Bloodbond Vampire

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) 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

Disciple_of_Doran on Tiger Army Never Dies

3 weeks ago

This really looks like two separate, decent decks, mushed together into one deck that doesn't really feel like it knows where it's going. It's cool, but picking a lane would likely make this considerably stronger.

If you're mostly trying to lean into the lifegain triggers with beaters like Ajani's Pridemate and lots of little life gain like Soul's Attendant, you're actually aiming for something akin to the old competitive deck Soul Sisters. I'd definitely make a few of the following changes:

-Trade out the vampire tribal themes for creatures like Soul Warden and Auriok Champion. You'll get a lot more healing triggers, meaning a lot more growth for your beaters.

-Trade out Bloodbond Vampire for Archangel of Thune. It costs one more mana, but in return you get a creature that already has flying, has lifelink on the creature, and whenever you gain life it buffs every creature you have in play, instead of just itself.

-Trade out your recursion for single use token makers like Spectral Procession. You get more creatures for less mana, meaning more triggers for your new life gain creatures.

Alternatively, if you want to lean more into vampires... well there are a few ways to do it. My main suggestion would be to swap over to mono-black or B/R, but there are also good white vampires now. That particular design space is wide open still.

eastly on Ally Drain

1 month ago

Deck Breakdown

I'm going to make hella recommendations for cards here. I'm not really sure what your budget is so I'll include cards that fall into the budget and non budget categories (Non budget mostly being a reasonable price, not the most optimal cards that tend to cost a ton of money.)

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PS: You have 61 cards rn

DRmagic2017 on Obzedat Commander

2 months ago

Hello! What do you think about concentrating on life-gain theme? Your commander is really great. So you can add many cards with ETB effects for example: Ajani's Pridemate, Bloodbond Vampire, Defiant Bloodlord,Archangel of Thune,Karlov of the Ghost Council.

bootsworthy on Tiger Army Never Dies

3 months 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.

hfrulani on Orzhov Vamps: +1 life for me, -1 life for you

4 months 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.

Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Captivating Vampire and Drana, Liberator of Malakir are awesome cards, but kinda expensive. I will try cheaper cards first and then move to them if needed.

I see Defiant Bloodlord as an expensive version (regarding mana cost) of Cliffhaven Vampire, so this is why I opted for the latter.

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?

Angel_Zero on Life smackdown

8 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.

DRmagic2017 on Vampire Tribal Lifelink

9 months ago

Hello! Your deck is based on life-gain theme so I think Drana's Emissary, Cliffhaven Vampire and Bloodbond Vampire would be a nice addition.

I'd also recommend to experiment with Rings of Brighthearth. For example Licia, sanguine Tribune + Rings of Brighthearth = six +1/+1 counters.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on lifelink vampires blood drain

11 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.

Vicious Conquistador is the (almost) strictly better Pulse Tracker, and nothing's about as good as extra noncombat life loss. A playset is ideal.

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.

In terms of removal, Victim of Night technically hits the most creatures, but Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, Grasp of Darkness, Dismember, and Disfigure are also all good choices.

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!

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