Urge to Feed

Urge to Feed


Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn. You may tap any number of untapped Vampire creatures you control. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on each of those Vampires.

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Urge to Feed Discussion

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

6 months ago

To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.

Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel  Flip.

As a side note, to go infinite with Sanguine Bond , Vizkopa Guildmage , or Vito, the card you need is actually Exquisite Blood which is unfortunately quite expensive.

TheVectornaut on Budget vampires black splash white

8 months ago

Like Surgical Extraction , Extirpate is a card that usually fares better in the sideboard. Without the assistance of Duress effects, you'll have to wait until you successfully destroy the offending card or hope that your opponent is running a graveyard strategy, and in matchups where your opponent has more of a singleton toolbox build, it may never do anything at all. I'd rather have more hard removal in the main to kill off any additional copies of enemy threats that do get played. For vampires, I always love the Zendikar one-two punch of Feast of Blood and Urge to Feed . Feast is the better card in most cases, especially if you're gonna play around Vito or any other Sanguine Bond effects. Urge is better in situations where you have plenty of small vampires that can capitalize on higher power through lifelink, evasion, and the like.

Paramourcat on Eddy Markov

10 months ago

Since you have a lot of the ping life type guys like Blood Artist and such, I'm surprised you aren't running the Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood combo.

Also you are missing some other good lords and tribal vamp stuff like Bloodline Keeper  Flip Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Champion of Dusk Elenda, the Dusk Rose Falkenrath Gorger Forerunner of the Legion Indulgent Aristocrat Kalastria Highborn Legion Lieutenant Legion's Landing  Flip Malakir Bloodwitch Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle New Blood Olivia, Mobilized for War Olivia's Bloodsworn Feast of Blood Patron of the Vein Sanctum Seeker Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord Stensia Banquet Stensia Masquerade Thirsting Bloodlord Urge to Feed Vampire Nocturnus Vampiric Fury

ok way more suggestions than I expected, but all good cards to consider! Obviously don't need all of them, it depends on your strategy and what you want to focus on. I would very highly recommend at least Bloodwitch, Mavren Fein, Sanctum Seeker, and probably Legion Lieutenant and Landing for good cheap value on the low end. There's a lot you can get into if you want to mess with madness strategies, or focus on lifegain type stuff and exsanguinate. Like typically you would run Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for an exsanguinate wincon, among other things. There are other Sorins you can dabble in if you want, but Imperious Bloodlord is probably the most value at 3 CMC and has strong synergy for straight vamp strategies.

SturmMana on Escape From Markov

11 months ago


Wow, Urge to Feed is definitely getting added! I'll swap out Sorin, Grim Nemesis for Sorin, Lord of Innistrad as I was only using Grim Nemesis for his ultimate, really. Not a good idea. Thanks for the recommendations, once I do my edits I'll go check out your deck, I like the sound of it.

Apollo_Paladin on Escape From Markov

11 months ago

Neat Build! +1

I use Urge to Feed as a pseudo-destroy in the Vampire Deck I built alongside a friend for a special Halloween competition a few years back (it's called Sorin's Lifelink Legions on my profile if you want to take a look).

This could be an alternative to not using Go for the Throat as you mention in the description; plus it's a counter on any number of creatures you want in a Vampire build which can be used very strategically; particularly if you have any Vampire token-generation (which I see a little of, maybe could add some more with Sorin, Lord of Innistrad or something).

Nice to see some of those other recommendations from your other deck make this list though! Very solid choices and I see a lot of similarities in our builds even though the theme is somewhat different.

Undead_Assassin on The Vampire Mechanic

1 year ago

I'm not sure if the following cards are remotely playable in constructed.

Butcher's Glee



There are simply better options in these slots, Urge to Feed, Feast of Blood, Victim of Night, Go for the Throat, Duress, Vampire Hexmage, Indulgent Aristocrat, Stromkirk Condemned all would have better utility in the modern format and are all very budget friendly.

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, Thoughtseize, Champion of Dusk more copies of Captivating Vampire, would be the $$$$$$ upgrades I would suggest.

Apollo_Paladin on Mono Black Vampire

1 year ago

I've found that Urge to Feed works remarkably well in my mono-black vampire deck. Not quite a full-on creature destroy but it'll take out pretty much any early-game target & is a good way to boost up your low mana-cost creatures.

darkdexterminate on Thirst for Blood

1 year ago

Hello, your deck has some potential. Just some advices:

  1. I think you should replace Grasp of Darkness for Dismember, that -1/-1 extra could be truly useful for some tanky creatures. Also, you can distribute those mana as you want. That extra mana/life is worth of being paid.

  2. Victim of Night for something like Hero's Downfall, Fatal Push, Gatekeeper of Malakir, etc.

  3. Cordial Vampire is a must since Modern Horizons was released. You must play it. It doesnt only go well with your removal, it goes well with chomp blocks, or even if you consider that Gatekeeper of Malakir that I mentioned before, It could be truly awesome.

  4. There are some planeswalker that could fit truly well in this deck, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, you could make some nasty combos like Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord + Bloodlord of Vaasgoth at turn 3; Liliana, the Last Hope can help you to get some of your vampires in safe goal, even if you put that Cordial Vampire mentioned before, you could be buffing your vampires meanwhile removing some tiny things, like mana fixers.

  5. Asylum Visitor seems pretty week and have a hard condition in some decks, you could sustitute it for Phyrexian Arena or something annexed to tribal deck.

  6. Some cards like Urge to Feed, Shadow Alley Denizen, Bloodghast, Thoughtseize, Dash Hopes, Collective Brutality, could be some cards interesting to contemplate.

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