Karador, Ghost Chieftain

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Karador, Ghost Chieftain

Legendary Creature — Centaur Spirit

Karador, Ghost Chieftain costs less for each creature card in your graveyard.

During each of your turns, you may cast one creature card from your graveyard.

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Karador, Ghost Chieftain Discussion

ZendikariWol on Teneb vs Meren vs Muldrotha

2 months ago

Teneb: worse than Karador, Ghost Chieftain but still it's got some kinda-neat recursion stuff. Karador's big plus is that he's a reanimation commander than can trigger casting effects.

Meren: you either build it as a toolbox or you build it as a tier 1 stax deck. I have a meren toolbox and it's honestly so much fun.

Muldrotha: build it as a toolbox? Problem with her is that you either:

Want things that sac themselves and you're going to have to discard a buncha cards every turn because all you do is use what you already have in the grave,

Or you want to be reanimating sac targets and to make Muldrotha better than any other sac commander you'll need things that sac every type of permanent.

Coward_Token on Interaction between copying and abilities ...

2 months ago

Lazav, the Multifarious copies a Akki Avalanchers in its controller's graveyard and uses the Avalanchers' ability. Lazav then uses its native ability to copy the Avalanchers again. Can it use the land-saccing ability once more? What if it similarly copies Karador, Ghost Chieftain?

(Assume no flickering is involved.)

Ocelot44 on Kalemne is the Best RW Voltron General.

2 months ago

@DespairFaction

Kalemne is always going to be a priority 1 target, so I rarely ever cast her without being able to equip something else to her in the same turn that can protect her, like Swiftfoot Boots or Darksteel Plate or a Sword

I really don't care for Sunforger because it's too slow. I prefer equipment that are more immediately useful and aren't as easy to interrupt

At the moment I don't see any reason to add any more evasion equipment because I'm running plenty already. I'm running 5 equipment that give evasion, 5 cards that can tutor for those equipment, and 4 cards that can recur those equipment from the graveyard. I'm also running Rogue's Passage and Expedition Map for overkill. For years that has always been enough. If, for some reason, I ever wanted another piece of evasion, I'd probably add Trailblazer's Boots first

As you can see, Stonecloaker is occupying my flex spot, meaning that you can take it out for other things if you want to test something different or if you want to metagame. It's in the deck because it's repeatable surprise graveyard hate, and it can sometimes save an important creature from removal. I'm planning on replacing it with Teferi's Protection once I get one

Squee, the Immortal is there for exactly that reason! Always having access to a creature is important for this deck! It doesn't matter how big the creature is when it's equipped to something like Umezawa's Jitte or one of the Swords. More importantly, he's there to protect against sacrifice effects. If an opponent is looping Fleshbag Marauder every turn (not an uncommon occurrence due to decks like Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Chainer, Dementia Master, Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Karador, Ghost Chieftain, or any black deck worth its salt, really), having a creature that comes back every turn will be invaluable, as you won't have to sacrifice Kalemne or any of your important utility creatures

AkaAkuma on Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

2 months ago

Well that's allot of valuable information, thank you! Cephalid Constable is incredibly gross, what a card! Why does it not include 'non-land'?

Divine Reckoning is actually in another deck that i use, but it never passed my mind here. Maybe i'll give it a try.

Also Plaxcaster Frogling and Sporeback Troll are good suggestions. Graft has passed my searches allot of times, but they just feel so much more in place in a atraxa themed deck. However, these two might be versions however i should playtest. They remind me of Ring of Evos Isle and Ring of Xathrid

Herald of Secret Streams is definitely great, seen and debated about the card so many times before. But perhaps I should first consider Champion of Lambholt to make a return to the deck.

And Karador, Ghost Chieftain just as Muldratha passed my deck as viable options after Skullbriar got included. I guess he should be good. He definitely combo's nicely off Greater good or survival of the fittest.

And Black, I actually hate black sources, but somehow the color still always comes splashed on top of commanders that I like. I guess they do make the most flavorful commanders. Attrition is good, but i'm afraid I'll end up having no non-black target i wish to destroy. Viscera Seer like Carrion Feeder are great sac outlet..... But i'm not sure if i should fit a slot for him. decisions, decisions..

As to where manacurve goes, my ideal hand actually starts with 3-4 land - as I don't care about having no creatures in hand - And if i'm stuck on 3 mana, then that sucks, but the deck should be sufficient enough to manage most of the times. Most ramp spells can be applied on Reyhan right after I cast her and even Mirror Mockery let's Reyhan hit for 9 - 15 - 21 - 27....

ZendikariWol on Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

2 months ago

All right. In that case Imma throw out some suggestions.

First of all and probably strangest: Cephalid Constable. If you can get some counters on this boi, preferably make it evasive? Suddenly you're mega-time-walking every opponent. Maybe try Helm of the Host or Blade of Selves with him but pro'lly not.

Divine Reckoning is insane, especially here. I would say much better than Deathbringer Regent. Yes, it leaves everyone else a creature too, but for 4 less mana I'd say it's an improvement (since you could cast more than just that on the same turn).

You don't have Herald of Secret Streams!? He's one of the only good reasons to run blue!

Bred for the Hunt is equally awesome; my other reason to run blue.

Plaxcaster Frogling and Sporeback Troll are protection for your countered creatures, and also have some counters themselves.

Consider that you don't need black for like... anything. You have a total of like 12 black spells. No removal? No Viscera Seer? Attrition? There are good sac outlets you're missing. This is gonna go against one of my points farther down but like. Yeah.

This one isn't an actual comment of value, but I wanted to commend your idea for copying Reyhan. I had never considered it and it is really fresh and intriguing. Love the flavor, love the application.

Couldn't help but notice Karador, Ghost Chieftain in the maybeboard. He might be pretty good too, if you wanted to move this and sorta kinda separate the aristocrats and the counters. I would love to see an aristocrat counter deck that leans more into the aristocrat side. Skullbriar, the Walking Grave would be a monster!

Your mana curve is super high, effectively starting at 3 and going down fairly slowly. I searched long and hard for the 1-drops I have, and I am glad to share them with you. Just peep in on my decks (tappedout makes that easy to find) and steal some.

You have a lot of aristocrat themes and a lot of counter themes, but the problem is you don't have much intersect between the two. As a result this deck feels almost like two separate decks, and I don't know if that's hindered you before in practice, but in theory it seems really bad.

SaberTech on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 months ago

Do any of the Maximum Power / Competitive decks still use the Pattern of Rebirth + Boonweaver Giant combo? I thought that Boonweaver decks like Karador, Ghost Chieftain saw a drop in their competitive ranking when Protean Hulk was unbanned because the Flash Hulk and Breakfast Hulk lines were faster and more consistent.

enpc on Just Stay Dead

3 months ago

StopShot: While the seals are both decent cards, I still think I'm better runnign the effects on creatures as I have access to a lot of creature tutors. While they are a bit more fragile, Saffi's ability is good at counteracting most removal.

As for my meta, The decks I'm playing against on a regualr basis are a Captain Sisay hybrid combo beatdown list, a Tymna the Weaver and Tana, the Bloodsower bloodpod stax list, a Thrasios, Triton Hero and Tymna the Weaver breakfast hulk deck, a Karador, Ghost Chieftain combo deck and a Brago, King Eternal stax combo deck. One of my other friends is looking at build ing a Zur the Enchanter stax list as well. I should probably state as well that the main deck I play in that meta is actually my Thrasios, Triton Hero and Tymna the Weaver Paradox Engine/Isochron Scepter deck: Triton Weaver. While I love my Saffi deck, my Thrasios/Tymna list is more optimised and better suited to pull out turn 4 wins as so sees more play.

flluid on Idea for a shadowborn apostle ...

3 months ago

Typical apostle decks I have ran into use Karador, Ghost Chieftain or Athreos, God of Passage to get value out of there apostles. Thrumming Stone is an absolute work horse in that deck as well.

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