Malakir Bloodwitch

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Malakir Bloodwitch

Creature — Vampire Shaman

Flying, protection from white

When Malakir Bloodwitch enters the battlefield, each opponent loses life equal to the number of Vampires you control. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Malakir Bloodwitch Discussion

brandonsperry25 on First deck you Built

2 weeks ago

My first deck was mono vampire tribal with a lot of life link. I had a play set of Vampire Nighthawk (still one of my all time favorite cards) among other vampires. Malakir Bloodwitch was my best card in the deck and my main win con.

I ran a lot of cards from the Liliana and Garruk duel decks. Bad Moon, Hideous End, Tendrils of Corruption among others. Mutilate was a fun card and I really liked the art work. Pretty sure I was only targeting other people's creatures for that effect and not my own (which I should have done obviously).

Our decks were not the fine tuned 60 card decks either. We would run around 70 in most cases because it just made sense to us to have all the best cards available. Hell, one player in our group had something close to 100 cards in his deck. Play sets of every elf available at the time of Zendikar's release.

Later, when I found out about the singles available at my LGS, I added Terror (another personal fav for artwork) and Pestilence (almost didn't because the white border bothered me lol).

A lot of memories with that deck. Sort of brought it flooding back when they released Edgar Markov. Vampire tribal was the commander I had to run from the new set, obviously.

MunchingAberration on Bloody Darkness

3 weeks ago

Upvoted, cool deck :D

For my suggestions, I'd run more of the lords/tribal effects (vampires have a ton), and cut some of the more vanilla vampires. I'd search gatherer for any card containing the rule text "vampire" (and limiting to your colors).

Also, EDH is all about huge effects, and Stensia Innkeeper or Night Revelers are going to have a tough time keeping up. I like to imagine the worst case scenario, and see how the creature would do. For instance, your opponent has a Followed Footsteps on a Grave Titan. Something like Bloodline Keeper might stall a bit, but Falkenrath Reaver is just going to get overrun.

My friend has a vampire deck, and some effective bombs that I'd suggest are Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Malakir Bloodwitch, and Patron of the Vein.You could also run more solid, supporty cards like Rakish Heir, Stensia Masquerade, Stromkirk Captain, and Aphetto Dredging. Also, Basilisk Collar, Lightning Greaves, and Swiftfoot Boots are nice for your commander.

Ixalan also gave you a couple more draining cards: Bishop of the Bloodstained, Sanctum Seeker

IMO, burn spells are generally not as good as the straight removal some of the other people suggested. My suggestions would be Sudden Death, Sudden Spoiling, and Urge to Feed, or, if you want a burn package to finish out opponents, Burn from Within, Fall of the Titans, Devil's Play, or Banefire (all of which have some sort of utility/reusability).

Finally, more draw spells make your deck much more consistent. Greed, Arguel's Blood Fast, Toil / Trouble, and Wretched Confluence. Again, the more utility/reusability the card has, the better.

Josh_Estrella on The First Lord of Innistrad

1 month ago

Frank_Glascock Awesome, both Cover of Darkness and Bloodghast are fantastic in this deck.

In terms of board wipe protections - Eldrazi Monument is very close to being included in my deck. I've been looking into it for awhile and I may just pick up a copy and see how it does. The evasion it gives and protection is perfect.

Phyrexian Reclamation is going in. Not sure what it is replacing yet, but I do need it. I was neutral on the card at first but after the last two weeks of more play-testing I realized it should be an auto-include. Luckily, my deck has been going off in every game I've played and my board state quickly gets out of control. Phyrexian Reclamation makes sure I can come back to that state if I lose it - and with low CMC vamps it is worth it.

For this version of the deck in particular I don't find that Sangromancer or Pawn of Ulamog are worth it. I would consider dropping a two CMC vamp for Bloodcrazed Paladin and Dark Prophecy & Scapegoat are both solid cards that could be considered in the future.

I would definitely cut Bloodline Necromancer. Sweet that it enters the battlefield but 5 CMC is way to high for a creature in this deck that doesn't anthem your whole board. Plus, with mostly low CMC vamps that is not worth it.

Voldaren Pariah  Flip is fine, but again, for that CMC, I need the creature to be a type of lord. Or have an effect like Malakir Bloodwitch which is a win-con in itself.

Love Vampire Nocturnus, but I think he is too risky in mardu. That is your call though, depending on your deck. He could be worth it.

So far, I havent used Reconnaissance to its full potential, but I'm confident it will be strong. Lately I've been winning my pods with Cover of Darkness combined with Shared Animosity. Together, I take out one or even two opponents in one turn.

OblivionTy7 on Mardu Markov

1 month ago

I would do:

Embracedaffliction on LooterScooterVampireMadness!!

1 month ago

I have DEF found copter to be better than Call the Bloodline. It gives massive card advantage being able to cast the card I discard with madness while drawing me another. I was trying to steer clear of it being all "standard" (I know they rotated) Lightning Axe def in the sideboard I haven't added onto here yet, but after a good few playtests I don't think Fiery Temper is necessary. Terminate really does work, and Blightning is a good way to force people to discard removal or threats to my army of smalll dudes, which can then usually finish people off when I play Malakir Bloodwitch.

Frank_Glascock on The First Lord of Innistrad

2 months ago

I put Bloodghast into the deck along with Cover of Darkness.

Exclude Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Bloodghast, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Blood Artist, Boros Charm, and Teferi's Protection which you are already playing.

What do you think of these board wipe protection cards that I am playing? They are:

Eldrazi Monument, Dark Prophecy, Phyrexian Reclamation, Scapegoat, Athreos, God of Passage, Bloodcrazed Paladin, Sangromancer, and Pawn of Ulamog.

I am surprised you are not playing Phyrexian Reclamation.

You have Malakir Bloodwitch which I also play. My curve is 2.54 so I try to avoid the higher cost vampires. I am playing Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Bloodline Necromancer and Vampire Nocturnus? Have you tried any of these? What would you cut?

zephyr_chang on Orzhov Vampires

2 months ago

Malakir Bloodwitch is strictly better than Bishop of the Bloodstained, and Gifted Aetherborn is not a bad vampire either.

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