Bloodline Keeper


Lord of Lineage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
From the Vault: Transform (V17) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Bloodline Keeper

Creature — Vampire


{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.

Bloodline Keeper Discussion

multimedia on EDH - Vampires

1 week ago

Hey, keeping your overall deck heavy black is good, the right direction, because of the low budget white and red are better as splashes mostly just for Edgar. You have about $50 to spend before you reach $100. All my card suggestions will cost half that. For the manabase consider a few more budget dual lands?

Can cut basic Mountains and Plains for these dual lands.

Most of my Vampire suggestions are one and two drop Vamps because I think you need more of them since they give you board presence faster because of eminence. The 10 budget Vampires to consider including:

Adding all these additional cards will cost about $24. This leaves another $20+ for a few higher end cards with Edgar such as Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Shared Animosity . Good luck with your deck.

JPlayah on Black Plague

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the advice. I'll see if I can find something with discard effects that also synergizes with my deck. I'm thinking about swapping Bloodline Keeper  Flip as well. The effect is good, but it won't be doing anything for me until turn 5, and it was one of my weaker cards in testing. I'll be looking for something that checks boxes for sacrificing, damage to stack Bloodchief Ascension , and whatever else I can get my hands on in the 1-3 CMC range. Maybe even discarding if I can get lucky. Preferably a creature and/or token generator.

JPlayah on Black Plague

3 weeks ago

HalbrechtHalbrecht, thanks for the insight. Dark Prophecy is definitely something I'm considering. I'll probably pick up some copies when I get a chance and do some more playtesting. Vampiric Rites is certainly an option as well. I just need to figure out if the mana cost is worth gaining 1 life instead of losing 1.

As for Bloodchief Ascension , I was looking into the rules when I got my Forbidden Orchard s and I think it does actually work. From what I read, tokens that die do hit the graveyard, then are removed from the game as a state-based action. If you found some official rules that state otherwise, please point me to them.

Viscera Seer looks absolutely amazing and I'll definitely be checking out that card. Zulaport Cutthroat also looks nice. It's a pity that it only works with your creatures and not the opponent's, but at 2 CMC and with 1 power vs. the 0 on Blood Artist , it's worth a look.

I won't lie, getting the Bloodchief Ascension s stacked sometimes takes time. I usually get attacks in via flying tokens from Bitterblossom and Bloodline Keeper  Flip (also my prime targets for equipping Mask of Memory , so I get good dual-use from them). It's true that a single Bitterblossom token won't get the job done, but two of them will. Still, it wouldn't hurt for me to consider swapping cards to add something deadlier. I've built up quite a collection of black cards while developing this deck. Fun examples include Ogre Marauder , Dauthi Slayer , and Blind Zealot . If you have more suggestions for creatures or other effects for easily delivering that 2 life loss, I'm all ears.

As for Elixir of Immortality , I've had dozens of games where it's saved my life in the early-mid game against aggro decks, allowing me to pull out a win later when I finish assembling my engine. Having that 5 life on demand is not to be underestimated, and the dual purpose of shuffling your graveyard back into your library stops mill decks and even has a little synergy with Beseech the Queen in the rare case where all four copies of something have made it into your graveyard. It also mitigates the negative impact of discarding, when that's a factor.

Long story short, I appreciate your other advice, but experience has taught me to never give up those elixirs.

multimedia on The Family of Blood

1 month ago

Hey, nice upgrade of the precon, but you need more Vamps, less of all the other stuff :) Good job cutting Powerstone for Lantern, that was the right choice since your deck is three colors.

Edgar's eminence is a major reason to play him as a Commander and to take more advantage of eminence consider more low CMC Vamps? One drops, two drops and a couple of three drops? The idea is to have more opportunities to play Vamps in the early game which then in return gives you more Vamps on the battlefield because each Vamp you cast gives you a 1/1 Vamp token.

Budget Vamps ($5 or less each) consider adding:

You already have your high CMC Vamp to play, six drop Edgar from the Command Zone therefore you don't need a lot of other high CMC creatures. Instead cut back on the high CMC Vamps five CMC or higher for lower CMC Vamps make it easier to have more Vamps on the battlefield which in return makes Edgar's ability better, to have more Vamps to add counters too. If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts.

Shared Animosity and Bloodline Keeper  Flip are two expensive price, but powerful cards with Vamps and Edgar.

Some budget lands ($5 or less each) to consider adding:

These can replace lands here that ETB (enter the battlefield) tapped such as Orzhov Guildgate, Boros Guildgate, Akoum Refuge, etc.

Good luck with your deck.

smurfs1234 on New Player: Mono-Black Vampire Help

1 month ago

@Spiderhead Don't really have a reason, just have all mono black vampires :/

@jconeil1988 I initially started with an aggro similar to the one you have on your profile, but I found that after a few turns I would have an empty hand. I decided to try to shift to midrange by adding some more control and draw cards ( Go for the Throat / Victim of Night / Sign in Blood ), and higher mana cost creatures ( Bloodline Keeper  Flip / Vampire Nocturnus / Twilight Prophet and maybe the ones in the sideboard). Is it still too much of an aggro?

ArchonBlue on Dracu-Leeeee, Dracu-Laaaaa!

1 month ago

Another card you might consider if you're going for a midrangey token style build is Bloodline Keeper  Flip which closes the game pretty fast. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is usually too expensive for an aggro build but would be great in midrange. I also would recommend Malakir Bloodwitch in the sideboard against Path to Exile decks. It's another card that doesn't make sense in an aggro build, but is great if you are trying to be disruptive and play the long time.

garruk3 on Mardu Vampires

2 months ago

Olivia Voldaren is a fun vampire card to play around with. Same with Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Rakish Heir and Vampiric Fury (a strong maybe for those last two. You can dive into the Innistrad block for a lot more vampires. The deck does look really unique and pretty good though. Looks like a lot of fun to play. +1 to you.

P.S. If you really want to Intangible Virtue

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Bloodline Keeper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

RBW (Mardu): 0.63%