Thief of Blood
Creature — Vampire
As Thief of Blood enters the battlefield, remove all counters from all permanents. Thief of Blood enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each counter removed this way.
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Thief of Blood Discussion
1 month ago
I spoke to iamhikari:
Plan: Pivot towards aristocrats, lower the CMC, maybe more taxing. Though I think going more into the Monarch theme might be more fun/unique. We can try this first:
Mana fix and ramp:
Expand reach and lower CMC of your removal:
Return to Dust
+1 Chaos Warp
+1 Generous Gift ....alternatively there are some 2 mana removal cards in Strixhaven that might be fun to try out.
+1 either Path to Exile or the cheaper Dire Tactics
+1 Soul-Guide Lantern
Pivot to Aristocrats:
Still need to deal with your creatures and maybe do some more token generation or something. I'll keep thinking and get back to you.
1 month ago
Hey, you're welcome. Nice update so far.
Yes, Cliffhaven Vampire is an upgrade for Epicure of Blood because Cliffhaven is one less mana and has flying. Etchings of the Chosen is a good card with Vamp tokens, it's a an upgrade for Ethereal Absolution or Curse of Vitality .
For €10 get Captivating Vampire 5, Drana, Liberator of Malakir 3, Sol Ring 1. Sol is a staple card in Commander for ramp and it helps when playing a lot of high CMC cards. Having a powerful three drop Vamp to curve into after one and two drops Vamps with Vamp tokens is good for the mid game. Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Captivating Vampire are two of the better three drop Vamps to get damage done in the mid game until you can cast Edgar or Regent later on.
Changes to consider to add these three are:
- Captivating Vampire --> Bloodbond Vampire
- Drana, Liberator of Malakir --> Blood Baron of Vizkopa
- Sol Ring --> Teysa Karlov
You still want to cut three cards to make 100. Cards to consider cutting:
- Thief of Blood : Thief removes all counters from your creatures too and Edgar puts counters on your creatures.
- Ethereal Absolution
- Grave Betrayal
My advice for the next upgrades are to improve the manabase and ramp by adding more dual lands that can ETB untapped and mana rocks to improve ramp. This can be done by cutting lands that always ETB tapped and some five/four/three CMC cards for ramp to help to cast the better high CMC cards such as Edgar. This change will speed up game play making it easier to cast one, two and three drop Vamps.
The avg. CMC of your deck is high at 3.5, with only 33 lands can be inconsistent to have mana to cast cards. Low CMC mana rocks can be used in place of lands since they can make mana and also help with color fixing.
Some examples of mana rock and budget land upgrades:
- Arcane Signet --> Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
- Orzhov Signet --> Kheru Bloodsucker
- Boros Signet --> Malakir Cullblade
- Rakdos Signet --> Blood for Bones
- Caves of Koilos --> Forsaken Sanctuary
- Exotic Orchard --> Boros Guildgate
- Battlefield Forge --> Stone Quarry
- Smoldering Marsh --> Rakdos Guildgate
- Tainted Field --> Orzhov Guildgate
3 months ago
Anything that lets you recast your vampires would be good. Palace Siege etc.
Depending on who you play you might need a couple things to give your boss hexproof or shroud. maybe protection from a color.
8 months ago
Looks good! You might like these: Heartstone, Illusionist's Bracers, Braid of Fire, Soldevi Digger, Tel-Jilad Stylus, The Cauldron of Eternity, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Herald of Leshrac, Ignition Team, Noosegraf Mob, Thief of Blood, Treasonous Ogre, Archetype of Finality, Temple of Malice, Pitiless Plunderer, Pawn of Ulamog
9 months ago
Great list! I think you should consider reducing the numbers of 4-6 drops to speed the deck up a bit.
Cards to consider removing: Dusk Legion Zealot - only drawing one time seems minimal Steel Hellkite - Maybe too pricey Vampire Hexmage - Not very impactful imo Thief of Blood - Keep an eye on this one, the floor seems low.
9 months ago
Glad to hear you like that, if I may be so bold I have a couple more suggestions, I notice you have mikaeus about no Triskelion, those two go infinite and can murder a whole table, then since you have jarad you can add Phyrexian Devourer to stack him with enough counters and sac to once again kill a whole table, then with those two in the deck you can add a Necrotic Ooze to do those combos anytime those pieces are in your grave, I often win with the ooze and fauna shaman by cycling combo pieces into grave from my hand then playing the ooze for the win, I would remove Shadowborn Demon, runescared-demon, and Thief of Blood mainly cause they are all super expensive cmcs wise and arnt winning you the game, then since I'm on this kick (lol) I notice you have the puppeteer with Melira, Sylvok Outcast he can be cycled infinitely, and with a Woodfall Primus you can clear a whole table lands and all, then I'd swap the dead bridge for Necropotence cause it belongs in every deck that runs black, I'm on a break at work so let me think a little and I'll suggest what to remove for the last two creatures, gotta think about that one, hope you like these as well :)
10 months ago
I need a sideboard. NEED.
I want the Wishes to work, and I want to be able to stop running Thief of Blood main board so I can get back to playing real cards!
1 year ago
I meant to put in my last comment that she can be built in a variety of different ways. Every list I've seen has similarities, but have varying amounts of Stax/Aristocrats, etc.
I think the other trap I've been trying to avoid in this build is not to make super niche toolbox selections ( like Thief of Blood mentioned in your build)