Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard 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 any target (creature, player, planeswalker or battle) and you gain 3 life.

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

Grends27 on Edgar Markov Upgraded

4 months ago

Welcoming Vampire is an auto-include for Edgar Markov as well (so much card draw) and I’d take a look at Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord to cheat out the big vamps while Edgar goes wide

Kingtao on Edgar's Dega Vampires

4 months ago

Hi, I'm running Markov and I was wondering what made you stick with Sorin, Solemn Visitor instead of going with other options such as Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord ?

YamishiTheWickedOne on

5 months ago

Well, the vampire decks that do well in Pioneer typically have a small white splash for Edgar, Charmed Groom  Flip and sideboard options.

You don't need Sheoldred, she does nothing to synergize with vamps despite being a great card on her own.

I'd up the Zealots to at least 3, same for Champion. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is the reason to play Vampires, so he needs to be a 4-of.

Move Meathook Massacre to sideboard, get some more Fatal Push. You also could drop Vito.

Your deck is decent, you could pretty easily adapt this into the established meta for vamps. Whether you splash white is your call.

SefTheReject on mono black vampire 2.0

5 months ago

Not bad, definitely could use Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, specially if Silversmote Ghoul is added

SefTheReject on

5 months ago

All suggestions are mono black vampires and fit more of an aristocrats build.

Lords - Captivating Vampire buffs the squad and gives the ability of stealing an opponent’s creature

Vampire Nocturnus buffs the squad, gives evasion and since you’re mono black can play with the top of your library visible

1 drops - Knight of the Ebon Legion is the best 1 drop vamp imo. Can buff itself, gains permanent buffs and doubles as removal mid-late game

Viscera Seer a great sac target and let’s you scry 1

Vampire Cutthroat has skulk and lifelink

Vampire Lacerator a 2/2 for 1, you take one damage unless your opponent has 10 or less life

Indulgent Aristocrat a decent buffer with a sac engine

Guul Draz Vampire gains a buff if the opponent has 10 or less life

Pulse Tracker opponent takes 1 damage when it attacks

2 drops - Cordial Vampire not a lord in name, but has that buffing ability and triggers when ANYTHING dies. Buffs the team more efficiently than any lord imo.

Bloodghast a vital piece imo, it can’t block, but comes back when you play a land

Blood Artist a key piece for an aristocrat build, combos great with cordial and Vito

Asylum Visitor for card draw and the ability to come back

Kalastria Highborn great addition for a drain and gain/aristocrat build

Vraan, Executioner Thane combos great with Vito

Stromkirk Condemned can buff the team for a turn

Vampire Hexmage great sideboard piece for dealing with counters

Gifted Aetherborn might be favorite vampire, but doesn’t fit an aristocrat build

3 drops - Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord the only walker you need. Buffs, gives deathtouch & lifelink to a vampire, acts as a Lightning Helix and you cheat out a vampire

Silversmote Ghoul is a perfect target for Sorin’s second ability and comes back at the end of your end step

Vampire Nighthawk one of the best vampires imo, has evasion, deathtouch and lifelink, but doesn’t fit the aristocrat build

Nighthawk Scavenger a vampire goyf

Drana, Liberator of Malakir has evasion, first strike and buffs attacking creatures

Lands - Cavern of Souls an absolute MUST for any tribal build

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth flips things to swamps

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is great for all devotion the build will have

Castle Locthwain for card draw later

Prismatic Vista, Verdant Catacombs, Polluted Delta, Marsh Flats & Bloodstained Mire to fetch and thin out your deck to keep the gas flowing.

Fushiii on Sorin - Competitive Modern Vampires

8 months ago

SefTheReject, yo, great recommendations! I love the combo with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord and Silversmote Ghoul. I might grab the latter and playtest tonight, thanks!

zapyourtumor on Vengeful Bloodlords (Orzhov Vampires)

8 months ago

I feel like Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord has more vampire synergy than Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord.

Removal stapled onto a creature like Skyclave Apparition seems strong here even if it isn't a vampire, because unlike removal spells it triggers Welcoming Vampire.

I feel like Vampire of the Dire Moon is a more relevant one drop creature for vampires than Skymarcher Aspirant. Being a 10 turn instead of 20 turn clock is an obvious downside, but the life total swing of 2 is the same, lifegain helps you stabilize, and it has deathtouch to trade with a bigger creature.

SefTheReject on Sorin - Competitive Modern Vampires

8 months ago

I would increase Cordial Vampire to a full playset and at least 1 more Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord. Look for a sac engine that you can repeat, cordial acts like a lord and buffs everything FAST with sorin. Something like Bloodghast or Silversmote Ghoul.

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