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.

Cliffhaven Vampire Discussion

CrimsonChaos on Secret Tech you have found!

19 hours ago

One combo I've come up with for the deck I'm working on involves Sorin, Grim Nemesis + Ajani's Welcome + Cliffhaven Vampire . When you have all three in play, once you set off Sorin's ult, you get tokens equal to the highest amount of life anyone has. Each of these tokens triggers Ajani's Welcome , and each stack of that trigger in turn triggers another stack of Cliffhaven Vampire 's ability, hitting every opponent for a point of damage for each of your tokens, effectively ending the game if it resolves.

SuperHooplah on Oloro's Lost Dreams

1 week ago

Excellent Aetherflux reservoir! Suggestion based around my friend's Oloro deck God Wont Let Me Die 2 - Bloodbond Vampire - Children of Korlis (This basically gives you two shots from Aetherflux Reservoir. - Cliffhaven Vampire - Defiant Bloodlord - Famished Paladin - Felidar Sovereign - Serra Ascendant - Twilight Prophet

mrdehring on Heaven and Hell “check me out”

2 weeks ago

You have a lot of ways to gain life in this deck, so will focus on cards you may have missed that work with life gain.

A few inexpensive options:

Cliffhaven Vampire , whenever you gain life your opponent lose life.

Vizkopa Guildmage , gains you life and a way to kill everyone if you gain a lot of life on a turn.

Sun Droplet , gain a little life every turn.

Righteous Cause , gain a little life every turn. This does make you a target sometimes, but you may want to try it out.

Falkenrath Noble , another Blood Artist style creature; with flying!

Sanguine Bond , just one of those cards for this archetype.

Closer to your $8 limit:

Serra Ascendant , a 6/6 lifelink for one is good.

Rhox Faithmender , gain even more life.

Meeknomore on Teysa Karlov taking over from Elenda

2 weeks ago

How much does lifegain come into play with the deck? I'm brewing a similar deck and I'm wanting to take advantage of the lifegain potential with Karlov of the Ghost Council for some beatdown potential and spot removal. Not to mention cards like Cliffhaven Vampire . It seems like it would be viable with all the lifelink on tokens along side Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and all the drain from blood artist like effects. What do you think?

Bokamoso on Cliffhaven Vampire Pauper EDH

1 month ago

Nice choice. I also built a Cliffhaven Vampire deck and it plays well in my group. Do you find that you like the Ally theme compared to a build with more lifelink creatures, lifegain spells or the good control available in white and black?

AkaAkuma on

1 month ago

You got quite an ambitious deck! I'd say write down the paths and goals you wish to achieve before scrapping cards yet.

I see that you have some spells focused on life, some on weenies and others on taxing, but it feels quite scrambled.

E.g. your general wants your opponents to be casting non creature spells, however, Grand Abolisher wants your opponents to shut up.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite , Angel of Invention or Archangel of Thune are great anthem creatures for weenies, but I don't see much token generators like Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Dawn of Hope or Brimaz, King of Oreskos (Crested Sunmare is great!).

But I think since you want to exort players to death, you should look more into cards like Cliffhaven Vampire and remove or sideboard everything which is not fitting to that theme like elesh Norn, which is extremely good, but fits more into a token kinda style.

Krystyl_Rose on Vampire - Life drain

2 months 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's Bloody Bargain

2 months 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.

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