Creatures with protection from a color are only as good as the
color they have protection from. The Baron has
protection from two colors, in a multicolor
format. Only three out of ten guilds (Izzet,
Gruul, Simic) have nothing to fear from this
card. Better yet, white and black are the two
colors best at throwing kill spells around,
which makes Blood Baron almost impossible to
kill without a red burn spell or a big green
If you can get your life totals sufficiently far apart, then the
Blood Baron becomes something far more fearsome.
Is it worth mentioning that the second ability
triggers when your opponent is at 10 or less,
and turns the Baron into a 10/10 flyer? Big
enough to kill the opponent in one shot? That's
really just win-more, honestly, but it's still a
decent creature even when you're not win-moreing.
Admit it: a lot of you are playing this card
in decks just to try and live the dream of
one-hit-killing somebody out of nowhere. Well,
that probably happens less often than you'd
might like, as opponents have an unfortunate
tendency to attack back and such. Does that mean
we're wrong to try this card? Not even close.
What was the last creature that performed
equally on both offense and defense and was
immune to the "Doom Blade lol" strawman that
still hounds Baneslayer Angel?
Today's card of the day is Blood Baron of
Vizkopa which is a five mana White and Black 4/4
vampire with Lifelink, protection from White and
Black, plus gets +6/+6 and Flying while you have
thirty or more life and an opponent has ten or
less. The last effect is can shorten the game by
two attacks by itself, which isn't bad in a
vacuum and is likely to at least partially occur
relatively often. The real standout points are
5/5 body with two very relevant protections with
a bonus of Lifelink.
Getting past a very popular combination, either
Orzhov or Black/White tokens, and many removal
options gives this enough potential to appear in
multiple formats. Multiplayer in particular, but
Constructed could easily run this as a finisher
or sideboard response.
In Limited this is an easy first pick on the
way to an Orzhov build and can seriously
threaten seven of the ten guilds. There's no
real drawback to a five mana 4/4 with Lifelink
either and if the final effect is enabled the
game is likely to be over.
Welcome to the Pojo.com card of the
day section. Today we are looking at the Blood
Baron of Vozkopa from Dragon's Maze. Blood Baron
of Vizkopa is a mythic rare white and black
creature vampire that costs three generic, one
white, and one black mana for a 4/4/ Blood Baron
of Vizkopa has lifelink, protection from white,
and protection from black. Blood Baron also says
that if you have 30 or more life, and an
opponent has 10 or less life, it gets +6/+6 and
Definitely a good card, but the main question I
ask is in what format does the Blood Baron of
Vizkopa truly belong? It is an ok card in normal
formats, such as Standard and Modern. But as far
as limited play, I don't know how useful it
would really be. Sure, you are likely to run up
against people running these colors, but then
again, you won't.
Another thing that makes Blood Baron of Vizkopa
a good card is he is out of range for most killl
spells used right now. Simple kill spells like
Dreadbore can't even look at him, and things
like Searing Spear are not strong enough to
handle him alone.
I think that just the Blood Baron of Vizkopa's
basic abilities are what will help him see play,
not so much his secondary ability. Even in
formats such as Commander or Multiplayer
variants, getting that secondary ability to
trigger will be a lot of work.