Defiant Bloodlord


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Defiant Bloodlord

Creature — Vampire


Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.

Defiant Bloodlord Discussion

Leathable on Angels, Demons and Dragons, Oh My!

1 week ago

i see that you heavily focus on gaining life in your deck, but don't utilise it a lot (except for having a ton of life). the only cards that benefit from you having/gaining much life are, as far as i can see Resplendent Angel , Ajani's Pridemate , Dawn of Hope , Storm Herd and Ajani, Strength of the Pride .

if you really want to play around gaining life/having a ton of it, i would recommend Sanguine Bond , Felidar Sovereign , Greed , Ambition's Cost , Night's Whisper , Defiant Bloodlord , Phyrexian Arena , Epicure of Blood and/or Exquisite Blood .

remember that life is a resource in this game. just gaining a lot of it makes it harder for you to lose the game, yes, but you should also trie to use it to win the game.

if you are looking for any other kind of inspiration, feel free to check out my kaalia deck:

pbandjames on Licia- Suicide Mardu

1 month ago

Exquisite Blood also goes infinite with Defiant Bloodlord and Vizkopa Guildmage ... Not bad. Suggestions for what to replace? Chesu

kanokarob on Will WotC Ever Print a ...

2 months ago

What does giving Defiant Bloodlord lifelink have to do with easing the combo? Loss of life isn't damage.

Gidgetimer on Will WotC Ever Print a ...

2 months ago

Yes, Defiant Bloodlord was the first occurrence of a creature substitute for Sanguine Bond .

What's that Vizkopa Guildmage ? Little Timmy fell in the well?

Well, it looks like I need to be going.

DemonDragonJ on Will WotC Ever Print a ...

2 months ago

In the Battle for Zendikar block, WotC printed Defiant Bloodlord , which was a creature version of Sanguine Bond , which was much easier to use for combos, since it can be given lifelink.

Naturally, I am wondering if WotC shall eventually print a creature version of Exquisite Blood , (also likely to be a vampire), because it would be so easy to make its ability trigger when it can attack opponents.

What does everyone else say about this? Will WotC eventually print a creature version of Exquisite Blood ?

GarrettTheGreat on Lifegain with OLORO!

3 months ago

Aerial Responder , Defiant Bloodlord , Murder , and Beacon of Immortality (this one's a win-more card and doesn't count as life gain) out. Add in three lands and Azorius Signet . The deck really wants to be hitting it's land drops and ramping where it can.

Syun_Wukong on My first Vampire deck - still needs help

3 months ago

The maybe board is definitely going in, it's just in the mail. And if I get too many complaints, I'll take out Sanguine Bond , too. But I'm keeping Defiant Bloodlord

Hexaflexagon on Vampire Control

3 months ago

Hey Technowyvern!

You might want some cards such as Cordial Vampire , Kalastria Highborn , Sanctum Seeker , Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Pawn of Ulamog (replacement for Sifter of Skulls , Legion Lieutenant , Stromkirk Captain , Drana's Emissary , Malakir Bloodwitch , Necropolis Regent , Cliffhaven Vampire (combine with lifelink for infinite damage + life), Rakish Heir , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , and Defiant Bloodlord .

BTW What is the FNM EDH meta like at Cerberus? I'm about to complete my Angelhorde Invasion deck so anything that would help in the meta or a rough idea of some of the meta decks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Good Luck,


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Defiant Bloodlord occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%