Arterial Flow

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Arterial Flow


Each opponent discards two cards. If you control a Vampire, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

Suns_Champion on Your Cheap Obscure Overperformers?

3 months ago

Hmm obscure and cheap. Yeah I'm always finding new (old) stuff. Good thread.

I recently tried Pure Reflection in my Elenda deck and it is sick. Just a bunch of death triggers. And people have never heard of it. Gruesome Fate is another cheap card I use as a wincon. No one ever expects it.

In other decks I like to use Vicious Rumors and Arterial Flow as cheap 3-for-1 or 6-for-1 discard effects.

Niko9 on How Good is Death Cloud?

4 months ago

It looks like a good card, but very mana intensive to make a big impact. Vona's Hunger is pretty great and instant speed, and you almost always get up to ascend in commander, especially if you are making treasures and things. Or Arterial Flow if you want to hit the discards specifically.

I'd think Death Cloud would either synergize with discard strategy or land destruction, or a very ramp heavy deck. Otherwise, I'd pick what part of it you want, creatures or lands or discard, and find a lower to the ground card to go for that.

Profet93 on Ink-Eyes Voltron [V2]

4 months ago

TRANScend +1

Arterial Flow > Despise - ? I think the extra 2 mana is worth it to make each opponent discard 2 cards.

Go for the Throat > Rend Flesh - Costs 1 less, although meta dependent.

Sheoldred's Edict > Doomblade - Hits each opponent. While you don't get to target the creature, it is more flexible and isn't stopped by hexproof or shroud, meta dependent.

Buried Ruin - Recur equipment

How has Alhammarret's Archive been working for you? Given you don't have more than 20% of your deck as draw and your commander isn't related to draw, do you find it not pulling it's weight sometimes? Same thing with lifegain aspect.

Oblivion Stone > Plague wing - Oblivion stone while more symmetrical, is cheaper to cast, can be cast earlier and activated alter and most importantly, hits artifacts and enchantments which is black's biggest weakness.

At the risk of being out of budget, Imp's Mischief - "Counters" counterspells and redirects targeted removal, draw and extra turns. Given you're a voltron deck, people are always going to target your commander. It's nice to also have the ability to bluff (and interact on the stack).

Profet93 on Tinybones, The Pickpocket

4 months ago

LivingThing +1

Nice low avg cmc. I don't think you have enough basics to consistently ramp with Cabal Stronghold. Have you considered swapping it for a Volrath's Stronghold or another utility land such as Buried Ruin to recur one of your artifacts?

What is the wincon, commander damage and/or value from thieving opponent's graves? If it is the former, perhaps a Hatred might serve you well? Or if it's the latter, a Strionic Resonator to double up on casting?

Do you feel you have enough draw, especially given your low avg cmc? A Read the Bones could help. I'm unsure if you're into combos but a Helm of Obedience goes with your voidwalker. It also fits on theme, although it's cmc is relatively high for this build.

Should you wish, Arterial Flow and Mind Twist are additional discard effects. Note that mind twist does say random. I love ramping into it early game and just neutering one opponent to make him easy to hit consistently.

SufferFromEDHD on The Dark Brotherhood - Rogues & Riches

8 months ago

New Blood Blood Tribute Arterial Flow might be useful alongside your commander.

Slaughter reusable destruction/trigger

Blighted Fen another trigger

Scarblade Elite not sure if there are enough assassins but it's a cool card.

TheOfficialCreator on Sivitri - Custom Precon for Dominaria United

1 year ago

You just had to put in the Arterial Flow didn't you XD

Necramus on

1 year ago

Okay. So, I think you should really lean into the control/combo shell. This deck could use combos like Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood, with some added redundancy in the forms of Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Marauding Blight-Priest, or Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion to close out the game. In order to accomplish this, I think you should cut a ton of the creatures and really lean into board wipes, control spells, and resource denial.

Things like:

Arterial Flow

The Meathook Massacre

Dovin's Veto

Spell Pierce


Ghostly Prison


Revenge of Ravens


Wrath of God

Supreme Verdict

Time Wipe


Mana Drain

Rhystic Study

Smothering Tithe

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Vampiric Tutor

Demonic Tutor

Search for Glory

Idyllic Tutor

Enlightened Tutor

Mystical Tutor

Cyclonic Rift

Murderous Rider

Feed the Swarm

Infernal Grasp

Fierce Guardianship

Deadly Rollick

Fateful Absence

Underworld Dreams

Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted


Solve the Equation

Baleful Strix

Drown in the Loch

Mana Leak

Professor Onyx

Narset, Parter of Veils

Nihil Spellbomb

Arcane Signet

Azorius Signet

Orzhov Signet

Dimir Signet

Talisman of Dominance

Talisman of Progress

Esper Sentinel

Lion Sash

Swords to Plowshares

Deep Gnome Terramancer

Archivist of Oghma

Teferi's Protection

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Teferi, Time Raveler

Teferi, Master of Time

Dig Through Time

Drannith Magistrate

Malevolent Hermit  Flip

Aven Mindcensor


Aura of Silence

Sea Gate Restoration  Flip


Sphinx's Revelation

Authority of the Consuls

On Thin Ice

Generous Gift


Gitaxian Probe


Gadwick, the Wizened

The Magic Mirror

Echo of Eons

Narset's Reversal

Swift Reconfiguration

Land Tax

Blind Obedience

Darksteel Mutation

Grasp of Fate



Jace, the Mind Sculptor

You could also do cute stuff like Phyrexian Unlife + Solemnity, giving yourself time to wipe the board again or go for the win with Peer into the Abyss. You should also consider taking a look at your mana base.

I'd suggest going for some fetches, checks, and shocks like:

Flooded Strand

Polluted Delta

Marsh Flats

Hallowed Fountain

Glacial Fortress

Watery Grave

Drowned Catacomb

Godless Shrine

Isolated Chapel

Deserted Beach

Shattered Sanctum

Shipwreck Marsh

Command Tower

You also have way too many plains right now. Even before you get the lands I just named, you should cut 6 Plains for 4 Swamp and 2 Island.

I know I've given you a lot of suggestions. I think if you tried putting a list together with all the cards I named, plus some of the bangers from your current list and you'd have a badass deck! Don't worry about trying to do all that right now, though. See which look most appealing/are in your price range and add those first. A lot of these should be long term goals!

Don't tell Rett I gave you so many suggestions XD


Niko9 on None

1 year ago

Arterial Flow in EDH! Oh my : ) That's really good and I'm definitely using it.

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