Nether Traitor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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


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

BrandonMurrayBMM on Sek'Kuar Deathkeeper - Protean Hulk Combo

17 hours ago

Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Nether Traitor, and Phyrexian Altar

  1. Sacrifice Nether Traitor to Phyrexian Altar to add B to your mana pool
  2. Make a 3/1 Graveborn off Deathkeeper (2 Purphoros damage to everyone)
  3. Sacrifice the Graveborn Token to Phyrexian Altar to add B to your mana pool
  4. Because the token hits the graveyard, Pay B, return Nether Traitor to play from your graveyard (2 Purphoros damage to everyone)
  5. Rinse and Repeat

EternalBrewmaster on Ertai Final Draft

1 week ago

Needs more Guile,Puppeteer Clique, and Nether Traitor. Probably Thespian's Stage to go with that Dark Depths too. Starfield of Nyx seems good too to at least get your fodder back to sac to Ertai again. Id consider the Doomwake Giant+Heliod, God of the Sun combo too. Heliod makes dudes to reserve for sacs and (although its mana intensive) you can dump extra mana to wipe out their stuff low to the ground. Seal of Cleansing seems like some decent extra reusable removal,Auramancer is Good recursion, and Mesa Enchantress is some extra cards. Love the Solemnity interactions. Cant think of any you dont have.

Zulu717 on queen marchesa 2.1

1 week ago

Also Nether Traitor is extremely helpful in getting back the Monarch

CharonSquared on

1 month ago

I don't think your current build makes good use of Grave Pact & Butcher because your creature count is so low and you don't have any instant speed sac outlets. If you want more sacrifice fodder, you could consider adding Bitterblossom, Nether Traitor, Grave Titan, etc. If you go this route, Attrition would be another good addition. Otherwise, I think a different form of creature control would perform better for you.

CharonSquared on Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper

2 months ago

Cool deck. I think you'd be happier with Scrapheap Scrounger than Despoiler of Souls. Nether Traitor also makes for good sac fodder.

illumfolly on Shreiky the Cheeky

2 months ago


Make no mistake, the central joke of this deck (and each of my Shirei deck iterations, really) is that all of these cards are pretty competitive, and the strategy is competitive, but the commander is paradoxically underpowered and unsuited as the centerpiece of the deck.

Nether Traitor all you want, but Shirei will only ever be middling.

illumfolly on Shreiky the Cheeky

2 months ago

Most definitely my dude! This is but the latest attempt at a competitive Shirei deck. Please give it a playtest for me!

The actual winning combos are infinite sac loops:

Nether Traitor + Genesis Chamber / Pawn of Ulamog + Phyrexian Altar


Living Death + Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed + Phyrexian Altar + Some dudes in the gravey (maybe a Blood Artist?)

throw in your Myr Friends, Ashnod's Altar, Dross Scorpion, Thousand-Year Elixir, and you got a lot of options

Can also just drown people in stax, and use the Aetherworks Marvel (and my boi Dross Scorpion) to cough forth horrible abominations (Chimney Imp + Possessed Portal is like the hottest thing to me)

n0bunga on Play Chess With the Devil

2 months ago

Austin_Smith_of_Cards That's not exactly what was expressed. The idea is to dredge at the beginning of Turn 2, as we would have discarded our hand to Phantasmagorian. Suppose we've something like Nether Traitor in hand, and we organize our discard so that it's in its proper spot to reanimate, and we have a Golgari Grave-Troll to dredge our draw step. This potentially dredges the Narcos and Amalgams, as well as our flashback cards. At this point, at Bridge from Below will be in the yard, so we've sent Narcos to the battlefield, which trigger the Amalgams, but the idea here is to use the tokens produced with the copy(or copies) of the enchantment to flashback Dread Return targeting Balustrade to mill the deck. Now all 4 enchantments are in the grave, meaning 1 instance of sacrifice = 4 tokens. So 1/4 Narcomoebas make 4 Zombie tokens which can be used for Flayer of the Hatebound as our primary wincon.

To answer your question - you don't, technically. But they deal 12 on impact at the beginning of your end step with Flayer in play. To protect you from milling to death Whirlpool Rider was in this list, and now I don't know what happened to it, lol. I think I was testing Ashen Rider as another strong target to reanimate.

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