Creature — Vampire
Sacrifice a creature: Bloodthrone Vampire gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
Printings View all
|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP)||Common|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Common|
|Magic 2013 (M13)||Common|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
Combos Browse all
- Blade of the Bloodchief + Bloodthrone Vampire
- Blood Artist + Bloodthrone Vampire + Gravecrawler
- Blood Artist + Bloodthrone Vampire
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Bloodthrone Vampire occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Bloodthrone Vampire Discussion
1 day ago
Ah, a beloved commander of most. I myself toiled with a list for quite some time, so I have some recommendations, as well as menial ones.
For the ones unrelated to the deck, you have a typo of "probably" in the deck description, as "probaly." I merely point this out. My other note on formatting is that you may add a space to category titles. A athwart to "SacOutlet," try "Sac_Outlet." You also have two Karmic Guides, and Magus of the Wheels. And Ravenous Chupacabra. And Yawgmoth, Thran Physician... How did you do that?
As for the decklist, there are some cards in profuse I would at least try.
Protector of the Crown allows for many politics and defense, warding off much attacking due to the high toughness. Paired with cards such as Darksteel Plate, it can be difficult for some decks to interact with.
False Prophet is awesome. It comes back, with your profusion of sacrifice outlets is easily controllable, and leaves your board-state in the graveyard to inevitably return.
I don't much enjoy spells such as Thrill of Possibility or Cathartic Reunion, for they require cards in hand to do anything. If you don't have any, they are a horrible top-deck. I'd recommend Ransack the Lab in their lieu.
Selfless Spirit. I shall say no more.
Having additional reanimation outside of your commander is a cruciality above most. When Alesha starts costing, five, even seven mana, it's difficult for this deck to get back on its feet. Dread Return and Unburial Rites are great, even if they are to be milled over. Animate Dead is just powerful, Restoration Specialist pulls her weight, and Phyrexian Reclamation often keeps the deck going by itself. Lastly, Sun Titan is ridiculous. It recurs what is a necessity, does so immediately, can be cheated out with a reanimation spell. It is the best backup commander one could ask for. Best off, it does go infinite with Gift of Immortality and effects such as Goblin Bombardment. Bye-bye table.
Now, gaining life is important, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel is splendid.
With rummaging effects, self-mill becomes easy with Dredge cards. Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug are both lovely. One self-mill effect I've enjoyed is Shard of Broken Glass. A 4/2 first strike is difficult to block prosperously.
Categories and cards to consider ablating:
You have seven sacrifice outlets, most of which are easily brought back, but they don't stack well, whereat multiple in one given game are typically useless. Of these, Blood Bairn seems the most lacking. If you aren't to fain to cut one, you should know that Bloodthrone Vampire exists.
Black Market is a VERY slow card. It's five mana, doesn't do anything immediately, and requires additional stuff to happen to make it function. I don't enjoy it too much, but your choice.
Ravenous Bloodseeker has you discard a card without replacing it. Games of commander require cards in hand to proceed, and, as such, I don't believe this to be very powerful.
You have a lot of removal. A Lot. Whilst they are all great, I have a gripe with but one. Utter End is four mana to kill one thing. Sure it's an instant and sure it's exile, but it's a lot of mana. If you want to keep all of the removal, I'd at least try other options. Despark is fine, Chaos Warp hits all permanents with a cheaper cast, and Generous Gift is arguably more prominent than Vindicate.
If you would pardon the long comment, that is all of my input. Have a lovely day and happy reanimating!
Boza on Arakdokrats
2 weeks ago
That is indeed a minus falkenrath noble.
Necratog is uncommon and thus not legal in pauper, but if it was common, it would not be good enough probably. If you want a giant creature for cheap, Gurmag Angler is your guy.
The fetch lands work to trigger the Mortician Beetle.
A good ratio is that in your creatures 1/3 are sac outlets, while 2/3s are things that generate value when sacrificed. I think the current list is still a bit low on sacrifice outlets.
Boza on Arakdokrats
2 weeks ago
- 5 lands + 2 carrion feeder + 2 Bloodthrone Vampire + 2 mortician beetle
- 1 falkenrath noble - 1 scavenger - 1 viscera seer - 2 dark ritual - 2 altar's reap -4 heartfire
The idea is to get away from 1-time sacrifice effects and get into the permanent sac outlets business.
2 weeks ago
hey Boza, thanks for your opinion. I was already thinking about adding one more land, or maybe two, but definitely not more. Adding also Loam Dryad wouldn't really do because I'm not looking to ramp up some big crature, and actually having only three lands in play can let you play a good match. What's more, you'll get the lands you'll need with Viridian Emissary, and with Altar's Reap. About the "needing a big creature" (actually only 4 cards do), yeah, having a Bloodthrone Vampire down on the board it's not always granted, but you can easily make up for her using Hunger of the Howlpack on a 3/3 Boar token, or on Viridian Emissary, which lets you play at least a 5/5 paying only 3 mana with Miming Slime or leeching 5 life with Essence Harvest (and it can often be game ending or game changing). Anyway, what would you suggest removing to add in more lands? I was thinking about moving Sylvok Lifestaff to the sideboard. I'll think about adding Loam Dryad (or some Llanowar Elves, which I prefer) instead of the two lands, to add more possible sacrifices
2 weeks ago
I've looked at this deck a few times now. It looks pretty solid. +1. My only real suggestion is to put something like Vines of Vastwood and Tragic Slip in the sideboard. Oh and +1 land and -1 Bloodthrone Vampire maybe?
As for ideas to lower the curve, there's not a lot to shave off, lol. But, perhaps lose the other Bloodthrone Vampire (because it's bonus is not permanent, and I feel you need more "sack-ables") and the Plagued Rusalka along with two Brindle Shoats in favor of a full playset of Festering Mummy?
2 months ago
A cheap removal spell in this deck would be a Bone Splinters this of course depends on your meta.
Falkenrath Noble is another good card that also punishes other players who try to set up their sac engine and moves you toward your goal of winning.
I know it is a little pricier at $2ish but a Swords to Plowshares will be invaluable at keeping you alive.
I like Kambal, Consul of Allocation I didn't even know about that card. It doesn't synergize as much with the deck (except for it being a two power card) but it is a nice deterrent.
I dislike Ankle Shanker in this deck because his deathtouch/first strike ability don't trigger when you bring him onto the battlefield from the graveyard tapped and attacking. Which is a HUGE bummer.
I want to get the Archetype of Finality for my deck as well that is pure value in Alesha.
Overall I like it, you have all of the essentials in here. The biggest thing that I notice though is that you don't seem to have that many sacrifice outlets for this deck to get your infinite Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit + Murderous Redcap combo off. I'd recommend Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar but those are pricey af and I can only recommend if you REALLY like this deck. But there are plenty of cheap ones that I run!
All of the above are under a dollar in price and able to get that sac engine up and running for you.
Anyway I know this was a lot but I hope that it helps you have a good deck here. Enjoy it!
6 months ago
7 months ago
This deck is a little out of sync with itself. It's trying to be a sacrifice deck with large chunks of vampire tribal and lifegain. While it can work, I would try to stick to one theme. I made the same mistake with mine a couple years back. I would suggest the vampire tribal be the first to go, maybe even keeping lifegain aspects and adding Felidar Sovereign . Cards like Reassembling Skeleton is really useful with free sac outlets like Bloodthrone Vampire