Sanctum Seeker

Sanctum Seeker

Creature — Vampire Knight

Whenever a Vampire you control attacks, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sanctum Seeker occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

RBW (Mardu): 0.54%

Sanctum Seeker Discussion

multimedia on Edgar markov Drain and Gain

1 week ago

Hey, if you want to play aggro with Edgar then I don't think a 10 mana combo, Exquiste + Bond is what you want. Exquiste + Bond goes with a midrange strategy with life gain, not aggro. 24 cards with 4 CMC or higher is a lot for aggro. With this many you risk having too many of them in your opening hand rather than low CMC Vamps.

For aggro consider cutting many four/five drops to decrease the avg. CMC? Patriarch's Bidding and Coat of Arms are five drops to keep because one helps you recover if aggro doesn't work out and the other pushes your Vamp army over the top. Sanctum Seeker, Purphoros, God of the Forge and Bloodline Keeper  Flip are the four drops worth keeping with aggro. In the place of other high CMC cards add more low CMC Vamps/cards especially one drops.

My advice for aggro with Edgar is take more advantage of eminence and going wide with Vamps and Vamp tokens. Lots more one and two drop Vamps. Edgar is really the only high CMC threat you need with aggro. Instead of playing lots of other high CMC cards play Vamps who can be mana sinks. Knight of the Ebon Legion, Guul Draz Assassin and Mirror Entity is a Vamp and it's a way to use lots of mana if you have it to pump your entire army. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord and Shared Animosity are good repeatable effects with an aggro/go wide strategy.

I offer more advice, good luck with your deck.

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires

2 weeks ago

Great deck!

I would swap Vampire Cutthroat with Vampire of the Dire Moon because deathtouch is handier than skulk.

I would get Dark Impostor in there. You could swap out Stromkirk Condemned,Vampire Hexmage, or Vampire Nocturnus. More than half your deck isn't black cards so Vampire Nocturnus might not be as handy not to mention showing your opponent your next draw is not usually advantageous.

Purphoros, God of the Forge is kinda expensive for a chance at extra damage. Consider Brutal Hordechief; relative same cost but more bang for your buck. Along with Sanctum Seeker and say Foul-Tongue Shriek you could be doing a ton of damage.

I would swap Basalt Monolith out for Ashnod's Altar. A lot more mana production, a lot more synergy with other cards in the deck, less expensive, more utility est.

I think you really need some card draw in there but I'm not sure how to make those changes. You could use cards like Oathsworn Vampire as a way to sacrifice a creature for cards like Altar's Reap, Carnage Altar,Costly Plunder, Dredge, Merciless Resolve, Morbid Curiosity, Phyrexian Vault, Reprocess, Skulltap, or Vampiric Rites.

Idol of Oblivion could get you some extra card draw with all of Edgar's token generation.

Cliffhaven Vampire, Defiant Bloodlord, and Epicure of Blood are all worthy of consideration.

Drana's Emissary is also nice to have early game.

Blackgate on Drana's Pioneering Mardu Horde

3 months ago

Looks like a fun deck! :)

I think you should play test swapping out Brutal Hordechief for Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as it has synergy with your vampires and great synergy with zombie/vampire reanimators and you use reanimators in your deck. You could replace Bloodsoaked Champion with Dread Wanderer to get a recurring reanimating synergy with the second ability of Kalitas to keep adding +1/+1 counters to it.

Or, swap out Brutal Hordechief with Sanctum Seeker as it has a bigger body and has the same effect and has synergy with your deck which is mostly Vampires.

Both options give Olivia's Bloodsworn a bit more utility in the deck as it would get more targets for its haste ability.

Johhen on House of Markov

3 months ago

Well, suggestions based on: no money restriction..

Thirsting Bloodlord and Sanctum Seeker are not necessary.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir is a better choice than Bloodthirsty Aerialist .

You haven't any drop 2. Maybe Asylum Visitor , Gifted Aetherborn , Bloodcrazed Paladin .

Indulgent Aristocrat can be another good drop 1.

The artifacts are trash.

Nothing of Duress , pick Thoughtseize or go to another mechanic. Murder it the worst choice for this type of card, but Fatal Push is a good and not so expensive card.

At least, variation on lands, the Castle Locthwain , for example. Mutavault is required for any tribal deck.

papafranku99 on Life & Death: A wicked story

3 months ago

True Conviction gets played in roughly 2/3 of the games i play, if not, more. It's quite a fun card to use with this deck providing i can build my token army. I normally use Forerunner of the Legion to get Bloodline Keeper  Flip out quicker, if i then also get Anointed Procession onto the field it makes for quite a dangerous combination, given the fact i also have cards like Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle which works well with Martyr of Dusk . My usual goal is to get 20 vamps total on the field with Sanctum Seeker then simply launch 1 all out attack and that's game, set and match.

Silverdrake on Tribal Vampires

3 months ago

I'm surprised there's no Vampire Nocturnus in here - it's the bread & butter of every mono-black vampires list! Kalastria Highborn is another worth looking at, as is Sanctum Seeker . Malakir Bloodwitch could even maybe find a place in here. And no love for Captivating Vampire ?

I also think 24 lands is pretty high for what you're running - I'd consider cutting back to 22.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun with it!

xaarvaxus on Vampiric swarm

4 months ago

Rakish Heir , Vampire Nighthawk , Indulgent Aristocrat , Sanctum Seeker and Stromkirk Noble are all budget cards that would slot well into this deck. If you're willing to spend a bit more, Gifted Aetherborn , Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Knight of the Ebon Legion would be good additions. I'd also move Olivia, Mobilized for War into the main in place of Vampire Warlord or Markov Patrician

Not really sure what purpose Bubbling Cauldron serves here. Clear a Path seems a strange choice to me as well. Terminate would provide a much broader scope of removal for just more and be instant speed too.

Like the inclusion of By Force but Demolish seems a bit slow for an aggro deck.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

4 months ago

I know 26 lands is too big, but that's for a 60 card deck, not a 70 card one. For 70 cards, 26 lands is about right.

I considered That Sorin , but he's just too mana-heavy for too little impact. The lifelink is something several of my vampires have already, and this deck doesn't need too much more lifegain. It's nice with Sanguine Bond , but I've already given up on that as a build-around. The main purpose of Sanctum Seeker is to ping my opponent more, not to gain life, so Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord doesn't replace him well.

Your deck seems to be heavily focused on creature recursion, for which Bishop of Rebirth is great, but I don't need too much in this deck. If it were "enters the battlefield or attacks" (like the Titan series), I would probably put it in, but I think it would have to rely on the buffing to give it multiple recursion uses.

Indulgent Aristocrat works for your deck, since you have tons of recursion, but I'd rather keep my few creatures rather than buff the others. This deck doesn't swarm the board with vampires often.

Cutting the divest is a good idea, as probably is a Vampire Nighthawk , but Indulgent Aristocrat is one of my big win-cons, so I can't really cut it.

Thank you for your suggestions! I might even create another deck similar to yours based on vampire creature recursion.

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