Vampiric Rites

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Vampiric Rites

Enchantment

, Sacrifice a creature: You gain 1 life and draw a card.

bushido_man96 on Zombie help

2 months ago

Tainted Adversary seems a bit mana intensive to really get good results from. How many tokens do you usually get when you cast it? And is the effect worth that much mana investment? I don't like Stitchwing Skaab, either, especially when you talk about running out of gas. It will only contribute to that problem if you don't have cards to discard, and you don't want to discard better cards to play that one.

I'd consider cutting Spell Swindle for a cheaper CMC counterspell, or a straight removal spell. I think you want to be pretty aggressive with how you spend your mana in this deck, and holding up 5 mana to counter a spell is counterintuitive to that strategy.

I'd drop the mill theme: Dread Summons, Drown in Dreams, Maddening Cacophony, Peer into the Abyss, Psychic Corrosion maybe even Telemin Performance. I would add card draw spells in those spots. Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost, and Sign in Blood will always draw you cards, regardless of board state. Altar's Reap, Village Rites, and Vampiric Rites are good draw sources when you have a board state. I'd recommend pushing your ramp to 10 spells, and then you should be off an running.

Good luck going forward with this deck.

thefiresoflurve on Infinite Elenda

3 months ago

In the vein of sac outlets: Priest of Forgotten Gods might be good if you want a little more creature removal for your opponents. I like it a bit better than Vampiric Rites for that reason, and since it produces mana rather than taking it away. The downside is it won't kickstart the Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood combo.

mortalman on We've Come To Suck Your Blood >:B

3 months ago

thefiresoflurve Thanks for the help! The only thing I'm hesitant on removing from what you suggested is Vampiric Rites, as it also allows you to draw a card.

thefiresoflurve on We've Come To Suck Your Blood >:B

4 months ago

Hey there : )

Can you edit your deck and put CMDR next to the name of your commander? I think, from your description, that it's Vito, but I'm not certain.

As far as cuts go: Your game plan is life drain and combat damage, so the cuts will be the cards that contribute least to that.

1) Vampiric Rites. Compare this to Altar's Reap: both take 1 slot in the deck, but Vampiric Rites takes 1 extra mana to cast, and gives 1 life instead of 1 card (1 card is worth a lot more than 1 life, bad trade there). The only upside to Vampiric Rites is that it's repeatable, but if you really have so many creatures that you can repeat that effect, your opponents should be dead.

2) Underworld Dreams. This card doesn't synergize with anything else in here, and isn't as good compared to other things you could do with 3 mana: Necropotence, Drana, Marauding Blight Priest, etc.

3) Sorin's Thirst. It's good that it gains you life, that interacts with Vito, but it has limited targets. Compare to Murder, which for 1 more mana hits a creature with any toughness.

4) Geth's Verdict Unless you play against voltron. This is table dependent, but most of the time sacrifice doesn't really matter unless you have a lot of it.

5) Disfigure (see note on sorin's thirst)

6) Stromkirk Bloodthief - not bad, but we can do better

7) Crossway Troublemakers - Not really that awful on its own, but vampires already have a ton of DT/LL and don't need to gain it. The mana cost is also huge. For 6 mana, you better be like winning the game, and this doesn't do it.

8) Arrogant Outlaw - a rather weak effect TBH

9) Sangromancer not a bad card, just doesn't fit the best here. You need a lot more creature/hand hate to make sangro worth running.

10) Call the Bloodline - a rather weak effect, vampires have much better token generators. 11) Ill-Gotten Inheritance - kind of weak. Better things we can do with 4 mana.

Hope that helps!

ClockworkSwordfish on BG Token engine

5 months ago

I really like the concept of the deck - get a big bruiser like Daemogoth Titan out and feed him tokens to keep him happy! The problem is... I don't feel like your deck is quite geared towards that. Firstly, you only have one Titan - in a 68 card deck, how often do you expect him to show up? The other is that I think you might need a few more ways to make tokens or otherwise low-value creatures: a number of your critters, like Dragonsguard Elite, Moldering Karok and Augmenter Pugilist  Flip are quite nice but maybe take away from the focus of the deck.

I'd definitely lock in three of the Titan as well as a full four of Eyetwitch, who can be fed to your big guy and lets you keep your lessons in the sideboard rather than taking up space in the deck. Other good ways to pump out tokens include Awakening Zone, Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia and Creakwood Liege, depending on your budget. With all these tokens flying around, Bastion of Remembrance or Zulaport Cutthroat are options for trimming your opponent's life down, and Vampiric Rites gives you a way to draw into what you need if you have a bunch of tiny little creatures but no way to win.

One other issue with the Titan is that while he is fantastically big for his cost, he has no Trample. If your opponent is also playing tokens, they can hold your Demon at bay all day with a procession of 1/1 chumps. Some good ways to get your Titan past chump blockers include Rancor, O-Naginata and the two-birds-with-one-stone Fists of Ironwood.

The last thing I'd suggest is more general advice. Whenever possible, always try to get your deck down to 60 cards. It will really make your game a lot more consistent - and don't forget you can keep Lessons in your sideboard for all those Learn cards to pull out! The other is that you'll want more lands, even with the deck trimmed down to 60 cards. 24 lands is kind of the classic guideline, but you might be able to trim down to 23 or even 22 if you ensure the Daemogoth is the most mana-intensive card in there.

Anyways, I hope the advice in here helps you out! The Daemogoth is a very intriguing card to build around and I wish you all the best in piloting this deck.

griffstick on Could someone kindly explain to …

6 months ago

Yea she is the commander for Comeuppance effects, Deflecting Palm effects, Delirium effects. This is how I see it built the same most often. That's not how I built her. She doesn't give you a obvious direction to build. I have built her 3 times.

I've built her as mardu good stuff with everything having deathtouch. With the idea of losing the monarch being advantageous, to use the deathtouch tokens, as fodder for Attrition effects or Vampiric Rites Type cards.

Then I built her as monarch tribal. Basically all the benefits of being the monarch with fancy recursion and protection effects.

And the last way I built her was superfirends with a huge removal package. And a combo that uses Blasphemous Act + Vicious Shadows to kill the table if I never get to my plaswalkers ults

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