Nether Traitor

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Nether Traitor

Creature — Spirit

Haste

Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)

Whenever another creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay . If you do, return Nether Traitor from your graveyard to play.

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Nether Traitor Discussion

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Teysa and her Orzhov Syndicate

1 month ago

I see it in your maybeboard, but I still definitely recommend Twilight Drover. It can generate a value game by itself. Definitely interacts well with Ashnod's Altar.

Anointed Procession spiked recently, but whiteshifted Parallel Lives is no joke, especially in a token list like this. I'm glad I picked up mine when they were still $2 apiece.

Nether Traitor is a neat card with great replay value. Use it and abuse it.

Even though you're running a token build, I find your complete lack of boardwipes disturbing. May I suggest Martial Coup as a boardwipe that won't hurt so much after it resolves. Don't forget with your commander any black creatures that died to the wipe will also leave behind 1/1 fliers.

Snydog17 on Budget Sacrifice (suggestions plz)

1 month ago

Cont'd

The Great Aurora, Sepulchral Primordial, Palace Siege is versatile, Nether Traitor 40 turn clock, Greenwarden of Murasa, Ever After, Praetor's Counsel.

Some nonbudget options that are REALLY GOOD: Lord of Extinction, Skullbriar, the Walking Grave, Damnation, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Sheoldred, Whispering One.

These are just a few suggestions, and I hope they help! Happy deckbuilding!

hfvalenz on ObNoxilous

1 month ago

I'd add Fleshbag Marauder and Slum Reaper as redundances of Merciless Executioner because the effect works great with your commander.

I'm sure you know these two, still, worths the mention: Cabal Coffers and maybe Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to turn your nonbasics into swamps. Could prove interesting with Filth on your graveyard.

You can get more advantage of your commander's ability if you do the sacrifice: Typical sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, Altar of Dementia, Carrion Feeder, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Sadistic Hypnotist, Viscera Seer and also, sac fodder: Bloodghast, Bloodsoaked Champion, Nether Traitor, Reassembling Skeleton.

Also, what do you think about Horobi, Death's Wail?

ClockworkSwordfish on Drana's Army

1 month ago

You should ensure you always have something to feed Bontu by using recurrable creatures! Reassembling Skeleton, Bloodsoaked Champion, Nether Traitor, Krovikan Horror and Bloodghast are all good options. Sanitarium Skeleton and Tenacious Dead are less ideal but still have potential. Perhaps Gravecrawler, depending on how many zombies you end up with.

Phyrexian Reclamation, Disturbed Burial, Palace Siege and Grim Harvest are other options for recurring your more valuable creatures.

Once you're set up with all of this sacrificial fodder, why not make the most of it? Attrition, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Vampiric Rites, Ashnod's Altar, Bone Splinters and Gate to Phyrexia give you valuable uses for those expendable creatures (or makes the most of their deaths.) This way you can regularly take swings with Bontu without having to use his ability every time!

shub on Shirei of the Weak

1 month ago

Thanks for your suggestions patrikl. I considered Gate to the Afterlife when it was printed but never tried it; I'll give it a second look. Triskelion and Pentavus were in the original deck list and eventually removed for less expensive creatures. I still try to avoid infinite combos, and Nether Traitor adds very little to the deck on its own.

Mandalorian on Sacrifice

1 month ago

Caustic Caterpillar>Elvish Lyrist

I play Savra, Queen of the Golgari as my general, but she can be pretty powerful in the 99 as well.

Creakwood Liege

Primal Growth

Cards like Nether Traitor and Reassembling Skeleton can make for good sacrifice fodder to cards like Sidisi, Undead Vizier or Hell's Caretaker

I agree with Eternal Witness and Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest being great adds.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Altar of Dementia

OblivionBringer on Sek'kuar - Immolation Obligation

2 months ago

Don't know if anybody's pointed this out, but Ashnod's Altar makes , and Nether Traitor takes . Just saying, don't know if you still have this deck.

chris.rodriguez358 on The Descent Into Darkness

2 months ago

Wow! This list looks insane. You're running basically every card I've tried to keep myself from buying over the last three years haha. One day Candelabra of Tawnos . . . one day.

Any reason you decided to add creatures? They all make sense, but I'm trying to think of ways to recur Vampire Hexmage and Arcbound Reclaimer without popping your commander or tutoring for Trading Post. Try running Dawn of the Dead, it has so much synergy with Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed that I think it merits a slot. Lets you just keep him in the yard to recur a black spell each of your first main-phases. I'd suggest Bloodghast and Nether Traitor if you want other self-recurring creatures. Maybe check out Liliana, Death's Majesty.

Corpse Dance helps out a lot in this situation, but I really hate the whole "top creature in the graveyard" nonsense. It is such a tough condition to keep track of and people get so handsy with your graveyard when you run this commander that you really need to house rule the order of your graveyard every time you run the deck. It may not pose an issue for you since you have a much more limited creature pool, but it can be annoying. With that said, there's no real substitute for what it does, instant speed and buyback make this card insane.

Also, I'm really liking Forcefield in your deck and I am probably going to include it in one of my lists.

How have you liked Soul Conduit? I've considered it a few times but I'm always pretty hesitant.

Last, I'd probably suggest Syphon Mind and Promise of Power for card draw over Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper. They have so much more impact.

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