Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Rare

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Creature — Vampire Shaman


Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, you may gain 3 life.

Whenever an opponent discards a card, you may gain 3 life.

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Sangromancer Discussion

Skinken on

1 month ago

I haven’t yet seen anyone in my playgroup make a discard theme work. And if you do, you gotta go all in on it.

Black discard decks in EDH usually try to abuse Waste Not. The problem with discard is that it usually is either 1: targeted at one player, not hindering the other player(s), or 2: simply being too weak for anyone to give a damn. Some decks even want to discard their key cards, so you might be helping them more than you are hurting them.

In short: I would prolly advise against building Discard. However if thats what you want to do, go ahead. Here’s how I would approach it:

Waste Not is crazy strong when it gets going. Sangromancer and Geth's Grimoire are your other payoffs, but they can’t turn into a win the way Waste Not does. You should also get all the black tutors you can afford to go find it.

The targeted discard spells are pretty sweet if there is a lot of combo in your local meta. Duress is the only good cheap one I can think of though.

You want to include some reanimation that can take the big creatures your opponents discard. Animate Dead + Dance of the Dead should get the job done.

Some decks are gonna try to abuse the fact that they can put their good cards from hand into their yard for juicy reanimation/recursion value. You want cards that deal with this as a result. Bojuka Bog + Relic of Progenitus + Faerie Macabre and so on.

Lastly, there have been some cruel and very strong discard spells over the years. Mind Twist is the best one I know for edh. However these are generally not very budget friendly. Maybe try Death Cloud

ChaosClaws on Edgar Markov

1 month ago

JoeBob21, your suggestions are welcomed, and I have gone over each card in your list. For Door of Destinies: It's a great card and could easily fit into the deck, but around turn 4 I can play most of my vamps or I'm getting ready to play Edgar. More of a preference than anything. Aetherflux Reservoir doesn't really fit into the deck at all besides some vampires having lifelink, so I'm personally not interested. Teferi's Protection is a solid card, and can definitely go in the deck, I just haven't found room for it. Vindicate is great removal, I'm just more fond of Anguished Unmaking. Way better card. Anointed Procession is great, but by the time I've played it, I've already made 2 or 3 tokens, and I'll only make one more before playing Edgar. New Blood is a fun and flavorful card, so I would recommend it to anyone trying to fit into the vampire theme. However, my list cares more about aggressively beating my opponent in with a wide board that slowly gets tall, and adding a random theft card doesn't fit. Sangromancer has always been something I'm not too fond of, as it just sits there and occasionally gains you a few life, which doesn't really help me win, unless you're playing a reservoir deck. While Forerunner of the Legion is a strong card that gives you a token AND a tutor, I'd rather play a Vampiric Tutor turn one and get what I need, rather than just a vamp. Solid budget card either way. I have no clue how I missed Bloodghast, especially after I make so many reanimator decks. He fit in well and will be a solid aggro piece by getting himself out with a token on turn two. Thank you for your input and more is always welcome! Feel free to check out my other commander decks. Some of them like Breya I put a lot of time and effort into.

Spirits on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

1 month ago

Hi bushido_man96,

Traveler's Amulet and Wanderer's Twig are very good in this format, I do use them frequently in $50 budget decks (example 2C Mardu Alesha, Boros' Crust.

Whip of Erebos is very important in this format, often because combos are less prevalent, and often you will be killed through having your life reduced to 0. Lifelink is powerful in $50 budget commander league. Also, it's an artifact so can avoid removal, plus it allows me to recur creatures like Fleshbag Marauder/Slum Reaper/Merciless Executioner/etc that I can't recur, to trigger my Glissa, the Traitor ability to return my artifacts. Sangromancer to can gain quite a bit of life in an Barter in Blood/Mutilate/Etc type situation.

I did opt-in things like Golgari Cluestone/Horizon Spellbomb/Etc because of draw or LTB triggers as well (on stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring for example. I thought I needed more tutors Razaketh's Rite/Diabolic Tutor but you might be right where I need more ramp now. I'll try and get some reps in, I have 4 $50 commanders now, so i usually randomly choose, but I can select, last season, and this season Glissa, the Traitor runs a 33% win ratio (in 4-player pods), so it is fairly consistent.

Graveborn Muse recently added has been doing tons of work for me, giving Bone Picker a chance now, really like the deathtouch.

JoeBob21 on Edgar Markov

1 month ago

I have an Edgar deck as well and I saw yours and thought up a couple of cards for it. And I apologize for any and all bad jokes a make in this comment. Door of Destinies is a great vamp buff. Aetherflux Reservoir adds lifegain to a one-shot kill! What's not to like? Teferi's Protection is a great wipe protector. Vindicate is a great kill spell even if its not instant speed. Anointed Procession doubles your tokens! Doubles! New Blood was my personal favorite out of the C17 decks. Sangromancer is a good lifegain source. Forerunner of the Legion is a semi-quick vamp that gets you another vamp. Sweet right? And last but not least... Bloodghast!! a two drop that keeps coming back! Again and again! All in all great job building this deck!

AEVA on Nekusar, the Mad King - EDH

1 month ago

usaDiabetic I actually sold this deck a few weeks back to help pay for other stuff, but I really miss it now. Doing wheel effects in a 4 player multiplayer game with both Sangromancer and Waste Not on the board just feels insane. My new toy is Moderate Budget Mimeoplasm EDH where I tried to go for a unique build with my favorite oppressive creatures in MTG as well as unusual picks like Key to the City and Forgotten Creation. I'd love your thoughts on it. Thanks again for the kind words.

VETJasper on vampire

1 month ago

The first thing I suggest doing is cleaning up the manabase. 37 is a good number but we've got wayyy too many duals that enter tapped. Some cheap options to upgrade-

Check lands like Dragonskull Summit, Clifftop Retreat, and Isolated Chapel

Pain lands like Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, and Battlefield Forge

The one battle land you can run Smoldering Marsh

Ideally shock lands (Blood Crypt) and fetch lands (Bloodstained Mire) too but these are more expensive.

For some budget creature changes i'd consider cutting these -

Bloodhusk Ritualist

Bloodsworn Steward

Dark Impostor

Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Licia, sanguine Tribune

Stromkirk Condemned

Skeletal Vampire

maybe Rakish Heir

maybe Sangromancer

They all seem overcosted, or have niche effects.

I'd consider replacing these with -

Legion Lieutenant

Sanctum Seeker

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle

Forerunner of the Legion

Champion of Dusk

Butcher of Malakir

Metallic Mimic

Gatekeeper of Malakir

Spirits on

1 month ago


I was just joking with Tuzio123 the other day that I should build this deck in homage, and only every give him to SolomonsEfreet!

Sangromancer feels missing in this build, I know you have a Havoc Festival but that doesn't matter.

What I was contemplating was discard, like you have, or Stax to limit play, but not Fate Unraveler/Kederekt Parasite, because I wanted to encourage players to pay the on Xantcha, Sleeper Agent to kill the controlling player. If they pay life to draw, noone will activate the Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. I also thought, even the controller may pay and take the 3 as well on occasion for the draw!

Also, I was thinking, needed some way to protect him. Something like Darksteel Plate but not that because you can't equip it, but some way that they can't just attack into a blocker, or block and kill the Xantcha, Sleeper Agent over and over. I hadn't thought it through at all, but there is that Commander that passes control each turn, that guy may have some interesting ways to protect. I was thinking like "Intimidate" or "Can't Block" or "Unblockable" or "Indestructible" something like that. I know white has those lock down cards where creature can't attack/block those would be perfect, not sure how to do that in Rakdos ().

Way too funny!

bushido_man96 on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

1 month ago

Is gaining life a major theme of the deck? Does it help you out that much? If not, I'd consider cutting the life gain cards for more artifacts that let you search out basic lands. I'd cut cards like Whip of Erebos and Sangromancer to add in Traveler's Amulet and Wanderer's Twig. That should help you with your mana problem.

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