Thief of Blood

Creature — Vampire


As Thief of Blood enters the battlefield, remove all counters from all permanents. Thief of Blood enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each counter removed this way.

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Thief of Blood Discussion

jonfehl on Bruse Tarl Marit Lage combo

3 days ago

Love the concept! Have you considered AEther Snap and Thief of Blood for more ways of triggering dark depths?

Daedalus19876 on alesha testing

2 weeks ago

n0bunga: It's always a good day when I get a comment from you, they always help so much to flesh out ideas...

Mindclaw Shaman was there to try and grab Expropriate from someone, since there's a guy who plays it all the time. Still, you're right that it's one of the more conditional ones. I think this deck will have a rotating sideboard of silver bullet effects that I can side in...

While I do like Hatebears in this deck, Oppression is also vital to this deck because it lets me drop my reanimation targets into the GY while also curtailing many other combo decks. My biggest problem in preliminary testing is that I don't have cards in my GY by T4, when Alesha is first able to attack.

I still think that Thief of Blood is a really good substitute for Vampire Hexmage. Steal everything from everyone, beat face, repeat. Glorious.

What other sac outlets should I be playing? I need to find ways to put my relevant creatures back in the GY.

Daedalus19876 on alesha testing

2 weeks ago

n0bunga: Thanks for the fast response! Here are my thoughts on those:

Archetype of Finality was an attempt to make sure Alesha (and the reanimation target) survives combat. Did you not find it useful enough in that role?

I see your point on Azorius Justiciar.

I have Stonehorn Dignitary in here already, but I thought it might be handy to have Blinding Angel for redundancy (and since it has evasion, it might stick around to keep one player locked down while I use my recursion on something else).

Awwwww, I like Dauthi Mindripper to make Alesha into ": Target opponent discards three cards."

Kor Cartographer was there to grab Shocks, and the Flagstones/Crucible/Stack combo is WAY too much money if I plan to build this IRL.

I also see your point on Noosegraf Mob. Getting ten power for 2 mana is pretty sweet though...

Netherborn Phalanx is too conditional, I guess...

I can't afford Fulminator Mage. For now, Goblin Grenadiers will have to take that slot. There is frequently someone with no creatures in my meta, though, so I think he'll go through a reasonable amount of time.

Vampire Hexmage kills planeswalkers and neuters Atraxa. I'm a fan...But maybe Thief of Blood could do the job better...

Oppression is so viciously fun, though. And I don't plan to cast many spells, since much of my deck works by recursion from the GY...

Possibility Storm is in there for the lock with Eidolon of Rhetoric/Rule of Law. Nobody gets to play non-commander spells ever again!

mahbucket on It's just a 1/1, Don't worry about it...

3 weeks ago

After some play testing, I removed Aetherflux Reservoir & Gutless Ghoul because they felt slightly off theme, and too much of a closed combo. In their place I added Temporal Extortion, Slaughter Pact. As well as putting Spawning Pit back in for more free sac outlets, as well as instant speed blockers, and Thief of Blood makes its way to back into the main board as an alternate win condition.

Eiti3 on help: abusing the new gideon ...

1 month ago

Best way to abuse his emblem is to run multiple Gideons. This helps if you ever don't get the certain cards to prevent certain ways to get rid of Gideon.

As for Thief of Blood and Perilous Vault, it's extremely hard to deal with those unless you're running blue. You may want to splash it if you find yourself going against those cards.

But I highly recommend looking at a cool EDH deck that abuses Gideon's emblem to survive without going overboard on keeping him on board: A Taste Of Mortality.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on help: abusing the new gideon ...

1 month ago

Regarding Gideon of the Trials in the new Amonkhet set, how can we maximize this last/ ultimate ability? So far, I have Avacyn, Angel of Hope/ Sigarda, Host of Herons/ Privileged Position/ Leyline of Sanctity/ Peacekeeper. So, he can't be destroyed, sacrificed, targeted by spells or abilities, chosen to take damage instead of player, or damaged in combat. However, I can't get around Thief of Blood and mass exile, like Perilous Vault. Any ideas?

Snacrifice on Tribal Vampires?

1 month ago

Since you have stuff to manipulate counters, you may like Thief of Blood(it'll also sap any counters for any pesky opponent artifacts and such)

Butcher of Malakir should be in there too.

If you have the money, for 2-5$ you could pick up Lightning Bolt over Bolt of Keranos, but for what it's worth you're better off with things like Blasphemous Act for board clear.

I'd drop Bloodcrazed Neonate myself. Everlasting Torment turns Olivia into 'give creatures -1/-1 counters and buff herself', as does Fists of the Demigod

Deck looks fun!:D

Demon86RM on Meren's Morbid Masterpiece

1 month ago

Another sick one maybe could be Tooth and Nail entwined and fetching for Ulvenwald Hydra + Thief of Blood: make the hydra's ability to resolve first and search the library for Dark Depths to put into play, then thief of blood's etb resolves and gets all the counters from all permanents in form of +1/+1 and you get a nice 20/20 Marit Lage

What do you think?

k1llampt that is a nice one, i got it in my Meren deck. I have also Melira, Sylvok Outcast so if Mikaeus it's not available for any reason i got another combo piece. You can also use Woodfall Primus and destroy all opponents lands to make them scoop.

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