Defiant Bloodlord

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Defiant Bloodlord

Creature — Vampire

Flying

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

paperNplastic on Vampire: The Dark Ages

5 months ago

Hey aekrusty what would you take out for that combo and do you feel that other cards that feed into that combo are worth looking into such as Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Defiant Bloodlord, and Beacon of Immortality?

SoulTrasher626 on Melina, Ysmir of Nature (NEEDS …

8 months ago

First of all, the ability. I took them in as it's the basic combo of her deck. Her Commander Dina, Soul Steeper and within the 99 Sanguine Bond, Marauding Blight-Priest, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Epicure of Blood and Defiant Bloodlord are cards, that go infinitely with Exquisite Blood once she gains life or an opponent loses life until all opponents in Game are dead (the combo only ends as soon as there are no more targets / players when it has started). Since all cards are already direct targets for removal, especially her Turn 2 Commander, I thought it would be good to have such a capability on this card so that the idea is retained, Especially with the Exquisite Blood combo in mind. Above all, I didn't want to create a second Exquisite Blood. And like TypicalTimmy said, with a tutor she can get exactly that from the deck, since it is the first goal of her deck.

Right now I'm also playing with the idea that she can be like this:

Melina, Ysmir of Nature Show

As already mentioned, counter-doublers are at home in the color combo (especially when you have played against Atraxa, it is very stressful to see some Planeswalker Ultimate in the round where they are played). And an emblem which is like part of the Dina, Soul Steeper + Exquisite Blood - combo I find myself too strong because you can't get rid of an emblem (as far as I know). How do you like this idea of rewriting? Better or worse than the basic idea?

Seirx240 on Orzhov Life Burn (Current)

9 months ago

Kazierts for life gain i like Noble Purpose, because it's a good universal life gain card that I already own, and I threw Glass-Cast Heart in there for the cheap tokens and life gain/loss. My idea would be to keep one Regal Bloodlord cut the other, cut Restless Bloodseeker  Flip Glass-Cast Heart and Defiant Bloodlord for 2 of Vito and 2 blight-preist

Kazierts on Orzhov Life Burn (Current)

9 months ago

Cut Defiant Bloodlord, Regal Bloodlord and Restless Bloodseeker  Flip. They either cost too much or aren't that good of a payoff. Marauding Blight-Priest costs a bit more than the Bloodseeker, but it's much better for your strategy.

raefgall on Elven Onslaught

1 year ago

Also, if you're willing to break your theme for one card, something like Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Dina, Soul Steeper, or Defiant Bloodlord could weaponize those little bits of life gain you have throughout. Sanguine Bond also works, but having it on a creature helps with stuff like Lurking Predators.

slowsti on Gyome, Master Chef [Budget]

1 year ago

There's a lot of good things going on with this deck already but there's some space for growth. you have a lot of life gain going on with out a whole lot to do with it to push you towards a win condition. First thing I'd do however is try to eek every last ounce out of Gyome I could. I want to preface this by saying I'm referencing a build I'm currently working on called Living your life that utilizes a similar idea to what you're working with here.

first thing I'd do is look at creature recursion. its inevitable that you're going to lose creatures via Sac or blocking. embrace it and take advantage of what Black and Golgari is really good at which is bringing things back from your grave yard. cards like Regrowth , Nature's Spiral , Forever Young , and Gravepurge are all 2 to 3 drop cards that will bring creatures or permanents back from your grave yard for around $.25 each. another great card for this would be In Search of Greatness which lets you put a permanent onto the board during your upkeep with a CMC equal to 1 plus the highest CMC of another permanent you have.

the second thing I'd be looking at is doing something with all this life gain. cards like Sanguine Bond Defiant Bloodlord cause opponents to lose life for the amount that you gained.

now here is where things can get kinda spendy. Exquisite Blood is a pricey card that is the lynch pin in many 2 card infinite life gain life drain combos. it is objectively expensive and would likely be your most expensive card in this deck but would highly recommend it down the road because with it and one of the two cards above sacrificing a single food token (which can be done at instant speed) will trigger this infinite combo giving you the game win. Like I said its pricey so maybe not a purchase for now but I'd look at it for down the road

other things that would be beneficial would be cards with life link like Moldering Karok and something that can spread counters around. I am particularly a fan of Willowdusk, Essence Seer for her ability to put counters on creatures in the amount of life gain. its easy to make creatures 20/20 really fast with her and cards like Ageless Entity which adds counters to itself for the amount of life you gained. those cards both came with the precon that Gyome was packaged with but if you are getting cards from your friend these can be had for under a dollar each.

Finally, just because I like having as many win cons in a deck as I can get, Glistener Elf is a fun card to have as it deals damage in the form of poison counters. pairing it with proliferate spells or doubling spells (which can be pricey so maybe a down the line purchase) can bring a game to an end very quickly. imagine gaining 10 life, having willowdusk and glistener elf on the board with your swift foot boots equipped, putting 10 counters on glistener elf and running her through with Rogue's Passage , another card that is in the witherbloom witchcraft pre con but will only run you .40 if you don't have it, for an instant win.

Lastly get some cards in there that mess with your opponents boardstate. Black is really good at creature destruction either directly or in the form of -x/-x counters and golgari is decent at targeted permanent destruction. It takes up space in your deck but I always recommend having 3-5 creature destruction cards in my black decks and 3-5 recursion cards otherwise magic just feels like playing solitaire until you can draw a win con.

Sorry that was a lot wordier than I thought it was gonna be so if you need clarifications let me know.

DemonDragonJ on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 year ago

legendofa, I think that a creature version of Exquisite Blood could have the same power/toughness and mana cost as Defiant Bloodlord , although perhaps slightly stricter, such as , rather than .

Also, I agree with Coward_Token that WotC can avoid disrupting standard by printing such a card in either a future Commander set or the upcoming Modern Horizons 2.

legendofa on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 year ago

DemonDragonJ Reducing confusion probably wasn't the only reason it was changed, but I'm sure it factored into the decision.

I could understand a creature version of Exquisite Blood , but I don't expect it to show up regularly. I count eight cards with a variant of the SB effect: Cliffhaven Vampire , Defiant Bloodlord , Dina, Soul Steeper , Epicure of Blood , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanguine Bond , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Vizkopa Guildmage . A new EB goes infinite with all of these, with incredible redundancy.

How would you stat a creature version out? What would you expect its mana value and P/T to be?

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