Defiant Bloodlord

Creature — Vampire


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

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Defiant Bloodlord Discussion

MarshalLaeroth on Oloro's Blood-Stained La-Z-Boy

2 weeks ago


Thanks for commenting! Always happy to see other's opinions and ideas. :)

Defiant Bloodlord is a card that I agree fits the deck list. However, the price tag is pretty scary. Which is why I did not include it in my deck.

Dismiss into Dream is a card I actually like. But I am going to have to make it another CMC casualty, as I am trying to keep that around 4 if I can. Rhox Faithmender does fit pillowfort decks very well, but I have found that trying to create a lifegain deck paints a target on your back and this deck needs a bit of setup time. Dissipation Field seems good, but redundant to some of the other cards in my deck. Maybe!

Athreos, God of Passage is definitely going in the maybe board. I sometimes have issues keeping my creatures on the board and the deck has very little recursion. Plus, if the creature doesn't does damage, which is delicious sangromancy. I also like Skull of Orm for the same reason, but I am going to look to see if I can find something a little more efficient.

Lord_Olga on Oloro's Blood-Stained La-Z-Boy

3 weeks ago

Defiant Bloodlord is good. Kind of serves as another Sanguine Bond. Pretty powerful ability to double up on.

I notice you’ve got a lot of passive control stuff going on here, and Dissipation Field, Athreos, God of Passage and Dismiss into Dream can really slow things down.

Rhox Faithmender can also get pretty crazy.

Skull of Orm might be good incase you lose something important. There might be a better option for lasting enchantment retrieval, but I don’t know it if there is.

zedlander1000 on Sanguine Bond and Defiant Bloodlord ...

1 month ago

If Defiant Bloodlord and Sanguine Bond are both on the field, does the effect trigger twice?both cards have the same effect although one is an enchant and one is a creature"when ever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life"so like every time i gain life, couldn't I target technically two people or 1 person twice to take damage?

duff87 on Ayli, pilgrim of eternal sacrifice

2 months ago

Philigan87,Tree of Perdition : ive been looking for one for awhile now,i still need to find one!

Smothering Abomination : totally agree.i only have a single copy though, and its being used in my meren.

Oketra's Monument & Bontu's Monument: totally had both of these in my original build but ended up taking them out and im sort of torn about it. I wouldnt know what to cut.

Westvale Abbey  Flip : totally agree. but again, i have to get another one,because the one i have is in meren

Butcher of Malakir : i do have him in my sideboard, i took him out for Defiant Bloodlord. Im not sure which one fits better! im torn between the two. Maybe i should cut Resolute Archangel. What do you think?As for the other two enchantments, yes i do need to get those.

Archangel of Thune:read the description :[

Miraculous Recovery thats a good recursion spell, and i thought about putting it in here, but it didnt quite make the cut. I do have a Unburial Rites coming in the mail though.

And Felidar Sovereign is already on the list. Its an auto include in any lifegain deck, so i absolutely agree with you.

Thank you for the upvote!

mikey1 on Ayli, Priestess of Broken Earth

3 months ago

you could remove Sun Titan for Exquisite Blood and remove Defiant Bloodlord for Sanguine Bond even though exquisite blood is a little pricey its worth it

jordybear2002 on Vona.Boogie

3 months ago

This deck is awesome and I love the life gain going on and how you can have SO much mana in just a few turns! There is ONE card I would add and this card with Exquisite Blood is an infinite combo to victory! Add Defiant Bloodlord! And all you have to do is gain one life or make them lose one life with these two cards out and you WIN!!!

Catalog9000 on Help me finish my list ...

3 months ago

Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank

Either deal 1 damage or make them put a card in their graveyard. Infinite rekt

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity

Tap him to draw a card. Niv-Mizzet deals 1 damage to your opponent. Curiosity sees that he dealt damage, so you get to draw a card. Oops.

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond

Duh, everybody knows this combo. BUT... you can ALSO use Cliffhaven Vampire OR Defiant Bloodlord (Both replace Sanguine Bond)

Kiora's Follower + Kiora's Follower

If you have some sort of trigger that happens whenever you untap a permanent, tap a permanent, or activate an ability you can go infinite. I don't know any off the top of my head, however. Might look into this later.

NikFraggle on B/W Vampires OTK

3 months ago

@ xyr0s Thanks for looking into it!

The points you made about the mana base are really helpfull. I'm considering replacing Orzhov Basilica with Isolated Chapel. The Orzhov Signets were ment for playing Defiant Bloodlord earlier than turn 7, but following your early game explanation, I might add 2 extra copies of it.

Gatekeeper of Malakir is a great addition indeed, and i think i might replace Profane Procession  Flip with it, since you are totally right about it activating too late.

Adding another 2 Legion Lieutenants seems reasonable, especially if i widen my creature count with the Gatekeeper of Malakir.

Good point on Defiant Bloodlord costing too much mana, but I feel like the possibility of a huge wombo combo with Paladin of Atonement and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is good enough to justify the high cost of it.

Thanks again for taking the time to make my deck that tiny little bit better.

By the way, I'll have a look on your decks as well :-)

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