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Creature — Vampire Shaman
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, you may have that player lose 1 life.
Blood Seeker Discussion
1 month ago
Sorin Markov and Sorin's Vengeance wouldn't be bad here. I have both I could trade away if you want. Other cards I have that I'm willing to trade to you that could help this deck is Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Bloodhusk Ritualist .
Directions to take this would be board control, hand control, an aristocrats utilizing Viscera Seer and Blood Artist . Blood Seeker wouldn't hurt against go wide strategies. I have all three of those if you'd to trade for them too.
Nirkana Revenant is great for this deck.
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled can do some serious damage.
Any of the Ob Nixilis planeswalkers and Lili plansewalkers wouldn't hurt
1 month ago
I only see a couple of black cards. Do you want it to be black and white or just white? I would figure that out first. If black and white....
Suture Priest instead of Soul Warden you are going to be the one making creatures you don't need them to put creatures in the field to gain life, but punishing them for casting creatures imo is better. Plus it works with Exquisite Blood which i would also get Sanguine Bond like someone else mentioned.... because its infinite. Also Blood Seeker , and Blood Artist if you plan on wiping their creatures or even yours.
If the deck is budget and can't afford fetch lands, Windswept Heath is cheaper than all the fetch lands and can fetch your plains, which includes the shock lands. For mana base you could get rid of the cards that say land and grab Plains/Swamp for example Godless Shrine . There is also the lands that enter and gain you life.
maybe Divine Visitation ?
I appologize for not knowing some of the names. I am a green player, I could tell you all sorts of cards if you were green white, but thats not your color scheme
2 months ago
Hey all Was wondering if there are any cards like Blood Seeker or Suture Priest ability of draining my oponents for having creatures enter the battlefield. Am trying to pair it up with Pharika, God of Affliction .
Thanks for all your help!
3 months ago
Altar of the Brood , Blood Seeker , Lifegift , Paradise Plume , Dance of Many , Diabolic Servitude , Dire Undercurrents , Mirrodin Besieged , and Treachery just to name a few non creature etb effects that are great to double
4 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I thought about it more, and did end up removing Consume Spirit . Thanks for the advice; I was holding onto it because it can target either a player or a creature, and as a bonus it gave me life. Still, it could potentially end up being more expensive than Mortify and Blood Tithe combined if thats what i'm going for. As for Suture Priest , she did have me thinking for a bit; but I don't think i'll be adding her. I built this as a theme deck centered around vampires; you'll notice every card in the deck talks about vampires or Sorin in some way, and she doesn't fit in in that regard. Another equally big reason is that I have cards like Malakir Bloodwitch and Feast of Blood . While there are only a couple of cards like that; adding in a card that is isolated in such a way can hurt the strat; especially in a 60 card deck. I will be adding Blood Seeker though, he'd be a very fun addition :) I just have to figure out where to place him, this deck is struggling a bit to get down to 60 cards :3
4 months ago
Blood Seeker is a fun tax-y vampire. I used to play a vampire black during the last few weeks that OG Zendikar block was legal in standard that I had a lot of fun with. You may also consider adding Suture Priest , I know she's not a vampire but having a Blood Seeker and Priest out at the same time is more oppressive than you'd think.
And I would personally take out Consume Spirit for some cheaper removal.
5 months ago
+1 from me, love Orzhov!
If you're looking for more tax effects, you might also consider Painful Quandary and Suture Priest and Blood Seeker . Also, Karlov of the Ghost Council could be fun flavor-wise and could be a fun alternate commander in the right meta. And with all the lifegain, you might also consider cards like Ajani's Pridemate .
6 months ago
Hey, you're welcome.
If you have it or can afford it Cavern of Souls is another rainbow land to consider. It's nice because it can make colorless mana to cast other nonVamp spells. Making Vamps especially Edgar uncounterable for a huge swing with haste is also great. Goblin Bombardment is a better sac outlet here than Phyrexian Altar because Bombardment is damage output when you sac and that's more important for your strategy then making mana. Bloodghast is good with Bombardment, Skullclamp, Artist, Highborn, Cutthroat, etc. he's one resilient Vamp.
Blood Seeker is good to punish your opponents creature token creation strategies. Being able to tutor for this guy when your against opponents making tokens is pretty helpful. For some opponents they must remove Seeker before they can do much of anything.
There's a lot of infinite game winning combos that require creatures to repeatably ETB (Lark + Guide, Kiki + Angel, Animar + Statue, Aurelia + Helm, etc.) opponent has to remove Seeker before they can do these combos. There's a lot of Commanders who rely on creatures to ETB for strategy (Prossh, Animar, Krenko, etc.). Even if not against token strategies Seeker still puts in work, repeatable life loss for an opponent when they play a creature and just about all Commander decks play creatures.
Mirror Entity is a Vamp and it can pump all your Vamps including all 1/1 tokens, but as far as three drops go it's slow. Hellrider is not a Vamp, but he's more damage output and has haste. Unfortunately, he can only hit one player with damage, but 1 damage for each attacking creature is still very good with aggro. Armageddon is a way to combat green's annoying land ramp. Establish a bigger army of creatures faster than your opponents and then Geddon the table.
Blood Seeker occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%