Vampiric Rites

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Battle for Zendikar Uncommon

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Vampiric Rites

Enchantment

, Sacrifice a creature: You gain 1 life and draw a card.

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Vampiric Rites Discussion

pjeseb on Meren be Scarin

3 days ago

Hey there, I have a few suggestions:

Phyrexian Reclamation to replace/supplement Vampiric Rites. Why get a random card from your deck when you can get exactly what you need from your graveyard? Other interesting card draw/tutor/recycle cards for you to consider are Survival of the Fittest, Oversold Cemetery (very good for you, I think!), Fauna Shaman, and Evolutionary Leap.

Cards that care about how many creatures are in your graveyard or all graveyards, such as Golgari Grave-Troll, Nighthowler, Lord of Extinction (counts all cards), and especially Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, who is also a sacrifice outlet AND has built-in recursion.

Eternal Witness, which is a really great card in pretty much any green deck.

Replace Sifter of Skulls with Pawn of Ulamog, although it is really up to your personal preference.

Cards that put permanents/creatures into play from the top of your library, such as Aid from the Cowl, Gamekeeper, or especially Lurking Predators.

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip and/or Garruk, Caller of Beasts. They both help you put more creature cards into your hand AND put creatures from your hand onto the battlefield.

And, lastly, you may want to consider some more cards that will help you hit your land drops, such as Satyr Wayfinder or Mulch.

landofMordor on Muster the Night Breed EDH

3 days ago

Hey friend. You've got a great start here -- I love the strong synergies and powerful payoffs. First thing to do is find cards to cut: since you're running Vampire tribal, I'd first cut every creature that isn't a Vampire or a mechanical friend to Vampires. As cool as Akroma/Flamerush/Ammit/Combat Celebrant and the rest are, they simply aren't Vampires, and are therefore less powerful in a tribal deck than any other kind. Yes, you can get Olivia to make them Vampires, but why spend 2 mana activating her ability when you could just put in a Vampire? Other cards that are good, but not in an aggressive combo-y deck are Spellbook, Edifice of Authority, and Chandra and Liliana. I would also replace most or all of your kill spells and tutors, since cards like Victim of Night and Feast of Blood and Diabolic Tutor are way more effective than what you've currently got.

Cards that should replace those, in addition to Wizno's excellent suggestions, are: Ascendant Evincar, Rakish Heir, Olivia's Bloodsworn, Vampiric Fury, Stensia Banquet, and so forth. P Both Innistrad blocks and both Zendikar blocks (especially the first ZEN block) have tons of Vampires, so they're good starting places. Also, a couple off-the-wall suggestions are Ring of Xathrid (since so many Vampires have first strike), and Key to the City to encourage some Madness/card draw/unblockable.

As far as your mana production goes, I'm less concerned about that than I am with your card draw -- Underworld Connections and Vampiric Rites will help you out.

Hope that helps! Mention me if I can do anything else for you! Cheers

Quarston on Can an exploit also pay ...

1 week ago

If exploiting a creature is sacrificing it, can I use that sacrifice to pay the price of another ability?To be more specific, I have a creature with exploit, Qarsi Sadist, and a card with an ability that has a cost of sacrificing a creature, Vampiric Rites. Can I summon Qarsi Sadist, exploit a creature, and then, as that exploit resolves, activate the ability of Vampiric Rites, and sacrifice the same creature, essentially using one sacrifice to pay the price of both abilities?

dana.roach on Hapatra's Flowing Poison (HOU updated)

1 week ago

I'm guessing no Doubling Season due to price?

Nice to see Vampiric Rites. Great card that doesn't get played enough.

I'd swap Jungle Hollow for Llanowar Wastes.

Given the -1/-1 counters being thrown around Deathreap Ritual could easily draw more than Phyrexian Arena. I'm not suggesting replacing Arena, mind you :) #whynotboth?

Since your CMC is pretty lean and you already have Urborg and tutors I'd maybe track down a Cabal Coffers.

MagicalHacker on Official MagicalHacker Commander List Update ...

2 weeks ago

Welcome, fellow planeswalkers, to the Official MagicalHacker Commander List Update (OMCLU) for Hour of Devastation!

If you are not aware, I have had lists for commander staple effects for a very long time now, and I have been updating them as new sets are released. Rather than showcasing individual cards that are being used, I instead use these lists to show all cards in categories that have proven to be advantageous to have in Commander. More specifically, these categories of staples are ones that answer certain problems a deck could be experiencing, such as having a hard time against control, not being able to play cards in hand quickly enough, or dealing with problematic commanders. (They can be found on my profile.)

The purpose of this thread is three-fold:

  1. To raise public awareness for these lists (which I know to be extremely useful since I use them more than literally any other resource online when building decks).

  2. To receive feedback about HOU cards that should be added/removed from lists.

  3. To receive feedback about older cards that should be added/removed from lists.

Hour of Devastation is now up on Gatherer, so its now time to go through the process of updating my decks!


MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Steady):

MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Burst):

MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Tutor Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Protecting Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Board Wipe Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Ramp Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All "Tuck" Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Creature Removal Cards:

  • No HOU cards.

MagicalHacker - List of All Counterspell Cards:

  • No HOU cards.

MagicalHacker - List of All Item Removal Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Control Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Pillow Fort Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Tutor Cards:

  • No HOU cards.

MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Infinite Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Gold-Hate Cards:

  • No HOU cards.

MagicalHacker - List of All Group Hug Cards:


Thanks for reading the wall of text! If you would like to see the whole list of lists, they can all be found on my profile MagicalHacker.

Have fun deckbuilding!

hoardofnotions on Budget Karl B/W lifegain EDH

2 weeks ago

anything with extort that's at least a little good. Basilica Screecher, Kingpin's Pet, Treasury Thrull, Thrull Parasite or Pontiff of Blight

Battlegrace Angel possibly not good enough

Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble

Bloodbond Vampire for a back up karlov. this is iffy

Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, remember to block then tap for convoke.

Contemplation, combo off!

Disciple of Griselbrand, or Disciple of Bolas let you convert a big karlov to something else

Honor the Fallen - on theme graveyard hate that's also a combat trick

Mastery of the Unseen this needs a lot of mana to be great, but maybe you'll get some good use out of it. It's kinda iffy though

Patron of the Kitsune and Righteous Cause are VIP's with karlov

Resplendent Mentor this could be an all star if you go heavy white

Royal Herbalist combat tricks for karlov

Soldier of the Pantheon

Suture Priest

Vampiric Rites

Vizkopa Confessor

Wingmate Roc

Exsanguinate is good

Well of Lost Dreams and Alhammarret's Archive are nifty but expensive on the $budget$

Use all the life you gain for benefits, like card draw! Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Graveborn Muse, Night's Whisper, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Phyrexian Arena, Read the Bones, Dark Tutelage, Underworld Connections

or recursion Phyrexian Reclamation

budget cuts might include, Ajani Goldmane, Lightning Greaves (this might be Swiftfoot Boots), Angelic Chorus

Some possible cuts

Rupture Spire, Shimmering Grotto, Transguild Promenade - two color decks don't need to slow down this much for mana fixing

Sacred Cat dosen't seem strong enough for commander

Bond of Agony seems bad, maybe Exsanguinate

Orzhov Charm What mode are you adding this for?

Doom Blade could be Go for the Throat if your meta/budget allows for it

Darksteel Ingot, Orzhov Cluestone, Orzhov Keyrune could be cut for a 2 mana rock, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Star Compass. Maybe one of those

Blind Hunter, Blood Tithe, Agent of Masks, Certain Death don't seem strong enough

Velzath on Vamps 'N Tramps

3 weeks ago

My favorite color and tribe as well, though my vamp EDH deck is Mardu. Here are some suggestions.

Cavern of Souls is main deck playable in any tribal deck.

Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic are good lords. And Baron Sengir is a big beater that protects your vamps. Shauku, Endbringer is worth considering just for her exile ability.

Urza's Incubator makes them cheaper.

Vampiric Rites and Call the Bloodline are flavorful and work well together.

Sever the Bloodline is flavorful and good removal.

Patriarch's Bidding is good defense against wipes.

Hyperalgialysis on W/B ServoCombo (New Version)

3 weeks ago

Looks fun. If you could splash black you could run Hidden Stockpile Vampiric Rites or Altar's Reap and Bone Splinters as is Angelic Purge is pretty awesome removal for 1 little servo

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