Thrull Retainer

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Fallen Empires (FEM) Uncommon

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Thrull Retainer

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1.

Sacrifice Thrull Retainer: Regenerate enchanted creature.

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Thrull Retainer Discussion

4doublexx on Maestro Fresh Kresh, The Pragmatic Playa’

1 month ago

I quite enjoy the style of this deck and the build around it. I assume a large portion of your playstyle revolves around Kresh and being able to utilize him. However, lets say he gets hated out 3 times, then what? I think there is enough other value there where you could probably grind out a win, but a large amount of your Fling cards will just sit in your hand not doing much if Kresh if dead. So I would be looking at more ways to protect Kresh. Carapace, Demonic Vigor, Skeletal Grimace, Thrull Retainer, and Voyager Staff. Are a couple to name. Staff might not be good because you'll lose all the counters, but atleast its not 6+ commander tax mana to pay again. Another note, you mention wanted to run a tutor to get X cards. Tutors seem like they would be important in your deck yet you don't run any. While some people really don't like playing with tutors, if a large portion of your game plan needs to have a key piece to either make Kresh unblockable, or to throw him into a player and you don't have any Flings then your sol. There seems to be a fair amount of them so in practice you might always be getting one, but just something to think about.

Either way really love the idea and hopefully the comments help!

Pieguy396 on Muldrotha, the Gravetide

5 months ago

Hi! I'm personally a huge fan of Muldrotha as a commander; so first of all, nice choice! Here are some cuts and additions I'd recommend:

Cuts:

  • Archetype of Endurance. This card is very powerful to be sure, but Muldrotha already needs a lot of mana to function, and you don't have very many ways to cheat it into play.
  • Butcher of Malakir. Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are more expensive money-wise, but being cheaper on mana and also more resilient makes them much, much better.
  • Deranged Assistant. It looks good at first glance, but it's a 2-mana dork, and you're not playing any of the 1-mana dorks anyways. The single-card mill is a very minor upside.
  • Millikin. Same as above.
  • Nyx Weaver. It can be very good, but it's just too slow. There are much better ways to mill yourself, and a 6-mana Regrowth is way too much mana.
  • Progenitor Mimic. A powerful card to be sure, but this isn't the deck for it.
  • Slum Reaper. I think this card is only really worth running in decks that badly need the 3rd Fleshbag Marauder. Shriekmaw is almost always going to be better.
  • Aether Spellbomb. Looping it can be fun, but bouncing a creature is a terrible waste, and there are better ways to draw cards with artifacts.
  • Perpetual Timepiece. This card was good on Game Knights when they were only using Standard cards, but we have better options.
  • Plague Boiler. This card is also cool, but once again, we have better choices.
  • Demonic Vigor. Fun with Muldrotha, but there is usually so much exile-based removal in Commander that this card isn't as good as you think.
  • Hesitation. Sweet include, but looks a little too cute. Very easy to play around, and also counters your spells.
  • Skeletal Grimace. Same as Demonic Vigor.
  • Thrull Retainer. Same.

Additions:

Hope this helps! Feel free to leave a comment on my profile if you'd like further suggestions for this or any other deck! Good luck!

Gattison on Help With Thrull Tribal

2 years ago

In Commander, there are in fact more than two black thrulls. There's Armor Thrull (one of my favorites), Necrite & Mindstab Thrull, Blood Pet, Basal Thrull & Blood Vassal, Exhumer Thrull, Thrull Champion, Thrull Parasite, Thrull Surgeon & Thrull Wizard... and that's pretty much all the good ones in mono-black.

The best thrulls are WB, such as Mourning Thrull, Kingpin's Pet and Treasury Thrull (which kinda sucks, anyway), but then you wouldn't be able to keep Endrek as your Commander if you went .

Also, don't forget to check out cards like Breeding Pit, Ebon Praetor, Orzhov Keyrune, Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII, Soul Exchange (awesome card), Thrull Retainer & Tourach's Gate.

I love thrulls, btw. =)

Also, check out this link for excellent tribal support: The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck

Gattison on List of Interesting cards some may have forgotten

3 years ago

i've always thought Thrull Retainer has a lot of potential

Thrull Retainer occurrence in decks from the last year

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