Bloodtracker

Bloodtracker

Creature — Vampire Wizard

Flying

, Pay 2 life: Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.

When this leaves the battlefield, draw a card for each +1/+1 counter on this creature.

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Bloodtracker Discussion

multimedia on The Undying

2 months ago

Hey, nice casual budget version, but are undying creatures other than Mikaeus and Flayer really worth it?

Consider more enablers to get +1/+1 counters on your creatures?

If you're going for an attacking strategy then consider a few more fliers that have some added value when they die or when they ETB?

Bloodtracker + Sword of Hours is a nice interaction. Some sac outlets are helpful to sac creatures who have counters to get their die or ETB triggers.

You have several high CMC creatures here, more reanimation and enablers could help.

Olivia, Mobilized for War is a +1/+1 counter enabler and an enabler for reanimation.


Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

Archon_Bel on Breena, School of Counters

5 months ago

Nice to see another Breena player. I think you could stand to bring your creature count down to make room for more utility cards, namely draw and removal. Slow cards that require you to tap or pay good chunks of mana for their effects, or inefficient cards that only benefit themselves, one other creature, or are dependent on your opponent doing something, should be the first to go. Cards that have to wait a whole cycle of turns to do anything (i.e "At the beginning of your upkeep" cards) also aren't that great imo.

Bellowing Aegisaur Blightbeetle Bold Plagiarist Dark Impostor sus Fain, the Broker High Sentinels of Arashin Luminarch Aspirant Star Pupil Yahenni, Undying Partisan Utter End Vanishing Verse Citadel Siege Gleam of Authority

I'd consider these to be the worst cards in your deck and easily replaceable for some utility or cards that directly feed into your strategy, which is going wide with tokens and being able to place counters on all of them at once. If a creature only does benefit itself, it should have some kind of pay off for leaving the field since a card like that is likely to get removed once it gets big enough. Bloodtracker is a good example of this, as is Myriad Construct .

Oeselbroesel on Bloody Silverquills | Breena EDH (Primer!)

6 months ago

Hi, great build. Love the way you went with this. Have you considered Oona's Blackguard to make your tiny threats even worse? I'm trying to build a deck that can run Shadrix Silverquill as an alternative to Breena, the Demagogue , because her value drops significantly if you're in a 3-player pod. Especially since you have doublestrike cards in there the blackguard would hurt.

Nikara, Lair Scavenger is also a fine extra addition for card draw bc of her wording. "When ever a creature you control leaves the battlefield, if it had counters on it phyrexian arena". Should you need more gas.

Bloodtracker also has the benefit of leaving which makes him less likely for spotremoval and you can pump him up should a boardwipe hit the field. But at 4 cmc hes not as cheap as your other little critters of course ;)

ImmortalDawn on edgar markov mark 3

1 year ago

Are you sure you need 50 creatures? This seems a little overkill ^^ Having a bunch of vampires isn't going to make it if they don't have a big impact, especially late game. With your current list it seems pretty likely to have all creatures and no way to support them. I also always like to have some ways to interact with other decks on the table. Though, there are not many budget options that come to my mind.

Maybe Mortify, Living Death, Oversold Cemetery for utility as well as Silversmote Ghoul, Bloodtracker and Vampiric Rites as card draw.

You can also check out my list here if you want, but it's not quite budget :D I'm still tweaking it but the rough idea stands.

Cmi1103 on Life After Death, and Death After Life - Marchesa

1 year ago

RunningEagle

Thanks for the feedback! I have thought about Thought Sponge in the past because like you said it can be insane, but ultimately decided to replace it with Bloodtracker. I rarely have 4 mana sitting open on an opponent's turn to be able to flash in the sponge to take advantage of the card draw, and Blood Tracker let's me manage my life to help me keep dethrone when I need it. I also rely heavily on Grim Haruspex, Baleful Strix and am adding Liliana's Standard Bearer soon. These with a few others have been pretty decent card draw for me.

TheGreatDistortion117 on Triad of Fate Blink

1 year ago

I suggest adding another card. Currently you have 99 cards total in this deck, and commander decks are required to have 100. As for cards within the deck, here are some for each category:

Eldrazi Displacer, Astral Drift - Good for flickering other creatures

Bloodtracker, Wall of Omens - Good for card draw in a blink deck

Mangara of Corondor, Harmonic Sliver - Good for targeted removal in a blink deck. You're already set on Mass Removal

Kor Cartographer, Knight of the White Orchid - Good for ramp in a blink deck. And definitely replace Burnished Hart with Solemn Simulacrum

Some other cool cards are Scroll of Fate, which lets you cheat out huge creatures by manifesting them and then blinking them Triad of Fates, and Strionic Resonator which basically works like an inferior Panharmonicon.

There you go, you were looking for suggestions, so here are some you could consider. My big thing though is just to make sure you get that extra card in the deck. I hope you found this helpful.

amayer49 on Windgrace

1 year ago

MindAblaze,

I see your point about Liege of the Tangle. For example if someone plays a card with "return all creatures to hand", these land creatures would go to my hand (correct me if I'm wrong on that). I had paired Liege of the Tangle and Embodiment of Insight and since there are often board wipes in my groups meta I will probably eliminate these two cards.

As for Titania, Protector of Argoth, I have seen this card before and think it would do really well in this deck. This would be a great addition.

While the lands you suggested would pair really well with Titania, I'm not too keen on the pay one life part of the cost. There are a few decks in our meta that tick life totals quite a bit and this wouldn't help out with that. If I would add these lands it might be worth having Lifegift, I'm just not sure what to take out for them.

As for cards to take out, I know that Thantis, the Warweaver and Gyrus, walker of corpses don't do much for the landfall theme, so I was planning on taking them out. Also on this list were Bloodtracker, Worm Harvest and Soul of Innistrad.

I really just put in Etali, Primal Storm for the effect and the heavy hitting, I know he doesn't fit the landfall theme. He may be taken out for a different deck tho.

Thank you so much for the advice I really appreciate it!!

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