Hell's Caretaker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
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

adt630 on Semen Demon

4 days ago

Bloodghast, Braids, Cabal Minion, Hell's Caretaker, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Nether Traitor, Sadistic Hypnotist, Mind Slash, Blasting Station, Corpse Dance, Curse of the Cabal, Smokestack, Mimic Vat, Massacre Wurm, Sepulchral Primordial, Black Sun's Zenith, Insidious Dreams, Necromancy, Dance of the Dead, Attrition, Do or Die, Dread Return, Blood Artist, Words of Waste, Hypnotic Specter, Ill-Gotten Gains, Megrim, Mindslicer, Memory Jar are all options you could consider.

Memory Jar with Waste Not on the field is particularly dirty if you have your many doublers out and can drop your new hand onto the field. Bloodghast gives you a creature you don't even have to pay for to get back. Ill-Gotten Gains lets you run a second Dark Deal essentially. Megrim makes all the discarding you're doing kill them.

JuQ on Meren of Clan Nel Toth

5 days ago

Illusionist's Bracers Only works with activated abilities. Activated abilities are always written this way "Cost: Effect."
Currently you have these creatures that could get some use of the Illusionist's Bracers, but Meren or Sheoldred won't:
Yavimaya Elder, Viscera Seer, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Hell's Caretaker, Eater of Hope, Caustic Caterpillar, Bontu the Glorified and Razaketh, the Foulblooded.

I'd say you have way too much sacrificing going on and too little stuff to sacrifice, few creatures and token producers. I'd also add more card draw.

MRDOOM3 on Sek'kuar Deathkeeper Sacrifice Engine

1 week ago

Some good draw sac outlets you can run are Vampiric Rites, Greater Good (not very budget, but it's a draw engine nonetheless), and Carnage Altar.

One card I forgot to mention is Hell's Caretaker as another recursion card.

Some utility lands you can run are Westvale Abbey  Flip, High Market, Grim Backwoods, and Miren, the Moaning Well (also not very budget, unfortunately).

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

IAmTheWraith: Heh, I was drooling over that card earlier. I'm very interested, although I think that Hell's Caretaker is generally better (and I don't have him in the list yet).

S1ayerMonkey on Meren Loves ETB

2 weeks ago


I like Krosan Grip a lot and the only reason it isn't here is because I don't have a copy! For now Fade into Antiquity works and I like the exile effect.

I've never heard of Hell's Caretaker before. I think it'll be an instant add if i get a copy. great suggestion.

The two land cards are excellent as well. I've been using Polluted Dead and Acidic Slime for similar effects, but I've never considered having the ability on a land before.

Suns_Champion on Meren Loves ETB

2 weeks ago

Hi! I never play green but I hopefully still have some good suggestions for you!

Krosan Grip over Fade into Antiquity might be a good swap.

Entomb and Buried Alive might be good late game cards to get stuff in the 'yard.

Here's a really good one, the king of ETB effects himself: Hell's Caretaker! Rack up experience and battlefield triggers every upkeep!

Also, Strip Mine and Field of Ruin to take care of Scavenger Grounds.

Hope these help! Good luck!

Daedalus19876 on Hymn of Darkness: Elenda EDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

SlavicGhaespar: Oh, trust me, I always love a good combo. I'm running my The Locust God list for a reason, heh. But this is my deck for when my playgroup gets salty about constant T3 combos.

Suns_Champion: Thank you!! :D I'm so happy that it achieved such a high rank so fast! And, in response to your suggestions - Hell's Caretaker should certainly be in here, and I'm not sure how I forgot it. It is a creature, though, so it gets eaten by most of my board-wipes.

Stitch Together is okay, and I might find a slot, but Exhume is not very good here because I'm in the business of eating my opponents' huge creatures to fuel my small, efficient ones. I will always lose advantage because my opponents will have something better to reanimate (compare, for example, my Sidisi, Brood Tyrant list, which DEFINITELY gets value off of Exhume).

Suns_Champion on Hymn of Darkness: Elenda EDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

Congrats on the #1 spot!

Have you seen Stitch Together and Exhume as possible recursion?

Also Hell's Caretaker. Sac a token made by Elenda to get Elenda back.

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