Exquisite Blood

Exquisite Blood


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

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Exquisite Blood Discussion

TypicalTimmy on New Format for EDH: Rule …

1 week ago

Over the weekend I'll make a "comprehensive rules list" for Rule: 0. I know it sounds silly, because it contradicts the very nature of the format in question, but there are certain elements of the game that can not be altered.

For example, you can't have a land as your Commander as a land is not cast.

You also can't give a creature who does not have Companion that ability, because you would be adding text onto the card that isn't there.

I should probably ban the Power 9, simply because if you want to play with those cards, just play Canadian Highlander and use the appropriate point-buy system.

I've also seen questions pertaining to "Partners" and "Partners With", asking if having two cards that are not Partnered up together adds to the deck's color identity. Why it does, I think it should be worth limiting this. Otherwise technically speaking you could run Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood. So I feel putting a limitation on this is important.

What I'm thinking is the following:

  • No lands as Commanders, including any card who's reverse side is a land, unless allowed by the Rules Committee for regular EDH.

  • No Power 9 - Just play Canadian Highlander

  • If you use Partners With, at least one must be a Legendary Creature

  • You may not Partners With any Legendary Creature who has Eminence: This includes, for the purposes of the rule, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

  • Artifacts, Enchantments, Instants and Sorceries are OKAY but must be Legendary

  • All Planeswalkers are usable as Commanders

  • No rules change to Companion

  • Non-legendary creatures are okay to use as solo or Partners With Commanders (Oh Lord help us with Snapcaster Mage)

This expands the deck building opportunities by a LOT, without allowing it to be broken so frequently. For example, Winter Orb + Land Tax?? Jesus Christ, no. Lmao

DemonDragonJ on Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Crimson …

1 month ago

This set did not contain a reprint, or a creature version, of Exquisite Blood, but I shall maintain hope for such cards to appear in Crimson Vow.

Ajalira_Zomalin on ♪She's a Soul Steeper... Tea Drinker!♪

1 month ago


It would, and I will think about adding Exquisite Blood , but I usually prefer not to run infinite combo where half of it is in the command zone.

DemonDragonJ on Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Crimson …

1 month ago

Coward_Token, I definitely am excited about that, and I am hoping that the popular reprinted card shall be Exquisite Blood, but Craterhoof Behemoth is also an excellent choice, as well.

jlolley on Vito Life gain

1 month ago

hmm yes, those would probably work however they are very mana expensive... im trying to keep the average mana cost down a little more. Do you know of any alternatives to Exquisite Blood that are less expensive? it would be a great card to add to this deck as it would be a 1 card combo with my commander... however its pretty expensive... Thanks.

DemonDragonJ on Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Crimson …

2 months ago

There are still several months remaining before the releases of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow, but I would like to begin speculating about them, now, to see what the users of this forum are seeking in those sets.

First and foremost, I very dearly wish to see a creature version of Exquisite Blood , since there have now been numerous creatures with the ability of Sanguine Bond , but none with the ability of Exquisite Blood , which is both ridiculous and illogical, because EB’s ability actually makes far more sense on a creature than does SB’s.

Second, I hope to see some excellent new angels and demons, since those are my two favorite types of creatures in this game.

Third, I am neutral toward werewolves, but I know that many players are fond of them, so I would like to see another legendary werewolf, since there currently is only one of those, and I know that players wish to have more options for a werewolf tribal EDH deck.

Fourth, on the subject of transforming cards, there have been a number of creatures with abilities that trigger when they transform, but there have been few, if any, cards with abilities that trigger when other permanents transform; for example, I would like to see permanents with effects such as "whenever a creature transforms, this permanent deals 2 damage to that creature's controller," "whenever a creature transforms, its controller draws a card," or "whenever a creature transforms, return target card from your graveyard to your hand," and so forth.

Fifth, I would like to see any of the following cycles of dual lands be completed: the "horizon lands" (i.e., Horizon Canopy , Silent Clearing , etc.), the "battle lands" (i.e., Canopy Vista , Cinder Glade , etc.), or Nimbus Maze (I know that that is only a single land, but it definitely deserves a full cycle).

Sixth, I feel that these sets would be great sets for reusing the unearth mechanic, since that has not been used in some time.

What does everyone else say about this? What would you like to see from the two upcoming Innistrad sets?

Doulad on BW Vampire Allies

2 months ago

Look for a card like Exquisite Blood for auto wins when you combo with Cliffhaven Vampire or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose .

Doulad on The Allies are Coming, The Allies are Coming!

2 months ago

I have a very similar deck that I'm still working on, but I really like Drana's Emissary . I also have Pulse Tracker in mine which is nice because it deals one damage to all players when it attacks which can trigger cards like Exquisite Blood and Cliffhaven Vampire . I might replace vampire cutthroat with ally or a card like pulse tracker. also trespassers curse could use another copy. I also agree with Elmoisamac about run-in x4 of good allies.

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