Whenever an opponent loses life, you gain that much life.
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- Defiant Bloodlord + Exquisite Blood
- Exquisite Blood + Vizkopa Guildmage
- Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Exquisite Blood Discussion
17 hours 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?
1 day ago
1 day 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.
2 days ago
Skysurfer, Thanks for the suggestions! I already happen to have 4 Nighthawk Scavenger and 3 Sanctum Seeker so I updated the list, I plan on getting Exquisite Blood and a couple others you mentioned, I also just learned about Heliod, Sun-Crowned , so I might try and get those aswell.
3 days ago
Right off the cuff I would cut Blood Seeker , Voracious Vampire and Brave the Sands as they dont help you win with your life shenanigans. Keeping 1 copy of Blood Seeker may be decent against token or creature decks but that's up to you. Blood Burglar to me seems like a sub-optimal version of Vampire of the Dire Moon and Tithe Drinker so I would swap those. If you have the wallet, Exquisite Blood makes you go infinite with Vito so its an easy swap with Boon Reflection and Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is insane, especially when combined with cards like Champion of Dusk and Sanctum Seeker . Indulging Patrician and Silversmote Ghoul is a path if you can consistently get to 3 life each turn. Some copies of Fatal Push or Heartless Act may do you some good because spot removal is nice in modern. You could also be spicy and go Abiding Grace + some decent one drops like Knight of the Ebon Legion , Indulgent Aristocrat , Guul Draz Assassin , Guul Draz Vampire and Vampire Cutthroat . That aside, Nighthawk Scavenger , Blood Artist , Legion's Landing Flip, Legion Lieutenant , and Drana's Emissary seem like they would fit nicely. I might cut some Cleric of life's bond as well, because its almost purely overshadowed by faster growing cards like Ajani's Pridemate and Sprite Dragon atm. I might also consider cutting 1 Boon Reflection and 1-2 lands to fit the mana curve a little more nicely. A lot of these are just pure suggestions, so the choice on what path is up to you. All in all, very cool deck. I am a big fan of trying to make Vito work, I hope you are successful in your journey and I hope this helps.
1 month ago
1 month ago
I would love to see an Orzhov commander for bat tribal. Only 22 bat creatures have ever been printed, plus two other creatures that generate bat tokens, and then one artifact that does as well. I really don't know exciting this would be for other players, but for me it would definitely be a dream come true commander for me.
Crossing my fingers like mad for something good from the Innistrad sets later this year. I do have a bat EDH deck, but would like the commander to be an actual bat.
Something that flips, like Screeching Bat Flip that's a bat on one side and a Vampire on the other, but Legendary of course would be cool, but I'd be happy with any Orzhov bat commander. The two non-bat creatures that create bat tokens have white in their identity (a few bats do as well) so WB would definitely be necessary. I feel like Mardu is crossing too much into Vampire territory, and while they have their obvious associations in game, Bats have exclusively been BW so far and I'd like them to keep their identity that way.
As for what this commander would do, anything along the lines of generating a swarm of small fliers, anthem effect for bats, or something with an Exquisite Blood type of effect for bats when they damage a creature, planeswalker, or player, I would be beyond overjoyed. Something really kickass for a super niche tribe.
1 month ago
Thanks Albogrease you raise a couple of very good points. I realised that my win con of the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo wasnt in yet as one part is still in the post (and thus not yet in the deck). But this made me think more: what else am I using to win by, rather than durdle round and play cards?
So far I have:
The previously mentioned combo
Exsanguinate for a big wipe out, and protect its casting with counterspells (fragile I know).
Felidar Sovreign plus any lifegain pieces I have to win of its trigger.
If you have any ideas on this I would very much appreciate the suggestions!