Blood Artist


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

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Blood Artist Discussion

David_H18 on Orzhov Phyrexian Altar Combo

4 hours ago

That's exactly right. However, right now your deck is labeled Standard on the website. You can fix this by clicking edit, then changing the format. If you are looking for removal, then in black you can go with Dismember, which you can reliably cast for 1 cmc. At two cmc, I am a big fan of playing a mix of Go for the Throat and Victim of Night (although with your split you may find Victim tough to cast on turn two). White gives you access to some of the best removal in modern with Path to Exile. May I also recommend Spawning Pit. It gives you a chance to go infinite combo with Darkest Hour, Blood Artist, Tesya and any other black creature the moment it goes down. Killing Wave could also be fun. As far as card draw goes Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, and Dark Confidant are all options (the confidant would also give you a black creature to sacrifice, and would probably do much better for you than Doomed Dissenter). Unfortunately these all add to your price tag as well. Either way, this looks like a fun deck when it goes off! You'll have to let me know how it ends up playing.

ZendikariWol on Izoni, Thousand-Eyed Ratcatcher

1 day ago

Phyrexian Altar would be great here, and infinite with Bloodbond March. Just add a Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist or Golgari Germination. Infinity.

APPLE01DOJ on Blood Sisters

2 days ago

Blood Artist is a card too!

Avacidal_maniac on Oloro is dece

3 days ago

Some really good cards for Oloro are Test of Endurance and Felidar Sovereign since Oloro just kinda sits his lazy ass in the command zone forever, you'll be gaining a heap of life and these cards make you win if you have a certain amount of life, a combo that is good for any life gain oriented decks is the Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond combo as all it takes to trigger is your gain 2 life at upkeep trigger and you win.

Not got enough card draw? fret not as cards like Greed and Necropotence can provide you with it at a cheap one life per card. if your creatures are killed, use Phyrexian Reclamation. Want even more life? try Paradox Haze to give you not one upkeep, BUT TWO.

I would also recommend a few tutors as black is by far the strongest colour for tutors. I would recommend Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Diabolic Revelation, Increasing Ambition, Lim-Dul's Vault and anything else.

The usual win condition I see with Oloro decks is they combo off and win that way, some combos that work well with Oloro other than the Exquisite/bond combo is probably the following Reveillark/Karmic Guide+ any sac outlet and something dumb like Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat

Aetherflux Reservoir+Children of Korlis Nuke two players with one stone.

create infinite mana somehow and then play Debt to the Deathless to drain everyone to death.

overall I would say this deserves an upvote because as much as I hate Oloro decks, I'll admit they are effective at what they do.

RadicalAns on Izoni, Chattering Aristocrats

4 days ago

Very cool. I have a remarkably similar list. Good to see great minds think alike. One thing I did add that I didn't see here was Wound Reflection and Sanguine Bond to get a little extra damage out of those Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat triggers

goldlion on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH: Steal Yo Gurl!

4 days ago

Wow, Expropriate is wild! That'd go nicely in my Lazav, Dimir Mastermind deck. Definitely expensive though. I might prefer Insurrection in your deck, for the fact it needs creativity to permanently steal their creatures (I like that challenge) - but they are both nuts in there. I see what you mean about Razaketh, the Foulblooded, and the lag to play one of those other two after you search for them...

...If that's the win-con package, maybe some passive ramping could help? A couple examples of what I mean would be Pitiless Plunderer and Black Market. I run both those in my Ghave, Guru of Spores to great effect. A Ruthless Knave, rather than the plunderer, offers a sac engine while creating two treasure tokens. Not efficient enough for this deck I think, but more for inspiration :). He offers a mana sink if you find yourself with extra mana in the first 5-6 turns and helps you position yourself for 1 big turn.

Maybe, after playing this version a bit, swapping your high cmc for Grave Betrayal and some one sided board wipes like Plague Wind could be an interesting take to try out?

I put an Unspeakable Symbol in mine as well. Seems like it was made for her, taking your life below your opponents while putting on the counters. I dream of having it out in this "Steal Yo Gurl!" style, with a Champion of Stray Souls on the battlefield. If the sequencing and mana could work... Value town.

In regards to the version I'm working on: We have a lower level player in our playgroup who doesn't quite have the cards or the know-how for stronger deck building. I wanted to make something less powerful than Kresh and Ghave, for playing him while still enjoying myself. Madness is a really fun mechanic I'm building around with a lot of trigger opportunities through the draw, discard to cast, and different recursion. Such great value, just not the power. Madness fits naturally with the Innistrad vampires that get +1/+1 counters for dealing damage. Great synergy with Marchesa and it's letting me play interesting cards, including some sweet old commons, that I probably wouldn't play otherwise (ex: Bog Witch). Cards like Archfiend of Ifnir and Squee, Goblin Nabob become elite. I'll let you know when a version is online.

One jankyish build I was thinking for Marchesa: If I can find a more ways in her colours to put +1/+1 counters on creatures, I could run Highway Robber type cards with Blood Artist triggers.

YayoBruno on The Real Lord of Innistrad copy

5 days ago

I'm not very sure what type of deck are you trying to build, first it's look like a combo deck and you included some very nice pieces, then I see control but after checking the rest of the creatures it's look like your are trying to make an aggro deck. My first recommendation would be that one, decide what type of deck are you building. When I see your mana curve, I think I look at an aggro deck, is a good curve for that. I recommend you Fervor to give your creatures haste, Furnace of Rath or another enchantment to deal double damage. Massive removals like Cleansing Nova, Ritual of Soot would fit perfectly with Bloodcrazed Paladin to create a big creature or to deal massive damage with Blood Artist. Champion of Dusk can give a huge amount of cards in mid game to continue the aggro. Anyways, that seems to be a good base for a deck. Well done.

enpc on Sliver combos

1 week ago

If you're wanting to play combo slivers, you should look into outlet cards like Purphoros, God of the Forge, Impact Tremors, Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist who form a combo with your commander and Basal Sliver, Ashnod's Altar or Mana Echoes (which you should add). Cutthraot and artist don't work with Mana Echoes however are still good enough to run. The other slivers you should look ata running are Dormant Sliver and Necrotic Sliver.

You don't need Darkheart Sliver, Ghostflame Sliver, Fungus Sliver or Mistform Sliver. They don't do enough to wanrrant a slot. You should however look at including Nature's Lore, Farseek, Skyshroud Claim, Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman (assuming you have fetches) and Noble Hierarch (depending on budget).

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