Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord

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.

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Gladiator Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord Discussion

PhyrexianPreator on Dr. Acula's Revenge

3 weeks ago


First things first, love the build. Never saw an all vampire list for devotion.

The only thing I would change is your side-board.

  • I would remove scavenger grounds for Bojuka Bog due to all of the black mana symbols.

  • Cut a copy of extirpate. Even though it's in the side-board having too much of this effect can be a problem. Unlike discard (which can be used throughout the game), exile effects like this have a tendency to be really bad in the mid to late game. There will be times you top deck it and there are no targets. In place of the one copy I would run a copy of Murderous Rider.

To summarize I would make these changes to the side-board.

-4 Scavenger Grounds, +4 Bojuka Bog -1 Extirpate, +1 Murderous Rider

On an end note, have you toyed around with the idea of Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord? It can pump up vampires, act as removal and when you cast it on turn three you can use his ultimate to put nocturnus into play a turn earlier. Running it will also allow you to run different vampires in the side-board as answers for specific matches. An example would be Blood Baron of Vizkopa. Not say to run Blood Baron, but it is an absolute nightmare for most midrange and control decks. Aggro also struggles with it.

Overall +1 from me.

kurban1213 on Commander Mono black budget Vampire

1 month ago

I love mono black (i am looking at building one myself) are some possible adds:

Creatures: Yahenni, Undying Partisan Vampire of the Dire Moon Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

Non-Creatures: Thoughtseize Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord Quagmire to counter anyone with swampwalk which you're vulnerable to Funeral Charm, Leshrac's Rite, and Nighthaze all give additional creatures use with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Blanket of Night, Evil Presence, Tainted Well among others, all can turn an opponent's land into a swamp to combo with swampwalk and make some creatures unblockable Call the Bloodline

Lands: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for the swampwalk creatures

sweaty_ballsack on Vamp Sac

1 month ago

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord would be a star in this build.

Ahdor on Edgar Markov - Blood on the Table [EDH]

1 month ago

Change Notes:

Out: Cabal Coffers & Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
In: Brightclimb Pathway  Flip & Savai Triome
The Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo is really hard to pull off in a 3 color deck. Especially, with this mana base in mardu. Therefore, I decided to cut both lands and replace them with some newer which are a great addition to this deck.

Out: Merciless Eviction
In: Kindred Dominance
Even though this board wipe will cost one more mana, it will be worth it, since it's going to be totally one sided for the most part. I'll also add more single target removal for other permanents, to make up for this change. I decided on this swap, since I tend to not use Merciless Eviction, because it will wipe my board and exile my great vampire lords aswell.

Out: Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
In: Nighthawk Scavenger
This plainswalker didn't do much in the last games for me. Most of my vampires are so cheap, that his ult didn't help me mana wise at all. His other effects are nice, but not particular amazing. The newly printed Nighthawk Scavenger on the other hand is going to be a real powerhouse. It's a better version of Vampire Nighthawk, 90% of the time and I really like both of them.

Out: Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose
In: Eldrazi Monument
Vito didn't help this deck much at all. I think he is a trap. I also noticed, that I don't run Exquisite Blood anyway, so this combo isn't an option currently, either. This deck's biggest problem are boardwipes, so I think Eldrazi Monument will be a great addition in order to protect my army of bloodsuckers.

Out: Fellwar Stone
In: Idol of Oblivion
Ramp isn't as big of a problem. Even though we are in Mardu, most of the cards are low costed. So I can efford to take out one piece of ramp. Card Draw on the other hand is often a problem. Therefore, I'll test Idol of Oblivion, since it only costs 2 mana and can draw you one additional card each turn, most of the time.

Out: Slayers' Stronghold
In: Myriad Landscape
I noticed that I might cut some utility lands aswell, because sometimes I only draw those and I'm stuck with colorless mana. Since I prefer Vault of the Archangel's effect over Slayers' Stronghold, I'll cut the later one. Myriad Landscape can function as ramp and help me to get more basics out of my deck, which can be nice if I'm in topdeck mode.

Out: Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord
In: Nullpriest of Oblivion
Another plaineswalker I'm going to cut, since it doesn't help me with my gameplan, most of the time. The only thing I use is his ult, to recure one vampire at best. Nullpriest of Oblivion can do the same, but is a vampire on it's own and can also come down way earlier if we need damage or more tokens.

Out: Battlefield Forge & Swamp
In: Spectator Seating & Vault of Champions
Not much to say, changing two lands for probably better ones who came in recent months.

Geschlechts on Mardu Vampire Tribal

2 months ago

Any reason why you're not running any Sorins?

Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord plays into your gain life, hurt them strategy perfectly.

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad consistent token generator.

And lost but not least Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord lets you play free vampires.

Massacar on Vamparty

2 months ago

Sanguinary Mage can probably be cut due to prowess not really synergizing super well here with your creature theme.

Goblin Chainwhirler I would cut due to the 3 in its cost. While you run red in this deck, I feel that since it's your minority color you may struggle to cast it a lot of the time it's in your hand.

Personally I would get rid of Cloak and Dagger and even Scythe of the Wretched as well.

I get the party theme though so totally discount any recommendations that you feel undermine that too much for you.

Also in terms of the Sorin planeswalker you can run, I would swap out your current one and use Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord ideally, or even Sorin Markov.

multimedia on Bleed It Out

3 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.

NiTRoBoX on The Vampire Bloodlines

4 months ago

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions, wasn't active on TappedOut for quite some time.
I've made few changes, add those cards:
Champion of Dusk
Coalition Relic
Cordial Vampire
Forerunner of the Legion
Ruinous Ultimatum
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord

Took out:
Legion's Landing  Flip
Legion Lieutenant
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Harsh Mercy good card but way too many tribal decks in my group
Blood Baron of Vizkopa
Sorin, Solemn Visitor
Commander's Sphere

Comments and suggestions are more than welcomed. Might make some more changes and updates to all of my commander decks.

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