Captivating Vampire


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Captivating Vampire

Creature — Vampire

Other Vampire creatures you control get +1/+1.

Tap five untapped Vampires you control: Gain control of target creature. It becomes a Vampire in addition to its other types.

Captivating Vampire Discussion

DarkHero on Marceline, The Vampire Queen

2 months ago

Previous suggestions are correct. Olivia isnt generally considered the best Vampire Tribal commander, but her ability makes for fun tricks. You kind of need to decide if you want tribal, tokens, combos, or counters to focus on. If your goal is stealing creatures with Olivia, there are easier ways even in vampires i.e. Captivating Vampire

A trick I've learned:

Ophiomancer or Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder + Conspiracy naming Vampire makes tons of vamp tokens plus anything that isnt a vampire now is.

TypicalTimmy on What non legendaries would you ...

3 months ago

Captivating Vampire would be disgustingly awesome. Also Archfiend of Depravity would be cool, though I may prefer Indulgent Tormentor for the engine.

Funkydiscogod on Sengir, Lord of the Night

3 months ago

Holy wall of text, batman. I count 64 words across the 4 abilities. For reference, Raging River is only 50-ish words. As proposed, it would never fit on an actual card and still be readable.

It is irresponsibly powerful, able to both search for cards and bypass the mana cost. It also creates token creatures that provide the life to create more token creatures.

If its controller ever untaps with it, at instant speed, can create 4 more tokens, fetch a Captivating Vampire , and tap all of the vampires to steal opponent's creatures. And it gets worse from there, because one attack can recover all the life spent.

DemMeowsephs on vampires

3 months ago

Anowon, the Ruin Sage Elenda, the Dusk Rose Captivating Vampire Vanquisher's Banner Coat of Arms Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Door of Destinies Indulgent Aristocrat Patron of the Vein Legion Lieutenant Malakir Bloodwitch Herald's Horn Sanctum Seeker . These are all good Vampire Tribal or Any Tribal Cards. I would not add Damping Sphere, it has nothing to relate to vampires, along with Nihil spell bomb. If you need to take out cards to add the cards above, I would maybe only have 3 Blades of the Bloodchief, 2 Duress's, and maybe do the same for the non tribal vampires. However, some of the cards above are not legal in modern, so if I were you, I would switch to legacy or vintage which give you a wider variety of choices.

shaadowmaster on Elenda, Death Bloom (help adjusting maybeboard)

3 months ago

I'm thinking of cutting Ob Nixilis's Cruelty , but I'm not sure what for. Maybe Captivating Vampire ? I don't want to be down removal.

YamishiTheWickedOne on

4 months ago

Modern huh? Unless you wanna do a sacrifice engine you're better going Rakdos or Mardu.

Vamps also wanna run pretty light on mana in either case. 3 or less cost = good, use 4+ mana cards very sparingly. Like Sanguine/Exquisite are simply too slow to be good imo.

Now, depending on your budget, you could do something like.....

4 Viscera Seer , 4 Bloodghast , 4 Blood Artist or Kalastria Highborn , 4 Cordial Vampire , maybe 4 Vampire Nocturnus or Vampire Lacerator and 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Captivating Vampire , or maybe even 4 Dusk Legion Zealot or Gatekeeper of Malakir .

Or alternatively, consider that red gives you access to Stromkirk Captain who is hilarious with Vampire Nighthawk , Gifted Aetherborn and the new Vampire of the Dire Moon .

For hate spells, usable ones are things like Fatal Push , Lightning Bolt , Path to Exile , Terminate , Cast Down , Kolaghan's Command , or if you have money, Liliana of the Veil , Liliana, the Last Hope , and also to bring him up on this subject: Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord . Hand disruption is expensive, looking at Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , and Collective Brutality . But black has almost a monopoly on that.

3 other cards to bring up: Olivia Voldaren , Stromkirk Noble as he was always good but 5 color humans are a huge deal in the meta now, and Zealous Persecution .

Hope this gave you some insight. Welcome to the dark side.

JKRice on Bloodlord

4 months ago

Bishop of the Bloodstained would be a great finisher

Bloodline Keeper  Flip could be a token generator for cards that benefit from having a lot of creatures

Captivating Vampire would benefit from having a lot of creatures, and wins a lot of matchups

Drana, Liberator of Malakir would just be a must-remove threat, since she makes your army even bigger

Forerunner of the Legion would find important vampires

Gatekeeper of Malakir is just a good removal card in general

Indulgent Aristocrat would be good if you want something cheaper than drana

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet synergizes with most of your deck

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Captivating Vampire occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

RBW (Mardu): 0.73%