Cliffhaven Vampire

Cliffhaven Vampire

Creature — Vampire Warrior Ally


Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Uncommon

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

Cliffhaven Vampire occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Cliffhaven Vampire Discussion

LostDragon01 on Vizkopa Guildmage - heal to win PDH

1 month ago

MachoChocolate Lifelinkers is more about Cliffhaven Vampire . Its acts way better with many heal pings

Krystyl_Rose on Vindictive Vampires

1 month ago

I think Ensnaring Bridge would actually assist this deck more than hinder it, as its effect doesn't target only the opponent nor stall defenses. Since the object of this deck isn't high power attacks (it's the low level triggers that drain the life of your opponent on a steady basis that do the damage) they could have no cards in their hand and it wouldn't stop anything, but at the same time, it would hinder their own attacks.

For example, if I had Cliffhaven Vampire and Exquisite Blood on the field and used ANY trigger ( Ajani's Welcome , Piranha Marsh , etc) then the infinite loop would trigger and the game would be over - Ensnaring Bridge would have made no difference. Or if I didn't have the infinite loop out, but had something like Drana's Emissary on the field - attacks would be limited, defenses would be the same as usual, but life drain would be continuous.

BioProfDude on Extortless extort

1 month ago

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Drana's Emissary might be solid additions to this deck. Drana's Emissary looks to be a particularly good fit. In the 4 mana spot, I think you're correct that Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet would be better. I love Cliffhaven Vampire , but Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is just sooooo much better. Even Drana, Liberator of Malakir is pretty good. It doesn't necessarily hit the theme you have, but it's pretty good. It's a bit weak (power) for what you get, but Vampire Envoy is yet another card that would fit your theme.

Hope these suggestions help! +1 from me!

VladMarkov on Life Lost Deck

2 months ago

Hey everybody.

I am lately thinking about a various ways of winning a (EDH) game, not necessarily by killing opponents with a creatures :)

Today's idea is to make them slowly and painfully die. Or make it fast using synergie of Exquisite Blood and one of those: Cliffhaven Vampire or Epicure of Blood . The only thing is to trigger the effect, and that should be helpful with both extort creatures or the commander himself (plus he gets to draw a cards for me).

I called the deck simply: Life Lost v2

That's the basic idea, but I'm sure it needs improvements. Would you change anything, or suggest what to remove?

I'd be grateful for your help.

Cheers :)

multimedia on Licia, Sanguine Tribune | Your Pain My Gain

3 months ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. I don't have any experience with Licia, never played the card, but I do have experience with Mardu and life gaining/aristocrat strategies with Alesha.

Cards to consider to upgrade your deck are tutors and an aristocrat combo. Cards within the budget to consider adding:

The most important cards to consider adding for upgrades are tutors. If you can afford them they're some of the best investments you can make in Commander because they can be played in all decks you make no matter the strategy. When playing combos then tutors are very helpful to find the combo pieces or Necropotence . Tutors can replace high mana cost cards, redundancy or reduce the amount of win conditions. Which in return creates smoother gameplay, reducing the avg. CMC of your deck, speeding up your deck.

Aristocrat strategies can strengthen your deck and give you another avenue to victory using life without needing Licia. Aristocrats are good for gaining life as well as making your opponents lose life which can be a win condition. A combo for Mardu aristocrats is called Razacats. It's Leonin Relic-Warder and Animate Dead with Razaketh, the Foulblooded , but you don't even need Razaketh. He's played with reanimation to tutor for Warder/Animate. Create the loop and then using Warder as repeatable sac to tutor for and assemble other combos. Razaketh's ability to tutor is powerful when you have a lot of life to use.

The two card Leonin Relic-Warder / Animate Dead combo are the cards to consider adding because it creates an infinite dying or creature ETB loop of Warder. If before you create the loop have on the battlefield an aristocrat such as Blood Artist then this combo kills all your opponents and you gain infinite life. The combo has interaction with the overall life gaining strategy. It can be used with Soul Warden / Soul's Attendant . One of them has to be on the battlefield before you create the loop to gain infinite life because Warder is repeatedly ETB and each time you gain 1 life.

When gaining infinite life you can add other cards to win such as Aetherflux Reservoir , Cliffhaven Vampire , Sanguine Bond . Aetherflux is the best option because you can cast it after you have made infinite life and broken the loop to use all the life you gained to kill each opponent. Declare you're gaining infinite life with the combo then break the loop then cast Reservior. Cliffhaven or Bond would have to be along with one of Warden or Attendant on the battlefield before you created the loop.

Sun Titan can reanimate Animate Dead which can be helpful to keep creating the loop as long as Warder is in your graveyard. If you are interested in learning more about this combo then I will explain it further.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Beacon of Immortality
  • Storm Herd
  • Approach of the Second Sun
  • True Conviction
  • Minion of the Wastes
  • Serra Avatar
  • Sorin, Grim Nemesis
  • Hide / Seek
  • Sunbond
  • Nyx-Fleece Ram
  • Sun Droplet
  • Tainted Sigil
  • Debt to the Deathless
  • Angel of Vitality
  • Diabolic Tutor
  • 1x Swamp
  • 1x Plains
  • Tainted Field

The majority of these suggested cuts are high mana cost cards. This is to reduce the high avg. CMC that's 3.7. To improve your deck cut some these high mana cost cards and replace them with low mana cost tutors which can search for and get the better cards into your hand. Good luck with your deck.

EdCartman on Vampire Life-Gain

3 months ago

considering this deck says "modern", here are some considerations:

if you intent to keep baking the cat you should consider: Cordial Vampire to get extra +1/+1 on all vampires.


Midnight Reaper ? why? there is something better without the life loss Grim Haruspex !!

Epicure of Blood it's ok for mono black but there is also a white/black vampire that has the same effect Cliffhaven Vampire (for 1 mana less... however is dual color B/W)

VarietyBlack on Daxos Orzhov

3 months ago

I'm not especially savvy when it comes to the Enchantress archetype, but there are a few things I thought of when looking at the list you have here. I think Hall of Heliod's Generosity is a no-brainer. You said you were working on the mana, so that's a land you're gonna want.

I also feel like Sphere of Safety is usually a good inclusion, especially since you already play Ghostly Prison. Then, in addition to making it harder to attack you, you could run Revenge of Ravens to soften the blows from and punish those players that do.

Mesa Enchantress is a phenomenal source of card draw here. Should not be overlooked. Dawn of Hope , as well, with how many sources of life gain you have.

Cliffhaven Vampire also pairs really well with the life gain theme. Kambal, Consul of Allocation can make your deck more punishing.

I love Orzhov. There's a million different things you can do.

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