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

Stefouch on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

6 hours ago

Hi roastchicken !

roastchicken on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

14 hours ago

Looks like we have really similar balthor decks, i've just updated the description with more info on the strategy I'm going for if you wanted to have a look? - link here: Gimli, Son of Gloin

How is Nether Traitor in your deck? I've been looking at it for mine since it makes infinite black mana with Phyrexian Altar and Pawn of Ulamog.

Have you looked at creature-based reanimate effects like Apprentice Necromancer, Doomed Necromancer? I see you've got a few but still non-creature effetcs like Reanimate/Necromancy.

Also, since you already have Mesmeric Orb, it goes infinite with Basalt Monolith to mill your whole deck for a big reanimate and basalt is half-decent ramp anyway.

JKRice on Oloro Stax

2 days ago

Seems like a pretty solid stax deck, but there are a few things that need to be smoothed out, mainly in your creatures.

1: Plaguecrafter is a much better option than Slum Reaper, since it’s less mana and forces a discard if there’s nothing not the field to hit.

2: Nether Traitor, Reassembling Skeleton, and Bloodghast: all good cards, but not necessarily on your deck. Even as a stax/stall deck, you are not going to beat someone down from 40 with a bloodghast. They will be able to kill it or kill you before you win. Instead, I would recommend one of three things, or a combination of them. A: put in Starfield of Nyx as a beatdown strategy. Since you have lots of enchantments, you can kill someone easily with this. B: Myth Realized get huge very fast. Since you are a grindy deck, this thing can start three shotting people before they are able to win through your stax. C: add in more stax stuff, like Vryn Wingmare or maybe something like Frozen AEther.

3: I’m not sure what Anointed Procession is doing in the deck other than maybe possibly buffing Grave Titan, but that is a marginal upside at best, and it would be better as another stax Card.

4: you have lots of lands and more than enough ramp that you don’t need them. I wouldn’t recommend playing any more than 37 lands.

Gollnir on Yuriko EDH

1 month ago

I was thinking about a deck like yours and I obviously know what there is behind the choice of the 1drops, but i really can't get the Faerie Miscreant. I was trying the slower but recursive Nether Traitor.

What do you think about it?

McMayhem on An Air of Aristocracy

1 month ago

MattN7498, I find Reassembling Skeleton was my best piece, and my Entomb tutor of choice, because especially as the game goes later, it becomes more and more resilient against graveyard hate. Eldrazi tokens from Pawn of Ulamog or Sifter of Skulls make for great on-command creatures to sacrifice to enable Bontu at instant-speed.

Last Laugh is one of those weird cards that absolutely ends games when you're ahead but is an odd boardwipe even when behind that usually still gets you a good amount of value. Very, very strong with Nether Traitor as well!

No Mercy is one of those baseline "It's good, so I run it" cards. Not much to say on it, it's serviceable and people usually avoid prison cards.

Sizorninja77 on Yuriko • Kunoichi

1 month ago

Conspiracy and Xenograft do the same thing as Arcane Adaptation. A few of your creatures I don't feel are necessary such as Artificer's Assistant, Bearer of Silence and Entomber Exarch. I would even take out Hex Parasite and replace all these with small evasive creatures. Thalakos Seer and Nether Traitor and a couple of my favorites. I would also add more library manipulation so you have predictable flips when ninjas deal combat damage. Lastly I would add more expensive spells so that your opponents get hit hard when your ninjas deal damage. My version of Yuriko definitely isn't perfect, but you can check it out for more ideas if you want.

TheHamster on Vish Kal, Who Wears His Sunglasses At Night

2 months ago

Ayy, thanks for commenting on my deck! looking through yours i have a couple suggestions of things that work out REALLY well with Vish Bitter Ordeal being one of the more surprising, I've chain sacrificed to where i hit every card left in my opponents libraries (for essentially an easier Jace ult that hits each opponent because of how busted the card is worded) Bitterblossom Ophiomancer Nether Traitor and Reassembling Skeleton are literally just "free" pumps to the Vish that don't stop putting in work. :)

hungry000 on

2 months ago

Sure, those are good, but they only let you sacrifice a creature once, plus you have to use mana for it. Viscera Seer is repeatable and FREE, which means if you get the Nether Traitor loop going you can drain 1 or more for every mana you have, and since you can make a ton with Crypt of Agadeem you'd have the potential to drain your opponent down from 20 in a single turn. Plus you get to scry infinitely to find a removal spell or something if you need it, or if you use Nantuko Husk you can make a huge beater to get in a chunk of damage.

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