Blood Artist

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

hyperlocke on A Token on the House

5 hours ago

@Cerradura: Thanks for your suggestions!

Sadly, these cards may work great in your EDH, but they won't work here.

Infernal Genesis - This is a great effect and I would totally play it, if it were a lot cheaper (like 2 or 3 CMC). Infernal Genesis starts giving my opponents tokens in turn 7. I want to win the game with a Massacre Wurm in turn 6...

Seed the Land - Seems good in EDH, where you need lots of mana. With a 60-card deck, my opponents often don't need more than 4 lands. Also, it's way too few tokens for this deck (2 if I go first, they play a land every turn and I win turn 6). Compare this to Varchild's War-Riders, which gives my opponent 10 tokens (turn 3 to 6) and has a viable body for 2 mana less.

I don't play cards like Illness in the Ranks, because I want my opponent to accumulate tokens for me to kill when I control Blood Artist or end the game with Massacre Wurm. Tainted AEther seems really nasty with Illness in the Ranks, because then they can't sac the tokens you give them. Here, they would just sac their tokens and be happy to do it. Also, I need my creatures and would have to sac my lands...

Last Laugh kills the creatures that make my opponent lose (Blood Artist, Suture Priest), so it's out. I will probably test it in my Pestilence/Withering Wisps deck, though.

I took a look at your deck, and it seems a blast to play/pretty nasty to play against, +1 for sure. I very much like the idea of using Pharika, God of Affliction as token engine for your opponents.

tyforthevenom on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

6 hours ago

hey guys now that you can run 8x Blood Artist what do you think of modern aristocrats? if you get 5x of them out then a single board wipe from either side = you win

may try brewing a little somethin somethin

Dalektable on Cutthroat Aristocrats

7 hours ago

etrax93 A couple years back during INS/RTR Standard there was a deck in which Falkenrath Aristocrat and Cartel Aristocrat were the center pieces, alongside Blood Artist and cards like Doomed Traveler. The name refers to those center piece cards, and now the name "The Aristocrats" basically refers to a deck that focuses on sacrificing it's own creatures for value :)

TheBoraxKid on Black Bites Back

20 hours ago

I would drop both Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood altogether.

In Modern 5 mana is reserved solely for something that will either turn the tide of a game drastically or finish it. 5 for one piece of a combo is far too slow.

Since you're mono-black, I would replace the 2 Bloodline Keeper  Flips for Vampire Nocturnus. The problem with Keeper is that if he is flipped, his cmc is technically 0, so he is vulnerable to Abrupt Decay which runs rampant in many Modern decks.

I would drop Kalastria Highborn down to 2 or 3. 4 just seems way too high.

Also, car is right about Bloodghast. They seem underwhelming, but I play with them and they can be very persistent and annoying. Most spot removal doesn't want to target them, and they help re-stabilize in the event of a sweeper or board wipe.



Troy242621 on Modern Vampire?

1 day ago

Hey all. Decided to try my hand at building a Vampire deck for Modern, and I'm really new to MTG, only played like 3 weeks so far.

My questions are in the description for the deck but will be copied here:

Black Bites Back

The main idea of the deck was to poke them down with Blood Artist and Viscera Seer then control the board through Dash Hopes, various kill spells and Gatekeeper of Malakir to then build up a synergizing army with Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Captivating Vampire to either go for the win swinging or to stall them until I can use the infinite combo as a win condition.

Keep in mind, I'm incredibly new and have only played casually. I plan to EVENTUALLY play Modern, and this is the deck I'm building for that. I have no idea how realistic this is. I'd like insight on this!




New MTG player and this is my first deck that I've actually built on my own without editing off of someone else's deck.

Could really use help. Questions below.

  1. Are vampire decks viable in Modern tournaments (Not this one just in general)?

  2. Could THIS deck be used at FNM without being ROFLstomped (Not expecting to top place but hopefully not be consistently and soul-crushingly destroyed)? Is it at least decent?

  3. I do NOT intend to keep this many kill spells but I can't decide which I like best: Go for the Throat, Urge to Feed, Blood Feast or Tragic Slip?

  4. How many kill spells should I run?

  5. Any card you would replace? How could this deck be made more Modern-viable?

  6. Is the infinite combo in this deck too slow for Modern/How long is an average Modern game?

  7. How does the mana situation look? Only 22 lands, but most of my cards are relatively cheap with decent scaling.

I'd appreciate ANY of these be answered, thanks a ton in advance!

FancyTuesday on Zulaport Cutthroat illegal in Commander?

1 day ago

Blood Artist combos really well with Storm Crow, which forces your opponent to either take 1 damage from the crow or block it and lose 1 life if the crow dies, making it a practically unstoppable damage machine.

Cerradura on 2015-10-13 update of Force-Feed them, ...

1 day ago

@SaberTech Thank you for your input! Those new eldrazi are a pretty awesome interaction! Didn't even think about utilising that when sifting through the spoilers. Void Attendant looks like it will be making an entrance then! Not to keen on Blight Herder as it seems to just be a cheap body with mana tokens. But Void Attendant offers a nice interaction to give an opponent a token for BFF, Definitely a great political interaction. Cannot really decide upon weather Grave Pact is worth it's self in this build as often I wont be creating a token for myself, Though it is always a possibility. It would bring some removal I currently feel as if I am lacking. I will have to test those ones. Sadistic Hypnotist is a similar conundrum due to my lack of sacrificing my own creatures. But it does offer a way I could even yard my own cards, for Dread Return etc, Genesis Chamber Is another great card I have been thinking of! Very quick to get down and pretty fun! That will be included soon.

@DexterKrause Thank you for commenting! Blood Artist Was in the first build but then was dropped because it dies to Night of Souls' Betrayal due to it killing Blood Artist. But then that was dropped because of budget. I will probably swap out Blood Seeker for it soon enough. Zulaport Cutthroat is one I cannot make my mind over, This is due to the aim of the deck being the tokens I am gifting are getting killed and I do not control them. I haven't really built around self Sacrifice so I'm not sure how potent it will be.

Power / Toughness 0/1
Color(s) Black
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2


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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