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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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Undead Gladiator Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

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.

2/10


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!

korlicday on Syr Konrad the Grind (by Sequeira)

2 months ago

Love the show! And this is a cool list. Some items I have included:

I Hope you like these ideas.

MindAblaze on This deck takes brains

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.

Meachman on This deck takes brains

2 months ago

The cycling sub-theme seems like a lot more investments than payoffs.

Gempalm Polluter feels like a nice zombie-themed include. Same for Lurching Rotbeast and Moaning Wall. Undead Gladiator also synergizes with your Bone Miser.

Running removal options like Clear/Forsake the Worldly, Expunge,Cast Out and Akroma's Vengeance might be useful. Your deck looks defensive, so maybe Choking Tethers or Djeru's Renunciation?

To bolster your control, maybe Compelling Argument or Countervailing Winds?

Scarab Feast and Rapid Decay answer decks that want you to mill them or use their own graveyards. Unearth gets low-cost zombies or Phantasmal Image back.

Maybe Abandoned Sarcophagus, while you're at it? And if you're cycling so much, throw in Fluctuator.

TheCardPool on Tequila Sunrise (Golos EDH)

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.

TheCardPool on Five Color Cycling

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 ?

harbingerofduh on Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes

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.

Other suggestions:

Dread Return

Grave Pact

Dictate of Erebos

Westvale Abbey  Flip

Champion of Stray Souls

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Withered Wretch

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