Bloodsworn Steward


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Bloodsworn Steward

Creature — Vampire Knight


Commander creatures you control get +2/+2 and have haste.

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Bloodsworn Steward Discussion

Magickamek on House Markov

32 minutes ago

You can make this deck a lot faster without losing to much value by reducing some cards with hight mana cost, at this moment its sees like a mid range kinda trying to be aggro but to slow: Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Sorin Markov, New Blood, Black Market,Bloodsworn Steward, Olivia Voldaren,Bloodlord of Vaasgoth, Decree of Pain then you can add 1 mana drops, the presure you can generate is impressing, Pulse Tracker, Vicious Conquistador, Shadow Alley Denizen, Vampire Cutthroat. Consider Purphoros, God of the Forge for hard killing potential x 2 because of edgar and Erebos, God of the Dead as indestructible greed that cancels life gain and can hit eventually. with cheap vampires i would use Legion's Landing and Springleaf Drum instead of signets and/or 3 mana rocks. from here i would improve the quallity and refinement of some cards: do you really need Mindcrank? do i want to give lifes in an agroo deckSwords to Plowshares or better a land Path to Exile? is it worth a Dismember over Go for the Throat or Hero's Downfall?. Ultimatly it depends ond how you want the deck to work, this is an agrro recomendation but if you want to consolidate midrange, i would suggest to go with a ton of life link and life gaining gimmiks.

Wurmspiralmaschine14 on Budget Licia: Voltron/Manabarbs

1 week ago

If you're having trouble protecting Licia, why not try adding some indestructible-giving abilities like Indestructibility, Shielded by Faith, or Bastion Protector? That'll protect Licia from a majority of removal spells

If you're looking for straight wincons, Felidar Sovereign and Test of Endurance are good life-gain finishers

Bloodsworn Steward is good with Licia

If you're considering Master Warcraft, you should also consider Brutal Hordechief

Mana Tithe gets people all the time. No one expects a counterspell from a Mardu deck. Trust me, Mana Tithe is something you should add

I'd personally add a touch more draw. Look into the Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving, as well as the less mana-friendly Promise of Power. Also, more removal wouldn't hurt. Check out Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, and the selective boardwipe Merciless Eviction

If you want tokens and a board presence, Crested Sunmare is your new best friend. Also, and though it may be a bit out of your budget, you might want to look into some of the Ajani and Sorin planeswalkers. They'll create tokens, and for the most part have lifegain themes. Elspeths also have token themes, though not really lifegain synergies, if you just want a bigger board state

IDK how competitive janky you want this deck to be, but if you want a fun, uberjanky, and cheap way to end games, look into Boros Reckoner and Spitemare, something that gives lifelink like Nearheath Pilgrim, and double damagers like Dictate of the Twin Gods or Furnace of Rath. Using indestructible-giving cards like Shielded by Faith or Boros Charm to give the Reckoner or Mare indestructable, then have it deal infinite damage to itself. If Reckoner or Mare has lifelink, then you gain infinite life. If you have a double-damage spell on the battlefield, then the Mare/Reckoner'll keep doubling the damage dealt to itself until eventually it can deal infinite damage to a player.

Good luck, and may the topdecks be ever in your favor ;)

greatdevourer on Ancestors of the Naya

2 weeks ago

Instead of Bloodsworn Steward, consider Anger, Cyclops of Eternal Fury, Samut, Voice of Dissent, or Urabrask the Hidden. This would give all of your creatures haste instead of just your commander. The +2/+2 is nice but it only effects your commander.

I think that the Zhur-Taa Druid and the Honored Hierarch are pretty weak in this deck. The Honored Hierarch can't tap for mana until after it has dealt damage to a player. The Zhur-Taa Druid only taps for green and pings everyone at the table, which isn't much damage but it does paint a target on your forehead faster. What about a Birds of Paradise, Drover of the Mighty, or even better Wood Elves.Note that the Wood Elves does not have the word 'basic' on it.

The only other card I don't think is that good is the Fiery Justice. What about Vizier of the Menagerie, Skyshroud Claim, Blasphemous Act, Decimate, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Elemental Bond, Sun Titan, Rishkar's Expertise, or Temur Sabertooth?

DrukenReaps on Edgar Markov EDH

1 month ago

Since you are at 106 cards I would drop the following:

Bloodsworn Steward- good card but it loses some of its power with this deck since edgar has haste and very quickly gives himself a bigger power boost.

Licia, Sanguine Tribune- very inefficient unless you build around her. Their are better vampires to spend life on like vona anyways.

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle- good card, maybe add it back in when you have space for it but I think this is one of the weaker ones you have currently.

Kindred Charge- certainly could end a game but you can end games without it too. If you find a spot later maybe reconsider it.

Go for the Throat- you have a lot of removal. most of it exiles so id drop this one but just take out any one or two removal cards.

Swamp- most decks dont need 37 lands. you have a pretty good curve and a bunch of swamps so you could drop one or two of them.

those removals will get you to a legal deck size without neutering the deck.

SomaUlte on Death dealer, life stealer

2 months ago

Since Edgar already has haste I feel like Bloodsworn Steward doesn't really have much of a place and something like Bloodline Keeper  Flip would fit better especially if you are looking for more bodies on the battlefield, you should also look into Anointed Procession.

WindowGreen on Edgar Lifegain

5 months ago

Would definitely recommend adding more red Vampires to this deck. Since this deck is built around having many vampires and life gain would recommend a few vampires that grow and to throw at your opponent to keep them more worried about defense rather then attacking, and also helping out with the whole mana base thing being a tiny bit difficult to work on. For the Vampires I would recommend going with the cheap vampires to just basically throw them at the opponent as a distration while you are building up your massive Vampire army, For example...Falkenrath Reaver, Bloodcrazed Neonate, Bloodmad Vampire, Bloodsworn Steward, Falkenrath Marauders, Havengul Vampire, Heirs of Stromkirk, Insolent Neonate,Markov Blademaster, Rakish Heir, Stromkirk Noble

gorillacus on Edgar Markov Victorian Vampires

5 months ago

I think Bloodsworn Steward is almost redundant because Daddy Edgar already has haste. The +2/+2 is nice, but you can already get beefed up by a lot of other creatures like Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Necropolis Regent and Stromkirk Captain plus other cards like Cathars' Crusade, Door of Destinies and Vanquisher's Banner. I would say add more haste enablers like Hanweir Battlements, Hall of the Bandit Lord and/or Olivia's Bloodsworn. If you need more draw, Id suggest Tymna the Weaver even if she isnt a vamp.

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