Blood Seeker

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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2012 Core Set Common
Zendikar 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.

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Blood Seeker Discussion

LupineShadow on Perpetua Imperii

1 day 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.

Triton on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

2 days 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!

LegalizeRanch on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

2 days 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.

Triton on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

1 week ago

dlamars Did I hear Impact Tremors!? I think it's perfect for the deck (and a pet card of mine), I'll add it in asap!

I just traded my Living Death away, agh. I'll add in Phyrexian Reclamation, however. I agree that the deck feels a little too light on recursion.

I know I can maybe trade for an Anointed Procession, if not I may just get it later. Same goes with Sorin, Lord of Innistrad.

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!

shaftdiggity on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

1 week ago

Very nice adds to the vampire deck. Me, personally, I'll be cutting as much white as I can and focus on the red/black vampires. Berserkers' Onslaught and Rage Reflection are two possible adds, Blood Seeker, Bloodbond Vampire, Chancellor of the Dross, Gifted Aetherborn, and Whip of Erebos will probably go into my deck as well. I do like that Phyrexian Reclamation. Season of the Witch with Throne of the God-Pharaoh makes everyone play an aggro game with the clear advantage to you.

McDeity on Coach Feratu's Gym Class

1 week ago

Unlike previous posters, I actually do like Asylum Visitor, though you'll probably want a Larceny type of effect to buff it.

Blood Baron of Vizkopa is difficult to get as good as you want him to be.

Blood Seeker is pretty whatever against decks that aren't tokens

Cliffhaven Vampire doesn't do enough as a card to justify a precious slot, same with Drana's Emissary. Cliffhaven does combo though, so he may be alright.

Falkenrath Gorger needs support to really get to there, though he can be alright if you get there

Falkenrath Marauders is just a big idiot, with little else to offer, as is Markov Blademaster for the most part

Gifted Aetherborn is likely a tad more defensive than you aim to be, though I'm slightly more a fan of Nighthawk, since flying takes down most dragon-y monsters

Mirri the Cursed is sweet, but not very impactful. I can't fault anyone for wanting to run her though.

Olivia, Mobilized for War has a somewhat steep cost to grant haste, and most of your dudes are vamps already

Tithe Drinker gets a no from me, too

Mardu Banner ought to be Coalition Relic, or at least Commander's Sphere if your budget is tight.

I was never "wowed" by Blade of the Bloodchief in Olivia, myself.

Vampiric Fury doesn't quite cut muster in EDH so far, as vampires lack the token-makers and other cards to truly go wide yet. Along the same lines Stensia Banquet is just a bad card.

Four Sorins is going to be too many, too often. Maybe try trimming one of them to avoid drawing multiples?

If you can swing it, ABUr's and fetches have a silent impact, yet smooth out so many mana issues. Can't reccomend them enough.

That's what I saw in my first glance-through. I'd avoid running cards that only drain/gain life-- even if they're vampires-- and would instead focus on jamming more impactful cards. That said, I still run Baron Sengir for sentimentality reasons, so I can't blame you for wanting to run a few pet cards as well. I've felt for a while now that vampires are as few as two years away from being a legitimately great tribe (not that they're unplayable now), but Wizards needs to show a bit more love to them. They do suffer from a case of split-personality having been Black's iconic and characteristic race at different times. I've been running Olivia since Innistrad, and I feel your pain of making the switch to Mardu, but I'm optimistic that it'll make for a better deck. Cuts are going to be rough though, that's for certain. Check out my list if you need inspiration.

Anyhow, if you have any specific questions or thoughts, feel free to shoot me a message. I usually reply within a week, depending on how busy work gets.Cheers, and God bless.

Bulldawg1310 on B/W Lifegain Deck

2 weeks ago

Suture Priest instead of Blood Seeker. Probably should have a playset of pridemates.

zannty on Chef Excellence and the Vampire Den

3 weeks ago

I personally don't like using the vamps that have buff your guys as long as your opponents are under 10 health, because in most of my experience with running a vamp deck once they are under 10 health, I already have a much superior board state, unless they use a board wipe. That being said I understand they're usefulness in finishing off opponents. Number 1, Child of Night should 100% be cut for Gifted Aetherborn, because it is all around a better card with lifelink, deathtouch, and 3 toughness instead of 1. 2, I would drop to only running 2 Drana, Liberator of Malakir with at most three, because getting them stuck in your hand happens to me all the time, I only run 2 in my deck. I also would only recommend running at most 3 Vampire Nocturnus as well because they are your most expensive card to get onto the battle field, and over a 1/3 of your deck won't give you the bonus, your lands. 3, I would think about adding some Sign in Blood to help your card drawing.4, I would change your removal spell to either Victim of Night, Urge to Feed because it can buff your vamps, or Feast of Blood because of its lifegain and targeting anything.Finally some vamps that I think are at least worth consideration are Pulse Tracker a great one drop that pairs nicely with drana, Vampire Nighthawk, and maybe 2 Blood Seeker at the very least in your sideboard to prevent getting overrun by swarm decks.I hope this was helpful, and if you have any questions I'd be happy to help.

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