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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.
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Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Discussion
1 day ago
Sick list mang!
I definitely think some lifegain would help out a lot. Things such as Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet works well with Bloodghast, Batterskull is just solid. For lower mana life gain Gifted Aetherborn is good.
4 days ago
This is a really cool deck! Zombies are really amazing, and it looks like you have a very competitive version of them.
What made you pick the Zombie lords over other lords, such as Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Accursed, Lord of the Undead, and Risen Executioner? Or other Zombies-matter cards, like Skirk Ridge Exhumer, Plague Belcher, and Graveborn Muse.
If you're looking for crazy, kind of out-there ideas, it might be worth checking out Helldozer, Army of the Damned, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Grave Titan, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Liliana, Death's Majesty, or Necromancer's Stockpile.
I'm even more interested as to why you didn't choose Path to Exile, considering that nearly every other brew out there running white uses it. Lack of slots? Helps opponent too much? Does it not synergize like Fatal Push does?
Also, what are your thoughts on Blue for zombie decks? There are plenty of good cards
Finally, your mana base. I'd consider taking out Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Bloodstained Mire, and a couple Swamps for Marsh Flats, a Plains, and ~2 Mutavaults. The Plains allows for you to cast stuff with a Blood Moon on the field, or fix your mana after getting a creature Path to Exiled. Also, Concealed Courtyards might be worth checking out, since you're so low to the ground. They're rotating out of Standard soon as well.
Sorry for the wall of text full of stuff you probably thought of before! Thanks for posting your deck!
6 days ago
I would definitely run Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. He fits the life gain and can eat some of the tokens to make himself bigger.
1 week ago
Creatures: There are a TON of bombs in this iteration. Without a way to sneak them in sans paying for them this might make you a 'sitting duck' for a large portion of the game. Spending 6-8 turns getting 3 creatures on the board only to walk into a wipe will make you want to flip the table. Remember Tariel, Reckoner of Souls cannot reanimate YOUR graveyard, so you'll need to keep hard casting these 6-9 drop creatures. Shalai, Voice of Plenty is a great card, but since your commander isn't green, she's a wasted slot, since her secondary ability cannot be used. Similarly, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a blatant non-bow to your overall strategy of pillaging opponents' graves. Since your 'token' strategy is super light (9 cards, of which 7 require a second level of interaction) and doesn't work with your commander, maybe consider revisiting that strategy?
2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
And lastly, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is a good threat, the life gain helps with 3 Phyrexian Arena, and with decks that go wide, like Humans and Hollow One, making a lot of tokens can really help, and worst case scenario it eats a removal spell to clear way for Phyrexian Obliterator.
2 weeks ago
Hi xPotatox! I like your build, it looks focused. You are light on removal, which may hurt your endgame. Also, I personally don't like Bojuka Bog because it comes into play tapped, which can really slow you down when you need that fourth black mana.
What is your experience with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet? I'm going to test him out in my build and see how it goes.
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the comments DrkNinja and xPotatox! All help is appreciated.
DrkNinja, I'm torn over Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. I used to run 1, and each time I drew it, it was during the first couple turns and it set me back a turn. But since you mentioned it, I'm going to pop 1 back in and see how testing goes.
xPotatox, regarding Gifted Aetherborn, I previously ran 4, but I noticed that they were useless during the late game, and I really needed removal. I like the card tho, it's a dilemma. I've also run Geralf's Messenger and its a great card, but it comes into play tapped and is too slow in my opinion. I'd almost always rather play a Liliana or a kicked Gatekeeper of Malakir instead.
You're right about the Damnations. My meta is super creature heavy, but it may be overkill. I've been leaning towards Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as well, I've never used it but you and others use it, and it seems effective. What is your experience with Kalitas??
I'm considering Stony Silence on the sideboard, but I'm not sure what to cut!