Undead Gladiator

Undead Gladiator

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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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Undead Gladiator Discussion

TheCardPool on Five Color Cycling (Golos EDH)

1 month 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.

TheCardPool on Five Color Cycling

1 month 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 ?

harbingerofduh on Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes

8 months 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.

Other suggestions:

Dread Return

Grave Pact

Dictate of Erebos

Westvale Abbey  Flip

Champion of Stray Souls

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Withered Wretch

Sporkity on Yawgmoth's Expendables

1 year ago

julls I do think Desecrated Tomb could work in your deck definitely could open up some interesting combos. Sac two tokens get a huge creature from your graveyard crate another token isn't bad. problem is you kind of need to have that engine running for it to get value. Its at least worth play testing to see if you get enough value out of it throughout a normal game.

Yeah dredge can be rough when you need the draw but you could look into other forms of card draw like: Greed, Underworld Connections, Arguel's Blood Fast, Erebos, God of the Dead, Mind's Eye but it can hurt not having one of these cards for the draw. But don't sleep on dredge its very good with graveyard decks.

Memory Jar would also be sick in this deck discards a shit ton of cards and you can make sure to hold it until you have means to use those discarded cards. Can also really screw with other players game plans.

Some random other suggestions that you might find interest in: Undead Gladiator, Asylum Visitor, Chains of Mephistopheles, Dark Deal, Nihilistic Glee, Necromancer's Stockpile, Bazaar of Baghdad, Sea Gate Wreckage, Black Market, Trading Post

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