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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
34 minutes ago
You're missing some key vampires for this type of tribal deck, namelY: Stromkirk Captain, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Guul Draz Assassin, Gifted Aetherborn, and Bloodghast
You dont necessarily need all of them but they're very good, and just thought they might be useful!
23 hours ago
Overall I like the deck and I think avacyn is especially good since I believe glory bringer is going to be a big player. I'd suggest a Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet since it can hose people playing embalm decks. I'd probably substitute one of the Gideons for either Sorin, Grim Nemesis or Ob Nixilis Reignited. Pull from Tomorrow could be a good draw spell as well
1 day ago
Olivia Voldaren is the vampire's red/black commander. gives you access to more vampires, and things like Mob Rule and Insurrection.
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - can be good, and hoses recursion decks.
Yahenni, Undying Partisan - is also a fun vampire to take the mono black helm.
I have not seen him used for a while, but Anowon, the Ruin Sage also works as a good mono black choice.
1 day ago
Wouldn't Dusk / Dawn kill Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet though? Yes, your potentially board wiping their side and for each creature killed your getting a 2/2 Zombie token in exchange for losing Kalitas but I guess they would have to have a lot of creatures in play that are 3/X or better for me to want to even swap Kalitas for the Zombies.
3 days ago
As a 1x of Tasigur, the Golden Fang, you should be fine. I honestly considered adding a 1x of. However, I opted out. I would still run him in a moments notice. Thought Scour, for me, has always been fair to me. Whenever I play a based graveyard shell--I include it. I moved it down to a 2x of. I enjoy it because it can trips, all while adding to the plan. Grisly Salvage is a card that I had looked at when the deck was first in it's infancy. It is decent, but as you stated; being able to drop a 2 mana threat, just works better, for 2 cmc. It is not a bad card, by any means. If anything, perhaps a 1x of? I am just sold on Scour!
Moving onto Liliana of the Veil. She is alright. I am honestly starting to not care much, for her in general, but she stays because she is an enabler. A lot of people will say that she does not "work" with counter magic or "draw" style decks, unless you run Dark Confidant, but in theory-- has more card draw then Confidant ever had, so there really is not much of an issue. Sure, under normal circumstances there may be small problems, but in a deck that needs card types in the graveyard to make better threats, or use Snapcaster Mage, makes for better synergy. With the 2x of Stubborn Denial--they work great! I almost wanted to shoot up to 3x! They are 1 mana Negates--especially with our creature package. I definitely agree with your analysis of Traverse the Ulvenwald, and Rhonas the Indomitable. I am just waiting for that card to be printed. I pre ordered 4x Foil Cryptic Serpents in case they sky rocket. I think it is a cross between Bedlam Reveler & Gurmag Angler, but better > no discard, or removing the grave!
Garruk Wildspeaker is still a good card and I have considered moving to 5x planeswalkers in the mainboard. I thought about taking out 1x of Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, for a 1x of garruk. I think the new Nissa will be what we need. It plays additional lands, casts creatures, and can be a late game top deck--that swings for 10 damage--on top of your Tarmogoyfs.
Oh, I will! That is the goal. Until then I have to settle for mix & match.
5 days ago
Hey, I have built a zombie deck. I played it at a GP, so I have some experience. Bloodghast is not as good as many zombies simply because it doesn't have a tribal bonus. Aether Vial will be better than Liliana of the Veil since zombies want to be more aggressive. Plague Belcher seems really really sweet, I would run 4. I would take out Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and some number of Inquisition of Kozileks and removal spells for Death Baron as a 4-of. The new Amonkhet lord, Lord of the Accursed, seems really good also. I would also bring Collective Brutality into the main. From my experience, Diregraf Colossus is way too slow, and when you win with it, you were already winning anyways. I would use Marsh Flats instead of Bloodstained Mire for a white splash, getting you some really awesome sideboard tech along with Path to Exile and Wayward Servant in the main. A word of warning: DO NOT run Prized Amalgam in this list. It doesn't trigger often and is in most cases straight worse than a Death Baron or Lord of the Accursed.
Zombies are quite powerful, so keep with it. It definitely can keep up in the meta right now, and can do some hilarious things with Aether Vial in play.
6 days ago
Thanks for the comments.
rox5tar: I'm glad you like the story haha. I do like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, he doesn't really fit with the discard theme or the overall deck. His sacrifice ability depend on lots of zombies/vampires, but I don't have a lot of vampires and I don't think I'll be doing enough creature killing to warrant his abilities being worthwhile while he is on the board. Maybe he could fit in the sideboard against more heavy hitting decks like Mardu Vehicles when life is very precious.
Leatherankh: The cycling replaces itself pretty well. The discard is sometimes problematic. So this leads into Just the Wind. I don't think it has been performing like I was hoping it would. It may be because I just never drew it often enough in testing. I think I am going to replace it with more copies of Catalog, Cathartic Reunion, or adding in Tormenting Voice. I don't like that Glimmer of Genius costs more and provides energy that I won't use. I guess I could add Aether Hub if that were to be the case, but I think 4 mana is a bit steep regardless. Anticipate costs less, but I prefer the synergy with Catalog. I could try Anticipate as a two of to replace Just the Wind.
Thanks for the suggestions! I will continue to test the viability of the deck.