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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 week ago
2 weeks ago
OK, here's another quick run through. Consider the following changes:
These cards aren't that good, but I do see why they are in the deck. Except Spellbook, that needs to come out right now. Skeletal Scrying - do I need to exile my graveyard?, I would rather have some way to get them back via a reanimate effect or a shuffle effect. The card draw is nice, but there are better options. Final Reward - Five mana to exile one creature. Just doesn't seem as efficient as this deck wants to be. Spellbook - This is crap. Just take it out. Outpost Siege - Once again, there are better options.
These cards are kinda good, kinda bad, not sure if they should stay or go. Ambition's Cost - I don't mind trading life for card draw, but is this a keeper or should it get swapped for something else. Ashes to Ashes - This card is a great two-for-one but the five life might be a problem in some games. Disrupt Decorum - really not sure about this one. With a couple of other changes, this one might stay in. I like the tokens but it is a worthless draw after a Wrath of God. I know Baron Sengir and Irini Sengir are 'classic' Magic vampires, but they really aren't that good. I think they were just thrown in to the precon for flavor.
Here's the cards I think you should find as soon as possible. Blood Artist, Blood Seeker, Bloodline Keeper Flip (kinda expensive), Bloodlord of Vaasgoth, Cliffhaven Vampire, Kalastria Highborn, Markov Blademaster, Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Soul Collector, Vein Drinker, Viscera Seer are all good creatures. Vampiric Fury and Urge to Feed look like useful pump spells. Stensia Banquet and Stensia Masquerade also look pretty good. Anguished Unmaking looks like a good replacement for Final Reward. Yes there is a 3 point life loss, but it hits more targets. Oh, and let's not forget the almost mandatory Elixir of Immortality. Loxodon Warhammer or a Basilisk Collar would be great ways to get some life back. Devil's Play could be useful. Oversold Cemetery and Grave Pact are really useful and fit the theme. I know Geth, Lord of the Vault isn't a vampire, but the reanimation effect is nice.
2 weeks ago
I really like the look and idea behind this deck and am interested in trying it out for myself.
My initial thoughts are this:
Have you thought about cutting out the Soul Sisters elements of this deck and considered going for a full out damage idea instead? Opting for a full 4 of Blood Artist (which I consider to be one of the most powerful creatures) and Blood Seeker (or something else). Would also go with my earlier Yahenni suggestion to get more aggressive.
I would also consider cutting blue. Swan Song is decent, but replaceable and the biggest reason to play blue is Hunted Phantasm which is the strongest of the "hunted" cards - as it can rumble for unblockable damage and 5 1/1 tokens combos with the rest of the deck nicely. That said I'd consider opting for Hunted Horror or Hunted Troll (if you went green instead of blue). The Hunted Horror only makes 2 3/3s which is the weakest token production, but a 7/7 trampler could be better for just simply racing your opponent for damage which is what I think this deck has the better potential to actually do. Making this deck more closely resemble RDWs with Hunted Horror acting almost as a Ball Lightning type creature.
I know I'm advocating cutting blue to make the deck run smoother, but as someone already suggested Commune with the Gods would go really well in this deck as your best cards happen to be creatures and enchantments that all combo with one another. If blue was kept instead of green Forbidden Alchemy essentially would do the same job. If either of these were used Return to the Ranks could be an option as it fits the CMC especially if you were using Hunted Horrors. Or even run both Hunteds.
Conversely you could also consider cutting white strangely enough. I already think cutting the Soul sisters is a good idea as they aren't quite as good in a deck not dedicated to life gain. Ghostly Prison is also cuttable/replaceable and I don't think 4 are necessary anyway. That said I really like what Suture Priest does in this deck and she alone somewhat makes me want to keep white. Essence Warden could be used as well if you still desire the effect but want to go more B/G.
Other cards I thought of:Bile Blight, Zulaport Cutthroat, Collective Brutality, Zealous Persecution, Virulent Plague, Bloodcrazed Paladin (similar to Yaheni), Ruin Raider, Toshiro Umezawa - Not for this deck, but one with more instants especially Mercy Killing and Forbidden Alchemycould be interesting.
Sorry for the long comment, but I really like the deck and the idea and think there's a lot of ways you could go with it - hence all my suggestions! Especially adding Yahenni, Undying Partisan who I think would do a lot in a deck like this.
Happy brewing! :)
3 weeks ago
would Blood Seeker, Malakir Cullblade, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Sangromancer, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Shadows of the Past and Eternal Thirst fit into the deck, to gain benefits from your opponents tokens dying?
2 months ago
Exquisite Blood, because you're running Sanguine Bond. Cliffhaven Vampire, Vizkopa Guildmage, and maybe Blood Seeker, because your opponents should also be losing life as you gain it or when they do anything really. Extort helps here too. And maybe Tymna the Weaver or some Read the Bones / Sign in Blood style cards to get you drawing cards with little downside because of how much life you're gaining.
2 months ago
LegalizeRanch I've looked at a few of the Edgar Markov decks, and quite a few of the suggestions were Cathars' Crusade. I'll add it in since the reason is very justified: 2 +1/+1 counters a vampire being cast? I'll take it! Kalastria Highborn is a card I'm gonna have to get later on, but she's super good! I do agree Blood Seeker is a tad subpar since he relies on your opponents.
Thanks for the suggestions and upvote!
2 months ago
Deck looks sweet, but I would strongly recommend playing Cathars' Crusade over Gleam of Battle as Cathars' Crusade triggers once from the vampire you play and once for the token Markov gives, meaning each time you play a vampire you put two +1/+1 counters on each creature you control, which is much stronger than only one counter when they attack. Another suggestion would be to play Kalastria Highborn over Blood Seeker as it is a much better vampire 2 drop especially since you have a life gain sub theme.
2 months ago
shaftdiggity I was thinking of adding Blood Seeker for more life drain too. I have Throne of the God-Pharaoh in another deck of mine, so probably not gonna add it in since I like variety in my decks haha.
I'm personally against French vanilla creatures in EDH as they're low-impact (that's why no Nighthawk) imo. However, Edgar's ability triggers whenever you cast a vampire, so I may reconsider the cheaper vampires to maximize his ability.
LVL_666 Lmao I completely blanked over that. I was more of thinking of the title as a twist to "Who's your daddy now?" Since my friends joke about that sorta stuff. Quite a bit of my deck titles are like that, actually haha. Hope you enjoy watching this deck grow as much as I will!