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Creature — Vampire Shaman Ally
Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodbond Vampire.
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Bloodbond Vampire Discussion
3 weeks ago
SynergyBuild, what do you think of the possible addition of Leonin Warleader? Maybe replacing the Bloodline Keeper Flips? Although that would get rid of the Indulgent Aristocrat/Bloodline Keeper Flip combo of creating a bunch of powerful vampires... However, it would create another avenue for more lifelink to beef up Ajani's Pridemate, Bloodbond Vampire, and Serra Ascendant.
1 month ago
CasualCucumber, thanks for your suggestions!
I didn't buy Gifted Aetherborn yet just because it was sold out in the nearest shop here, but definitely gonna order it online.
I have a Blood Baron of Vizkopa but it's difficult to achieve both conditions to buff him when playing against nearby players (>=30 life for you and <=10 life for opponent) and Bloodbond Vampire has been responding better, so this is why I took it out of my deck.
Felidar Sovereign would not fit in the theme =/ In addition, it is difficult to achieve >=40 against the opponents I played, but for multiplayer it could work!
About the removal, do you think I should take out some creatures to add them? or take out the Elixirs?
6 months ago
cool deck idea, some suggestions: maybe take out Angelic Gift? it doesn't synergize with the lifegain theme, and maybe add Bloodbond Vampire ? although it competes for the 4 drop slot. I also would recommend looking at Survival Cache, Consuming Vapors as they can trigger pridemate multiple times. lastly, maybe Souls of the Faultless ? idk just some ideas.
7 months ago
8 months ago
You probably need to add some more 1-drop Vampires to your list to start aggressing early. I've been playing a guy's casual Vampire deck since I first started playing Magic some 6 years ago, and I still have trouble beating it; it's just that powerful.
Viscera Seer is super great at filtering out bad draws, as well as being a sac outlet. Never underestimate sac outlets. Recommend as a 2-of.
For 2-drops, I see you have a playset of Gifted Aetherborn, which is top-notch, and I also recommend Kalastria Highborn for eking out the last bits of life from your opponent with suicide attacks. Gatekeeper of Malakir is also a beast; filling your curve and/or providing removal is efficiency at its finest.
Filling out Captivating Vampire to a playset would be the next ideal thing to do. Having all the lords you can always helps.
Throw in an extra copy or two of Blade of the Bloodchief. Its damn cheap to play and equip, and it gets stupid fast.
If you want cutting recommendations, Bloodbond Vampire isn't fantastic, you're not running boardwipes or discard for Sangromancer, Alms of the Vein doesn't have a madness outlet, Dash Hopes doesn't always work the way you want it to (but keep it in if you want; it's always fun to play), and while Viridian Longbow is cute, it's a bit too expensive to equip, and more often than not, you want to be aggressive with your creatures.
Hopefully this helps!
8 months ago
Your deck has a vampire them going, and I imagine it works well. If you want to improve it my first suggestion would be to replace non vampire 2 drops with Gifted Aetherborn. My next suggestion would be to get a vampire lord like Captivating Vampire or Bloodline Keeper Flip in place of more non vampire creatures. Lastly, Shriekmaw can be replaced with Murder and get many more targets. Rain of Tears is powerful, but if your focus isn't destroying lands you could make better use of Sign in Blood to either finish off your opponent or refill your hand. Duress and Distress can be uprgaded to Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek. In the same vein you could uprgade Bloodbond Vampire with Asylum Visitor or Vampire Nocturnus one last good card is Feast of Blood.
8 months ago
Cards I might consider cutting:
Cards to look into adding:
I can talk to you about these choices in detail later, if you'd like.
11 months ago
I recently changed my vampire deck to be black/white very similar to yours. runs really well. might try to add some Bloodbond Vampire due to how your deck is setup. i did and it seems to run good.
Here is mine if you want to take a look.