Call the Bloodline
, Discard a card: Create a 1/1 black Vampire knight token with lifelink. Activate this ability only once per turn.
|Have (2)||Thunderbeard , metalmagic|
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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Call the Bloodline Discussion
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
papafranku99 thanks for your research ! :)
I'm trying some cards atm, I'm testing Call the Bloodline to trigger madness and get some bodies.
I've thought about God-Eternal Kefnet several times but I never tested it (even tho It's fine for my deck I have only 20 cards that would fit his ability). I think times has come to try it, he would be cool to go in pair with Kess, Dissident Mage :)
1 month ago
Labadoux81 Thank you for suggesting Call the Bloodline I didn't even know about it. I did find that I wanted at least 1 more way to get Haakon, Stromgald Scourge into the graveyard there is about 4 ways to do it now. It helps the deck a bit more as well since Call the Bloodline makes Knights but they also have Lifelink.
1 month ago
Besides Entomb and Markov Dreadknight , I don't see anyway to get Haakon, Stromgald Scourge into the graveyard. I would consider one maybe two more ways to do that. I think Call the Bloodline could be a good option but I am sure there are many more. Just a suggestion! Not sure how reliably you get him into the graveyard.
4 months ago
You’ve got two Call the Bloodline in there, but otherwise this looks fun!
4 months ago
- Call the Bloodline seems pretty good
- Call to the Netherworld
- Indulgent Aristocrat
- Bloodghast expensive money wise but really effective.
- Blood Artist if you end up putting in some of the suggested cards this might synergize well.
- Thoughtseize is a good replacement for duress (which a big budget). You have ways to gain life with life link so the life cost isn't a big deal, plus 2 life is probably less valuable then the card you are removing.
5 months ago
Whisper, Blood Liturgist 's ability is instant-speed. This means that even the shuffle-eldrazi can be reanimated with her ability. Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre are both valid reanimation targets. Unfortunately, because reanimation does not trigger the cast triggers, you may just want to run Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre rather than both... being indestructible is helpful, and annihilator 4 is a big deal.
Your lands have room for improvement. Hall of the Bandit Lord lets you activate your general the turn she comes down. Ancient Tomb will allow you to land a two-mana rock turn one and conceivably land your general turn two. In my experience, Crypt of Agadeem is worse than a normal Snow-Covered Swamp , as entering tapped is tough and the mana-advantage is often times going to be marginal.
Token generators are a good way to find bodies both to sac and to chump block with. I notice you're not running Bitterblossom or Breeding Pit ... you may want to experiment with them. Additionally, Call the Bloodline can generate tokens and discard reanimation targets.
Lightning Greaves seems like it'd be awesome here. First, it gives Whisper haste for free, as its equip cost is zero. Then it gives whatever you reanimated haste. Swiftfoot Boots is similar, but costing one to equip makes it slightly worse.
Whip of Erebos is an interesting idea for a secondary reanimation-enabler. It doesn't matter if your general is out, and it allows you to smack face with haste.
Depending on your preferred level of sadism, Mindslicer may be worth including. Sac-ing him and something else to reanimate a fatty makes everyone discard everything, so it's a sort of built-in protection. It's also pretty good at deterring attackers.
Once you have a token-generator/sac-enabler and Whisper down, Winter Orb seems like a good way to hold on to an advantage.
If you want to blow ninety bucks, Liliana of the Veil is exactly what you want here. Her +1 discards a reanimation target, and keeping pressure on opponents' hands is a good thing to do. Also, her edict effect and ult are not insignificant at all. Similarly, Necrogen Mists provides a discard outlet and hand-pressure.
Grave Titan is a great reanimation target, and costing six mana means you can conceivably hard-cast it. Kokusho, the Evening Star seems good to reanimate, sac, and then repeat. Massacre Wurm is similar.
That's all I got. Good luck!
7 months ago
Mj3913 terrific suggestions as always. I particularly like Call the Bloodline as it lets me discard the eldrazi into the graveyard as well, where I can reanimate them. I've removed Flaying Tendrils and Consume the Meek as they seemed like dead cards late game to really be effective.