Bloodline Keeper

Creature — Vampire

Flying

{T}: Put a 2/2 black Vampire creature token onto the battlefield.

{B}: Transform Bloodline Keeper. Activate this ability only if you control five or more Vampires.

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Bloodline Keeper Discussion

VampRamped on Edgar's Value Engine (Tuned EDH)

3 weeks ago

A very nice Deck that you have here looks like a good Edgar Markov aristocrat list. I would only make a few suggestions.

Before I get to cards that I would add that would be both very good and fun for the deck here are my removal suggestions.

First, Bloodcrazed Paladin I don't think is a very good card. It's not good at all to play on the curve for two mana so the only time your going to play it is after a board wipe or after combat where many creatures died. In the first case if you left open the mana for him you may as well play a Boros Charm effect to save your board rather than just get one big vampire. The second case seems very niche and probably doesn't justify playing the card over something with much more utility.

Second, Bloodlord of Vaasgoth is a card that can have scenarios where it works out good it is most of the time just too clunky of a card to work out. The issue is unlike other lords Bloodlord of Vaasgoth doesn't immediately pump your creatures now but rather those in the future. Additionally, he is also expensive mana wise so it's difficult to immediately utilize the bloodthirst effect immediately. What normally happened in my experience with the card and what I imagine usually happens is that your opponents just counter or remove the card before it gets back to your turn when you can start taking advantage of it again. On top of all that it does not serve the aristocrat's strategy that much overall since it does not buff any of your tokens but only the main vampire bodies.

Lastly, I would recommend removing Tithe Drinker or Blind Obedience not because I have any issue with them but rather I just think my third recommendation for the deck is better than either card.

Also as an aside, I don't have any specific recommendations because I think a lot of removal preferences are just that preferences. But in my experience, Edgar Markov struggles much more with enchantments than artifacts just because of pillow fort cards and Humility to name a few I would potentially consider running more removal spells that hit enchantments.

My first Recommendation over Bloodcrazed Paladin is Bloodghast the card is a lot of fun and incredibly powerful in aristocrats. with fetchlands in your deck you can get up to two free sacrifice triggers every turn that you can use with Skullclamp , Attrition , Mana Echoes , Altars, etc. Additionally, your playing entomb which can use go and find Bloodghast and start getting free value off of it.

Instead of Bloodlord of Vaasgoth I would play Bloodline Keeper  Flip. It is very easy to get the transform because of Edgar Markov and provides a powerful static lord effect that will even buff your tokens. Additionally, the card creates 2/2 vampire tokens which are already great for your aristocrat's strategy.

Lastly, I would just recommend playing Legion Lieutenant over one of the two I mentioned just because lord effects are especially good in aristocrats and I think will get you a lot more value than the exhorts from the other two cards.

Well, thats all for my suggestions feel free to check out my Edgar Markov deck here A Vampire Storm *Primer*, if you're looking for inspiration for your deck and/or give your own thoughts on my list.

trocroi on Rakdos Vampires Aggro Pump

4 weeks ago

Gifted Aetherborn is a nice 2-drop. Gatekeeper of Malakir is a really nice 3-drop that produces card advantage and triggers cordial vampire.

Vampire Nocturnus or Bloodline Keeper  Flip are nice lords.

Castle Locthwain is good for card draw.

What additions are you looking for? Different creatures? More card draw? More removal?

VampRamped on [For Sale] The Rich Get Richer

1 month ago

I think the deck is very good but I see the potential for it to be that little bit better by honing in a little more on what you want your deck identity to be, Allow me to explain.

On the one hand, you run cards such as Vicious Conquistador , Pulse Tracker , Skymarcher Aspirant , Universal Automaton , Vampire Cutthroat , Vampire of the Dire Moon , these are all good cards in an Edgar Markov deck focused on trying to kill the table as fast as possible but with all the aristocrats you have, they are at best, 2 bodies for one mana. If you are trying to go for an aristocrats strategy Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Living Death , and Patriarch's Bidding , Blade of the Bloodchief are all going to give you significantly more bang for your buck in an aristocrats strategy

On the other is your many many aristocrat's pieces which I know can be good in an aggressive strategy, but these aristocrat cards are harder to justify when you have plenty of vampires in your deck that say, "I'm not a very good card, but I can kill you really fast if I build momentum." I think aggressive choices can be very much so be justified if the card itself is a very high-quality card.

Also quick side note why is Sphere of Safety in your deck? seems very unnecessary considering your playing go, wide aristocrats, Edgar Markov

But yeah I like the deck especially the fact that you recognize that just because your playing Mardu doesn't mean 15% of your deck should be removal spells. I have my own list that you can check out at this link where yes I also do try to balance two strategies at once but I think that my deck makes it work since most of the cards in the deck are not only great in there intended role but pretty good at getting the other job done.

multimedia on vampire tribunal

1 month ago

Hey, good start on a budget.

Cards to consider cutting to make 100 cards:

  • Beacon of Immortality
  • Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood
  • Vein Drinker
  • Defiant Bloodlord
  • Mirari
  • Grisly Spectacle
  • Archetype of Finality
  • Arvad the Cursed
  • Teysa Karlov
  • Captivating Crew
  • Bishop of Binding
  • Regal Bloodlord
  • Tempt with Immortality
  • Solar Blaze
  • Commander's Insignia
  • Congregate

The cuts to consider above will reduce the mana curve a lot, but consider reducing it even more by adding more low CMC Vamps: one drops and two drops? With Edgar you want an established battlefield of Vamps to attack before you cast him. Lower CMC Vamps gives you more Vamps on the battlefield because each one also creates a Vamp token. Edgar is the high CMC Vamp you want to cast more the than the others therefore you don't really need lots of other high CMC Vamps or even high CMC nonVamp cards.

Vamps to consider adding that are $1-$2 each, most are less than $1:

If your budget allows more then these tribal Vamps are powerful upgrades:


Some budget land upgrades for the manabase:

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

cfost827 on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

3 months ago

Hope all is well! Not sure if it would be worth adding in this new card but Beskir Shieldmate is another fodder/token maker to possible add. The only thing is that unlike Garrison Cat, Hunted Witness, etc - he is a 2 drop. Not sure if that makes him unusable, as you can't really tutor him up with Ranger of Eos , but still may be valuable just to have additional fodder in this deck. What do you think?

Additionally, do you think Bitterblossom or Bloodline Keeper  Flip have any room in your current deck list? Not to sure what you would take out but Bitterblossom seems like it could but good - but I guess it's probably because they don't trigger these abilities off dying - which is the main issue. Thanks!

bignickenergy7 on Edgar, his goth girlfriends, and Cousin Vito

3 months ago

That’s a very nice deck you have there PapLaRiviere. If I ever built a vampire deck without the limitation of goth girls only I’d definitely use it as reference. I do like Malakir Bloodwitch very much and I’ll definitely find a place for her, but unfortunately Bloodline Keeper  Flip doesn’t fit within the confines of the aforementioned limitation. Thank you for the advice!

PapLaRiviere on Edgar, his goth girlfriends, and Cousin Vito

3 months ago

Hi there,

Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Malakir Bloodwitch both fit your (very cool) theme. I run them both in my own build, The Ancient House of Markov [Primer]. Malakir Bloodwitch can actually be a Wincon in the later game, especially if you have a way to bounce her back to your hand for recasting.

Best Regards, Pappy

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