Vampiric Tutor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Vampiric Tutor Discussion

DoWell on Thraximundar's Decree

2 days ago

I would take out 3 lands and add the talismans. Talisman of Creativity , Talisman of Indulgence , and Talisman of Dominance

Sidisi, Undead Vizier is an excellent card for Thrax. Deathtouch blocker, sacrifice engine for a counter, and a tutor all in one!

Beseech the Queen is too slow. Why not add Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor

You have too many lands that etb tapped. You don't want any lands that etb tapped, it's just too slow.

Ditch them for pain lands, filters, fetches, and shocks. Fiery Islet , Underground River , Cascade Bluffs , Sunken Ruins , etc.

Solid deck! Making it faster will make it more consistent. And hateful. ;)

TCG-Player on What Ends There Shall Once More Begin

2 days ago

First of all, great list! I have been thinking about building around this commander myself for quite some time now as I found this list on Reddit. You were asking for critique/suggestions so here we go:

The new land Field of the Dead seems like a great utility land for this deck, essentially turning all your infinite mana combos also into infinite creatures. It also seems like a solid target to blink for value.

Animate Dead but neither Dance of the Dead nor Necromancy ? If you don't want that many recurion spells I personally would opt to run Necromancy . It costs 1 mana more than Animate Dead , but it can be played at instant speed, if needed.

I know, it's a bit boring, but how about Rhystic Study ? Also maybe Smothering Tithe ?

Propaganda but no Ghostly Prison ?

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver seems way less optimal than the new Ashiok . He also can infinitely mill your opponents, while providing graveyard hate instead of a mediocre creature steal ability.

Dark Confidant is a great card overall, but I wonder why he is in this deck specifically. He is the only creature in the deck that has no synergy with flickering.

Rona, Disciple of Gix seems very inefficient to me.

I get that you only play the Singets and Talismans that make blue mana, but the deck has only very few ramp pieces (I count 7), so I think Orzhov Signet and Talisman of Hierarchy would be great inclusions. Also have you considered cards like Mana Vault ?

No Path to Exile ?

Disenchant seems out of place. I would replace it with something like Leonin Relic-Warder .

Eerie Interlude but no Ghostway ?

You should definitely play Glen Elendra Archmage instead of Negate .

I know it's pricy, but have you considered Vampiric Tutor (or even more extreme: Imperial Seal )?

This deck is quite boardwipe light for a more control oriented strategy that can, on top of it, save some of it's creatures by temorarily exiling them. Terminus seems especially great, other than that just the classics: Wrath of God , Day of Judgment , Damnation .

These are all my thoughts on the deck, I hope there was something in there that is useful to you ;)

KibaAlpha on Shadow dies twice

6 days ago

You do what you can with what you have and plan for the future.

Massacre Wurm I tried out in my build, I found it didn't offer enough value for the slot it was taking as my meta doesn't play the most creature heavy builds. If your meta doesn't play heavy creature decks you'll probably find it under performs.

Razaketh, the Foulblooded you have to ask yourself and honestly, do you really need all that tutoring or would Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Intent , Vampiric Tutor and Enlightened Tutor be enough. He costs 8 mana, requires life and creature sacrifice. Do you have enough life gain and creature recursion to justify him?

My own opinion is not worth it at all.

Please do not take my suggestions for adds and removals as the end all. Your meta may vary greatly or not to much from my own.

All I will ever offer is the straight up truth as I see it. Nothing more, nothing less.

Metroid_Hybrid on New Hub: Tutorless

6 days ago

I removed the hub itself from my Yargle deck because Inventors' Fair & Expedition Map are, indeed, technically “Tutors” (the rest of the cards listed by SynergyBuild only fetch basic lands, but I rather not dive into the hair-splitting semantics of that)..

The rational, as KongMing quoted from the “Notable Exclusions” section of my deck description, still stands..

I originally jumped into the discussion because it spoke to the paradox of building a Mono-Black EDH deck, without any real budget restriction, not running any of the “usual suspects” that people would suggest ( Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Grim Tutor , etc.)

And DarkStarStorm.. Your line of reasoning has me believe that you’re a reasonably intelligent person who loves being a contrarian just for the sake of being a contrarian.. (I’m frequently guilty of this myself)

bwcooper on MF Seattle Jund Lands

1 week ago

Commenting again because I can't delete my previous comment. Just saw Vampiric Tutor , and am guessing the points are pre- Fastbond -reduction.

dingusdingo on Scheming Symmetry

1 week ago

Upon seeing the new M20 Scheming Symmetry I thought it had some potential for serious applications.

My first thought was slotting it in Lantern Control, being able to break parity on it with Codex Shredder and changing the Pyxis slot to Shriekhorn or something similar. It would work in tandem with or replace Whir of Invention , and breaking parity on it with a mill card means its Vampiric Tutor in modern at sorcery speed without life loss. Seems like a great application, but does the deck benefit from it over Whir of Invention or something else?

I also thought about a more control oriented build that tries to break parity on it with shuffle and mill effects outside a lantern kind of shell. Winds of Rebuke offers board control. Any kind of shuffle effect on an opponent also breaks parity on the card, so you could run cards like Psychic Surgery or Psychogenic Probe

I think there are a lot more ways to break parity on this card than people realize, and it will be Vampiric Tutor in modern. I'm also guessing buying a handful now to sell later could be profitable $$$

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Vampiric Tutor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.15%

Black: 0.57%

UB (Dimir): 1.17%

Golgari: 0.34%

WB (Orzhov): 0.46%

Rakdos: 0.37%

WUB (Esper): 1.09%

RBW (Mardu): 0.67%

UBR (Grixis): 0.88%

BUG (Sultai): 0.77%