Karador, Ghost Chieftain


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Karador, Ghost Chieftain Discussion

ZendikariWol on Competitive Golgari Commander help

1 day ago

If you really want to incorporate tokens into your aristocrat deck, it’s gotta be Karador, Ghost Chieftain . Why? Cuz white. White means Intangible Virtue , it means some badass artifact/enchantment removal, and it means a lot of really solid B/W legends in the 99 ( Teysa Karlov , Athreos, God of Passage , Krav, the Unredeemed , Regna, the Redeemer , Elenda, the Dusk Rose , most of the Sorins, there’s more but whatever).

enpc on Finding Graveyard Theme Commanders.

2 days ago

As mentioned by zelian12, to get maximum bang for buck with this card you're probably going to want give yourself access to white (though I don't think that it does work with Fiend Hunter ) as there are a lot of good reanimation targets in white.

Ghave, Guru of Spores is not bad as he provides a sac outlet on the commander. Karador, Ghost Chieftain is one of the go-to reanimator decks. You could also look into Teysa, Orzhov Scion if you didn't want green (but who doesn't want to run Saffi Eriksdotter ?).

DrukenReaps on Aristocrat Commanders

5 days ago

Meren of Clan Nel Toth , Karador, Ghost Chieftain , and Teysa, Orzhov Scion are all proven quite capable of being built to any power level.

The recent unban of Painter's Servant has me eyeballing Teysa, Orzhov Scion more and more. She makes a strong commander without combo and ridiculous with it. Plus the pay off on her is exiling opponent's creatures. Anytime anything slightly scary looks at you just snap your fingers and it is gone.

ZendikariWol on Whose a better Reanimator/Aristocrats Commander ...

6 days ago

Well first off, are these the only commanders you’re considering or are you open to other options? Storrev, Devkarin Lich could be quite a but of fun you’re looking for something a lil more casual. Gyrus, Waker of Corpses is... not terrible ig?, Karador, Ghost Chieftain is awesome, Muldrotha, the Gravetide adds a lot of variety (especially with her new subcommander Yarok, the Desecrated !),

Is Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord really that hard to cast?? How much land ramp/colored rocks are you running? Turn 2 Golgari Signet or Rampant Growth or Nature's Lore gets him out on turn 3 for sure. Not to mention any fetch. There’s a litany of spells and rocks that can ensure you can drop him 100% of the time on turn 4.

Varolz, the Scar-Striped may be better than he seems. He basically transforms redundancy into a win condition. If you have Acidic Slime and Reclamation Sage that’s two counters. Any cards that you’re not using? Make ‘em power and toughness. Still, he’d suit ya better in the 99 of... actually, Storrev, Devkarin Lich . But he’s apparently not on your radar and Varolz is not a reanimator.

TheBloopKing on Kethis is worse than Karador, ...

3 weeks ago
  • Kethis is a part of a endless combo. Karador isn't

Kethis, the Hidden Hand + Ashnod's Altar / Krark-Clan Ironworks / Phyrexian Altar + Hope of Ghirapur

Mox Amber also works with Krark-clan

  • Karador only hits 1 creature on your turn. Kethis also hits enchantments, artifacts, lands, and planeswalkers and as many as you can play

  • Karador only makes himself cost less. Kethis makes all legendaries

I will give Karador, Ghost Chieftain the fact that it costs less to make a okay-good deck. But my personal opinion is Kethis, the Hidden Hand is better substantially

enpc on Kethis is worse than Karador, ...

3 weeks ago

Kethis, the Hidden Hand can set up some dumb loops with Saffi Eriksdotter and Aluren , which if you're tailoring your deck to Aluren already, isn't too shabby. But yes, Karador, Ghost Chieftain will be better in most circumstances.

Chhris on Kethis is worse than Karador, ...

3 weeks ago

I think Kethis will have staying power due to one important factor: availability. Not everyone can get their hands on Karador, Ghost Chieftain any more, whereas there will be a lot more Kethis in rotation following m20. Im gonna talk a little bit a bout it in an article ill hopefully post early next week :)

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Karador, Ghost Chieftain occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%