Blood Vassal

Blood Vassal

Creature — Thrull

Sacrifice Blood Vassal: Add to your mana pool.

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Blood Vassal Discussion

Fatboy1 on Alesha, to die for

1 month ago

Nice one multimedia, thanks. I've got Goblin Bombardment on order and I'll look at getting Vile Entomber too, also considering something like Exsanguinate to take advantage of a loop with Blood Vassal . I don't want it to get too powerful though.

PaulMuadDib on Grenzo Take the Wheel

3 months ago

Carnival of souls is quite the pick! I don't think I would run it, seems too easy to kill yourself. Though with enough aristocrats effects, I suppose you can get by.

In my grenzo deck I have about 20 non-creature cards. 2 of them inherently can be used in the graveyard and I decided on the others because I needed more interaction in the group I was playing against. Out of those ones which you aren't running and I don't see in your maybe pile or deck that you should consider are:
Thran Turbine essentially a sol ring that you can use only during your upkeep on grenzo
Elixir of Immortality a way to protect your graveyard from someone trying to exile it
Desecrated Tomb makes each successful grenzo activation net you a Bat
Tel-Jilad Stylus lets you do 2 things -- repeat an etb of a creature already out, protect a creature from being interacted with. You can even activate grenzo and then use this in response to avoid targeted destruction. I've used this thing on Faceless Butcher to save grenzo from boardwipes.
Dark Privilege lets you block most creatures with grenzo, use it as a sac outlet and increases his power and toughness by 1. It also avoids lots of targeted removal, though not the most popular boardwipes.
Songs of the Damned depending on where the game is, this can be worse than dark ritual or net you 10 mana.

I would additionally suggest giving Warp World a spin because it is some very good disruption, removes enchantments and lands. If you're lucky it can be a red timewalk due to bringing in the lands untapped.

A land you might want is Scorched Ruins . As far as you are concerned, once grenzo is out, this is like playing 2 lands for one. though there are obviously downsides.

My mana base consists of 36 lands and 12 creatures that produce mana, or in the case of Burnished Hart ramp you.
You have 6 out of the 12, and are running palladium myr which isn't a bad pick and I honestly forgot about it. The 5 which I haven't mentioned are Basal Thrull , Generator Servant , Treasure Nabber , Blood Vassal and Catalyst Elemental . With the exception of Nabber, they all replace themselves manawise due to generation 2 mana. I would avoid putting in manadorks that do not make 2 or more mana.

You might additionally want to consider Junktroller which lets you recur creatures or disrupts someone else's grave.

Since a grenzo deck usually does not cast that many spells, you can try throwing in some asymmetrical effects, such as Soot Imp or Eidolon of the Great Revel to leverage that, though with the direction your deck is currently in, that doesn't seem necessary.

Additionally Shrieking Mogg can be used both offensively and defensively. If you know it's on the bottom, you can tap down an opponent before their declare attackers step. If it's your turn, tap down their creatures during your declare attackers step and all of their blockers will be tapped. It also neatly fits into the goblin theme you already have present.

PaulMcleary on Mairsil, The Pretender (Updated)

6 months ago

Flamekin Village and Hanweir Battlements  Flip have haste built into manabase. If you go Endling , Blood Pet / Blood Vassal , Walking Ballista / Triskelion / Crystalline Crawler route you won't really need any haste effects but you're very reliant on Endling . Also I don't see any reason to run Tale's End over Stifle . Overall looks good but all Mairsil decks will fall to cards like Phyrexian Revoker , Pithing Needle , Sorcerous Spyglass , Gideon's Intervention etc... Unfortunate as he's a really fun commander when you get to bank a ton of abilities.

Pemmins on Riders on the Storm

1 year ago

Hi Harry,

Long time Muddstah viewer here. I watched you play the deck on the channel multiple times and I gotta say it's hands down the most interesting and fun-looking deck I've seen in quite a while. I don't know if you came up with the idea yourself or not, but if so, kudos on that. It's kinda hard to make me actually interested in a new build, but the deck really caught my attention when I first saw it in action and I've been theorycrafting around the concept ever since.

I just wanted to ask if there's any reason why you're not running Priest of Gix. Running it alongside Priest of Urabrask means that Ashnod's Altar turns your Imperial Recruiter into an XXRRBB wincon. The line should be pretty intuitive for you, but I'm gonna leave the steps here in case you want to check out the math.

Start with XXRRBB.

  • 1st cycle: cast Rec (RBB), grab PoU, sac Rec (CCRBB), cast PoU (RRRBB), sac PoU (CCRRRBB), cast Garna (RB), sac Garna (CCRB).

  • 2nd cycle: cast PoU (RRRB), sac PoU (CCRRRB), cast Rec (RRB), grab PoG, sac Rec (CCRRB), cast PoG (RRBBB), sac PoG (CCRRBBB), cast Garna (RB), sac Garna (CCRB).

  • 3rd cycle: cast PoU (RRRB), sac PoU (CCRRRB), cast PoG (RRRBBB), sac PoG (CCRRRBBB), cast Garna (RBX), sac Garna (CCRBX).

You can now loop the 3rd cycle netting either B or R with each iteration, making infinite mana of both colors. You can then recast the Recruiter to tutor up for an actual wincon (e.g. Gary).

The same result can be achieved replacing Ashnod's Altar with Heartless Summoning. In that case you can start with just RRBB in your pool, but you do need to have a separate (free) sac outlet in order to loop Garna (if it is Phyrexian Altar you can start the loop with just RRB).

Blood Vassal and Basal Sliver also net mana with Heartelss Summoning, albeit at a lower rate.

Also, maybe it's a little on the cute side, but if you do indeed find yourself aggressively tutoring for Heartless Summoning, then you might want to consider running Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker. All your 1/1s and 2/1s will pop in and out the battlefield on each player's turn, netting you a lot of value and/or mana through their ETBs without you having to continuously spend and looping Garna (thus saving her as a trick against grave-hate and/or to save Shirei). (Of course the same applies for any other 1/x or 2/x that can sac itself, or actually any other 1/x or 2/x if you have a sac outlet.)

Finally, if do you decide to go this route, then you might want to also consider running Sultai Emissary. Manifested permanents are going to be returned to the battlefield by Shirei's ability even if they're not actually creature cards. With such a low number of instants and sorceries in your deck, you should be able to generate a lot of value.

CaptainToll on What is your favorite combo …

1 year ago

Crypt Rats equipped with Scythe of the Wretched. What happens: you nuke the board with the rat's ability (it needs to die asweel) and stack the triggers of the scythe in a way, that your rats receive the scythe as the last creature. Rinse and repeat for as much mana as you have. Throw in Blood Vassal to get some back during your lööps.

bushido_man96 on Ladies & Gentlemen, Mister Konrad Twitty..

1 year ago

Also, if you're looking for some more ramp options, has some nice self-sacrificing creature options in Blood Pet, Blood Vassal, and Basal Thrull.

bushido_man96 on trying to build EDH meren …

1 year ago

Blood Pet and Blood Vassal as mana dorks, alongside the standard dorks, because they can sac themselves. Evolutionary Leap , Carnage Altar , Spawning Pit , Phyrexian Ghoul , and Nantuko Husk are budget sac outlets.

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