Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom 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

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.

TheOfficialCreator on Returning to mtg

2 weeks ago

The best Slivers deck I've ever run was a deck revolving around using Didgeridoo or Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord to drop Morophon, the Boundless, then casting The First Sliver for free and cascading a bunch of cards. I used cards like Hibernation Sliver and Wheel of Fate to keep the cycle going.

It was capable of turn 1 wins but it wasn't very consistent. Adding Brainstorm and such helped matter, but it wasn't perfect.

(Note: just noticed that you specified Modern. My bad.)

TheOfficialCreator on Count Tokenula

1 month ago

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is a bit pricey but spicy, and Sanguine Bond gives you Vito redundancy.

SefTheReject on mono black vampires

2 months ago

I play a more aristocrats type of build, but can suggest a few vampires to look into. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is PHENOMENAL, specially with Bloodghast & Silversmote Ghoul. All work incredibly well with Cordial Vampire, he acts like a lord buffing the team whenever any creature dies. Knight of the Ebon Legion is a very nasty 1 drop that doubles as a removal spell later in the game. Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose I nice as well. Depending on your budget, I’d also suggest at least 2 Cavern of Souls, some fetches like Verdant Catacombs, Marsh Flats, Prismatic Vista or Polluted Delta to thin out your deck, Castle Locthwain for some card draw. Hope some of that helps.

Davinoth on Edgar's Evisceration Station [Vampire EDH]

4 months ago

     lukas96: It's funny, I actually just cut Dusk Legion Zealot in favour of Night's Whisper lol. Honestly I might end up switching it back, but I've also been considering re-adding a couple of the Village Rites/Deadly Dispute/etc. style of cards.

     Patriarch's Bidding is a card I used to great effect back in the day. I hadn't really thought about it here but I think I'm going to consider it, too. Effects that return from my Graveyard to my Hand are generally better as I get to trigger Eminence again, but as a game goes longer that Patriarch's Bidding just gets more and more valuable.

     Vampire Nocturnus is soooo good. Love this card! Despite being predominantly a Black build I just found this card was more often than not not doing it's thing, and it was regretfully cut.

     Between Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, Goblin Bombardment, Yahenni, Undying Partisan and the more narrow options like Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord and Skullclamp, I tend to get quite a bit of value out of Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos. They're also really nice as a way to get rid of Indestructible blockers.

     Herald's Horn is actually a new addition that I haven't casted yet, so it may be that I agree with you but I don't have that data yet. I do like that it can act as a pseudo-draw tool, though.

     Great suggestions! Thank you. =)

lukas96 on Vampire's Delight

4 months ago

Anguished Unmaking and Vindicate are better than Bedevil and Utter End Imo. I honestly don't think that Sorin Markov is very good for this deck. Sure he sets one players live total to 10 but I wouldnt want to pay 6 mana for that. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is pretty good as a replacement for him imo. I would definitely play Patriarch's Bidding in this deck.

Skyblade of the Legion is a really low impact creature. You don't have that much lifegain in the deck so I don't think that Markov Purifier is any good for your deck. YOu dont have that many Swamps so Nirkana Revenant propably doesnt do much.

Florian, Voldaren Scion Vampire Socialite Dusk Legion Zealot Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet are some Vampires that you could add

wallisface on Sorin Imperious blood lord aggro deck

5 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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.

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