Defiant Bloodlord


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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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

Krystyl_Rose on Vampire - Life drain

6 days ago

I've built a similar deck. If you want to make the deck have an infinite gain/drain loop to win you the game, add in Exquisite Blood . Forget using Defiant Bloodlord , he's too expensive to be hitting only one opponent, Cliffhaven Vampire or Epicure of Blood are much better choices to pair with Exquisite Blood . If you'd rather use Enchantments instead of Creatures to create the loop, use Sanguine Bond which is cheaper than Defiant Bloodlord, but it goes back to only hitting target opponent rather than each.

patrickd117 on Licia, Sanguine Tribune

1 week ago

I think I agree with all of Gus's cuts except for Chandra's Ignition (which seems pretty good given how big Licia will often be and its lifelink) and Teferi's Protection (though that does cost like 30 dollars fyi). I'd also cut: Cliffhaven Vampire , Defiant Bloodlord - the body on him is really bad, Vindicate - instant speed hurts this a lot. Damnable Pact - I think you can do better. Blood Tribute - There's an Orzhov split card that does this but better in the new set.

I'd agree with most of Gus's adds, except for Unburial Rites . I think the card draw is the most important to add. I'd also consider: Sunforger , Angelic Accord , Bloodsworn Steward , Dawn of Hope , Burnished Hart (the statistic episode of Command Zone made me put this in nearly every nongreen deck). Finally, Manabarbs also seems kinda funny since you should be at much higher life than everyone else.

Finally, your landbase is kinda mismatched at the moment. But, I figure you'll make those shifts later.

MosaicDryhop on Edgar Markov vampire coven

1 month ago

You could really use Exquisite Blood. In combination with Sanguine Bond or Defiant Bloodlord you can gain infinite life and kill all opponents.

PhyrexianWombat on NiIce life, I'll take it.

3 months ago

Seems like an interesting deck to play! I've always liked life-paying shenanigans.

The only suggestions I can think of would be Defiant Bloodlord (Sanguine Bond #2) and Well of Lost Dreams (Potential to draw 3+ cards each turn.)

chickenekcihc on Defiant bloodlord and Trostani

3 months ago

Gain ton of life and with Defiant Bloodlord do tons of damage and sorry about all the land I’ll fix it later

DRmagic2017 on

3 months 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.

PhyrexianWombat on Edgar Markov

3 months ago

Interesting deck!

I have a few suggestions, sorry if it's long.

I'd suggest a few more cheap vampires, like the often overlooked Viscera Seer or the potentially brutal Captivating Vampire

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.)

Exquisite Blood's not the only thing that combos well with those cards either - Blood Tribute can be used to one-shot a player with Bond or Bloodlord on the field.

Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact can do wonders in the right deck, too.

One last note - You seem to have Diabolic Tutor in there twice. No biggie, it happens to me on this site too, haha.

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