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

zephyr_chang on Blackest of black vampires

1 day ago

As someone who have been trying to play mono-black Vampires in modern for a while, my opinions on the following cards:

Vampire Lacerator - frequently outclassed by opposing creatures, poor topdeck lategame. Vampires are not aggro enough to warrant the inclusion of this guy, I feel.

Vampire Nighthawk - good in some situations but just too bad against red decks to be a reliable 4-of.

Captivating Vampire - Extremely extremely difficult to get 5 creatures on the battlefield in Modern in general.

Blood Artist - we definitely don't have a critical mass of creatures to take advantage of this guy. He could be played as a 1-of if we play the most crucial creature in a Vampire deck:

Bloodghast - a threat that keeps coming back. Absolutely vital in all Vampire decks. Good synergy with Liliana of the Veil and fetchlands.

You might also want to either maximise the number of Vampire Nocturnus or play some number of Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (good synergy with our removal options, such as Slaughter Pact). Liliana of the Veil is too good not to play in some number. Mutavault is also the best colorless vampire we can play - you just have to mitigate them with more Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

MegaMatt13 on Mono Black Reanimate

2 days ago

Great reanimation effects: Nim Deathmantle, Phyrexian Reclamation, Chainer, Dementia Master, Victimize, Animate Dead, and Coffin Queen.

Great creatures that abuse reanimation: Nekrataal, Solemn Simulacrum, Merciless Executioner, Kokusho, the Evening Star, and Noxious Gearhulk.

Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat for life drain with all the creatures dying repeatedly.

Great card draw options: Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, Bloodgift Demon, and Read the Bones.

Buried Alive to fill your graveyard with what you need

Cards I would cut: Crucible of Worlds, Grim Return, To the Slaughter.

Also, please don't do the Triskellion and Mikaeus two card combo cheese...noooooooo!

SharpJs on Soul Sisters Budget

5 days ago

it's a pretty good Budget build. Although with Blood Artist in the main you are expecting your opponents to wipe the board or kill off all your creatures, which is not a terrible plan. But it could go in the Sideboard in case that is the case.

in the spot of the Blood artists I would put a Play set of Ajani's Pridemate as an ever growing threat and must answer creature. the card itself is cheap and the synergy is great. if they don't answer him he'll win the game no problem.

MadMarbleHead on My Tokens army

5 days ago

Replace 2 to 4 copies of Gather the Townsfolk with Call the Gatewatch to increase the effective chance of drawing a planeswalker without dropping money for a planeswalker.


I also run a w/b tokenish deck, you could throw in a few copies of Blood Artist to make them pay for blocking, along with Dictate of Erebos for passive removal. If you pick Dictate, then Bone Splinters or Innocent Blood get their effects doubled and combine nicely with Blood Artist. Westvale Abbey  Flip is a good win condition for tokens, great with the other non-budget cards I've listed.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Bloody vampires aggro

6 days ago

all you need is Viscera Seer, Bloodghast and either Blood Artist or Kalastria Highborn with good fetches. Vampire Nocturnus, Dark Confidant and Vampire Lacerator all synergize nicely with this engine.

fragarach97 on Death=Good

6 days ago

I actually have a similar deck to this. Check out my All is Sacrifice deck for pointers... the biggest thing I can say is that the white feels a bit unnecessary from someone who's played a deck like this... it may give you good tokens, but you can't just sacrifice the humans out of nowhere like you can spawns and scions. Also, Blood Artist is strictly better than Zulaport Cutthroat. It having one power is hardly relevant compared to the flexibility Blood Artist provides. Just some thoughts...

YamishiTheWickedOne on Sacrificing Vampires

1 week ago

To be completely honest I'd go monoblack or black/red. Your curve's a little skewed too. The sac vamps engine is basically Viscera Seer + Bloodghast + Kalastria Highborn and/or Blood Artist. You wanna use mostly low costed creatures as mana's at a premium. I'd include Vampire Lacerator since he's a cheap 2 damage poke that's easy to get rid of. You don't typically wanna go any higher than 4 mana, and even then that's only ever for Vampire Nocturnus and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. If you splashed a second color, go red for Lightning Bolt and Terminate. Drana's way too slow. And your creatures don't stick around enough to build devotion effectively. You'd also want some better fetch lands, even in monocolor. "enters play tapped period" is a big no-no so evolving wilds is out. Myself, what I would do is run 22 lands. 4 Polluted Delta, 4 Bloodstained Mire, 1-2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and 10-11 swamps. You could toss in 2 Cavern of Souls and 1 Mutavault if you have the budget.

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