Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Legendary Creature — Vampire Warrior


If a nontoken creature an opponent controls would die, instead exile that card and put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

, Sacrifice another Vampire or Zombie: Put two +1/+1 counters on Kalitas, Traiter of Ghet.

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Mythic Rare

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

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.1%

Golgari: 1.64%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.2%

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Discussion


2 weeks ago

HxC-Spazz, the deck looks great!! I suggest running a third Liliana of the Veil, she has won me many games. And I really like Hazoret the Fervent and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. I know you are worried about losing life with Dark Confidant, but 1-2 four drops wouldn’t be a big deal. You will have more power during the late game, besides just Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger. What a shame Faithless Looting was banned...

zAzen7977 on Zombie Outbreak

1 month ago

Nice deck! I know it’s expensive at 4 mana, but maybe 1 or 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet may be beneficial? For lifelink and zombie/vamp sac’ing

BlueBallsMgee on Dimir Control (3-1 FNM) Second Place

1 month ago

mikeywayne08 Hello fellow control mage. Just gonna give my 2 cents regarding the deck.

With your Mill package you are inadvertently helping Dimir Inverter decks reach their win condition with Thassa's Oracle and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and is personally too slow. Plus will help fuel Escape cards like Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Delirium strategies. You also do not have much of a finisher outside Doom Whisperer. There is some synergy yes but take that out of the equation and you have a shell.

Having 4x Drown in the Loch feels very awkward especially if you have in your opening hand and the graveyard isnt stacked in the early game. Would suggest to drop down to 2x. Eliminate coming in from M21 does a good imitation of Abrupt Decay plus lines up quite well against decks based on Lurrus of the Dream-Den.

Fatal Push should be one of the premier cheap removal options in the deck against aggressive strategies. This may be more of a personal opinion but Hero's Downfall might be better than Murderous Rider just for the life loss. More of personal preference in that regard.

For creatures The Scarab God feels like a must have for raw power. Even a single copy would swing the game around to your favor, being difficult to remove from the game and the ability to steal a creature from the yard. Torrential Gearhulk as a flash, large body with great synergy with Dig Through Time and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet to combat the graveyard are some creature options I can recommend to try out and see how they feel.

Hope this somehow helps you in giving you ideas on what to change and for your next approach to your deck :)

ItsCommander on Omnipotent Orzhov Control(M21)

2 months ago

I just put this list together. It is a little different than what you have as it doesn't run Karn or a companion; however, I think it should be really consistent. Might be something you would be interested in? I personally don't think Karn would be that good. There just isn't enough good artifact sb cards that you would really want to grab. The main deck can deal with pretty much anything you need.

4 Thoughtseize

2 Kaya's Wrath

4 Dark Petition

1 Grim Tutor

4 Murderous Rider

1 Liliana, the Last Hope

3 Cast Down

3 Fatal Push

2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

2 Rankle, Master of Pranks

2 Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis

1 Collective Brutality

1 Legion's End

1 Gideon of the Trials

1 Bile Blight

1 Utter End

1 The Eldest Reborn

1 Erebos's Intervention

1 Necromentia

4 Godless Shrine

4 Isolated Chapel

4 Concealed Courtyard

2 Castle Locthwain

8 Swamp

1 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper

1 Shambling Vent

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on Omnipotent Orzhov Control(M21)

2 months ago

ItsCommander, I agree partly about morion, but it lets me add more tutor targets from grim so I have more answers for every situation. I also agree about less creatures and more planeswalkers, so I would probably cut 4 rankle for something else, I like Murderous Rider because it gives me a two for one, and i like ybaneslayer angel because it gains me life, something I need. Would you recommend more liliana the last hope instead of rankle? Or what?

TriusMalarky, Thats a great boardiwpe idea I didn't think of, thanks. I won't be putting RIP in the side because I already have darn which can grab Tormod's Crypt, and I also have Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet main. I also like merciless eviction and you are right, its a great toolbox card. However, I don't like the double sided tutors, because If I am playing against other combo decks it basically just gives them game one, as they are more efficient then I can deal with if I just give them cards.

To both of you, I do like dark petition and will def be running 2 in the future, Thanks!

linkzero on Elenda, the First Vampire

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions JRaynor!

Dreadhorde Invasion - Yeah there a few good token generators like this and Ophiomancer, which I left out because of the focus on vampire theme. Ophiomancer generates one on your opponents turn too, so that would be a good option if budget wasn’t a factor.

Indulgent Aristocrat - I think I’ve listed it as an alternative sacrifice outlet in the primer, but I agree, it can definitely be a workhorse in this deck.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - He replaces the death trigger of your opponents, but then gives you a token, which you can sacrifice yourself to power Elenda. He ends up actually being a synergistic Rest in Peace to hose your opponent’s reanimator strategies!

Dark Impostor - I feel like its ability to exile any problem creature too powerful not to include. It’s one of the few answers I have to indestructible creatures like Avacyn.

JRaynor on Elenda, the First Vampire

2 months ago

Have you considered Dreadhorde Invasion? It's like a budget Bitterblossom and while you won't be able to stockpile tokens, you'll have access to a consistent token generator to fuel Elenda for only 2 mana.

Indulgent Aristocrat is another good one I'm surprised not to see in your list. He works very well on both sides of Elenda's ability, buffing her or her tokens while serving as a sac outlet at the same time.

I don't think Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Dark Impostor register very well on the synergy scale. Kalitas is just good all around, and though he gives you a token, he exiles the opponent's creatures INSTEAD of letting them die, which is a bummer. If only he exiled them after they died. Dark Imposter is just expensive exile here.

Your deck looks super fun to play, and that's a very nice write up. Very excited to see a resurgence in Elenda interest.

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