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.

: Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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

Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Di Immortales!

6 days ago

Have you considered False Cure / Tainted Remedy here? It lets you instantly headshot someone when paired with Beacon of Immortality ;) Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose is another good card which synergizes with your life gain spells. If you want large chunks of life gain to synergize with Sanguine Bond effects, Oketra's Last Mercy is one of my favorites. If you can afford it, Demonic Tutor is strictly better than Diabolic Tutor -- I usually wouldn't suggest DT on a relative budget, but it's VERY cheap right now due to the Mystic Archive printing ;) Cheaper than Vampiric, even!

Aetherflux Reservoir is another good way to profit off of life gain effects :)

Hope this helps!

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

6 days ago

To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.

Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel  Flip.

As a side note, to go infinite with Sanguine Bond , Vizkopa Guildmage , or Vito, the card you need is actually Exquisite Blood which is unfortunately quite expensive.

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Swappable Esper Commanders? Suggestions needed

6 days ago

Honestly I would do stax. You can use Winter Orb and Relic Barrier to make opponents only untap one land. Use other stax cards like Drannith Magistrate and Nevermore to make opponents not be able to cast their commander. Ghostly Prison , Aven Mindcensor , and Aura of Silence are good here as well. For more expensive cards use Opposition Agent , Hullbreacher and Static Orb . You can win with lifegain by using Felidar Sovereign or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Exquisite Blood . For a control wincon you could use Approach of the Second Sun .

Wasabi413 on Peer Into the Abyss...

1 week ago

Minousmancer this is true, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose is quite awesome. I'll playtest him a little with Gary and see how it works out

Minousmancer on Peer Into the Abyss...

1 week ago

Scenario:

It's turn five(so you can drop Gary) you have a 1/1 out like Serrated Scorpion , a four drop like Eradicator Valkyrie and Vito had been your three drop. I mean yeah this is a kinda ideal situation but, just go with it. That's Devotion six...

Dropping Gray Merchant of Asphodel gaining six, and they lose six, then triggers Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose they lose another six life. You've gained six, and they lost twelve.

Even crazier imagine if you could get Gary out while Vito's Lifelink ability was triggered infinite life gain for you and infinite life Los for them...

legendofa on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 week ago

DemonDragonJ Reducing confusion probably wasn't the only reason it was changed, but I'm sure it factored into the decision.

I could understand a creature version of Exquisite Blood , but I don't expect it to show up regularly. I count eight cards with a variant of the SB effect: Cliffhaven Vampire , Defiant Bloodlord , Dina, Soul Steeper , Epicure of Blood , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanguine Bond , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Vizkopa Guildmage . A new EB goes infinite with all of these, with incredible redundancy.

How would you stat a creature version out? What would you expect its mana value and P/T to be?

DemonDragonJ on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 week ago

legendofa, are you saying that this change was made to avoid confusion, similar to how "comes into play" was changed to "enters the battlefield" or "remove from game" was changed to "exile?"

Also, given that WotC has printed numerous creature versions of Sanguine Bond , most notably Defiant Bloodlord and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , it would not make sense to not print a creature version of Exquisite Blood ; also, between those two abilities, I feel that "whenever an opponent loses life, you gain that much life" makes more sense for a creature to have than does "whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life."

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