Blood Artist

Blood Artist

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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

SharpJs on Pain Has An Element Of Blank

10 hours ago


Hunted Phantasm gives your opponent 5 1/1 goblins once it enter the battlefield. Most of the creatures that you have outside of the Phantom have effects that trigger upon creatures ETB of the opponent.

Suture Priest Drains them for one for each Creature they have hit the field. you play Phantasm, giving them 5 goblins, dropping them by 5, you can then Cloudshift the phantasm to give them 5 additional Goblins. again draining them for another 5. this effect is of course multiplied by multiple creatures. Illness in the Ranks kills the goblins right away triggering Blood Artist for a nice little Life swing. also, do not forget Phantasm is Unblockable. that is 4 damage per swing with a hard to kill 4/6 body. good stuff.

TallGreg on infinite zombie damage

1 day ago

or you could just do Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Rooftop Storm Gravecrawler for the same effect. there's no reason to play this combo with the bad re animators, and this combo is usually still lethal even when it isn't infinite

alternate versions include replacing rooftop storm with Phyrexian Altar and Blood Artist for infinite lifeloss/lifegain

Luken on Teysa, Demon Dominatrix

2 days ago

Blood Artist cough cough.

Shakull on Chainer, the Tax Payer [[Cruel Control]]

4 days ago

ZombieCat, what would you suggest to swap for Pithing Needle or even Mindcrank? Blood Artist is not as you good on this build as I would like it to be. But thank you for your ideas and I hope you enjoyed the idea of the deck :)

ZombieCat on Chainer, the Tax Payer [[Cruel Control]]

4 days ago

With your current build, what exactly do you need help with? This deck looks solid. Only card I'd suggest would be Pithing Needle to combo with Lethal Vapors. Maybe even Blood Artist or Mindcrank.

PrecintSix6Six on Prossh, Skyraider of The Multiverse

4 days ago

MagicalHacker, sorry for the wait. I got the standard bug xp I outta be finally going to an EDH tourney this weekend though so I'm coming back to this. Most of the cards are in the same couple categories so this'll be fairly brief.

Grave Pact, Blood Artist, and Food Chain-If I get them they'll find a spot. But I'm just not looking for them as actively as I am the rest of this stuff in the update.

Fecundity and Genesis Chamber-Global effects quite honestly scare me, they've screwed me over just about every time I play them. And I've won games off of someone else playing them. I have other death/ETB/card draw engines. And it's just a personal preference thing.

Golgari Germination, Tangleroot, and Genesis Chamber-I tested germination and it just wasn't high enough impact for me, but I don't have as many non-tokens entering/dying as yours does. So that's probably why it works for you.

Altar of the Brood-Risky with all the GY shenanigans in my playgroup, but may be worth a shot. I dunno if I like it being the only mill thing in here, because then if it gets destroyed I don't have any way to finish milling them except just waiting.

Pawn of Ulamog-Not sure why I took it out, it beats Germination and Genesis b/c it is a creature (which can come in handy as just an early blocker) and often dies for the sake of ramp. Just better enough to push it over the edge I guess.

drakendark on Humans or Spirits?

5 days ago

This reminds me of my deck that I made awhile back using Xathrid Necromancer's elder Rotlung Reanimator

Check it out: Unholy Clerics

fun thing about clerics... is that they also have a high tendency to be human. So I have a few suggestions for you from what I've learned making the unholy cleric deck


Children of Korlis is invaluable, it sacs itself and prevents damage. In my deck I use this and Shepherd of Rot... for fun times. I don't know how many zombies you produce, but the shepherd could also be a fun card, although its not a human


Skirsdag High Priest is also really useful (also a human)... sac your own creature to trigger the morbid effect on your opponents turn, and then just tap the 2 untaps creatures you were using as blockers for your opponent's possible combat step. now you have a 5/5 flyer who can block your opponent's attackers or just be is ready to swing on your next turn.


Unearth might be up your alley as large portion of your cmc creatures are 3 or under.


Grave Pact is nasty with decks that intentionally sac their own creatures with only up-sides.


if you like extort Syndic of Tithes is a human and has potential. I personally only like the ability a little bit. If I wasn't a stickler for themes. I'd replace him with Blood Artist in my unholy cleric deck.

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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