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
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Blood Artist Discussion

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

2 days ago


That’s great! I haven’t had the time or energy to post an update yet, but the short answer is yes. The Meathook Massacre will go in for Blood Artist. I’ll explain my reasoning in an update.

I also haven’t decided if I’m keeping Chatterfang, Squirrel General yet. I still need to play more games with him, and I’ve been playing other decks lately. If I do decide to cut him, then Ranger-Captain of Eos will go back in.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Sexy Vampires

3 weeks ago

Depends on how much you combo with him and how aggressive you want to be. 2 is probably enough but you can make an entire engine out of Cordial and/or Kalastria Highborn and/or Blood Artist + Viscera + Bloodghast + Nocturnus + fetch lands. Remember that you can block an attacker and sac with Seer as your creature dies to get a free scry. He's instant speed.

The only downside to Seer is he's a 1/1. Pretty minimalistic body until he gets some buffs from Cordial.

I personally don't run him because I have 4 Sorins + Kalitas to make use of Bloodghast and I have fetches and Locthwains to control my topdeck for Nocturnus. Also space is tight and if I dropped only 1 land for another creature it'd probably be Indulgent Aristocrat or another Olivia/Kalitas honestly. Seer is a card that wants to be run in multiples.

bopple100 on

1 month ago

i would suggest adding more tutors. also get rid of your bad zombies as this is an infinite combo deck and not a zombie tribal deck. zombies is more the subtheme. if you want to go into the zombie tribal deck consider adding more lords like Death Baron and Lord of the Accursed. other than that I would add some more staples in black aristocrats like Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Viscera Seer, Bolas's Citadel, and Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact. Also just good black cards are Diabolic Intent, Necropotence, Carrion Feeder, Deadly Rollick, Grim Haruspex, Grim Tutor, Bastion of Remembrance, Butcher of Malakir, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Imperial Seal, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, and Decree of Pain. also Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion is a good combo. looks like a good idea but i would get rid of all those 1-2 mana zombies that have no effect of the game. enjoy the deck!

Gidgetimer on Hapatra -1/-1 Combo

1 month ago

gemmillion- Ah, I didn't look that closely to notice that all of the free sac outlets I am used to and the redundant Zulaport Cutthroat effects were not there. I noticed that you didn't run as much redundancy on these effects, but didn't register that all of them were gone. I wasn't even going to comment since I figured the lowered redundancy was like the tutors and just a concession to keep the power level appropriate. I did comment though, when I saw there was some confusion from another commenter about Mikey's role.

I did see I line I hadn't thought about with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and activating Devoted Druid's untap ability just to remove the +1/+1 counter and then kill her off. That is a cool line. It also works with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, or one of the Hapatra-likes, instead of the Blood Artist effects. I really like it.

Teeyou12 on muldrotha new

1 month ago

Cut the basic lands. Add pretty much any non basic in their place. This will let you mill your entire library with Hermit Druid. If you have Muldrotha out you then cast Thassa's Oracle from your yard to win the game. Or, with 3 creatures on board, you can flash back Dread Return.

A copy of Phyrexian Delver will let you form a back up hulk pile around the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Walking Ballista combo by using Protean Hulk to find Delver and Viscera Seer, using the delver to bring back Hulk, sacking hulk to seer, and finding Mikaeus and ballista.

As for non combo related additions, Nihil Spellbomb is pretty much a strictly better version of Soul-Guide Lantern in this deck where you can recur them. Your only playing 9 peices of ramp in the deck with a 6 mana commander that seems to be your main value engine. I would recommend adding more with cards like Millikin and Deranged Assistant.Also run Simic Signet and the talismans in your colors like Talisman of Curiosity. ETB effects like Wood Elves and Elvish Rejuvenator may also be good. Your in green so mana dorks are very good. Elves of Deep Shadow and Arbor Elf in particular. Expedition Map may be worth playing due to your ability to recur it and find any land you want to your hand.

At 6 mana you also have to be able to protect your commander once she hits the board to keep from getting blown out. You have a few cards that do this already but Voidmage Prodigy is a very versatile card that can sacrifice itself and be recurred. Swiftfoot Boots is also a good effect for this.

As for general cuts, Avenger of Zendikar, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Tombstone Stairwell don't help you get to your combos faster, don't slow down your opponenets, and arent involved in any combos I can see myself. While Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat can be used as replacements for Disciple of the Vault in your persit combo, they can't be included in the hulk pile and don't contribute to any of your other combos.

I don't think you need 3 edict creatures in the deck so maybe cut Merciless Executioner. If you find you need that density than keep it but its going to kind of be a dead card if you can cast one of the others from your graveyard already.

Chronic Flooding is a bit to slow IMO. I recommend Undercity Informer as both a sac outlet and a mill card, and/or Stitcher's Supplier.

I generally want my removal to actually get rid of the thing in EDH though it is worth noting you can use these effects to bounce your own commander to save it if need be. Aether Spellbomb and Seal of Removal are possible cuts but not neccessarilly. Recommend something like Shriekmaw or Executioner's Capsule if you do feel like removing it. Beast Within is also a good card, even if it doesn't synergize extremely well with your commander.

Balaam__ on Feast of the Dead [B Zombies]

1 month ago

Consider Blood Artist over Zulaport Cutthroat. It has the same effect but triggers whenever any creature dies, not just your own. It’s 0/1 instead of 1/1, but it’s not like the cutthroat was there to attack/block in the first place. As a non zombie, it wouldn’t receive any buffs, but neither would Zulaport Cutthroat, so replacing it doesn’t hurt in any way. A vampire is arguably closer to a zombie anyway, thematically speaking.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 month ago

kirbysan I'm confident The Meathook Massacre will find a place in the deck. The lifegain triggering off opponents' creatures is incredibly strong with boardwipes, and it also seconds as a boardwipe. It won't take the spot of any of our current wipes, acting more as an additional Blood Artist, but the fact that it can be used as a wipe ups our control potential. Not sure what the best cut is, but it's certainly stronger than a few current cards in the list. I just wish it were a creature so it could proc off itself and we could fetch it with creature tutors, but at least enchantments are hard to kill.

I think you're right that Dreadhound is too expensive. Similar to Syr Konrad, the Grim, we achieve this effect by cheaper means via Blood Artist and friends, and we don't gain much from additional procs off mill.

One card I've been keeping an eye on is Adeline, Resplendent Cathar. As long as we have a piece of fodder to attack with each turn, she's pumping out 3+ tokens every turn. On a similar level to Ophiomancer, 3+ tokens on our turn every round is as good as it gets, especially since it can proc as soon as she comes town. She's also quite big for a 3 mana creature, making her hard to kill and a strong attacker early game to consistently proc her own effect. The only unfortunate thing is that the tokens have to attack, and we have to attack to create them, meaning we can't sit on them while we build our board. However, she still does a great impression of Elspeth, Sun's Champion at 3 mana.

Eloniel We're always happy to play more aggressively costed drainers, especially one with additional versatility. I find Falkenrath Noble and Vindictive Vampire are too expensive. Our 4 mana options usually do more, like Luminous Broodmoth or Elenda, the Dusk Rose providing exponential value. I could see us playing as many as 7 good 2-3 mana drainers, as I always find myself wanting more in-game.

wallisface on Deck Ideas for Multi-Player format

1 month ago

Blood Artist + board-wipe = maniacal laughter.

If everyone’s got wide boardstates, there’s a LOT you can do to profit from that, both defensively or aggressively. That seems like an interesting avenue to pursue for both new fresh ideas, but also to help grow/develop your local meta away from what appears to be quite a one-dimensional environment at the moment.

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