Hell's Caretaker


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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
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.

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Hell's Caretaker Discussion

TheNocholas on Reyhan & Silas: Hardened Scale Arcbound Aristocrat

20 hours ago

I was thinking of building a sultai Simic Ascendancy deck and this looks like a good build for it. I am all for the janky midrange decks. In my playgroup aggro is met with a lot of hate. I have a lands matter recursion deck Sidisi's Milkshake and have found Hell's Caretaker and Whisper, Blood Liturgist to be quite useful.

allanwlevy on Teysa Karlov

4 days ago

Well thanks for the heads up about Abomination. I still feel as though it's worth it over some other card-draw pieces I've found (I specifically replaced Grim Haruspex with it) because I'll consistently be sacrificing creatures anyway. This works much better with a token subtheme imo.

As for Hell's Caretaker , my current thought process is that I enjoy the instant speed quality of Whisper's ability. I can send things into combat and then sac the ones that are blocked, for example. I also don't really mind having the power to sac 2 things at once in an aristocrats deck. It may eventually be worth running both cards, though.

I draw the line on Lifeline because it helps my opponents at least as much as myself. I draw the line on Cauldron of Souls because it won't reanimate the tokens.

Mike1207 on Grimgrin Slaughter [Needs Help]

6 days ago

TheNocholas These seem quite nice to me, but i'd need more self-milling cards to make them work well in the deck. If i do so, the deck may loose a lot of its speed which is essential in my playgroup.. And i want the Deck to be more a Voltron/Grimgrin-based Deck, less than a Reanimator deck. But thanks for the interesting suggestions didn't know Hell's Caretaker , seems pretty good to me!

TheNocholas on Grimgrin Slaughter [Needs Help]

6 days ago

Maybe build in recursion. Hell's Caretaker and Whisper, Blood Liturgist , with Necrotic Ooze . That with a few etb token generators should make the deck more consistent.

allanwlevy on Teysa Karlov

1 week ago

Thanks for the advice! Interesting point on Hell's Caretaker - I'll think about that one.

As far as I can tell, Smothering Abomination DOES work with Teysa: the creature's death causes the triggered ability to trigger. Am I missing something?

Karmic Guide feels a little slow on its own, yes, but with Reveillark and an outlet it's an infinite reanimation/sac loop for all my creatures. Do you feel that makes it worth running?

I've been edging the deck slightly more towards a token strategy. Do you think that makes lifeline or cauldron less worth it?

And yeah, I know my curve is high. I've got 12 ramp pieces currently, but a land or two may be in order.

Thanks again for the help! I'll check out your new deck when I have a moment!

TheNocholas on B/W Token Army

1 week ago

In my Elenda, a Rose as Sweet deck I use Hell's Caretaker and Whisper, Blood Liturgist to return key creatures and as sac outlets.

spearitual on Teysa Karlov

1 week ago

Thoughts: Hell's Caretaker seems to me to be almost a strict upgrade to Whisper, Blood Liturgist . You could consider running both. But do you have enough reanimation targets for it to be worth it?

Smothering Abomination isn't bad, but keep in mind that it does not combo with Teysa.

Karmic Guide seems a bit slow to me. You're almost definitely not going to pay the Echo cost, which means it is a 5 cost reanimate. But there are a number of cheaper reanimations, some even at instant speed.

Consider running Lifeline and Cauldron of Souls , both of which can do insane things.

If you're still interested in this kind of deck, check out my other Teysa deck, Teysa Karlov: My Death, Your Death. I actually ended up building that one instead of the one you commented on. I realized that in my playgroup, tutors and win-out-of-nowhere combos weren't what I wanted.

Byuante on The All Sac

1 week ago

Hell's Caretaker - Sac outlet and recursion

Viscera Seer - Sac outlet and some deck manipulation

Pawn of Ulamog or Ogre Slumlord - If you're gonna be saccing stuff, why not get tokens from it as well?

Abhorrent Overlord - A powerful card, especially when combined with Hell's Caretaker (You sac the Overlord to himself, then bring him back with the caretaker to get more harpies)

Archfiend of Depravity - This card might be too stax for your deck, but works as a lock

Barter in Blood - Everyone loses 2 creatures, you sac some tokens, they sacrifice their Ulamog XD

Hope this was useful in some way

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Hell's Caretaker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.1%

Golgari: 0.04%

Rakdos: 0.05%