Loyal Subordinate


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
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon

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Loyal Subordinate

Creature — Zombie


Lieutenant — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control your commander, each opponent loses 3 life.

Loyal Subordinate Discussion

humanxperiment on Zombies need friends too

3 months ago

I completely agree with Coat of Arms being a great addition. The only reason I've held off so far is that it's so close to vanquishers banner and with the low mana cost, lack of card draw is what has hurt me the most. Definitely looks like it could do work though. One card I saw that you run that I thought would be awesome is Wonder . I mean giving all zombies flying sounds great, but Varina's ability and graveyard hate usually leave me with an empty graveyard or needed to exile what is there. I just recently found out about the card Loyal Subordinate which seems like it should work well since Varina is almost always on the field.

TurtleLordMTG on Aminatou's Time Friends - Temporary

3 months ago

Okey, cool! Then I would firstly recommend to take away four lands since (mathematically) you only need about 36 lands to have a good enough chance to draw them without drawing too many at any given time (also depends on how you shuffle of course ;) ). Then I would also again recommend to take a look at my deck when it comes to which lands you should play to up those a notch since there are a lot of lands that aren't very useful (especially the double-lands with no other effects) in the precon.

Other cards I genereally recommend to take out other than the lands:

Crystal Ball

Seer's Lantern

Adarkar Valkyrie

Conundrum Sphinx

Duskmantle Seer

Enigma Sphinx

Geode Golem

Jeskai Infiltrator

Loyal Subordinate

Loyal Unicorn

Magus of the Balance

Ninja of the Deep Hours

Serra Avatar

Silent-Blade Oni

Sower of Discord

Army of the Damned

Skull Storm



So these are cards that I don't feel are good enough for the deck idea (casual/budget or not) or simply lack theme-quality. Feel free to ask if you need help replacing these cards with the cards you have or find cards that could fit the deck! :)

dragonkiwi on Rakdos Smashy Smashy

5 months ago

Great start! I think that you could improve consistency by adding some tutors and card draw. Most of your card draw is conditional and I can see this deck running out of steam if you are delayed a turn due to removal.

You have many options to ping opponents to get Rakdos on the board and some great payoff options. Perhaps you could exchange some of the pingers and enablers for Tutors and Draw. In particular Flayer Drone , Loyal Subordinate , and Stalking Vengeance could be replaced.

I would add some tutor and draw cards like Rune-Scarred Demon , Gamble , and Wheel of Fortune .

SirHerpaderp on Scarab God Zombie Tribal

6 months ago

Hey tiagompm, thanks for the tip :) but i don't think the Loyal Subordinate is worth a slot since its a rather mediocre 3drop imo + I tried to build the deck to run fine even without the commander.

tiagompm on Scarab God Zombie Tribal

6 months ago

Hello! If you play the Scarab you need to put Loyal Subordinate . With The Scarab God In play this 2 guys give 4 no combat Damage to each opponent and a extra scry in your turn. Nasty!

griffstick on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

7 months ago

I've got a sweet brew Better off dead where I use Indulgent Tormentor as the CMDR. This deck also works with Swarm of Bloodflies and Loyal Subordinate I tend to think that they all have interesting and fun playstyles. I lean toward Indulgent Tormentor because its card draw and burn and a flying 5 power CMDR

Alkadron on Rakdos, Lord of Riots

8 months ago

Hello fellow carnage enthusiast!

Rakdos is my mother flippin Jam, so I thought I'd drop by to see if I could make a suggestion or two. More-or-less every card I wanted to suggest is already in here, though, so... great work! Imma include some fringe recommendations anyways, but the core is definitely there.

If you wanted to lean more into Rioting, Darksteel Colossus is great at surviving boardwipes, Bearer of the Heavens is great at discouraging them, and Harvester of Souls is great at profiting off them. (I run a Riots deck in a boardwipe heavy meta, so I'm always very concerned about that. Come to think of it, it might've become a boardwipe heavy meta because I run a Riots deck. Hmm.) Here's that if you wanted to have a look: It's Riot Time

If you wanted to lean more into Rakdos-flavored nonsense, I'd like to recommend Dreadbore , Anthem of Rakdos , Mass Hysteria , and Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded . I'm trying to put a Showstopper deck together based around Rakdos-flavored nonsense, and those feel like they'll be super fun cards for me. Here's that, if you wanted to have a look: Showstopper Ideas.

All in all this looks like a great list! I'm stealing some of your ideas for my Rakdos decks. I'm a little ashamed that I didn't realize how good Loyal Subordinate and Rix Maadi Reveler were at rioting. Thanks!

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