Call the Bloodline


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier 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

lagotripha on BR Vampires

3 days ago

I'll reccomend Call the Bloodline and Asylum Visitor sb to help compete with other aggro lists. Nighthawk and aetherborn are used in this kind of lists as the lifegain and trading potential are basically unmatched in these colours when coupled with stromkirk captain. Skip madcap in favour of Banshee's Blade or Blade of the Bloodchief as the reusability and power/toughness boosts are amazing, and remember that black has Duress,Vendetta and similar tricks. Good luck.

MrBamsGoesBoom on Death and Taxes

3 days ago

Thanks for the advice. Ways of me getting things to the graveyard are Call the Bloodline and Collective Brutality so that's how I get off my Secret Salvage. Good idea on the Succumb to Temptation. Thanks for the advice

X-Factor11105 on THIS IS MADNESS! - Drink With Moderation

5 days ago


  • I hear on you Smoldering Marsh, they're expensive. I'm going to playtest 2-3 and see if their viable.

  • It'd be great to get an update after you see Key to the City in action a bit. I've seen it used here and there but I don't know if it's worth dropping it on T2 over any of the 2-mana drops in here.

  • Call the Bloodline sounds super intriguing! That plus Olivia, Mobilized for War could be incredible - have you seen that play out?

ghoul_Legion on THIS IS MADNESS! - Drink With Moderation

6 days ago

X-Factor11105 Hello

Smoldering Marsh: Using this card will cut down 4 basic lands, Less basic lands = less chance to have Foreboding Ruins enter untapped. Maybe this isn't optimal but I don't like using too many non basic when I could buy a whole deck for a playset of them... (deck is all foil)

Key to the City: I've never actually played it in any game, everytime I had it it was either too late or had something better to play at that time. So I can't really give much feedback on this card and might just take it out of the deck.

Call the Bloodline: This card Won me games I should not have won and I might add 1 more instead of key. You can place a blocker w/ Lifelink ANYTIME you want on the battlefield and as If that wasn't good enough, it lets you play any madness at instant speed.

Some stuff that has happened in my games:

Opponent attack for a victory, Pay 1 , Discard Voldaren Pariah  Flip for madness cost, place a 1/1 blocker on the strongest creature, Sacrifice 2 creatures and the 1/1 lifelink to flip voldaken, leaving me with a 6/5 flyer and my opponent with a Gideon planwalker.

Pay 1, Discard Fiery Temper, get a 1/1 token. Pay madness, Deal 3 damage to player. Pay 1, Discard Alms of the Vein, get 1/1 token, Steal 3 life. Now you have 2 more blocker with lifelink, Gives you more creatures to sacrifice to voldaken if needed, and you did 6 damage, and gained 3 hp (potential 5) for 4 mana. I call this Pretty cost efficient.

X-Factor11105 on THIS IS MADNESS! - Drink With Moderation

1 week ago

I'm trying to play B/R Vampires as well :) Full disclosure I have really limited play-test experience so take my questions with a grain.

Key to the City: Do you feel like 1 is enough? I get that stalling the turn 2 drops may be counter-intuitive but this feels pretty powerful, especially if you can tech Drana, Liberator of Malakir.

Call the Bloodline: It's that good?! It sounds fun, can you talk about some of the better combos you've hit with this?

How come you don't main Smoldering Marsh?

lagotripha on WB Vampire token

2 weeks ago

Call the Bloodline and Indulgent Aristocrat really go a long way to easing those fast matchups with heavy lifelink. Otherwise, Whip of Erebos can help substantially. Glad to see Voldaren Pariah  Flip getting some play in spite of lightning bolt. Good luck and happy brewing!

seanbruno on Fine, I'll play black

3 weeks ago

Huh ... when this deck does not flood out, it does good things and feels really fun. I'm going to add 2x Call the Bloodline to have something to do with extra lands.

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