Loyal Retainers


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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.

Loyal Retainers Discussion

ZendikariWol on Ramos, Tribal Legend

2 weeks ago

Ancient Animus is effectively removal.

Blackblade Reforged is wicked scary.

Captain Sisay is a must.

Champion's Helm is pretty badass- a second Swiftfoot Boots with a buff rather than haste.

Day of Destiny is not bad.

Heroes' Podium is much better.

In Bolas's Clutches may not be bad.

Depending on your mana situation, Kamahl's Druidic Vow might be insane.

Loyal Retainers could be cool.

Mox Amber is not a terrible mana rock.

Primevals' Glorious Rebirth is a whole lotta value.

Reki, the History of Kamigawa would draw so many cards.

Time of Need is a 2-mana tutor.

Urza's Ruinous Blast is a one-sided board wipe.

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

3 weeks ago


Hey there mate, if your meta has a lot of Edric, Spymaster of Trest / Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive / Najeela, the Blade-Blossom / Krenko, Mob Boss token type decks or "Weenies" that just want to just slam you down with low beaters you might want to look at a bit more casual hate... Although our Hatebears have nice bodies that can deal with low power beaters fairly well like take for example Runic Armasaur is an excellent blocker but if they manage to get out of hand and snowball into a lot of tokens because other people are open, Cyclonic Rift is your go-to MVP!

( Meekstone is a bit more targeted to a casual meta but it might work sometimes and so could Reverence ... you just gotta tune your Derevi to your meta and perhaps my "sideboard could help you find a few cute cards to your liking!!)

京 An illusion? (SideBoard) 京

Commander / EDH* Kiyomei


(Under "CreatureStax" you might find some fun stuff)

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite surely deals with a lot of these decks but isn't always easy to get onto the battlefield that early apart from cheating her out with Loyal Retainers through either Survival of the Fittest or Fauna Shaman or just a genuinely explosive starts. But Edric and most of these decks still want to set up for their "Combo turn" be it extra turns or Infinite combat steps so you still need answers to that trough the form of Stax we are already using And just take some hits or prepare to block with this Creature heavy deck :).

ClockworkSwordfish on Arvad Commander

1 month ago

Hmm, if you're running "legendary tribal," you might do well to make room for Heroes' Podium and Day of Destiny . Likewise, Champion's Helm is a great piece of equipment (while Sword of the Chosen and Hero's Blade aren't bad.) It's definitely not a budget option, but if you can afford it, Loyal Retainers would be a superb inclusion.

Dead213End on Karador Multiplayer Boonweaver Combo/Control

1 month ago

I think you're going about the Karador package all wrong. Where is Grand Abolisher ? You have access to the fastest tutors in the game with black, green, and white. You're not running Enlightened Tutor . This deck can be one of the fastest decks around. It can compete with Prossh and Breya. It should be the longer the game goes, the stronger this deck gets because the ability to cast Karador cheap late game. To be honest, I rarely ever cast Karador. I use Karador for the colors only.

Stack the deck with as many tutors you can. Don't skimp on the reanimator package, especially the 3 Dance of the Dead , Necromancy , Animate Dead , and Life / Death . Those are you bread and butter combo peaces. White has tons of tutors for enchantments. You want cards that can dump any card or creature into your grave. The whole dredge ability is too slow.

Razaketh, the Foulblooded + Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead / Dance of the Dead / Necromancy = Win by having Leonin target Animate, which you can sack Leonin to Razaketh which in turn brings back Animate Dead starting a loop. Goes infinite with any free sack outlet. Use cards like Blood Artist to to win.

Of course Raz is hell to cast, but you cheat him out to your graveyard and animate him. He's a combo piece all by himself.

Step 1: Use Survival of the Fittest (pitching any creature) > Fetching Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Step 2: Use Survival of the Fittest again (pitching Raz) > Fetching Loyal Retainers / Necrotic Ooze / Karmic Guide

Step 3: (You can do this combo with any reanimator spell) Cast Loyal Retainers / Necrotic Ooze / Karmic Guide to bring back or copy Razaketh's ability.

Step 4: Once Razaketh is on the battlefield, use his ability to fetch Life / Death . You cast the Life spell from Life/Death for . Now all your lands become 1//1 creatures to sack to Razaketh.

Use the lands to fetch Leonin Relic-Warder and Lion's Eye Diamond . Cast Lion's Eye for , now activate Lion's Eye by discarding your hand to gain , putting Leonin into your grave. Sack another land to fetch Animate Dead . Use the from Lion's Eye to cast Animate Dead and reanimate Leonin Relic-Warder, targeting Animate Dead with Leonin's ability. Now you have infinite tutors (you still lose 2 life from Raz for each tutor).

This combo also works with Protean Hulk in the place of Leonin. You can now use cards like Auriok Salvagers with Lion's Eye for infinite mana.

Ragnar0k on Competitive Saffi

3 months ago

Hey man. Your list seems okay on paper, but I've been playing Saffi for almost 3 years now, and can see a lot of problems that your list is sure to run in to in a real game.

Immediate changes I would make:

These cards will accelerate your deck more than you know.

Furthermore, you should make slots for better pieces of protection, as other decks at the table that run more advantageous colors like Blue and Black, and will surely out-pace you, even at full power. Sylvan Tutor is an instant include to speed you up, as are Summoner's Pact and Chord of Calling. You lands that enter tapped should be replaced with better options, such as Mana Confluence and/or City of Brass, as color fixing is a must. That being said, Glacial Chasm should be there to protect you and be your best Crop Rotation target. For creatures to protect yourself please consider: Aegis of the Gods or True Believer, and Tajuru Preserver.

Lastly, I would drop the Skullclamp/Mentor of the Meek package. You're taking up too many card slots devoted to something to is inefficient is terms of mana usage. If you really want to get card draw down, please use Soul of the Harvest (and check out how Loyal Retainers gets you there with Soul and with Fecundity).

All in all this is a fairly solid list, but don't be afraid to check out mine!

Guess Who's Back? - Multiplayer cEDH

Commander / EDH Ragnar0k


Matrixxx999 on Hazezon Muad'dib: Dune-Inspired EDH

4 months ago

rockleemyhero on Kleptozaniac

7 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

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