Bloodbond Vampire

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Battle for Zendikar Uncommon

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Bloodbond Vampire

Creature — Vampire Shaman Ally

Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodbond Vampire.

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Bloodbond Vampire Discussion

chapman.luke27 on Anowon's Ritual

1 week ago

Yes, I've been planning on getting Yahenni for a while and getting rid of Bloodbond Vampire. If I don't draft him by the time Amonket comes out I'll buy him.

lagotripha on Rally, Allies!

3 weeks ago

Ok, this looks intesting. Drana's Emissary costs a little much, and needs to stay on the battlefield to have an effect, not great for winning or stalling.

You basically have two options with B/W allies at the moment- the traditional Hada Freeblade/Kazandu Blademaster/Champion of the Parish beatdown. Its pretty straightforwards, and has gained some traction running Collected Company, you'll find examples on this site listed under modern allies.

What it isn't, is budget.

I'd reccomend an etb/flicker deck, as the cards are cheaper, as the diverse common-rarity options keep the price low.

Expedition Envoy/Ondu Cleric/Jeskai Barricade/Lantern Scout/Cliffside Lookout/Cliffhaven Vampire/Kabira Evangel/Ondu War Cleric/Serene Steward/Bloodbond Vampire/Kalastria Healer/Zulaport Cutthroat as core creatures aiming to stall the game, then close out with flicker effects for a lot of etb/ltb effects.

March from the Tomb/Eerie Interlude/Rally the Anscestors/Ghostway/Momentary Blink/No Rest for the Wicked/Proclamation of Rebirth/Faith's Reward/Whip of Erebos/Flickerform/Graceful Reprieve/Return to the Ranks/Makeshift Mannequin/Marshal's Anthem/Stonecloaker to puch out in turns 5-7 with etb triggers.

Some dredge like Stinkweed Imp/Dakmor Salvage/Nightmare Void, Darkblast or Golgari Thug could help provide card advantage throught the 'yard, but would leave you grave-hate vulnerable. The main battle is going to be surviving through and battling against combo, which will always be a weak matchup- but a good sideboard could hate it out with 15 dedicated cards, or focus on other matchups and accept combo as lost.

If you're tempted to take it non-budget Fatal Push is versatile in a lot of other decklists and powerful here. For budget though, Bone Splinters will enable graveyard shenanigans.

All told, nice start and good luck tinkering. Hope this big list isn't too intimidating, almost all the effects are similar for your purpsose- just pick and choose the cheaper ones and test the proportions to make sure your hands look nice and have fun testing!

Yuri200X on Vampire Black

3 weeks ago

You're still playing somewhat weak creatures and cards: Bloodbond Vampire, Crypt Ghast, Chalice of Life  Flip, Eternal Thirst and Exquisite Blood. And I also think you should run 24 lands.

These cards are still awkward... They have low impact on the early game, which Modern needs.

They all sum 14 slots (accounting for the 2 lands i think you should let go)... Let's say you switched them for:

2 Gifted Aetherborns, 2 Captivating Vampires, 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghets, 3 Gatekeeper of Malakirs, 2 Inquisition of Kozileks and 3 Victim of Nights (or Ultimate Prices).

Total of another 14 cards. Take a look at them. Compare their power to the other cards I said that are "awkward"... These cards all carry more weight with them. This is called card quality.

You'd be able to remove opposing threats more efficiently, make the opponent sacrifice troublesome threats you can't really remove (Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, for example). And you'd be able to preemptively disrupt their hand with more discard.

I believe building a competitive Vampire deck in Modern is hard, but possible. I just think you should focus on more efficient cards.


As for your sideboard, try to focus on beating decks you have trouble beating. Let's say you have issues against Storm or Scapeshift... then think of adding Duress or Lost Legacy in your SB. Against graveyard decks like Collected Melira, Dredge or BGx Delirium: Leyline of the Void/Relic of Progenitus. Against Tron: Pithing Needle, Rain of Tears, Duress, Thoughtseize and discard in general. Against creature-based decks (with small creatures): Drown in Sorrow/Flaying Tendrils. And so on.

Try to focus on adding cards that'll help with other decks in the meta. Blood Tribute only looks cool, but it is 6 mana to cast... and you could do many more relevant things with 6 or less mana... like Damnation or Batterskull, Wurmcoil Engine.

maximum43 on W/B Vampires WIP

3 weeks ago

More Vampire allies such as Cliffhaven Vampire or Bloodbond Vampire for more added effects when you gain life. If it ends up to have a bunch of allies than Kalastria Healer packs a real punch.

Athraithe on Incremental Strength

1 month ago

Just going to mention this now, even without looking at the cards. Waaaaaaay too many 1-of's. As you get further through reading this, ill be checking out you cards. Bloodbond Vampire just isnt worth it in here, and Bloodbriar will only ever trigger off your enchantments, which are both 1 of, so you have a 1/30 chance of getting them. That makes him not worth it either. Farbog Revenant also isnt worth it. At a 3-drop with lifelink, sure it can block but it will only trade out for a 1-life gain at best. Getting more of your vampire groundhaws would be great (Gifted Aetherborn). You are correct on dreadnought, its "nought" worth it lol. Maybe find some more stuff for counters and/or delirium and ill check it again for more help

xanadus on The Tumblr Deck: White Girls Getting Triggered

1 month ago

Also just for the kick of it Bloodbond Vampire

xanadus on The Tumblr Deck: White Girls Getting Triggered

1 month ago

Also just for the kick of it Bloodbond Vampire

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