Exquisite Blood


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Exquisite Blood


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

Exquisite Blood Discussion

SideBae on Zombo's and God's

4 days ago

As a general rule, adding things to slow your opponents down is a good way to start taking a deck to the next level. Idk how much search your meta has, but Ashiok, Dream Render works wonders against enemy tutors while also providing a level of graveyard hate.

Liliana, Death's Majesty is well under $10 and should be strongly considered for any zombie deck.

Unholy Grotto is a utility land you might be interested in, as it provides some recursion for your zombies.

You also seem to be relatively light on card draw or selection. Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm are all good cantrips, especially if conjoined with shuffle effects like Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse . Personally, I like Night's Whisper and Chart a Course as two-for-ones, but I see you're running Phyrexian Arena ; that is a solid permanent which produces card advantage. Graveborn Muse is also a similar consideration, although the life loss may need to be countered by a Whip of Erebos or the like. In a similar vein, something like Slate of Ancestry may work well with the token-producers you have; Curse of Disturbance seems a good consideration to add to the token-package. It's worth noting that a large majority of EDH games are decided by card advantage.

I'm not sure how well Crypt of Agadeem works; I've had poor results with it. You may want to just run a basic land instead.

The Undermine slot is likely better served with Sinister Sabotage . In a format with 40 life, making an opponent lose 3 life is equivalent to draining them 1.5 life in a 20 life format. In all likelihood, you may just want the ability to filter your draws or (ideally) to bin a zombie, then cast it from the graveyard with Gisa and Geralf without needing to worry about wasting a draw on it.

I've also not had good experience with 3-mana artifact mana-producers. I suggest Dimir Signet and Talisman of Dominance instead of Mana Geode and Chromatic Lantern . Chromatic Lantern really only becomes strictly necessary in 4- or 5-color decks, and since you're 2, it seems superfluous.

I also notice you're running Xenograft and Arcane Adaptation . I don't think these cards are necessary, especially if you cut Call to the Grave for something like Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos .

I always like seeing a list with Exquisite Blood in it; you should run Sanguine Bond as well, as these two together produce an auto-win. Also, if you put a way to grant lifelink (such as the aforementioned Whip of Erebos ), Sanguine Bond begins to act as a pseudo damage-doubler.

Depending on your meta and whether there are other creature-based black decks, Bad Moon may be a good insert as an anthem effect. Similarly, barring an over-abundance of artifact decks, you may want to include Ashes to Ashes as a two-for-one removal spell.

Since UMA came out, Entomb is only a few dollars; Buried Alive acts similarly. So I advise adding that, as well as reanimation effects like Animate Dead , Necromancy or Reanimate . Being able to produce a Grave Titan turn two is always a massive plus. But don't feel limited to just Grave Titan , though; things like Helldozer are good reanimation targets as well. If you just want big, black fatties, Massacre Wurm and Phyrexian Obliterator are two of my favorites (though they're relatively expensive).

Good luck with the zombies. The living dead are bosses.

Bazzul on One card combo Demonlord Belzenlok

4 days ago

Thank you for your comments! I added some of your suggestions. I highly recommend you check the maybeboard it has a lot of cards that could fit in the deck depending on your meta, playstyle and how much damage you are willing to take from Demonlord Belzenlok .

ShinyZ, in regards to protection for Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion from exile cards such as Path to Exile you can always Soul Spike + 1 dmg with Triskelion to kill Mikaeus, the Unhallowed in response and then cast Living Death . However if in your meta you still have problems keeping your combo online, you can always have alternative combos such as Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond or Lich + Repay in Kind . In regards to Solemn Simulacrum I think there are simply better ramp cards (check the ramp section in the maybeboard, I think I have most of the 4 cmc ramp cards).

mazrimtaim on H: Binder W: grixis EDH

1 week ago

I'm looking to build a grixis superfriends deck and am looking for these cards. I have just updated my binder with everything I currently have.


Valuable Haves

the rest is in my binder

LordBlackblade on Daddy Markov's Vampires

2 weeks ago

borjaambroce - It is most assuredly possible! With that focus in mind, I would cut all of the aristocrats cards you're currently running that wouldn't advance your new plan!

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There are also a fair number of cards in your list that I have personally tried that have under-performed.

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Finally, there are a handful of cards that don't fall into either previous category that I think warrant discussion.

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Last_Laugh on Ride of the Vampiries

2 weeks ago

Ok, first I'm still advocating Reconnaissance . I'd replace Cathar's Crusade, it does nothing for your current boardstate, costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck, and essentially requires gas after to get it to do anything. Thank me later, Reconnaissance will seriously be the best card in the entire list by far.

Fellwar Stone and Talisman of Indulgence are 2 excellent pieces of ramp here.

Your card draw also needs a bump. Dark Prophecy , Necropotence , and Greed are really good here. They do need big lifegain to offset the lost life though (especially the first 2)... Exquisite Blood and Sorin, Solemn Visitor are your best options here.

Austere Command and Diabolic Intent are worth considering also.

Now cuts... Sorin Lord of Innistrad, Night's Whisper, Throne of the God- Pharaoh, Coalition Relic, Theater of Horrors, Street Riot, Chromatic Lantern (unless you feel the color fixing is really needed), and Cathar's Crusade.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

gonki on That Ghost Guy

2 weeks ago

Aura Shards is a card that works great with Karador. The amount of triggered lifegain and opponent's losing life seems to warrant Defiant Bloodlord , Sanguine Bond , Exquisite Blood and Wound Reflection . The middle two enchantments also give you an infinite combo win although if your play group doesn't like that sort of thing then you may need to choose only one of them. There are cards like Kokusho, the Evening Star that you can recur for their effect, sacrifice outlets ( Vampiric Rites is a cheap one) and also core cards for decks with recursion such as Sakura-Tribe Elder . Although she's a commander herself you could consider including Meren of Clan Nel Toth for even more recursion. I tried to base these suggestions on enhancing things your deck is already doing or providing another potential direction like using sac outlets to get the best of out of cards like Kokusho and recurring them.

GhostChieftain on Healer EDH

2 weeks ago

Exquisite Blood and Vizkopa Guildmage would be good fits for this. Exquisite Blood goes infinite with both the guildmage and Sanguine Bond .

KeaNxx on Oloro - commander

3 weeks ago

Thx for the input so far. Gidgetimer i wasn't going for an Angel tribal, i just brain stormed some Cards that i already had with the few Cards i bought. Forgot to mention that Cards like Ghostly Prison , Propaganda and Exquisite Blood are Cards id realy like to have in this deck but they are a bit pricy for me atm :) If you have any other good sugestions for pillow fort Cards i'd be all ears.

Test of Endurance is a good idea however i would like to win by some other way than Cards like this. I only play with a small Group so all the mass destruction etc. is there because i know the decks they run usually overpower me with creatures and population etc.

I'll prune the deck some more with your advice and see what i can add, ill post Again when im done :)

If you have any suggestions to Cards with effects that might Work here, such as "whenever you gain life something happens" or "pay life to" it would be much appreciated aswell. I don't know a Whole lot of Cards by heart so much is found by searching various frases on google and gatherer (y)

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Exquisite Blood occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.24%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.49%

Rakdos: 0.21%