Vampiric Rites


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Vampiric Rites Discussion

ZEIO on Nom Nom Nom

6 days ago

chadsansing I had a vamp tutor I swapped for Mob Rule. I'm going to look for a Blood Artist which I'll probably take the Steel Hellkite out for. I have not tested out a Doubling Season as yet no.

bob_jones07 That looks really good for getting rid of opponents answers. Not sure what I'd remove for it though. Perhaps the Vampiric Rites make opponents discard instead of me drawing...

chadsansing on Pihn's Eldrazi Cult

1 week ago

I like the synergies here! I am working on a similar list at Mazirek Counters.

Have you ever tested with Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos to tax your opponents with additional sac triggers?

Parallel Lives is a nice complement to Doubling Season, and cards like Phyrexian Reclamation and Vampiric Rites can help you loop sacs for value. Fecundity and Greed can help with card draw.

There are some smaller value creatures that fit your sac theme, as well, that might be helpful, including Caustic Caterpillar, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Viscera Seer. Mycoloth is great for producing tokens for sac effects. There are lots of things to do with tokens in a sac deck :)

Finally, Cauldron of Souls can help you get 2-sacs-for-1.

Have fun playing!

chadsansing on Eternal Pilgrimage

1 week ago

Sweet list and theme.

Would your play group let you play Exquisite Blood with Sanguine Bond?

Archangel of Thune and Nyx-Fleece Ram might be a helpful wombo-combo here.

I also wonder about rounding out the sac package with a Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos and something like Athreos, God of Passage + Blood Artist + Zulaport Cutthroat + Cauldron of Souls for recursive sacrifices and life-gain. Phyrexian Reclamation and Vampiric Rites might also be helpful in that respect.

Have fun playing!

chadsansing on Ayli and the Relentless Army

1 week ago

Would your playgroup be okay withy Exquisite Blood in the deck, as well?

Nyx-Fleece Ram might be a good complement to Archangel of Thune, and Butcher of Malakir might give you another Grave Pact effect.

Other helpful sac outlets might include Vampiric Rites, as well as Disciple of Bolas and Yahenni, Undying Partisan.

Phyrexian Reclamation might help you recur things if you haven't drawn Rally the Ancestors yet.

Exile seems like another potentially helpful piece of removal, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis, might continue your chain of life-gaining walkers.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on Child of Alara and his "God" friends

2 weeks ago

I love the idea here.

Maybe test with more sac outlets? High Market comes to mind. Vampiric Rites is inexpensively costed, as well. Birthing Pod would let you get The Locust God of of Child and then filter other gods, as well. You could also use something like Greater Good to net a card off of a Child sac. Maybe Diabolic Intent as a non-creature sac-tutor?

Your mana pie also looks like it could use much more U and a bit less G and W.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on Athreos drain gain

2 weeks ago

I love Athreos decks. Nice list! I like the suggestions above, too, especially Ashnod's Altar and Ashen Rider.

I might go down to 2 Swamp and bump up to 8 Plains just to balance out the mana a bit more.

Have you tested with Blood Artist, Viscera Seer, and Zulaport Cutthroat? They might offer some synergy here.

Other cool sac and recursion cards might include Disciple of Bolas, Phyrexian Reclamation, and Vampiric Rites. Maybe a Sheoldred, Whispering One or a Liliana, Death's Majesty or Liliana, the Last Hope, as well?

Finally, a big Torment of Hailfire might help put pressure on opponents deciding what to do about Athreos triggers.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on Oloro Life Siphon

3 weeks ago

Have you tested with Serra Ascendant? That might work well in this deck. You could also try out Athreos, God of Passage, with Zulaport Cutthroat and a sac outlet or two like High Market, Vampiric Rites, or Viscera Seer.

Choice of Damnations, Fractured Identity, Teferi's Protection, and Torment of Hailfire can all be fun in multiplayer games in these colors. Pull from Tomorrow and Sphinx's Revelation might be good for card draw.

How does your mana base treat you during play? It seems you need a lot more B mana, maybe a little less u, and much less W. Have you tried swapping out BW and UW lands for more BU lands? Or for more basic swamps?

Have fun brewing!

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