Blood Artist

Blood Artist

Creature — Vampire

Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens enter the graveyard before they cease to exist) graveyard, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Jumpstart (JMP) Uncommon
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Blood Artist occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.12%

Black: 0.72%

WB (Orzhov): 1.55%

Rakdos: 0.34%

Golgari: 0.43%

RBW (Mardu): 0.8%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.23%

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Blood Artist Discussion

Gidgetimer on What is your favorite combo ...

1 day ago

Is all of them an acceptable answer? Because I have never met a 3 or less card combo I didn't love. I even love some Rube Goldberg-esque combos that have silly amounts of moving pieces. If I have to name some specifically:

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond

Ashnod's Altar + Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Blowfly Infestation + Blood Artist

rangab7 on GRAVE YARD?

1 week ago



So what you've made is a deck called an aristocrats deck name after an old deck that used Falkenrath Aristocrat to sacrifice creatures for some benefit like drawing cards. So if you replace your mana intensive cards (meaning they need a lot of mana to use) you can make this faster and more annoying for your opponents.

What I suggest is take some of the things you want to die and replace them with Reassembling Skeletons or Gutterbones and cards like that. Get yourself a repeatable sacrifice outlet Viscera Seer and something that wants things to die like Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat.

Another cool card is Open the Graves which turns small things into bigger token cards.

hungry000 on Orzhov spirit tokens

1 week ago

I came from your forum post. In modern, tokens decks are generally on the slow side, which is why you see most BW Tokens lists playing Inquisition and Thoughtseize. Unlike what your impression of tokens seems to be, they are not usually the aggressor, but rather are a fairly defensive deck that wins with value (card advantage gained through token board presence). Thus, you generally want all your token-making cards to produce more than 1 token per card, and you don't need a token-making one-drop; I wouldn't play Doomed Traveler in a tokens deck, even if you have a few sacrifice shenanigans. I don't consider the 2 Ghost Councils to be enough in that respect.

If you really wanted to make this deck more competitively viable, you should cut the Doomed Travelers, Selfless Spirits, and Ghost Councils for hand disruption/removal. If you don't want that, I always like to play Triplicate Spirits in tokens lists. As far as cards that work with Teysa Karlov, I can't really think of anything besides the typical aristocrats (Blood Artist) that could fit into a Modern Tokens deck.

Strangelove on Omertà - Torgaar's Mafia

1 week ago

Hey rangab7, +1

@your post.

I'm not seeing much good-stuffs... and it really looks like you're trying to make aristocrats: I see more tokens and sac-outlets than control.

I made a Turn 1 Hogaak deck with a very similar playstyle (play creatures, sac creatures, rush my commander, etc).

Also check out my mono-black Belzenrok deck.

It looks like you have enough draw, but inconsistent value-engines... like why Endless Cockroaches? Seems like you need more fodder like Gravecrawler or Oathsworn Vampire. I know it combos with Endrek, but your focus should be on Torgaar.

And then most of your big plays come after your engines are online, so often you'll be stuck with lots of cards you can't cast all at once that don't really trade well with your opponents' cards.

I would cut as many 4+ drops as you can (anything that doesn't draw 4+ cards or swing the game is slowing you down) and play a lot more spot removal. Then you'll be in a great spot to disrupt your opponents while gaining value until you're ready to end with a full board of tokens, 1-3 drops, and Blood Artist, etc.

You might also consider...


Bolas's Citadel... buy it while it's cheap!


Dark Ritual

Good luck!

DrkNinja on Trynn and Silvar, The Champion and the Aristocat

2 weeks ago

Is there a reason you aren't playing Blood Artist instead of Aristocrat?

hkhssweiss on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies | Primer

3 weeks ago

Yo Jeenyus, maybe I dunno if I need the redundancy for it. Never had a problem just having Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist as my sole outlets for the infinites. There is also the place of having free spots as my flex spots rn are Tymna the Weaver and Kenrith's Transformation. What would your thoughts be?

Gakros on Death Hulk CEDH

3 weeks ago

Hi fellow Nethroi player,
i am running a similar less competitive build and i have 1-2 suggestions.
First i swapped Zulaport Cutthroat for Blood Artist and Cruel Celebrant because they are non-human and nethroi needs non-human.
Secondly i am testing Culling the Weak as a form of ramp instead of maybe something like Arcane Signet
Third suggestion is to remove the 2 mana hand removal for Veil of Summer,Autumn's Veil,Silence,Imp's Mischief these cards have saved my ass more times than i can remember on a competitive table.
Also if you get a spot Ranger-Captain of Eos is AMAZING.
Check me out for any ideas also please :
i went for a more aggresive - attack - draw plan than you and i got to tell i am enjoying a lot more than then staxy way i played karador previously. :)

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