Traitorous Blood

Traitorous Blood

Sorcery

Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap it. It gains trample and haste until end of turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Traitorous Blood Discussion

multimedia on Izzet Prismari Copy Storm

1 month ago

Hey, you're welcome. Cutting cards to make the required amount is one of the difficult parts of deck building, but it can also be a really good learning experience doing it. Your English is better than most Republicans in America.

The cards I suggested to cut are just not as good as other cards that you already have. Sometimes redundancy, which means playing the same effects with many cards, is what you need to cut to get to 100 cards. Another thing you can do for cuts is reduce the number of high CMC cards to ones that are more impactful. I made a mistake in the cards I suggested to cut. Keep Traitorous Blood , cut Mind Control , for the reason that you already said since it's a sorcery you can copy, but can't copy Mind Control.

You've done well with limiting the amount of five CMC cards or higher to the better ones with your Commander. This limit keeps the mana curve low, which in turn will help gameplay since you will not have many cards stuck in your hand which you can't cast. You want the higher CMC cards you cast to give you something good for the mana they cost. Getting value right away when you cast these cards is preferred, but is not always needed. What is needed is that they produce value that's worth their mana cost on your next turn or during your opponents turns until your next turn. With Veyran the more spells you can cast on your turn the better because of magecraft.

Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Docent of Perfection  Flip, Thousand-Year Storm and Mana Geyser (only if you include Reiterate ) are the best five and six CMC cards here and you would rather draw them then any of the others. Brass's Bounty , Siren of the Fanged Coast and Sphinx-Bone Wand don't come close to being as good as the others.

DemonDante on Izzet Prismari Copy Storm

2 months ago

Hey multimedia! Dude, you have no idea about how much you helped me! Thanks so much! So, im new on EDH stuff, and i have few considerations about your suggestions.

I'm sorry for my English Show

so, yes I have too many cards and im trying to get some cut, buts its soooo hard for me lol

Siren of the Fanged Coast and Traitorous Blood (that can be copyed) : I'm kinda afraid of all huge Creatures on EDH, and get this more to steal them... Is it not a good strategy?

Curator's Ward were to get some extra protection, since I have only 2 hexproof... And i could use it on Artifacts too, righ?

Sphinx-Bone Wand i thought it could be a good finisher, despite being expensive to cast. I could get a lot of Treasures if copy Brass's Bounty and proc Storm-Kiln Artist

Jori En, Ruin Diver is just for drawin, but I guess instant and sorceries could do it better, right?

I still dont know if this deck could survive too long to ramp, and really start doing something relevant with the storm stuff. Should I put some extra control? Im really newbie on EDH haha..

multimedia on Izzet Prismari Copy Storm

2 months ago

Hey, well done on a budget for your first Commander deck. I'm having fun with Veyran with Kalamax, the Stormsire .

You have 111 cards which is too many. Cards to consider cutting to get to 100 cards:


Some budget cards to consider adding:

Buyback is the reason that Reiterate can be a infinite combo with Geyser. After copying Geyser with Reiterate you resolve the copy of Geyser first and then resolve the original Reiterate which puts it back into your hand. While the original Geyser is still on the stack cast Reiterate again to copy the original Geyser and repeat. Can make infinite storm count for Grapeshot , infinite cast of instant for Guttersnipe / Ral, Storm Conduit or infinite mana for Jaya's Immolating Inferno as win conditions.

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

Optimator on Giant's Deck

7 months ago

Even though you are primarily Giant-Tribal, you may still want to have a small suite of "Brion" cards.

I have a Feldon of the Third Path and Mimic Vat, both of which are extremely good in Brion decks. I also have a Adarkar Valkyrie, which can be good too.

Gift of Immortality is extremely good with Brion. I don't have one though.

Sigil of the New Dawn isn't the most efficient, but can be good.

I have a Serra Avatar too, which is the best Fling-able creature around. Evra, Halcyon Witness is great too, but I don't have one. It's cheap though. A Stalking Vengeance would double up Brion's damage, but I don't think I have one either. Reya Dawnbringer is way mana-expensive but can be useful with such pricey giants dying left and right.

Flameshadow Conjuring can be good with Brion too. I don't think I have one though.

Phyrexian Processor is one of the craziest pieces of Brion tech around. It's not too expensive--I would totally slide this card in, even if I was doing Giant Tribal. You can get blown out, but the payoff is enormous.

Another piece of Brion tech is Grafted Exoskeleton, if you wanna be dirty.


Since Brion isn't the center of the strategy, protecting him isn't at such a premium. Cards like Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are still good for protecting your big giants though. It may be worth sliding some cards like that in, but since it's a casual deck you may get away with none.

That said, I have Whispersilk Cloak and Mask of Avacyn in my collection.

Another option on a budget is Mirror Shield. Darksteel Plate is pricey but fantastic when you want to stick a huge beater and keep it around.

I have a Cradle of Vitality on-hand. Might be really good!


If you have any more Threaten-effects, those are functionally creature removal with your commander out. Perhaps a couple of cards like that deserve a slot. Captivating Crew is fun because it's repeatable. Song-Mad Treachery  Flip is cool because it's a land too!

I own: Hijack - Grab the Reins - Mass Mutiny - Traitorous Blood - Traitorous Instinct - Portent of Betrayal - Word of Seizing - Harness by Force

There are many more.


Illusionist's Bracers is very good with Brion, even with less of a focus on him. Probably worth keeping in.

I think Minion Reflector won't be good--too expensive. Seance is decent but probably won't be reliable often enough to make it worth a slot.

5dollarMTG on $5 Steal 'n Sac

1 year ago

Thanks CheapnFast - I originally had Zev's and Mark of Mutiny in there, but had to replace them with Treason and Traitorous Blood to get it down to $5 (I think Treason and Blood were only a penny each). But those would both be super-cheap upgrades.

CaptCreek on Krenko Not-So-Budget-Anymore EDH

1 year ago

Since goblins are very raider-ish and thanks to Ixalan are ACTUAL pirates (Or... pirate-adjacent?), I've elected to put in a "Steal your stuff, use it against you, then blow it up so you can't get it back" subtheme. Cards like Threaten , Harness by Force , Hijack , Frenzied Fugue , Traitorous Blood , Besmirch , Mark of Mutiny , etc. add some awesome flavour to the deck and sort of adds an element of flexibility and chaos that comes with always having different toys to play with depending on the decks you're playing against.

That, and the fact you can use them on your own Krenko to abuse his activated ability by untapping with him multiple times a turn! Kari Zev's Expertise is an amazing effect, because it lets you cast another 2cmc threaten effect from your hand for free, making even MORE goblins!

That's my take anyway. It also feels very goblin like to steal someone's toys, beat them over the head with them and then blow them up after they're done.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Stickbreaker Stagbeetle

Creature - Insect

Haste, trample, first strike

Whenever a creature blocking or blocked by Stickbreaker Stagbeetle dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Stickbreaker Stagbeetle.

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I've always had a problem with cards like Covetous Urge and Memory Plunder . I just can't make them work in decks... there's almost no synergy in casting opponents' sorceries and instants because usually those sorcs and insts are synergized with their deck and colors, not with mine. And it isn't like taking over an opponent's creature, because Traitorous Blood effects can be highly synergistic... if you're building it, you can usually be happy taking over any creature controlled by opponents (because you can swing with it, force them into an unfavorable block and 2-for-1 them, or sacrifice it to your own effects).

Anyway... the next challenge is to make these stolen sorcery/instant effects actually synergizable, if that makes sense. Make someone want to build a deck around stealing opponents' sorcs and insts.

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