Hell's Caretaker


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) 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.

Hell's Caretaker Discussion

TheVectornaut on Finding Graveyard Theme Commanders.

4 days ago

If you want to sacrifice for value, I highly recommend Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest . Since he provides neither sacrifice nor recursion by himself, I think he’s often underestimated. Provide the sacrifice ( Butcher of Malakir , Xathrid Demon , Sidisi, Undead Vizier ), the reanimation ( Hell's Caretaker , Journey to Eternity  Flip, Sheoldred, Whispering One ), and tokens to buff ( Mycoloth , Korozda Guildmage , Pentavus ), and he can do some work. Better than Meren, Muldrotha, or Karador? Probably not, but possibly more interesting.

lifemtg on Guess Who's Back, Back Again, And Again **Primer**

1 month ago

Hey I would add Generator Servant for Hell's Caretaker because most of your creatures will be reccurable. Generator can gain a ton of mana.

VampiricTooter on Help With Mono-Black Eldrazi Vorthos

1 month ago

I have a Whisper, Blood Liturgist deck that is mono black resurrection. Being able to trade value like a titan in exchange for a couple tokens is pretty sweet. I would suggest the following and that you take a look at both of my mono black decks for inspiration.

Hell's Caretaker Victimize Buried Alive Entomb Living Death Cabal Coffers Bog Witch Nirkana Revenant Crypt Ghast

TheNocholas on Muldrotha, the Gravetide

2 months ago

My muldrotha build is actually a Sidisi brood tyrant deck, mostly to consistently fill the graveyard. It has evolved to a lands matter deck, Sidisi's Milkshake, but I feel that the recursion is vital in sultai, especially if your commander gets hated out. I would suggest Hell's Caretaker and maybe Whisper, Blood Liturgist to help keep combo pieces up.

Dbiggs on Teysa, Afterlife and Death

2 months ago

edengstrom1 Thanks for the comment, ive made some changes with cards I already had! I did add in some more flavorful cards, but i did throw in some wraths I had already. Kokusho, the Evening Star looks like a perfect win con! Going to save up for that card. I'll also be keeping my eye on Hell's Caretaker and Phyrexian Rebirth .

edengstrom1 on Teysa, Afterlife and Death

2 months ago

I have a similar Teysa deck that I have been pretty successful with. One thing that I notice is that you have no Wrath of God cards. This can usually buy you some time if you are becoming a target and will trigger any death triggers you have.

Some good budget ones are: Fumigate , Kaya's Wrath and Phyrexian Rebirth .

Since you asked, some good recursion cards are: Phyrexian Reclamation and Hell's Caretaker

One of my favorite cards in these kind of decks is Kokusho, the Evening Star . This card can be a beating in the air and if it dies while Teysa is out will drain all of your opponents for 10 life, while you are usually gaining around 30 life! It's a little above your budget, but something to think about.

Hope that helps! Good luck!!

VampiricTooter on Golgari Guild Kit Commanders?

3 months ago

Merciless Executioner Plaguecrafter etc. Give you a double trigger and you can sacrifice them to their own ability Or sac a token and save them for blocking. Get a Blasting Station to add extra value damage Ashnod's Altar Phyrexian Altar probably a total of 6 to 8 sac outlets. Pitiless Plunderer for more mana. Green ramp spells, Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat Vindictive Vampire Falkenrath Noble to drain and gain life. Whisper, Blood Liturgist and Hell's Caretaker are great sac/recursion. some creatures that etb and give you creatures tokens, such as Sengir Autocrat . Sanguine Bond if you want to further capitalize on the life gain. Torment of Hailfire to kick em while they are down. Smothering Abomination Sifter of Skulls Razaketh, the Foulblooded and that is mostly just the black part of the deck. The nice thing about Golgari is that there are a great deal of synergies between the legendary and dual coloured creatures to a point where a lot of them are playable in each other’s decks and when you sac a creature of both colours you receive both benefits from savra. A life gain sub theme or mass resurrection are both decent approaches. Buried Alive and Entomb are great! Well I’m sure that you probably were aware of most of these cards but hopefully these are useful to you. I will check back later to see who you chose as a commander. Cheers.

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Hell's Caretaker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.18%