As an additional cost to cast New Blood, tap an untapped Vampire you control.
Gain control of target creature. Change the text of that creature by replacing all instances of one creature type with Vampire.
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New Blood Discussion
3 hours ago
To get super technical, mana abilities (those that add mana) can be used when casting a spell during 601.2g:
601.2g If the total cost includes a mana payment, the player then has a chance to activate mana abilities (see rule 605, "Mana Abilities"). Mana abilities must be activated before costs are paid.
at which point the mana just floats in your pool for a moment before getting to 601.2h when you actually pay the costs:
601.2h The player pays the total cost in any order. Partial payments are not allowed. Unpayable costs can't be paid.
This order gets important with improvise and gold, you have to add mana (by sacrificing) before paying costs (by tapping). Tapping an artifact for improvise is the same as paying a non-mana cost (like tapping a vampire for New Blood ) except that it actually pays the mana cost. There are 3 keywords that work this way: Convoke, Improvise, and Delve. None of them actually add mana. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth also works this way, which is slightly different from phyrexian mana (again, super technical).
1 month ago
Also you are missing some other good lords and tribal vamp stuff like Bloodline Keeper Flip Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Champion of Dusk Elenda, the Dusk Rose Falkenrath Gorger Forerunner of the Legion Indulgent Aristocrat Kalastria Highborn Legion Lieutenant Legion's Landing Flip Malakir Bloodwitch Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle New Blood Olivia, Mobilized for War Olivia's Bloodsworn Feast of Blood Patron of the Vein Sanctum Seeker Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord Stensia Banquet Stensia Masquerade Thirsting Bloodlord Urge to Feed Vampire Nocturnus Vampiric Fury
ok way more suggestions than I expected, but all good cards to consider! Obviously don't need all of them, it depends on your strategy and what you want to focus on. I would very highly recommend at least Bloodwitch, Mavren Fein, Sanctum Seeker, and probably Legion Lieutenant and Landing for good cheap value on the low end. There's a lot you can get into if you want to mess with madness strategies, or focus on lifegain type stuff and exsanguinate. Like typically you would run Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for an exsanguinate wincon, among other things. There are other Sorins you can dabble in if you want, but Imperious Bloodlord is probably the most value at 3 CMC and has strong synergy for straight vamp strategies.
4 months ago
Update 28/10 is live! :)
What are your thoughts on this swap ?
Thanks for reading !
5 months ago
Hey, nice first brew of Edgar.
Consider adding a few more black one drop Vamps? Knight of the Ebon Legion and Indulgent Aristocrat are one drops who can be good with aggro or midrange Vamp strategies. Cards you could cut for these are Mortify and Tithe Drinker.
Diabolic Intent is another tutor to consider adding replacing New Blood. Ruinous Ultimatum wrecks your opponents in multiplayer Commander, it could replace Fumigate. Champion of Dusk's ETB effect is excellent draw with eminence, it could replace Falkenrath Noble. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is good with aggro and midrange Vamp strategies especially with Edgar, it could replace Dark Impostor.
Consider adding some more dual lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make black and some dual lands that can make white to replace some Plains?
Lands to consider cutting for these are 3x Plains, 1x Mountain and Reliquary Tower.
Good luck with your deck.
6 months ago
I definitely feel that cards like Feast of Blood, New Blood, Patron of the Vein, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel would definitely work well in here. Also, I would definitely run Cabal Coffers and Cabal Stronghold in any mono black list. Culling the Weak and Dark Ritual would probably work well for you, too.
11 months ago
I have to test Underworld Breach more. After a boardwipe it could server better than Oversold Cemetery. Often the Cemetery dont do anything with that much graveyard hate people bring these days... getting them all back in one turn sounds better. Dark Prophecy is nice when clamp is out, otherwise its unreliable.
i put New Blood back in just for the flavor and fun. Its not the best card but its extremely unique and can only be played in a Vamp tribal. So why not.
11 months ago
I used to play upgraded Vampiric Bloodlust a lot. You need either a lot of cheap vampires (1 and 2 CMC) + some card draw and play as much vampires as fast as possible, or a lot of recursion, since there usually is a lot of wraths. I recommend these cards (I consider them to be Edgar staples):
- Dusk / Dawn - serves as wrath & recursion
- Reconnaissance - gives vigilance to any (your) creature you want & helps in combat (you may withdraw your creatures from combat) (read errata, because the card now works differently from the original text)
- Shared Animosity - the best anthem for vampires! if you have a lot of cheap vampires on the battlefield, this enchantment wins the game!
- Etchings of the Chosen - anthem & protection for your important vampires
- Anguished Unmaking - I know it's about 5 USD, but it's completely worth it, my favourite removal/wrath
- Wear / Tear - great art. & ench. removal
- New Blood - must have in vampire deck
- Skullclamp - the best card draw for your deck!
1 year ago
Hey Last_Laugh !
Thanks for the comments and suggestion mate!
Lets start with New Blood one of my favourite cards in the deck. I'm having so much fun running this one !! Stealing a Utvara Hellkite did not happen yet but boy oh boy that would be bonkers <:D but the ones i did steal and are worth mentioning are Omnath, Locus of Rage that play was ridiculous because i already had a wide board of vamps including Elenda, the Dusk Rose + Yahenni, Undying Partisan so i just went full out and on the ES i sacced all my vamps to Yahenni ! Every vamp that died triggered Omnath for 3 ping damage and was a fuel for Elenda feeding her with counters and saccing her as last to obtain a wide board again and doing it all over to finish the table off :) Will never forget that one !! A Vampire Blightsteel Colossus is also a game ending steal :P I highly recommend New Blood every vamp deck should run it imo.
Oversold Cemetery & Scapegoat did have a slot in my deck for multiple weeks but most of the time they did not shine the way i thought they would, and a few times those cards were a dead card in hand. Meaning i drawed the Oversold Cemetery early game and had no vamps or to less in my GY to trigger it and at those points that card only slowed me down and that didn't fit my aggro very well :)
Scapegoat is a very nice card ! But instead of removing my board presence back to my hand i rather protect my board with cards like Teferi's Protection , Unbreakable Formation , Boros Charm to finish the game quicker and keeping the threat presence. But in some situations it would be a better card, especially when Purphoros, God of the Forge is present. So it might come back someday ! and I would like to thank you again for your suggestion of Scapegoat you did a few months ago .