Defiant Bloodlord


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar Rare

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Defiant Bloodlord

Creature — Vampire


Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.

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Defiant Bloodlord Discussion

dlamars on Ayli reflects, Boon or Wound?

4 days ago

hoardofnotions well Defiant Bloodlord is definitely not worth his cmc but he is easily cheated in using Reanimate, Animate Dead or Necromancy and is one of 3 wincons. The bloodlord or Avacyn, Angel of Hope are typically the target for Entomb depending on the table and your hand.

Cliffhaven Vampire may go back in later, the problem is he only wins the game if I have a infinite combo out and in that case Blood Artist is probably better.

Qolorful on Markov aristocrats

5 days ago

I see yahenni in the maybe board. I think he'd be good mainboard. Especially since you're running Butcher of Malakir type cards. He can get pretty big.

Also don't know if you left it out due to cost or hatred for the infinite, but Exquisite Blood with Sanguine Bond or Defiant Bloodlord is an infinite combo game winner. Kind of like Blood Tribute can combo with bond to immediately kill a player, only it kills everyone.

One last thing I'd like to mention is Skeletal Vampire + ashnod's alter + Nim Deathmantle creates infinite mana using a sac outlet, thus allowing you to kill players via Blood Artist or with spells like Debt to the Deathless or Exsanguinate. Just a few fun things this deck style can do if you're into cool combos.

Stormcaller on Coach Feratu's Gym Class

5 days ago

McDeity: Cliffhaven Vampire might have a place in this deck as an extra combo Piece, since it also contains Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond. Even Defiant Bloodlord might make sense as a bonus combo Piece.

Stormcaller on Edgar minor upgrades

5 days ago

Might I suggest adding Exquisite Blood since it combos with Sanguine Bond (Also with Defiant Bloodlord if you are willing to add that card.)

I'm also a big fan of Gifted Aetherborn aka. Vampire Groundhawk.

Your deck looks, I will probably build my deck similar to your's.

Man, I'm so happy i decided against building a Olivia Voldaren deck at the beginning of this summer when Edgar was Spoiled

elitestgen on You Suck: Edgar Markov EDH

5 days ago

I like the commander, love the vampire theme. I just don't understand how the deck is supposed to win in a multiplayer format. Ultimately this all comes down to your playgroup and how competitive the deck is, what the meta is, all that good stuff. Most vampire decks to date have done Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond / Defiant Bloodlord. Or stealing opponents stuff with Olivia Voldaren in the late game. Or even Vampire Hexmage + Dark Depths. In my experience, very rarely are you going to be able to overwhelm all of your opponents with vampires that have had time to grow and get fat. Heavy creature decks that also generate tokens are huge Wrath of God magnets.

You may want to consider some more removal if you plan on keeping the win condition brute force: Merciless Eviction, Austere Command, Tempest of Light, Utter End, Oblation, Red Elemental Blast, Grave Pact, whatever. Otherwise, you fall victim to a huge variety of defensive measures: Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, Copy Enchantment, Moat, Crawlspace, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, No Mercy, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, etc.

Finally, it's hard for me to say what I would cut without knowing your meta, but I'll give it a go: Confusion in the Ranks, Harsh Mercy, Insolent Neonate, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Attrition, Urge to Feed. These cards are either too finite, or have circumstantial value. Other than that, I challenge you to look at your creature base, I know you want to get a lot of value out of Edgar Markov but the creatures themselves need to bring a lot to the table too.

Deepstriker29 on Vampires in Brooklyn

1 week ago

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet is directly at odds with the removal piece that is your commander, and does not give you the myriad of interesting abilities that your opponents' creatures will have. He doesn't hit anything Olivia can't hit, and his tokens are far more fragile than nontoken creatures and aren't ideal for sacrificing. Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief suffers from many of the same problems as well. Defiant Bloodlord is a more expensive and frailer Sanguine Bond, and without the direct reanimation spells like Victimize (this card is a budget allstar btw) or Reanimate, or the self-mill to reliably get it in the yard, I feel very strongly that you'll be tutoring for Bond 19/20 times. Ascendant Evincar is a very win-more card whose mana could be better spent elsewhere in your deck. Mephidross Vampire isn't very useful in a deck that is overwhelmingly Vampires in the first place, and fits better in token strategies. Guul Draz Overseer requires an extremely limited window of opportunity in your deck to make anything near a strong showing.

Corrupt is extremely reliant on having Urborg out to do anything impressive and could easily be subbed out for more immediate removal like Murderous Cut or Rakdos Charm. Blood Tribute is in a similar vein, and Incendiary Command is rather weak in this format. Profane Command would suit your needs far better.

Malacronious on Budget Mono-Black Lifelink Vampires

2 weeks ago

I was pondering adding in Sign in Blood at one point. I love that Defiant Bloodlord will add to the lifelink mechanic but it does seem too costly and perhaps too late game?

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