Blood Artist


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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.

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Blood Artist Discussion

WItC on Budget Beginner Teaching Decks (#7 Multi)

1 day ago

Replaced Blood Artist with Cruel Celebrant due to the price spike for the artist.

GhostChieftain on Karador's Dregde Fun

1 day ago

In any deck that likes to reanimate I highly suggest Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder as well as Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat . Birthing Pod is also extremely helpful to find what you need and also helps get things in your yard.

How do you feel about infinite combos? There are a few of them with karmic guide and two of them that do with Karmic Guide also work with Sun Titan (they all also require a free sac outlet) Reveillark is one that works with guide and not titan, but is very good at reanimating on its own. Saffi Eriksdotter combos with guide, titan, and reveillark and is good for protecting things you want to stay on board. Fiend Hunter combos with guide and titan and is just an all around amazing card. If you like these I have a few more cards to suggest for more easily enabling these combos, but if not I totally get it. Not everyone wants to be a degenerate lol.

I dunno how much you are willing to spend on cards, but Survival of the Fittest is incredibly strong as well.

Ripwater on [Primer]Teysa, Orzhov Scion

3 days ago

Hey Fektoer

First of all very cool decklist! I kinda like the fact that you don't want to play the teysa combo. Im a bit in a struggle with my teysa deck (Orzhov Friends. It's no where near as streamlined as your deck is and I mostly started it because I wanted to make an Orzhov Superfriends deck (even tho I don't have green or blue). Turns out what started out as a joke, kinda rolled and I rolled with it. So I switched from Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to Teysa, Orzhov Scion , only played the walkers that make tokens or support tokens.

So that's where I am now. I really like your list and I'm trying to pick up some ideas (your point on Grave Pact vs. Dictate of Erebos was super valid for example. I also saw that you only play Swords to Plowshares and no Path to Exile so I went with that as well.

I just have a few questions:

  1. How are Krav, the Unredeemed and Regna, the Redeemer working out for you? Do you have enough lifegain triggers for Regna to work out? Krav's value is hard to miss, but I'm affraid he is a bit costly. The only thing why I dig them is because I try to have a bit of a legendary theme in it. Regna I ran in a Karlov of the Ghost Council deck and she was often on the list to be cut, cause she was so high in mana.
  2. You are not running a lot of removal. Hardly any boardwipes and you rely more on Teysa to do the removal for you. Of course there are a few other creatures (Elesh and Massacre Wurm), but do you have the feeling you can control the boardstate enough?
  3. You don't run the usual suspects of Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat and the new Cruel Celebrant . You don't have the feeling you miss them? They do provide triggers for Regna for example.
  4. You don't run a lot of sac outlets, to generate tokens. Can you get enough value out of Teysa?

If you want it would mean a lot to me if you could have a look at my list. Cause I have the feeling I'm mostly just staring anymore and a new opinion would help a lot :)

thewitchhunter on EDH - Vampires

4 days ago

You could consider some of those cheaper Vampires, as you want to cast Suckers as soon as the game starts to trigger Edgar's Eminence ability.

Some that are not mentioned earlier: Blood Artist Tithe Drinker (Extort!)

Mana fixing duals like Painlands ( Battlefield Forge ) or Temples ( Temple of Malice ). Shocklands ( Blood Crypt ) are good too but already a little more expensive.

Also some ramp would be great: Sol Ring Chromatic Lantern Fellwar Stone Signets

Instant/Sorcery: Utter End Anguished Unmaking Vindicate Boros Charm Merciless Eviction Teferi's Protection (Is included in the C17 Edgar Markov deck, so you may have one. Cheaper alternatives: Ghostway or Eerie Interlude . But as these exile and return and not phase your stuff out like Teferi's Protection , you'll lose your tokens with these. And no, none of those will trigger Edgar when theys return, as they are not cast.)

Artifact: Skullclamp

zigkid3 on Commander combos w/ Artifact 4 ...

5 days ago

ThoAlmighty No problem. To be more specific the reason why I am looking specifically for a commander comboing off with a 4 or less cmc artifact is because my LGS is holding a commander league where you can partner your commander with a lieutenant which needs to be a planeswalker (and it adds to the color identity). So I'm brainstorming what crazy stuff you can come up with with that combo.

So far I came up with Pir, Imaginative Rascal + Nissa, Vital Force you can use her ult right off the bat.

But for this thread the best combo I can think of is Sharuum the Hegemon with Tezzeret the Seeker then grab an artifact of 4 cmc with tezzeret to cause an infinite death trigger loop with sharuum. Then just make sure I pack the deck with a bunch of Blood Artist type effects.

VampiricJace on Sacrificial Vampire

6 days ago

Favorite kind of deck! My forte. See: Bloodghast , Blood Artist , Viscera Seer , Grave Pact , Kalastria Highborn . These type of cards help you while you and your opponent sacrifice. More on that here:

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captainamerica on bw

1 week ago

oh and just put Blood Artist in.

multimedia on Help Teysa Close Games

1 week ago

The Karmic Guide + Reveillark + sac outlet combos are great. Lark and Guide are both reanimation and by themselves are good cards, but together much better. Lark/Guide doesn't even need Teysa, but Teysa can make Lark better because if Lark leaves the battlefield as a result of it dying then it triggers Teysa. Setup Lark/Guide with Buried Alive , this lets you tutor for Guide, one of Viscera Seer / Carrion Feeder / Yahenni, Undying Partisan and one of Zulaport Cutthroat / Blood Artist / Cruel Celebrant and put these three creatures into your graveyard. All you need is Lark to win when these cards are in your graveyard.

This combo works by creating a dying loop of both Lark and Guide with Seer/Feeder/Yahenni or another sac outlet. The loop is created since Lark and Guide can reanimate each other. With Cutthroat/Artist/Celebrant or another aristocrat on the battlefield the dying loop becomes a win condition making all your opponents lose all life and you gain life. Lark/Guide/sac outlet doesn't have to be used as a win condition combo, it can just be a mass reanimation combo where you reanimate all your 2 or less power creatures in your graveyard. Sac them all for lots of value with/without Teysa after reanimating and repeat this process. Or it can be used to create a dying loop to get a lot of value from any number of cards in your deck.

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Blood Artist occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.12%

Black: 0.72%

W/B (Orzhov): 1.55%

Rakdos: 0.34%

Golgari: 0.43%

RBW (Mardu): 0.8%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.23%