Vampiric Rites

Vampiric Rites


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

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Vampiric Rites Discussion

Schauzeit on War is Sacrifice

3 months ago

Hi, really cool and creative Marchesa build :) I really like the inclusion of the mana-producing myr as additional bodies. Can you tell me how well they perform for you? I imagine that they are slow or too easily removed in some scenarios, but I think this trade-off might as well be worth it.

Have you thought about including Myr Scrapling ? I think it acts as some early protection for Marchesa or other key pieces and generates some +1/+1-counters along the way. Since your build is artifact-heavy, it might even do some additional work.

I would also probably play Village Rites for some burst draw instead of Vampiric rites, as 2 mana to activate the ability is a lot.

MortisAngelus on Killing You Softly With My Infinite Sacrifice

5 months ago

@Izu_Korasu and @kamarupa

6 years later and I am back to Tappedout. I quit mtg quite soon after planning this deck. Anyways thanks for all the suggestions!

Blasting Station and Vampiric Rites are definitely going in if I ever actually build this. On the other hand there might have come a lot of new cards that could interact even better. More updated suggestions are always welcome.

@kamarupa: yes, cutting out white makes all the sense!

Goblin_Guide on Aggressive Monarchy

9 months ago

Sooo what do you want for this deck? Do you need token producers? If that is the route you want to go down, there are some other cards you should look at:

Sacrifice outlets. I see you already have Viscera Seer, that's a really good one, but you might also consider Goblin Bombardment, Ashnod's Altar, and maybe Spawning Pit. Also Vampiric Rites.

More aristocrats. You are in the right colors for these, so this shouldn't be hard to fill out. Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Falkenrath Noble; I think there might be some red ones that make the creature itself deal damage to any target? If so, those should be an auto include what with the assassins having deathtouch.

As far as actual tokens go, it seems you mostly have one-off effects; if you want more of these, you should look for cards that get you tokens with a high amount of efficiency. If you had enough mana rocks and stuff like that I would suggest Kuldotha Rebirth, but for now I don't think that is going to do it as often as you want. Probably you want stuff like Krenko's Command, Dragon Fodder, Hordeling Outburst, etc. for this category.

In terms of token producing that recursively gives you value, I would suggest Assemble the Legion for sure; also, maybe Ophiomancer (expensive but very good with a sacrifice outlet) and any of the Goonies would be good, though technically they aren't tokens, they just come back a lot (Reassembling Skeleton, Nether Traitor, Bloodsoaked Champion, Bloodghast, Tenacious Dead, either Squee would work). If you really do want tokens to come out and be there at the same time and start to build up a board state with them, you should probably use ... well, I dunno, you're in white. Figure it out.

Also, one last thing: Cathars' Crusade.

In terms of what to cut, I would look reaaally hard at the top of your curve. I would probably drop Gravewaker at least. I think Necrotic Hex is probably good in your deck, because you have so many creatures, but just in general I think it's better in a deck that actually cares about either the word "sacrifice" or the zombies for being zombies rather than the zombies being bodies. Lena seems bad here, I don't know how many nontoken creatures you'll have. I think Crush Contraband could get cut for more efficient removal, maybe Anguished Unmaking or Utter End if you want a budget version. Moan of the Unhallowed is ... straight up bad I think.

Let me know if these were helpful or if you need more cuts.

Elasar99 on LIVE, DIE, REPEAT

10 months ago

sub780lime While the main deck is Teysa, from time to time I make some changes to lower the power level changing the commander to Krav, the Unredeemed and Regna, the Redeemer or I add from sideboard Harvester of Souls and Vampiric Rites. Thats why I keep Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower on the main deck.

I don't like Nightmare Shepherd in this deck, since I lose the possibility to reanimate the creature if I exile it with him. Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted ability can only be used twice at most, and in my playgroup they will kill it after using him once most of the times. About Hunted Witness, I have him and other similar cards of CMC 1, but for the moment I prefer to use the 2 CMC that I have on my deck due to the keywords they include.

High Market, Hell's Caretaker and Talisman of Hierarchy are on the list of cards to try to get when the situation of the pandemic gets better and is possible to go again to LGS, since on the village I live there's none and I need to go to the city next to my hometown.

ImmortalDawn on edgar markov mark 3

10 months ago

Are you sure you need 50 creatures? This seems a little overkill ^^ Having a bunch of vampires isn't going to make it if they don't have a big impact, especially late game. With your current list it seems pretty likely to have all creatures and no way to support them. I also always like to have some ways to interact with other decks on the table. Though, there are not many budget options that come to my mind.

Maybe Mortify, Living Death, Oversold Cemetery for utility as well as Silversmote Ghoul, Bloodtracker and Vampiric Rites as card draw.

You can also check out my list here if you want, but it's not quite budget :D I'm still tweaking it but the rough idea stands.

MagicMarc on Token Deck Help

1 year ago

I am not a fan of single use sacrifice card drawing in commander. Instead of single use sorcery cards, Put repeatable card draw in the deck. Because you are in black there are some options that involve sacrifice for flavor as well as getting you repeatable card advantage. Cards like;

Ayara, First of Locthwain, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Vampiric Rites and Smothering Abomination. Both of the last two are basically repeatable versions of Village Rites.

Last thing, you can go infinite With Smothering Abomination and a mana-less or free sacrifice outlet like a Viscera Seer or similar. You can draw cards forever and your only limit is how many token creatures you can put into play.

Wabbajacke on heartless

1 year ago

I guess Heartless Summoning is used to get Myr Retriever for free and to trigger his ability. Get one of the Altar of the Brood in youre Hand you Entomb.

In my Playtest i only used Viscera Seer to sacrifice Geralf's Messenger or Myr Retriever until i get Vampiric Tutor/Phyrexian Unlife/Solemnity to get the Cards i want.

If you manage to get 2 Heartless Summoning and Solemnity out, Geralf's Messenger ability would trigger infinity duo to getting -2/-2 for Heartless Summoning and no Counter from Undying cause of Solemnity.

I think something like Attrition, Hidden Stockpile or Vampiric Rites would be a better Option then Viscera Seer, giving you atleast some board clear or card draw.

Sorry for my bad english...

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