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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Blood Artist Discussion

multimedia on Vampire Assault

5 days ago

Hey, nice budget version.

I prefer a lower mana curve with Vamps having Edgar and Ruinous Ultimatum as the high end. With Patriarch's Bidding and Haunting Voyage as major recovery.

Here's two combos that give you repeatable value or can potentially win the game without having to attack with Vamps which in some situations is helpful in Commander.

Oathsworn Vampire + Cruel Celebrant + Yahenni, Undying Partisan is a Vamp combo because of Edgar's eminence to create as many Vamp tokens as mana you have available from repeatedly casting Oathsworn from your graveyard. This combo makes die triggers from Celebrant by sacing Oathsworn which is what lets you cast Oathsworn from your graveyard. Combine these Vamps with Cordial Vampire to make your Vamp army powerful with +1/+1 counters. Combine this combo with Captivating Vampire to gain control of a lot of your opponents creatures.

Bontu's Monument is nonVamp card that can replace Celebrant in the combo and it reduces the cost of Oathsworn to only one black mana. Blood Artist can also replace Celebrant. Viscera Seer is another Vamp sac outlet that could replace Yahenni in the combo.

Throne of the God-Pharaoh combines with Captivating Vampire and other Vamps to drain all your opponents life by tapping Vamps. Captivating can gain control of a creature and that creature can be your own creature repeatedly which means that if opponents don't have creatures to steal then you can continue activating Captivating.

Here's some suggestions of how to improve the manabase on a budget.

Vault of Champions and Spectator Seating are excellent lands in multiplayer, but they be out of budget range.

Good luck with your deck.

Skysurfer on Vito & vamps Deck

1 week ago

Right off the cuff I would cut Blood Seeker , Voracious Vampire and Brave the Sands as they dont help you win with your life shenanigans. Keeping 1 copy of Blood Seeker may be decent against token or creature decks but that's up to you. Blood Burglar to me seems like a sub-optimal version of Vampire of the Dire Moon and Tithe Drinker so I would swap those. If you have the wallet, Exquisite Blood makes you go infinite with Vito so its an easy swap with Boon Reflection and Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is insane, especially when combined with cards like Champion of Dusk and Sanctum Seeker . Indulging Patrician and Silversmote Ghoul is a path if you can consistently get to 3 life each turn. Some copies of Fatal Push or Heartless Act may do you some good because spot removal is nice in modern. You could also be spicy and go Abiding Grace + some decent one drops like Knight of the Ebon Legion , Indulgent Aristocrat , Guul Draz Assassin , Guul Draz Vampire and Vampire Cutthroat . That aside, Nighthawk Scavenger , Blood Artist , Legion's Landing  Flip, Legion Lieutenant , and Drana's Emissary seem like they would fit nicely. I might cut some Cleric of life's bond as well, because its almost purely overshadowed by faster growing cards like Ajani's Pridemate and Sprite Dragon atm. I might also consider cutting 1 Boon Reflection and 1-2 lands to fit the mana curve a little more nicely. A lot of these are just pure suggestions, so the choice on what path is up to you. All in all, very cool deck. I am a big fan of trying to make Vito work, I hope you are successful in your journey and I hope this helps.

webfeet on Chatterfang, Not Squirrel Tribal

3 weeks ago

Trying to build my own Chatterfang and using this deck for ideas - why Nadier's Nightblade and not Blood Artist ?

henrypan321 on Ara Ara Ayara

4 weeks ago

killer_eye : Not really, since the deck can still function without her. Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , and the likes can carry on the strategy. Lightning Greaves probably the best of those, since it equips for free and also gives haste.

legendofa on Assassin's Creed

1 month ago

Hired Poisoner , Massacre Girl , and Ochran Assassin also give some more options. You also want to take advantage of creatures dying, so cards like Rushed Rebirth , Blood Artist , and Sangromancer can offer some support.

dpolatchek01 on Mr Bones' Wild Ride

1 month ago

Thank you! I love Yawg. He has been brought out against my playgroup before. Blood Artist combined with a board wipe has cheese won me a lot of games when all those stupid tokens die LMAO. Also easily locks out the Voltron deck, combos off faster than the spells deck, and pumps out a cooler board state than the reanimator deck. They're actually convinced this deck is unbeatable which is hilarious. They do need to step up their game. I also kind of sympathize with how mean this thing can be. I have a lot of decks and most of them are In the 'play creatures and smack you with them' wheelhouse that they approve of but you're right I should play it more

Vessiliana on Drink Death Like Wine

1 month ago

She plays like a bleeder, but even better than most bleeders (like, say, Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat ) because you can still do the "bleed upon death" aspects without losing any of the benefit from their entering. Also, she draws, and having draw in the Command Zone is NICE.

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