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Creature — Human Warrior
Bloodsoaked Champion can't block.
Raid — : Return Bloodsoaked Champion from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only if you attacked with a creature this turn.
Bloodsoaked Champion Discussion
1 month ago
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Hey, I think Olivia, Mobilized for War is an underrated Rakdos Commander. Don't have to necessarily play Vampires with her, she can be good with reanimation strategies since she's an enabler from the Command Zone to get a creature into your graveyard. She gives a creature haste that's good with big creatures such as Grave Titan and Demons when you cheat them onto the battlefield with reanimation.
Support creatures who can keep coming back to the battlefield or your hand to trigger Olivia: Bloodghast , Squee, Goblin Nabob , Bloodsoaked Champion , Reassembling Skeleton . Cards that create tokens can trigger Olivia with/without needing to use mana: Bitterblossom , Dreadhorde Invasion , Kher Keep . Feldon of the Third Path is like repeatable reanimation as he can make a token copy of a creature in your graveyard.
Refill your hand with wheels especially Dragon Mage as a creature to reanimate and repeatable wheel. Also Magus of the Wheel who can be reanimated or recurred. As well as many other wheel spells. Azra Oddsmaker is another underrated card in Commander for reanimation strategies and he interacts well with Olivia to draw cards since she has flying.
Could build Olivia in a way that you don't have to rely on Olivia for the deck to function since reanimation is great and flexible in the Rakdos colors.
1 month ago
Hey, consider Warriors with Zurgo as Commander and Aurelia, the Warleader at the top of the mana curve?
There's many budget Warriors. Some that stand out are Mindblade Render , Rushblade Commander , Alesha, Who Smiles at Death , Ash Zealot , Bloodsoaked Champion , Blood-Chin Rager , Blood-Chin Fanatic , Arashin Foremost , Brutal Hordechief , Azra Oddsmaker ,etc. Aurelia is not a Warrior, but she can come into play after Zurgo for big double combat phases swings. Some budget pay offs for being tribal are: Raiders' Spoils , Shared Animosity , Obsidian Battle-Axe , Blood-Chin Fanatic , Arashin Foremost , Metallic Mimic , etc.
Zurgo benefits a lot from repeatable double strike being able to potentially do 14 or more points of Commander damage with one Zurgo attack. Arashin Foremost , Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder , Duelist's Heritage , Fireshrieker , Ajani, Caller of the Pride . Boros Charm is also an excellent card in Commander.
1 month ago
By using your own spells to kill off a Gray Merchant of Asphodel just to reanimate him, you'll be giving up a ton of card advantage and losing tempo. If you're really interested in abusing the Merchant's ability by getting it to trigger multiple times, I'd consider running blue for bounce effects like Unsummon , or better yet, white for flicker like Cloudshift . You could also set up a Panharmonicon to double the trigger automatically. However, there really isn't any need to do so. The better option is to just invest in the mono-black devotion plan enough that Gray Merchant will kill in one hit. I recommend looking up black devotion lists to get an idea of cards to add. I've had a lot of fun with a devotion zoo deck using 1 drops like Gravecrawler , Gutterbones , and Bloodsoaked Champion with Midnight Oil and Phyrexian Arena to refill. In general, you just want to include the most black mana symbols for the lowest cost (while also bearing card power level in mind). Vampire Nighthawk and Despoiler of Souls are two cards you already have that fit the bill. Some other favorites are Gatekeeper of Malakir , Phyrexian Obliterator , Gifted Aetherborn , Dread Shade , and Geralf's Messenger . These decks can be a little pricey, especially if you include a set of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . If you're looking for a more gradual form of life drain, Orzhov lists are a popular way to do so. They run cards more in the vein of Obzedat, Ghost Council , Wall of Limbs , and Kambal, Consul of Allocation . They might also take advantage of lifegain with Ajani's Pridemate , Felidar Sovereign , or the Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood combo. One of the reasons these decks are so popular is that they can easily be built on a budget. As a final note, I'd like to point out that you're currently lacking the mana needed for the curve you have. I'd want at least 20 lands here and maybe as many as 25 to avoid constant mana screw. Good luck with your build!
2 months ago
Falkenrath Noble is honestly the first card I plan to cut to get Cruel Celebrant out. Its lower on the curve, meaning that I can play it out more easily. As well, in a pinch, I can also use it with Teysa to exile a creature
The removal package does need to change a bit. Fleshbag Marauder , Necrotic Sliver , Plaguecrafter , Shriekmaw , Despark , Tragic Slip and Unexpectedly Absent are on my list of includes, with Shriekmaw and Tragic Slip being on the lower end of the removal additions. I like Fleshbag, Plaguecrafter and Necrotic Sliver, because they can always sac themselves and make a white token that can now be used to exile another creature. Despark and Unexpectedly Absent are more instant speed removal for "any" targets.
My goal is to hopefully swap out some of the creatures that say "non-token" creatures, for things that just care about "Creatures". Darkest Hour I feel will need to be slotted in eventually for combo potential, but I gotta have something to combo it with, whether its Altar of Dementia or a Blood Artist like effect. I don't think I need to worry about "how big" my tokens get, but its more so "making" tokens. I need stuff that isn't reliant on ETB, because some of the higher tier decks run Torpor Orb , thus I'm looking for things with on death triggers or on cast. God-Eternal Oketra is the best case scenario, because it can make tokens BUT it also can be sacced to exile something in a pinch and then just put it back in my library. Dreadhorde Invasion is just a worse Bitterblossom .
I will need to manage my sac outlets that "Do things", and not just adds mana or anything. I'd like to include more creatures that are easily returnable, such as Bloodsoaked Champion , Bloodghast and Gravecrawler (though I don't run enough Zombies to make it able to cast from the graveyard).
I REALLY want to try Aetherworks Marvel in the deck! Just the thought of saccing my things or there is a board wipe and then spending energy to cast cards, its basically cheating mana, but you also dig for cards. That means in a pinch, you could Wrath of God at instant speed, get that Path to Exile or even just get additional value out of it
2 months ago
Lol. I think that gary looping is a cool idea, but we've no way to perform it enough (even with raza) to win. Ie: raza & gary & any reanimation enchantment sets our devotion to 6; repeating this 3 times gains us 54, but our opponents only lose 18. If there's ever printed a black version of Neheb, the Eternal it'd be sweet. But without a payoff the investment is too costly.
Priest has been crucial in the games I play him (often discarded early, reanimated for value). Giving the draw, pressure and mana that I need often. I'm considering adding in Bloodsoaked Champion as it's also a warrior for Mindblade Render - of which will likely be sneaking back into the deck, as the 2 mana recurrable phyrexian arena (that also draws in opponent's turns) is too good to pass up.
3 months ago
Thanks Shabompistan! Not seen Bloodsoaked Champion before.
Bloodsoaked Champion occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%