Vampiric Tutor

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters Rare
Classic Sixth Edition Rare
Visions Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Vampiric Tutor

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Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.

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Vampiric Tutor Discussion

WeruniaB on Breya, the Combo Shaper

2 days ago

I think Lion's Eye Diamond + Auriok Salvagers combo is worth mentioning. You should also consider running Vampiric Tutor to get your combo pieces.

MindAblaze on Staples?

5 days ago

I didn't mention Imperial Seal because 400+ dollar cards are usually prohibitive for most players. Thats why my example compared Diabolic Tutor and Demonic Tutor. It was a simple illustration of mana efficiency and value in a easy to grok format. When you start talking about Cruel Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Diabolic Revelation, Sidisi, Undead Vizier etc you're going to choose the card that fits your budget and your strategy the best. I don't run Demonic Tutor in my CDC build, but I do have room for Sidisi, Undead Vizier as she's easier to abuse. Deadeye Navigator decks like Rune-Scarred Demon.

Context is important, but when it matters less efficiency makes for a staple.

buildingadeck on Staples?

5 days ago

Colorless:

Mana Crypt

Sol Ring

Eternal Scourge

Mox Diamond

Chrome Mox

Dimir Signet or other on-color signets

Mana Vault

Grim Monolith

Winter Orb

Static Orb

Trinisphere

Tangle Wire

Null Rod

Sphere of Resistance

Thorn of Amethyst

Isochron Scepter

Paradox Engine

Fellwar Stone

White

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Boonweaver Giant

Aven Mindcensor

Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile

Silence

Angel's Grace

Stony Silence

Rest in Peace

Grasp of Fate

Cataclysm

Armageddon

Vryn Wingmare

Enlightened Tutor

Idyllic Tutor

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Blue

Counterspell

Swan Song

Arcane Denial

Force of Will

Mana Drain

Cyclonic Rift

Into the Roil

Chain of Vapor

Brainstorm

Preordain

Ponder

Gitaxian Probe

Gush

Laboratory Maniac

Mystical Tutor

Tezzeret the Seeker

Dramatic Reversal

Stroke of Genius

Mystic Remora

Palinchron

Phantasmal Image

Timetwister

Snapcaster Mage

Gilded Drake

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Red

Gamble

Wheel of Fortune

Wildfire

Blood Moon

Pyroblast

Red Elemental Blast

Decree of Annihilation

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Zealous Conscripts

Black

Demonic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Buried Alive

Necrotic Ooze

Grim Tutor

Imperial Seal

Dark Petition

Toxic Deluge

Necropotence

Animate Dead

Entomb

Ad Nauseam

Tendrils of Agony

Exsanguinate

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Green

Burgeoning

Exploration

Birds of Paradise

Arbor Elf

Elves of Deep Shadow

Avacyn's Pilgrim

Noble Hierarch

Beast Within

Nature's Claim

Crop Rotation

Life from the Loam

Regrowth

Noxious Revival

Eternal Witness

Seedborn Muse

Food Chain

Reclamation Sage

Survival of the Fittest

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Craterhoof Behemoth

Chord of Calling

Worldly Tutor

Natural Order

This is the best I have off the top of my head. The multicolored ones add some things, too.

Argeaux on Neheb, the Worthy - Jimmy | Game Knights #6

6 days ago

You're kidding, right?

There are so many ways to get your Opponent to shuffle their deck whenever you want.

I'll list some.

Boggart Forager
Cranial Archive
Extirpate
Fertilid
Krosan Reclamation
Lantern of Insight
Learn from the Past
Memory's Journey
Mnemonic Nexus
Seek
Soldier of Fortune
Stream of Consciousness
Surgical Extraction
Thran Foundry

My play group is brutal and packs just about all of these cards.

There's no way they are just gonna let you fetch out part of your winning combo with Vampiric Tutor or Enlightened Tutor.

If your play group lets you get away with it, consider yourself lucky.

n0bunga on Breya: The Last Metalbender

6 days ago

Triton

I can certainly oblige as best I can; I'll give you a rundown of what you want your pile to contain, and how you want to assemble the combo:

Essentially you want the package to include, an initiate draw, which could either be Gush allowing you to draw what you need, or Thought Scour which allows you to pitch what you need in the yard. You can arrange this to suit the Worldgorger combo or Bomberman as you see fit. So long as you have Animate Dead to jump start the loop, you should ensure another creature is in the GY or else the game will result in a draw as you cannot break the infinite loop.

As for what to add into the deck, I focused in the best forms of card draw and tutors that allow. Gamble is the Red Entomb if you're in a pinch. Buried Alive let's you pitch all the creatures you need. Hard tutors like Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Lim-Dul's Vault etc let you sift through your deck for what you want. I actually think Lim-Dul is one of the more underrated tutors. Life is a resource, and it lets you arrange the top 5 in whatever way you desire. Ad Nauseam is also very highly recommended, but only if your deck is running lower to the ground in terms of converted mana cost. It would be unfortunate to lose a considerable amount of life from beefier cards, and not reveal the ones you need. That was partly why this deck took a drastic shift in strategy and speed. One thing to always remember is that your graveyard is as much your hand as the hand you contain. Don't be afraid to pitch important artifact cards to weld them again, or reanimate as you see fit.

Argeaux on Neheb, the Worthy - Jimmy | Game Knights #6

6 days ago

I would use Demonic Tutor, or Diabolic Tutor if you're on a budget, instead of Vampiric Tutor.

Too often an Opponent makes you shuffle your library once you have put a card on top of it.

Demonite on Lazav's Mill and Steal

1 week ago

Looks like a fun 1v1 deck! I see you've got the Spell Crumple + Tunnel Vision combo. Nice. Dark Petition and Seal of the Guildpact are spicy. I may have to try those out in my Lazav deck.

If you find you need a bit more mill, I would consider:
Altar of the Brood
Windfall

I like the idea of tutors in a deck with multiple ways to win. If Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor are inconvenient, Beseech the Queen and Diabolic Tutor might enable the most effective one.

More graveyard interactions to consider:
Bojuka Bog
Beacon of Unrest
Body Double

I really like your ramp suite. Very efficient and color fixing focused which is important for casting Lazav. Your lands might need a touch more color fixing?

If you like, check out my multiplayer focused Lazav deck. Always looking for ideas myself!

Winterblast on Banker

1 week ago

It seems Tainted Remedy is the strongest card in this deck, or let's say the Card that screams "Combo" the most, so you better exploit it in the best possible way. Arbiter of Knollridge probably kills all opponents at once with this Card and I'd go looking for more Cards, which include lifegain for everyone. I'm sure there are some but I don't know any names...maybe search for "each Player" or "all Players" and "gain life" and hopefully you find some more tricks.

You should Play more Tutors though, so you can find this enchantment: Enlightened Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor are a must.

Aetherflux Reservoir is a perfect killer with Oloro and Words of Wind creates a huge amount of life very fast (5 life for every 2 mana in your upkeep with Oloro). You should consider Soul Conduit for more life exchanging tricks, maybe Hatred as well. what's better than using your life as a resource for overpowered spells and abilities and then give your low life total to someone else?

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