Blood Seeker

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common

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Blood Seeker

Creature — Vampire Shaman

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, you may have that player lose 1 life.

Blood Seeker Discussion

4ofspades on Fangs+

1 month ago

austintayshus

Thanks for the suggestions! I thought about it more, and did end up removing Consume Spirit . Thanks for the advice; I was holding onto it because it can target either a player or a creature, and as a bonus it gave me life. Still, it could potentially end up being more expensive than Mortify and Blood Tithe combined if thats what i'm going for. As for Suture Priest , she did have me thinking for a bit; but I don't think i'll be adding her. I built this as a theme deck centered around vampires; you'll notice every card in the deck talks about vampires or Sorin in some way, and she doesn't fit in in that regard. Another equally big reason is that I have cards like Malakir Bloodwitch and Feast of Blood . While there are only a couple of cards like that; adding in a card that is isolated in such a way can hurt the strat; especially in a 60 card deck. I will be adding Blood Seeker though, he'd be a very fun addition :) I just have to figure out where to place him, this deck is struggling a bit to get down to 60 cards :3

austintayshus on Fangs+

1 month ago

Blood Seeker is a fun tax-y vampire. I used to play a vampire black during the last few weeks that OG Zendikar block was legal in standard that I had a lot of fun with. You may also consider adding Suture Priest , I know she's not a vampire but having a Blood Seeker and Priest out at the same time is more oppressive than you'd think.

And I would personally take out Consume Spirit for some cheaper removal.

austintayshus on Life Owed, Life Paid

2 months ago

+1 from me, love Orzhov!

If you're looking for more tax effects, you might also consider Painful Quandary and Suture Priest and Blood Seeker . Also, Karlov of the Ghost Council could be fun flavor-wise and could be a fun alternate commander in the right meta. And with all the lifegain, you might also consider cards like Ajani's Pridemate .

One last thing, I would swap out your Chromatic Lantern for an Orzhov Signet . 2-color decks probably won't need the awesome fixing that lantern gives you, you're usually better off with the signet.

multimedia on Vaaaaamps

3 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

If you have it or can afford it Cavern of Souls is another rainbow land to consider. It's nice because it can make colorless mana to cast other nonVamp spells. Making Vamps especially Edgar uncounterable for a huge swing with haste is also great. Goblin Bombardment is a better sac outlet here than Phyrexian Altar because Bombardment is damage output when you sac and that's more important for your strategy then making mana. Bloodghast is good with Bombardment, Skullclamp, Artist, Highborn, Cutthroat, etc. he's one resilient Vamp.

Blood Seeker is good to punish your opponents creature token creation strategies. Being able to tutor for this guy when your against opponents making tokens is pretty helpful. For some opponents they must remove Seeker before they can do much of anything.

There's a lot of infinite game winning combos that require creatures to repeatably ETB (Lark + Guide, Kiki + Angel, Animar + Statue, Aurelia + Helm, etc.) opponent has to remove Seeker before they can do these combos. There's a lot of Commanders who rely on creatures to ETB for strategy (Prossh, Animar, Krenko, etc.). Even if not against token strategies Seeker still puts in work, repeatable life loss for an opponent when they play a creature and just about all Commander decks play creatures.

Mirror Entity is a Vamp and it can pump all your Vamps including all 1/1 tokens, but as far as three drops go it's slow. Hellrider is not a Vamp, but he's more damage output and has haste. Unfortunately, he can only hit one player with damage, but 1 damage for each attacking creature is still very good with aggro. Armageddon is a way to combat green's annoying land ramp. Establish a bigger army of creatures faster than your opponents and then Geddon the table.

superwill123 on Thantis, the Warweaver

4 months ago

Your version of the deck looks fun! but here are a few suggestions. . .

1: the hunted cycle is really fun, but there are much better cards that do the same thing, like Genesis Chamber , Sylvan Offering , Captive Audience Akroan Horse , and many more. also [[]] synergieses SO WELL with Thantis, it's hilarious.

2: if you want to give your opponents tokens, you gotta tickle them a little when they come in, and with cards like Essence Warden , Blood Seeker , Rampaging Ferocidon , and Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , they're bound to say "thanks, you shouldn't have. . . really"!

3: If you want the TRUEST pain of all, you simply MUST try making it hurt more to attack you! the trio of pain Hissing Miasma , Blood Reckoning , and Marchesa's Decree will all but guarantee pain for the opponents! but if you want the creatures to hurt, try cards like Caltrops and Circle of Flame to lay on the pain!

In conclusion, your deck is sweet, I took some of the cards in here for my own deck, and I can't wait to see how your deck changes and adapts!

(p.s. Assault Formation could be good if you keep on the wall plan)

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Jeskai Suture Sprite

4 months ago

Lots of flickering Spellstutter Sprite and the like looks dope. Is splashing black for Blood Seeker necessary? Maybe include Palace Sentinels for monarchy card draw?

dritchie on B/W Taxes

6 months ago

Wound Reflection is painful, Blood Artist and Blood Seeker are another good way of taxing your opponents especially vs token decks

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