Vampiric Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Instant

Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Visions (VIS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Vampiric Tutor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.15%

Black: 0.57%

UB (Dimir): 1.17%

Golgari: 0.34%

WB (Orzhov): 0.46%

Rakdos: 0.37%

WUB (Esper): 1.09%

RBW (Mardu): 0.67%

UBR (Grixis): 0.88%

BUG (Sultai): 0.77%

Vampiric Tutor Discussion

king-saproling on aminatou edh 2hg - test ver

15 hours ago

Thoughts on these? Silence, Archaeomancer, Savor the Moment, Plea for Power, Lich's Mirror, Tidal Barracuda, Vampiric Tutor, Lotus Petal, Vanishment, Cloud of Faeries, Decree of Silence, Coveted Jewel, Oubliette (see double masters errata; can now phase out opp's general indefinitely), Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, God-Pharaoh's Statue, Mandate of Peace (ask during opps' upkeep for them to let you know when they are going to combat. They will likely go straight to combat before casting things, allowing you to play this most effectively)

TypicalTimmy on Why are some commander staples ...

1 day ago

To re-rail this thread, staples are generally considered for three reasons: CMC, impact and speed.

Cards such as Demonic Tutor are solid because they are extremely low cost with basically no downside. Cards such as Diabolic Tutor are not sought after because, while they function the same, they cost a lot more to cast in-game and thus are not able to be played as quickly. Vampiric Tutor costs the most because the CMC is half-that of Demonic Tutor, is an instant and does the same effect. In a game with 40 life, paying 2 is nothing. That's also why shocklands and fetch lands are so popular; The cost of the life you spend is nothing compared to the value you get. Being 1/2 the CMC though is not enough. As Vampiric Tutor is also an instant, it can find you cards at any point in the game, not just during your main phases when the stack is empty.

There are outliers, such as Cyclonic Rift and Damnation, but paying a lot of mana for a reset button is worth it as it brings everyone back down to relatively the same level, more or less.

Cards that push you to win the game (tutors, combo pieces, wincons) are the best because winning the game against three opponents is far more powerful than making a single opponent lose the game.

0rc on Did someone say degenerate?

3 days ago

Nice concept. Consider replacing Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and Laboratory Maniac with just Thassa's Oracle. Consider Tolaria West to tutor for Walking Ballista, Mana Crypt, or any needed utility land. Run Mox Opal for additional ramp and Scroll Rack to find your combo pieces. Vampiric Tutor could also be helpful. Card draw will be an issue with this deck. Necropotence and the like are busted. As are blue cantrips such as Brainstorm for finding combo pieces. Dig Through Time can help if you fill up your graveyard fast enough. As the deck stands, it could fall flat without more draw or hate. I’m curious to see what you do next.

Caerwyn on Why are some commander staples ...

4 days ago

RambIe - I find your entire post rather condescending--particularly your dismissive "seems like they just want everyone to have the same decks doing the same things" line.

Whenever I start out in a new format, I do not look at others' decklists--I break out the pen and paper, go to the Gatherer, and start running old fashioned searches. I go out of my way to avoid learning the format's staples until after I have finished a deck or two, specifically to avoid being prejudiced and to avoid "hav[ing] the same decks doing the same things".

Without ever looking at the staples list, my search for mana accelerators put Mana Crypt on my radar. My search for cheap counterspells found me Force of Will. Repeatable card draw Library and Divining Top. Anyone who is really trying to make a good deck is going to add "staples." That is, after all, how they become staples--their power level is too significant not to include.

Also, I think it would be a good time to point out that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Seeing as you were dismissive of the idea of staples and rather condescending toward those who use them, I took the liberty of looking at the decks and deck fragments you have posted here. Lo and behold, look what I found:

Sol Ring; Talisman of Indulgence; Phyrexian Altar; Vampiric Tutor; Gamble; Strip Mine; Ancient Tomb; Serra Ascendant; Hushbringer; Aven Mindcensor; Land Tax; Rhystic Study; Smothering Tithe; Brainstorm; Enlightened Tutor; Mental Misstep; Mystical Tutor; Path to Exile; Opt; Swords to Plowshares; Counterspell; Cyclonic Rift; Dovin's Veto; Generous Gift; Teferi's Protection; Winds of Abandon; Fabricate; Idyllic Tutor; Mox Amber; Arcane Signet; Rule of Law; Deafening Silence; Arcane Laboratory; Winter Orb; Noble Hierarch; and maybe a few others I missed.

a7thson on Card creation challenge

5 days ago

Extortion Tutor

Instant

Search your library for any one card and reveal it to all players. Any player may sacrifice half their life, rounded up. If they do, you discard that card. Otherwise, put it in your hand.

(it's generally worse than Demonic Tutor but it's also at instant speed like Vampiric Tutor and you get the card in hand like Demonic Consultation ... but you could lose it!)

challenge: green, red, blue drawback card for a Commander staple

atomic_moose on Kathril

6 days ago

This is going to sound crazy, but Humility and Lethal Vapors

Your commander should be entering with nearly all the keywords via a Cavern of Souls, so destroying things when they come in will really only hamper your opponent.

Humility is nasty against opponents, and the counters on your creatures make them retain their strengths. Moat is a strong 2nd to this strat.

some nice tutors for Hermit Druid like Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor could speed that graveyard game up, also drop to one of each basic unless mill is in your meta.

Solidarity of Heroes over Doubling Season just for the fact that as soon as you drop the season, everyone will focus you to death, and season doesn't really stop that on its own. Solidarity is a battle trick that coupled with doublestrike (which you should basically always have) is an insta win.

This is a great list, and I will be amending my own Kathril with some of your cards, so thank you very much!

Azdranax on Double Masters Speculation

1 week ago

I’m hoping tomorrow includes any of the following: Worldly Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal or Force of Will. The rest of the sword cycle would also be nice, and fetches would break the set, but we can still wish.

griffstick on Good cheap staples to pick ...

1 week ago

This are the staple cards you need to get.

Creatures

Instants

Sorceries

Artifacts

Enchantments

Planswalkers

I hope this helps because it took forever to type out.

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