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This is insane 2/2 drop for only BlackBlack and fits perfectly in a vampire deck. Makes your opponent think twice about killing your weenies.

And the possibilities with this in play are nigh endless. Play this and sac your Bloodghasts for Bloodthrone Vampires, etc. Add Sanguine Bond in the mix and... You'll get the idea. You could also feed off your Quest for the Gravelord or Butcher of Malakir.

And the best part? Play a land, rinse and repeat.
Posted By: Baalaaxa (6/22/2010 1:34:03 PM)
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I guess Wizards wants everyone to know that vamps are black's signature tribe right now, because man are they ever pushing the deck! Considering how low most vampire decks' mana curves are, they'll have plenty of leftover fuel to abuse the crap out of the Highborn's ability. Crazy strong, and definitely worth five stars.
Posted By: Cubozoan (6/2/2010 6:54:51 AM)
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how about Kalastria + Bloodthrone Vampire ? and Add Some Butcher of Malakir to the mix...You get a nice recipe for disaster lol
Posted By: krazypunk1018 (5/5/2010 11:07:58 AM)
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Use this card with Bloodthrone Vampire and Vampire Aristocrat and it is amazing!
Posted By: Gahoojin (5/31/2010 2:42:39 AM)
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Cholesterol High-Blood-Pressure
Posted By: Vedalken_Arbiter (10/6/2011 5:41:55 PM)
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@Paleopaladin
Actually, I think that's one commenter. And it's silly. This is clearly inferior to Giant Badger.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/25/2012 2:16:59 AM)
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Never before, has your opponent been so hesitant to drop that Day Of Judgment! You got 2 Bloodghast, a Vampire Nighthawk, and one of these, they kill everything and you drain 'em for 8 and gain eight. I've beaten my brother once or twice by just dying hahaha. And the beauty of it is, you drop a lnad and bring back all your Bloodghasts!
Posted By: EvilCleavage (11/8/2010 9:15:19 AM)
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At 2 mana you've put a card on the table you're opponent will probably want to address sooner than later. They'll probably address it sooner and more often than not you'll have a card for card trade off and they'll they'll loose 2 you'll gain 2. That'll be about the size of it. Now carry on presenting threats and hope they run out of answers. Gate Keeper of Malakir guarantee's card advantage so maybe it's better.
Posted By: MDStrawHat (7/17/2010 4:16:10 PM)
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I find the art terribly misleading.
It appears more like it should function along the lines of Rotlung Reanimator. (how awesome would that be?)

That being said, this isn't nearly the powerhouse some make it out to be.
Yes, its very powerful, but most competitively viable vampire decks tend to tap out alot.

She lends herself better to slower control-aggro decks over the full-blown aggro route.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (3/9/2010 5:40:11 PM)
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Especially good if you have a way to sac. vamps every turn. Especially good with Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet and/or Crovax the Cursed. With Kalitas, you're sacing vamps to get vamp tokens with the same power and toughness. Which is useful with vamps who have no useful abilities once they're on the battlefield (Gatekeeper of Malakir, I'm looking at you), vamps who have drawback effects (Vampire Lacerator), or ones who are about to die anyway. Combo Kalitas with Bloodghast and your combo gets super-deadly. With Crovax, you're pumping him in addition to hurting your opponent. Only problem with him is you have to sac a creature each turn or he loses some power.

So basically, your opponent's gonna be in pain no matter what strategy you use....

Alright, I'm off to make a vamp deck.
Posted By: lukemol (2/4/2010 3:54:09 PM)
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