Blade of the Bloodchief

Blade of the Bloodchief

Artifact — Equipment

Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on equipped creature. If equipped creature is a Vampire, put two +1/+1 counters on it instead.

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Blade of the Bloodchief Discussion

Daveslab2022 on Edgar Markov is not dead

1 month ago

This deck looks really fun! +1!

I just have a few suggestions that I think the deck a little faster and more consistent.

First, all of your creatures are pretty expensive! I would trim down on a few of the more expensive legendary creatures, and add some more aggressive style creatures.

I also think that your cards like Gleam of Battle, Coat of Arms, and Blade of the Bloodchief are just a bit too slow and only really help when you’re already ahead on board. If you’re behind, or the board is stalled, they don’t help much.

I think you should add some removal spells like Heartless Act, Murderous Rider (not a vampire but a creature after the removal spell!), Doom Blade, Path to Exile, or Condemn. There are a ton of removal spells so if you want more suggestions I can help out.

I hope it doesn’t seem like I’m ripping your deck apart! I think it’s really sweet! I would just play a little more aggressive of a deck if it were mine! Dusk Legion Zealot isn’tbig but it draws a card and can get big quickly with your other cards.

Gifted Aetherborn is another cheap vampire with lifelink and deathtouch!

Coco910 on modern big bois and their infinte tokens

3 months ago

lagotripha Oooh that sounds fun. I typically play edh and had grander plans with this deck but had to cut down, a lot.... and go with when in doubt swing out lol. But I like Altar of the Brood and Llanowar Reborn . Gonna work them in, possibly as well as Chatterfang, Squirrel General and Blade of the Bloodchief . Maybe Death's Presence but wanna keep curve lower. This is making me wanna build a Reyhan, Last of the Abzan + Slurrk, All-Ingesting commander deck lol

DankMagicianD on I *WILL* make Zabaz Good

3 months ago

Tome of Legends , Urza's Saga , and Smothering Tithe are both powerful and synergistic, but are also expensive. If you are using the Osgir precon as a shell for the deck, Digsite Engineer and Bronze Guardian are both payoffs for having a ton of artifacts, as well as Darksteel Juggernaut . Walking Ballista , Triskelion , and Monoskelion are all good at converting counters into damage, and Fiery Emancipation seems like some great top end in order to make your stuff hit hard enough to kill. Other good counter payoffs include Triskelavus , Pentavus , and Crystalline Crawler .If you plan to sacrifice creatures a lot, then Blade of the Bloodchief can do a lot of work here too.

lagotripha on modern big bois and their infinte tokens

3 months ago

I like this idea. It reminds me of the old Presence of Gond or Turntimber Ranger combo lists.

I feel like getting redundant options for ivy lane is the most important thing - Blade of the Bloodchief +sac outlet will let you get a lot of sacrifices in, Rite of Passage / Urban Daggertooth , Thornbite Staff and Blasting Station will get a lot of etb triggers. Triskelion and Death's Presence exist. Fecundity has been a combo staple for a while. Llanowar Reborn offers a way to get the first counter on herd.

Altar of the Brood is a neat alternative wincon.

If you want to go the old Turntimber Ranger route, there are more changeling options, and alternative lines like Deeproot Elite to take advantage of whichever changeling effect you are using.

lagotripha on Bordello of Blood

3 months ago

There are two builds for vamps as far as I am aware - go wide with Drana, Liberator of Malakir , and this type of 'sacrifice drain and grind' list.

A card worth considering as a 1-of in all those vampire brews - Blade of the Bloodchief . This equipment is a lot better than it looks in the tribe due to the way it works with lifelink to push out of burn range and lets you spread threats over smaller vampires in stalled board states.

In most of my time playing vamps, Kalistra highborn has been really clunky - keeping the mana up for it disrupts the deck a lot. Its fine when the game grinds out, but even then paying 1 whenever you sac hurts.

Aetherborn doesn't have straightforward synergies beyond vampire, but lifelink/deathtouch means it trades up with a lot of creatures and strategies. Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip deserves consideration, as does Yahenni, Undying Partisan .

vorpalaxe on Cordial Vampire, vorpalaxe

4 months ago

she can be versatile. She can destroy a planeswalker while putting counters on my vampires. Also I think I have a good balance of deathtouch and lifelink. The option to equip a first strike vamp with the Blade of the Bloodchief can be strong. When I run out of cards there is Asylum Visitor for draw and Knight of the Ebon Legion to sink mana. Also she gives the option to kill my own creature at instant speed which could potentially save my vampires from Anger of the Gods or something. The other reason for Vampire Hexmage is to take a counter off of the Chalice of the Void and other nonsense like that.

bxli on

4 months ago

DemMeowsephs Yeah some prices have been going up like rockets, I guess there is more demand and people try to build more competitive decks.

  1. Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts is funny but yeah not really worth it in the deck.

  2. Keen Duelist is definitely a cheaper option that I will change eventually, it is too risky if you are playing vs high CMC decks.

  3. Gonti, Lord of Luxury is there just to slow/get information about the other decks, he have to go too yeah.

  4. Deathbringer Liege lets me tap and kill creatures everytime I make tokens with Felisa (Tokens are b/w) so I will leave it for now.

  5. Ashen Rider is not supposed to be casted at all but I combo her with Gift of Immortality so I can deny people. Also Gift works with Gray Merchant of Asphodel too.

I agree with the rest you just told me, specially with Coat of Arms , I will also change Blade of the Bloodchief for Sword of Truth and Justice

You are helping me a lot, I really appreciate it, If you prefer/want I can give you my discord user so we can talk through there anytime you want. Hope you have a nice day!

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