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So who here is heartless enough to play this with Skullclamp? I feel dirty playing that card, but the antics are just too irresistible! If only it cost more mana to play.
Posted By: SleetFox (7/11/2010 2:58:33 PM)


Uber combo with Perilous Forays.
Posted By: KikiJikiTiki (12/16/2010 11:18:04 AM)


Definitely a good card. Unless you're playing white you're going to have trouble getting rid of him permanently. 2 damage may not seem like much, but when it comes out as early as turn 2 and can just keep on coming, it's pretty dandy. Also works really well with other cards like Quest for the Gravelord and Blade of the Bloodchief, as well as fodder for the opponent playing something like a kicked Gatekeeper. It even works as great discard fodder, as you can effectively get a free cast of it by playing a land.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (12/3/2009 9:16:46 PM)


This guy is sooo nice, getting to play a creature over and over again by just playing lands is wicked. You can either have him with just swamp in your standard vamp deck, or you can use fetchlands for extra many reanimations. He syncs so well with vicera, kalastria highborne, blood throne, and the fact that he is 2/1 means he isn't broken, unlike some green vine guy. Cpativating makes you able to swing with a 3/2, and basilisk collar was simply made for this guy. Shame the price has gone up, but not strange.
Posted By: Sironos (11/29/2010 7:23:59 AM)


Nice card, it's always annoying playing against someone who can bring a card bacj from the graveyard at any time.
Posted By: bloodthirstylove22 (9/19/2011 12:45:43 PM)


combo card, check
cheap and efficient, check
dredge and mill proof? check

Posted By: gromgrom777 (1/16/2010 3:05:46 PM)


i've never played against someone who used a bloodghast, and for that i am thankful. Anyone who bashes this clearly can't comprehend it.
1. It's a vampire, a tribal that is growing in strength and popularity.
2. It's a 2/1 for BB that comes back whenever you play a land.
3. the 10 or less life aspect is so common that you'll have enough vampires from the zendikar block alone to take someone down to 10 or below pretty quickly.
4. He can't black. That's not a good thing, but for anyone who thinks that, when you really need a blocker you're only going to have out a bloodghast, you obviously aren't playing vampires right. Zendikar vampire's aren't huge things like soul collector or stalking bloodsucker, they're little weenies that you get out on turn 1 or 2.
Oh no! my bloodghast is out but it can't block!... Oh wait! nevermind i'll just block with Bloodthrone Vampire and sac bloodghast to it if need be. Land on my next turn and... (see all)
Posted By: ChampionofSquee (8/19/2010 2:32:14 PM)


I finished a guy on 8 life with four of these, after a long and good game against Halimar Excavator and his UW ally friends. He just asked me "...really?"
I run both Quest for the Gravelord, Pawn of Ulamog and bloodthrone, and this guy fits in perfectly. He's even better with a sword or the frightening Basilisk Collar.
But yeah, one of the best vampires, probably second only to Vampire Nighthawk since nocturnus will leave us soon. 4.5/5
Posted By: ZombieSnail (9/7/2010 7:30:41 AM)


I hate that this card exists, and that they made it so strong. This card being $10+ means my "sacrifice creatures" decks will always be missing something.

And this is why I never bought Demon of Death's Gate, Kalastia Highborn, or made a serious Vampire Aristocrat deck. Why make a deck when you can't use the best cards available?
Posted By: Gabriel422 (6/28/2011 12:48:51 AM)


He is being issued in the themed M12 decks, now hopefully he sees a reprint in the newest set.
Posted By: captainsoda (8/1/2011 3:28:41 PM)