Marauding Blight-Priest

Marauding Blight-Priest

Creature — Vampire Cleric

Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

Marauding Blight-Priest occurrence in decks from the last year

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Marauding Blight-Priest Discussion

Sbyeliab on Mono Black Sac

3 weeks ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 thank you so much for your suggestions! I'm new here (obviously) so I mislabeled the format. This is an arena deck, so there aren't actually legality problems.

I may have also mis-labeled the strategy a bit, I still don't really speak the lingo. It really does hinge around Piper of the Swarm and/or Sanitarium Skeleton , Ayara, First of Locthwain , Lampad of Death's Vigil .

In an ideal turn, I make a rat with the Piper, this takes one life via Ayara. I then sacrifice it with the Lampad, which also takes one life. If I can't keep a Piper out, I have the Skeleton, and Liliana is a cheaper way to regenerate a skeleton each turn. Bastion of Remembrance doubles damage from the sacrifice with the Lampad, and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose doubles everything. With Sanctum of Stone Fangs and Dogged Pursuit a turn with only 1 rat creation and sacrifice has the potential to do 10 damage.

That's the plan, at least.

I have trouble keeping Liliana and the piper out, so I end up defaulting to the Skeleton's ability a lot.

An earlier version of this used Marauding Blight-Priest and Duskwielder , but I found the Piper/Ayara/Lampad combo got watered down.

I've thought about Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Gloom Sower as additions, but they're very expensive.

I don't quite see how Castle Locthwain and Faceless Haven fit in here. Can you say more there?

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Mono Black Sac

3 weeks ago

Well, this isn't a bad start! Usually, Vito decks are Orzhov because white has so much lifegain. If you're determined to stay mono-black though, let's get started.

Underwhelming cards: Piper of the Swarm , Sanitarium Skeleton isn't Standard-legal, and Liliana, Death Mage . These just have nothing to do with your deck and don't belong. Lampad of Death's Vigil , sacrificing a creature is just too steep a cost unless you go the full route of making this a sacrifice deck (not impossible here, although it works best in Rakdos).

Cards to have instead: The fourth Vito. He's absolutely critical to your deck, so you need four even if he's legendary. Your opponents will kill him a lot, so you'll want that extra copy in your hand anyway. Gray Merchant of Asphodel . At a minimum, he drains for two. With Ayara and a lot of static permanents in the deck, it's likely to be a lot more! Duskwielder is a possibility if you needed early things, as is Serrated Scorpion . Marauding Blight-Priest is essentially a redundancy for Vito in this deck.

With a mono-colored mana base, you've got tons of freedom here. Castle Locthwain is an instant four-of in my opinion, and if you're finding that you have turns where you just do nothing, make all your swamps snow and put in Faceless Haven .

iplayBANJO on Elenda - Life After Death

1 month ago

A bit of a long comment for you to chew some ideas over. I'm just going to throw out some cards that work for the aristocrats strategy that I think the commander would work well with. Then I'll give you some combos that could work here. Most of the combos rely heavily on white cards, so I think they are all pretty cheap. I'm sure there's a lot more that you could use, but these are the ones that come to my mind.

Aristocrat Mana Producers

Pitiless Plunderer , Sifter of Skulls , Nether Traitor , Pawn of Ulamog


Reveillark , Karmic Guide , Sun Titan , Gift of Immortality , Angelic Renewal , Luminous Broodmoth , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord , Nim Deathmantle

Self-Recursive Creatures

Reassembling Skeleton , Bloodsoaked Champion , Oathsworn Vampire

Free Sacrifice Outlets

Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , Altar of Dementia , Blasting Station , Viscera Seer , Bloodthrone Vampire , Carrion Feeder , Spawning Pit , Bloodflow Connoisseur Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter

Aristocrat Payoffs

Blood Artist , Cruel Celebrant , Falkenrath Noble , Zulaport Cutthroat


I'm sure these fit into combos, but I'll leave them to you to evaluate.
Marauding Blight-Priest , Famished Paladin Epicure of Blood Defiant Bloodlord Cliffhaven Vampire Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

Combos with a free sacrifice outlet

Karmic Guide + Reveillark : Karmic Guide can return Reveillark to the battlefield. Sacrifice Karmic Guide, then Reveillark. Reveillark's death trigger returns Karmic Guide to the battlefield. Karmic Guide's ETB (enters the battlefield) trigger can return Reveillark to the battlefield. Repeat forever. Reveillark can also return another small creature to the battlefield in addition to Karmic Guide.
Gift of Immortality + Sun Titan : Enchant Sun Titan with Gift of Immortality. Sacrifice Sun Titan. Gift of Immortality returns Sun Titan to the battlefield. Sun Titan's ETB trigger returns Gift of Immortality to the battlefield, attached to Sun Titan. Repeat forever.
Kaya's Ghostform + Sun Titan : Same as Gift of Immortality combo above.
Angelic Renewal + Sun Titan : Same as above.
Fiend Hunter + Sun Titan : Exile Sun Titan with Fiend Hunter's ETB. Sacrifice Fiend Hunter to return Sun Titan to the battlefield. Return Fiend Hunter to the battlefield with Sun Titan's ETB. Exile Sun Titan with Fiend Hunter's ETB. Repeat forever.
Fiend Hunter + Karmic Guide : Same as Sun Titan combo above.

Leonin Relic-Warder combos

Animate Dead + Leonin Relic-Warder : Start with Leonin Relic-Warder in your graveyard. Play Animate Dead to bring Leonin-Relic Warder back from your graveyard. Exile Animate Dead with Leonin Relic-Warder's ETB. Leonin Relic-Warder dies to Animate Dead leaving the battlefield. Animate Dead returns to the battlefield targeting Leonin-Relic Warder. Exile Animate Dead with Leonin-Relic Warder's ETB. Repeat forever.
Dance of the Dead + Leonin Relic-Warder : Same as above.
Leonin Relic-Warder + Necromancy : Same as above.

Infinite Sacrifice Fodder

Divine Visitation + Requiem Angel : Sacrificing a creature will trigger Requiem Angel to create a 1/1 Spirit Token. Divine Visitation causes that to instead be a 4/4 Angel Token, which can be sarificed to trigger Requiem Angel to create another 1/1 spirit that comes into play as a 4/4 Angel.
Bishop of Wings + Divine Visitation : Same as above, but you also gain 4 life each time.

metalrayn on

1 month ago

Gota make space for Eternal Thirst

The other day I made my Marauding Blight-Priest a 19/18 lifelink with pestilence in my cliffhaven deck.

SourRnaGrapes on Athreos Aristoken

2 months ago

Grind Orzhov Basilica is a great idea since it increases the available mana and guarantees a land drop! I feel as if Command Tower might be better for a deck with 3+ colours, but it's still appreciated.

I'm definitely aware that Famished Paladin can seem initially underwhelming, but when I cast Resplendent Mentor with Marauding Blight-Priest and Famished Paladin already on the field, I can just win the game outright (through tapping Famished Paladin for life, which then untaps for infinite lifegain and ping if blightpriest is on the field). Generous Gift is also pretty interesting, although I can recur High Priest of Penance especially with the methods that you told me about. The cards that you mentioned there are very interesting, I'll keep them in mind for the future.

I absolutely agree with you about Twilight Panther , it's more of a filler card. Luckily for me, I got Commander's Sphere from Commander Legends, so I can just slot it in as I'm typing this.

I'm really happy that I got all of this advice from you, thank you!

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