Defiant Bloodlord


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

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) 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

dzapf2008 on Vampire Life Drain

3 weeks ago

CasualCucumber beat me to it. I agree with every suggestion. Before adding cards I would cut your deck down to 60 cards. I would cut: Defiant Bloodlord, 2x Aetherflux Reservoir, Elixir of Immortality, and 2x Tablet of the Guilds. +1 Upvote from me!

ZendikariWol on EDH - Karlov, the Lifeloser

1 month ago

Your deck is fantastically powerful, but it could use more Defiant Bloodlord. Also, how about a new name: 'Karlov of the Life Gain', 'Karlov Got Big Fast', or 'It's Got 3 Secret Commanders!'.

DankDylan on Azban Life Gain/Life Loss Enchantment Control

1 month ago

Currently working on a Karador build myself. I like a lot of the cards in your deck, but why aren't you running Spike Feeder? Infinite life if you have Archangel of Thune and that combo will win you the game with Sanguine Bond or Defiant Bloodlord. I am also running the Mike and Trike combo, so Triskelion wins with this combo as well.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Lord Markov Rules Here (EDH Tribal Series #4)

1 month ago

Cool deck! Here a couple suggestions that I think will fit in with your life gain/+1+1 counter theme:

Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless - Either of these cards are fantastic finishers when you find yourself unable to attack and they play very well with your other cards like Sanguine Bond and Defiant Bloodlord. Cards I think you could switch out in favor of these two are Sanguine Sacrament and Beacon of Immortality. I personally don't believe straight life gain cards are all that useful as they don't really impact the board enough in EDH.

Phyrexian Arena, Greed, Underworld Connections, Well of Lost Dreams, Erebos, God of the Dead, and the criminally underrated Moonlight Bargain, etc. - You have very little card draw in your deck. I personally try to have at least 5-7 draw sources in each of my decks. On top of that, you should have tons of life to use as a resource to abuse these draw effects.

Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, and Return to Dust - Exiling is much better than destruction, plus you seem to be light on enchantment/artifact removal. These would help against cards like Propaganda or Ghostly Prison that can really hinder your deck.

Good luck with the deck!

Poseidon31 on White/Black Odric Aggro

2 months ago

Vona, Butcher of Magan instead of Defiant Bloodlord.

KylerStar on Esper Bloodbending

2 months ago

I run Tainted Remedy with Wall of Shards and Beacon of Immortality. Would also suggest Exquisite Blood to combo with Sanguine Bond, Cliffhaven Vampire, and/or Defiant Bloodlord.

Here is my list, "Oloro, Esper King".

Holmhollow on

2 months ago

Other things that combo with Sanguine Bond are Blood Tribute and Exsanguinate, which is especially brutal with Crypt Ghast, Nirkana Revenant, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers and Magus of the Coffers.

Also suggest putting in that Defiant Bloodlord that's in your maybeboard, since it's ensurance for when they know to remove your Sanguine Bond or plain and simple doubling up on the damage.

TheWallinator74 on [Primer] Nightmare by Design (Chainer) UPDATED

2 months ago

Magus of the Coffers, Gauntlet of Power and/or Caged Sun for more ways to achieve big black mana.

Sanguine Bond and/or Defiant Bloodlord work well with Exquisite Blood in case you need another path to victory.

Whip of Erebos could be useful as a different way to rez your creatures and net some life on the side.

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