Blood Baron of Vizkopa

Blood Baron of Vizkopa

Creature — Vampire

Lifelink, protection from white and from black

As long as you have 30 or more life and an opponent has 10 or less life, Blood Baron of Vizkopa gets +6/+6 and has flying.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Mythic Rare

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Legality

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

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Blood Baron of Vizkopa Discussion

TheMadRocketeer on I hope he didn't die of anything catching, eh?

1 month ago

Epicurus: Thanks for the nice and very well thought out posting. As you can see, I've not looked at this deck in some time and never considered it quite finished. You've pointed out a number of places where I've found it clunky in actual play, so I'd say your analysis is spot on. And, in fact, it does need a major overhaul, so I'll be using your comments as a template for the rebuild when I get back to this one.

I wish I had either Idyllic Tutor or Enlightened Tutor. They'd be perfect here and also in a new deck I just put together but haven't entered or tested yet. The new one is an attempt at a Life Gain deck. Nothing in it is just life gain, though. It's all incidental life gain, plus things that trigger and do good things when life is gained (e.g. Angelic Accord) or let you spend life for value (e.g. Greed). It's B/W like this one, so there may even be a crossover that could be fun.

Totally agreed about High Priest of Penance. It shuld either come out or go up to 3-of or 4-of and be better supported. Maybe 4-of Indestructibility (4 CMC, though) or Shielded by Faith. Might need more land to do that.

The idea I was going for with Lifelink was to replace what I lose to Pestilence and any hits from critters that survive it. Drain Life was to gain a bit of life but mostly to kill stuff that's too big to comfortably kill with Pestilence.

Good points on the creatures with WW costs too. I'd have to go shopping for a Blood Baron of Vizkopa, but it looks well worth it.

Pretty sure I don't have a Vindicate, but I have plenty Disenchant and 1 Mortify.

On the lands, I don't yet have any of the suggested ones. And they're all really good. Curious about the sugestion of removing Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Is that so I don't somehow benefit an opponent? Otherwise, it's just a Swamp with an upside for me. Still, if I had the suggested lands and everything made black mana, I wouldn't need the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Such good suggestions. Pure gold from start to finish. Thanks!

NiTRoBoX on The Vampire Bloodlines

1 month ago

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions, wasn't active on TappedOut for quite some time.
I've made few changes, add those cards:
Bedevil
Champion of Dusk
Coalition Relic
Cordial Vampire
Forerunner of the Legion
Ruinous Ultimatum
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord

Took out:
Legion's Landing  Flip
Legion Lieutenant
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Dreadbore
Harsh Mercy good card but way too many tribal decks in my group
Blood Baron of Vizkopa
Sorin, Solemn Visitor
Commander's Sphere

Comments and suggestions are more than welcomed. Might make some more changes and updates to all of my commander decks.

Epicurus on I hope he didn't die of anything catching, eh?

1 month ago

Hello there! You were very kind to me in your comment on my Pyrohemia deck, so I figured that I should return the favor.

As a disclaimer, though, I am about to suggest a good number of changes, so bear with me. I'm definitely not aiming to completely deconstruct and rebuild your deck.

To begin, there are some cards in here that I find superfluous. For instance, I know that Crypt Rats is appealing, fits the theme, and acts kind of like a 5th Pestilence, but it requires assistance to stay alive. It isn't as good for the deck as it might seem. I feel like you'd be better off replacing it with something to tutor out the Pestilence, like Idyllic Tutor or Enlightened Tutor.

Similarly, High Priest of Penance is a one-shot ability that you're only running one of, and really would require Shielded by Faith in order to really floop the pig, which you're also only running one of. I would cut both of them.

Next, Sanguine Bond and Night Dealings are both good synergies with Pestilence, but they're also pulling up your mana curve. You want to make sure that you have mana to pump into Pestilence as often as possible. I would keep one or the other, or maybe even cut them both.

Then there's the 3 Lifelink I get it why you'd want them, but feel like you'd be better served with something like Sun Droplet that's not dependent on creatures dealing damage. You don't need to gain a ton of life, just enough to keep your life total higher than your opponent. By that same token, I think 3x Drain Life is too many.

Next, I would update your creature base. Remember that you need to have at least one creature in play to keep the Pestilence on the battlefield, and right now you only have 11 in the deck (and I just suggested cutting 2 of them). While I'm all about White Knight and Order A Lite Beer, I think you'd benefit from replacing a lot of that with creatures with less symbols in the mana cost, like Disciple of Grace, Death Speakers and/or Apostle of Purifying Light. And/or another Cemetery Gate. And then maybe a one-of Blood Baron of Vizkopa to round it out. In total, I'd suggest having north of 15 creatures.

Additionally, I would cut Ephara's Radiance, and either bring Disenchant down to 2x or cut it entirely and instead run 2x Vindicate.

And finally, consider changing your land base to include less lands that only produce white mana (i.e. less Plains). Since it's a casual deck, you could include Tainted Field, but also Isolated Chapel. 4x of each could replace all 8 Plains. Then, I'd replace the Caves of Koilos, one of the Swamp and the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth with 4x Godless Shrine. If you made all of those changes, all of your lands would produce black mana, and 15 of them would produce white.

Again, that's a lot of changes. Please take them all as simply suggestions. I really love Pestilence decks, if you haven't noticed, haha...

Cheers!

Mgalangzingme on BW Tokens

1 month ago

Glorious Anthem is not worth it- since almost all of your creatures are white you should run Honor of the Pure. You should add more lifelink if you want Blood Baron of Vizkopa to do anything. Relaying only on two copies of Teysa Karlov won't give you the consistency you need.

YamishiTheWickedOne on What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse

2 months ago

@Stabor in what deck? A BW version of this? I mean you'd want 4, but if you're running only 2 then cut Castle Locthwain.

As for red card substitutes, Lieutenant over Captain is obvious, Terminate for... I want to say Anguished Unmaking but that's a bit cost-heavy. A card I just couldn't quite fit in was Kolaghan's Command, a decent swap if I were using that is Kaya's Guile.

Zealous Persecution maybe?

I might say just drop Olivia for a second Kalitas. But if you really wanted to build around Sorin's -3 then Blood Baron of Vizkopa and Champion of Dusk are both extremely strong contenders.

YamishiTheWickedOne on What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse

2 months ago

@Stabor depends on what white creatures you wanna use and if Nocturnus is a factor.

You COULD run 2-3 Blood Baron of Vizkopa and bank on playing him via Sorin's -3. I'm not entirely sure if any of the pure white vamps are worth running in Modern.

If you just wanna go with Legion Lieutenant, You'd build monoblack with a white splash essentially. Cavern can already make white, just follow something along the lines of my landbase here but swap the cliffs and crypts for Concealed Courtyard and Godless Shrine.

One of the benefits of running white is you have access to a ton of really fantastic sideboard options.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Vampire Tribal Black Red

3 months ago

Since you already have the Red splash, why not add Stromkirk Captain?

Or for more Sorin -3 targets, my suggestions are Champion of Dusk or Blood Baron of Vizkopa.

I feel like you need quick creature hate, bare minimum 4 Fatal Push.

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