Cartel Aristocrat

Cartel Aristocrat

Creature — Human Advisor

Sacrifice another creature: Cartel Aristocrat gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cartel Aristocrat occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Cartel Aristocrat Discussion

Mr-Ludendorff on Glorious Orzhov Afterlife

2 months ago

dusterGGG I like Pitiless Pontiff because it offers deathtouch alongside functional indestructibility, but you may be right, in my playtests lack of that one mana when I have putted something like Teysa Karlov or Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord on turn 4 often meant that I couldn't use Pontiff when I really would like too, and since Cartel Aristocrat can also work almost infinitely with Cruel Celebrant I guess it's a better one here, since I already have Orzhov Enforcer to take down big creatures. I will probably get it with my next order on cardkingdom and than I'll update this deck, thanks. As of Yahenni, Undying Partisan , I don't really need attackers in this deck since I can either overflow opponent with spirits or just drain him with Cruel Celebrant and I prefer 2 CMC over 3. So I guess Cartel Aristocrat it is.

dusterGGG on Glorious Orzhov Afterlife

2 months ago

Consider Cartel Aristocrat over Pitiless Pontiff . Free sac engines are almost always better than ones that cost mana, and protection will also let you swing with it if you want. Yahenni, Undying Partisan is another good sac engine with high survivability that can also be a good attacker.

MultiverseSentinel on Alesha Budget WIP

3 months ago

A cheap removal spell in this deck would be a Bone Splinters this of course depends on your meta.

Falkenrath Noble is another good card that also punishes other players who try to set up their sac engine and moves you toward your goal of winning.

I know it is a little pricier at $2ish but a Swords to Plowshares will be invaluable at keeping you alive.

I like Kambal, Consul of Allocation I didn't even know about that card. It doesn't synergize as much with the deck (except for it being a two power card) but it is a nice deterrent.

I dislike Ankle Shanker in this deck because his deathtouch/first strike ability don't trigger when you bring him onto the battlefield from the graveyard tapped and attacking. Which is a HUGE bummer.

I want to get the Archetype of Finality for my deck as well that is pure value in Alesha.

Overall I like it, you have all of the essentials in here. The biggest thing that I notice though is that you don't seem to have that many sacrifice outlets for this deck to get your infinite Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit + Murderous Redcap combo off. I'd recommend Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar but those are pricey af and I can only recommend if you REALLY like this deck. But there are plenty of cheap ones that I run!

Bloodflow Connoisseur

Bloodthrone Vampire

Cartel Aristocrat

Dark Privilege

All of the above are under a dollar in price and able to get that sac engine up and running for you.

Anyway I know this was a lot but I hope that it helps you have a good deck here. Enjoy it!

ForsakenxEDHx on Drain and Gain: Teysa Karlov Lifegain *Primer*

3 months ago

Death Metal Mosh Pit

Have you thought about Painter's Servant / Darkest Hour to combo with Teysa, Orzhov Scion .

Or Blasting Station / Cartel Aristocrat / Carrion Feeder as free repeatable sac outlets.

Nim Deathmantle also combos real nice with Ashnod's Altar. Karmic Guide plus Reveillark also make for a fantastic Infinite loop for you Blood Artist effects plus the ability for standalone utility as recursion pieces.

Altar of the Brood makes for a low cmc finisher for infinite loops as well.

In general I strongly recommend lowering your average cmc to present more early game relevance.

Also a couple specific Planeswalkers help with a backup plan when primary combo fails and you gotta go token beatdown.

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar immediate ult, buffing all dudes and impossible to remove.

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad again immediate emblem buff.

Ajani, Strength of the Pride that 0 ability ult is easily obtainable and puts us in a prime position to win.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion board wipe, massive token producer, and back-breaking ult with token swarm.

Thumbs up and an upvote for the Primer.

Salty_Sauce on Artifact Assassination

3 months ago

I just looked up the ruling while writing this comment Marionette Master 's ability checks on resolution so you would deal 8 and the second trigger would deal 0. With having to use Refurbish to reanimate God-Pharoah's Gift it is doubtful that you will draw another. Especially considering that you are on the self mill plan. Some sac outlets that I think are much better are Cartel Aristocrat Blood Bairn Butcher of the Horde

Zaarlock on Cyka Komrade Blyat

3 months ago

Cheap cards u should get some amount of:

General value goodstuff:

Bloodsoaked Champion

Grim Haruspex

Midnight Reaper

Ophiomancer

Zulaport Cutthroat

Westvale Abbey  Flip (you're gonna love this one, it's especially good if you like having token generators)

Skullclamp (probably the most powerful equipment in the game. And drawing cards is fucking awesome)

Removal:

Swords to Plowshares

Plaguecrafter

Kaya's Wrath

Anguished Unmaking

Grave Pact

Reanimation (very good when you're actively putting cards from your deck into your graveyard):

Dread Return

Karmic Guide

Reveillark

Phyrexian Delver

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Victimize

Animate Dead

Sac outlets:

Viscera Seer

Carrion Feeder

Cartel Aristocrat

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

High Market

Tutors:

Ranger of Eos

Diabolic Intent

Enlightened Tutor

Beseech the Queen

Dark Petition

Mausoleum Secrets (very cool in your deck)

Lands:

Orzhov Basilica

Scoured Barrens

Concealed Courtyard

Command Tower

Caves of Koilos

City of Brass

Isolated Chapel

Tainted Field

You should probably choose whether you want the deck to be more or less focused on tokens. If you don't want tokens to be a main theme, you should probably just run Ophiomancer and a couple other generators and put in more reanimation effects like Phyrexian Delver .

You should still run Karmic Guide and Reveillark no matter what you do because they're too good not to. With a sac outlet, you can sacrifice them and bring them back an infinite number of times and kill your opponents with Komrade.

I would run quite a few sac outlets to make sure you can keep sacrificing your stuff for value. The best ones are Viscera Seer , Carrion Feeder and Cartel Aristocrat . Skullclamp works especially well with sac outlets

BMHKain on Mankind's Codex of Civilian Planetary Unification

4 months ago

Back again.

Sure, I'm at 100 cards. But we've a huge situation after all those cuts that should've changed the meter. Is it not meant to be fixed?

Whatever, this is Deck 1 that although at 100 Cards, I just don't see enough consistency for this to work properly. Here is what I believe to be the best of each:

Cloudblazer (Card Advantage & Life Gain? OH YEAH!) Daxos of Meletis (Just buff him once, & only spot removal & wraths can end him.) Deputy of Acquittals (Another Venser when we need it.) Fiend Hunter (How did this make it in?) Grand Abolisher (This is the best we got for Lockdown.) Kambal, Consul of Allocation (Taxes for casting nothing but anything not a Creature.) Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis (Group Hug? Not here. Two Benevolent Kings will destroy you.) Lavinia, Azorius Renegade (I wonder if she can do well w/ Kynalos and Tino... Oh, & STACKS.) Marchesa, the Black Rose (It's either you have low life or this stays cut.) Why didn't you decrease for me cuttung a staple like Meren?! (Uh, Recursion?) Mother of Runes (Ditched Cartel Aristocrat as at least she can be used on any of my Humans.) Reflector Mage (Still on the bend on this one.) Thalia, Heretic Cathar (Uh, Stax?) Thalia's Lieutenant (HUGE Boost throughout my humans.) Trophy Mage (At least most of my "Trophies" are Cast.)

Also:

Kenrith, the Returned King : (Recursion, Life gain, +1/+1 Buffs, Card Advantage, even giving everyone Haste & Trample is awesome. DO NOT CUT IT.)

I hope this helps in case you want to improve on this also. Signing out.

lagotripha on Bunrei Aristocrats

4 months ago

This is an interesting list. It reminds me of some of my older Cartel Aristocrat / Mortician Beetle / Pawn of Ulamog lists.

Depending on how competitive you want to be there are a few options, and a few powerful directions. Cabal Therapist is notable in being powerful hand disruption- other aristocrats cover various options, from the venerable flying brick Falkenrath Aristocrat to my pet pick Spawning Pit . Indulgent Aristocrat and vampire/human dual tribal is a fairly strong choice.

Powerful card advantage options are out there in Priest of Forgotten Gods / Dark Prophecy // Grim Haruspex / Midnight Reaper even to the point of enabling Zombie Infestation storm wins.

For a more aggressive gameplan hand disruption, even the humble Duress will offer a lot- dodging board wipes is valuable. Plan your sideboard too- it will help a lot to know that you have a plan for burn or artifacts, almost no matter what it is. Just keep an eye on your curve and remember the number of modern games being decided in turns 1-4 by aggro and combo lists.

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