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Creature — Vampire Shaman
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, you may have that player lose 1 life.
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Blood Seeker Discussion
1 month ago
Naban was in an older version of this list, but I felt he was more suited for Wizard tribal more then anything, and I run very few creatures, all of which do not outright win me the game with an ETB effect, so Naban's Panharmonicon style effect is either meh with my other creatures or winmore I feel and didn't do much. I like the looks of Ixidron though, I can see how that creature would stifle a table (esp vs creature decks) and be a decent finisher at the same time. Perhaps I might sub it in over Sea Gate Oracle...
Evacuation seems great too vs creature decks, and Devastation Tide seems like a decent second Cyclonic Rift if manipulated with something like Sensei's Divining Top, and to be honest not bad ideas at all. Due to the nature of this deck being mono blue, that means it's somewhat hard to deal with things being on the field and threats usually only get bounced. Sorcery speed for both and 5cmc for Evac hurts a bit since this deck likes it's instants (and likes to keep mana open to win instantly), but hey they add to the arsenal of removal.
Bontu's Monument seems cool but doesn't work unfortunately, Naru is only entering the battlefield infinitely not being recast over and over again. In fact, a person in my playgroup runs Blood Seeker solely to take advantage of Naru's infinite bounce lol.
Thanks for the feedback!
1 month ago
Xantcha’s ability is a replacement effect that changes the control of Xancha. It indeed is not the same as Reanimate since there is no continuous effect associated with Reanimate. However; it is exactly entering the battlefield under an opponent's control since it replaces her entering under your control with entering under an opponent's control. if your opponent controls Aura Shards they will get a trigger and if you control Blood Seeker you will get a trigger. Any further replacement effects that may apply to creatures entering under their control (like if they control Essence of the Wild or Infinite Reflection) will also apply.
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2 months ago
+1 for Edgar Markov, one of the most badass Vamp Boss around.
I'd recommend lowering the CMC of the deck to around 3 or less if able to hasten the pace at which your treats hit the board.
Some useful vampires you can consider:
Dusk Legion Zealot and 1 life for 2 1/1 bodies and 1 card, pretty good deal.
Gifted Aetherborn An uncommon with Deathtouch, Lifelink, with P/T of 2/3 for just , nuff said.
Legion Lieutenant Vampire Lord is sexy.
Vampire Hexmage a.k.a Planeswalker Nemesis!
Viscera Seer one of my all time favorite, Sac outlet and Scry in 1 card.
3 months ago
3 really good cheap casting cost vamps Duskborne Skymarcher , Guul Draz Assassin , Pulse Tracker i also like using Blood Seeker as well. for the most part almost everything i suggested are fairly cheap, Captivating Vamp, bloodline keeper are sorta kinda up there but not too bad and i wouldn't use more than two of the keepers.
for critters though i would try and keep their casting cost down to 3 and under. that way you are not sitting with a hand full of high casting cost critters and waiting on 1 or 2 more land to drop.
and just because i like to suggest these next two cards for decks that use black Darkness & Dash Hopes one is getting up there in price but the other not too much. Both are really good though and tends to throw people off when you play them and thats a good thing!!
4 months ago
5 months ago
Desecration Demon isn't really doing much here. His whole theme is to have a cheap 6/6 flyer that an opponent can stall out to prevent it from attacking them. But the cheap is irrelevant because we're playing kaalia. So let's expand on its secondary purpose, making an opponent punish him/herself to stop you from doing something you really lack, card draw, with Indulgent Tormentor
Malakir Cullblade doesn't fit the theme of this deck. Malakir relies on your opponents to let him grow into a threat when the theme of this deck is to cheat out creatures that are already threats. Deaths usually don't happen unless you're dealing with a sacrifice themed deck. Instead, consider Strionic Resonator This card is also 2 CMC and is fantastic in this deck as you already have a lot of triggered ability creatures and more importantly, it works with Kaalia allowing you to go from cheating 1 giant creature for free per turn to cheating 2 giant creatures for free for 2 mana of any color.