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

MagicalHacker on Prossh, Skyraider of The Multiverse

5 hours ago

Sorry about the wait! I've been pretty busy lately, and I didn't initially plan on actually discussing my deck choices, but c'est la vie.

So looking through your deck, I saw it was very much a good-stuffs deck with a good bit of token producers, whereas mine is full-fledged infinite combo. That's not to say one will always be better in every scenario, but from the standpoint of synergy, infinite combo is as good as it gets. For reference, here's my decklist: MagicalHacker - Prossh, Skyraider of Kher.

On that page, you will see my most recent comment, which was copy pasted from the other Prossh deck posted in the deck help forum. Please check out the comment to understand why I am making the following suggestions:

If you like any of these suggestions or the cards in the aforementioned comment on my Prossh deck, I'd love to be of assistance in taking out cards as well.

TwoMagicDudes on Sworn to Gisa

12 hours ago

Blood Artist is a definite yes. In my experience, Endless Ranks of the Dead tends to get taken out before it can trigger (you have to wait until your next upkeep for it to go off, and oftentimes at least one opponent will have an answer for it--if they don't they will definitely have gotten rid of it by your next turn, so you will get one trigger off it if you are lucky).

Grave Betrayal is sweet and can be pulled off sometimes, but it is best to drop it the turn you are ready for it to go nuts, such as right before you wipe everyone's creatures with Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact. Otherwise it's going to get Erased or Oblivion Ringed in a heartbeat. It's one of those enchantments that people will simply not let you have on the board, and at 7 mana, it hurts when it gets exiled.

Bridge from Below is awesome if you have a good discard outlet, though tends not to last very long.

Call to the Grave really requires you to be running an all-zombie deck, because you will have to sac a non-zombie creature too. At the moment, 19 of the 27 creatures in this deck are not zombies, and Gisa is not a zombie (this is the same reason I don't like Zombie Apocalypse in this deck. So you might end up having to sacrifice Gisa or another great creature if you have Call to the Grave on the board.

And sacrificing one creature per turn is honestly not particularly fast. You can make your opponents sac way more creatures, regardless of creature type, through better means that won't make you lose the creatures you need, such as a good Killing Wave cast for 0 while Mikaeus, the Unhallowed or Cauldron of Souls are down in conjunction with Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, or Butcher of Malakir. Better yet, sacrifice all your zombie tokens to Carrion Feeder, then have Ghoulcaller Gisa sacrifice the Carrion Feeder, and you get all your zombie tokens back, plus one.

Warmonger on Sworn to Gisa

13 hours ago

Blood Artist might be helpful.

Analog_98 on Chump Blocker Central (EDH Shadowborn Apostle)

18 hours ago

I would also highly recommend Blood Artist.

blzd4dyz on The graveyard is the limit (help much appreciated)

20 hours ago

As FAMOUSWATERMELON said, you should focus the deck down to more copies of fewer cards.

For example, you say you'll "hopefully" have a Lotleth Troll by turn 3, but you don't even have 4 in the deck! Put 4 in the deck, it's a great card!

The power level difference between Lotleth Troll and cards like Trestle Troll and Sluiceway Scorpion is very large. You're better off taking out the weak (usually common-rarity) cards and really focusing on a strategy. A turn-3 Lotleth Troll is a good start.

I would take out the Drainpipe Vermin, Disciple of Griselbrand, Blood Artist, Feed the Clan, and Debilitating Injury, at least. Put in more Lotleth Troll and Grisly Salvage, which finds your Trolls and fills up your graveyard. Varolz, the Scar-Striped might be fun to add, too.

Cool deck, good luck with it! +1

titaniome on Is Human Sacrifice legal?

23 hours ago

I didnt even realised that Conspiracy was modern legal ant that i could infinite sacrifice. Unfortunatly, its more a overrun than a combo deck. But if i turn into the combo side, ill probably play it with Blood Artist. Thanks a lot!

mortilus on My W/B Tokens Build

1 day ago

it's a little expensive, but Blood Artist (and his big brother, Falkenrath Noble) works so well with token decks.

Wikd8ball on 2014-11-24 update of New Format: ...

1 day ago

Blood Artist seems pretty powerful. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.99 $1.8 $3.51 $4.8

Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
0.12 TIX 0.3 TIX
Power / Toughness 0/1
Color(s) Black
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 3.13
Avg. cube pick 7.6


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored Uncommon

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