Vampiric Tutor

Vampiric Tutor


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
Commander Legends (CMR) Mythic Rare
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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Format Legality
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Vampiric Tutor occurrence in decks from the last year

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Vampiric Tutor Discussion

Mortlocke on Slivers... Because someone has to be that guy

1 day ago

"Mana Drain in - Counterflux out Vampiric Tutor in - Diabolic Intent out"

I think those are solid changes, the only reservation I have is that Counterflux is virtually uncounterable - but Mana Drain grants ramp and denies a player a spell, which is more useful in my opinion. Vampiric Tutor is leagues better than Diabolic Intent in this context, so I think that's just a solid upgrade.

When it comes to what cards I wish to include in my decks I always ask myself - how do I want to interact with my opponents when playing this deck? Do I want to be able to parley more often than not? Or am I just the Archenemy? Those questions usually help guide me when I feel like I can't make a decision. Congratulations on getting to open not one, but two boxes of Commander Legends! As well as getting some really awesome pulls. I definitely recommend keeping the Jeweled Lotus (unless it's foil - sell it and get another box!) for down the road when you select a mono-colored or large CMC commander.

Santiago1011 on Liesa, Angel of Punishment [PRIMER]

3 days ago

jmozer33 I'll put Hushbringer on the maybe board, though I'm not sure what I would take out. I'll make the change for Mind Stone. Mana Crypt is too expensive and it's can also feel super bad to play against, so I don't want to draw too much aggro since I'm already abusing opponents. As for Vampiric Tutor, yeah the price is decently high but I also try not to run too many tutors over straight card draw because I like having some variance and I'd probably just end up tutoring for Bolas's Citadel every game (is it bad that I like Citadel over Necropotence?)

Necrologia I have heard of, and I feel like it's a worse Necropotence while also being really expensive and restrictive to cast.

jmozer33 on Liesa, Angel of Punishment [PRIMER]

3 days ago

Cool and thanks for the response. I have a similar build in mind but with a few more hatebears. The card has never made a list of mine, but what do you think of Necrologia as a draw spell? I also think you should play Hushbringer because you only have two creatures with ETBs and honestly I think Solemn could be replaced with Mind Stone to lower the curve. The only reason I may not play Hushbringer is because the Soul Sisters are so powerful at gaining life, but you answered my initial question that they may just be unnecessary. I have so other thoughts like Mana Crypt or Vampiric Tutor but they may just be a budget thing.

Winnieblues on "Instant Tribal" - Toshiro Umezawa - EDH PRIMER

2 weeks ago

Kawaii_Kat No worries, I'm glad someone's getting some use out of it! I wrote it after playing for a while because I really couldn't find too much out there for Toshiro when I was first building my deck... Writing also helps solidify my own knowledge of the deck, lets me hone its mana-curve/card ratios, and identify cards that I thought were good... but really weren't.

I was JUST looking at Doom Whisperer today, thinking about how well it would fit into the deck! I think it would be very good, but it has a lot of competition at the 5CMC Creature slot... at least in my deck. In a deck with less Creatures, and more Instants, I think it would be better. I have 25 Instants, so for every 1 life spent, I'd only have ~1/4 chance to put one into the bin where it almost acts as Drawing it. Now, that's not all that Surveil is good for, it sets up your future draws very well too, but I think it's quite a heavy life cost for that, and I'd rather spend that life just drawing cards. The "failcase" of a 6/6 Flying Trample (Flample?) for 5CMC is also fantastic, so I think if you have one, it would be a great addition to try out in Toshiro!

As for transmute, there really aren't many good ones for Mono-Black. Shred Memory is great because there's plenty of great targets at 2CMC, AND it's ability to be played and/or flashed back as Graveyard Hate by Toshiro is fantastic. The only other Transmute spell I'd really consider is Dimir House Guard. There are a variety of powerful targets at 4CMC (I'm running Lashwrithe, Crypt Ghast, Nightmare Shepherd and some expensive removal spells), and a 2/3 Creature with Fear that has acts as a free Sac outlet is a nice bonus to have in the bin as a backup resurrections target! It's a pretty good budget tutor that works well on-curve, but I'd probably want to try and get some better 4CMC targets (including a good finisher) for it before I considered running it.

I'm just hoping that Vampiric Tutor gets super cheap after everyone busts open a million Commander Legends boxes, because THAT is a fantastic tutor for Toshiro!

SynergyBuild on Opposition Agent needs a preemptive …

3 weeks ago

plakjekaas So, I actually wanted to do the math on this, assuming you were in a Sultai+ shell, running the following tutors and cantrips, by turn three how often would you get OA and SS in hand?

Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Imperial Seal, Mystical Tutor, Lim-Dul's Vault, Worldly Tutor, Ponder, Preordain, Brainstorm, Gitaxian Probe

If mulliganning to 4 is an option, the set looks to be a 64% chance to get both halves by turn three. This is further helped by running other forms of card advantage or search, effects like Neoform, Personal Tutor, Mindblade Render, slightly helped by running two commanders, Sylvan Library, Mystic Remora, etc.

smackjack on Why are we not talking …

3 weeks ago

so are Sol Ring in the draft boosters? Someone in the comment section on Mythic Spoiler says "Look at the collector number. It's not in the main set/not in draft boosters". Sol Ring has collectors number 472 (not 472/xxx like other cards). And does this mean cards like Vampiric Tutor, Sphinx of the Second Sun, Magus of the Order, Muldrotha, the Gravetide and many others wont be in draft boosters?

Daedalus19876 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

3 weeks ago

sub780lime: I'll take a look!

Hello everyone, your local EDH fanatic here...

I'm proud to present my next primer -- built around an ignored commander from the new set, who allows some absolutely devastating plays that blur the line between combo, control, and aggro... It's versatile, vicious, and an absolute blast to play.

I'd love your thoughts on anything I might have missed, what I can add to my primer, as well as what I can cut for Vampiric Tutor, some board wipes, and a bit more interaction...

But what I'd really love are your upvotes, if you find the deck interesting :D I'm hoping to reach +100 upvotes on this deck, and I want to start out strong!

To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876


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