Epicure of Blood

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common

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Epicure of Blood

Creature — Vampire

Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Epicure of Blood Discussion

Gattison on Help Needed on a W/B ...

4 days ago

Pervavita: Epicure of Blood is the vamp you speak of. =)

Gattison on

4 days ago

You're gonna want Epicure of Blood in there. It's literally the only thing in pauper that let's you win-by-lifegain. Also consider something like Tithe Drinker or Basilica Screecher. And also Dark Ritual, because you don't want to wait until T5 for your Epicure of Blood. Finally, I would also then go up to 4 or more Night's Whispers (meaning possibly use Sign in Blood or Altar's Reap in addition).

Hope some of that helps. =)

AlexHeinrichs on Damage with out Damaging.

5 days ago

Isn't Vampire Sovereign better than Epicure of Blood? It drains for 3 right away and leaves a 3/4 with evasion that can close out the game, plus it's a good topdeck if you fall behind.

I'm playing a deck close to this IRL, but i'm using stuff like Adanto Vanguard, Skymarcher Aspirant and Skymarch Bloodletter along with Vicious Conquistador and Sanctum Seeker to be really aggressive and evasive, pushing a lot of damage early on and finishing people off with drains from Seeker and Vampire Sovereign. I'm not that big into the tokeny stuff for vamps so I'm playing a couple copies of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, since i'm constantly turning nontoken vamps sideways, the extra value + extra drain triggers later on puts even more pressure.

hydrothermia on W/B Vampires

1 week ago

Your mana curve is way too high to just have twenty lands for mana, even with The Immortal Sun. Vicious Conquistador, Famished Paladin, Adanto Vanguard, Dusk Legion Zealot and Martyr of Dusk would bring your mana curve way down. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Bishop of Binding, Vanquisher's Banner and Radiant Destiny should also be considered here.

Sideboard, I'd look towards cards like Ixalan's Binding, Conclave Tribunal, Seal Away, Sorcerous Spyglass, Vicious Offering, Murder or Golden Demise.

Steeb on Black/White

2 weeks ago

Yo breh, I looked through what you have and here are some suggestions

Cards to switch out

Leyline of Sanctity for Polluted Bonds

It's pretty rare that you'll be hit with a target player effect at our table, so this won't see much use. Good for a sideboard though in case you're up against a burn or mill deck.

Riot Control for Epicure of Blood

Dawn Charm is enough for a deck with as much protection from attacking as this deck, so you can drop Riot Control. Epicure of Blood is the second half of your instantly kill everyone in the game combo.

Cry of Contrition for Karlov of the Ghost Council

Cry of Contrition doesn't do much since it doesn't target a specific card. Karlov is just one mana cheaper, and with as much life gain as you will be getting, it's basically an endless source of exile effects and can double as a super strong attacker or blocker because it'll be gaining 6+ counters per round at a 3 person table.

Mindcrank for Orzhov Signet or Orzhov Cluestone or Thought Vessel

Mill won't be a win condition for this deck, and by the time you deal enough damage to effectively mill someone, you probably will have already killed them. Also you could use some more mana rocks in this deck in general.

Gerrard's Verdict for Karmic Justice

Angelic Accord for Luminarch Ascension

More reliable than Angelic Accord and can generate as many angels as you can pay for.

Obzedat, Ghost Council for Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts

Obzedat does what 90% of your deck does, only he comes with the drawback of not being able to block if you actually use his ability. Teysa shuts down creature swamp completely and gives you tokens to block with.

Land of your choice for Reliquary Tower

Lands of your choice for Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, and Myriad Landscape

These don't seem great at first but it lets you get the lands that you want, while simultaneously reducing your land base and deck size after playing them which raises the probability of drawing the cards you want.

Suggestions

Grey Merchant of Asphodel

Rhox Faithmender

Soul's Attendant

Phyrexian Reclamation

Approach of the Second Sun (because it's an aesthetic win con)

Overwhelming Splendor if you want to be a real cunt

Crypt Ghast

The reason this isn't listed as a necessity is because I'm pretty sure you already are adding it. Seriously tho add it

Crypt Incursion

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

This straight up just prevents people from playing anything with toughness 2 or less and puts a gap of 4 between the power/toughness of your creatures and theirs, making all of your creatures viable attackers and blockers. Seriously this wins games

Boon Reflection

Sheoldred, the Whispering One

Kaya, Ghost Assassin

Maze of Ith

Lhurgyof on

3 weeks ago

I would look at first expanding your mana base. Get some nonbasics in. Checklands are cheap (such as Glacial Fortress), as are the ravnica bounce lands (such as Azorius Chancery).

Some more win-cons would be pretty good. Storm Herd, Laboratory Maniac, Felidar Sovereign, Test of Endurance, and Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond are all usual suspects for Oloro.

As far as what to cut, I would probably first look at cards that offer relatively little value, such as Crystal Rod and Epicure of Blood. What they do are weak compared to other cards in the deck, and cost a lot of mana.

If you're looking for a more control-style decklist, I had an Oloro deck:


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Hope that helps, +1 from me.

Matt6189 on Vampires

1 month ago

update: as per the suggestion of The_Fallen_Duke I took out 1 Epicure of Blood for Sanctum Seeker Then also get rid of 3x Legion Conquistador(didnt feel they were doing too much) and 1 Voracious Vampire to make room for 1 more copy of Sanctum Seeker 1x Legion's Landing  Flip (The_Fallen_Duke suggestion) and 1 more Bishop of the Bloodstained looking at possibly swapping in 2 more copies of Legion Lieutenant for something.

Gattison on GW Reaping The Briar Combo

1 month ago

+1! Cool idea.

eyes2sky: check it out. a Brian deck we haven't thought of yet. Awesome =D

It looks like the deck revolves around 12 cards: Epicure of Blood + Reaping the Rewards, with Bloodbriar as the finisher. Since there is sadly no redundancy available for these effects in pauper, you probably need a lot of draw to ensure this happens every game.

Perhaps some Night's Whispers would help? Implement of Ferocity has very high synergy with Bloodbriar and could be considered a cantrip-of-sorts.

Maybe move Journey to Nowhere to the sideboard and add something like Crop Rotation or Cultivate or even Sakura-Tribe Elder?

Also, I would personally get rid of Skyshroud Elf in this build altogether, and add +2 Elvish Visionary, and +2 Elvish Mystic/Llanowar Elves if you still want the ramp.

Apostle's Blessing is an amazing defensive card that should at least be sideboarded.

You also may want to consider some Trample effect for Brian, such as Rancor (which can be re-used an anything before or after Brian shows up) or Wildsize or something.

Hope at least some of that helps! I (and a friend) have been messing around with Bloodbriar decks for quite some time now, so it's cool to see somebody else using the card in a new way. If you want, check out what we came up with here.

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