Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter

Legendary Creature — Vampire

Flying, lifelink

Sacrifice a creature: Put X +1/+1 counters on Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter where X is the sacrificed creature's power.

Remove all +1/+1 counters from Vish Kal: Target creature gets -1/-1 for each +1/+1 counter removed this way.

Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter Discussion

Stasissword on Edgar's Dega Vampires

1 month ago

Last_Laugh

After responding to your comment on my Animar deck and checking out your list, it lead me here, which I also have a Edgar Markov commander deck. Edgar Markov

My build went more for the Pact / Aristocrats mid range plan. I think Edgar Markov is one of the best Aristocrats commanders. Since Edgar himself provides the fodder and we get so many vampires that provide free sac outlets, it cuts down 2 of the 3 pieces needed for an gravepact strategy.

I've been thoroughly enjoying my deck. It was originally a Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter vamp tribal deck that quicky moved over to Edgar once previewed. The lower curve of the deck really allows for explosive starts and makes cards like Dark Prophecy and Skullclamp do amazing work.

I can comment on individual cards if you would like, but it depends on how happy you are with the deck and what direction you want to move towards.

In terms of your maybe board:

Phyrexian Tower : I cannot recommend enough, in this deck it's basically a black Ancient Tomb . Amazing card!

Anointed Procession , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Erebos, God of the Dead , Well of Lost Dreams . I would stay away from these cards. They are too costly for a slow upside. Procession itself takes casting 3-4 vampires before it outpaces the benefit just casting a vampire instead would provide and does nothing to protect you from board wipes or help you rebuild afterwards.

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician . Even if you don't build towards Pacts, I must recommend him. He's everything the deck wants. Provides board control/removal. Card draw. And can even buff Edgar's +1/+1 counters anthem.

pbandjames on Licia- Suicide Mardu

1 month ago

Hmmm... I like the Sacrifice effect and synergy Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter has with most of the cards. I think Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood might be a better card to remove. But the CMC is a cause for concern Chesu

Chesu on Licia- Suicide Mardu

1 month ago

Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter has a pretty high cmc and I'm assuming wouldn't see much play so unless it's a combo piece would replace that.

RylandL on Ghave Ad Nauseam/Earthcraft

3 months ago

Haha well, Viscera Seer is pretty sweet. And when I first built this deck I ran Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter for Mikaeus combos.

sub780lime on You Aren't Worth the Blood on My Shoes!

5 months ago

No worries, Byuante.

Westvale Abbey  Flip seems a bit win more in this deck and I think there are better token generation / outlet options to help enable your main win con of Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter . I almost prefer the added control offered by Sadistic Hypnotist .

Sword of the Animist seems a little out of place. I'd honestly replace that with Swiftfoot Boots to help with the protection package.

I see Reliquary Tower in the maybe board, but I would rather have Vedalken Orrery in here.

I'd prefer Merciless Eviction in place of one of the more targeted removals.

Just to throw it out there, Finale of Glory or Secure the Wastes could add a mana dump.

P.S. orzhov is not my strong suit :)

Byuante on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

7 months ago

Comment incoming soon!


You Aren't Worth the Blood on My Shoes!

Commander / EDH Byuante

SCORE: 4 | 9 COMMENTS | 581 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


A very volatile judge sits at his throne, eagerly waiting for your feeble attempt to try and impress him to end. A slip here, and a slip there is all the excuse he needs to vanquish you from the standings! He doesn't even let you finish before bellowing out, "YOU'VE FAILED TO IMPRESS, NOW PREPARE FOR THIS UNPLEASANTNESS!"

A deck built, with no budget, around the grand Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , focused on abusing the aristocratic mechanics present in magic to further his own maniacal intentions. By slowly assembling a solemn presence on the board, Vish Kal hides his power, letting the rest of "them" take little notice and squabble among themselves. Unfortunately for them, before they can even do anything about it, Vish hits the table with such shock that even those on his side are frightened! It isn't long before "they" make their desperate attempts to survive his wrath, but Vish has other plans.

Byuante on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

7 months ago


You Aren't Worth the Blood on My Shoes!

Commander / EDH Byuante

SCORE: 3 | 6 COMMENTS | 409 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


A very volatile judge sits at his throne, eagerly waiting for your feeble attempt to try and impress him to end. A slip here, and a slip there is all the excuse he needs to vanquish you from the standings! He doesn't even let you finish before bellowing out, "YOU'VE FAILED TO IMPRESS, NOW PREPARE FOR THIS UNPLEASANTNESS!"

A deck built, with no budget, around the grand Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , focused on abusing the aristocratic mechanics present in magic to further his own maniacal intentions. By slowly assembling a solemn presence on the board, Vish Kal hides his power, letting the rest of "them" take little notice and squabble among themselves. Unfortunately for them, before they can even do anything about it, Vish hits the table with such shock that even those on his side are frightened! It isn't long before "they" make their desperate attempts to survive his wrath, but Vish has other plans.

Gadianten on

8 months ago

Looks solid, a few interesting choices are Gift of Immortality , and Lifeline . If you chose to use Lifeline make sure and pair it up with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or add Containment Priest as well.

Consider Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak because early game Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter is hilarious.

Some useful creatures are Abhorrent Overlord , Skirsdag High Priest and Rune-Scarred Demon .

Looks good and love the commander. +1

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