Cliffhaven Vampire


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Uncommon

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Cliffhaven Vampire

Creature — Vampire Warrior Ally


Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Cliffhaven Vampire Discussion

Krystyl_Rose on Vampire - Life drain

6 days ago

I've built a similar deck. If you want to make the deck have an infinite gain/drain loop to win you the game, add in Exquisite Blood . Forget using Defiant Bloodlord , he's too expensive to be hitting only one opponent, Cliffhaven Vampire or Epicure of Blood are much better choices to pair with Exquisite Blood . If you'd rather use Enchantments instead of Creatures to create the loop, use Sanguine Bond which is cheaper than Defiant Bloodlord, but it goes back to only hitting target opponent rather than each.

patrickd117 on Licia, Sanguine Tribune

1 week ago

I think I agree with all of Gus's cuts except for Chandra's Ignition (which seems pretty good given how big Licia will often be and its lifelink) and Teferi's Protection (though that does cost like 30 dollars fyi). I'd also cut: Cliffhaven Vampire , Defiant Bloodlord - the body on him is really bad, Vindicate - instant speed hurts this a lot. Damnable Pact - I think you can do better. Blood Tribute - There's an Orzhov split card that does this but better in the new set.

I'd agree with most of Gus's adds, except for Unburial Rites . I think the card draw is the most important to add. I'd also consider: Sunforger , Angelic Accord , Bloodsworn Steward , Dawn of Hope , Burnished Hart (the statistic episode of Command Zone made me put this in nearly every nongreen deck). Finally, Manabarbs also seems kinda funny since you should be at much higher life than everyone else.

Finally, your landbase is kinda mismatched at the moment. But, I figure you'll make those shifts later.

Osbert on The Twilight Hours

2 weeks ago

If you want to go more aristrocrat style I would suggest adding Zulaport Cutthroat, Cliffhaven Vampire, Sanguine Bond, and Falkenrath Noble for more drain effects. Make the drain a really attainable goal with Wound Reflection, Painful Quandary, and other friends.

Heirloom Blade, Dark Prophecy, Grim Haruspex, and Midnight Reaper can help keep your hand healthy, Prophecy noticeably draws off of token deaths.

Demon of Dark Schemes usually has a problem where you run out of energy faster than mana and the new Teysa remedies this so he might be worth a look.

Maybe lean into the life gain route because each token with lifelink is a separate life gain trigger. Karlov of the Ghost Council, and Regna, the Redeemer slot well in here and have relevant abilities.

Oketra's Monument is decent ramp and a token producer to boot.

Crypt Ghast and Cabal Coffers are great includes in a deck with an Urborg. Run a few unlimited tutors to find one if you have the other.

Snooktf2 on Obzebudget

2 weeks ago

Some budget friendly suggestions that are each under 2 USD in no particular order,

Tainted Field, Authority of the Consuls (pgood honestly), Cliffhaven Vampire, Drana's Emissary, Vampire Nighthawk, Felidar Sovereign (can also be used as a win condition), Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Utter End (it's like Mortify but for one more mana you can get rid of almost anything), Angelic Accord, Palace Siege, Sanguine Bond (works great for lifegain decks, but may draw hate b/c it's part of a 2 card combo for a really quick instant win), Vona's Hunger (used mid to late game), Return to Dust is flat out awesome and I would def auto-include this if possible, and finally Call to the Feast to add some bodies that will aid in your life-gain synergies.

I'd also suggest just a big ol' board wipe or two: Hour of Revelation, Fumigate, (and a bit more expensive) Day of Judgment.

Ouroboros_47 on ✨ $8 Lifegain ✨

1 month ago

Have you considered Cliffhaven Vampire?

APPLE01DOJ on Blood Sisters

2 months ago

Karlov of the Ghost Council isn't modern legal.

Dark Confidant is the card you're looking for.

Cut Cliffhaven Vampire, Darien, King of Kjeldor and Elenda, the Dusk Rose. there is no place in this deck for those cards.

Path to Exile is missing and should be an automatic 4 of.

Auriok Champion and Ajani's Pridemate are worth including.

Suture Priest is acceptable.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

I see a lot of people attempt Orzhov "burn". You know, vampires + life gain / life loss. Things like Extort / Arterial Flow, Drana's Emissary. That stuff.

There are numerous creatures that can stand in for Sanguine Bond such as Cliffhaven Vampire but nothing for the other half; Exquisite Blood.

So here's for that.

Zera, Sanguine Connoisseur

Legendary Creature - Vampire

When Zera, Sanguine Connoisseur enters the battlefield, you may pay 4 life. If you do, draw two cards.

Whenever an opponent would lose life, you gain that much life.

Pay 5 life, : Target player loses 3 life.


Turn the hit song Bohemian Rhapsody into a Saga.

saralach on Edgar

2 months ago

Isolated Chapel, Woodland Cemetery, and Clifftop Retreat to replace the bounce lands. Remove some of the non-vampires for things like Sanctum Seeker, Cliffhaven Vampire, and Bloodtracker.

Your focus should be more on 1-3 drops to get your army going faster. Falkenrath Gorger, Paladin of Atonement, and Bloodcrazed Paladin are starting points.

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