Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet


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

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Mythic Rare

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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.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Discussion

Byuante on You Aren't Worth the Blood on My Shoes!

1 week ago

Animation Module - Missed out on that one, great idea

Blade of the Bloodchief - I feel as though it's not gonna be used to its full potential most of the time, since, while Vish Kal likes counters, this deck isn't a counter deck that much.

Citadel Siege - Same reasoning

Walking Ballista - Maybe, but I have reservations about adding it since I can't really see myself ever using the ability to gain more counters, so it'd enter with x counters and id either sac it to Vish, or use it all up to blast someone.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - Already in.

Endless One - Similar reasoning to Ballista

Hangarback Walker - Definitely can see it being useful, though I worry I'll never really cast it for a high enough x to get that much out of it

Hythonia the Cruel - Too expensive really, trying to keep the cmc as low as possible

Karlov of the Ghost Council - Lifegain is just a byproduct of the cards in the deck, I might actually make it less lifegain oriented, so while he can be great removal, I don't think he'd be that useful. Might take a bit more consideration to full decide

Krav, the Unredeemed - Not really sure about him, maybe board for now

Maga, Traitor to Mortals - Would be way to expensive to cast to get a significant amount of life drained, can only see him being played late game to get that final bit of damage in.

Marionette Master - While a great card, I don't have any ways to sacrifice artifacts, so her ability is moot

Mikaeus, the Lunarch - Not a counter deck

Thanks for your suggestions. I think I should refine the objective of the deck a bit more and appreciate your assistance, WarriorMagic

multimedia on Lifegain in Tasigur Control

2 weeks ago

If creatures are a problem then consider adding more board wipes? These then put your opponent's creatures into graveyards which you can then exile with Deathrite and Ooze to gain life.

You say you don't want to play creatures who gain life, but Thragtusk is quite good to gain life, two bodies to defend and recur. If you're having problems taking combat damage then he can help. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is another option, he doesn't interact well with Grim Feast (exiles ceatures), but he has lifelink and can create Zombies who can defend or be sac fodder to pump him.

The toughness that Grim Feast sees is the original toughness of the creature. If you reduce the toughness of an opponent's creature on the battlefield to zero and it dies this doesn't effect Feast's ability for you to gain life equal to that creature's toughness. You'll still gain life even from tokens because they do enter the graveyard.

Gadianten on Tears of Blood | Vish Kal Reborn

2 weeks ago

Looks solid, a few interesting choices are Gift of Immortality , and Lifeline . If you chose to use Lifeline make sure and pair it up with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or add Containment Priest as well.

Consider Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak because early game Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter is hilarious.

Some useful creatures are Abhorrent Overlord , Skirsdag High Priest and Rune-Scarred Demon .

Looks good and love the commander. +1

Lokotor on Marchesa - Queen Bathory

3 weeks ago

Agent of Erebos fair enough, build to your meta.

You may find that other cards like Deadeye Tracker give you a bit more utility though. card draw and giving itself counters are nice upsides.

My main concern with the Cephalid Constable is that you don't really have any ways to give him evasion, so actually dealing combat damage to get the trigger seems somewhat difficult.

Patron of the Vein If you need the grave hate then I suppose, but CMC6 is fairly high up there for this. You might be better served with a lower CMC method of dealing with this issue, especially where creature removal is fairly easy to come by with cards like Plaguecrafter Fleshbag Marauder Grave Pact and hundreds of black removal spells. Withered Wretch might be a better option in some ways, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is definitely a better bang for your buck.

instead of Dross Harvester you may want something you have a bit more control over such as Wurmcoil Engine or Basilisk Collar that way you can directly manage your life total rather than letting it change by happenstance. not to mention that wurmcoil is extremely good when you can repeatedly sacrifice it.

bushido_man96 on Teysa Karlov Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

If all you want out of Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a zombie token, Ghoulcaller Gisa would be a much better choice to run, that way you don't miss out on your opponent's creatures death triggers.

PyroSwardsman on Teysa Karlov Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a replacement effect that makes it so creatures are exiled instead of dying. This sort of makes you miss out on any death triggers caused by opponents.

Lord_Grimm on Family Affair

4 weeks ago

Quick obvs: Even though you're running a low CMC build, still too low on land. Should be at 35+ minimum. Not a fan of any of the enchantments, except Legion's Landing  Flip. Sanguine Bond should probably be Exquisite Blood if you're going for a hoard type aggro strat. Token creators do not work with Edgar... I'd replace them with actual value vamps like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or something like that. The light discard package feels out of place/unnecessary...? Dazzling Reflection , Firestorm and Massive Raid are the only Instants in the list I'd play. Not a fan of any of the Artifacts. You're in 3 colors and have next to 0 color fixing. 1/3 of your creature package can be removed by a single damage (ie: Electrickery ) Liliana of the Dark Realms seems narrow in a tri-color build.

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


All decks: 0.05%

Black: 0.34%

Golgari: 0.24%

Rakdos: 0.14%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.11%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.11%

Rakdos: 0.04%

Golgari: 0.02%

RBW (Mardu): 0.15%