Sedris, the Traitor King


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
Shards of Alara (ALA) Mythic Rare

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Sedris, the Traitor King

Legendary Creature — Zombie Warrior

Each creature card in your graveyard has unearth (2)(Black). ((2)(Black): Return the card to play. The creature gains haste. Remove it from the game at end of turn or if it would leave play. Unearth only as a sorcery.)

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Sedris, the Traitor King Discussion

MindAblaze on bolas the ravager

3 weeks ago

You want a deck that will remove the opponents deck while it controls what they’re doing and steadily building a zombie swarm?

A couple important red zombies will be Neheb, the Eternal and Wildfire Eternal. You could play Sedris, the Traitor King to bring stuff back on the cheap, and even Liliana's Reaver, Siren of the Silent Song, Order of Yawgmoth, and Slavering Nulls. All these guys getting through will be made easier if you have Zombie Master and Graf Harvest too. Undead Alchemist can make more zombies while they eat all the brains too...

Urgoros, the Empty One seems to do a useful thing, and there are a lot of specters from Blizzard Specter and Blazing Specter to Sedraxis Specter, Liliana's Specter and Hypnotic Specter.

Then you can play planeswalkers like Liliana, Death's Majesty to reanimate stuff repeatedly and the one Bolas does it too. Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Sepulchral Primordial and Diluvian Primordial are all good, and even Molten Primordial can be if you have a way to sacrifice the stuff you steal like Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Carrion Feeder or Corpse Harvester.

Spirits on Budget Thraximundar - EDH $50

1 month ago

Night's Whisper $1.58 is too much, Sign in Blood is $0.18 (and can target opponents), Read the Bones is $0.16 but I don't like the CMC3. Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood definitely the best. Brainstorm $0.70 is even better imo. Ponder is $2.30 so not a great option. Brainstorm/Sign in Blood best for budget. Altar's Reap don't like it either. Costly Plunder also not quite right.

Telling Time also not bad in budget $0.23 lets you scry one to bottom and replaces itself.

Dimir Signet $1.80 is so much. Talisman of Dominance $1.29 is better because it's CMC2. Also, Talisman of Indulgence $0.72. Fellwar Stone $1.25 but less predictable. I think the Signets are great, but $1.80 is tough.

Baleful Strix is $2.95 but pretty amazing, if you free up enough cash for him.

Archfiend of Depravity $1.01 can dominate this format, you've seen it from my Glissa, the Traitor deck.

Displacement Wave slows you down too much I feel, it can give you a Thraximundar alone. You control it with , but it's not going to work in 1 hour format, outside of the 1 hour feel it's pretty weak anyway.

Soul's Fire also feels wrong, a turn you cast Thraximundar you won't have mana for it, only a handful of creatures going to deal enough to be of consequence.

Shrieking Affliction is going to guarantee that 3x players are attacking you, and it's too slow to win you the game.

Nighthowler is a better Wight of Precinct Six (you can run both), he is CMC3, but he also counts your graveyard, and he also has Bestow if you have the extra mana (modular)

Consuming Aberration is a higher CMC, but he can also build the graveyards, remember that time SolomonsEfreet had him out. But high CMC. $1.90 too.

Can up you mana ramp with stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring $0.15,

You have Fleshbag Marauder & Merciless Executioner but missing their good buddy Slum Reaper $0.19.

Traveler's Amulet and Wanderer's Twig are great for color fixing and ramping. Wayfarer's Bauble goes onto the battlefield for CMC1 more.

Deadeye Navigator has lots of positive applications in your build, but he's $2.15. I won't list everyone, you can read the LTB/ETB guys, but Peregrine Drake is infinite ETB & infinite mana.

Murder always a nice multi-purpose removal in this format.

Far // Away $0.24 can also be handy.

You're mana source distribution is quite good 24% / 24% / 37% .

Vona's Hunger was pretty good when SolomonsEfreet played it.

Diabolic Tutor for Torment of Hailfire or the other half of Rite of Replication / Gray Merchant of Asphodel win-con.

Dark Petition is $2.32 but can assist with casting the Gray Merchant of Asphodel, I also don't mind Razaketh's Rite because I just cycle it for if it's drawn early on.

Desecration Demon might be fun, he's only CMC4.

I think your fairly balanced too, maybe a little too heavy on Sorcery, sub 1 for an instant or another creature or artifact.

One of the nice things with Thraximundar is you should get left alone early on because your not an immediate threat vs. someone like your Xenagos.

I wouldn't go counterspell (maybeboard has so many), won't work in this format effectively.

Havengul Lich has some recursion built in, but wouldn't say he's really that synergistic with Thraximundar but he can target others graveyards.

He's not a Xenagos, God of Revels but a good serviceable Commander in $50 budget. Crosis, the Purger no way lol, Sedris, the Traitor King would also work but he the same CMC anyway,

Arvail on What is your biggest mtg ...

2 months ago

Lucky they hold value well. It's not like you're burdened by useless cards. Very strange of you to put literally thousands into a format you're not very familiar with, however.

My biggest mess up? Uhhh. I suppose it has to do with my competitive Grixis splinter twin EDH deck. A few years back, the list wasn't recognized by the cEDH community or anything and myself and some other people came up with it independent of one another. Basically it's a dedicated combo list that uses the highly redundant Kiki Jiki + Deceiver Exarch combo. The list works because the combo has many functionally identical cards, many of which can be cast from the graveyard as well as from the hand. This makes the deck incredibly resilient and capable of pushing for wins from multiple angles.

This list originally used Sedris, the Traitor King as its commander. I was really happy with my list and played with it for years until Kess, Dissident Mage was printed and prompted me to take another look at the deck.

To my absolute horror, I noticed I had originally completely neglected Phyrexian Delver from my list. The reason this matters is that casting or reanimating Phyrexian Delver can reanimate Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. You can then tap Kiki Jiki to copy the Delver to reanimate Pestermite which then untaps Kiki Jiki. You can then use Kiki to create infinite hasty Pestermites.


To make things worse, I even spoke authoritatively about the deck and helped champion it as a worthwhile deck to play even before the printing of Kess and had left my lists public for others to peruse as an example. I guarantee some people have laughed at me for this mistake over the course of the last few years.

TheBoraxKid on From casual to more competitive. ...

2 months ago

So when I first started EDH I gravitated toward Sedris, the Traitor King and decided to build a deck.

Five years later and I still consider the deck my "pet deck". Recently, my meta has taken a shift toward more explosive combos, and my deck has fallen a bit short.

I am an adaptable person and have adjusted my deck accordingly, but after 5 or so years of casual play I find myself a bit lost on how I can update my deck to be more explosive (winning in a single turn), and still stay true to what my deck is trying to do.

I have added a few combos in the form of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Zealous Conscripts, Worldgorger Dragon, Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, and Necromancy, as well as Mirror-Mad Phantasm, Living Death, and Laboratory Maniac in order to be able to seal the game as my own if the odds are against me.

Unfortunately, a few issues I am having are:

1. Staying true to my theme while having outs in the form of combo

2. Not going to combos as a first line of offense

3. Making my combos more accessible and consistent

My playgroup as it stands is a strange hybrid of casual and competitive. My friends prefer to play the long-medium game and setting up board position, yet still having one explosive play that can seal the deal. I find myself in a weird Magic-limbo where I can't find the sweetspot and I need the community's help! Please help me find combos or synergies that can fit into this new style of play. Any help is appreciated! My deck's goal is to abuse ETB triggers with Sedris.

The Kingdom of Sedraxis

Commander / EDH* TheBoraxKid

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TheBoraxKid on Help cutting cards: Adjusting to ...

2 months ago

Recently, I've decided to revamp my long-time pet deck The Kingdom of Sedraxis. It has always had a strong theme of abusing ETB triggers, but with the latest iteration I am really looking to utilize things such as Blade of Selves and Panharmonicon to get maximum value off of Sedris, the Traitor King's Unearth triggers.

My current playgroup has gone through a more Spike-y phase, and card combinations have become more explosive and I have found my deck falling short in the ability to produce one big game ending turn.

I have begun to adjust my deck accordingly, and have recently added in the Mirror-Mad Phantasm and Living Death combonation in order to flip my library into my graveyard and use Living Death to overwhelm the board with value in the form of huge creatures and ETB triggers.

I have run into the problem of making this combo more foolproof and consistent.

Additionally, I need help cutting 5 more cards in order to make the 100 card count. Please help me and offer your feedback so I can compete with this turbulent meta better!

enpc on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

3 months ago

Just going to point out that you can do the same kind fo stuff with Isareth the Awakener as you can with Sedris, the Traitor King - using Conjurer's Closet or Deadeye Navigator (if Isareth is part of the 99) means that you're already fulfilling the exile part of the clause so they still come back under your control.

scrapaholic09 on Zombie Swarm Affliction (Needs Help)

4 months ago

Paranoiac I appreciate the feedback. I plan to incorporate Thraximundar when I get my hands on a copy of the card. At first this deck was designed to swarm my opponents with zombies. It worked ok, but I found that with most opponents at my local store they could decimate my ranks before I got a single chance to do more than 5 or 10 damage to a single player. And without a serious mana generator I couldn't cast enough spells or trigger enough abilities to unearth or resurrect my graveyard. So I put in the several cards that allow for token generation and a combo which deals damage based on the number of zombies I have. The deck then morphed into a death draw engine in that when my opponents would draw cards they would lose life based on the act of drawing or the amount of cards in their hands via Nekusar, the Mindrazer, Otherworld Atlas, Price of Knowledge and Liliana's Caress. Then I found the Exsanguinate and Sanguine Bond card combo and now several cards will deal into that win combo for an endless cycle of you lose life so I gain life and it causes you to lose life, etc. I just can't seem to find the balance. I even bought Sedris, the Traitor King before I realized that if I use his unearth ability I have to remove the card from the game after I bring it back.That's the issue I have with Dawn of the Dead as well. I'm going to take a look at your deck and see what I can do for helping my own. I find that dated in some cases provides the best help.

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