost repeatable draw in multiplayer Commander and it's great with Muldrotha's ability to play an enchantment from your graveyard. Don't pay Remora's upkeep cost, it's destroyed and can then be played from the graveyard to give you potential draw during your opponents turns. Risen and Coiling are excellent value especially Risen since Muldrotha, Yarok, Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are Elementals. Stormtamer and Archmage can protect Muldrotha from removal by sacing them; then able play one of them from your graveyard.

Sakura can sac itself to ramp; it's a staple green creature in Commander especially with Meren. Wonder can give Muldrotha flying making her an attacking threat to do Commander damage. Buried Alive , Fauna Shaman , etc. are good here to tutor for and get Wonder into your graveyard. Reborn has lots of utility especially when you can repeatedly play it because after the third chapter it's destroyed. The third chapter can reanimate a creature or Planeswalker from any graveyard.

Sac outlets/payoffs:

Land upgrades:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Woodland Stream
  • Foul Orchard
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Field of Ruin
  • Grave Betrayal
  • Font of Fertility
  • Pattern of Rebirth
  • Sylvan Caryatid
  • Manalith
  • Havengul Lich
  • Karametra's Acolyte
  • Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
  • Platinum Emperion
  • Savra, Queen of the Golgari
  • Torment of Hailfire
  • Overwhelming Forces
  • Dreamscape Artist

lifemtg on I Ghave Up My Creatures Budget

1 day ago

Chhris thx for vommenting[Comment and Vote]. I really wanted to keep Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants because its use in the deck. It puts counters on Ghave, it recurs some combo pieces of necessary, or if it reaches its ultimate, it really goes off, giving me so much stuff to do. If you think its unnecessary I can still remove it, but this is my opinion. I agree though that Vivien Reid doesnt fit in very well, I just had it in my hands and decide to use it. Probably replace it with Teysa Karlov because it works great with Blood Artist and such or some type of removal. I am on the line about Ephemerate because its capability Probably am going am going to replace it with Unexpectedly Absent

LittleBlueHero on Commander 2019 early hopes and ...

1 day ago

So the themes were apparently found on a wizards website, can anyone confirm? Please delete this post if it was considered a leak.

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YamishiTheWickedOne on WB Vampire Life Drain

4 days ago

Modern huh? Unless you wanna do a sacrifice engine you're better going Rakdos or Mardu.

Vamps also wanna run pretty light on mana in either case. 3 or less cost = good, use 4+ mana cards very sparingly. Like Sanguine/Exquisite are simply too slow to be good imo.

Now, depending on your budget, you could do something like.....

4 Viscera Seer , 4 Bloodghast , 4 Blood Artist or Kalastria Highborn , 4 Cordial Vampire , maybe 4 Vampire Nocturnus or Vampire Lacerator and 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Captivating Vampire , or maybe even 4 Dusk Legion Zealot or Gatekeeper of Malakir .

Or alternatively, consider that red gives you access to Stromkirk Captain who is hilarious with Vampire Nighthawk , Gifted Aetherborn and the new Vampire of the Dire Moon .

For hate spells, usable ones are things like Fatal Push , Lightning Bolt , Path to Exile , Terminate , Cast Down , Kolaghan's Command , or if you have money, Liliana of the Veil , Liliana, the Last Hope , and also to bring him up on this subject: Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord . Hand disruption is expensive, looking at Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , and Collective Brutality . But black has almost a monopoly on that.

3 other cards to bring up: Olivia Voldaren , Stromkirk Noble as he was always good but 5 color humans are a huge deal in the meta now, and Zealous Persecution .

Hope this gave you some insight. Welcome to the dark side.

Ocheyo on Dirty Ghave 1.0

1 week ago

So I was surprised to see Vizier of Remedies and not Melira, Sylvok Outcast . In that same vein, I am not sure about the -1/-1 counter synergies ( Flourishing Defenses ), especially if you double down on preventing -1/-1 counters like my last sentence. I think I would rather see Inspiring Call in that slot, or at least in the deck somewhere. I see 28 non-token creatures in the deck 29 with Ghave. Perhaps Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit could be a Juniper Order Ranger and Prowess of the Fair could be a Woodfall Primus . Lastly, I see an infinite combo with Devoted Druid , Ghave, Guru of Spores , and Vizier of Remedies and that you have Blood Artist , perhaps you could run Zulaport Cutthroat or Corpse Knight to work with that aspect.

That said I like where you are going with the deck. I am always a giant proponent of removal and of course feel there could be more, but I have made enough suggestions for now.

MrCrowley666 on Bioterrorist Dissemination

1 week ago

hungry000 I also think Blood Artist is better than Zulaport Cutthroat . I'm just using Zulaport because i run Cavern of Souls . Zulaport is human like Hapatra, Vizer of Poisons and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician . And this gives protection against decks that play with blue. I still need to test enough to know if this decision is worth it, but that's what I think for now. Thanks!

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Mirror Gallery

1 week ago

Hello again. I'm throwing around ideas and what do you think of Geode Golem + Sisay, Weatherlight Captain or General Tazri to tutor out Zada? And what about spellslinger and Talrand, Sky Summoner / Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper / Jeskai Ascendancy -like spells and free range spells like Manamorphose / Gitaxian Probe / Invigorate ? And if we are doing token/clone stuff I would think Blood Artist / Falkenrath Noble / Poison-Tip Archer would be a good wincon.

hungry000 on Bioterrorist Dissemination

1 week ago

Blood Artist is generally better than Zulaport Cutthroat since it also triggers when you kill an opponent's creature ^.^

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Blood Artist occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.12%

Black: 0.72%

WB (Orzhov): 1.55%

Rakdos: 0.34%

Golgari: 0.43%

RBW (Mardu): 0.8%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.23%