It That Betrays

It That Betrays

Creature — Eldrazi

Annihilator 2 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices two permanents.)

Whenever an opponent sacrifices a nontoken permanent, put that card onto the battlefield under your control.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

It That Betrays occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Rakdos: 0.19%

It That Betrays Discussion

Profet93 on Ilharg, Baconator!

1 hour ago

Are you also aware that you don't get attack triggers either?

I am being slightly more nice with my cuts but....

Bogardan Hellkite - U have a better card in the deck already

Breaker of Armies - Weak

Fanatic of Mogis - Weak

It That Betrays - Doesnt stay on the field for benefit

Kozilek, the Great Distortion - Hard to cast without artifacts or ancient tomb. I personally love the card, but I can see many instances of it just sitting in your hand. Yes, ilharg can bring him in, but still.

Seasoned Pyromancer - Weak

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger - No cast or attack trigger

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre - See above

Utvara Hellkite - See above

Void Winnower - Doesnt stay on the field to matter

I would cut these for more card draw, at least 2 more lands and the suggestions I recommended. Be sure to let me know what you think, but after playing mono red for a couple years, I learned you need ramp, which you have a pretty good job of and card draw badly Getting the lands will help ensure you arent mana screwed, card draw to get lands and to ensure you don't run out of gas

Caged Sun - Might be worth considering in addition to or inplace of extraplanar lens. Lens they can blow up leaving you with 1 less land, not including the fact that you arent even running snow lands to "ensure"you dont ramp them before the table comes back to your turn. Sun helps you cast your beaters if ilharg is unavailable. Same with new purphorous

m_to_the_three on Meren would like to bring a friend

1 week ago

Hey love seeing new meren decks out there. This is the deck that I have been using since meren has been out https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/ . I recommend taking a peak and hopefully there might be some fun stuff for you to find. If you have any questions on why I use or dont use certain cards feel free to ask.

So one thing Meren decks love to do is abuse ETB or LTB triggers and sac outlets. So I recommend any card that helps synergize with those type of effects or have those type of effects. A good ETB trigger is Terastodon, it blows up a lot of stuff and is easy to cast with cards like Natural Order or Pattern of Rebirth which I recommenced putting in your deck as well. Things that enjoy dying is nice like Mindslicer. This card is nice because it really hurts your opponenets but you enjoy having stuff in your graveyard so you benefit from having mind slicer be constantly sac.

Having a Demonic Tutor is nice but also any tutors that you can abuse will also be nice. For example Fierce Empath, Woodland Bellower, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier are really nice. A nice combo is fierce empath can tutor woodland for you and woodland can then get you any of your strong 3 drops, the reverse can happen as well. you can play woodland get fierce empath to enter and then you can get your hulk or combo piece out.

For planeswalker, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is an amazing one to have. I recommend cutting vraska but that is just because I personally think all the vraskas are bad for edh decks, especially meren edh decks.

If you want to be rude, Contamination is a nice card to lock out most decks with.

Also I recommend going down to 36 lands and then when you add more mana dork and ramp you should go below 36 lands. High Market is a good land cause its a 0 mana sac outlet for your deck.

If you want a strong and fair win, It That Betrays is really strong especially because it can steal other commanders.

I hope you end up having a lot of fun playing meren and I hope this advice helps out.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Levinca, Queen of the Blood Demise

Legendary Creature - Vampire Wizard

When Levinca, Queen of the Blood Demise enters the battlefield, you become the Monarch.

Fear, Menace, Lifelink

Whenever a creature attacks, it's owner sacrifices it unless they pay life equal to its converted mana cost.

At the beginning of your end step, if you sacrificed a creature and are the Monarch, create a 4/4 black Zombie Warrior creature token with Vigilance. Otherwise, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token instead.

"You're blood betrothes me. Let us parlay with life itself."

4/4


Building Levinca:

  • Tokens matters: Tokens have a CMC of 0, therefore you can pay 0 life when they attack.
  • Lifelink / lifegain matters: You'll want to gain as much life as possible to keep oppression on the board
  • Dash matters: Because these creatures aren't being declared as attackers, they bypass the ability lock. You can Dash in and return to hand without problem.
  • Sacrifice matters: You'll want to abuse being the Monarch to not just get card advantage, but also to get the 4/4 Zombie Warrior token. This means you'll want sacrifice fodder. Because of this, Butcher of Malakir, Dictate of Erebos and It That Betrays are high-value cards for your deck.
  • Monarch matters: Cards that keep you as the Monarch are high-value drops.
  • Tribes matters: She is a Vampire so you have access to one of the strongest aggro tribes in the game. In addition, Zombies are a theme. You can even slip in Warriors, who tie in nicely with the Dash mechanic as well as offering some decent Warrior-related anthems.

Make another Commander with several key elements at play and explain how you'd build around it.

MinotaurtheMatador on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

It's terrible since you lose your lands

It's horrendous when it's put into a Zombie token deck

It's downright toxic when you also have Butcher of Malakir and / or Dictate of Erebos

And if you have It That Betrays, you're a terrible person and why are you copying my deck idea ;)

TLDR - It's a dirty bomb. Very well done.

bantrules12 on Druken Distortion

2 weeks ago

It That Betrays and All Is Dust is a great combo for this deck

Vulnoth on Turbo Aggro Grind Time

2 weeks ago

It's not a bad start, but there are some clear ways to take the deck in a better direction. Firstly, keep in mind your playgroup and the ever-present specter that ruins people, "play group politics". When approaching a deck, always consider how certain cards and interactions will affect the playgroup. Some people will not particularly care until you just dome someone out of nowhere, while other people may just act when they see things they dislike. Playing to politics isn't something Rakdos does well, but the ideal way to approach is through "minimal" bad stuff that helps you keep the target off your back. It's always fun to talk about how oppressive a deck or strategy can be, but once people grow aware and start countering you, the tables will indeed table against you.

But that said, onto the said ways to better this little carnival cruiseliner of doom.

Chonk

Let's start with the fun stuff. The whole point here is to play every Big Chungus for minimal cost. You should be looking for either beefy dudes to beat your opponents with or high end utility cards that aren't literal neanderthals.

Utility Dudes

Here I'll go over more miscellaneous creatures. You mostly are going to want creatures that either fulfill Rakdos's requirement or are general good stuff.

I'll address the deck further another day as I'm getting tired.

MinotaurtheMatador on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

Tempt with Damnation

Sorcery

As an additional cost, sacrifice a creature.

Before Tempt with Damnation resolves, the player to your left may sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell. If they do, the player to their left may sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell. This process continues until no player is willing or able to sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell.

The controller of this spell gains X life and draws X cards.


Great political matters card, excellent tokens matters card. Highly valuable immediately following a wrath. Absolutely solid with Butcher of Malakir and Dictate of Erebos. Wrecks the boardstate with It That Betrays. Beyond powerful if someone steals it and you have Consecrated Sphinx or Smothering Tithe. Plenty of cards such as Fate Unraveler, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted and Kederekt Parasite to put them back in line.


Got ninja'd, then internet cut out. Feels bad man, but thankfully the site saved my content. Still posting it because damn I love this design.


No Half Measures

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, draw two additional cards.

Creature spells you control cost less to cast. If they are legendary, they cost less to cast.

Creatures you control have haste and vigilance and must attack each turn if able.

At the beginning of your end step, discard your hand. No Half Measures deals damage to you equal to the number of cards you discarded.


Red aggro matters. Wants you to play fast and furious.

Make a "lowest life total matters" card in Orzhov. Feel free to push into Esper if need be. Doesn't feel like it'd fit appropriately in any other slice.

MinotaurtheMatador on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

Tempt with Damnation

Sorcery

As an additional cost, sacrifice a creature.

Before Tempt with Damnation resolves, the player to your left may sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell. If they do, the player to their left may sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell. This process continues until no player is willing or able to sacrifice a creature to gain control of this spell.

The controller of this spell gains X life and draws X cards.


Great political matters card, excellent tokens matters card. Highly valuable immediately following a wrath. Absolutely solid with Butcher of Malakir and Dictate of Erebos. Wrecks the boardstate with It That Betrays. Beyond powerful if someone steals it and you have Consecrated Sphinx or Smothering Tithe. Plenty of cards such as Fate Unraveler, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted and Kederekt Parasite to put them back in line.


Got ninja'd, then internet cut out. Feels bad man, but thankfully the site saved my content. Still posting it because damn I love this design.


No Half Measures

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, draw two additional cards.

Creature spells you control cost less to cast. If they are legendary, they cost less to cast.

Creatures you control have haste and vigilance and must attack each turn if able.

At the beginning of your end step, discard your hand. No Half Measures deals damage to you equal to the number of cards you discarded.


Red aggro matters. Wants you to play fast and furious.

Make a "lowest life total matters" card in Orzhov. Feel free to push into Esper if need be. Doesn't feel like it'd fit appropriately in any other slice.

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