Sanctum Seeker

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Sanctum Seeker

Creature — Vampire Knight

Whenever a Vampire you control attacks, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

Sanctum Seeker Discussion

YamishiTheWickedOne on ₣₳₦₲ɆĐ ₮ⱧⱤɆ₳₮₴ (ⱧɎ₱ɆⱤ ₳₲₲ⱤɆ₴₴łVɆ V₳₥₱łⱤɆ₴)

1 week ago

Other things off the top of my head...

Equipment tutors, because this strategy lives and dies by skullclamp. Stoneforge Mystic , Enlightened Tutor and Open the Armory and Steelshaper's Gift come to mind.

Various lords. Take your pick. Vamps have a ton. I wanna mention Sanctum Seeker for the life drain and there was some Orc or something who had a similar effect.

Nameless Inversion . it's a creature hate spell that counts as "casting a vampire".

Obelisk of Urd . easy buff, use once you're done with clamp.

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle . This deck is hyper aggressive and swarms the board with attackers like nothing else in EDH. He gives you more free creatures.

Bloodcrazed Paladin as an out against boardwipes.

Yahenni. He's actually good in this format just as a hard to kill beater.

I'm sure I can come up with more ideas. I like the deck a lot.

Slaytanicpriest on Triggered to death

1 month ago

Opticum thanks for the ideas. Dont know what to take out for Hellrider as I swapped Sanctum Seeker for Purphoros, God of the Forge

Opticum on Triggered to death

1 month ago

I'd like to see red in there. Hellrider seems like a more flexible version of Sanctum Seeker , without lifegain though. Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge are where the fun begins :)

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

1 month ago

All right Caerwyn, there's a lot to respond to here but I'll try my best to hit everything.

I agree that the mana curve is too high. While I was doing my testing last night I realized I was getting overwhelmed by the time I could get out my five-drops. I'm still doing testing on Sanguine Bond , and we'll see if it's necessary or not. Anowon, the Ruin Sage is a hefty blow though. Not only is it immune to such cards as Cast Down , it breaks any kind of stalemate and even when you're behind it wrecks your opponent's ability to build up creatures.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by my four-drops since my only 4 CMC cards are Vampire Outcasts (which, granted, isn't that great but combos with other cards), and Sorin, Solemn Visitor , who is superb.

I was, in fact, considering adding Legion Lieutenant , so thank you for making my mind up about that. I think I will try and get a few Sanctum Seeker s in as well.

As for my mana, the lands I have listed were a guess as to what I have in the deck. I've now updated that. I get what you mean about Forsaken Sanctuary , and it's probably the most useless non-basic land in the deck (possibly excepting Vault of the Archangel . However, I almost always have mana options in my starting hand, and I plan my land usage to put out lands that come in tapped on turns when I wouldn't be using that extra land anyway.

The value in Sorin's Thirst is two-fold. First, it gets rid of some smaller creatures (or finishes off larger ones), and really it'll kill about as many creatures as Fatal Push , but it also gives me two life which can combo with Sanguine Bond or Bloodthirsty Aerialist or... Well, you get the idea. I will add Cast Down though, thank you for the suggestion!

Caerwyn on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

1 month ago

At the risk of sounding a bit rude, I don't think this has what it takes to be competitive in Modern, even considering it is a budget deck. Your deck currently has three major problems: (1) the mana base is unplayable in Modern; (2) your curve is way too high; and (3) a lack of viable interaction.

Let's talk about the mana base first. Lands that enter tapped effectively put you a turn behind and are, frankly, unplayable in Modern. We're talking about a format where games are often decided by turn 4--every single turn counts. I would promptly cut both Scoured Barrens and Forsaken Sanctuary and replace them with some combination of the budget-friendly lands of Caves of Koilos , Isolated Chapel , and Concealed Courtyard . That change alone should make for a drastic increase in your win-rate.

Next, let's talk about your curve. I think the following creatures are too low impact for how much they cost to cast:

  • Anowon, the Ruin Sage - This card just allows your opponents to sacrifice their worst creature. By the time you can cast Anowon, they almost certainty have something they can just pitch to the graveyard, so he is not really going to hinder your opponents any.

  • Sanguine Bond - for the reasons Kjartan already discussed.

Then you also have a large number of four drops--more than you probably need. I think it would be helpful to remove most of those, and focus instead on cards that make a huge difference the turn they're dropped. As I said above, Modern is often known as the "turn 4 format" - your turn 4 plays need to be explosive and have a large impact on the game.

Unfortunately, a number of the better vampires in Modern are not budget friendly (such as the exceptional Bloodghast ). Still, here's some to consider:

  • 4x Legion Lieutenant just gives a lot of value for two mana.
  • 4x Dusk Legion Zealot is a decent budget card, since it replaces itself in your hand.
  • 2x-3x Sanctum Seeker - this is solid, particularly if you add more cards that create vampire tokens. It does something the turn you play it, pinging your opponent for an additional 2-3+ life fairly easily.

I'd cut Sorin's Thirst and add Cast Down instead as a budget removal spell. It's going to hit most of what you want to kill and is a whole lot easier to hit in two colours than . 4x Fatal Push would be a strong upgrade, as it is one of the best removal spells in the game. Fatal Push has dropped in price some since it left Standard, so you might be able to pick up some relatively inexpensively. Eventually you'll want Path to Exile , but that's not the most budget-friendly card.

DemMeowsephs on Vampire

1 month ago

Nice Deck, Vampires are a good choice for a tribal deck! I only have a few suggestions, but even then they are sort of smaller less important things. First off, add some more tribal cards: Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Patron of the Vein , Rakish Heir , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , Indulgent Aristocrat , and maybe Blade of the Bloodchief . However, Modern isn't the best tribal format. I would recommend switching your format to Legacy, which would allow the following great vampire cards: Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Urza's Incubator , Vanquisher's Banner , Herald's Horn , Sanctum Seeker , Legion Lieutenant , etc. You could also add Bloodstained Mire , Smoldering Marsh , Dragonskull Summit , Canyon Slough , Blackcleave Cliffs , and maybe Foreboding Ruins . But nonetheless, most of these aren't legal in modern (Which is the Format your deck is in as of now) so I would recommend switching. If you find these cards and suggestions helpful, please upvote my deck: A Deal With the Devil EDH. Thanks, hope these help, and have a nice day.

DemMeowsephs on vampires

1 month ago

Anowon, the Ruin Sage Elenda, the Dusk Rose Captivating Vampire Vanquisher's Banner Coat of Arms Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Door of Destinies Indulgent Aristocrat Patron of the Vein Legion Lieutenant Malakir Bloodwitch Herald's Horn Sanctum Seeker . These are all good Vampire Tribal or Any Tribal Cards. I would not add Damping Sphere, it has nothing to relate to vampires, along with Nihil spell bomb. If you need to take out cards to add the cards above, I would maybe only have 3 Blades of the Bloodchief, 2 Duress's, and maybe do the same for the non tribal vampires. However, some of the cards above are not legal in modern, so if I were you, I would switch to legacy or vintage which give you a wider variety of choices.

Joe_Ken_ on Anowon Ruins the Day

1 month ago

I feel like Knight of the Ebon Legion wouldn’t be a terrible one drop to slot into the deck.

Sanctum Seeker may be good if you plan to go on the offense with the vampires, although this seems more of an aristocrats style deck.

Champion of Dusk is a decent creature with some card draw staples to him.

One of my favorite mana rocks is Coalition Relic which could be a good swap for Star Compass since it can make you two mana for turns that you don’t use it.

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Sanctum Seeker occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

RBW (Mardu): 0.54%