Epicure of Blood
Creature — Vampire
Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Common|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Common|
Combos Browse all
- Dying Wish + Epicure of Blood + Spike Cannibal
- Disciple of Bolas + Epicure of Blood + Spike Cannibal
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Epicure of Blood occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Epicure of Blood Discussion
1 week ago
I want to make a Sen Triplets deck that plays with life gain and drain, for example using the triplets ability of allowing you to play spells from opponents hands to cast their creatures and having a Soul Warden to gain life and a Cliffhaven Vampire and/or a Epicure of Blood out to drain them. Then when you have enough life, blow the opponents up with Aetherflux Reservoir. Or if that dont work go for the infinite life loop with Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood. What cards should I get to best make that kinda strat possible to pull off?
2 months ago
I dont like Command the Dreadhorde because this commander can win before turn 6. Its a really good card in mill decks but I dont think its on flavor for tokens. Panharmonicon is good with Ayara, so is Epicure of Blood since youre running the blood/bond combo. Oathsworn Vampire and Gravecrawler put in a lot of work with Pitiless Plunderer and Ashnod's Altar
2 months ago
I would start by removing the 2 copies of Epicure of Blood. He seems good but for 5cmc he's really trash.
2 months ago
Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger Flip
Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!
You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen
Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror
Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant
Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim
3 months ago
3 months ago
I would get Dark Impostor in there. You could swap out Stromkirk Condemned,Vampire Hexmage, or Vampire Nocturnus. More than half your deck isn't black cards so Vampire Nocturnus might not be as handy not to mention showing your opponent your next draw is not usually advantageous.
Purphoros, God of the Forge is kinda expensive for a chance at extra damage. Consider Brutal Hordechief; relative same cost but more bang for your buck. Along with Sanctum Seeker and say Foul-Tongue Shriek you could be doing a ton of damage.
I think you really need some card draw in there but I'm not sure how to make those changes. You could use cards like Oathsworn Vampire as a way to sacrifice a creature for cards like Altar's Reap, Carnage Altar,Costly Plunder, Dredge, Merciless Resolve, Morbid Curiosity, Phyrexian Vault, Reprocess, Skulltap, or Vampiric Rites.
Idol of Oblivion could get you some extra card draw with all of Edgar's token generation.
Drana's Emissary is also nice to have early game.
4 months ago
Karlov is a stronk general. These cards might interest you: Well of Lost Dreams, Necropotence, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, Cliffhaven Vampire, Epicure of Blood, Crested Sunmare, Angelic Accord, Resplendent Angel, Seraph Sanctuary, Regna, the Redeemer, Krav, the Unredeemed, Paradise Plume, Necrologia, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Greed, Erebos, God of the Dead
4 months ago
These two are a great pair. You might like these: Pitiless Plunderer, Black Market, Zulaport Cutthroat, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Ophiomancer, Bishop of Wings, Cavalier of Dawn, Fanatical Devotion, Phyrexian Reclamation, Vizkopa Guildmage, Cliffhaven Vampire, Epicure of Blood, Crested Sunmare, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Worn Powerstone, Ajani's Welcome