Olivia Voldaren

Olivia Voldaren

Legendary Creature — Vampire


: Olivia Voldaren deals 1 damage to another target creature. That creature becomes a vampire in addition to its other types. Put a +1/+1 counter on Olivia Valdaren.

: Gain control of target Vampire for as long as you control Olivia Voldaren.

Olivia Voldaren Discussion

Lanzo493 on Halloween Deck Ideas

2 weeks ago

Since you're new, check out cards from the magic sets Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored for Halloween-like cards. It's the classic gothic horror plane in magic. They did return to it later in Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon, but it's not as strongly of a gothic horror theme. From the Innistrad block you have cards like Army of the Damned, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (zombie version of Mikaeus, the Lunarch), Griselbrand, Grimoire of the Dead, Olivia Voldaren, Descent into Madness, Werewolves that transform, etc.

RamenNoodles on Red Black Vampires

4 weeks ago

Moving to more aggro focused, Blood Artist, Falkenrath Aristocrat, and Olivia Voldaren do not do much for you.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Cordial Vampire, Vampire Nocturnus

Landbase: if you want to stay around 21-22 lands, you might want to limit your 4 cost cards to around 4 total.

Cheap rakdos lands: Foreboding Ruins, Sulfurous Springs, Foreboding Ruins

Pricier options: Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire

Spicy land: Stensia Bloodhall

ZendikariWol on Lithoform Enginge: Not Broken, Definitely …

1 month ago

I hate that Lithoform Engine goes into 80% of EDH decks below power level 8. It's so stupidly universal, why not put it in? Does your commander have an activated ability or care about instants, sorceries, tokens, or generating value by doubling your spells? Congratulations, you account for roughly 90% of the commander format.

This card would slot very comfortably into five of my seven paper decks (Roon of the Hidden Realm, Sisay, Weatherlight Captain, Ezuri, Claw of Progress, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, with Chainer, Nightmare Adept, and Korvold, Fae-Cursed King being the exceptions). It slots comfortably into four out of my best friend's four decks (Golos, Tireless Pilgrim, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, The Ur-Dragon, and Olivia Voldaren).

This card is not nutso bonkers silly powerful. It is, however, so versatile that as long as your deck can spend 4 mana on an artifact that does nothing immediately (which most EDH decks can at some point in the game), you should probably be running this card. I don't like cards like this at all. The strokes it paints in are just too broad, which is a shame because this card would be a massively cool proof of concept for a new deck I want to make, Double Masters: helmed by Riku of Two Reflections and sporting only cards which have a 2 on them or interact somehow with 2. It's a shame that this card isn't cool and is instead just very, very good.

Sorry if this is a rant but I am annoyed; I love this card as a johnny, because I want to maximize it, but the floor is so broadly applicable that it's useless to do so, and it'll probably be prohibitively expensive anyway- we love being a Magic-playing college student- because of its broad strength.

greyninja on How would you build Rakdos …

2 months ago

I built a big-mana artifacts deck with Olivia Voldaren at the helm.

We've all run into situations where you have oodles of mana rocks and no where to dump the mana into. Maybe your hand got discarded or you're just running out of answers. Olivia Voldaren is pretty scary once you have 7 mana available to steal any creature at instant speed. Yes, you do have to give them back if she dies, but she's still a good outlet and control piece.

She can burn away creatures and buff herself for commander damage wins. Basilisk Collar and Quietus Spike get a lot scarier in her hands.

I ultimately took her apart to build something more silly with Etali, Primal Storm; but had a blast while she was at the table.


ZendikariWol on Auras/Equipment that Exile

2 months ago

Slow, shoestring budget decks. Stuff like Roon of the Hidden Realm blink, The Ur-Dragon dragon tribal, Olivia Voldaren vampire tribal, and Golos, Tireless Pilgrim upkeep trigger tribal.

ManpieJones on Marchesa steal em and smoke em

3 months ago

Cuts : priest of forsaken gods Grimgrin Molten Magmasaur Kari Nev’s

Adds: reins of power Sower of temptation Roil elemental Helm of possession

Some Land toolage

Aura thief is currently still in I will sub out for Kels, Fight Fixer or Olivia Voldaren

ManpieJones on Marchesa steal em and smoke em

3 months ago

More options

Helm of Possession sac outlet for 2 with the steal

Keiga, the Tide Star a little high cast but with haste I can kill each turn and get the steal

Olivia Voldaren if I’m worried about having lots of mana I can’t use up anywhere

Reins of Power ok I think this has significant multiplayer opportunity. I swap prior to combat attack the one with the most life sac all their borrowed creatures to make them permanently mine then I get back the stuff I loaned out.

Sower of Temptation flier with a steal ETB

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