Vampiric Link


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos Common

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Vampiric Link

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life.

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Vampiric Link Discussion

nicochulo on Nobody expects the black counterspell (Black Burn)

16 hours ago

xyr0s I've been told multiple times that the Wall of Limbs is pointless, so I'll get that out of there asap, and I'll get good removal instead. I might reduce the number of Shadow Slices and the number of Vampiric Links as well. I'll put a Smuggler's Copter or two in there,since that goes pretty well with the Night Market Lookout

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Esper Delver

2 weeks ago

Cutting back to 2 vision and added 2 thoughtseize to the sideboard.

What should I put in the board for burn? Vampiric Link? Kalitas? I don't think leyline of sanctity is correct, but I also want to take more advantage of white in my sideboard.

Snacrifice on Wydwen The Budget Gal(<15$)

1 month ago

lilgiantrobot Thanks for the suggestions!

I hadn't realized Consume the Meek had gotten so low! I don't mind barter/innocent blood, but I'd rather run targeted removal like Murder or Tragic Slip. However, you got me thinking about Drown in Sorrow which might get cycled in.

I don't really see Rise from the Tides being win-con, even if I replaced all the auras with instants/sorcies, since EDH always feels so mass-removal heavy. Same with the pike That's down to taste though.

A lot of the aura choices are based around doubling-up on saving Wydwen, to make her really annoying to remove(because either they pop one of the totems, or something like Shade's Form, or you just dump the mana and bounce her to hand.)-and remember, those 'return to play' enchantments can be layered on to opponents creatures, then killed with Tragic Slip or Extinguish All Hope to bring them back under the player's control.

Artful Dodge is amazing and I can't believe I forgot it though, so it's getting put in for Vampiric Link. Dropping Dismiss into Dream for Drown in Sorrow since I realized I don't have too much that targets anyway(it's from when I was fooling around with the build to decide what to do).

SteelSentry on Magic Art Pairs

1 month ago

You mentioned Essence Warden and Soul Warden, but a lot of the timeshifted cards are linked (Spirit Link and Vampiric Link, the Akromas, Crovax, Ascendant Hero and Ascendant Evincar)

UpsetYoMama on Newton's Third Law

1 month ago

I like the concept and it looks very interesting. Vampiric Link is a cool card because you can attach it to an opponent's creature, and due to the old wording, you would gain the life if they deal damage with the creature. Tree of Perdition is a cool card and also a nice political one. People are less likely to attack if they are going to lose most of their life, and it would allow you to get some of your enchantments set up. No Mercy is another one that deters attacks. While usually not good in EDH, Dash Hopes would be interesting to try, since your opponents are going to be paying and losing life left and right. Along the same lines, Vexing Devil and Browbeat might be worth testing. Finally, I don't know if you're set on Kaervek as your commander, but Mogis, God of Slaughter could be another option. It fits your theme and is much cheaper to cast and harder to remove. Or perhaps deserving of a slot in the 99? Finally, since you're already running Exquisite Blood, that and Sanguine Bond allows you to combo and kill everyone if you can gain life or make someone lose life. Let me know what you think.

Karzalar on Kambal, life Gain

1 month ago

Let's start by lands;

Replace Crypt of Agadeem by a basic Swamp (if not budget, Cabal Coffers), since you have only 5-6 black creature cards, the second ability won't be used that often.

Also, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth could be nice, since you already run Crypt Ghast. You could replace Drownyard Temple for it.


Exquisite Archangel is too slow, Kingpin's Pet is bad, Tithe Drinker is so-so and costs as much as your commander, so most of the time you'll want to cast your commander instead of it.

DRmagic2017 made some good creatures suggestions. I personally suggest Soul Warden, Soul Attendant and Drana's Emissary in those. Otherwise, I suggest Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Reverence and Nyx-Fleece Ram.


Ouch. Let's start by replacing all of them exception made of Soul's Grace (you made me discover that card, and i need to get it, thanks) and replace by any of the following :

Tribute to Hunger, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, Silence the Believers...


Grim Discovery and Wander in Death could be replaced easily. Profane Command is not that good. You don't run that many precious creatures...

Replace by Solemn Offering, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper. Drawing is power, removal is important.


You're quite well builded in there, there's only like two you can easily replace.

Pyramid of the Pantheon and Bontu's Monument.

Suggestions : Staff of the Death Magus / Staff of the Sun Magus (play more basic lands if you intend to play these) or Well of Lost Dreams for drawing cards.


Curse of Vengeance, Font of Return, Quest for the Gravelord and Unhallowed Pact could be easily replaced. SUggestions to replace for...

Ajani's Mantra, Test of Endurance, Sphere of Safety, Whip of Erebos, Darksteel Mutation (to deny enemy commanders), Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Cradle of Vitality is slow but is a good mana dump, Polluted Bonds, Retreat to Hagra, Vampiric Link...

Hope that helps.


The7thBobba on Pardon My Pets

2 months ago

Awesome! With the coise of tribe, you've ventured straight into Favourite Tow, population: me :D

I'd consider the following, for reasons;

Ogre Slumlord: tokens and deahtouch galore!

Diseased Vermin: if you can get through with it just a few times, the opponent is on a clock!

Typhoid Rats: good early blocking, or for pushing ninjutsu through.

Vampiric Link+ a source of regeneration turns Crypt Rats into a reusable, life-stockpiling sweeper! Check my deck Death comes gnawing for an in depth description :)

Lastly, if you have waaaaay too much money: Marrow-Gnawer and Swarmyard, forobvious reasons.

Stay frosty, dude!

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