Bloodthirsty Aerialist

Bloodthirsty Aerialist

Creature — Vampire Rogue


Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodthirsty Aerialist.

Bloodthirsty Aerialist Discussion

wallisface on Unconventional Lifegain

2 weeks ago

So, the issues I see with the deck at the moment:

  • Bloodthirsty Aerialist and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose are both basically useless without Soulfire Grand Master in play. That’s a massive issue, as you can’t reliably get it into play, and even if you do, its super-easy to kill.

  • Most of your deck, outside of the gimmick, is following a pretty typical burn strategy. Burn decks run at a pace where lifegain is largely irrelevant, and it’s more important to just beat-down your opponent for a quick-win. In that vein, your gimmick-cards are at complete-odds with that, actively slowing you down and worsening your play patterns.

  • added to the above, lifegain itself is pretty universally garbage, unless you can reap some kind of massive payoff for it. The payoffs you have for gaining life are all pretty average/weak, and you’re currently jumping through a lot of hoops to get those effects going… the rewards feel nowhere-near worth the effort.

Franks on Life ****ery

2 weeks ago

Hi jgarcia,

Woah Voice of the Blessed looks really good! Had my first play test on saturday night and I was able to get a lot of counters onto Bloodthirsty Aerialist, so I reckon it'll be a good swap - thank you for the suggestion :)

Niko9 on Impactful Lifegain to improve black …

4 weeks ago

I do love a good lifegain deck : ) The one I built a while back is a variation of 60 card soul sisters with Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant gaining me life from Lingering Souls or afterlife creatures like Seraph of the Scales or Orzhov Enforcer all to power up a Bloodthirsty Aerialist

Revival / Revenge is a great versatile card, and my favorite lifegain combo is to use Selenia, Dark Angel with Sanguine Bond and Tainted Sigil Selenia is a great flying blocker that your opponent will never actually get rid of, bond is bond : ) and sigil can actually save you in a pinch, but when you put them all together, it's a kill one player combo. Stacking Selenia triggers can be fun when it works : )

But again, I use this in 60 card, so not sure how applicable it is to commander. I also really like Ivory Tower or Sun Droplet just for constant gain effects for Bloodthirsty Aerialist but I'm not sure if it would work in EDH.

Best of luck with the deck! Looks pretty awesome.

zapyourtumor on Heal to Death

5 months ago

Generally I'd say you have too much lifegain payoff and not enough straight lifegain.

Stuff like Bloodthirsty Aerialist is pretty mediocre.

Revitalize is bad. I'd cut. If you want soul sisters, I'd go up to the full playset of both Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant.

I normally remember a lot of lifegain card suggestions but i dont remember any of them rn so thats basically all I have to say

Silvermen978 on Vito & Vamps

9 months ago

zapyourtumor, I agree with almost everything you suggested, except Ajani's Mantra for now it plays well with Cleric of Life's Bond and Bloodthirsty Aerialist before I made changes according to the first comment those cards were the bread and butter for this deck, and I've won a few games just having vito out while playing Beacon of Immortality , You are correct about needing some removal, and Ill try cutting some land, but before I added the extra I frequently got land-locked, also thank you for the card suggestions I will definitely look into them!

BrassLord on Steep Price to Pay (Dina, Soul Steeper)

1 year ago

Crypt Ghast and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be a good way to generate a bunch of mana in addition to getting lifegain triggers from extort! With any 2cmc commander Mox Amber is a decent ramp spell for 0! Also I saw Veinwitch Coven put in a lot of work at prerelease!

Bloodthirsty Aerialist and Scion of the Swarm also seems to gel really well with your deck, getting HUGE with lifegain triggers and also providing a big body for your commander's other ability! Something like Sanctum Seeker also seems like it'd work, doubling down on your commander's trigger.

Oathsworn Vampire also seems like it should go infinite somehow in your deck, I'm trying to find a way!

I don't know if I don't see it, but you have both the altar and Deathmantle in the deck, which also goes infinite with any creature that can make tokens, something like Grave Titan or anything with Fabricate like Marionette Master , which if you can make enough tokens can get you infinite ETBS as well as make your commander infinitely big!

You're also running both Aetherflux and Bolas's Citadel, you can make it an infinite with Sensei's Divining Top , where you cast it then do the draw trigger to put the top on top of the library, then cast it again, all while gaining life from the Resovior. Though running any combos comes down to preferance!

While a little more CMC Noxious Gearhulk Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and Savra, Queen of the Golgari all seem to be what you'd like in the deck! And if you lean into the sacrifice, Black Market can be another decent way to get a lot of tokens!

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