Nether Traitor

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

multimedia on Teysa Karlov

1 day ago

Hey, very nice first draft.

Skullclamp is busted with Teysa and creatures who give you tokens when they die. Most of my suggestions are to get more out of Skullclamp. They will also help to decrease the avg. CMC which is high at 3.5. A creature who creates token when it ETB or dies combos with Altar + Deathmantle to give you unlimited die triggers and tokens.

Lands:

Cards to consider cutting. All cards here are good, but some are redundant, have a high CMC or can be upgraded:

  • Orzhov Locket
  • Boreas Charger
  • Priest of Forgotten Gods
  • Mortify
  • Utter End
  • Yosei, the Morning Star
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Harvester of Souls
  • Ogre Slumlord
  • Sifter of Skulls
  • Sadistic Hypnotist
  • Kaya's Wrath

Good luck with your deck.


Shadow29870 on Golgari Graverush

4 days ago

For any number of reasons, that didn't come to mind. They exist more-so to cast Narcomoeba , though I was thinking, should I just replace that with Nether Traitor or Despoiler of Souls ?

Xynarth on Yahenni Aristocrats

2 weeks ago

I think Nether Traitor is a must in an aristocrat deck. Maybe you could also give Dark Prophecy a shot since it doesn't require the creatures to be non-tokens like Grim Haruspex does. With how much lifegain you're currently running, I wouldn't be too worried about the downside. If it really is worrisome, maybe throw Deathgreeter .

Other cards I'd consider are Smothering Abomination as well as Ophiomancer . Considering how Ophiomancer is written, you basically grant Yahenni indestructible permanently all the while keeping a 1/1 deathtouch chump blocker.

As for your other concerns in letting Yahenni hit your opponents, I'd recommend Whispersilk Cloak , Hot Soup , Suspicious Bookcase , Trailblazer's Boots and Loxodon Warhammer (I'd assume your Yahenni gets huge so it being blocked no longer becomes an issue, + massive lifegain is always fun).

Then again, equipments make for a more voltron based Yahenni, which is not what you're trying to do. Either way, thought I'd share :)

Have fun !

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 weeks ago

ShikiTen In my opinion, both Bloodghast and Nether Traitor are worse than Reassembling Skeleton due to their inconsistency. With skeleton, I can reanimate it whenever I want for 2 mana, but the others need a specific scenario in order to reanimate. I'd play traitor over bloodghast since bloodghast can only reanimate itself up to a few times a turn, but they're all viable though if you need more effects like these.

ShikiTen on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 weeks ago

@Masterful Ah, I knew Academy Rector wouldn't work, I'm not sure why it didn't click that Promise of Bunrei wouldn't either. At least that makes slimming my deck down easier, heh.

I see you run Reassembling Skeleton , what are your thoughts on similar cards like Bloodghast or Nether Traitor ?

multimedia on Judith, the Scourge Diva Commander

2 weeks ago

Hey, this is a good start. Actually a really well made with the restriction of using most cards from only GRN and RNA, good job, nice Dark Depths :)

Budget cards that are currently in Standard mostly from DOM, GRN, RNA sets to consider adding:


For more upgrades you're going to however want to move away from just GRN and RNA cards, but this doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money for upgrades. There's budget ($5 or less per card) upgrades you can make. I put a star (*) in front of the best upgrades of these suggestions.

Lands:

Sac outlets:

Recurable creatures:

Repeatable value from sacing creatures:

Make Judith deadly:

Busted with Dark Depths:

Reanimate lots of creatures:

Other:

If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


ForsakenxEDHx on Teysa, Queen of Death

2 weeks ago

Ok, I'm off work now.

Let's talk draw options. It appears you have some decent draw engines, I would mention Tymna the Weaver and Grim Haruspex as more options if needed. Tymna because you can potentially draw 2-4 cards easily with her and Haruspex as a better Midnight Reaper same stats/cost and none of the lifeloss.

Tutors

Your missing Vampiric Tutor , if within your budget I would strongly consider it for a future upgrade, also don't overlook Shred Memory and Dimir Machinations to get some of those combo pieces. I personally like Open the Armory and Steelshaper's Gift as well to give better odds of hitting Skullclamp and Nim Death-Mantle while not having to waste more versatile tutors on them.

Infinite Mana,

You appear to only be running two sinks in Twilight Drover and Death Grasp. I would suggest cutting some big mana producers or add cards like Exsanguinate , Torment of Hailfire , or Walking Ballista over both your current sinks as Death Grasp is single target and Drover is slow outside of combo. Also Torment and Exsanguate can be tutored by Shred Memory.

Win-Con's....the Blood/Bond combo seems alright but at 10 cmc I'm not a fan as I feel they are not strong enough pieces on their own and harder to tutor for. I opted for Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Darkest Hour as the primary loop as it is well established and that low cmc package allows you to drop it and win pretty quickly with little set-up vs trying to land both Blood/Bond plus lifegain to win. I'd say that's a meta call for you. The Titan loop is great I would however strongly consider Altar of Dementia as another sac outlet and Altar of the Brood as another finisher once a loop is established. Also Karmic Guide and Reveillark just outvalue Blood/Bond in that the can recur pieces outside of combo as well as combo themselves.

Individual Goodies,

Athreos, God of Passage is just insane value as with Teysa out it reads gimmie back my dude or take 6.

gravepact why have only 1 Dicate of Erebos when you can have 2.

Sifter of Skulls both ramp and token generation. Chose this over Pitiless Plunderer due to the tokens.

Nether Traitor like Reassembling Skeleton.

Afterlife Mechanic in general..get double them tokens, also great for Deathmanle shenanigans, or really anything that dies to create a token.

Cuts.......always the hard part, everything over or at 5cmc needs to be questioned. Demon of Dark Schemes is super lackluster and slow, Kokoshu paints a big target, Black Market is slow, Debtor's Knell is too mana intensive, Solemn Simulacrum is a bad fit at 4cmc. Revel in Riches is a worse win condition I feel than Approach of the Second Sun in this deck.

With this wall of text I will stop and let you reflect, can chat more once you take a look.

Muskox on Black Jank

1 month ago

More cards for your consideration: Nether Traitor , Viscera Seer

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Nether Traitor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.07%