Strangelove's Blood Drive

Originally was led to merging all of these combos browsing Daily MTG trying to break Driver of the Dead :

Driver of the Dead + Phantasmal Image + Grimgrin, Corpse-Born or Bloodthrone Vampire creates an infinite Grimgrin or Vampire. deCordova explains it very well in his article,

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born + Bloodline Keeper  Flip + Necrotic Ooze creates an infinite Ooze. This takes me back to Gigatoast's infinite-ooze-updated-for-avr, which inspired a few variations of my own and clued me in to this combo (which many of you might also know).

(+ Blood Artist for an instant win.)

Civilized Scholar  Flip + Phantasmal Image or Necrotic Ooze creates a very efficient draw engine. Because the copy is not a physical double-faced card, it cannot transform, but its ability still tries to do as much as possible. I use this combo to get my other two winning combos very quickly (often they'll get played the same turn ftw).

Comments and suggestions for surviving meta appreciated.

Don't forget to +1 if you dig the combos.



Strangelove says... #1

Little Girl says she wants to know what's good for sideboarding.

August 28, 2012 1:54 a.m.

lalala says... #2

August 28, 2012 2:09 a.m.

Strangelove says... #4

@ lalala, Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Driver of the Dead do the same thing.

August 28, 2012 2:48 a.m.

Wabbbit says... #5

Looks cool! I'll +1 because I dig the combos :D.

August 28, 2012 1:25 p.m.

MklEstevan says... #6

awesome deck. I had this brilliant idea while playtesting it. If you were to switch out Bloodline Keeper for Falkenrath Noble, same cmc, the combo will have a greater chanceof wiping out an opponent without even having to attack. pretty awesome right? +1

August 30, 2012 1:02 a.m.

Strangelove says... #7

Thanks! But if I take out Bloodline Keeper  Flip I lose my infinite ooze combo :( Besides, Bloodline Keeper  Flip + Vampires + Phantasmal Image can give me a Lord of Lineage  Flip  Flip turn 5, which has won me a few games. I really have only been losing to mono-b cruel control.

August 30, 2012 1:48 a.m.

Long_Con says... #8

Very nice combos, I never had any respect for Driver of the Dead until now! +1

September 1, 2012 6:10 p.m.

Strangelove says... #9

Thanks Long_Con, I saw on Cockatrice Driver of the Dead with Vexing Devil , which I thought looked like fun so I started browsing possibilities . . . If Driver of the Dead was ETB, it'd be much better.

September 1, 2012 6:55 p.m.

Long_Con says... #10

Ooo, I was looking for a larger cohesive deck involving Vexing Devil and Torpor Orb ... maybe I'll throw the Driver into the mix!

September 1, 2012 7:32 p.m.

Strangelove says... #12

I've seen people posting that combo, there's an article by Gavin Verhey with a bunch of sick decks, one of them is a Torpor Orb deck (

You're definitely right though: Driver of the Dead may be a piece to that puzzle. Time to try it out :)

September 1, 2012 8:52 p.m.

Strangelove says... #13

September 1, 2012 9:44 p.m.

CrimsonKing says... #14

Nice deck idea! Having some more counter spells in your sideboard can always help. Negate and Dissipate come to mind.

September 2, 2012 2:15 a.m.

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