Cliffhaven Vampire


Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Oath of the Gatewatch 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

Hetteshkane on Ayli, Clerical Errors

3 days ago


Life gain decks are always fun but your missing some core bits Sanguine Bond will make you win a game, so will Defiant Bloodlord - these cards are so good if your gaining life. Cliffhaven Vampire is like a really budget version, not as good but will do the damage.

Also Pontiff of Blight is really useful if you find that you have mana left over after casting as can combo'd with the right cards really have an impact on the game..

Erebos, God of the Dead really stops anyone from recovering from all this damage that you will be spitting out.

cards i would look at changing or taking out would be: Daru Spiritualist - doesn't seem to do to much in the deck. Tree of Perdition - Its highly aggressively, but with all the damage your going to be throwing out its not needed

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Teysa Token Life EDH

5 days ago

Cliffhaven Vampire turns incidental life gain into life loss very quickly.

I'd recommend 4-6 more lands as well.

Voxelfox20 on BW Lifegain/ Tokens

1 week ago

I like it and I like seeing budget decks too; Too often do I see decks worth $3000 on this site. Zulaport Cutthroat is a great card, i use it in my own Orzhov lifegain deck too. Its really cool to see some standard "non meta" cards be utilised to such a great extent too. Im not sure what Id recommend to help but Cliffhaven Vampire would be a good combo to the Cutthroat, not to mention that he's affected by both Oketra's Monument and Bontu's Monument. If you ever decide to buy the deck I wish you goodluck, it looks like itd be good fun.

lords2001 on Planeswalkers' Tokens

1 week ago

I would also have more removal side or main. Your creatures are not Tier 1, because they have a different purpose. That doesn't matter if your lunch is getting stolen by Grim Flayer or Sylvan Advocate. Declaration in Stone is no longer cool but very effective in this age of tokens and lots of 4x creatures in people's decks.

Also, if you are running aristocrats, run 4x Zulaport Cutthroat as you need to have it and or Cliffhaven Vampire on the board, otherwise you are running uphill with 2nd rate creatures.

I will also suggest 2x creatures for your deck. Gifted Aetherborn is amaazing - he at worst trades with every other 2-3 drop, and often stops them cold, with the exception of Scrapheap Scrounger - I use it as often as I can. Also Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim has both strong defence while you assemble your board, as well as a sac outlet and with your decent lifegain theme, the potential to start exiling their board quickly.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on The Lifetaker

1 week ago

I think a Cliffhaven Vampire and Deathgreeter would fit your theme very well. +1!

SamSofa on Planeswalkers' Tokens

1 week ago


Thank you so much for your help, especially for pointing out my mistake with Cliffhaven Vampire. What do you mean by "winmore" card? Like, it's a redundant card? I can see that.

I had a deck with Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip in it, and I totally forgot about how useful it was.

I'll have to do some work with your suggestions, especially Oketra's Monument Thanks!

Izu_Korasu on Planeswalkers' Tokens

1 week ago

first off, Cliffhaven Vampire reads "whenever you gain life" not "for each life you gain" ... so Blessed Alliance only triggers the vampire once. (so gain 4, they lose one) ..... which is good seeing as most lifegain in the deck seems to be individual gains of life (priest, zulaport etc)

The deck seems to want more tokens, so drop cards like:

Thraben Inspector clues are nice, but your deck wants to be faster, and make actual creature tokens

Oketra, more of a winmore card then anything else.

Liliana, well she might make the cut, but shes a bit slow if you wanna make tokens, and her -3 doesnt really have any good targets, and the + makes a zombie, but if thats the goal, there are better cards.

not sure if Start / Finish is worth it either, but its an okay card.

for cards like

Weaponcraft Enthusiast(3 bodies, maybe 5)

Yahenni, Undying Partisan(free sac triggers)

Sram's Expertise(3 bodies+other spell)

and cards like Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip and Oketra's Monument may be worth a look aswell.

also while having tokens makes cards like Bone Splinters viable, cards like Fatal Push and Never are going to be more powerful in most cases. (and kalitas is always a good sideboard card, does all the things your deck wants lifegain+tokens)

Vaan on Ally Attempt

2 weeks ago

Well, Sol Ring is illegal on modern so i would start by cutting them out. Also, you only have 10 lands? 22 would be appropriate.

Your deck has some really slow cards like Nissa's Renewal and Zendikar Resurgent, i would cut those out. The lifegain theme you have going on is ok but there is not a lot of synergy around it, the only card that makes use of it is Serene Steward and that's is just not enough to justify having so many cards that basically just gets you some life.

I would cut the mentioned cards and add some combination of Akoum Battlesinger, Hada Freeblade, Oran-Rief Survivalist, Kazandu Blademaster, Bojuka Brigand, Firemantle Mage and Kabira Evangel and just go full aggro.

If you really wanna go the ramp/combo way you currently have try taking out the mentioned cards to add Beastcaller Savant, Kalastria Healer, Cliffhaven Vampire, Veteran Warleader and maybe some Sword of the Animist to help ramp and fix your mana. Anyway, add some more lands to your deck, please.

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