Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Creature — Vampire Spirit

Bloodghast can't block.

Bloodghast has haste as long as an opponent has 10 or less life.

Landfall -— Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Bloodghast from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Bloodghast Discussion

lagotripha on Zombies and Vampires

3 hours ago

Bloodghast is expensive and effective for a reason. Two aristocrat triggers on every fetch is really good.

With Yawgmoth, Thran Physician in the list, I'd look at Indulgent Aristocrat or similar 'pump the team' effects, but part of that is preference.

Sideboard is key with lists like this- keeping track of options like Cabal Therapist , Rakdos Charm , etc really helps you figure out what you should keep maindeck and what you should hide in the sideboard.

Daedalus19876 on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

19 hours ago

bushido_man96: The deck doesn't precisely have a discard theme, but it does work to strip resources from my opponents in an asymmetric fashion. If I can resolve Mindslicer , I will almost always win (because I can rebuild my hand extremely quickly and they cannot).

Abzkaban: I did end up cutting Bloodghast . I'll be honest that I'm suspecting that Necromancy will also eventually come out, possibly for Dread Return .

budlaorf: Vilis is almost certainly finding a home here -- the only real question is whether he is better or worse than Razzledazzle. Apart from him, I'm unsure about Blood for Bones , and probably not including the other two.

firestorms90: Yeah, Contamination is extremely good in mono-black, and is more upside than downside for us, but it does harm us a little. I'm glad I could help! :)

Rambolicious_0: Yes, you could choose to reanimate OR recur the thing you just sacrificed. In a certain sense, it's like a black Cloudshift to reuse an ETB, in many cases (stapled to an additional Raise Dead ).

Abzkaban on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

2 days ago


Okay here are my thoughts.

Cut Bloodghast for Bloodchief Ascension . Ghast may be self-recurring, but you're relying on landfall to bring him back which is not the most efficient recursion method. You have plenty of token producers and some sources of undying, so I doubt you'll miss him.

Cut Necromancy for Yawgmoth's Will . Necromancy is your most expensive recursion spell. It's not as efficient as Reanimate or Animate Dead and has the same cmc as Yawgmoth's Will . Yes, you'll still have to have mana handy to cast spells from your grave, but the value is way greater than the one recursion spell. I think the switch will be worth it.

Funkydiscogod on Modern Turbodiscard

4 days ago

I think Dark Withering is a fine card for this. It depends on your metagame, but black creatures are underrepresented in competitive modern: Death's Shadow , Gurmag Angler and Dark Confidant are the only creatures out of the top 50 most played where "nonblack" will be an issue. This, arguably makes it as good as Fatal Push .

And yes, I'm not counting Street Wraith , Bloodghast and Griselbrand , because nobody would Fatal Push those anyway.

phsycord on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 week ago

I play all three cards you wanted to swap out in my own Teysa Deck (Teysa Karlov's Citadel).

Reassembling Skeleton is simply awesome because you can do this in instant speed and it has really nice combos you can pull off to get infinite death triggers and sometimes also infinite mana. The same goes for Nether Traitor , awesome card and I'd include it.

If you are not on a budget then Bloodghast might be an improvement over Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness . Sometimes can screw you if you don't have enough fixing, but depending you'll be playing this card early, I think it should be fine. Only downside is that you don't get immediate value. Both Travler and Witness give you 2 creatures for , which is nice.

For Brood of Cockroaches I'm a bit sceptical, because you get it back in to your hand EOT. So no combos are possible like the ones for Skeleton and Traitor. I'd rather run a Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness instead for immediate value.

alika on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 week ago

Great Deck!
Wouldn't Bloodghast , Brood of Cockroaches and Nether Traitor be better options to Doomed Traveler , Reassembling Skeleton , or Hunted Witness ? They may not create extra tokens, but they can repeatedly trigger non-token-death-triggers.

Snowmen1 on Mardu Vehicle

1 week ago

One thing to note about the BW deck is that its more of a value deck than aggro deck. one thing that I would say personally is that I think the deck need Smuggler's Copter . Probably the best rate on a vehicle. Even if you dont fully use the discard part in its looting ability, having 3 power for 2 mana and being able to sift through your deck is amazing. Playing around with the discard is something that you can play with after you take that into account. If you do end up playing with copter, Bloodghast sounds significantly stronger than Scrapheap Scrounger to me.

foxboy93 on "Marked For Death" - Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 week ago


It's not that I don't want to spend the money for them, but to narrow down why I cannot afford them, I recently lost my job so cash is a bit tighter :c

The deck I have going is mostly replacing creatures with tokens. So saccing something to make a token to then sac again is sort of the goal. Thus cards that make tokens when another creature dies is good, or on cast. I am trying to avoid some of the ETB cards, since I have been running into more Torpor Orb effects to shut it down, meaning it's harder to keep it going with ETB and then recur. It is also why cards like Reassembling Skeleton and Nether Traitor are so important, cause they are easily recurable triggers to sac again to, which is another reason I wanted to add Bloodghast and Bloodsoaked Champion . Slightly harder to recur, but are repeatable. If I get enough Zombies, Gravecrawler is another possible addition.

Sandsowers ability is to tap down creatures, not untap "Tap 3 untapped creatures, tap creature". The reason I added it as of now, is to help slow down. The big bad attackers with trample or big guys that can kill me in one fell swoop. Tap a big one, sac three Spirits and exile something else if I have to.

If I add another Blood Artist, id likely put Falkenrath Noble back. It's a flyer that triggers whenever a creature dies, so not just my own. Sorin isn't a bad idea, but I feel like making a +1/+0 emblem seems good if I can protect him. Downticking to recur something basically puts him at near death already though. I see Planeswalker cards as "modal" spells more than anything; if I only get one activation, I need to make it count. So compared to Elspeth, Suns Champion, who is also a board wipe, seems much better, imo. Liliana is a very potent card and I could see it going in, as well as the uncommon Ob. Destroy my own creature, draw two and then recur seems decent.

DH can be in the deck and just not cast. Having it and not using it, is better than needing it and not having it. Another option is to try and include tutors as well. While I cannot afford Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor , anything to get cards in my hand seems good, such as Beseech the Queen or even Diabolic Tutor .

I'll take a look at your list and comment on your list link accordingly if possible

Ravos and Whisper were added for a few reasons; 1) able to be used repeatedly 2) are creatures that, in a pinch, can be used as fodder and 3) it's what I have available. Some of the cards in the maybe list are cards I own, or are cheap enough to get.

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Bloodghast occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.17%

Rakdos: 2.77%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.17%