Blood Tribute


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

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Blood Tribute


KickerTap 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

brandonsperry25 on Honey, why is there a pot roast inside the candle?

2 weeks ago

Just to play devil's advocate: I think both Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless could be looked at in a negative light early game though. If you have six mana on the board you're talking about a minimum of 4 life lost and gained if its 1v1. While Blood Tribute can be 20 if there hasn't been any damage dealt out (possibly more or less depending on the situation of course).

It definitely depends on the situation and your meta. And, if you are not running the combo or you are playing multiple opponents, I think it makes more sense to go with your first two options.

brandonsperry25 on Honey, why is there a pot roast inside the candle?

2 weeks ago

I second Blood Tribute and suggest Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood for flavor purposes. Run these in my Edgar deck as well.

Hope they help!

Josh_Estrella on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 weeks ago

Frank_Glascock very fair point about Bloodghast! Returning to your hand would make it more powerful in this deck, so its not as crazy in this deck as it is in others, but I still think its a strong 2 drop.

In terms of Necropolis Regent, probably. At the very least, Im positive I like it more than Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and its a much best 6 drop than Blood Tribute.

Firmo on Karlov to Annihilation

3 weeks ago

Great advice ! I never even considered Blood Tribute but it should be in this deck. Vizkopa Guildmage is a good card, but is it correct that his second ability cant be used as a fast effect? and that the skill must be activated before you gain life, and not wenn the lifegain is already on the stack.

NCN946 on Karlov to Annihilation

3 weeks ago

If you have a Vampire, you have plenty, and sanguine bond, which you do. You really need a Blood Tribute If it's kicked and you have bond vizkopa guildmage, or defiant bloodlord out then you instantly murder one player

Frank_Glascock on Cleanse the Bloodlines

3 weeks ago
  1. I would play all four tutors in this deck: Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent and Enlightened Tutor. Enlightened Tutor gets a lot better with the addition of Necropotence and Shared Animosity.

  2. I am not playing Stensia Masquerade but am playing Rakish Heir. My creature count is 33 (30 vampires). My deck wants one and two mana vampires. I cut Stromkirk Noble but have been trying to find a way to get it back into the deck. I am playing Viscera Seer, Pulse Tracker, and Vicious Conquistador.

  3. I am playing Sorin, Solemn Visitor for the life gain and his ultimate is achievable.

  4. I would add all seven of the cards you have listed. Reconnaissance is not in my deck but it seems to get rave reviews. I hate to recommend cuts as I don't know what is working for you. I do not think Last_Laugh, Josh Estrella or me are playing Bloodchief Ascension, Intangible Virtue, Stensia Masquerade, Hour of Revelation, or Blood Tribute.

Josh_Estrella on The First Lord of Innistrad

3 weeks ago


Out: Blood Tribute & Bloodlord of Vaasgoth

In: Vanquisher's Banner & Necropolis Regent

Reasoning: I think my reasoning for keeping Blood Tribute in the deck for so long is because it is a pet card of mine. Fantastic card in the right situation, and although it has saved me a couple times recently, I don't think the 6 mana is worth the slot. Alternatively, a card like Necropolis Regent pumps out constant value each turn it stays alive - and, it actively supports my goals. RIP, Blood Tribute and its amazing new art.

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth could return. But for now, the card draw and buff from Vanquisher's Banner makes more sense to me.

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