Vampiric Rites


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Vampiric Rites


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

Vampiric Rites Discussion

ICSM on "Bring Out Yer Dead" (Muldrotha, the Gravetide)

1 month ago

I'm of the opinion that Perpetual Timepiece is bordeline mandatory in any muldrotha list. It both self-mills and protect your yard for a very cheap price. It is just flat-out better than, say, Crow of Dark Tidings .

You are running World Shaper , but not The Mending of Dominaria or Splendid Reclamation . While shaper is by far the best of the three, I see no reason not to include the other two.

You seem to be missing a sac outlet to get your Eternal Witness, Archeomancer and the like into the yard so you can play them again. The Ideal would be something like Ashnod's Altar , or Phyrexian Tower , but Vampiric Rites and Viscera Seer are budget alternatives.

What do you mean you don't play Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds in Muldrotha? Those are beyond awesome, because they garantee land drops every turn as long as your commander is online.

[email protected]_only on Teysa's Token Engine

1 month ago

Love the deck - been wanting to make a similar one for a while. accordianing suggestions to avoid filling the page.

Origin Spellbomb - double dips as part of "Lay me Down to Rest" here, allowing extra card draw for token generation.

Roc Egg - double dips as well, making multiple 3/3 flying tokens when it dies with your general on the field.

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad - pumps out lifelinkers, pumps out emblems. double win.

Hallowed Spiritkeeper - the bigger the graveyard, the bigger the swarm

Anointed Procession - Double up on tokens. works with Treasure & Clue tokens too

Wurmcoil Engine - double dips into a on death trigger

Hangarback Walker - double dips into, you guessed it, a death trigger. sensing a theme in my suggestions...

Sifter of Skulls - acts as an additional Pawn of Ulamog , but gives them 1/1 s instead of 0/1s

Pitiless Plunderer - gives treasure tokens on you creature's death.

Revel in Riches - gives treasure tokens on enemy creature's death, and an alternate win con

Sacred Mesa - also triggers a sac proc each turn you keep it around

Hidden Stockpile - a sac outlet that grants creatures.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion - pumps out tokens 3 at a time, or wide down the fatties. or both.

Twilight Drover - make tokens when tokens die. the cycle continues.

Custodi Soulbinders - makes tokens based on how many creatures were in play.

White Sun's Zenith - EoT mana dump for all the tokens. follow up with general cast, swing.

Entrapment Maneuver - force a solo attacker to die, makes tokens. handy little overlooked combat trick.

Legion's Landing  Flip - makes a single token for 1. lingers a bit, then turns into a land that makes tokens.

Lingering Souls - kind of a staple of Orzhov spirits, was kinda supprised not to see it.

Luminarch Ascension - stall to make stupidly cheap angels.

Massacre Wurm - each creature of theirs that dies will take another nibble out of their health. it all adds up.

Shadows of the Past - lets you dig quickly through your deck with aenough death effects. doubles as a recurable life drain effect once your yard is deep enough

Sangromancer - death is life. who knew?

Pious Evangel  Flip doesn't look it, but his flip is another Zulaport Cutthroat for your deck.

Bloodchief Ascension starts out small, but starts draining hard once it gets rolling.

Martyr's Bond is Butcher of Malakir for ALL permanent types you control.

gravepact and / or Dictate of Erebos act as non-wrathable butchers as well.

Vampiric Rites is a solid, cheap card draw engine for tokens.

Thallid Soothsayer is it's legged, slightly more expensive brother (no life gain, but no black mana cost. more expensive, but has legs. bit of give and take, really)

Perilous Myr - can be a decent source of colorless burn as needed, when paired with a good reanimation engine.

Seraph of the Scales - this card is solid, if not amazing, so I was rather suprised to not see it here.

Yosei, the Morning Star - either lock down 2 opponents for a turn, or one opponenet for 2 turns. either way is a solid win.

Archon of Justice - exile a threat on death. simple enough.

Ashen Rider - triggers coming and going, but kinda pricey mana wise. worth looking at if nothing else.

Kokusho, the Evening Star - drain ALL THE THINGS!

Solemn Simulacrum - goes in most decks, didn't see it here so I figured I'd mention it.

Vindictive Lich - gives alot of options for a single death effect.

FatherVape on Fling Till Ya Win

1 month ago

CyberLynx07 I have thought of Attrition But none of my play groups ever play creatures only just combo decks unless the select Few when they do. I don't believe i will get a Great amount of value from it over Vampiric Rites that will be more consistent for me. It is something to think about tho for everyone else

bushido_man96 on Ghave, Guru of Spores Because F' em

2 months ago

I like your build here so far; Saprolings are a favorite of mine.

I think you should go with the new Smothering Tithe instead of Awakening Zone . I think it will trigger more reliably and consistently, and therefore be better ramp for you. I'm also a fan of Slimefoot, the Stowaway . I like Vampiric Rites in here, as it fits for when you want to sac creatures for effects. Consider adding Thallid Soothsayer as well. It works a bit smoother, as its effect costs as opposed to a color, which is nice in a three-color deck. I'm also a fan of putting in Greed for card draw, as sometimes you just want to fill your hand.

Looking pretty good so far!

Noire_Samhain on

2 months ago

With all of the dying, I'd recommend the ever useful Blood Artist , Vindictive Vampire , Zulaport Cutthroat , and the like. A steady life drain is always useful.

Want some quick ramp? Cabal Stronghold is a great ramping land that works similar to the pricier Cabal Coffers . Card draw and a sack outlet on a budget? try the simple Vampiric Rites . Not a free sack, but its simple, cheap, and you gain a card draw in black without losing life. If you want to go infinite on cheap, try using Requiem Angel , a free sac outlet, one of the life draining cards I recommended (it'll be easier with Zulaport since it affects everybody), and a single non-Spirit creature with your Divine Visitation.

DRmagic2017 on Edgar Markov

2 months ago

Hi! I'm also a fan of Vampiric tribe and I like your deck. Some ideas. I think you can replace Razaketh, the Foulblooded with Doom Whisperer . Whisperer is a very powerful card especially when paired with Twilight Prophet . I also recommend to look at Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle and Elenda, the Dusk Rose - both are great token generators. Not sure about Duress - it's fun in Standard but I think it's mediocre in multi-player format. Replace it with Vampiric Tutor (depends on the budget of course). Speaking about removals: Bedevil and Vraska's Contempt look promising. And don't forget about card advantage! It's vital in EDH. Phyrexian Arena , Necropotence , Underworld Connections , Vampiric Rites (by the way it works well with Blood Artist ) - you definitely need at least one of these. You also need Wrath of God or Damnation as board wipes and Unbreakable Formation as a protection against board wipes (optionally). Good luck in brewing!

bushido_man96 on So I'm making Aristocrats W/o ...

2 months ago

You've got several good Rakdos choices, because three of them have a sac outlet on the Commander, which is great for an Aristocrats theme. Judith is great, too, and can be very powerful in her own right.

But, a color combo you haven't considered thus far that might be up your alley is Golgari. It has so many great options to go with, and you can add Poison-Tip Archer as an additional Aristocrat. Golgari brings lots of good card drawing options to theme it with, with cards like Thallid Soothsayer , Vampiric Rites , Fecundity , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , and that's just a few. Playing with also means you don't have to get hosed by enchantments. And you can just go nuts with your Commander options: Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest , and Savra, Queen of the Golgari , just to name a few. You can even do a saproling-specific build using Slimefoot, the Stowaway , which I'm doing myself.

With Golgari, you can just go nuts.

squadcarxmar on Teysa

2 months ago

I mean if it works better in your play groups then do it! I just love Twilight Drover + Teysa, Orzhov Scion a lot! It helps me in slower games and I can't wait to see it work with Teysa Karlov . Oh I think I forgot to mention Requiem Angel since she only cares about it being a spirit or not, you don't seem to have any spirits besides the dragons. So Elendra's vampires, Wurmcoil's wurms, if you ever run Army of the Damned etc. I know you aren't as token focused as I am though. I think Vampiric Rites would be good in this.

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Vampiric Rites occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.17%

Golgari: 0.11%