Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

Legendary Creature — Vampire Cleric

Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.

{3}{B}{B}: Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pre-release Legal
Brawl Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal

Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose Discussion

Phostration on The Slaughterhouse

3 days ago

Cruel Celebrant for the same mana as corpse knight does more especially when your focus seems to be to kill your things. Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose will turn any lifegain into damage as well which works well with Ajani's Welcome and Cruel Celebrant. Teysa Karlov is a must have in any deck focusing on triggers caused by creatures dying, although she is a little higher mana cost. Dark Prophecy will help you draw cards and play things faster since you would have a lot of mana from cryptgast.

FelixMortem on Heretic Blood

6 days ago

It may not be a fun way to win, and you may not like infinite combos, but Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Exquisite Blood is an infinite life drain combo

Ratatat14 on Welcome to the Thieves Guild!

6 days ago

Also you could remove Sanguine Bond and add in Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose for a cheaper CMC card with a little bit more value.

Or even have both in the deck for extra fun.

kenvan19 on Painful Afterlife v2.0

1 week ago

This looks like another amazing deck and another that I have a deck (in paper, no less) with a similar concept! Massacration was my concept after I drew an EE Massacre Wurm from 2021.

Update after playing: Much as expected, the concept is both flawless and disgusting in how efficient it is. You want to remove one of my Cruel Celebrants? Nah, I'm just going to sac it real quick instead and that cascade with Bastion of Remembrance and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Cruel Celebrant oh and also Indulging Patrician. Kudos, my friend!

DanMcSharp on Liliana and Vito

1 week ago

You could consider adding Gray Merchant of Asphodel since it's pretty budget and very solid in a mono-black deck full of permanents, especially with Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose in there.

jensfrolund on Edgar Markov drains your life

1 week ago

Thank you for your suggestions Peoyogon!

Rhox Faithmender is definitely interesting. It's 1 cheaper than Alhammarret's Archive, which I have also seen some people run. Maybe I should run both?

I can't believe i forgot about Exsanguinate, I need to get me one of those. Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Indulging Patrician are already planned to go in, once I can visit my friend and trade for them. And yeah, Cliffhaven Vampire and Aetherflux Reservoir are definitely going on my list of cards to acquire!

The big challenge is probably going to be what to cut. I know i'm probably going to have to cut some of the non-lifegain related firepower, but I kinda still want my creatures to be a threat. Something to think about for sure.

Peoyogon on Edgar Markov drains your life

1 week ago

I really like that you are taking a different direction with Markov than most people! I have a couple cards I thought might be interesting to consider...

For general lifegain goodies, I really like Rhox Faithmender. It breaks away from vampire tribal but it might give your life-matters theme great support!

Here are a handful of syphon effects that you might want to consider as well: Exsanguinate, Subversion, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Polluted Bonds, Kalastria Highborn, Indulging Patrician, Foul-Tongue Shriek, Epicure of Blood, and Cliffhaven Vampire.

Finally, if you want another way to turn all that life into fire-power, Aetherflux Reservoir can be a great way to blowup your opponents' face :)

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