|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||None|
Combos Browse all
Creature — Vampire
Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
|Have (36)||Tiddilywinkus , EliGjerdingen , failurechild88 , Lindough , accioali , Ellyreia , KipIsKosher , Kravian , Nemesis , ThisIsBullshit , Rez09 , Snydog17 , Atroxreaper , KB2187 , darthnuchi , ecurps , machiavelli2081 , GoldGhost012 , Tommuz , ironax , Lucretian , Axtel , Supremespeed , Reliva , damo_rox , duff87 , Riku580 , mziter501 , mcstang1986 , Kleptozaniac , Zelpoke , Bluboltar , Mortiferus_Rosa , bakeraj4 , sirbar , MagnaAura|
|Want (24)||Izmagnus , Turtlelover73 , Devman37 , Berilio , xanadus , hensonk , CoastWizard , Anfalas , Raboni , Gypsyhatten , Nerukad , LePtitNabot , bassgdae , killzoid23 , king0fclubs , esporia , jtwood , kungfurabbi , jimc1664 , masterglencour , jp262 , DanielSharum , kodie53 , OriginalBlue|
Defiant Bloodlord Discussion
1 week ago
Seems like an interesting deck to play! I've always liked life-paying shenanigans.
1 week ago
Gain ton of life and with Defiant Bloodlord do tons of damage and sorry about all the land I’ll fix it later
2 weeks ago
Hello! What do you think about concentrating on life-gain theme? Your commander is really great. So you can add many cards with ETB effects for example: Ajani's Pridemate, Bloodbond Vampire, Defiant Bloodlord,Archangel of Thune,Karlov of the Ghost Council.
2 weeks ago
I have a few suggestions, sorry if it's long.
As far as combos go, Defiant Bloodlord is essentially a second Sanguine Bond, and Epicure of Blood can be almost a third. (Not nearly as effective in most scenarios, but still goes infinite with Exquisite Blood.)
One last note - You seem to have Diabolic Tutor in there twice. No biggie, it happens to me on this site too, haha.
3 weeks ago
MokraMrkva, great suggestions as well! Cliffhaven Vampire was actually in the original build and stayed for years, but eventually I switched it out for Vona, Butcher of Magan. I like cliffhaven for sure, but its ability is just sort of a very watered down Defiant Bloodlord /Sanguine Bond and through playing I just never found it to have as much Umph as so many other cards. I had never seen Gifted Aetherborn, good eye! Kind of a poor man's Vampire Nighthawk, eh? Definitely a good consideration, but the deck is getting to the point, I feel, where is may have passed Gifted Aetherborn's power by. You working on a vampire/lifegain deck, or just a fan?
2 months ago
AnthonyTD check out Cliffhaven Vampire, Epicure of Blood, Defiant Bloodlord, and Sangromancer. Each of these would multiply the effects of the Aristocrat build and can combo with Exquisite Blood. I used to run an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck and if you are looking for more good artifacts or enchantments within the life/gain, life/loss theme let me know. Bloodchief Ascension is a really great enchantment from that style.
2 months ago
You're off to a decent start, I'd say. Your curve looks good, though you're mana base is a bit weak at the moment (you should be running about 40 land for consistency). Some commentary as I took notes:
Heliod, God of the Sun doesn't seem to fit with the overall theme of the deck. You'd be better off with a card that will give you lifelink creatures or something, to help offset the life-loss from your various effects. Whip of Erebos would be my pick for this deck.
Blood Tribute is going to want more vampires, which are kind of slim in your deck at the moment.
Brainspoil is...poor removal. I would remove it. Killing Wave, on the other hand, is a good choice for sweep, and Remorseless Punishment and Temporal Extortion are nice. I like Near-Death Experience as an alternate win-con, but Path of Bravery is going to hamper that, especially since you don't appear to have super-consistent lifegain.
You have...two? infect cards. I would remove them since infect is really an alternate win-con that you aren't geared toward. Diseased Vermin might make for an alternate rat if you must have a rat, especially if you can give it evasion somehow, and it works with lifelink. It's not a strong pick for the deck, though.
Seekers' Squire doesn't really seem to fit any of your themes.
Ones that work somewhat with the life drain: Defiant Bloodlord, Retreat to Hagra, Thrull Parasite, Bontu's Monument, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Underworld Coinsmith (this would be a reason to keep Heliod, actually), Zulaport Cutthroat, and maybe Vizkopa Confessor
Others that pay life or give you life somehow: Arguel's Blood Fast Flip, Chainer, Dementia Master, Cruel Sadist, Phyrexian Reclamation, Vona, Butcher of Magan, and Elenda, the Dusk Rose (for working with your creatures dying).
All of this, of course, is subject to what you're willing to buy, and you don't have to listen to anything I say. It's your deck, after all.