Exquisite Blood

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Exquisite Blood

Enchantment

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

Gidgetimer on All the combos

2 weeks ago

I need a little more clarification on the objective of the deck. Are you wanting a deck with the longest list of combos, a deck with a large number of completely unique combos that you want to draw naturally, or a deck with a large number of completely unique combos and you will tutor the last piece? Each different style is going to require different combos.

Without any specific guidance on how you want to build the deck I am just going to list some of my favorites. I'll just list off cards, LMK if you need an explanation for any.

Veethevvitch on Evil dead ☠️ (Ode to Sheoldred)

1 month ago

Hi Profet93, for the combos I have Peer into the Abyss and my: Sheoldred, the Apocalypse, Bloodletter of Aclazotz, i got Exquisite Blood and my : Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Sanguine Bond and finally i have Peer into the Abyss and Bloodletter of Aclazotz. And i am mainly looking for tips to boots competitiveness! :)

DreadKhan on lonely goth girl

1 month ago

I'm not sure if Teysa would even want a friend, but Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker is a bit of a kindred, maybe they could hang for tea?

If you want people to attack a lot there is Angel's Trumpet, very handy that your Spirits have flying! Exquisite Blood is a combo piece, but it's also a strong card on it's own, it synergizes with your Commander very powerfully I'd say, if people come at you their creature's die, and if they go at each other then you gain life. Breena, the Demagogue can be used to make your stuff better. Shadrix Silverquill has a really good interaction with your Commander, if you give someone an Inkling and they come at you it dies and you get a 1/1, and if you give your board +1 counters twice than your 1/1s clobber inklings. I would run Transmogrifying Wand over Murder, it's 4 mana for the first creature but only 1 more for the next 2. You could also try something like Reckless Spite. I am a big fan of True Conviction, very good with a big token army.

It's a pretty janky card but I often enjoy using Axis of Mortality in White decks that are trying to stay on budget, you can punish or reward people as you see fit, it's a very strong political effect, and if people are losing creatures to your ability to lower your life total (while giving you evasive attackers) then you're probably gaining ground.

It's up to you obviously if you don't want to run more lands, but have you thought about including some MDFCs? I use Hagra Mauling  Flip and am happy to see it now and then, ETB tapped lands aren't great, but if the spell effect is also a playable effect their value is incredible. I'm sure you could find a use for Malakir Rebirth  Flip too, though that is less budget.

In the time that I've played Commander I've come to the conclusion that one of the hallmarks of a good deck is card draw, especially low to the ground effects. Stuff like Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper are very good in practice, there are also things like Village Rites, Corrupted Conviction, Plumb the Forbidden, and Reckoner's Bargain, these are all handy with your tokens, but also if you can't protect your Commander and they're getting blown up anyways, this can also prevent effects like Oubliette from working (which can be VERY helpful if your deck depends on your Commander, you might want a couple in the deck in case). If you think your tokens might stay 1/1s, or that you can get them to die with consistency then Skullclamp draws a lot of cards. Stinging Study draws a whopping 7 cards in this deck, for only 5 mana, I'd say that'd be handy late game.

77hi77 on I BEG YOUR F@CKING PARDON??!!! - Razaketh

3 months ago

Profet93 I completely forgot about Ugin, the Ineffable! And he makes my expensive mana rocks that much cheaper, great shout, thank you!

Fair point about this not being close to cEDH, I more meant in vibes. That the strategy is to burst out of the gates, ramp, then tutor for the wincon (which comes out of nowhere like an infinite combo, even though it's not). I can't speak too much about it though because I never keep up with cEDH decks enough to know where the similarities are.

Ugin is going in, the only two targeted artifact removal spells I know of in mono black are Phyrexian Tribute and Gate to Phyrexia, I'll probably grab the cheaper of the two and toss it in there. The other thing I'm looking at is swapping the targeted creature removal, because a lot of it is sorcery speed, my Maybeboard has the instant speed versions I'm grabbing next time I go card shopping.

I would absolutely love to hear you recommendations! I don't love stax or infinite combos. At least, not easy infinite combos. I want Exquisite Blood in the deck for the life gain, but I won't get Sanguine Bond for example. If it takes some effort and thought to set up, I don't mind that. Similar for stax, I don't want to shut the game down for anyone, but I'm okay with making it a bit harder. For example, one of the decks I face the most in my pod is Gollum, Obsessed Stalker, which is completely shut down by both Archfiend of Despair and Plague Drone, both are in the deck, but they're creatures and easy to deal with. This was meant to be a mean deck but I'm a big ol' softie.

For budget, this is the deck I'm willing to spend on, I'm okay with a couple of $20 cards, or if you've got a lot of suggestions then let's say $5/card.

Again, thanks so much!

HeavenlyAxe on Uncle Istvan and the Shadow Crew

3 months ago

I dont think I'd have any card in my deck with the sole purpose of being a blocker. Id hate it every time I drew the card.

Darkness is a fog in black

Ensnaring Bridge might work if you can play around it. Your guys are small but your buffing them.

Stuffy Doll + Pariah's Shield is cute but on their own they are sort of dead draws.

Hissing Miasma is a deterrent but not a very strong one

Crawlspace limits the number of attackers

Exquisite Blood might solve the problem in another way

Mirage Mirror acts as a great deterrent that also has a lot of utility.

Marchesa's Decree give you monarch which you can always get back so thats sweet

Revenge of Ravens meh

Davriel, Soul Broker very strong

Dread

Solemn Simulacrum the best blocker lol

Not exactly what you asked for but hopefully gave you some good ideas.

sergiodelrio on TEATIME

4 months ago

You could throw in 1x Exquisite Blood for the fun of it... goes infinite with Dina! +1 from me

RazorRose on Can you eat gold

4 months ago

I fixed the arcane signet issue. I can put Exquisite Blood in for sure. I think that'll add some fun stuff and fits the theme. Any thoughts on what to trim?

legendofa on Can you eat gold

4 months ago

Looks like you have two Arcane Signets in here.

Outside of that, the deck has Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Sanguine Bond. Exquisite Blood is a win condition with both of these, if you're willing and able to go that direction. Sun Titan is a big mana card, but can give you another layer of resilience.

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