Blood Operative


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Blood Operative

Creature — Vampire Assassin

Lifelink When Blood Operative enters the battlefield, you may exile target card from a graveyard.

Whenever yu surveil, if Blood Operative is in your graveyard, you may pay 3 life. If you do, return Blood Operative to your hand.

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Blood Operative Discussion

Nox.LD on Esper Control

1 week ago

Mullac: Blood Operative hasn’t been in the sideboard since RNA came out.

Mullac on Esper Control

1 week ago

I think with Absorb and Moment of Craving , you have enough life gain against aggro to survive. Blood Operative does not fit well, a better card would be Consecrate / Consume

Ryosken on Esper Control

1 month ago

Why is Blood Operative in the sideboard, I don't understand the point of him?

solarbeam on

1 month ago

Pretty cool build!

My first suggestion would be to go up to at least 24 lands. I would also replace the Opts with Chart a Course since this kind of deck would benefit more from card draw than selection. You could also do Notion Rain And Discovery / Dispersal and run Blood Operative.

A bit pricey, but Twilight Prophet seems perfect for you!

Swing4Lethal on All Hail Surveil

2 months ago

I run a Dimir Surveil Tempo deck with Unmoored Ego in the sideboard. It is single-handedly the reason I have never lost to a Teferi, Hero of Dominaria or Izzit Drakes deck. Being able to take all of your opponents win conditions out right off the bat is great. Dream Eater is way too big and slow for this style of deck. I cut Lazav, the Multifarious because it was too slow and drawing it early game is so bad. It doesn't block well and has a very unassuming 1/3 body. I run 3 copies of Disinformation Campaign in the main and it is has been invaluable. Blood Operative has always felt like a side board card and I have 2 copies in mine. It is very good against Izzit Drakes and Golgari. I don't run any Thief of Sanity as it has always just died when I played it and I like having a wider array of mainboard removal. Fungal Infection is a card I highly recommend against boros, mono red, and golgari.

metafuze on Dimir ETB/Quasiduplicate

2 months ago

@OberstHati thanks for the comment! You're right that the sideboard needs some more control stuff. I do usually board in the other Kitesail Freebooter and 2x Blood Operative, which is a pesky recurring threat. Was also considering Vraska's Contempt as a control sideboard to answer planeswalkers.

Swing4Lethal on Dimir Surveillance

2 months ago

@SP3CTR3_chelts Unmoored Ego was added into the deck when I wrote that article. I was having difficult with those decks with the previous version of the deck, which was running a lot more creatures and didn't have Ego in the sideboard yet. The match up is much easier now, and because of their infinite ways to remove creatures from the board I added a couple Raiders' Wake to the sideboard as well to make the discard engine a win condition. Since these changes were made I have only lost two games to Jeskai/Esper control due to bad mana draws. Dream Eater has been on my radar, but the six CMC makes me a little on easy in a deck that tends to stop at five lands in play. There are a lot of red based decks in my local play group so Blood Operative has been remanded to my sideboard for the most part. It's very good against UR Drakes and Golgari, but falls short against any kind of small aggro style decks. The is by no means perfect and I am still shaping the deck based on how I think the overall meta will play out.

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Blood Operative occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.1%