Blood Tribute


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Blood Tribute


Kicker—Tap an untapped Vampire you control. (You may tap a Vampire you control in addition to any other costs as you cast this spell.)

Target opponent loses half his or her life, rounded up. If Blood Tribute was kicked, you gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Blood Tribute Discussion

carpecanum on Obzedat's Crew of Randoms

1 month ago

Accursed Witch  Flip and Blood Tribute

Kokusho, the Evening Star

Vampiric Link and Spirit Link both work, either on your creatures or on an opponents

PhyrexianWombat on Edgar Markov

2 months ago

Interesting deck!

I have a few suggestions, sorry if it's long.

I'd suggest a few more cheap vampires, like the often overlooked Viscera Seer or the potentially brutal Captivating Vampire

As far as combos go, Defiant Bloodlord is essentially a second Sanguine Bond, and Epicure of Blood can be almost a third. (Not nearly as effective in most scenarios, but still goes infinite with Exquisite Blood.)

Exquisite Blood's not the only thing that combos well with those cards either - Blood Tribute can be used to one-shot a player with Bond or Bloodlord on the field.

Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact can do wonders in the right deck, too.

One last note - You seem to have Diabolic Tutor in there twice. No biggie, it happens to me on this site too, haha.

rofldiekatz on Good ol' Edgar - Vampire Aristocrats

2 months ago

Hey DRmagic2017, no matter how kindly Anowon, the Ruin Sage behaves, I don't see him in this deck. CMC is just too high for what he's got to offer since he's easy to remove and often doesn't survive till my next upkeep. I'm thinking about adding Sorin, Lord of Innistrad instead of Sorin, Solemn Visitor. I think I'd rather have a permanent boost for my creatures plus the token he provides don't need loyalty counters to happen. In my opinion Sorin Markov is superior in pretty much every way to Blood Tribute. For 6 CMC I would only consider cards that could possibly end the game and I just don't see Blood Tribute as such. I'm not sure about Blade of the Bloodchief because there is no instant effect but maybe I will add it to the deck. I see Coat of Arms as a finisher whereas Vanquisher's Banner just doesn't do the trick. The carddraw is too random and the boost is too low to make a huge impact most of the time. Sooner or later other Tutors will find their way into this deck but for now they're simply out of my budget. ;) Thanks a lot DRmagic2017 for your suggestions!

DRmagic2017 on Good ol' Edgar - Vampire Aristocrats

2 months ago

Anowon, the Ruin Sage is kindly asking to enter this deck. Sorin, Solemn Visitor also wants to reunite with his grandpa Edgar Markov. Blood Tribute is another Vampire themed card. I would also replace Coat of Arms with Vanquisher's Banner. And why didn't you add Blade of the Bloodchief? And tutors: for example Vampiric Tutor in a Vampiric deck - sounds great, eh?

xStormyx on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

3 months ago

Since the majority of cards in your deck are black, I suggest Vampire Nocturnus, while the buff is conditional it's very strong and fairly consistent, especially with any draw/scry effects.

Tithe Drinker and Olivia's Bloodsworn can be surprisingly effective, especially if you get them out early.

Blasphemous Act and Vandalblast can be effectively combined into Merciless Eviction.

Crackling Doom is really strong. Also, Blood Tribute. Blast 'em.

Legion's Landing could be put in maybe in place of a plains or something, since it flips into a land so easily? Also Radiant Destiny is good, especially once you get the vigilance, which isn't hard to do with the tokens.

Sorin Markov, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad are all strong additions, and cool flavor because your commander is already his granddad :P

Really cool deck, check out mine! ==> Russian Vampire Mafia

AnthonyTD on (UPDATED 11/17/2018) Edgar Markov - Commander

3 months ago

Thanks for pointing that out. Was a typo :/ I was afraid that Legion's Landing  Flip would be too slow but it's most certainly worth a try. I'm having issues cutting cards, not sure exactly what to cut. I'm thinking Blood Tribute, Butcher of Malakir,Black Market. Still need to cut another 10 at the very least.

Kogarashi on lose life to win

4 months ago

You're off to a decent start, I'd say. Your curve looks good, though you're mana base is a bit weak at the moment (you should be running about 40 land for consistency). Some commentary as I took notes:

Heliod, God of the Sun doesn't seem to fit with the overall theme of the deck. You'd be better off with a card that will give you lifelink creatures or something, to help offset the life-loss from your various effects. Whip of Erebos would be my pick for this deck.

Blood Tribute is going to want more vampires, which are kind of slim in your deck at the moment.

Brainspoil is...poor removal. I would remove it. Killing Wave, on the other hand, is a good choice for sweep, and Remorseless Punishment and Temporal Extortion are nice. I like Near-Death Experience as an alternate win-con, but Path of Bravery is going to hamper that, especially since you don't appear to have super-consistent lifegain.

You have...two? infect cards. I would remove them since infect is really an alternate win-con that you aren't geared toward. Diseased Vermin might make for an alternate rat if you must have a rat, especially if you can give it evasion somehow, and it works with lifelink. It's not a strong pick for the deck, though.

Knight-Captain of Eos wants more soldiers. There are quite a few vampire soldiers, and some of them would work well in this deck. Vicious Conquistador is one that works with your theme.

Seekers' Squire doesn't really seem to fit any of your themes.

Wall of Shards short-circuits your life-drain by giving increasingly large amounts of life to opponents. You don't need it. I would also skip the Hyena Umbra and Hatred.

As for further suggestions, things with Extort are good. There's always the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo, which can also use Vizkopa Guildmage in place of Sanguine Bond.

Other suggestions:

Ones that work somewhat with the life drain: Defiant Bloodlord, Retreat to Hagra, Thrull Parasite, Bontu's Monument, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Underworld Coinsmith (this would be a reason to keep Heliod, actually), Zulaport Cutthroat, and maybe Vizkopa Confessor

Others that pay life or give you life somehow: Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Chainer, Dementia Master, Cruel Sadist, Phyrexian Reclamation, Vona, Butcher of Magan, and Elenda, the Dusk Rose (for working with your creatures dying).

All of this, of course, is subject to what you're willing to buy, and you don't have to listen to anything I say. It's your deck, after all.

Ph3nykz on Edgar Markov tokens, hit face, steal life

4 months ago

So, I run this commander with a similar strategy and I've found the following cards works really good for beating face when they come out. Anointed Procession is a powerhouse card if you can get it out onto the field. Since Edgar naturally produces tokens no matter where he it, this doubles those tokens made. I usually use them for a meat shield and sacrifice outlet when this happens, Teferi's Protection is an amazing card to draw when things aren't going your way with this deck also. Specially when you have more than two opponents and need to figure out what to do next, and Sanguine Bond + Blood Tribute is a great infinite combo that was pointed out to me that goes great in this deck.

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