Traitorous Blood

Traitorous Blood

Sorcery

Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap it. It gains trample and haste until end of turn.

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Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Traitorous Blood occurrence in decks from the last year

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Traitorous Blood Discussion

Optimator on Giant's Deck

1 week ago

Even though you are primarily Giant-Tribal, you may still want to have a small suite of "Brion" cards.

I have a Feldon of the Third Path and Mimic Vat, both of which are extremely good in Brion decks. I also have a Adarkar Valkyrie, which can be good too.

Gift of Immortality is extremely good with Brion. I don't have one though.

Sigil of the New Dawn isn't the most efficient, but can be good.

I have a Serra Avatar too, which is the best Fling-able creature around. Evra, Halcyon Witness is great too, but I don't have one. It's cheap though. A Stalking Vengeance would double up Brion's damage, but I don't think I have one either. Reya Dawnbringer is way mana-expensive but can be useful with such pricey giants dying left and right.

Flameshadow Conjuring can be good with Brion too. I don't think I have one though.

Phyrexian Processor is one of the craziest pieces of Brion tech around. It's not too expensive--I would totally slide this card in, even if I was doing Giant Tribal. You can get blown out, but the payoff is enormous.

Another piece of Brion tech is Grafted Exoskeleton, if you wanna be dirty.


Since Brion isn't the center of the strategy, protecting him isn't at such a premium. Cards like Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are still good for protecting your big giants though. It may be worth sliding some cards like that in, but since it's a casual deck you may get away with none.

That said, I have Whispersilk Cloak and Mask of Avacyn in my collection.

Another option on a budget is Mirror Shield. Darksteel Plate is pricey but fantastic when you want to stick a huge beater and keep it around.

I have a Cradle of Vitality on-hand. Might be really good!


If you have any more Threaten-effects, those are functionally creature removal with your commander out. Perhaps a couple of cards like that deserve a slot. Captivating Crew is fun because it's repeatable. Song-Mad Treachery  Flip is cool because it's a land too!

I own: Hijack - Grab the Reins - Mass Mutiny - Traitorous Blood - Traitorous Instinct - Portent of Betrayal - Word of Seizing - Harness by Force

There are many more.


Illusionist's Bracers is very good with Brion, even with less of a focus on him. Probably worth keeping in.

I think Minion Reflector won't be good--too expensive. Seance is decent but probably won't be reliable often enough to make it worth a slot.

5dollarMTG on $5 Steal 'n Sac

7 months ago

Thanks CheapnFast - I originally had Zev's and Mark of Mutiny in there, but had to replace them with Treason and Traitorous Blood to get it down to $5 (I think Treason and Blood were only a penny each). But those would both be super-cheap upgrades.

CaptCreek on Krenko Not-So-Budget-Anymore EDH

10 months ago

Since goblins are very raider-ish and thanks to Ixalan are ACTUAL pirates (Or... pirate-adjacent?), I've elected to put in a "Steal your stuff, use it against you, then blow it up so you can't get it back" subtheme. Cards like Threaten , Harness by Force , Hijack , Frenzied Fugue , Traitorous Blood , Besmirch , Mark of Mutiny , etc. add some awesome flavour to the deck and sort of adds an element of flexibility and chaos that comes with always having different toys to play with depending on the decks you're playing against.

That, and the fact you can use them on your own Krenko to abuse his activated ability by untapping with him multiple times a turn! Kari Zev's Expertise is an amazing effect, because it lets you cast another 2cmc threaten effect from your hand for free, making even MORE goblins!

That's my take anyway. It also feels very goblin like to steal someone's toys, beat them over the head with them and then blow them up after they're done.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

11 months ago

Stickbreaker Stagbeetle

Creature - Insect

Haste, trample, first strike

Whenever a creature blocking or blocked by Stickbreaker Stagbeetle dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Stickbreaker Stagbeetle.

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I've always had a problem with cards like Covetous Urge and Memory Plunder . I just can't make them work in decks... there's almost no synergy in casting opponents' sorceries and instants because usually those sorcs and insts are synergized with their deck and colors, not with mine. And it isn't like taking over an opponent's creature, because Traitorous Blood effects can be highly synergistic... if you're building it, you can usually be happy taking over any creature controlled by opponents (because you can swing with it, force them into an unfavorable block and 2-for-1 them, or sacrifice it to your own effects).

Anyway... the next challenge is to make these stolen sorcery/instant effects actually synergizable, if that makes sense. Make someone want to build a deck around stealing opponents' sorcs and insts.

Rorolith on Steven Seagal, C**kpuncher

1 year ago

In the pauper format you can have up to 5 uncommons in your deck. Maybe replace Opt with Sleight of Hand or Preordain . And maybe add Traitorous Blood in place of Act of Treason

Alkadron on

1 year ago

Hello! I'm a huge fan of Mayhem Devil.

Some thoughts:

1) I feel like cards that only generate bursts of mana will typically disappoint you. The Devil generally ends up in more of a control position than aggro, so spending entire cards on a burst of mana typically won't put you far ahead.

2) Giving the Devil Deathtouch is absurd. Consider Bladebrand and Touch of Moonglove to give yourself blowout turns, or Maze Abomination and Aspect of Gorgon if you want something more permanent.

3) Sacrificing your own creatures for value is good... but have you considered sacrificing other people's stuff? Crack the Earth and Tremble are insane with the devil. Act of Treason effects like Wrangle and Traitorous Blood are also great: steal a creature, beat someone with it, then sacrifice it instead of giving it back. Fun for the whole family.

Graytr on

1 year ago

I LOVE this deck strategy, and there's a lot of cards that can support it (it's also super fun in commander). You are in red so if you want to go the Traitorous Blood , Hijack , etc. route, you easily can.

First thing that comes to mind of though is Knowledge Pool . Absolute sh*tstorm every time, so much fun.

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Lastly, you have a bunch of other things thrown in here that don't follow this game plan (but do follow the game plan of your commander well). Things like Tatyova, Benthic Druid . I'm thinking you should make this specific deck less of a Stealing Deck, and just make it a better Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis deck. Then take all your Stealing cards and pick a different commander for that deck strategy (because it does sound super fun).

Some options for different commanders could be: Show

This is all off the top of my head, but I hope you get some help from it.

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