Vampiric Tutor

Legality

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

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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

DRmagic2017 on Zombie EDH

2 days ago

Hello! Nice deck. Some ideas: Jace, Unraveler of Secrets for additional card draw, Entomb and Vampiric Tutor as tutors, Dark Salvation instead of Glimpse the Unthinkable (mill is not your main strategy, am I right?), Damnation and/or Languish (you definitely need board wipes), Scourge of Nel Toth (it's not a problem to sacrifice Gravecrawler and a Zombie token to cast him from your graveyard), Vengeful Pharaoh (nice ability + deathtouch), Grimoire of the Dead and Rite of Replication - just for more fun.

Mortiferus_Rosa on Aminatou

2 days ago

Im going to make these suggestions under the assumption that price is not an issue.

Card Suggestions

the__odysseus on Yuriko, the Highest CMC's Shadow

4 days ago

Maceo, part of this is that it is supposed to be budget, but I can definitely add those two. I am not going to add any tutors, like Mystical Tutor or Vampiric Tutor. What were the top deck shenanigans you had in mind?

Kaleo42 on Drawing Your Last Breath

5 days ago

So I notice your group's ban list is focused on the "feel bad" cards like game warping fatties and land destruction. This means your land is relatively safe and a deck focused on drawing cards can easily function on 34 or 35. I would build it with 33 but I see you want to get to a few select top end cards. I would cut these lands in order: Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep, Rakdos Carnarium, Izzet Boilerworks, Crosis's Catacombs, and Dimir Aqueduct.

High cost cards can be fun but it's important to balance their impact with the fact that drawing too many of them can stunt your game play. Cruel Ultimatum immediately jumps out at me as a fun card but ultimately lacking in the impact. Targeting a single player and being super heavy both in cmc and color requirements makes the risk to reward ratio not in your favor.

Jaya and Nicol Bolas both fall in a similar camp of cost outweighing their impact. Of the two a greater argument can be made for Jaya pumping out spells and drawing cards but that triple red is rough. Keep in mind the big goal here is to force draw absurd amounts of cards, each high cost and color intense spell you hit is a speed bump in that card drawing engine.

Dominus of Fealty and Thraximundar are a pretty high cost to invest into things that are off strategy. Nezahal, Primal Tide is in a similar boat but if your play group creates a need for a 7/7 uncounterable then it’s a fine inclusion. Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is strategy adjacent but the slot can probably be put to better use. I also don’t like Guiltfeeder but I recognize that is likely do to my meta shaping my opinion of it.

Cards I would look at adding

Toxic Deluge over Flaying Tendrils for similar slot but higher power level.

Time Spiral over Time Reversal since it's lower cmc and much stronger.

Vampiric Tutor and maybe Imperial Seal would help smooth out the deck's performance.

Swiftfoot Boots are better than General's Kabuto.

Anvil of Bogardan I am surprised isn't already in here.

I would run Izzet Guildmage over Nivix Guildmage if you want the dual casting. I don't think you need the looting at that mana cost.

Waste Not does beautiful things with all the wheels on this bus. In the same vein Liliana's Caress and Megrim would be fun.

Memory Jar is another great wheel.

Psychosis Crawler is too on strategy not to include.

Sunder is great in decks like this but your group would probably ban it in a heartbeat based on your current ban list.

Reverberate, Twincast, and Dualcaster Mage can act as counterspells and double your wheels among other things.

You’re already fairly deep in artifacts so a mana rock ramp package would massively increase speed and consistency. Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, (maybe) Mana Vault, Rakdos Signet, Dimir Signet, Izzet Signet, Thought Vessel, Chrome Mox, and Mox Diamond.

Jace, the Mindsculptor, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, and if I am reading your meta correctly Ob Nixilis Reignited would be good walkers to include.

Vandalblast if your playgroup uses a healthy amount of artifact ramp.

Spell Pierce, Flusterstorm, Mana Drain, and Swan Song are the only counters I would recommend because I can see that’s not the direction you want to go too deep into.

Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual are great at getting your pacing off on the right foot and Past in Flames could really tie it all together.

DangoDaikazoku on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

6 days ago

I'm thinking that Vampiric Tutor could set up his surveil ETB trigger and I could pick up Necrotic Ooze that way. The Buried Alive package with Palladium Myr, Pili-Pala, and Walking Ballista can take care of the rest under ideal circumstances. I'm also thinking that I'll end up packing the deck with lots of self mill just to dump targets for ooze. With enough mill I could probably even go for a Laboratory Maniac win by copying him too. So much versatility with this guy!

BMHKain on Sliver Queen, Spark Harvesting Hive Mind

6 days ago

@DrkNinja: Reduced it to 99. I'll add the advantages for each card...

Demonic Tutor: Low cost, Fetchable via Eternal Witness, Search for Abso-FREAKING-lutely anything!

Liliana Vess: +2 tutors better than Vampiric Tutor (& Imperial Seal.), complimrents w/ Card Draw, The Chain Veil can discard whole Hands.

Vraska, Golgari Queen: Compliments w/ Tamiyo, the Moon Sage -8 when saccing, thus gaining life & drawing, Built in -3 pseudo-Abrupt Decay, if all else fails, Assassin's Trophy is still a Wildcard...

What do you think is the best out of these 3.5?

DRmagic2017 on Good ol' Edgar - Vampire Tribal

6 days ago

Anowon, the Ruin Sage is kindly asking to enter this deck. Sorin, Solemn Visitor also wants to reunite with his grandpa Edgar Markov. Blood Tribute is another Vampire themed card. I would also replace Coat of Arms with Vanquisher's Banner. And why didn't you add Blade of the Bloodchief? And tutors: for example Vampiric Tutor in a Vampiric deck - sounds great, eh?

DlCK on Semi-Competitive Jodah, Archmage Eternal

1 week ago

This deck is nearly perfect, but there's just a few areas of weakness that demand immediate attention.

First off, I would remove the following cards: Abrupt Decay, Angel's Grace, Anguished Unmaking, Animate Dead, Arcane Denial, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Badlands, Bayou, Birds of Paradise, Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire, Brainstorm, Breeding Pool, Chromatic Lantern, Chrome Mox, City of Brass, Command Tower, Cultivate, Cyclonic Rift, Dance of the Dead, Deathrite Shaman, Decree of Pain, Delay, Demonic Tutor, Enter the Infinite, Exploration, Farseek, Fellwar Stone, Fist of Suns, Flooded Strand, Godless Shrine, Hallowed Fountain, In Garruk's Wake, Intuition, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Jodah, Archmage Eternal, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Laboratory Maniac, Lotus Cobra, Maelstrom Wanderer, Mana Confluence, Mana Crypt, Marsh Flats, Merciless Eviction, Misty Rainforest, Mox Diamond, Myojin of Night's Reach, Myojin of Seeing Winds, Mystic Remora, Mystical Tutor, Nature's Claim, Nature's Lore, Negate, Omniscience, Oracle of Mul Daya, Overgrown Tomb, Painful Truths, Polluted Delta, Praetor's Counsel, Progenitus, Rhystic Study, Rise of the Dark Realms, Savannah, Scalding Tarn, Scrubland, Sensei's Divining Top, Show and Tell, Skyshroud Claim, Sol Ring, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, Storm Herd, Survival of the Fittest, Swan Song, Swords to Plowshares, Sylvan Library, Taiga, Tainted Pact, Temple Garden, Terastodon, Three Visits, Time Stretch, Toxic Deluge, Tropical Island, Tundra, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Underground Sea, Vampiric Tutor, Verdant Catacombs, Volcanic Island, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Watery Grave, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, and Zacama, Primal Calamity.

There's really nothing you could replace these cards with that would make this deck competitive, so I'd recommend just stopping here. Good work.

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