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Vampire Socialite Vampires Blood Pauper EDH

“Another soul to feed the endless hunger.”

Art:Vampire Socialite by Suzanne Helmigh

Vampire Socialite is an awesome commander who is absolutely perfect for a deck focused on vampires and blood tokens! Not only is our blood subtheme a great, flavorful win, but is a strong card draw outlet and a great piece of utility for our deck. On top of that, we are a vampire-themed deck with some of the strongest vampire cards in the format, and love swinging and dealing damage to our opponents. We are a creature deck through and through; thus, our deck is perfect for players of any skill level and can be a great deck for someone new to the format or more experienced. This deck is powerful but has a very low skill requirement. I am very excited to show you all this. Without further adieu, let’s get it!

The Deck:

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Vampire Socialite Vampires Blood!

Commander (1)
Vampire Socialite

Creatures (31)
Guul Draz Vampire
Insolent Neonate
Pulse Tracker
Shadow Alley Denizen
Voldaren Epicure
Voldaren Stinger
Blood Petal Celebrant
Bloodcrazed Neonate
Dusk Legion Zealot
Falkenrath Perforator
Belligerent Guest
Bloodmad Vampire
Chosen of Markov
Crossway Vampire
Erdwal Ripper
Marauding Blight-Priest
Midnight Assassin
Nirkana Assassin
Nocturnal Feeder
Savage Gorger
Vampire Spawn
Voracious Vampire
Bloodcrazed Socialite
Famished Foragers
Heirs of Stromkirk
Stromkirk Mentor
Epicure of Blood
Mounted Dreadknight
Stromkirk Patrol
Vampire Sovereign
Bloodborn Scoundrels

Instants (16)
Ambitious Assault
Big Score
Cast Down
Fake Your Own Death
Feign Death
Go for the Throat
Lightning Bolt
Neonate’s Rush
Raise the Draugr
Supernatural Stamina
Undying Evil
Unexpected Windfall
Victim of Night

Sorceries (7)
Night’s Whisper
Pointed Discussion
Read the Bones
Return from Extinction
Sign in Blood
Stensia Banquet
Vampire’s Kiss

Artifacts (6)
Ceremonial Knife
Arcane Signet
Rakdos Signet
Wedding Invitation
Bonder’s Ornament

Enchantments (4)
Kaya’s Ghostform
Eternal Thirst
Trespasser’s Curse
Lands (35)
Barren Moor
Bloodfell Caves
Bojuka Bog
Captivating Cave
Command Tower
Desert of the Fervent
Desert of the Glorified
Dwarven Mine
Forge of Heroes
Forgotten Cave
Path of Ancestry
Polluted Mire
12 Swamp
The Autonomous Furnace
The Dross Pits

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Why Vampire Socialite?

Vampire Socialite is a very strong commander for a very low cost of only two mana. For only two mana, we get menace a buff for all of our vampires, which only requires a very easy requirement, and since we are almost always damaging opponents, all of our vampires will enter with a counter as well. Vampire Socialite is one of the strongest commanders for vampires in PDH and is just great support for the vampire creature type. Vampire Socilaite is a key part of our deck and is great in almost every way.

Deck Overview:

This section contains information about cards in the deck and how they function within the deck! I also highlighted some of my favorite cards in the deck!


We have a ton of vampires in the deck, so let’s go over some of my favorites! Belligerent Guest is not only a great attacker even when unbuffed but can be a great source of consistent card draw for the deck. Erdwal Ripper is a great snowball creature that we can play early and have them get better every turn, same with Heirs of Stromkirk and Savage Gorger. Shadow Alley Denizen is a very cool card that makes a creature of our choice very evasive. Vampire Sovereign is a strong flying vampire that Lightning Helixs on ETB. Crossway Vampire is an awesome card that excels against many strategies, and making a creature unable to block is a strong effect against any deck. We don’t have a ton of madness creatures, but we do have Bloodmad Vampire, which is a very strong attacker for the deck.


We have some strong instant speed card draws like Big Score and Unexpected Windfall, which are great pieces of card draw and mana production. We also have some strong instant speed removal like Murder, Go for the Throat, and many more, which help us deal with creatures and commanders our opponents control. We have almost no artifact or enchantment removal within the deck, which is one of our weak points, but we are very strong when going up against creature strategies. We also have some re-ETB cards like Feign Death and Undying Evil which I use frequently to re-ETB Vampire Socialite.


A lot of our card draw is in our sorcery package with strong spells like Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, and Sign in Blood, which are all cheap ways to refill our hand. Return from Extinction is a great way to recur creatures that die or get discarded. Stensia Banquet is another one of my favorite cards since it can be a very strong damage outlet for all of the vampires we control, and we get a card out of the deal.


This is the rare occasion where we actually take full advantage of my favorite PDH card Wedding Invitation, which I used in two games while testing to one-shot an opponent. We, of course, have some mana rocks like Arcane Signet, Bonder's Ornament, and Rakdos Signet, which are strong ways to get ahead on mana. Ceremonial Knife is not only a flavorful buff for our vampires but allows us to make more blood tokens which gives us more card draw. Campfire is strong in this deck since we can get some life gain, but if Vampire Socialite dies, we can get them back to our hand for cheap and get a re-ETB.


We have a Pauper / PDH staple in Oubliette, a strong removal piece for only three mana. We also have Eternal Thirst, a very on-flavor card that makes some of our more evasive creatures very strong attackers. Kaya's Ghostform is a very cool card that allows us to fight through single-target removal, and best of all, we can re-ETB Vampire Socialite. Trespasser's Curse is a very cool card that we can use to whittle down the health of aggressive creature strategies or basically any creature deck.

Land Base:

We have an efficient land base similar to my landbase style when I brew PDH decks consisting of draw lands, cycling lands, and on-color duals. There’s not too much to say about this land base. We have a fair few tap lands, but we are not super aggressive, so it is typically okay to take a few turns off. I found this land base to be strong in testing, and it does pretty much everything we want it to.

Strengths of the Deck:

  • Strong effects that support the vampire creature type
  • A decent amount of interaction
  • A decent amount of card draw

Weaknesses of the Deck:

  • Weak to creature hate
  • No way to interact on the stack
  • Almost no artifact/enchantment removal

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Main Win Conditions:

There are no infinite combos or loops within the deck. We are a combat deck that utilizes our various anthem effects/buffs from our commander and our creatures. Vampires are a very synergistic creature type, interacting very positively with each other. Our deck also has a blood subtheme that allows us to get a ton of card draw and refill our hand.


Vampire Socialite is a fun commander for an absolutely awesome deck! I enjoyed this one from the building to the testing stage and had a ton of fun. Even my playgroup liked this one, and they usually think the decks I build are too mean and strong. This is a fun and flavorful build that is not too expensive and perfect for a player of any skill level. I hope you all enjoyed this one as much as I did. Thanks for reading to the end and for all of your support!