Cartel Aristocrat


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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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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Cartel Aristocrat Discussion

Quicksilver on Rule #2: The Double Tap v2.0

3 weeks ago

I really want to recommend Cartel Aristocrat, even when you have plenty of sac outlets and she's not a zombie. I just love how powerful she is sometimes.

lagotripha on Nightsky edge

1 month ago

I'd look at playing it as more of a midrage list, making use of resilient threats like Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Stillmoon Cavalier and a lot of disruption- Tidehollow Sculler, Sin Collector, kill spells etc. Things like Conjurer's Ban will do a lot to help the game reach that later stage.

There are also some powerful sac effects in B/w, with Cartel Aristocrat, Hidden Stockpile, Teysa, Orzhov Scion and powerful token generation in both colours- a Promise of Bunrei list is very playable.

TheDuggernaught on Help me Brainstorm

2 months ago

If you are looking to primarily make a huge creature off of Scapeshift, then I would argue that Knight of the Reliquary is far better than Bloodbriar.

As far as decks that benefit from sacrificing your own stuff, there are lots of half decent aristocrats lists. Bloodbriar likely would not make the cut in any of these, but cards like Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Cartel Aristocrat, Bloodthrone Vampire, Viscera Seer, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Doomed Traveler, Abzan Ascendancy, Bridge from Below, Kitchen Finks, Blisterpod, Bloodsoaked Champion, Tukatongue Thallid, Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, Voice of Resurgence, Young Wolf, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Tidehollow Sculler, and Rally the Ancestors are all cards I would look at.

EDIT: Scapeshift wins in the aptly named "Scapeshift" or "TitanShift" (which also uses Primeval Titan) decks by ramping to 7 lands and shifting into 6 mountains and a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle for 18 damage -- usually enough to kill most decks. If they have not yet taken damage for some reason, then going up to 8 lands for 7 mountains and a Valakut will hit for 21.

jasterblack on Abzan Aristocrats

3 months ago

AWOK1! Thank you for your suggestion! However, you may have overlooked the fact that, once Rally the Ancestors has been cast, and as long as you have a sac outlet on the field (say Viscera Seer or Cartel Aristocrat) you can simply sac everything that would otherwise be exiled.

Since they are no longer in play, they cannot be exiled. Additionally, Rally is essentially the win condition for the deck, as if you bring back the entire grave and sac everything, you're almost guaranteed a win.

lagotripha on Gather the Militia Captains

4 months ago

This is one of those decks that really wants to be mono-white. Bone splinters and Bloodsoaked Champion aren't enough alone to justify the risk of dead cards. It also frees up slots for utility lands.

Now if you were splashing for a full hand disruption package, Sin Collector and all, thats a different route. The other interesting B/W humans route is Cartel Aristocrat/Zulaport Cutthroat. If you're really feeling like building a rogue deck you can abuse Plunge into Darkness Postmortem Lunge and Dismember to turn on fateful hour.

I'd mainboard path in place of bone splinters- it really is that good. With the remaining couple of slots from bloodsoaked, its worth looking at Accorder Paladin Akrasan Squire more Banisher Priest etc Devoted Crop-Mate is playable, if not quite as abusable as Order of Whiteclay. Fiend Hunter can serve as an extra set of banisher priest, with the upside of a better blink interaction.

Children of Korlis are surprisingly ok in the sideboard, often negating burst or forcing removal. Dauntless Bodyguard fills a similar role.

Check out other budget humans lists- they're the most populous tribe, and the options available are staggering, even if they do tend towards the thalia's lutentant package.

Navius on

4 months ago

His activated ability costs an other 3 mana, why should you pay this. If you had Cartel Aristocrat and Viscera Seer and most of the time drainer on the board.

For example: If you had 2 drainers, 1 sac outlet en elenda with 4 a 5 tokens you can drain him for 18 -20 lives

akkd on Pest Problems (MODERN)

4 months ago

Nice deck man +1!. One question..just to make sure if I got it right. For example, if I have on the field Athreos, God of Passage + Blood Artist + Cartel Aristocrat + Ornithopter, you basically have an infinite combo if the opponent refuses to pay 3 life due to Atheros right?

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