The endless night has been unleashed onto the inhabitants of Innistrad. While humanity continues to search for ways to break this new curse, the creatures of the plane are throwing the largest party Innistrad has ever seen. In Crimson Vow, Olivia Voldaren is set to wed Edgar Markov, and everyone is invited—either as witnesses to the ceremony, or as food for the reception.

While Midnight Hunt was all about humanity against the dire horde of Werewolves, in Crimson Vow, the Vampires take the center stage. Like the decks from Midnight Hunt, the two Commander decks represent two other forces on Innistrad currently vying for control of the plane: Vampires and Spirits. Today's article is all about how you can upgrade the Vampiric Bloodline Commander deck and take it from being a minor Vampire lineage to a major player at your table!

The Commander

The leader of the Vampiric Bloodline deck is Strefan, Maurer Progenitor, a minor Vampire Lord that leads one of the lesser bloodlines on Innistrad.

Strefan, Maurer Progenitor

At 2BR, Strefan, Maurer Progenitor has a pretty standard statline for a Vampire lord. A 3/2 body with flying isn't going to win you games alone, but he does have two abilities that make him a worthwhile commander. The first ability triggers at your end step and creates a Blood token for every player that lost life this turn. Depending on your build, you can get a lot of value out of this to create between three and four Blood tokens every turn.

The second ability is the payoff for creating these Blood tokens: whenever Strefan, Maurer Progenitor attacks, you can sacrifice two of your Blood tokens to put a Vampire from hand into play attacking and with indestructible!

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If you are looking to make a Vampire Commander deck, there is a lot of competition for the titular spot as there are currently 48 legendary Vampires available. Compared to some of the other choices, Strefan, Maurer Progenitor isn't exactly breaking new ground as a black-red Vampire, but he does make use of the new Blood token mechanic introduced in Crimson Vow. There are a decent number of ways you can continually generate a few Blood tokens for value, and as long as you can get Strefan into play and attacking, you can swarm the board with high-mana value Vampires.

With a strong tribal identity and reliance on a new mechanic, our game plan this time should be straightforward and something you can really sink your teeth into.

Game Plan

There are two key requirements to get the most out of Strefan, Maurer Progenitor: easy ways to generate Blood tokens and plenty of Vampires to fill your hand. Since a majority of creatures will all share a creature type (Vampire), you can also add in tribal synergies that reward you for playing more Vampires or buff your creatures to do even more damage when Strefan brings them to the party. While Strefran wants to bring high-mana value Vampires into play with his ability, you will want a nice mix of high and low mana creatures so you can continually apply pressure and generate Blood tokens from his ability.

One of the easiest ways to keep a supply of Blood tokens in play is Strefan, Maurer Progenitor own ability. Since he triggers off each player, you can also play cards that let you pay life so you can double-dip on the value! Cards that cause every player to lose life can also help you net four Blood tokens every time.

Strefan, Maurer Progenitor not only needs to be attacking often, but also needs to live long enough to see your end step, so protecting him is imperative to the core strategy. So is finding ways to grant him haste so you can take advantage of both his abilities every time you play him.

With this in mind, the goals of your deck should be:

Now let's take a look at what is available in the preconstructed deck!

Out of the Box

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Vampiric Bloodline by Wizards of the Coast

'Vampiric Bloodline' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Commander

Market Price: $56.24

Cards

Arcane Signet

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Crossway Troublemakers

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.81

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Attacking Vampires you control have deathtouch and lifelink.
Whenever a Vampire you control dies, you may pay 2 life. If you do, draw a card.

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Commander's Sphere

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.
Sacrifice Commander's Sphere: Draw a card.

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Swiftfoot Boots

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Equipped creature has hexproof and haste.
Equip {1}

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Blood Artist

Color Identity:B

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Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Smoldering Marsh

Color Identity:B,R

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
Smoldering Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Strefan, Maurer Progenitor

Color Identity:B,R

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Flying
At the beginning of your end step, create a Blood token for each player who lost life this turn.
Whenever Strefan attacks, you may sacrifice two Blood tokens. If you do, you may put a Vampire card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. It gains indestructible until end of turn.

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Markov Enforcer

Color Identity:R

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Whenever Markov Enforcer or another Vampire enters the battlefield under your control, Markov Enforcer fights up to one target creature an opponent controls.
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Markov Enforcer this turn dies, create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Stromkirk Condemned

Color Identity:B

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Discard a card: Vampires you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. Activate only once each turn.

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Unclaimed Territory

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As Unclaimed Territory enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.

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Timothar, Baron of Bats

Color Identity:B

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Ward—Discard a card.
Whenever another nontoken Vampire you control dies, you may pay {1} and exile it. If you do, create a 1/1 black Bat creature token with flying. It gains "When this creature deals combat damage to a player, sacrifice it and return the exiled card to the battlefield tapped."

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Imposing Grandeur

Color Identity:R

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Each player may discard their hand and draw cards equal to the greatest mana value of a commander they own on the battlefield or in the command zone.

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Malakir Bloodwitch

Color Identity:B

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Flying, protection from white
When Malakir Bloodwitch enters the battlefield, each opponent loses life equal to the number of Vampires you control. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Stromkirk Captain

Color Identity:B,R

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First strike
Other Vampire creatures you control get +1/+1 and have first strike.

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Command Tower

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Sanctum Seeker

Color Identity:B

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Whenever a Vampire you control attacks, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Predators' Hour

Color Identity:B

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Until end of turn, creatures you control gain menace and "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, exile the top card of that player's library face down. You may look at and play that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast that spell."

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Rakish Heir

Color Identity:R

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Whenever a Vampire you control deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Bloodtithe Harvester

Color Identity:B,R

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When Bloodtithe Harvester enters the battlefield, create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
{T}, Sacrifice Bloodtithe Harvester: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is twice the number of Blood tokens you control. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Night's Whisper

Color Identity:B

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You draw two cards and you lose 2 life.

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Dark Impostor

Color Identity:B

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{4}{B}{B}: Exile target creature and put a +1/+1 counter on Dark Impostor.
Dark Impostor has all activated abilities of all creature cards exiled with it.

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Anje's Ravager

Color Identity:R

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Anje's Ravager attacks each combat if able.
Whenever Anje's Ravager attacks, discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Madness {1}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Rakdos Carnarium

Color Identity:B,R

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Rakdos Carnarium enters the battlefield tapped.
When Rakdos Carnarium enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {B}{R}.

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Temple of Malice

Color Identity:B,R

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Temple of Malice enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Malice enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Glass-Cast Heart

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.85

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Whenever one or more Vampires you control attack, create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
{B}, {T}, Pay 1 life: Create a 1/1 white and black Vampire creature token with lifelink.
{B}{B}, {T}, Sacrifice Glass-Cast Heart and thirteen Blood tokens: Each opponent loses 13 life and you gain 13 life.

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Vampire Nighthawk

Color Identity:B

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Flying, deathtouch, lifelink

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Fire Diamond

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.18

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Fire Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.

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Stromkirk Occultist

Color Identity:R

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Trample
Whenever Stromkirk Occultist deals combat damage to a player, exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.
Madness {1}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Shadowgrange Archfiend

Color Identity:B

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When Shadowgrange Archfiend enters the battlefield, each opponent sacrifices a creature with the greatest power among creatures they control. You gain life equal to the greatest power among creatures sacrificed this way.
Madness—{2}{B}, Pay 8 life. (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Kamber, the Plunderer

Color Identity:B

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Partner with Laurine, the Diversion (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Laurine into their hand from their library, then shuffle.)
Lifelink
Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, you gain 1 life and create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Sinister Waltz

Color Identity:B,R

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Choose three target creature cards in your graveyard. Return two of them at random to the battlefield and put the other on the bottom of your library.

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Bloodsworn Steward

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Flying
Commander creatures you control get +2/+2 and have haste.

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Unstable Obelisk

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{T}: Add {C}.
{7}, {T}, Sacrifice Unstable Obelisk: Destroy target permanent.

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Ancient Craving

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.14

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You draw three cards and you lose 3 life.

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Charcoal Diamond

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.17

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Charcoal Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Stensia Masquerade

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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Attacking creatures you control have first strike.
Whenever a Vampire you control deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
Madness {2}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Exotic Orchard

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{T}: Add one mana of any color that a land an opponent controls could produce.

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Champion of Dusk

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.33

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When Champion of Dusk enters the battlefield, you draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of Vampires you control.

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Midnight Arsonist

Color Identity:R

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When Midnight Arsonist enters the battlefield, destroy up to X target artifacts without mana abilities, where X is the number of Vampires you control.

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Crimson Honor Guard

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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Trample
At the beginning of each player's end step, Crimson Honor Guard deals 4 damage to that player unless they control a commander.

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Falkenrath Noble

Color Identity:B

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Flying
Whenever Falkenrath Noble or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Shadowblood Ridge

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.21

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{1}, {T}: Add {B}{R}.

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Indulgent Aristocrat

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.22

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Lifelink
{2}, Sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

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Mob Rule

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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Choose one —
• Gain control of all creatures with power 4 or greater until end of turn. Untap those creatures. They gain haste until end of turn.
• Gain control of all creatures with power 3 or less until end of turn. Untap those creatures. They gain haste until end of turn.

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Scion of Opulence

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.34

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Whenever Scion of Opulence or another nontoken Vampire you control dies, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
{R}, Sacrifice two artifacts: Exile the top card of your library. You may play that card this turn.

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Necropolis Regent

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.55

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Flying
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, put that many +1/+1 counters on it.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Urge to Feed

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.09

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Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn. You may tap any number of untapped Vampire creatures you control. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on each of those Vampires.

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Avacyn's Judgment

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.17

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Madness {X}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)
Avacyn's Judgment deals 2 damage divided as you choose among any number of targets. If this spell's madness cost was paid, it deals X damage divided as you choose among those permanents and/or players instead.

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Foreboding Ruins

Color Identity:B,R

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As Foreboding Ruins enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Swamp or Mountain card from your hand. If you don't, Foreboding Ruins enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Tainted Peak

Color Identity:B,R

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}. Activate only if you control a Swamp.

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Vandalblast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.59

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Destroy target artifact you don't control.
Overload {4}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Underworld Connections

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.23

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Enchant land
Enchanted land has "{T}, Pay 1 life: Draw a card."

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Cordial Vampire

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Whenever Cordial Vampire or another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

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Butcher of Malakir

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Flying
Whenever Butcher of Malakir or another creature you control dies, each opponent sacrifices a creature.

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Rakdos Signet

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{1}, {T}: Add {B}{R}.

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Bloodlord of Vaasgoth

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Bloodthirst 3 (If an opponent was dealt damage this turn, this creature enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it.)
Flying
Whenever you cast a Vampire creature spell, it gains bloodthirst 3.

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Damnable Pact

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Target player draws X cards and loses X life.

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Anowon, the Ruin Sage

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At the beginning of your upkeep, each player sacrifices a non-Vampire creature.

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Vampiric Dragon

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Flying
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Vampiric Dragon this turn dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Vampiric Dragon.
{1}{R}: Vampiric Dragon deals 1 damage to target creature.

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Temple of the False God

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{T}: Add {C}{C}. Activate only if you control five or more lands.

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Olivia's Wrath

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Each non-Vampire creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of Vampires you control.

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Bloodtracker

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Flying
{B}, Pay 2 life: Put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodtracker.
When Bloodtracker leaves the battlefield, draw a card for each +1/+1 counter on it.

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Bloodline Necromancer

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Lifelink
When Bloodline Necromancer enters the battlefield, you may return target Vampire or Wizard creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Feed the Swarm

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Destroy target creature or enchantment an opponent controls. You lose life equal to that permanent's mana value.

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Path of Ancestry

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Path of Ancestry enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity. When that mana is spent to cast a creature spell that shares a creature type with your commander, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Rakdos Charm

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Choose one —
• Exile target player's graveyard.
• Destroy target artifact.
• Each creature deals 1 damage to its controller.

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Falkenrath Gorger

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Each Vampire creature card you own that isn't on the battlefield has madness. The madness cost is equal to its mana cost. (If you discard a card with madness, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Nirkana Revenant

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Whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add an additional {B}.
{B}: Nirkana Revenant gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Blasphemous Act

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature on the battlefield.
Blasphemous Act deals 13 damage to each creature.

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Molten Echoes

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As Molten Echoes enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Whenever a nontoken creature of the chosen type enters the battlefield under your control, create a token that's a copy of that creature. That token gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Swamp

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Arterial Alchemy

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When Arterial Alchemy enters the battlefield, create a Blood token for each opponent you have. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
Blood tokens you control are Equipment in addition to their other types and have "Equipped creature gets +2/+0" and equip {2}.

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Myriad Landscape

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Myriad Landscape enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Myriad Landscape: Search your library for up to two basic land cards that share a land type, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Patron of the Vein

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Flying
When Patron of the Vein enters the battlefield, destroy target creature an opponent controls.
Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, exile it and put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

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Laurine, the Diversion

Color Identity:R

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Partner with Kamber, the Plunderer (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Kamber into their hand from their library, then shuffle.)
First strike
{2}, Sacrifice an artifact or creature: Goad target creature. (Until your next turn, that creature attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)

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The reprints in this deck are outstanding and make a few Commander staples much more affordable.

Nirkana Revenant is an incredibly powerful creature that can potentially double your available mana by making your Swamps tap for an additional black mana. Even after seven printings, Blood Artist is a fairly expensive card for a two-mana 0/1, but is a solid choice for any aristocrats-focused deck.

For noncreatures, Blasphemous Act and Vandalblast are two of the strongest mass-removal spells that red has access to, while Feed the Swarm is a relatively new card that fixes one of the biggest problems for black decks: enchantment removal.

Predators' Hour

Arterial Alchemy

Scion of Opulence

As for the new cards, a few standouts are the best gifts a Vampire Bride-to-be could ask for. Predators' Hour seems incredibly pushed at first glance, while Arterial Alchemy might be the Blood token payoff everyone was asking for.

Scion of Opulence is the latest version of the ongoing trend to give every color combination a way to generate Treasure tokens. This version is Vampire-tribe specific which makes it great for the deck, but harder to splash into other decks you might build. The Scion also offers a way to turn your excess Blood tokens into card advantage which will be needed to achieve some of the goals of the deck.

There are three new legendary creatures in the Vampiric Bloodline deck. In the Crimson Vow decks, the alternative commanders are actually pairs of mono-colored "partner with" creatures with complementary abilities that can create a value engine if both are in play.

Kamber, the Plunderer

Laurine, the Diversion

Kamber, the Plunderer lets you gain life and create Blood tokens whenever an opponent's creature dies, while Laurine, the Diversion is a sacrifice outlet that lets you goad opposing creatures. Together, these two creatures can help you tempo your opponent's plays by goading their toolkit creatures and keeping a steady supply of Blood tokens available at all times.

Timothar, Baron of Bats

The third new legendary creature is Timothar, Baron of Bats, who might be one of the coolest mono-black Vampire commanders in quite some time. Although he has a steep cost at 4BB, Timothar has a form of protection in ward, which requires an opponent to discard a card if they want to target him with a spell or ability.

Additionally, whenever a nontoken Vampire you control dies, as long as you pay one generic mana, Timothar, Baron of Bats can turn those fallen Vampires into 1/1 Bats that regain their humanoid form once they've done combat damage to an opponent. On a flavor standpoint, Timothar is amazing and truly encapsulates the Vampire theme. He will be a huge asset in a deck filled with Vampire creatures.

Out of the box, Vampiric Bloodline has a lot of power and depth that would allow the deck to hold its own against various power levels without making a single edit. But there are a few guests left off the list that could help improve your deck's ability to win.

Lands

Strefan, Maurer Progenitor works by giving you an explosive start and continually applying pressure to your opponents while they are trying to set up. While there are some lands that add additional value to tribal strategies, it is important to keep in mind how these cards will impact you when you don't open a perfect hand. Having access to mana immediately is important, because if you aren't able to start attacking with creatures on turns three and four, you're already behind.

Since Strefan, Maurer Progenitor checks all players at your end step, your lands become an easy way to generate additional Blood tokens if they require you to pay life to activate. Voldaren Estate is a tribal-support land like Unclaimed Territory, but has additional upside in allowing you to cast any Vampire spell (not just Vampire creature spells) and can create Blood tokens in the late game.

Although Leechridden Swamp comes into play tapped, it can cause every player to lose 1 life with its activated ability, which is an easy way to get three Blood tokens when you are unable to attack your opponents. As keeping Strefan, Maurer Progenitor on the battlefield is integral to the game plan, having Command Beacon to dodge commander tax will be important once your opponents learn to target him early in the game.

Creatures

The creatures in your deck need to be a mix of low-mana value cards that start swinging early and high-mana value creatures that you can cheat into play with Strefan, Maurer Progenitor. Any Vampire that has either evasive keywords or a way to generate/use Blood tokens is worth looking at when making your changes.

Your creatures at mana value three and lower should have either an effect to cause life loss or a form of evasion so they can keep your opponent losing life in early game, especially once you've played Strefan, Maurer Progenitor.

Henrika Domnathi

Anje, Maid of Dishonor

Since you want to have a lot of creatures with evasive keywords, Henrika Domnathi is a stand-out card that can repeatedly buff all of these creatures once she's flipped over. Voldaren Bloodcaster and Anje, Maid of Dishonor both act as additional ways to generate Blood tokens and give you new ways to use your Blood tokens to cause more life loss.

As the Vampire of the hour herself, Olivia, Crimson Bride is a great way to resurrect fallen Vampires, while Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats is a high-mana value creature that grants deathtouch to your board and can be cheated into play by Strefan.

Noncreature Permanents

The creatures are the heart of this deck, but there are plenty of planeswalkers and artifacts that offer additional ways to force your opponents to lose life every turn. Since the preconstructed list already has a few mana artifacts and ways to protect Strefan, Maurer Progenitor any new cards will have to be very powerful to consider cutting those cards.

Bontu's Monument serves as a way to make your black Vampires cost less and also lets you drain all of your opponents for one. Underhanded Designs and Ghirapur Aether Grid are both ways to continually eat away at your opponent's life total using Blood tokens, without having to sacrifice them, so they can be used for other abilities. Charcoal Diamond and Fire Diamond are both a little too slow for this build, so cutting them for cards like Talisman of Indulgence, which offers immediate mana but pings you whenever it's used, is pure upside in a deck that wants to continually lose life to generate value.

Instants and Sorceries

Some of the cuts made to the creature base of the deck were the high-mana value creatures that offered ways to force your opponents to sacrifice their creatures, so the instants and sorceries added here will be aimed at fixing this with more removal. Since Blood tokens can also be used for card value, you won't need many draw spells unless they have an additional effect that can be used to your advantage.

In the late game, you can spend all your mana on Exsanguinate to finish off the opponents that you've been attacking all game. Since a majority of the deck is focused on continually dealing some amount of damage to every player at every moment of the game, by the time that you can pay for X=7, your opponents should be close enough to death that you can close out the game with a well-timed attack.

Hero's Downfall is a powerful removal spell if your opponents are playing strong planeswalkers that are hard to take out through combat damage or which need to be removed immediately. Although Edgar's Awakening seems a little overcosted at first, being able to use it as late game reanimation or an early game Regrowth gives it a bit more modality. Haunting Voyage is an upgrade to Sinister Waltz as it allows you to choose the two creatures you want to return to the battlefield, while also having a higher-cost mode that lets you return all of your Vampires to play!

With all of the new guests invited, it's time to put the whole deck together.

Full List

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Vampiric Bloodline - Upgraded by Zach Herwood-Mussen

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Commander

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Cards

Blasphemous Act

Color Identity:R

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature on the battlefield.
Blasphemous Act deals 13 damage to each creature.

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Hero's Downfall

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Patron of the Vein

Color Identity:B

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Flying
When Patron of the Vein enters the battlefield, destroy target creature an opponent controls.
Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, exile it and put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

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Bloodlord of Vaasgoth

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Bloodthirst 3 (If an opponent was dealt damage this turn, this creature enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it.)
Flying
Whenever you cast a Vampire creature spell, it gains bloodthirst 3.

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Edgar's Awakening

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Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
When you discard Edgar's Awakening, you may pay {B}. When you do, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Glass-Cast Heart

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Whenever one or more Vampires you control attack, create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
{B}, {T}, Pay 1 life: Create a 1/1 white and black Vampire creature token with lifelink.
{B}{B}, {T}, Sacrifice Glass-Cast Heart and thirteen Blood tokens: Each opponent loses 13 life and you gain 13 life.

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Imposing Grandeur

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Each player may discard their hand and draw cards equal to the greatest mana value of a commander they own on the battlefield or in the command zone.

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Stromkirk Captain

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First strike
Other Vampire creatures you control get +1/+1 and have first strike.

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Nirkana Revenant

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Whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add an additional {B}.
{B}: Nirkana Revenant gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Stromkirk Condemned

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Discard a card: Vampires you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. Activate only once each turn.

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Rakdos Signet

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{1}, {T}: Add {B}{R}.

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Blood Artist

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Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Voldaren Bloodcaster // Bloodbat Summoner

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Flying
Whenever Voldaren Bloodcaster or another nontoken creature you control dies, create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
Whenever you create a Blood token, if you control five or more Blood tokens, transform Voldaren Bloodcaster.

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Markov Enforcer

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Whenever Markov Enforcer or another Vampire enters the battlefield under your control, Markov Enforcer fights up to one target creature an opponent controls.
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Markov Enforcer this turn dies, create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Swamp

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Sanctum Seeker

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Whenever a Vampire you control attacks, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Predators' Hour

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Until end of turn, creatures you control gain menace and "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, exile the top card of that player's library face down. You may look at and play that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast that spell."

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Vampire Nighthawk

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Flying, deathtouch, lifelink

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Anje's Ravager

Color Identity:R

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Anje's Ravager attacks each combat if able.
Whenever Anje's Ravager attacks, discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Madness {1}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Necropolis Regent

Color Identity:B

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Flying
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, put that many +1/+1 counters on it.

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Bloodline Necromancer

Color Identity:B

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Lifelink
When Bloodline Necromancer enters the battlefield, you may return target Vampire or Wizard creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Exotic Orchard

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{T}: Add one mana of any color that a land an opponent controls could produce.

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Olivia's Wrath

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.50

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Each non-Vampire creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of Vampires you control.

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Night's Whisper

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.32

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You draw two cards and you lose 2 life.

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Falkenrath Gorger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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Each Vampire creature card you own that isn't on the battlefield has madness. The madness cost is equal to its mana cost. (If you discard a card with madness, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Indulgent Aristocrat

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.22

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Lifelink
{2}, Sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

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Avacyn's Judgment

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.17

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Madness {X}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)
Avacyn's Judgment deals 2 damage divided as you choose among any number of targets. If this spell's madness cost was paid, it deals X damage divided as you choose among those permanents and/or players instead.

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Swiftfoot Boots

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Equipped creature has hexproof and haste.
Equip {1}

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Underhanded Designs

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.09

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Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {1}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
{1}{B}, Sacrifice Underhanded Designs: Destroy target creature. Activate only if you control two or more artifacts.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.68

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Castle Locthwain enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp.
{T}: Add {B}.
{1}{B}{B}, {T}: Draw a card, then you lose life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Kamber, the Plunderer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.75

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Partner with Laurine, the Diversion (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Laurine into their hand from their library, then shuffle.)
Lifelink
Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, you gain 1 life and create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Command Beacon

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Command Beacon: Put your commander into your hand from the command zone.

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Bloodtracker

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.32

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Flying
{B}, Pay 2 life: Put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodtracker.
When Bloodtracker leaves the battlefield, draw a card for each +1/+1 counter on it.

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Smoldering Marsh

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.64

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
Smoldering Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Path of Ancestry

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Path of Ancestry enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity. When that mana is spent to cast a creature spell that shares a creature type with your commander, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Blightstep Pathway // Searstep Pathway

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $6.00

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Timothar, Baron of Bats

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.15

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Ward—Discard a card.
Whenever another nontoken Vampire you control dies, you may pay {1} and exile it. If you do, create a 1/1 black Bat creature token with flying. It gains "When this creature deals combat damage to a player, sacrifice it and return the exiled card to the battlefield tapped."

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Ghirapur Aether Grid

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.43

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Tap two untapped artifacts you control: Ghirapur Aether Grid deals 1 damage to any target.

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Arcane Signet

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Stensia Masquerade

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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Attacking creatures you control have first strike.
Whenever a Vampire you control deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
Madness {2}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Haunting Voyage

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.84

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Choose a creature type. Return up to two creature cards of that type from your graveyard to the battlefield. If this spell was foretold, return all creature cards of that type from your graveyard to the battlefield instead.
Foretell {5}{B}{B} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Damnable Pact

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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Target player draws X cards and loses X life.

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Champion of Dusk

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.33

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When Champion of Dusk enters the battlefield, you draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of Vampires you control.

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Shadowblood Ridge

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.21

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{1}, {T}: Add {B}{R}.

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Vicious Conquistador

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.40

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Whenever Vicious Conquistador attacks, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Foreboding Ruins

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.48

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As Foreboding Ruins enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Swamp or Mountain card from your hand. If you don't, Foreboding Ruins enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Voldaren Estate

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a Vampire spell.
{5}, {T}: Create a Blood token. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each Vampire you control. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Arterial Alchemy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.04

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When Arterial Alchemy enters the battlefield, create a Blood token for each opponent you have. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
Blood tokens you control are Equipment in addition to their other types and have "Equipped creature gets +2/+0" and equip {2}.

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Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.20

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature in your party.
Flying, deathtouch, haste
Other creatures you control have deathtouch.
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a planeswalker, destroy that planeswalker.

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Exsanguinate

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $7.83

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Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Anje, Maid of Dishonor

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.51

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Whenever Anje, Maid of Dishonor and/or one or more other Vampires enter the battlefield under your control, create a Blood token. This ability triggers only once each turn. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
{2}, Sacrifice another creature or a Blood token: Each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Commander's Sphere

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.
Sacrifice Commander's Sphere: Draw a card.

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Command Tower

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Scion of Opulence

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.34

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Whenever Scion of Opulence or another nontoken Vampire you control dies, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
{R}, Sacrifice two artifacts: Exile the top card of your library. You may play that card this turn.

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Talisman of Indulgence

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $4.92

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}. Talisman of Indulgence deals 1 damage to you.

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Nighthawk Scavenger

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.47

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Flying, deathtouch, lifelink
Nighthawk Scavenger's power is equal to 1 plus the number of card types among cards in your opponents' graveyards. (Cards in graveyards have only the characteristics of their front face.)

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Vampire Socialite

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.37

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Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
When Vampire Socialite enters the battlefield, if an opponent lost life this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on each other Vampire you control.
As long as an opponent lost life this turn, each other Vampire you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

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Olivia, Crimson Bride

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $10.82

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Flying, haste
Whenever Olivia, Crimson Bride attacks, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped and attacking. It gains "When you don't control a legendary Vampire, exile this creature."

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Falkenrath Noble

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.14

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Flying
Whenever Falkenrath Noble or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Cordial Vampire

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.37

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Whenever Cordial Vampire or another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on each Vampire you control.

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Molten Echoes

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.46

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As Molten Echoes enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Whenever a nontoken creature of the chosen type enters the battlefield under your control, create a token that's a copy of that creature. That token gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Stromkirk Occultist

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.15

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Trample
Whenever Stromkirk Occultist deals combat damage to a player, exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.
Madness {1}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Henrika Domnathi // Henrika, Infernal Seer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.94

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Flying
At the beginning of combat on your turn, choose one that hasn't been chosen —
• Each player sacrifices a creature.
• You draw a card and you lose 1 life.
• Transform Henrika Domnathi.

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Strefan, Maurer Progenitor

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $1.67

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Flying
At the beginning of your end step, create a Blood token for each player who lost life this turn.
Whenever Strefan attacks, you may sacrifice two Blood tokens. If you do, you may put a Vampire card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. It gains indestructible until end of turn.

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Midnight Arsonist

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.34

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When Midnight Arsonist enters the battlefield, destroy up to X target artifacts without mana abilities, where X is the number of Vampires you control.

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Bloodsworn Steward

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Flying
Commander creatures you control get +2/+2 and have haste.

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Tainted Peak

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.33

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}. Activate only if you control a Swamp.

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Dragonskull Summit

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $5.01

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Dragonskull Summit enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Feed the Swarm

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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Destroy target creature or enchantment an opponent controls. You lose life equal to that permanent's mana value.

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Vandalblast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.59

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Destroy target artifact you don't control.
Overload {4}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Toxic Deluge

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $22.44

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, pay X life.
All creatures get -X/-X until end of turn.

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Leechridden Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.50

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({T}: Add {B}.)
Leechridden Swamp enters the battlefield tapped.
{B}, {T}: Each opponent loses 1 life. Activate only if you control two or more black permanents.

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Rakdos Charm

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.16

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Choose one —
• Exile target player's graveyard.
• Destroy target artifact.
• Each creature deals 1 damage to its controller.

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Bontu's Monument

Market Price: $6.52

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Black creature spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Whenever you cast a creature spell, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Haunted Ridge

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $6.47

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Haunted Ridge enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Crossway Troublemakers

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.81

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Attacking Vampires you control have deathtouch and lifelink.
Whenever a Vampire you control dies, you may pay 2 life. If you do, draw a card.

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Malakir Bloodwitch

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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Flying, protection from white
When Malakir Bloodwitch enters the battlefield, each opponent loses life equal to the number of Vampires you control. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Vampiric Bloodline - Just the Upgrades by Zach Herwood-Mussen

'Vampiric Bloodline - Just the Upgrades' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Zach Herwood-Mussen

Event:

Rank: 0-0

Freeform (Casual)

Market Price: $92.15

Cards

Vicious Conquistador

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.40

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Whenever Vicious Conquistador attacks, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Blightstep Pathway

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $5.52

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Hero's Downfall

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Haunted Ridge

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $6.47

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Haunted Ridge enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Henrika Domnathi

Color Identity:B

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Flying
At the beginning of combat on your turn, choose one that hasn't been chosen —
• Each player sacrifices a creature.
• You draw a card and you lose 1 life.
• Transform Henrika Domnathi.

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Command Beacon

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Command Beacon: Put your commander into your hand from the command zone.

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Voldaren Bloodcaster

Color Identity:B

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Flying
Whenever Voldaren Bloodcaster or another nontoken creature you control dies, create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
Whenever you create a Blood token, if you control five or more Blood tokens, transform Voldaren Bloodcaster.

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Underhanded Designs

Color Identity:B

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Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {1}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
{1}{B}, Sacrifice Underhanded Designs: Destroy target creature. Activate only if you control two or more artifacts.

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Dragonskull Summit

Color Identity:B,R

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Dragonskull Summit enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Bontu's Monument

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Black creature spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Whenever you cast a creature spell, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Haunting Voyage

Color Identity:B

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Choose a creature type. Return up to two creature cards of that type from your graveyard to the battlefield. If this spell was foretold, return all creature cards of that type from your graveyard to the battlefield instead.
Foretell {5}{B}{B} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats

Color Identity:B,R

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature in your party.
Flying, deathtouch, haste
Other creatures you control have deathtouch.
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a planeswalker, destroy that planeswalker.

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Exsanguinate

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Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Vampire Socialite

Color Identity:B,R

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Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
When Vampire Socialite enters the battlefield, if an opponent lost life this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on each other Vampire you control.
As long as an opponent lost life this turn, each other Vampire you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

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Olivia, Crimson Bride

Color Identity:B,R

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Flying, haste
Whenever Olivia, Crimson Bride attacks, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped and attacking. It gains "When you don't control a legendary Vampire, exile this creature."

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Ghirapur Aether Grid

Color Identity:R

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Tap two untapped artifacts you control: Ghirapur Aether Grid deals 1 damage to any target.

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Castle Locthwain

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Castle Locthwain enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp.
{T}: Add {B}.
{1}{B}{B}, {T}: Draw a card, then you lose life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Talisman of Indulgence

Color Identity:B,R

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}. Talisman of Indulgence deals 1 damage to you.

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Nighthawk Scavenger

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Flying, deathtouch, lifelink
Nighthawk Scavenger's power is equal to 1 plus the number of card types among cards in your opponents' graveyards. (Cards in graveyards have only the characteristics of their front face.)

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Leechridden Swamp

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({T}: Add {B}.)
Leechridden Swamp enters the battlefield tapped.
{B}, {T}: Each opponent loses 1 life. Activate only if you control two or more black permanents.

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Voldaren Estate

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a Vampire spell.
{5}, {T}: Create a Blood token. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each Vampire you control. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Anje, Maid of Dishonor

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Whenever Anje, Maid of Dishonor and/or one or more other Vampires enter the battlefield under your control, create a Blood token. This ability triggers only once each turn. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
{2}, Sacrifice another creature or a Blood token: Each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Edgar's Awakening

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Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
When you discard Edgar's Awakening, you may pay {B}. When you do, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Toxic Deluge

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, pay X life.
All creatures get -X/-X until end of turn.

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The upgraded list aims to have plays at every moment of the game, which allows you to decide the pace of the game. Rather than trying to play a reactive strategy, this deck can continually apply pressure and set itself up for an explosive mid-to-late game.

The color combo of black-red lets you play a strong suite of removal, so you can continue to pop any of their mana artifacts with cards like Vandalblast and Midnight Arsonist, or add in more creature removal that can force your opponents to re-play their commanders over and over again.

In most playgroups there is a focus on "battlecruiser" Magic, where players hold back from interacting with opponents until everyone is ready with massive board states. The upgraded version of this deck takes advantage of this by forcing your opponents to commit cards early to stem the life loss, which you can use to your advantage. Even without Strefan, Maurer Progenitor, this deck can put a lot of creatures into play with evasion, which will get around typical token strategies that try to wall themselves off. Even a board full of 1/1s with deathtouch or flying will break through a player's board in time!

Where to Go From Here

This list is only the beginning for any Vampire-enthusiast trying to make a powerful deck. Black-red suffers from not having the greatest land choices, so updating the lands with more expensive cards like Luxury Suite can have an impact on how many of your opening hands are playable. Since this deck has a strong tribal theme, Kindred Dominance is a blow-out card that will destroy all creatures but Vampires, leaving your opponents open to an all-out attack.

While this version was built around an aggressive strategy, you could easily swap to a combo deck. Exquisite Blood plus Sanguine Bond is an easy two-card combo that just needs life loss or life gain to kill everyone at the table, as long as you're fine with paying the price tag for these cards. You can also adapt to a strategy focused on artifact tokens with cards like Marionette Master or Disciple of the Vault, which drain your opponent whenever you sacrifice your Blood tokens.

After playing this list a few times, make sure to note how your playgroup responds or plays against you. If the aggro strategy works, you can continue to fine-tune the mana curve of your creatures to keep your opponents from countering your plays. Otherwise, you can swap to one of these alternative strategies without having to change much of the deck. As Vampire synergy cards continue to be released, you can even change the colors of the deck by swapping commanders!

Tomorrow, we'll cover how you can upgrade the product-hover id="246465" and fight back against the Vampire houses! For other Commander-building strategies, you can find me on Twitter where I talk in-depth about Commander and all things TCG-related, including some of the cards I chose not to include in today's article!