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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal


Creature — Vampire Spirit

Bloodghast can't block.

Bloodghast has haste as long as an opponent has 10 or less life.

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Bloodghast from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Elhoggerino on Blood Blatter Beast of Bhaal

1 month ago

Hey man, Looks cool. A couple cards I'm not a huge fan of here, like Smothering Abomination and Greater Good. Abomination is slow and because you're not running a token deck you will often have to sac creatures you dont want to as it's not a may sac. Greater good I'm not really understanding as you have very few creatures with greater than 3 power - it will rarely actually net you cards. A more general criticism is the number of creatures. You have 26/100 creatures and only 4 that come back when you kill them. Maybe consider more regenerate creatures like Mortivore or something like Bloodghast that will come back without you needing mana open. Also you're such a creature focused deck and I can see you running out quickly (part of the reason I don't like Smothering Abomination).

DarkKiridon on Mono-Black Vampires

2 months ago

Bloodline Keeper  Flip is always fun.

Maybe Knight of the Ebon Legion, and I'm a fan of Bloodghast

legendofa on The Baron's Coterie

2 months ago

Buried Alive is 3 mana, Demonic Tutor is 2 mana, and Bloodghast is 2 mana. If you cast Buried to dump a Bloodghast, it's still going to take another land play to get the same value as playing Bloodghast directly. I would cut Buried and just add another Bloodghast.

There aren't many repeatable sac outlets that draw cards, but Village Rites and Corrupted Conviction are solid, along with Deadly Dispute. I think these will help you more than long-term draw, but for the sake of completion Phyrexian Arena and Black Market Connections are the standard and top end, respectively.

Next thought is, you have a lot of potential finishers. The Exquisite Bond combo is the most generally useful, in my opinion, and you can get some redundancy with Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose. I would cut Mind Twist and two Exsanguinates for a couple Vitos and a couple more Thoughtseizes for more early advantage. Discard that you choose > random discard > discard that they choose.

Falkenrath Forebear can also work as Vampire-centric sacrifice fodder, especially alongside Voldaren Bloodcaster  Flip if you go hard in this direction, but it's a little less reliable. Maybe just break away from vampires and use another recursive creature.

How much does Surgical Extraction help you? If you're against graveyard decks or combo decks regularly, keep it in main deck. Otherwise, it's sideboard material. As I write that, I realize there's no sideboard listed--do you use sideboards?

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is very good with Cabal Coffers, so keep those together. But how do you use the fetchlands? If it's only to find another basic Swamp, there's no reason not to just use more basic Swamps.

legendofa on The Baron's Coterie

2 months ago

Welcome to the club, Barone_di_Morti!

Mono-black Vampires are one of my favorite major tribes. Let's see what's going on here.

First thought is that you should put this either as the Casual format, or add the Casual hub in the deck editor. Vintage is the most powerful format in the game, and leaving it as Vintage with no other details carries certain expectations that you're willing to buy and use the most powerful cards. Legacy + Casual would also work, unless you have Black Lotus and Mox Jet lying around.

What's the intent of Buried Alive? I see the Bloodghasts as returnable creatures, but those are easy enough to play and bring back normally, and there's not mich else pointing to a reanimator or graveyard theme here.

There's a lot of 2x and 3x cards, which means the deck is going to be a little less consistent and reliable. Try to get the full four copies of the cards you most want to play.

Also, 20 lands seems a little low, especially with some key cards being at 4-5 mana and X-cost. The Dark Rituals help, but there's no real reason to be using Polluted Delta and Bloodstained Mire. All your Swamps are basic lands (Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth only affects lands in play, not in your deck), so you might as well just replace those with more basic Swamps, or other utility lands. 22 lands would be my starting point.

I see the core of a sacrifice theme in your creatures, with Bloodghast and a few "whenever a creature dies" effects. If you wanted to, you could lean into that aspect a little harder by adding some sacrifice outlets, like Viscera Seer, Ashnod's Altar, or Yahenni, Undying Partisan.

Above all, have fun!

Sneakatron on Mono-Black Vampires

3 months ago

Great concept! Looking to build a casual vampire tribal deck myself. I found 20 lands to be on the low side for this deck when play testing, but I suppose that depends on how loose your mulligan rules are within your playgroup. Vampire Nighthawk has long been a favorite of mine, but you might look into Nighthawk Scavenger instead. You might consider Thoughtseize in lieu of a few removal spells to help protect against board wipes. Food for thought for other possible inclusions: Indulgent Aristocrat pairs nicely with Bloodghast. Blood Artist is always a favorite in vamp decks. Hope this helps!

Icbrgr on MBC: 8-Rack

4 months ago

@capwner I actually just had a FNM tonight and played this deck (but my Shriekmaw/Slaughter Pact/Sudden Spoiling/Grim Discovery are still in the mail... so instead I was running a playset of Bloodghast and some ratio of Liliana's Triumph/Sheoldred's Edict/Augur of Skulls... I will update this deck with the matchup results next week when I get the missing cards in.

Tonight I played against yawg and Rhinos and had a bye.... In the yawgmoth matchup One of the games I just got absolutely blown out by Force of Vigor getting rid of my both The Rack/Shrieking Afflictions and both of us were in topdeck mode but I ended up losing. I went 1-2 for both the games I played tonight; granted I lost but they were close/winnable I swear!

I have been toying with the idea of Cabal Coffers but The real monkey wrench of the deck is Smallpox and Liliana of the Veil... some games I can get 5 lands in play but other times its a struggle to get/keep 3; I think thats why I like Ghost Quarter simply because there isn't any investment to use it.

SufferFromEDHD on Syr Konrad, the Grim

5 months ago

Deserted Temple double your big mana lands.

Dust Bowl is awesome late game in a deck full of basic lands.

Haunted Crossroads, Mortuary and Volrath's Stronghold seem like auto includes.

Bloodghast for the consistent triggers.

Misinformation, Painful Memories and Chittering Rats for the tempo triggers off opponents.

SufferFromEDHD on Syr Konrad Milling & Killing - Primer

7 months ago

Painful Memories and Misinformation are neat temp tricks to create value from.

Bloodghast and Nether Traitor quick triggers

Vampiric Link and Witch's Clinic cheap lifelink

If possible Volrath's Stronghold

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