Vampiric Tutor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Visions (VIS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Mythic Rare

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Vampiric Tutor


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

Daedalus19876 on Optimized Edgar Vamp Tribal

1 hour ago

If you want to optimize this, there is a significant amount of work to be done.

I would cut every one of your lands that enter the battlefield tapped; you absolutely need untapped mana on every turn if you want to be sufficiently aggressive. I'd cut Path to Exile for Swords to Plowshares , cut Grim Tutor (it's far worse than, say, Vampiric Tutor here). You're running original duals and shocks, but no fetches (and I'm not convinced that Cabal Coffers fits here). Your curve is very high for an aggressive deck, and I would cut most everything you're running above 4 mana to start with.

Good luck! Always good to see someone building some classic vampire tribal ;)

SamsWrath on My LGS's #1 hated deck

1 day ago

If you really want to take this deck to the next level then you need all of the fast mana and tutors: Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Grim Monolith , Mox Diamond , Mox Opal , Chrome Mox , Mox Amber , Talisman of Indulgence , Lotus Petal , Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , Pyretic Ritual , Desperate Ritual , Rite of Flame , Culling the Weak , Infernal Plunge , Lake of the Dead , Bubbling Muck , Rain of Filth , Grim Tutor , Imperial Seal , Vampiric Tutor and Diabolic Intent .

Since you're already running Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker you might as well add in Zealous Conscripts , Lightning Crafter and Combat Celebrant because they all go infinite with Kiki.

Rakdos is also the color combination you need for Worldgorger Dragon + Dance of the Dead , Animate Dead or Necromancy infinite combo. Use Buried Alive or Entomb to pitch one of the Kiki combos or to pitch the dragon and then use one of the enchantments to start the combo. Be sure with Dragon combo to have another creature in the GY or you draw the game with an uninterruptible infinite combo. Other cards that help these combos are Victimize and Final Parting .

SynergyBuild on Secret Tech you have found!

2 days ago

Null Chamber = Kill two opposing commanders. Team up with an opponent, name the rest of the commanders between both. Win!

Dimir Charm = Have you read this card? It messes over the guy Vampiric Tutor ing for an instant win combo. It counters the Expropriate , then kills the Hermit Druid .

Boil /Color hate in general = Wins games. At any cost.

semsandberg on 2: Nel Toths Forbidden Necromancy

4 days ago

Hey Flesh_Addict_,

really nice and impressive deck. A lot of Beaters and Strength. But seems a bit slow on ramp or missed I something? What do you think about cards like: Pattern of Rebirth , Songs of the Damned or Blasting Station ?


ps.: 2 Vampiric Tutor ?

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

6 days ago

Hi Ferai147,

Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace is definitely a viable combo. I'm running graveyard recursion as my primary win-con, so doesn't work in my build, they would just either contradict what I was doing, or be dead draws. Also, no point in having 2 (you definitely want an alt. win-con, but not one that draws dead. If you take out the graveyard recursion, I'm not sure what type of build would be best, but something that benefits/synergy with the other pieces for that win-con.

Hi weezel, I might just not play him. I don't have a Mox Diamond so haven't been able to test it, and a little pricey to just buy if I'm not sure it will make the deck. I've tried proxy testing it a bit when I can, I still can't decide if the faster mana (it removes a mana too, if it was any card would be an include, because it's a land, its tougher) is worth it. It nets more mana if played Turn1 then let's say causing you to miss the Turn3 land drop. However, on turn 5 when you draw it, it's probably a dread draw.

Gamble is good, any 1 mana tutor is great. Better than Diabolic Tutor . It would be better in a more graveyard recursion, or a way to pull cards from graveyard, but it's still a CMC1 tutor that has a high probability of pulling the card you need, think if you tutor Reanimate and it happens to discard Iona, Shield of Emeria that's still ok! Just don't want to lose the reanimate, because then your tutoring a Yawgmoth's Will or Animate Dead .

I like Fellwar Stone better than the Boros Signet because it's CMC1, but its a little random too. Probably if I had a Mox Diamond i would play that over the Fellwar Stone . Hoping they print the supporting color Talisman of Indulgence . I'll give Mishra's Bauble a try, I really dislike the delay on the draw, and not sure how useful looking at my? library will be, don't have much to scry it away, but could be a look before a fetch land. It's not bad though, if it draws into an instant tutor like Vampiric Tutor thats nice because then can use it on opponents turn. Excellent Suggestion.

weezel on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago


I completely agree, The importance of automatic card draw is key to any game, drawing through your deck for those win cons. You have an interesting build; I wanted to try it out, So I was putting it together and The only 2 card I didn't have on hand was Doom Whisperer . Which is why I mentioned Indulgent Tormentor , I felt it was the only next similar card despite its drawbacks(uncertainty/randomness) and Grim Tutor which I replaced with Diabolic Tutor and threw in an Ancient Tomb to make up for that extra CMC cost it adds. I'm considering taking out Diabolic Tutor and adding in Gamble instead. Still unsure if I'd like to gamble with my hand.

The other difference I made was adding Mox Diamond in place of Fellwar Stone . Is having your lands more important, Would it be crucial to discard one? I feel Fellwar Stone is situational, well not situational I guess more of a sideboard card along with Mox Diamond . They Can both be sideboard cards, They can both easily be added in before the game if you're knowing who you're up against.

Another consideration I'm thinking was Mishra's Bauble . You mentioned why play 99 commander when you can play 98. Well why play 98 when you can play 97? I know Street Wraith Synergizes with Mausoleum Secrets and Mishra's Bauble doesn't really have any synergy but It gets you that card draw for 0. You can sync it with a tutor such as Vampiric Tutor or Imperial Seal . What are your thoughts about that? I appreciate the reply by the way, very detailed and the explanations you give for your reasons, puts it all into perspective.

lorre on Shadows Die Twice

1 week ago

Hey hkhssweiss What do you think of this? :-) I mainly altered the mana base, and switched Serra Ascendant and Vampiric Tutor for Revel in Riches and Dictate of Erebos and i'm not verry sure about it

Cloudius on Luckyennett Dip!

1 week ago

+1 Cause we simply love Yennett and the exhilaration or flipping over the top card to see what we can cast for free!

I run a home-brewed Creatureless Yennett Spellslinger deck. It is fairly consistent and threatens to win, if unanswered, usually by Turns 4 - 6.

We Love Freebies! *Primer*

Commander / EDH Cloudius

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Here're some more cards that allow you to manipulate the top of your library - Conch Horn , Dimir Machinations , Penance , Scroll Rack .

Liliana Vess is awesome in this deck as she allows us to tutor a card to the top of the library. Mystical Tutor , Personal Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are great tutors in this category too.

Leaving the link to my deck here so we can trade pointers. Feel free to leave any comments, suggestions or give an upvote on my deck page too. Cheers!

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Vampiric Tutor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.15%

Black: 0.57%

U/B (Dimir): 1.17%

Golgari: 0.34%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.46%

Rakdos: 0.37%

W/U/B (Esper): 1.09%

RBW (Mardu): 0.67%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.88%

BUG (Sultai): 0.77%