Loyal Retainers

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Uncommon

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Loyal Retainers

Creature — Human Advisor

Sacrifice Loyal Retainers: Return target legendary creature card from your graveyard to play. Play this ability only during your turn, before the combat phase.

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Loyal Retainers Discussion

Matrixxx999 on Hazezon Muad'dib: Dune-Inspired EDH

3 weeks ago

rockleemyhero on Kleptozaniac

3 months ago

okie no worries. You interested in shock lands? I also got a foil Loyal Retainers from commander arsenal i havent added to my t/o binder yet

faultypuppy on Tymna & Sidar Academy Hulk

3 months ago

PookandPie SynergyBuild First off just to give everyone a little more information my meta consists of Animar, Zur Shimmer Storm, Paradox Arcum, Gitrog Frog, Chain Veil Teferi, Jarard Protean Hulk, and then a bunch of random more casual stuff, however the mentioned lists are fully competitive. Natural Order will definitely be getting tested at some point since I've yet to struggle to get a green creature out. As for Manglehorn I've been on the fence about it for a while. I also play a cEDH Yisan list that runs it and it does very well there, although I may cut Elvish Piper for it. This is the first graveyard focused deck I've built and initially I wanted to make sure I had enough ways to cheat protean hulk out but I haven't had a situation where Piper is the fastest answer. Usually Fauna Shaman ends up functioning like I want Piper to. Toxic Deluge probably would end up hurting this deck more than helping because Animar is the only other deck in my meta where creatures really matter.Loyal Retainers has been such a flex slot I still haven't bought it in paper haha I mostly just wanted the redundancy of Rallier in case one got exiled or whatever. I've only managed to get about 10 real games in and it's performing well right now but there's definitely room for improvement, and yes you're correct in assuming Bloom Tender will be replacing Caryatid. I'd also like to work Elesh Norn into the deck so I could have another game changing reanimation target, but I'm not sure if it is worth running if I don't also run the Living Plane combo with it. Again thanks for the help!

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-STAX) 京

3 months ago

Dankey, Don't worry about it, I try and answer all questions as best as I can :)!

First and foremost What this deck tries to do is enforce soft locks to hinder early strategies and make sure we don't lose in the first few turns. This makes it so we can set up for a midgame hard lock or prevent people from doing what they wanted to do (for example tutor a Aven Mindcensor vs an opponents Yisan, the Wanderer Bard or search for Kataki, War's Wage against artifact decks around turn 1 - 2 - 3 - 4), We do this because our late game is comparably poor to other decks out there and we don't recover too well generally if we don't have a good time early on...

This doesn't mean we don't have outs in the late game! Because my meta is filled with mana dorks and combo's that use creatures with low toughness for which I prefer to use Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite! if this does not apply to you and people play a lot of control, for example, you could switch Elesh for Iona!

(You can still do the same trick with either Fauna Shaman or Survival of the Fittest and pitch Iona to find Loyal Retainers and put her live really early on! Although I think it is a harder to cast card even with the ramp we run because of the triple white)

Dankey on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-STAX) 京

3 months ago

Wow, Archon of Valor's Reach from the bird wizard primer would be a perfect finisher if it was only recurrable with Loyal Retainers.

Dark_Danda on Derevi, Empyrial Tactician Staks/Prison

4 months ago

Ich würde folgendes ersetzen:

Quirion Ranger durch Boreal Druid (weil untap bringt nicht viel - höchstens mit yisan oder sisay oder als zusätzlicher forest untap)

Copperhorn Scout durch Mother of Runes (gleich wie oben nur, dass scout meist stirbt)

Gaddock Teeg durch Priest of Titania (nur gut gegen teferi)

Glowrider durch Yisan, the Wanderer Bard (weil zu gut mit commander)

Loyal Retainers durch Fiend Hunter

Timetwister durch Aura of Silence oder Birthing Pod (weniger riskant und gezielter - setzt auch kein lock voraus)

Sylvan Tutor durch Mystical Tutor (holt im prinzip indirekt enchantments, kreaturen, länder und mass-removal)

Winterblast on Najeela's Hulk Pod Project (cEDH Primer)

5 months ago

You can probably leave them out completely. I'm missing Elvish Mystic in my list, so you could add that one instead. Just note that LED opens up a lot of mana efficient options for Razaketh. Without LED you can still play him but he's going to be a lot weaker especially in situations when you are short on mana and creatures...I would exchange Razaketh with Jin-Gitaxias then. Loyal Retainers also isn't that important if Razaketh isn't that strong anymore, so you could cut them too.

Kiyomei on Breakfast Hulk

6 months ago

Step 1:

Get Muldrotha, the Gravetide in play, you can do this by just casting her with a Grand Abolisher the turn before that or Dread Return her instead of the angel we were used to reanimating after a Hermit Druid activation...

Step 2:

You cast Lion's Eye Diamond and crack it for

Step 3:

You cast Phantasmal Image from the grave (after hermit) cloning Muldrotha, the Gravetide, and letting the original Muldrotha, the Gravetide die (adding a new reset on castable stuff in your graveyard...)

Step 4:

You cast Lion's Eye Diamond again and crack it for

Step 5:

Animate Dead/Necromancy/Dance of the Dead/Loyal Retainers/ ETC... (any 3mana or less reanimation spell that doesn't cost you life) on the original letting our clone die

Step 6:

Repeat 1-5 for infinite &

Step 7:

Now you can start to crack Lion's Eye Diamond for other colors on steps 2 or 4(if your reanimation spell was cmc2), you simply filter half of what we made into the other colors (billions of & mana anyway)

Step 8:

With our , , , we can now use her to bring back other permanents and win of lab man in a similar way as before but

You can now cast any non-creatures off the original

you can now cast any non-enchantments off the clone

This means we can get any of the previous win cons back and play any permanent in our graveyard.

But I feel like I am missing something :s, I mean you can't get to any instants and sorceries with MUL right unless you EWIT once? and if you really needed the protection to get grand abolisher I feel like you will be stopped before that happens anyway no?

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