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
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.

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Vampiric Rites Discussion

EsperPanorama on Rose of a Thousand Thorns (Elenda - EDH)

6 days ago

moldycrow83 I am not quite sure if you have enough creatures without any tokens to make your game plan work. You have 30 creatures and only 5 of them replace themselves and I can imagine that sometimes your Elenda payoff isn't large enough. Does your meta require you to play so fast that spells with 4+ cmc are no options for you?

If you can afford spells with higher cmc I suggest replacing playing spells that have more synergies with your game plan. As an example replace Wrath of God with Martial Coup.

If you want to further reduce the cmc of your deck have a look at Vampiric Rites.

I follow a similar game plan in my Orzhov deck, maybe you find something interesting in there.

White Night

Commander / EDH EsperPanorama


(This deck is in its first revision, it definitely has the be reworked.)

I_TappedWrong on Muldrotha but Everything Sacrifices Itself

1 week ago

Then at least add a Dictate of Erebos so when you sac your dudes they aren't just destroying an artifact or enchantment and you can get two things for one. I mean you don't even have Attrition in here which sucks against black creatures but at least it brings more versatility to your sac creatures. Even Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest would be a huge benefit he gives every creature a counter for any permanent getting sacrificed... Vampiric Rites could even turn a creature that can't blow up anything at least into card draw every turn. Grim Haruspex turns your creature sac in draw Harvester of Souls same thing Unhallowed Pact enchant yours or you opponents creature.. Grave Pact Butcher of Malakir

bushido_man96 on Meren and friends

3 weeks ago

I think I would cut Vindictive Lich, Skullwinder, and The Gitrog Monster along with Ramunap Excavator. I think Gitrog works better in a focused lands-matters deck, and that's not what you're doing here, and I think you've got plenty of good card draw options. A card draw option that fits the theme of your deck you might consider is Krav, the Unredeemed. Vampiric Rites is strong because it comes down earlier than the other card draw options. Fecundity is another strong option. You could consider Yavimaya Elder, too, which I like a bit better than Solemn Simulacrum, which can sac itself. Burnished Hart is decent, too, and sacs itself, as well.

Looking good so far!

TypicalTimmy on Free / Cheap sac outlets ...

4 weeks ago

I'm building a semi-competitive deck for my LGS in which I run Zombies with Enchantment support.

I was planning on running Gravecrawler and sacrificing him to Vampiric Rites.

This enables me to gain 1 life and draw 1 card, then replay GC from the grave and do it again.

The problem is, the synergy costs per full use.

To help cut down on costs, are there any other sac outlets you guys / gals might know of that could kick off the draw for s bit cheaper?

ShaharRyu on Help cutting down Lyzolda

1 month ago

I am currently building an Aristocrats deck around Lyzolda, the Blood Witch. I am using some of the cards I got lying around like Skirsdag High Priest, Viscera Seer, Shadows of the Past, Vampiric Rites and some others. Currently this deck has 104 cards and I need to cut some down. I am not looking up for upgrades, but more of recomendations on which cards should stay and which should go. That said, any <3$ upgrades are welcomed and will be considered if a replacement is given. Keep in mind it is a budget deck being optimized. Thanks

High Class Witchcraft

rofldiekatz on Edgar Aristocrats

1 month ago

Cool deck! What's your oppinion on Vampiric Rites and Goblin Bombardment?

FiveEightFiveBC on Kokusho Just Wont Die

1 month ago

With only 6 cards that gain you life:Vampiric Rites, Noxious Gearhulk, Blood Artist, Bontu's Monument, Bontu the Glorified, and High Market, I'm not sure I see enough reason to be running Sanguine Bond. The life-gain here looks like more of a sub-theme. Granted, Kokusho's ability will allow you to knock one target for 15 life each time you can get it into the graveyard, but I'm not sure if single-target draining is what you're looking for. I would at least consider replacing this enchantment with a card that helps you remain more consistent or speed up the deck--more ramp, card draw, or more sac outlets, perhaps? Yahenni, Undying Partisan might be a consideration.

Anyway, it's something to consider. It certainly works with your commander and some other cards. Cool deck!

captainamerica on Vampire Tribal

1 month ago

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Mirri the Cursed, Vampire Hexmage, Vampire Nighthawk, Plaguecrafter, and more removal. I don't know what your budget is, but cards like Fatal Push, Doom Blade, Cast Down, and Price of Fame. I also think you should run some more card draw like Greed and Vampiric Rites. Please get rid of Sengir Vampire.

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