Would a Blood Artist trigger if i sacrificed a Diregraf Ghoul to a Bloodthrone Vampire? Not quite sure about some of these rules. It has been since 5th edition that I played. Cards did not have as many options like the newer ones do. I could not for the life of me remember if sacrificing a creature counted as died. I thought that if a creature left the battlefield to the graveyard by means of sacrificing, direct damage, destroy, and combat damage that would be considered dead/died.