Bloodline Keeper

Creature — Vampire

Flying

{T}: Put a 2/2 black Vampire creature token onto the battlefield.

{B}: Transform Bloodline Keeper. Activate this ability only if you control five or more Vampires.

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From the Vault: Transform (V17) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Magic Duels Legal

Bloodline Keeper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

RBW (Mardu): 0.63%

Bloodline Keeper Discussion

JRaynor on Edgar Markov sacrifice theme

1 month ago

I enjoy the more sac themed vamps too. I find Edgar makes the aggro strategy so easy that if you actually lean into it, your deck starts entering not-fun territory. Moving into a theme like Sacrifice or Life Gain makes for more fun games, and because Edgar is so powerful, you can always fall back on aggro as a Plan B if you need to.

I'm still working on my own build, so it's not finalized but here are some suggestions.

Dusk Legion Zealot - 2 bodies + draw a card for 2 mana is just too good to pass up. Sure he doesn't do much, but it plays right into your sac theme.

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle - I would play him over some of your weaker aggro focused cards like Legion Lieutenant just because he makes more bodies to sac.

Champion of Dusk is one of your best top ends, with the number of vamps you run. Just to refill your hand.

Bloodline Keeper  Flip - It's no secret that he's one of the best vampires in the business. Whether as a lord for aggro builds, or a token creator for sac-builds you'll want one if you decide to keep the deck around.

Now for some non-vamp suggestions.

Teysa Karlov - She doubles death triggers and buffs your tokens, basically heavily supporting both of your main strategies.

Teysa, Orzhov Scion - Every black vampire token that edgar makes dies and is replaced by a spirit when this teysa is on the field. It lets your sac chains extend twice the norm. The exile clause is just gravy here.

Requiem Angel - A much higher CMC version of the Orzhov Scion Teysa, but possibly still worth playing because of how powerful the effect is.

Cards to consider removing:

As mentioned before, I don't think Legion Lieutenant is worth keeping around. She's perfectly fine in an aggro build, but since you're trying to shift your primary strategy from aggro, then you want your remaining Lords to do more than just provide a buff.

Shadow Alley Denizen - I'd replace in a heart beat. Like Legion Lieutenant, she's all about connecting with the enemy, when that isn't your primary gameplan anymore.

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth - Now this is one I struggle with, because he's definitely cuttable. You're probably much better off with Champion of Dusk in this 5cmc slot, but Bloodlord is pretty cool, so I could understand holding on just out of fondness.

Falkenrath Aristocrat - The lack of humans really diminishes her strength here. We have much better and cheaper sac outlets and much stronger and cheaper attackers. This Aristocrat is just very medium, and easy to replace since she's not performing at her best.

Anyway, that's my take. Hope you have a blast with the deck.

DRmagic2017 on Yet Another Edgar Markov Deck

2 months ago

Hello! I have some suggestions. Boost: Metallic Mimic and/or Adaptive Automaton. Token generators: Legion's Landing  Flip, Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Sorin, Solemn Visitor. Creatures: Taurean Mauler, Vona, Butcher of Magan. "Plan 'B'" (works with life-gaining): Aetherflux Reservoir (in this case True Conviction would be a nice addition too). Tribal artifact: Blade of the Bloodchief. Card advantage/draw/tutor: Sensei's Divining Top, Skullclamp, Castle Locthwain, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor. Good luck in brewing!

9-lives on

2 months ago

Blood Baron of Vizkopa would be very difficult to run, considering its abilities, but it's still useful as a 4/4. Captivating Vampire would be very useful if you want more +P/+T. Here's another good +P/+T card, Legion Lieutenant. Gatekeeper of Malakiris very useful if you pay the kicker! Bloodline Keeper  Flip would be just as good as your 3/3's, and it's flying which is very useful, and when you tap it you can make a 2/2 black vampire creature with flying, and it also has the extra ability of transform, and when it transforms it adds even more P/T to your vampires, but i don't know if you'll be running 5 or more vampires on the field. I recommend Blood Tribute if you want a high mana cost card that is very useful. Also, if you plan on running vampire creature cards with a lot of or more, then I would recommend Bontu's Monument, but it appears that most of your vampires don't have a lot of generic mana cost.

multimedia on Edgar markov aggro

3 months ago

Hey, if you want to play aggro with Edgar then I don't think a 10 mana combo, Exquiste + Bond is what you want. Exquiste + Bond goes with a midrange strategy with life gain, not aggro. 24 cards with 4 CMC or higher is a lot for aggro. With this many you risk having too many of them in your opening hand rather than low CMC Vamps.

For aggro consider cutting many four/five drops to decrease the avg. CMC? Patriarch's Bidding and Coat of Arms are five drops to keep because one helps you recover if aggro doesn't work out and the other pushes your Vamp army over the top. Sanctum Seeker, Purphoros, God of the Forge and Bloodline Keeper  Flip are the four drops worth keeping with aggro. In the place of other high CMC cards add more low CMC Vamps/cards especially one drops.

My advice for aggro with Edgar is take more advantage of eminence and going wide with Vamps and Vamp tokens. Lots more one and two drop Vamps. Edgar is really the only high CMC threat you need with aggro. Instead of playing lots of other high CMC cards play Vamps who can be mana sinks. Knight of the Ebon Legion, Guul Draz Assassin and Mirror Entity is a Vamp and it's a way to use lots of mana if you have it to pump your entire army. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord and Shared Animosity are good repeatable effects with an aggro/go wide strategy.

I offer more advice, good luck with your deck.

hkhssweiss on Eternally Cursed | Primer

4 months ago

Hmmm, there are a bit of things you can add in as I tried playtesting it earlier and it definitely feels a bit clunky. Your goal is to make a lot of tokens and use them to kill people. You should focus more on value cards like i.e.

Just to make some tokens while you are idle. And some kill effects like Triumph of the Hordes or effects like those. What is the main goal you want to do?

sazhuy on Fangs and Chicken Wings

5 months ago

Bloodline Keeper  Flip is a card I love for every vampire deck and this one would do nicely for both aspects, making the tokens could be a great use of the sacrifice mechanic and after flipping him would buff all the vampires you control.

Other wise Blood Artist is made for this deck with Bloodcrazed Paladin being good for getting buffed from the sacrifice. Bloodghast would be a great card to get a recursion monster that could continuously be sacrificed.

junkyxicht on Edgar the BOSS

5 months ago

OUT: Outmaneuver and Adaptive Automaton

IN: Path to Exile and Bloodline Keeper  Flip

I really like Outmaneuver! It's a old school card nobody is aware of and can caught your opponent off guard. BUT there are better finisher and Path to Exile is basicly Outmaneuver played for two mana.

The +1/1 from Adaptive Automaton is nice, but it doesn't trigger Eminence wich is a drawback. So i replaced it for Bloodline Keeper  Flip. I need to play a few games with it to know if it was worth. On paper it looks super worth :)

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