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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
4 days ago
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. =)
5 days ago
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.
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.
- Cut 4 Epicure of Blood for 4 Conquistador.
- Cut 4 Paladin of the Bloodstained for 4 Martyr of Dusk.
- Cut 4 Vampire Sovereign for 4 Zealot.
- Cut 4 Bishop's Soldier for 4 Vanguard.
- Cut 4 Inspiring Cleric for 2 Mavren Fein, and 1 more Elenda and Legion's Landing.
- Cut 4 Call to the Feast for 2 Radiant Destiny, 1 Banner and 1 more Profane Procession.
Steeb on Black/White
2 weeks ago
Yo breh, I looked through what you have and here are some suggestions
Cards to switch out
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.
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 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.
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.
More reliable than Angelic Accord and can generate as many angels as you can pay for.
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
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.
Approach of the Second Sun (because it's an aesthetic win con)
Overwhelming Splendor if you want to be a real cunt
The reason this isn't listed as a necessity is because I'm pretty sure you already are adding it. Seriously tho add it
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
3 weeks ago
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.
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.
1 month ago
+1! Cool idea.
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.
Apostle's Blessing is an amazing defensive card that should at least be sideboarded.
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.