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Creature — Vampire
Sacrifice a creature: Bloodthrone Vampire gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
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Bloodthrone Vampire Discussion
1 week ago
Myriad Landscape feels like a decent piece of ramp tacked onto a land, that can be reused with Crucible of Worlds for lots of ramp. In addition, it would help you take advantage of the new Cabal Stronghold, which requires quite a lot of swamps to actually be good.
4 weeks ago
Hey! Thanks for the feedback on my deck. Glad you liked it! Yours looks like fun too. How do you like Elenda, the Dusk Rose? It seems sweet, but I worry that it is a 4 drop that cant protect itself and doesn't work too well without other pieces being on the board with it. And have you been enjoying Athreos, God of Passage? That is one I keep meaning to go back and look into again. Undying Evil also seems cheeky. Has that been working alright?
As for advice, I would lean away from Bloodthrone Vampire. You want aristocrats that will be able to protect themselves or will be able to have instant value if your opponent tries to kill it. With Bloodthrone, you have to sac 2 critters just to make it survive a Bolt. Luckily, since you are playing Abzan, you have access to Varolz, the Scar-Striped which is a fantastic card. It is a 3 drop and harder to cast than Bloodthrone, which is the downside. But it is powerful enough to be worth the extra mana. It is very hard to kill and it gives you a solid late game mana dump.
It is also hard to overstate how good Doomed Traveler is in these decks. It may be worth finding space for.
Finally, your sideboard looks sweet. You may want to look into Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos as a sideboard card as well. In Aristocrat decks, those cards can shut down creature decks like none other. Especially when cards like Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite can really give you a bad day.
4 weeks ago
Those are both excellent suggestions. I have a Bloodthrone Vampire in my collection somewhere and she does get nasty next to Butcher of Malakir. I didn't know that Anowon was so affordable these days. Last I knew he was like $2.50, still not bad but under a dollar is always better. So again, thank you for bringing these to my attention.
1 month ago
Well, I would start off by saying there are two primary archetypes for sacrifice decks. Rally and Aristocrats. Rally lists focus on filling your graveyard with 2-3 cmc creatures, reviving them with Rally the Ancestors and the sacrificing them all -- likely with 2-3 Blood Artist effects in play to win. Aristocrats lists tend to focus less on 'combo' and more on 'synergy', and try to gain advantages through sacrifice effects. There has been some blending between the two archetypes recently, but I still feel they are distinct enough to be different.
There are then color combinations within each of the archetypes. Rally is often done in or . Aristocrats lists are often or . However with 3 color mana bases often comes a higher costs as fetch lands and shock lands are not always cheap. Two color mana bases are often fairly affordable, and you often can get away with no shocks or fecthes. With that being said, the first suggestion for a creature I would suggest is...
Bloodghast. However, he works best with fetch lands. In a pinch, you could use Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds, but they can feel pretty slow. But the ability to sacrfice Bloodghast, play a fetch land to return him to play, sacrifice him, sacrifice the fetch land to place another land into play to return Bloodghast to play so you can sacrifice him again -- that can add up to a lot of value.
Along similar lines, Gravecrawler can also generate a lot of advantage if you are playing enough zombies to have one in play with a fair level of consistency. Relentless Dead and Cryptbreaker can put in a lot of work with this guy.
While not all in black, Doomed Traveler, Tukatongue Thallid, Lingering Souls, Kitchen Finks, Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Sacred Cat, Voice of Resurgence, Tidehollow Sculler, Blisterpod, Bitterblossom, Orzhov Pontiff, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, and Keldon Marauders can all be sacrificed for good value.
As far as sacrifice engines go, Falkenrath Aristocrat, and Cartel Aristocrat are the namesakes. But Nantuko Husk, Bloodthrone Vampire, Greater Gargadon, Hidden Stockpile, Viscera Seer, Tymaret, the Murder King, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Bontu the Glorified, Mind Slash and Teysa, Orzhov Scion are all good ways to keep sacrificing permanents. I also like Fleshbag Marauder, Sidisi's Faithful, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier, but they only sacrifice one thing upon etb.
Value is also important to consider as there are a number of cards that fit well within these lists, but do not necessarily read 'please sacrifice me', or 'sacrifice all the things.' But, they can certainly give you the gas to pull ahead. Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat's advantages can be obvious in a deck like this. Additionally, Eternal Witness, Dark Confidant (or Asylum Visitor for budget), Phyrexian Arena, Smuggler's Copter, Collected Company, Return to the Ranks, Eldritch Evolution, Abzan Ascendancy, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, Grave Pact, Lord of the Undead+Nameless Inversion (also works well with any other zombie) might all have places in different shells.
These are just a cards that might be interesting. I don't want to build your deck for you. But if any of those cards piqued your interest, I can certainly throw out some additional ideas that play well with the cards you liked.
1 month ago
1 month ago
In just , I can think of Viscera Seer, Drowned Rusalka, Sidisi's Faithful, Bloodthrone Vampire, Nantuko Husk, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, and Bontu the Glorified. if you want to splash red, then Greater Gargadon, and Insolent Neonate are also very good. I also might suggest you take a lot at Rally the Ancestors decks. They might be right up your alley. They often abuse casting rally on your opponent's turn to block their creatures, and then sacrifice all of the creatures to prevent the exile clause -- often times doing a lot of damage in the process with Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat.