Karador, Ghost Chieftain

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper 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 1 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

landofMordor on THAT Player

1 week ago

LOL this thread made me laugh -- MagicalHacker is on point, as is Argy.

I have a couple I've been ruminating on for awhile now:

The Tammy's Timmy: Has no mythics in his/her binder because they're all crammed into their The Ur-Dragon deck along with every legendary Dragon. This includes Aetherworks Marvel, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, and Eldrazi...but don't worry, they run Arcane Adaptation too. When they lose, they complain that Naturalize shouldn't beat Mindslaver because it's a common. Tends to think that "card advantage" is a function of power and toughness, not hand size.

The Johnny's Jenny: Disparages any deck with a budget over $50. Announces upon losing that "if I didn't have my priorities straight, I'd buy Serum Visions too and then I'd crush you through superior deck-building". However, when they do pull off a Near-Death Experience, they'll remind you about it for the rest of the year. Tends to equate deck budget to moral superiority.

The Spike's Spike: Seems to have forgotten that Magic cards are sold in "game" stores. Will ask you to step away from the table if you try to advise your partner during his/her first draft, then proceed to bait/obfuscate your partner into attacking into an Escaped Null that they didn't know about. (True story.) Is willing to play against noobs and little kids in order to win.

I think we all tend to have a little too much of those psychographics at some times. And of course, in balance, none of those types are negative. I tend to be a Johnny's Johnny at my worst moments. At my best, though, I am:

The Casual's Casual: Only wants to play a tight, fun game. Is completely unwilling to win just because their opponent is manascrewed -- instead, will tell them to "go get a Plains" instead of draw a card. Is also known to correct one's opponent if they miss a trigger or target Karador, Ghost Chieftain with Doom Blade, with the firm belief that nobody should lose due to misplays. Plays Boros commanders and group-hug to help everyone have a good time. Plays draw-go control only to protect everyone else from the Spike's Spike. When they notice that you can sacrifice Serra Avatar to Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim during combat and activate Cradle of Vitality to put 40 +1/+1 counters on an attacking 0/1 Goat token for the win, they will alert you.

luther on SAC FO DAYZ. Looking for ...

2 weeks ago

Once again, I ask that Karador, Ghost Chieftain be considered. His recursion is strong like meren, and the deck's recursion is stronger with the addition of white. Sun Titan, Karmic Guide, Reveillark, and Saffi Eriksdotter make it so your other sac outlets can be used so many more times than if you didn't have white. You also have access to more cheap wrath effects (Wrath of God Day of Judgment) that you easily recover from unlike your opponents. Karador is rarely cast for more than WBG due to how easy you can get stuff into your yard. Give it a try

luther on SAC FO DAYZ. Looking for ...

3 weeks ago

Karador, Ghost Chieftain is bae. I play mine as a combo deck (it is not listed on tappedout), but it is real strong and resilient. I would even include the reviellark & friends combo cards without wanting to go infinite. You just choose things that don't make it go inf.

3InchMeatMonster on Meren homebrew 2.0

1 month ago

i love commander and graveyard strategies are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Karador, Ghost Chieftain is another great commander for it.

Pieguy396 on Delta-117

1 month ago

Hi! I saw your comment about maybe switching to a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck over Athreos, God of Passage, and I'd just like to say that I really enjoy my Meren deck, and would highly recommend her as a commander, although Karador, Ghost Chieftain is also an option if you'd like to add without losing .

TheDeckMaker2300 on O-Kagichi, Vengeful Spirits

1 month ago

Here's some spirits I can point out

Reminder of the good old Deadeye Navigator is a spirit and the onnas are etb trigger plus a couple of more

You can also put in spirit avatars in this deck as well https://scryfall.com/search?as=&order=&q=%28t%3ASpirit+t%3Aavatar%29

Ore Gorger = have fun removing the opponents stupid powerful non-basic lands.

Karador, Ghost Chieftain ex main spirit tribal commander now can be the Lieutenant for this heck he's basically in a way Gisa and Geralf but for spirits

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner basicly a double dip on Drogskol Captain but problem is you have to shoot your abilities twice on your creatures to buff them.

Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar you choose from 3 chooses from a draw you choose the card for the situation going on and this is for every single dang draw.

You have a nice amount of enchantmentsEidolon of Blossoms feels sadden she's not in this Team

Eidolon of Countless Battles from the number of spirit tokens you make this is cute.

Drogskol Reaver seriously why is this not in the spirit usually have life gain and you can draw like crazy.

Ghostblade Eidolon oh great O-Karachi just has to make contact twice to eliminate someone from the game

Bounteous Kirin talk about life gain.

Infernal Kirin very classy you get to look at there hands and get a butt load of discard if you have the correct spirits

He Who Hungers...why...just why is this not in your deck? This is Coercion on a stick and it recurs a spirit when it dies (to hand) and you got token making.

Hokori, Dust Drinker plus bouncing it with Spectral Shepherd at the end step before you turn then casting it again and other spells and leaving at less 1 and a blue = cute

Elder Pine of Jukai you need lands you can dig to them with this plus combos with Loam Dweller

Last but not least Sekki, Seasons' Guide a huge 8/8 that makes spirits from damage and you can sac eight he's back on the board

enpc on A question of cmc preference

1 month ago

Ultimately it depends on the application. If your sac outlet is being used alongside something like a Zulaport Cutthroat then in this case, Carrion Feeder would be better than Ashnod's Altar. Probably because you're playing a Karador, Ghost Chieftain deck and creatures are easier to recur.

You just need to figure why you're running the card which will dictate which choice you make.

Rzepkanut on Need a new commander

1 month ago

I'm a big fan of Meren of Clan Nel Toth and other graveyard based decks like Karador, Ghost Chieftain and Gisa and Geralf because they provide so much value. Playing a creature card from the graveyard is so fundamentally powerful. Kess, Dissident Mage seems like lots of fun for the same reasons except she is for building more of a spellslinger deck. Personally I think it's easier for me to make a powerful casual deck based around creatures then instants and sorceries but maybe that's more your play style and it would work better for you. Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is lots of fun because who doesn't like free stuff? Currently my favorite deck to pilot is either Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest or Experiment Kraj. I have deck lists for for almost all the Commander's I just mentioned you can see them if you click on my profile name. In case you didn't notice the common thread between many of these different commanders is that they all create card advantage on their own. If you find commanders that do that it doesn't matter what your deck does because you're always winning a little bit.

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