Creature — Zombie Barbarian
, Discard a card: Return Undead Gladiator from your graveyard to your hand. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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|Masters 25 (A25)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Undead Gladiator Discussion
2 months ago
In making my Sygg, Tollfolk and Governor-Goddess Ephara Decks, I became very interested in turn-related effects, and that inspire this card, as well as Klothys, God of Destiny, who switches the way usually work, whereas most Gruul cards use green's might to accomplish red's free spirit, She uses Red's fury to express nature's law which green cares about.
Based on (Gerðr)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger%C3%B0r] in Kaldheim.
Khyrteh, Goddess of Polar Winter
Legendary Snow Creature - God
Protection from instants
You may cast Khyrteh, Goddess of Polar Winter
Whenever a player casts a spell at a time they couldn't cast a sorcery, that player loses 5 life.
At the beginning of your endstep, if you cast no spells this turn, search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it and you gain 5 life.
This deck would use Eidolon of Rhetoric, Rule of Law, Curse of Exhaustion, Ethersworn Canonist, Oppression, Uba Mask, Tainted AEther, Desolation, Angelic Arbiter, Nullstone Gargoyle, and Painful Quandary effects to force my opponents to make difficult decisions. Bloodchief Ascension, Strionic Resonator, etc. would also give you more advantage from this ability.
Tax effects, like Thorn of Amethyst, Sphere of Resistance, Trinisphere, Lodestone Golem, Trinisphere, Nether Void, Glowrider, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Aura of Silence, Spelltithe Enforcer, Chancellor of the Annex and Feroz's Ban
Decree of Pain, Decree of Justice, Astral Drift, Death Pulse, Dirge of Dread, Eternal Dragon, Gempalm Avenger, Gempalm Polluter, Renewed Faith, Stir the Sands, Sunfire Balm and Abandoned Sarcophagus & Archfiend of Ifnir, also Oketra's Attendant, Undead Gladiator, Bloodsoaked Champion, Dread Wanderer, Nether Spirit, Nether Traitor, Reassembling Skeleton, Bloodghast, Angel of Sanctions,Anointer Priest, Sacred Cat, Dark Depths, Thespian's Stage, Shambling Vent, etc. to avoid 'casting' spells.
grand arbiter synergizes well... yeah...
I'm a stax player who got into the deck because of Death and Taxes, especially Mother of Runes, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben (Her printing got me into standard/formal play), Gaddock Teeg, and Iona, Shield of Emeria.
I really just made a card I wish existed...
I'd like to see another Kaldheim God!
2 months ago
Love the show! And this is a cool list. Some items I have included:
Deserted Temple (doubling Nykthos or Cabal Coffers is just too good!) and Cavern of Souls, just to protect Syr Konrad. You could also go for: Rings of Brighthearth + Deserted Temple + Cabal Coffers/Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to reach infinite black mana and utilize the ability of our good Syr Konrad
I Hope you like these ideas.
2 months ago
There’s a lot of good suggestions here. I’m going to find room for at least Akroma's Vengeance, Unearth seems up my alley, Undead Gladiator, Gempalm Polluter and Cast Out. I actually really like the graveyard hate too, I just wish I had more ways to get it back once it hits the yard. I‘ve never been a big fan of one shot effects in commander. But I could focus on discarding creatures and digging for Bone Miser/Zombie Apocalypse.
2 months ago
The cycling sub-theme seems like a lot more investments than payoffs.
5 months ago
kpotrzuski I've been trying to make room for Muddle the Mixture . I just have no idea what to take out for it. As for Boseiju, Who Shelters All I never really considered it but it should be in here to ensure the win. Now for your other suggestions. They can work but but for the style of this deck not sure how they will fair.
Glint-Horn Buccaneer is great for stripping down life totals but the loot effect, which is the part I would want to use, would probably be able to go off only once. Undead Gladiator can pretty much do the same thing but can be used on multiple turns. Another problem is that Glint-Horn Buccaneer uses a lot of red mana. This deck is predominately fueled by Cabal Coffers and getting multiple uses out of it in a turn. So cards in black are more ideal.
Shadow of the Grave has the potential to go in this deck but it just doesn't have the consistency I'm looking for. It can be dead in the hand.
5 months ago
I love this +1! I was wondering if anyone has ever thought of this and I am so happy someone has crafted such a creation. Also quick suggestion to make this deck even more aggressive add Undead Gladiator . With New Perspectives you can cycle your deck even quicker.
Also would you consider swapping out the commander for Golos, Tireless Pilgrim ?
1 year ago
Undead Gladiator springs immediately to mind: he helps you dump big reanimation targets into your graveyard, smooths your early draws with his cycling. To put him in, I'd probably cut Risen Executioner , who seems like a non-bo with your suite of graveyard-fillers. If your deck is working the way it should, it'll probably be too expensive to cast the Executioner from your graveyard.