Hell's Caretaker


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Chronicles (CHR) Rare
Legends (LEG) Rare

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Hell's Caretaker

Creature — Horror

, Sacrifice a creature: Return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Play this ability only during your upkeep.

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Hell's Caretaker Discussion

Mike94 on Endrek Sahr Tokens

1 day ago

Hi! Nice deck, I see a lot of potential +1

If you're running Necropotence, then Venser's Journal and Reliquary Tower are a must. Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker also looks really good for a sub-theme within this deck.

These sac outlets are also great to exploit (and necessary if you want to keep Endrek alive) :

There are a ton of ways to utilize Endrek's ability.

pskinn01 on SAC FO DAYZ. Looking for ...

3 weeks ago

Meren can be built as a self mill n recursion deck (i know you said no mill). And she can build a board state quickly even on a budget.

She also works well with Fleshbag Marauder type cards with Grave Pact type cards, making each opponent sac two (or more).

Coffin Queen, Birthing Pod, Helm of Possession and Hell's Caretaker are good with her - especially in this type of deck.

Mandalorian on Sacrifice

1 month ago

Caustic Caterpillar>Elvish Lyrist

I play Savra, Queen of the Golgari as my general, but she can be pretty powerful in the 99 as well.

Creakwood Liege

Primal Growth

Cards like Nether Traitor and Reassembling Skeleton can make for good sacrifice fodder to cards like Sidisi, Undead Vizier or Hell's Caretaker

I agree with Eternal Witness and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest being great adds.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Altar of Dementia

Shaydewalker on Mairsil rules... I have some ...

2 months ago

Alright so I made a Mairsil, the Pretender deck and finally got to playtest it today... well after about 2 games I think I have a few too many questions to reasonably run the card without clearing all of them up first. To be clear, these are questions that are mainly not mentioned specifically for mairsil and also a few rules that I am foggy on for commander

1- If Mairsil, the Pretender becomes a copy of himself, do his activated abilities refresh(I.E. him using Mirage Mirror)[I have assumed that they would refresh]

2- While a Dominating Licid would lose it's ability when it activates it's effects, would Mairsil, the Pretender retain them(and along with that would he retain all the other abilities he gains?)[I have assumed he keeps all but that one]

3-If Mairsil, the Pretender would gain all activated abilities he has from a different source(Quicksilver Elemental) would the abilities lose their once per turn stipulation[I have been operating under the assumption that they do lose it]

4- If Mairsil, the Pretender would gain Apprentice Necromancer's ability, would he be able to: Sacrifice himself to the cost, hit the graveyard, then be a valid target when the ability would choose a target(Same applies for Hell's Caretaker)[I have been assuming the answer is yes]

5- My deck involves a lot of graveyard recursion- if I were to allow Mairsil, the Pretender to hit the graveyard, would I still be able to redirect him to the command zone if an effect would move him from there to anywhere?[I was assuming yes]

6- When Mairsil, the Pretender Exiles Izzet Chemister with his ETB trigger and uses the second ability will he A) Cast each card he exiled throughout the game, B) Cast each card exiled by this instance of Mairsil, the Pretender, or C) Cast only cards exiled by the Izzet Chemister 's ability?[I was assuming B]

Alright, for now that's all I have. After I get some rulings on those and tinker with the deck some, I'll probably add to this post. Thank you in advance!

Florg on I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

3 months ago

I like this deck a lot, it looks like a ton of fun to play.

My main suggestions would be to cut some of the higher mana cost spells and add some mana acceleration like land searching effects or mana rocks.

I see that you already run some tutors to put things into your graveyard, but it might be nice to add some tutors that put cards in your hand. I know this is a budget list so I'd suggest Dark Petition and Beseech the Queen. Demonic Collusion is also good because the buyback allows you to discard cards to reanimate.

Trophy Mage might be good to search for Basalt Monolith, especially since you can reanimate it after milling it with Mesmeric Orb.

I'm not a big fan of Haunted Dead (Phantasmagorian is more mana efficient), Hell's Caretaker, Embalmer's Tools, or Fraying Sanity.

falk1856 on Sac-o-matic

3 months ago

@DrkNinja Thanks for the suggestions. I don't think that I'm going to make it 3 colors but Abzan Ascendancy looks like it would be awesome here if I did. To me, Den Protector seems like a less effective Hell's Caretaker and since I already own those, I'll stick with them, plus with Thornbite Staff on it, fun things happen. If you think that this deck is big, you should see my Stasis, Land Tax & Land's Edge deck that I still have. Casually played a bunch of kids with that one and they were flabbergasted. "What do you mean, 'skip my untap phase'?"

Lord_Khaine on Pact of Razaketh

3 months ago

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond: you gain 1 point of life, or someone bleeds even a drop of blood, you win the game by the two enchantments triggering each other until there's no one to drain any more life from.

Smokestack + Sundial of the Infinite: put a soot counter on smokestack, and use Sundial of the Infinite to end your turn so you avoid having to sacrifice anything. Eventually, your opponents are waiting to draw themselves out with no permanents on the field. Not truly an infinite combo, but an endless nuisance.

Magus of the Coffers + Umbral Mantle +6 or more swamps: infinite mana, and an infinitely powerful Magus.

Avatar of Woe + Thornbite Staff: selective Damnation, sniping all the creatures you want.

Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + any creature that brings in 2 or more tokens when it enters the battlefield: infinite tokens and mana. Also infinite sacrifices to Razaketh.

Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank: famous infinite damage/mill combo.

Hell's Caretaker + Thornbite Staff: infinite sacrifice/reanimation triggers on your upkeep.

I know more, but I can't remember them off the top of my head. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is above $10, but can perform infinite combos with so many other cards that he might be worth it.

ClockworkSwordfish on Big creatures into little creatures

3 months ago

These kinds of creatures seem like they'll work well with cards like Soul Exchange, Victimize, Reincarnation, Hell's Caretaker, Malevolent Awakening and the like. A creature dies and makes several tokens, then use one of those tokens to recur the original creature. Yowza!

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