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

illumfolly on The Apostles of the Damned

15 hours ago

I'm sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but "die" is exactly the same as "put into a graveyard from play" -- Dictate of Erebos is Better in decks that are not heavy black due to its cost being one more forgiving in the early game. That Flash is a great one.

Don't make the mistake of assuming that cards will never go to your grave with Athreos on the field. Imagine playing another Black deck that has some combination of Blood Artist, Falkenrath Noble, Deathgreeter, and Sangromancer on the field.

The point of these cards isn't just to maximize death triggers, it's also to encourage people to make the right choice -- to return the apostles to your hand.

Remembrance is perfect to this end. Each creature that your opponents do choose to put into your grave (for the sake of keeping you below 6 apostles, or for the sake of ending your Phyrexian Altar combo) will replace itself with another apostle from your library.


The cost is to sacrifice a creature, so you get the mana no matter what, and in the case of Phyrexian Altar, eventually your opponent must pay to put the creature into graveyard...

Which reminds me... you still haven't added Tendrils of Agony, when you have two perfect storm combos for this deck: Thrumming Stone, Phyrexian Altar or Phyrexian Altar and Remembrance together

bmbinder on Priests & Spirits (pls help to reduce to 60 cards)

18 hours ago

Okay so it seems like you are trying to do too many things here. In general, token decks are reasonably fast and are trying to just overwhelm the (usually) better creatures other people have. You, on the other hand have both aggressive creatures that aren't great at blocking (Accorder Paladin, Tidehollow Sculler, etc) and creatures who it seems like are only here to block (High Priest of Penance, Suture Priest, etc.).

I think that taking this the aggresive way is probably better than the slower way (bigger badder creatures like Siege Rhino or Restoration Angel will probably just outclass yours). to take it the aggressive way the first thing you need to do is get rid of basically anything that costs more than four mana (modern is very much a turn-four format which means that if you do something turn four that isn't putting you way ahead or catching you up from way behind you're doing something wrong). So Geist-Honored Monk Divinity of Pride and probably Ghost Council of Orzhova can all go. Beckon Apparition is a fine sideboard card but it is generally pretty lackluster main deck so that can go, as well as Castigate. Castigate is good for what it does but tidehollow sculler and Despise do it better (faster). That being said if money isn't an issue Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize are way good at disruption and if money is an issue I would switch to Duress because it hits more often and hits harder more often. Army of the Damned is just too expensive, so it's gotta go. Shrine of Loyal Legions and Skirsdag High Priest are probably too slow, I would take them out. I have never played with Twilight Drover but I feel like it's also probably too slow.

Now, to get to the fun part (suggestions). Blood Artist is a really cool alternative to Suture Priest because it stops the opponent from effectively clearing the board (the main thing you should be scared of is board-wipes). I think you should go up to four Accorder Paladin because it just puts so much pressure on the table and makes all of your 1/1s better. I personally am a big fan of Hero of Bladehold but it might be a little slow. four Zealous Persecution is a must-have (clears away opponents lingering souls and makes you hit for a million). Possibly Bloodthrone Vampire or Cartel Aristocrat if you want to go the Blood Artist route. beyond that maybe more mikaeus and definitely some removal (Path to Exile if you can afford it, Dismember or Gaze of Justice if not)

GOOD LUCK and I hope this helps you somewhat

RhivanDemarr on How To Gain Life And Influence People

21 hours ago

Would Blood Artist work well this this deck?

TheDoccyness on Demonic-Vampire Life Burn

23 hours ago

Maybe you should try vampires OR demons. Bloodline Keeper  Flip would be more effective. Stromkirk Captain, Blood Seeker,Blood Artist, and/or Tithe Drinker should work for a vampires deck. Although you may want add more lifegain and +1/+1 counters vampires if you go vampires.

ojmandias on Study of Death

1 day ago

Blood Artist and maybe a few board wipes Crux of Fate Mass Calcify

potatopotatopotato on It is Now My Duty to Completely Drain You

3 days ago

I am glad you agree with my ideas, I think you will find a Blood Artist will do a LOT of work.

MADMatt7777 on Blood for the Blood God!

3 days ago

I think Blood Artist would be Great in this Deck

elpokitolama on Quantum Cat: Schrödinger's Revenge

3 days ago

So, let's work a lil' bit here. For the concept is great and has a nice potential!

First thing, there's way too much lands here. Let's go down to 19. Then, it's a deck based on the sacrifice of your creatures, so you'll need maybe one more seer. Go find your way somewhere else seeker, here we do not need a monk but an artist. Better, a Blood Artist! 4 of them of course. Then, Reveillark to refill your board. Percy can be q good beater since the opponent's not going to kill if he's dumb, but Demon of Death's Gate is far funnier and gives you death triggers, but it need black creatures to be done. So, we have to find black token for him: Beckon Apparition is a nice graveyard hate card, you'll need some at least in your graveyard. One mana for a flying token is good btw. You can also go for some Doomed Traveler theses guys like dying. Also, trade a Bob for this sorcery whose I forgot the name for that allow you to sac a creature and draw two cards.

Looks like my work here is not done yet, but that's some things I came up with. :>

Power / Toughness 0/1
Color(s) Black
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 3.13
Avg. cube pick 7.66


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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