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

MonoBlackCoffee on Bane of Light, Child of Darkness, Lord of Blood

6 days ago

I would cut the following cards due to their high mana costs and because they offer little other than their bodies to the deck: Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Licia, sanguine Tribune , Malakir Bloodwitch, Nirkana Revenant, Patron of the Vein, and Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter. Additionally I would cut Black Market, Cathars' Crusade, and Blood Tribute for more or less the same reasons. I would cut these for more ramp, which in mardu is just mana rocks, and lands in general, even if you kept 1-3 of your big beaters and cut the rest it would improve the curve and draws considerably.

NickyBolas on Precon League - Selesnya Cats

1 week ago

Week 1 Results

Game 1

The cats deck came out strong with a Sol Ring + Sword of the Animist start. In short order, I was attacking with ~10 power while the dragon player was still assembling 5-color, and the two Vampire players were building up chump blockers as fast as they could. The game ended up coming down to Blood Tribute + Sanguine Bond to potentially kill me, but I talked my way out of it due to the fact that the other targets had openly allied against myself and the Vampire deck deciding. Negotiates got heated and I had to offer up a 2nd place concession (to match the other target's offer) in order to not be immediately one-shotted.

Game 2

Sitting down in a triple vampire pod with a voltron deck, I already knew I wasn't going to win. Too many free 1/1 blockers that would completely negate my deck unless I could find some trample. A painfully slow start ended up with me sitting on a single cat for the majority of the game: Stalking Leonin which I used to great affect negotiating my way out of getting hit by giant scary vampires. I drew into a Rout late game and when it game down to "who can I kill this turn", I assured the dominant vampire that it was not me. After the vampire blood feud ended with a single vampire deck standing victorious, I knew the writing was on the wall. Casually spot removing my only

Bou on EDH Licia, Gladii, Sanguis, Valeria Victrix

3 weeks ago

Oh you're absolutely right, Debt to the Deathless deals double, I missed that in the big type-up ha. The color dedication still stands for me though, but damage-wise you're right.

Sanguine Bond is much much better than Exquisite Blood, it's not even funny how much damage it can deal to a target opponent. I actually just removed the paragraph detailing these cards from my description as I've been editing since your last comment, but I didn't include Sanguine Bond precisely because it was too effective and targets only one player. Vizkopa Guildmage does the same but for every opponent, I feel if everyone loses it's a bit more fair. If you do play Sanguine Bond, consider Blood Tribute as well, maybe a bit mean but you can outright kill someone with it (just checked and you already have it ;)).

I've just taken out Exquisite Blood because I felt it was a bit unnecessary, better to add in some more removal or protection for Licia. Perhaps in the late-game it would be more useful but let's be honest.. Licia will tear people apart early enough.

I hadn't considered Queen Marchesa at all! I guess because I initially started with a Vampire tribal so I never considered others.. The Monarch is something I have been considering in other decks of mine to help with draw so this is pretty interesting, Adds a little more Politics and the keywords help with Odric as well yeah! Nice find, I'll have to take a look at what to cut out for her.

DrkNinja on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

4 weeks ago

I think honestly Blood Tribute just isn't as good as Sorin Markov... I wanted to like BT but Sorin does BT's job but better for the same price AND has more utility. Otherwise I like the deck with the exception of Blood Baron, which I have just accepted is going to be in Markov decks... It's just WAY too situational.

Triton on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

1 month ago

ChaosJester no problemo, and Blood Tribute is definitely a neat little card, and thanks for the upvote when you get the time to hit that upvote button. ;)

ChaosJester on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

1 month ago

I never wanted to build a Vampire deck....until now thanks to spells like Blood Tribute. :D Thanks and +1!

Qolorful on Mathas is awesome.. but I ...

1 month ago

I'm building a mathas political deck that uses a vampire tribal subtheme as well as a kingly theme for flavor. Cards like Blind Obedience both help the strategy while being in flavor, and cards like Blood Tribute and Butcher of Malakir provide vampire flavor while helping the strategy.

Moreover I'm trying to fit in a curse type subtheme as a part of my political bargaining chips.

I have a lot of cards compiled, but it is by no means a complete list, and it hasn't yet been built into a real deck.

The deck is here: You Have The Kings Blessings. I'd love some advice on what other vampires I could include, as well as just other good edh cards for draw power and other card advantage, as well as potential infinite combos that would fit into it.

I know I haven't included removal in my current list of cards. I have a very good idea of what removal I will need, and I plan to fit it in after I finish working out what I already know I will want to use.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Qolorful on Markov aristocrats

1 month ago

I see yahenni in the maybe board. I think he'd be good mainboard. Especially since you're running Butcher of Malakir type cards. He can get pretty big.

Also don't know if you left it out due to cost or hatred for the infinite, but Exquisite Blood with Sanguine Bond or Defiant Bloodlord is an infinite combo game winner. Kind of like Blood Tribute can combo with bond to immediately kill a player, only it kills everyone.

One last thing I'd like to mention is Skeletal Vampire + ashnod's alter + Nim Deathmantle creates infinite mana using a sac outlet, thus allowing you to kill players via Blood Artist or with spells like Debt to the Deathless or Exsanguinate. Just a few fun things this deck style can do if you're into cool combos.

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