Call the Bloodline


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Uncommon
Promo Set Rare

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Call the Bloodline


, Discard a card: Create a 1/1 black Vampire knight token with lifelink. Activate this ability only once per turn.

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Call the Bloodline Discussion

austinbromine97 on Bloody Hell

3 days ago

Oh ya, i meant Eldritch Evolution. It was the only reason i had green splashed in the deck. Eat a 2 drop on turn 3 to put my wincon on the battlefield, why not? Worked really well when I just couldn't draw a Vampire Nocturnus, I would just hunt it down. You're totally right, a third color splash is just harsh sometimes and it makes the manabase a little too awkward. Are Call the Bloodline and Heir of Falkenrath  Flip your only discard outlets here? Vampire Nighthawk is one of my all time favorite cards, and probably my favorite creature, but sadly he doesn't work well with others as a 3 drop and doesn't do any boosting. He really is a stand alone guy and you may be able to put something better in there for him. Maybe the 4th denizen or 3rd aristocrat?

Gwfr3ak on Bloody Hell

4 days ago

Thank you for your suggestions austinbromine97!

Did you really meanEldritch Evolution? I dont really want to splash a third color. Nocturnus is on my buylist!

Pulse Tracker and Guul Draz Vampire were in my original vampire tribal actually. Especially the Tracker performed very well in multiplayer matchups, but the one-drops i chose now do way more work I think.

The two drop spot for Kalastria Highborn is already reserved unfortunately, because I really need those 1/1 tokens from Call the Bloodline and just love Heir of Falkenrath  Flip.

Bloodchief Ascension and Fatal Push are both on my list now. Though i might aswell just play Tragic Slip, because I have a playset here.

Mandalorian on Cycle

4 days ago

If you just want cards from Hour and Amonkhet in your deck you should change the deck to Standard instead of Modern. While the deck will also be Modern legal, if it contains no Modern cards, could be misleading.

Cycle synergies from Hour and Amonkhet:

Drake Haven

Archfiend of Ifnir

Faith of the Devoted

Horror of the Broken Lands


Hieroglyphic Illumination

Shadow of the Grave

Pull from Tomorrow

Other discard synergies in Standard right now:

Call the Bloodline

Collective Brutality

Alms of the Vein

Fiery Temper

Collective Defiance

Tormenting Voice

Cathartic Reunion

Bloodhall Priest

Insolent Neonate

If you want to get into Modern with this strategy, these cards can be good:

Waste Not

Liliana of the Veil



Inquisition of Kozilek

Living End

Architects of Will

McDeity on Coach Feratu's Gym Class

5 days ago

More cuts, you say?

I'm not wildly keen on the amount of point-removal you're currently running. It's a little meta-dependent, but you're already running 7 vampires that can deal with opposing creatures, making the 10 instants and sorceries feel a bit extra. I would keep the vampires, and then run only the strongest/most flavorful of the other 10. Keep New Blood, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, and Urge to Feed; cut Terminate, Swords to Plowshares, Mortify, Feast of Blood, Crackling Doom, and Victim of Night. I'd also advocate adding in Vindicate. Really none of the current instants you run are bad per se (I mean, Swords to Plowshares is the best removal spell printed in Magic), but in the interest of making meaningful space, this is where I'd start. Hell, if you really think you need more spot-shot, you could add Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter, though I don't care for his services. Vein Drinker is a solid option, however.

You could still trim a Sorin, though he is pretty nifty. Solemn Visitor is my least favorite.

Blind Obedience and Stensia Masquerade are somewhat unneeded. The Masquerade does improve some if you add in Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace (actually, I recommend running Rix Maadi regardless). The Dungeon Palace also enables you to trim Call the Bloodline if you wish.

Blasphemous Act wants to become a Damnation, with Vampire Nocturnus in the deck.

You aren't running Cabal Coffers, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, or Black Market, so you only have Nirkana Revenant and Crypt of Agadeem to power up Exsanguinate. I think I'd cut it for a more impactful card.

On the topic of Nirkana Revenant, run more swamps! Yes, they're expensive, but you're going to have to track down two original duals (Scrubland and Badlands) and black fetches to make 3-color-Revenant functional. On the plus side, this would also enable Cabal Coffers, and the fetches synergize with Nocturnus. Bloodhusk Ritualist and Gatekeeper of Malakir will thank you likewise. Canyon Slough and Smoldering Marsh should at least replace some basic mountains.

Look at your color costs: You have only 10 red symbols, and 13 white. You don't need to run R/W dual lands (Sacred Foundry et al). You can get by with just black/x lands.

Blood Artist/Falkenrath Noble are better in Olivia Voldaren than Edgar. With Olivia, you want more sac-outlets to ditch borrowed creatures in the event of Olivia's downfall, so the drain effects are a little more consistently powerful. With Edgar at the helm, I think you'd want to add in Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos to augment Butcher of Malakir and sacrifice effects such as Viscera Seer and Indulgent Aristocrat. Without all that, they just aren't reliable enough.

I strongly dislike Mathas, Fiend Seeker. Political play and Group Hug be damned- I want my opponents to suffer alongside me, not get free goodies.... bunch of filthy, free-loading, commie-hippies....

Herald’s Horn doesn't excite me unless you're at 50%+ creatures of the chosen tribe, which is a tall order for most tribes.

Teferi's Protection is sick, but Edgar puts out a lot of tokens, which feel bad with phasing. Not that it's a bad inclusion, but Angel's Grace might be more what you want if you really think you need a Ace of Saves (unlikely). Or if you're after the board protection, Boros Charm could be considered, though it won't help with Merciless Eviction and tuck sweeps.

SilentNSly on Edgar Markov Tokens

6 days ago

Thanks, Leonantti for your comments.

I do agree with you that my card draw is kinda weak, with only Phyrexian Arena and Mathas, Fiend Seeker as repeatable. However, they are supplemented by Herald’s Horn, Kheru Mind-Eater, Solemn Simulacrum, Canyon Slough and Commander's Sphere.

As for Call the Bloodline, Olivia, Mobilized for War and Stromkirk Condemned, I was hoping to use them to trigger Madness with Falkenrath Gorger and Stensia Masquerade or excess lands.

Leonantti on Edgar Markov Tokens

6 days ago

Thanks for your comment :) I looked into your deck and realised I had forgotten cards like Feast of Blood and Rootborn Defenses, going to try to add those into my own deck. It seems like you're going heavy on playing vampire creature cards and making tokens. I'm no expert but I would recommend to add some card draw like Skullclamp at least and maybe thin some creatures out. I'm also little sceptic about how good the Call the Bloodline is, I fear you will end up with no cards in hand pretty quick with it.

Nice to see you have also found the leaked Ixalan cards, I'm already planning how to change the deck to include those four :)

Mono_Land on Vampire Token

1 week ago

Call the Bloodline does what you are looking for i think

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