Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord

Legendary Planeswalker — Sorin

+1: Target creature you control gains deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn. If it's a Vampire, put a +1/+1 counter on it.

+1: You may sacrifice a Vampire. When you do, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker and you gain 3 life.

-3: You may put a Vampire creature card from your hand onto the battlefield.

wallisface on Sorin Imperious blood lord aggro deck

2 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

  • What’s your budget for this deck? You have some decently expensive/competitive cards in Thoughtseize and Sorin, but then a lot of very cheap suboptimal cards also - so what level of competitiveness/expensiveness are you looking for??

  • Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord unfortunately is pretty bad unless you’re planning to use him in a combo deck, example link here. Without comboing off for some degeneracy, he’s pretty weak.

  • Sorin's Thirst and Ajani's Welcome are really weak cards, that i’d suggest ditching. Black has a horde of decent killspells, so there’s no real reason to run Thirst. Lifegain is also an incredibly weak mechanic, so unless you’re getting some kind of massive payoff for it, avoid cards that do nothing but gain you life.

  • I think your mana curve is currently really good, so awesome work on that! Whatever changes you make, try to maintain the current curve you’re running, it looks pretty perfect!

  • With only 3 plains, you have very little odds of ever casting a card needing white. I’d suggest either ditching white entirely, or including more support for it.

  • I think you can probs go down to 22-23 lands.

Bulldawg1310 on Strange and Unusual

1 month ago

ThisIsMyAccount thank you for the suggestions i love The Meathook Massacre but its a bit too costly (price tag i mean) for now. may add it later once the lady gets used to the mechanics of the game and deck. I do like dark prophecy though, im gonna find somewhere to put that in there. i want to keep the last hope in because of graveyard interaction with bloodghast.

SefTheReject i also appreciate your suggestion as i will try and find a home for Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord theres just too many vampires not to have him, although he doesnt do alot for our devotion. Gary is in the deck as a late game wincon so his slowness is kinda the point.

SefTheReject on Strange and Unusual

1 month ago

Gary is way to slow for modern, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord zips a great way to cheat out your larger creatures and very quickly. With the devotion this has I’d highly 1 or 2 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, it’ll help with extra mana needed for the malakir kicker and highborn extra pop. Inquisition and seize are crazy good right so 4 of is highly recommend. Use is just eh right now unless you have a sac engine to take full advantage, tho all the fetches could help get it online reliably.

Interesting build.

SefTheReject on Aether Vial Vamp Sac (suggestions wanted)

1 month ago

Cordial Vampire over carrier or LL because it will act like a lord, specially if you tweak the sac engine. Blood artist is a great pick, as is indulgent. I personally don’t indulgent in my build, but know it’s used in other builds. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is great when combo’d with Bloodghast & Silversmote Ghoul.

YamishiTheWickedOne on New Mardu Vampires FNM 3:0

1 month ago

This looks good for an early draft of a Mardu vamps build. My Only real changes would be more Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, more fetch lands and more Fatal Push.

Blasting Zone and Dragonskull Summit imho could go for more fetches, you could also look at the removal options red gives you such as Lightning Bolt and Terminate. Dreadbore is a sorcery which is usually bad for removal but planeswalker hate is at a premium in the current meta.

You could also add your choice of Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek to get rid of opposing creature hate.

My main recommendations for other vampires you could add would be Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Knight of the Ebon Legion. Both are extremely powerful. I'd recommend Olivia Voldaren if your deck weren't obviously meant to be an aggressive build. Maybe Edgar, Charmed Groom  Flip on the same note. If you can squeeze in more Sorins you could consider Champion of Dusk, Lord Xander, the Collector, or sideboard Blood Baron of Vizkopa.

Adanto Vanguard is a fantastic white vamp btw.

Personally, I'd drop the Martyrs of Dusk for Bloodghast as well. You could cut 1 cordial and 2-3 Indulgent Aristocrat for more support.

It looks strong for a somewhat rough draft, a little finetuning and you might have something good here.

GoldenAgeBatman on Why are people calling for …

2 months ago

As a vampire player I say run him in the 99 and cheat him out with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord potentially on turn 3.

Davinoth on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

3 months ago

     Last_Laugh: I used to run Reconnaissance in my old Kaalia deck and it was super good! Good call! =)

     NerdPounder: I like pretty much all of your suggestions! =D

     Vampire Socialite & Falkenrath Pit Fighter both used to be in the deck. They were actually both cut in favour of the instant speed draw spells (Village Rites, etc.), as I often found I pretty much always have creatures to sacrifice, but didn't always have cards to discard. The instant speed draw is pretty nice to have in response to board wipes as well, but since then I've also added Pact of the Serpent and Phyrexian Arena, so perhaps I don't need them anymore.

     There are a few life gain decks in my playgroup which was the inspiration for the inclusion of Sorin Markov, but you're right that he doesn't really add any value beyond that. Probably he'll be replaced with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord.

     Smothering Tithe is just a really solid card, and really good with Anointed Procession, but you're right that it is distracting from my strategy and could likely be cut. Olivia Voldaren is definitely in that camp as well. In the couple months this deck has been together I've cast her a number of times but have never activated her lol.

     I do disagree about cutting Vicious Conquistador, though. Between it and Pulse Tracker in combination with Impact Tremors, Purphoros, God of the Forge and Sanctum Seeker they can really help with piling on damage over the course of the game.

     I used to use Legion's Landing  Flip when Ixalan was in Standard but had kind of forgotten this card existed haha, good call! Adanto Vanguard was also in that same deck, and it was a really great beater with great sticking power. I think it's going to find a home here as well.

     Thanks again for all the great suggestions and the upvote! =)

NerdPounder on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

3 months ago

Hey there! Cool build! I like the versatility of being able to aristocrat or infinite combo in the aggro shell. I've been playing Vampire Aggro in Pioneer actually and it's a hella powerful archetype in that format, but the mana is a pain haha. I've had some really good success with some of the cards I'm about to suggest if you are looking for some ways to test for improvement.

A few cards I think could be easy includes in this list could be: Legion's Landing  Flip (early game vampire fodder, late game token engine), Vampire Socialite (lord with menace), Falkenrath Pit Fighter (replaces effects you have on sorceries, is repeatable, and comes with a body), Mutavault (this card is insane in tribal decks), Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord (lots of synergy), and Adanto Vanguard (indestructible threat, that when you buff it up say with +1/+1 counters or keywords from Sorin can take over games by itself).

For the 5 non-lands I would cut Sorin Markov (he's cool and thematic but doesn't really do anything for your synergy aside from make someone's life total 10, which everyone at the table will dislike, and he costs 6 mana), Village Rites (Falkenrath Pit Fighter does the same thing but on a stick and repeatable), Reckoner's Bargain (same reason), Smothering Tithe (It just taxes mana to make treasure tokens, doesn't really help you kill your opponent, just makes value that you shouldn't need since you're an aggro deck), and Patron of the Vein (it costs 6 mana and Vampire Socialite does pretty much the same thing).

I also love Olivia Voldaren as a card, though I'm not sure what I would replace for it. I totally agree with your maybeboard Anguished Unmaking over the Generous Gift as giving the opponent a big blocker like that is painful, as well as the exile over destroy. For 3 life it's worth it, especially in an aggro deck that gains plentiful life.

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