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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.
Nether Traitor Discussion
22 hours ago
I play all three cards you wanted to swap out in my own Teysa Deck (Teysa Karlov's Citadel).
Reassembling Skeleton is simply awesome because you can do this in instant speed and it has really nice combos you can pull off to get infinite death triggers and sometimes also infinite mana. The same goes for Nether Traitor , awesome card and I'd include it.
If you are not on a budget then Bloodghast might be an improvement over Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness . Sometimes can screw you if you don't have enough fixing, but depending you'll be playing this card early, I think it should be fine. Only downside is that you don't get immediate value. Both Travler and Witness give you 2 creatures for , which is nice.
For Brood of Cockroaches I'm a bit sceptical, because you get it back in to your hand EOT. So no combos are possible like the ones for Skeleton and Traitor. I'd rather run a Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness instead for immediate value.
1 day ago
Wouldn't Bloodghast , Brood of Cockroaches and Nether Traitor be better options to Doomed Traveler , Reassembling Skeleton , or Hunted Witness ? They may not create extra tokens, but they can repeatedly trigger non-token-death-triggers.
1 week ago
The redundancies for each piece are:
Gravecrawler (recurrable dude)
- Nether Traitor + Pawn of Ulamog / Sifter of Skulls
- Reassembling Skeleton + Pawn of Ulamog / Sifter of Skulls
- Reassembling Skeleton + Pitiless Plunderer
- Liliana, Untouched By Death + 1 Drop Zombie
Phyrexian Altar (enabler)
- Pitiless Plunderer + Sac Outlet
1 month ago
- Consign / Oblivion
- Connive / Concoct
- Rags / Riches
- Curse of the Swine
- Syphon Mind
- Door of Destinies
- In Garruk's Wake
- Swan Song
- Decree of Pain
1 month ago
Okay! I was finally able to take a look at your deck. I have some suggestions that I would add, but first it would help to have a better understanding of what you want from the deck. I assume you're not against infinite combos since you've included Darkest Hour , but are you going for a traditional Aristocrats theme? Do you want to win as fast as possible or are you trying to go a more stax route?
I notice you have Reveillark , but I don't see Karmic Guide . I highly recommend you pair them together for an infinite sac loop but also to be able to get everything out of your graveyard with power 2 or less.
Nim Deathmantle is another that works great with Teysa. It can even go infinite with Ashnod's Altar and your commander if you sacrifice the creature you get from Teysa first so you have 4 to pay to the mantle.
Ogre Slumlord is excellent for providing sac fodder. He gets ridiculous pretty fast.
I would add Zulaport Cutthroat or the new Cruel Celebrant in addition to your Blood Artist to have additional means of draining your opponents. You could also go big with Kokusho, the Evening Star if you want to throw him into a recurring sac loop.
Smothering Abomination is great for card advantage, and if you can find room for him, you probably won't regret it. Dark Prophecy is probably the best in terms of card draw and would recommend you find room for it. I might also replace Burnished Hart with Solemn Simulacrum . He'll draw you cards and ramp you. Plus you can recur him to use him again.
Speaking of graveyard recursion, Phyrexian Reclamation is one of the best in terms of getting single creatures back to sac again especially if they're cheap to cast. Athreos, God of Passage is amazing for recursion as well. You might also try Trading Post for recurring your artifacts which can be essential to your strategies.
As for more cards in your Maybeboard, Sun Titan is an excellent choice if you want to include him. Bojuka Bog is always handy when you're going against other graveyard decks, and Reliquary Tower is good to have on hand when you end up drawing half your deck, which can realistically happen if you run Darkest Hour . I would definitely keep Blasting Station but I'd probably cut Loxodon Warhammer and Felidar Sovereign . The way Teysa runs, they aren't the most useful cards in her arsenal. I've found Felidar just becomes the primary target when he comes out anyway.
Anyway...just a few thoughts. Like I said it would be helpful to know the direction you want to take the deck. Otherwise I'm just spitballing with cards I would personally use to run Teysa.
2 months ago
cut: Gatekeeper of Malakir, Ruthless Deathfang, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Liliana's Reaver, Accursed Horde, Shepherd of Rot, gauntlet of power, tribute to hunger, geth's verdict, Torment of Scarabs, Exquisite Blood, The Eldest Reborn, syphon flesh, phyresis, and a land
check out: Gravecrawler , Nether Traitor , Sword of the Animist , Expedition Map (for urborg/cabal), Crypt of Agadeem , Smallpox , Death Cloud , Thassa, God of the Sea , Bedevil , Windfall , Wheel of Fortune , Vona's Hunger , Army of the Damned , Lord of the Accursed , Dictate of Erebos , Undead Warchief , Solemn Simulacrum , Lord of the Undead , The Scarab God , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Chaos Warp , Curse of the Cabal , Command Beacon
2 months ago
Great build! I put together a Balthor the Defiled recently but in no way a cEDH, mostly based on lots of mana and Morality Shift to dump my library in the graveyard and activating Balthor the Defiled with Grey Merchant of Asphodel to finish things off. I think I'm gonna make use of the Nether Traitor + Pawn of Ulamog + Phyrexian Altar for mana and Praetor's Grasp + Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed to finish things off. I also will likely keep those tools for a soon-to-come WUBRG hidden Commander deck!
2 months ago
This deck looks very good. I really like Rally the Ancestors and might include it myself as I've been looking into mass recursion. You have a lot of wincons and drainers, so you may want to cut the more expensive and clunky ones like Vindictive Vampire and Falkenrath Noble unless you feel the redundancy is necessary in your playgroup. Entomb is interesting as well as it's a tutor for stuff like Nether Traitor or Reassembling Skeleton .
I also see you haven't put in the new cards yet, Cruel Celebrant especially. You may want to consider Liliana, Dreadhorde General and Bolas's Citadel as well. They're both high cmc and you may not want to include them for that reason, but new Liliana has so much value with Teysa and Citadel is a lot more efficient in low cmc decks.
Nether Traitor occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%