City of Traitors


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered Rare
Exodus Rare

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City of Traitors


When you play another land, sacrifice City of Traitors.

: Add to your mana pool.

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City of Traitors Discussion

Winterblast on Stax Enchanter

1 week ago

It's hard to rebuild a whole deck in order to change the strategy. It's much easier to list what you absolutely want in every Stax list - at least I could list a basic package of cards that I always use in Stax builds, no matter what the rest is supposed to do. When building a new Stax deck I consider these slots fixed, so the numner of free slots in the deck is reduced by ~33 for lands and the number of cards used for the basic speed and disruption package. The rest depends on what colours I want to use and how exactly I want to play with the deck.

A lot depends on your budget though, because Stax is the most expensive way to go (except for 5 colour with all the duals maybe, but only if there's a lot of other expensive stuff there too). I was lucky enough to get my hands on a playset of Mishra's Workshop around 2008 or 2009, when the playset was below the price you have to pay for ONE copy today and I also got an italian The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale for 70 euro, wich is a tenth of today's price. You don't have to play these crds, but they make stax a whole lot better and they justify playing cards like Crop Rotation and Tolaria West, which you might not want to include otherwise.

As for the basic Stax package I mentioned, for me this consists of the following cards:


You see, there are a lot of slots that I consider fixed when I play stax and the rest of the deck should define the specific strategy. I have also listed some blue cards in my basic package, but without blue these could be easily replaced with other must plays, for example Goblin Welder in red. The tutors also depend on the colours you want to use, but with black and blue you have quite a few to choose from. White is good for some of the most perverted masss removals and lockdown pieces.

To complete your deck you have to double-check every card for its power, if it has a direct impact on the game or if it does next to nothing without other cards in the deck (in that case it should be a lock or combo). You also have to check if there is anything similar but better and then make changes accordingly. Also avoid multiple copies of effects that are not cummulative, unless it's an effect you absolutely want to see in every game and which is most likely a top target for removal.

CastleSiege on Deforestation

2 weeks ago

City of Traitors hasn't been in the deck for a long, long time. The deck plays an overabundance of lands. I would rather have control over when to sac my land rather than have it sac itself when I play another. Hence, I would much rather run Crystal Vein in it's place.

Paradise_Collectibles on Price Drop Again! Selling Singles/GW ...

2 weeks ago

Hey guys! Times are tough and I'm looking for helping paying bills by selling off a few singles. I hardly play paper Magic as it is anyways having moved over to the convenience of Hearthstone and MTGO.

The list below is all for sale at the prices shown but if there's something in my binder not listed here, feel free to reach out to me. It's up-to-date currently. I'm kinda flexible on pricing but will definitely work with you if purchasing a large amount. All cards are NM unless stated otherwise. Those interested in pics/scans, please email me at

I ship following day and accept solely paypal Good and Services (I will cover fees). Shipping with tracking in a bubble-wrap envelope is provided for free on purchases exceeding $50. Otherwise add $2. Unfortunately, tracked shipping rates are also only available to the US; International buyers will have to cover their own shipping (this does include Canada and Mexico as the shipping price is roughly 2-3x untracked).

$65 Tarmogoyf (2x Available)
$75 City of Traitors (MP)
$60 Snapcaster Mage
$9 Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
$6 Griselbrand
$4 Phyrexian Metamorph
$8 Recruiter of the Guard
$15 Arlinn KordJA  Flip
$6 Blinkmoth Nexus
$18 Dark Depthsfoil icon

$500 GW Tron - List with correct sets and Foils found here. PLEASE NOTE:The deck is 1x card short of being complete and that is a Karn Liberated.
$70 Planechase Anthology (Shipping Included)
$10 DD: Blessed Vs. Cursed

SOLD!(or Pending Sale)
1x DD: Blessed vs Cursed
2x Damnation
1x FTV: Lore
2x Etched Champion
2x Mirran Crusader
1x Kataki, War's Wage
1x Sneak AttackJA
2x Collective Brutality ON HOLD
1x Stony Silence ON HOLD
3x Steam Vents
1x Hallowed Fountain
1x Walking Ballista
1x Rhonas the Indomitable
2x Tarmogoyf ON HOLD
3x Ancient Tomb
1x Show and Tell
1x City of Traitors (LP)

illumfolly on Deforestation

2 weeks ago

Permafrost -- I definitely remember City of Traitors being in here... am also curious what happened to it / why not run it.

Permafrost on Deforestation

2 weeks ago

I've been keeping track of the deck here and there for a while now and was wondering if at any point you ran or considered running City of Traitors. What are your thoughts on this land? I happen to have a copy, and a Titania deck, and I think it could be a good fit.

Madronebass on Eldrazi Fun times

2 weeks ago

I see Thespian's Stage as a one-of. its great when it comes down after Ancient Tomb or City of Traitors but seeing two with no other target is a bad time

Paradise_Collectibles on Looking for Karn Liberated, Deathrite ...

1 month ago

Take a look at my binder!
Key improvements include:
2x City of Traitors
2x Damnation
1x Liliana, the Last Hope
4x Arcbound Ravager
1x Inkmoth Nexus
1x Saheeli Rai
as well as others.

Check it here Binder
Looking for:
1x Karn Liberated, either set, foil or non.
As many Deathrite Shaman as I can get my hands on. Foils, Non-foils, foreign etc.
(Will not trade for DRS foreign at a mark-up unless Foil)
At least four of each fetch land.

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Developing Consistency within League Restrictions

1 month ago

@chaosumbreon87: Well you got me there. That combo works without losing me points. Side effects of being at work and trying analyze deck lists at the same time lol.

I'll probably have to proxy things like Candelabra of Tawnos;Lion's Eye Diamond; City of Traitors; and Gaea's Cradle, but I'll test out the decks nonetheless.

I was also interested in Purphoros, God of the Forge as he seems to fit the restrictions in my league as well, but I can't say I'm a huge fan of the deck on the EDH tier list. Do you have any insight on Purph?

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