Patron of the Vein


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Patron of the Vein

Creature — Vampire Shaman


When Patron of the Vein enters the battlefield, destroy target creature an opponent controls.

Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, exile it and put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

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Patron of the Vein Discussion

luther on Yahenni: There are Benefits to Dying

1 week ago

Hear me out on this one. Conspiracy (naming vampires maybe) opens up some tasty little combos.

With cards you currenty have in deck...

-Ophiomancer becomes "at each upkeep, add a 1/1 deathtouch vampire if you don't control any snakes"

-Patron of the Vein will pump all of your creatures when a creature an opponent controls dies

With cards I would suggest for the deck anyway...

-Thopter Assembly nets you 5 colorless flying vampires every turn if you have played the assembly the previous turn.

-Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder gets you a ton of vampires whenever you cast your creature spells

-Bloodline Keeper  Flip nets you a token each turn and pumps the whole squad once flipped.

The three that I suggested last I say are good additions for you regardless, but I highly recommend Conspiracy

Jewishman on Special Lil Vampire Deck

1 month ago

What is your budget for the deck? I think regardless you should make an exception for a Cabal Coffers at least. But theres heaps of good cheap/moderately priced black cards you could run; Contamination Yahenni, Undying Partisan Victimize Torment of Hailfire Patron of the Vein Bloodghast Painful Quandary Necropotence Exsanguinate Kindred Dominance Tragic Slip Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Enyeez on Tribal Vampires 1.1 (updated with RIX)

1 month ago

First I would address that I run both Umezawa's Jitte and Skullclamp equipments, not just one.

  • Guul Draz Assassin - I feel that the level up mechanic is slow and clumsy, and that it gets an activated ability that taps it, just kills its usefullness.

  • Patron of the Vein - I played Patron for a while, but found that the mana cost was just too high.

  • Drana's Emissary - doesn't do enough to justify the poor stats (2/2 for 3)

  • Yahenni, Undying Partisan - I could run it, but I am weary when it comes to adding more 3 drops

  • Kalastria Highborn - a solid 2/2 for 2, that I have no excuse for not running, thank you.

Phyrexian Reclamation I have Volrath's Stronghold to get creatures back, but it is only really when I'm completely out of gas, or if I want to keep a Contamination going, that I use it.

Unclaimed Territory and Cavern of Souls, where I agree that I would like to play Cavern of Souls, I dont have it, and with the price tag on it I think it could be better spent elsewhere. as for Unclaimed Territory most of the time I don't have a problem casting my creatures, my main concern is the spells.

IzonFreak on Tribal Vampires 1.1 (updated with RIX)

1 month ago

Some comments and recommendations:

MunchingAberration on Bloody Darkness

1 month 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.

Shimtalia on Bite Me, Harder Baby

3 months ago

After a few months of trading and acquiring, here are the changes to the deck:

Out - Final Punishment, Kheru Bloodsucker, Shadowcloak Vampire, Skeletal Vampire, Stoneforge Masterwork, and Viscera Seer

In - Bloodline Necromancer, Bishop of the Bloodstained, Deathless Ancient, Kindred Dominance, Patron of the Vein, and Sanctum Seeker

Not much of a gameplan change, just some upgrades and trying new folk out from C17 and Ixalan

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