Licia, Sanguine Tribune

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare

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Licia, Sanguine Tribune

Legendary Creature — Vampire Soldier

Licia, Sanguine Tribute costs 1 less to cast for each life you gained this turn.

First Strike, Lifelink

Pay 5 life: Put 3 +1/+1 counters on Licia. Activate this ability only during your turn, and only once each turn.

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Licia, Sanguine Tribune Discussion

KIngWiggins on W: Super Long Updated List ...

2 weeks ago

I have a large amount of new additions for wants, so I have updated again after some trades. Looking to work on/finish 3 EDH Projects. Here is what I need most.

I would also like to say I may be willing to work out a trade for Karn if anyone wants to work out a deal for ~$55 worth of cards off Star City, Card Kingdom, or TCG Player, but that's another story, Otherwise I can look at binders.

For Superfriends:
Garruk, Apex Predator
Gideon, Champion of Justice
Venser, the Sojourner (SOM Preferred, likely will take either)
Ramos, Dragon Engine
Captain Sisay
Fetches/Shocks (Filler if needed)

For Edgar EDH:
Plenty of other Vamps, just ask/I will look through binders

For Phelddagrif Group EDH:
Phelddagrif
Dakra Mystic
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Indentured Djinn
Questing Phelddagrif
Shizuko, Caller of Autumn
Walking Archive
Windborn Muse

Eladamri's Vineyard
Rites of Flourishing
Teferi's Moat
Unifying Theory
Vow of Flight
Vow of Wildness

New Frontiers
Sylvan Offering
Temporary Truce

Adarkar Wastes
Treva's Ruins

Super Updated Binder

KIngWiggins on H: Update Binder, W: Walkers, ...

3 weeks ago

Hello friends. Things have improved and I'm back into playing. I am attempting to finish my Superfriends EDH deck (and one other project), as well as helping someone make her new EDH deck.

I have started updating My Binder, will continue to add more though.

Here is a list of what I need most for Superfriends:
Garruk, Apex Predator
Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Gideon, Champion of Justice Either would do, just need one though
Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded (AVR preferred but will take either)
Venser, the Sojourner (SOM Preferred, likely will take either)
Dack Fayden
Ramos, Dragon Engine
Captain Sisay
Necropotence (I really only want deckmasters, but might accept Ice Age)
Full Art Foils Island, Mountain, Swamp, Forest (one of each from Amonkhet)
Fetches/Shocks (Including foils/expeditions)

For other projects (Mainly Foil Vampires, and non foils of the more expensive one):
Edgar Markov (Will over-value)
Mathas, Fiend Seeker
Licia, Sanguine Tribune
Sanctum Seeker (would accept not foil)
Vampire Nocturnus
Captivating Vampire
Baron Sengir
The other Vamp lords and big cards are still needed so just ask.

Some foils Id really like (Will Keep Update):
Vampire Cutthroat
Tithe Drinker
Blood Bairn
Guul Draz Assassin
Havengul Vampire
Indulgent Aristocrat
Stromkirk Captain
Voldaren Pariah  Flip
Stensia Banquet

Looking for other Vamp synergies as well so feel free to recommend and offer.

MonoBlackCoffee on Bane of Light, Child of Darkness, Lord of Blood

1 month ago

I would cut the following cards due to their high mana costs and because they offer little other than their bodies to the deck: Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Licia, sanguine Tribune , Malakir Bloodwitch, Nirkana Revenant, Patron of the Vein, and Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter. Additionally I would cut Black Market, Cathars' Crusade, and Blood Tribute for more or less the same reasons. I would cut these for more ramp, which in mardu is just mana rocks, and lands in general, even if you kept 1-3 of your big beaters and cut the rest it would improve the curve and draws considerably.

Inanity on Legion of Blood

1 month ago

ERoss8 thanks for the suggestions. I've had issues with Merciless Eviction before. Typically, whenever I have it in hand, I always seem to end up on the worse end of it, and it ends up sitting there for the rest of the game. Maybe I can get some synergy from Teferi's Protection . I swapped Mortify for Utter End courtesy of the greater versatility at the cost of +1 mana.

You're probably right about Licia, sanguine Tribune . While there's plenty of life gain in the deck, it's not a primary mechanic, more of a handy side effect. Also, I kindof want to build around her Voltron-style, so this will free her up for her own shenanigans. Regarding Blood Artist: he's been fun so fr with the pre-cons, so I didn't think much about taking him out. But in constructed, he's probably a little too soon on the board to be targeting people (politics-wise); and if he shows up late, the single-target aspect is probably not as effective as it could be.

ERoss8 on Legion of Blood

1 month ago

If you can get it, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a good body, graveyard hate, and additional value all in one. I would highly recommend Utter End and Merciless Eviction, just as impactful removal in a lot of situations.

I would suggest cutting Blood Artist because he doesn't seem that impactful to me in Commander (I could be wrong, never played with him). Also, Licia, Sanguine Tribune doesn't seem like a great fit here. You don't have a ton of lifegain, and otherwise she's to expensive for what she does. I think it's better to cut her than alter this deck around her.

Bou on EDH Licia, Gladii, Sanguis, Valeria Victrix

1 month ago

Hey Maumoleseullevrai! I've taken a look and it really is more brutal ;). I'm going to elaborate a bit on both your comment here and from your deck, so it's a little big.

I agree with your consideration that lifegain is not a real priority with Licia. It definitely helps casting her and Licia herself hits like a truck but once she's in the field the lifegain is pretty moot so I do understand that perspective on it. I guess why people focused on small lifelinkers is to make the life more accessible. I initially started this as a life drain deck - make everyone lose more life than you and if possible, gain from it. But have moved more and more towards voltron, though some elements do remain.

Bond of Agony is one such element. I know that you have to pay mana and life to make everyone lose life, but as we have Licia.. our life loss doesn't matter, theirs does. I would much rather cast Bond of Agony for , have everyone at the table lose 5 life equally, and then swing with licia to get 10(+) life back, than putting that same 6 mana in Debt to the Deathless, which would have to be . Sure, it would get me 6 Life and would drain everyone 2, but the dedicated mana is a hurdle I considered too high. The difference between these two spells is the intention, do you want to gain life or do you want everyone to lose life? Of course if you have more than 6 mana to spend the difference becomes a lot bigger, but I like to consider 6 a soft cap and keep mana open for other spells, instant removal etc.

As for Aerial Responder and Vampire Nighthawk, if you consider it from a pure voltron then I agree that these are not that good, however, I put them in for three reasons. They're cheap at 3CMC for the power and effects they give, They can block or attack when Licia is not in the field or is tapped, and the keywords become game-breaking, absolutely insane when I play Odric, Lunarch Marshal. Flying, Vigilance, Deathtouch, First Strike, Lifelink Licia, Sanguine Tribune? hell yes! Don't forget Odric gives these effects to all your creatures eh? so those rather small and meaningless creatures suddenly evolve into world-oblitherating killing machines that beat face for breakfast.

My concerns with going pure voltron is that I usually play in a group with 3 sometimes 4 other players. If I get too strong (or if I forget to get the next round of drinks or really any reason bleh), they will definitely focus me down. I've seen the same with my Saskia deck EDH Saskia's Warband, and I really don't want a repeat of that as I had to retire it rather early. Especially lifegain is something they can't cope with, if you play the effect once they'll assume you have more, so you can afford to take more hits. This is what I have to keep in mind when I build my decks, and that is also one of the reasons I haven't yet gone pure voltron. It's absolutely possible to swing Licia in turn 4/5 for 20/20 lifelink double strike, but if I were to do so, it would be my first and last attack in that game.

Licia is exciting! But I think putting her in one specific corner, whether it be lifegain matters or pure voltron, is a bit of a waste. She's a general, so plan ahead and use everything you can to come out victorious.

RazortoothMtg on List of Commanders by Home ...

2 months ago

User:DemonDragonJ the way cards are added to T/O isn't really super refined. It's just that upgraded users can add them manually by volunteer work, so the most likely problem is no one has added them yet.

Inalla, Archmage Ritualist

Arahbo, Roar of the World

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Licia, sanguine Tribune

It seems that Arahbo is working. I don't know why it's not working for you. The other legends are in the T/O database just aren't showing- you can see what is in the set here.

Also, the Ojutai Taigam isn't working because someone named their deck the same as the card, and T/O prioritizes decks in that instance. I'm not sure how to fix it. Maybe ask one of the mods?

7crunch7 on Edgar Markov, Leader of the Forces of Night

2 months ago

Nice list/description! I've been a big fan of vampires ever since I built my first commander Olivia Voldaren, so now I'm rebuilding that deck into Edgar Markov!

So first, I suggest that you choose whether you want to build this as either 1. control & lifegain OR 2. aggro / vampire tribal because I personally think Edgar is good for a aggro tribal theme, but Licia, sanguine Tribune is actually better for a control/lifegain or even voltron build.

I think you have more lifegain stuff so I focus on that build and suggest cards that I think might want to remove for more control/removal or your combo win strategy:

Blood Baron of Vizkopa - this guy just seems hard to turn on for him to be revelant, but I've never played with him before!

Gifted Aetherborn - while he is basically Vampire Groundhawk, there might be better 2 drops

Guul Draz Assassin - he's usually pretty underwhelming in commander/takes a lot of mana to level up and be useful

Mirri the Cursed - maybe better for a more aggro build? Even I haven't included her in my list

Yahenni, Undying Partisan - kinda same as Mirri

Crackling Doom - depending on playgroup, this could be underwhelming. I'd prefer a wrath or more removal like Anguished Unmaking/Utter End

Blood Mist & Nahiri's Machinations - more of voltron cards? Not sure..

Brave the Sands - also not sure how great this would be in commander, probably depends on your playgroup

Curse of Disturbance - make vampires not zombies! lol

Just some ideas, I hope it helps! Feel free to check out and comment on my Edgar deck too!

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