Karador, Ghost Chieftain

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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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare
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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Karador, Ghost Chieftain occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Karador, Ghost Chieftain Discussion

Coward_Token on Split Second #2: Color Cropping ...

2 weeks ago

TypicalTimmy: no cropping involved but you could just go for Karador, Ghost Chieftain, both he and zombies likes self-milling

Darsul on Kathril Grave-Recursion

1 month ago

So, over all your deck feels slow and vulnerable. If Altar of Dementia gets exiled what then? turn dude's sideways? Plus your extra vulnerable to GY hate, not only shutting down your commander but, your game plan as well. With all those tags you have under your deck your missing the one tag that is your deck Mill. And your aim it mill 10 to 15 cards at a time spending your turn to recast your creature. I do like milling my opponent but, in commander to pull it off you should look for ways to hit each opponent not just one at time and to make a looping combo out of it. For the most part I feel I see what your trying for but, at the end of the day with 3 opponent your going to be fighting an up hill battle ever time you play, sorry.

Kathril, Aspect Warper has one big glaring issue when I try brewing with him as a commander. Within junk//Abzan colors even, theirs a commanders who do it better. Take your deck for instance, Ghave, Guru of Spores does it better. Comes into play with counters, doesn't need the GY to be "good" and can interact with your deck more ways then, one. Karador, Ghost Chieftain makes a better reanimator and Nethroi, Apex of Death makes a better pump deck. The one shell I seem to find for it is blink/flicker/whatever you want to call it shell where you work at abusing EBT effects till you get some combo of Restoration Angel and Felidar Guardian and just keep looping them with each other. In your case you'd use Karmic Guide sac to the Altar of Dementia but, as it came into play use it's ability to return Reveillark who targets Karmic Guide but, on the stack you use the Altar to sac Reveillark who gets targeted by well you get it. How ever this shell doesn't need Green or Black to be good so, it just feels forced you know what I mean. At the end of the day I think Kathril, Aspect Warper is doomed to being a 99 card and not a commander.

That's more my 2 cents on Kathril, Aspect Warper more then the deck it self

areas to cut;

Standard Safety Equipment, all of it. You don't need your creature alive do you? and if your on the back up plan of turn dudes side ways well Kathril, Aspect Warper can be Hexproof and what have you plus share those with others.

Kunoros, Hound of Athreos: non-bo. I cast Reanimate on... oops no you dont.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir: needs to attack to get counters and your looking for more passive counters and Vampire Nighthawk is better stat stick.

Idyllic Tutor: your in black you can do better.

Signets: Your in green, the Rampant Growth of the world thin your deck and ramp and avoid hate like artifact and non-basic . Note doesn't save your card count.

Cabal Therapy and Cabal Therapist: Don't let your opponents know whats your hand, just no. Knowing it 1/2 the battle GO JOE

Any way good luck and have fun

TheDarkPlague on Something budget.

1 month ago

I’m trying to build a budget Karador, Ghost Chieftain, I just wanna see what you guys are thinking about my build and see if I can get any suggestions (budget ones) to improve the deck before I go to my lgs tomorrow and get the deck.

The gravewalker

Stardragon on Fall of the Star Dragons

1 month ago

the maybe are other possible commanders

O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami-Flavor

Morophon, the Boundless-Reduced the casting cost of the dragons and Karador, Ghost Chieftain

Ramos, Dragon Engine-massive 5 color ramp

Jegantha, the Wellspring- a 5 color mana dork

greyninja on Graveyard commander

2 months ago

I built Muldrotha, the Gravetide and love it

Two friends of mine in dif playgroup each play Karador, Ghost Chieftain

Not mentioned yet is the new Nethroi, Apex of Death which will be a thing

Also Tasigur, the Golden Fang, The Mimeoplasm, Balthor the Defiled, Kethis, the Hidden Hand, Gisa and Geralf, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, etc etc

MTGconstructor on How to Get Kicked out of Your Playgroup

2 months ago

makarzorklin Im not sure if you have ever played Karador, Ghost Chieftain or not, but Karador is not a high priority to cast. Meaning there are better ways to cheat in my creatures other than raw casting them. Karador is a late game play, when you have a full graveyard and the ability to pay for high CMC creatures. As for going more "creature heavy" I like the balance where it is at, again Im not looking to cast Karador any time before turn 5,6,7, or 8.

Not sure if you have read any of my previous responses, but if you are playing reanimator and still pay face value for creatures, then its not worth it. Creature ramping doesn't add much synergy, and is a dead draw late game.

Crucible of Worlds to Ramunap Excavator is valid, but either one works. The reason why I have the crucible is because its slightly harder to kill than creatures.

Obzedat's Aid is a fantastic card in any reanimate deck, but specifically this one. If Altar of Dementia, Deadbridge Chant, Crucible of Worlds, Greater Good, etc. Wind up in the graveyard its a direct hit, rather than jumping through hoops with Eternal Witness, or Greenwarden of Murasa. its just an added bonus with more options.

Ob Nixilis, the Fallen and Vengeful Pharaoh are purely test pieces right now, I see your point with Ob Nixilis, but I found that Vengeful Pharaoh is a an added thorn in my opponents side, he benefits from just sitting in the graveyard.

Birds of Paradise is a good piece, but so is Chromatic Lantern, so I may just have both.

Faeburrow Elder is another good option.

Grisly Salvage is a good card, again it doesnt always need to be attached to a creature. And allows me to grab creatures I need in short term plays, Karmic Guide, Eternal Witness, Phyrexian Delver, etc.

Deadbridge Chant is another synergistic card that plays very well into Karador. Milling ten, then getting pure value after that seems fine. Death's Oasis is another great option and both would work great.

Thanks for the comment

MTGconstructor on How to Get Kicked out of Your Playgroup

2 months ago

Kaioken88 Thanks for the inquiry! I believe that Sheoldred, Whispering One is a power house in Karador, to the fact that she will reanimate for free and combos extremely well with Karmic Guide. The reason why Karmic Guide and Phyrexian Delver are so crucial in this deck is because you get to "cheat" in creatures for less life, cost, etc. If for example you play Buried Alive, to target Karmic Guide, Sheoldred, Whispering One, and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, if you have any reanimate in hand ex. Reanimate, you would target the Karmic Guide taking 5 life but bringing in Mikaeus, the Unhallowed or Sheoldred, Whispering One, not paying the echo cost and letting it hit the graveyard to then bring it back with shoeldred or undying with Mikaues, thus being able to target everything in your graveyard for a lot cheaper and quicker. Sheoldred, Whispering One adds Immediate pressure to the board, especially below turn 4.

As to casting combos at 14 mana, that almost never happens because Karador loves to cheat creatures, with Karmic Guide, Victimize, Unburial Rites, Reanimate, Dread Return, Phyrexian Delver, etc. Honestly this deck can take the win without ever casting your commander.

Protean Hulk is definitely a fit for a more competitive game, so feel free to add it. As for land destruction, your best option would be adding Terastodon and just pinging the lands. If you have an objective and want recurring abilities, Altar of Dementia then continuing to reanimate through mikaues, the unhallowed or Karador, Ghost Chieftain, or any other reanimate spell would be ideal. And that works for any card that you would like to put on Lockdown. Yosei, the Morning Star has the ability to gridlock the entire board and I have done it multiple times. Woodfall Primus, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Archon of Justice, and Ashen Rider can all have the same devastating effect of combo-ing off.

What is so destructive about Karador is that there is no real threat that your opponent can play unless they exile your graveyard.

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