Callous Bloodmage

Callous Bloodmage

Creature — Vampire Warlock

When this enters the battlefield, choose one —

  • Create a 1/1 black and green Pest creature token with "When this creature dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist), you gain 1 life."
  • You draw a card and you lose 1 life.
  • Exile target player's graveyard.
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Callous Bloodmage Discussion

DreadKhan on Meren WIP v1

3 weeks ago

If you want a more unusual option than Spore Frog, you could try Dawnstrider , which doesn't need to be recurred each turn. Not sure why nobody uses it, other than it's old and uses an unpopular mechanic. I run both in my Meren deck, but I need discard outlets more than most Meren decks.

In my experience, creature based ramp plays really well in Meren, especially anything like Diligent Farmhand or Dawntreader Elk or even Yavimaya Granger . They aren't as good as Sakura Tribe Elder, but they can do a lot of work. The built in sac seems to be key, because it's hard to get a sac outlet consistently to start recurring your Wood Elves type creatures.

Callous Bloodmage is a really nice new card for a deck like this, very versatile.

GrixCHIM on Ayara Rat Plague EDH

1 month ago

I see your deck is budget, and I wanted to suggest some budget inclusions for cards that would create tokens that also trigger Ayara's drain ability.

Chittering Witch creates RAT tokens!!

Abhorrent Overlord Generates a LOT of harpy tokens as your devotion to black will be large with Ayara in play.

Rise of the Dread Marn is a great way to refuel your board with black creatures after a board wipe or large death effect.

Lab Rats is a great way to slowly add more rats to the field with enough mana for the buyback price.

Josu Vess, Lich Knight can be brutal with Ayara on the battlefield if the kicker cost is paid.

Necrotic Hex can be a good board clearing effect that also makes black creatures.

Your deck could also use some cards to help find your enjoyed rat cards. Some budget options in black include Diabolic Tutor , Mausoleum Secrets , and Ratcatcher !

Some cards you're using aren't especially great in a singleton format. Cards like Compound Fracture and Hunt for Specimens could be replaced with Defile and Callous Bloodmage respectively.

Have fun playing EDH! The best suggestion is to play with others and learn what cards you like and dislike using and adapt with new cards that fit your budget.

Sloanan on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 month ago

Just letting you know that Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip / Awaken the Blood Avatar has no associated Avatar token in the simulator currently, nor does Sedgemoor Witch or Callous Bloodmage have 1/1 pests when in the simulator.

Thanks!

YamishiTheWickedOne on Darkside

1 month ago

ok, Whitelionq and SefTheReject

Vamps getting some new toys.

Callous Bloodmage is honestly a really good vamp. His third effect turns him into a 3 mana Tormod's Crypt on legs.

Faceless Haven is Mutavault's big brother, turns into a 4/3 vigilance vampire for 3 mana. Vigilance on a manland means it can attack AND tap for mana. Only problem is he needs SNOW mana. Given what makes multicolored decks work is fetches and shock lands, Rakdos/Orzov/Mardu vampires need to be running Blood Crypt and/or Godless Shrine plus the fast or pain lands for their respective colors. So, Haven only works really in monoblack vampires. I'm certain there are other new supports on the way. If nothing else for black, if not vamps. Such as Baleful Mastery , or the black tribal boardwipe Crippling Fear , which is mainboard-worthy.

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

1 month ago

BrassLord goodness gracious this'll take a second to go through!

Crypt Ghast seems perfect, that one's going in. Urborg --why not?

Mox Amber seems like it would just draw hate, most of my ramp sits at two anyway so I don't think it accelerates me too much.

Veinwitch Coven looks like fun, I should be able to find a place for it.

Oathsworn Vampire is ideal, 100% going in.

As far as the AltarMantle combo goes, I think I like it! I'll use Callous Bloodmage .

Sensei's Divining Top sure is a good card. I always forget about it, because--to be quite frankly honest--I don't want to buy one. But this is my no-holds-barred deck, so it should definitely go in!

I'm definitely trying to keep the average cmc down as much as possible, but I'll consider Savra .

Thank you so much for taking all that time to make such a detailed comment!

Azeworai on Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Commander

1 month ago

Ah, I had long-tinkered with an Alesha list for quite the meiny of months, whereupon I have a fair number of suggestions for consideration in your ranks.

Meseems Callous Bloodmage is one of the best cards in the new set for inclusion, as it does three relevant things for any given circumstance. Choose wisely.

Any aristocrats list is incomplete when bereft of Skullclamp . Overplayed? Overrated? Too powerful? Is it too efficient? Perhaps you are tired of acknowledging its existence? Is this jest overlong all for the sake of an ensuing sentence? No, no, yes, maybe, and yes. (Just play it.)

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is a particular powerhouse. He does everything. Maugre the cost of one life, he enables a draw engine and sacrifice outlet. So much for so little.

False Prophet is a most splendid wrath, for, ere his calamitous demise trigger, you may sacrifice your board and ravage all others.

Feldon of the Third Path , however sorrowful his tale, is quite the potent artificer. Bringing back many and wreaking havoc upon all is a brutal combination that can act as a backup version of the commander.

Rummaging effects are perhaps something of which I am too fond, yet here we are. Rummaging Goblin , Anje Falkenrath , Plargg, Dean of Chaos  Flip, Deal Broker , Smuggler's Copter , and Mad Prophet are all ones I would seek to add.

I much enjoy Painful Truths in any multi-coloured Black deck. Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper are equally enjoyable.

Retribution of the Meek is a splendid wrath, typically decimating the opponents' populous.

There are also the intrinsic staples that I may as well proffer by name: Blood Artist , Swords to Plowshares , Despark , Anguished Unmaking , Vindicate , Path to Exile , and Fellwar Stone .

Thus is all, dear folk. But, might all of your foes be met with a despairing shriek as Karmic Guide has her fun casting demise.

Lastly, the deck name could use a little work. Yes, it may be forthright, but, opt for something with flare. Let it be histrionic! Brutal! WONDERFUL!

Thence I leave.

Here is my own list, if you deign to care: Quondam Foes