Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

Legendary Creature — Vampire Cleric

Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.

{3}{B}{B}: Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Rare

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Limited Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Pre-release Legal
Historic Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal

Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on Castlevania (Lifegain Vamps)

1 hour ago

Whip of Erebos is cheaper to cast than Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose is to cast & activate for global Lifelink -- plus it's a permanent effect instead of just for 1 Turn.

Vito is still worth running just for his other Leech ability, but I think this would give you some good synergy.

Also Knight of the Ebon Legion would work pretty well with your build also; looks like he'd be pretty easy to pump up counters on just using your lifegain/leech combos and then build up for a finishing attack. Or he could just be a super-reliable blocker for defense if needed.

+1 either way, I like seeing more folks tackle mono-color decks.

BeanBeanBeanBean on Infinite Saprolings

2 days ago

VampDemigod, I think a rebuild of the deck with Marauding Blight-Priest or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose would be a bit too unreliable and inconsistent in a deck where life gain is only one of the win conditions. Big creatures like Terror of the Peaks and Radha, Heart of Keld act as alternate win conditions in games where you don't draw Sporeweb Weaver or Heliod, Sun-Crowned, which are quite frequent. Splashing black in the deck might jeopardize those win conditions. Even without the aforementioned black cards, the deck is very difficult to beat after the infinite combo with the gigantic Sporeweb Weaver and the 1/1 Saprolings.

Apollo_Paladin on Gain life, lose friends

5 days ago

Finally, Whip of Erebos is an option to give all your creatures Lifelink as well, and it's cheaper to cast than your Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose (plus it's a permanent effect instead of just for 1 turn).

I love Orzhov-colored decks though, +1 even if you don't use my suggestions.

LumpySpaceJams on Yawgmoth’s ‘Rona Task Force

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestion! I was actually thinking of using Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose as a similar effect to the card you mentioned at a lower cmc and ability to give my creatures lifelink which is something I need just a dash more of. But I think I definitely need to try fitting in Wound Reflection and pairing with something like Fraying Omnipotence for the GGs (lol)

KuzcosPoison on Orah Aristocrats Combo

1 week ago

Looks like a cool deck, Orah seems like the commander clerics has been looking for for a long time. Combos are interesting, would suggest leaning into a couple of the more concise ones while cutting out any cards that would be dead outside of them like Shuriken. Also your lifegain combos become much more deadly with a Sanguine Bond or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose so would recommend those along with a Blood Artist type effect or two. Celestial Gatekeeper seems like an odd choice, not sure if it's worth. If you want the body then Butcher is very good but I find that Martyr's Bond does a lot of work for aristocrats. Also Burnt Offering is fun ramp but Culling the Weak might be better value since there's not a ton of creatures above 5 mana in there. This is definitely a meta call too but with undying combos and Mikeaus in there, a Solemnity might be worth along with some light lifegain tax like Kambal, Consul of Allocation. Anyway, hope that helps

Gofralighto on Licia, First Sword of the Mardu {Primer}

2 weeks ago

qwikster I tried out Eternity Vessel for a few months in an older build a year and a half ago and in practice, it's too expensive to want to cast on your turn and there is always a better option in hand anyway. If you DO cast it, then that's basically your whole turn using your mana on an artifact that isn't going to do much when it comes out for another turn. It's just not worth it IMO and we have plenty of ways to gain life.

And yes, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose replaces Sanguine Bond here as its cheaper to cast. I don't mind that it's more removeable.

Zolt I know of the synergy Angel's Grace has with Ad Nauseam, but we honestly don't need it. Most cards are cmc 3 or under which means we can keep the ad nauseam train going pretty deep as is while being able to sac Children of Korlis or have an Ivory Tower ready to recoup life right after. If I were to turn this into a CEDH deck, I would include it to halt game winning combos early on, but I want to maintain this just under CEDH as much as possible. I'd rather have it's slot open for another card.

zobster on LifeGain

2 weeks ago

Cards such as Hooded Blightfang, Clackbridge Troll and Mangara, the Diplomat are all unnecessary in this deck. If you are looking for card draw, running 3-4 Dawn of Hope would work. As for Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose running 3, would be optimal. Another card that could work well in this deck is Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis. Also Lone Rider  Flip and Healer's Hawk are better than Vampire of the Dire Moon and Soulmender in my opinion.

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