Nether Traitor


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


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

Sicktoid on Krav, the Unhugged

3 weeks ago

Let me see if I can remember what I originally typed...

I basically seconded the Genesis Chamber suggestion - that card is nuts with Bloodsoaked Champion and Nether Traitor. If you want to go more towards that kind of "whenever a non-token creature enters/dies" thing, I'd consider including Reassembling Skeleton. These can all be tutored by Buried Alive or Corpse Connoisseur and if you decide to include the latter one, Gravecrawler could also be a worthy addition even if your deck's zombie count ain't otherwise that high. These weenies that come back from the graveyard also work really well with Pawn of Ulamog and Ogre Slumlord that someone already suggested.

Smothering Abomination and Dark Prophecy are great draw engines in a deck like this.

Carnival of Souls might work here too if you wanna go more combo oriented. I think the card might actually work pretty well with your commander.

Sicktoid on Krav, the Unhugged

3 weeks ago

I second Genesis Chamber. That card can be a house with Nether Traitor and Bloodsoaked Champion. You can add in Reassembling Skeleton too and you can reliably get one (or all) of them with Corpse Connoisseur or Buried Alive. If you decide to 'Connoisseur Gravecrawler can work too, allthough your zombie count otherwise doesn't seem that high.

If you wanna go combo(ish), Carnival of Souls might actually be good with your commander. Also, I've found out that Smothering Abomination and Dark Prophecy are pretty good sources of card draw in these decks.

Hope that helps! :)

legendofa on Indestructible Munitions

4 weeks ago

I should say that two Nether Traitors will get you closer. You still need another mana source.

legendofa on Indestructible Munitions

4 weeks ago

If I'm understanding your method behind this deck, then I have to let you know it doesn't work. Indestructible prevents lethal damage and "destroy" effects. It does not prevent sacrificing, especially as part of a cost. You still have to complete the cost of sacrificing a creature to get the effect of Improvised Munitions to get the effect, and indestructible won't prevent it from being sent to the graveyard as part of the sacrifice. Using two Nether Traitors would get you the result you're looking for.

flyinglemu on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

1 month ago

With Nether Traitor combo, you can sac the token Pawn of Ulamog makes to the Phyrexian Altar as opposed to it's own colorless mana effect for black mana to make infinite black.

I agree with the creature-based reanimation being too slow and have removed them from my own list too.

If you're finding you get stuck with nothing to reanimate sometimes I would start by replacing the noncreature cards with the same effects you can find on creatures:

Although you might want to run more hand discard effects so you don't have to hardcast your bombs. Things like Bog Witch, Overeager Apprentice, Skirge Familiar.

[email protected]_only on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Nether Shards


Whenever a creature would be put into your graveyard or exile from play, you may pay . If you do, you may cast target creature spell with a lower converted mana cost from your graveyard without paying its mana cost.

Every man lives. Not every man truely dies....

Make a time spiral-esque card that turns an existing mechanic from a creature (or creatures) into an enchantment for your team (see Nether Traitor for my prior inspiration)

ningtu on Ninjowls

1 month ago

Thanks chilbi- would love to get my hands on a copy of Ink-Eyes. I played MTG way back during (the literal?) Ice Age through Urza's and then stopped until Iconic. So I sadly missed that entire Kamigawa block (and then some ...)

And zerowner - amazing deck! Nether Traitor has crazy value. And Mystical Tutor is an insane way to get high CMC cards on top of your library for a brutal Yuriko punch! In that sense Vampiric Tutor might also be a good inclusion.

Stefouch on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

1 month ago

Hi roastchicken !

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