Vampiric Bloodline is a preconstructed Commander deck featuring Strefan, Maurer Progenitor at its helm. This is a vampire deck with some awesome, new-to-Commander cards, and some insanely good reprints.
But maybe you don’t want to spend $35.00 on the whole deck. Maybe you just want a few choice single cards. That’s fine! Here are some of the best single cards you can buy from the deck!
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Best New Cards to Buy From Vampiric Bloodline
If you’re interested in the best new vampire singles from the deck, perhaps for you Edgar Markov or Elenda, the Dusk Rose deck, there’s a section for those cards at the end of the article. But because those cards are rather niche, this section will focus on cards with broader Commander applications.
Predators’ Hour is an interesting take on card draw in mono-black. Of course, you’ll need to have a lot of creatures in play to maximize the potential of this card. So, this will be at its best in token decks like Ghave, Guru of Spores and Edgar Markov for example. But if you can manage to attack with a bunch of creatures, you can gain a ton of value off the top of your opponents’ decks.
Imposing Grandeur is an interesting take on a wheel effect (like Wheel of Fortune). It’s unfortunate that this is a “may ability”, allowing your opponents can opt-out if they already have a good hand. But there is some benefit to this card. If you’re near-empty-handed, you can always use it as a big card drawing ability.
Best Reprints to Buy From Vampiric Bloodline
This is arguably the best reprint from the Crimson Vow Commander decks. Its ability to double your Swamps for mana makes it a popular inclusion in many black decks. That’s why Nirkana Revenant was pushing almost $20.00 before it was reprinted. But now you can buy it for just $5.00, and with fantastic new art.
Blood Artist is a classic Commander card. It’s included in almost every sacrifice-themed deck such as Korvald, Fae-Cursed King, Teysa Karlov, and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, just to name a few.
But Blood Artist is played beyond just Commander. It is also a combo piece in Modern Yawgmoth decks, allowing you to deal infinite damage to your opponent.
Blood Artist was trending upwards of $5.00 before it was reprinted. Now you can pick up copies for about $3.00.
Patron of the Vein
Patron of the Vein was about $20.00 before it was reprinted in Vampiric Bloodline! The first and last time it was printed was in the Edgar Markov Commander deck back in 2017.
Now you can pick up Patron of the Vein for about $3.00! That’s a great discount if you needed Patron of the Vein for your older vampire EDH decks.
We can never have too many copies of Vandalblast. This is one of the most played red cards in Commander. And without reprints, it has a tendency to creep up in price. Now it’s available for about $1.00.
Best New Cards For Edgar Markov and Other Vampire EDH Decks
Timothar, Baron of Bats
Timothar gives you a way to return any vampire that dies back to play. Giving your vampires the equivalent of two lives is a great source of card advantage and resilience against board wipes. Plus, Edgar Markov’s Emminence ability can trigger when they reenter the battlefield.
Scion of Opulence
This is like a vampire-centric Pitiless Plunderer, an EDH staple of aristocrats strategies like Meren of Clan Nel Toth, and a versatile combo piece.
But Scion of Opulence is even better than Pitless Plunderer in vampire decks. It costs one less mana. It makes a Treasure token even when it dies. And you can sacrifice two artifacts to play the top card of your library for the turn.
Who doesn’t love a one-sided board wipe? Well, in a dedicated vampire deck, that’s exactly what Olivia’s Wrath will be. It has the potential to take out every single creature your opponents control while preserving your own. This can straight out lead to wins.