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
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

VampiricTooter on Golgari Guild Kit Commanders?

5 days 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.

TheNocholas on 21: An Eye for an Eye

2 weeks ago

I am big on Hell's Caretaker , Whisper, Blood Liturgist and Necrotic Ooze for recursion. I run them in Elenda, a Rose as Sweet where my commander has to hit the yard and be brought back.

atorneth on Shadows of the Mind

3 weeks ago

Hi there,

Of course you're correct. You probably know this already, but I think that along with a creature which produces tokens when it enters -- eg, Grave Titan or Sengir Autocrat -- Whisper can produce a combo. The same is true of Hell's Caretaker . One has Whisper out (or the Caretaker), then plays the Titan, which makes two zombies on entry. She sacrifices the Titan and a zombie, and brings back another creature from the grave (which was already there before she entered play; you need to set up a bit). This untaps her as Thornbite Staff triggers on the sacrifice. She then sacrifices the second zombie and the creature she resurrected to bring back Grave Titan , who in turn makes two more zombies. This action causes Thornbite Staff to untap her again. This is repeated ad nauseam. If one has a creature such as Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat on the field, this will kill your opponent gradually with the death triggers. Thanks for the help!

ZendikariWol on Kooopa Meren *Suggestions Appreciated*

3 weeks ago

Cut Suggestions:

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is something I experimented with, but in the end all I could ever really do was activate her +, which is pretty weak in this deck. But my meta is pretty hard on planeswalkers. Maybe yours is more lenient, idk.

Lord of Extinction is sorta just weak here. I mean it combos great with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , but how often are you going to christmas-dreamland into both of those two? And Nighthowler is kinda just a worse Lord of Extinction .

I have played Sheoldred, Whispering One before and, like all of the praetors, all she does is get you targeted to death- especially if you can recur her.

Smothering Abomination and Grim Haruspex WILL draw you to death in a deck like this (a deck where you have no real wincon other than Plaguecrafter away your opponents' boards and chip in).

Deadbridge Chant 's randomness makes it pretty bad. You're aiming to have like 10 or 15 cards in your grave by the time you play this, it makes that number 25. 1 in 25 is not very good. Like the card is a decent value engine, but it's not likely to get you what you're looking for.

You have a lot of cards that I looked at and though ... "but you can get a creature to do that." Krosan Grip , Green Sun's Zenith , Reanimate , Grave Pact ? All have creature alternatives.

Suggestions for Adds:

Acidic Slime : flexible removal

Diligent Farmhand : okay ramp (see also Dawntreader Elk )

Farhaven Elf : better ramp

Phyrexian Delver : nice recursion- Reanimate on a body

Thragtusk : a BIG pillow to lie back against- five life and two blockers!

Treasure Keeper : good value

Veteran Explorer : never hurts to have the table on your side

Vindictive Lich : hits each opponent where it hurts

Wall of Blossoms : big-butt creature and a draw

Wurmcoil Engine : just insane

Hell's Caretaker : good recursion

Attrition : repeatable removal

Perilous Forays : repeatable ramp

Priest of Forgotten Gods : repeatable Plaguecrafter

Quagmire Druid : repeatable enchantment removal

Sadistic Hypnotist : repeatable hand hate

Thoughtpicker Witch : f.ck somebody's draws

Viscera Seer : free, instant-speed sac outlet, provides some card advantage

Vraska, Golgari Queen : + is great, - is great, and ult is insane

Deathreap Ritual : lots of draw

Savra, Queen of the Golgari : Grave Pact , but with a nicer mana cost, and the potential for recursion if it dies

Shadows of the Past : so. many. scries.

Zulaport Cutthroat : pings opponents to death, gains life

TheNocholas on The Reanimator

3 weeks ago

I run a lot of recursion in Sidisi's Milkshake I have had a lot of luck with Hell's Caretaker and Whisper, Blood Liturgist

photosinensis on Teysa_Karlov_EDH

1 month ago

theguy419 on Sidisi, the master of life and death

1 month ago

Thank you for the replyTheNocholas! I made a lands matter deck using lord windgrace so i wanted to make a creature based combo deck that is also a graveyard deck. I decided to opt out of Basalt Monolith because it's only really good with Mesmeric Orb . I have the ability to make infinite zombies with self mill and insects with izoni so i decided to opt out of avenger of zendikar. Hell's Caretaker i had in the original list, but I've removed it because i have a ton of other reanimation in the deck. I sadly had to make some cuts for other creatures. Instead of Wonder i went with Craterhoof Behemoth because if my boys are huge and tramply, flying doesn't matter too much. One card i was thinking of adding as a win condition is Triumph of the Hordes

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Hell's Caretaker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.18%