Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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Tokens

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor

Legendary Creature — Human Knight

Whenever Varchild deals combat damage to a player, that player creates that many 1/1 red Survivor Creature Tokens

Survivors your opponent control can't block, and they can't attack you or a PW you control

When Varchild Leaves the battlefield, gain control of all Survivors.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Discussion

Chhris on

1 week ago

This is cool, not a commander I've played, +1. I always thought her ability was kind of weird, but in this environment, it works! Also lol communism.

I thought Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor could be interesting? Same kinda Akroan Horse thing but different. Also Coveted Jewel and Assault Suit are fun "gifts" to give. Bazaar Trader is a must.

Chhris on

3 weeks ago

Hiya!! Looking good so far! one of the trickiest thing with a deck like this is balancing the chaos/ group slug nature of red/black with the politics that Xantcha wants to direct.

I think Akroan Horse is perfect for you. and also Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , these two cards are great for getting other people at the table to join your side, or at least reconsider attacking you. Havoc Festival is also a must. Even Torgaar, Famine Incarnate would fit too. Vial Smasher the Fierce helps sow those seeds of Chaos as well.

I think political Rakdos is one of the coolest archetypes, and this deck seems like it's got the potential! Keep at it! How has it been to play so far?

itsmekidney on politcal flavor town

1 month ago

Decks that give things to other people are always pretty cool, and having all five colors gives you a lot of control over how to make that happen.

  • You know who's cool? Xantcha, Sleeper Agent . In terms of cards that give other people cards, this is a cool card that gives someone a card. Rite of the Raging Storm is a good one too, though I suspect it doesn't let you choose who gets it in the same way as these other ones. Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor and Akroan Horse as well. I was going to bring up Sylvan Offering , but you have it already.

  • Two of my favorite cards in the game are Coveted Jewel and Stuffy Doll . Both of these are pretty neat; they encourage people to attack you, but move that damage around. Stuffy Doll is a great way to get around opponents pillow forts, etc, while coveted jewel is great for you specifically, giving you much needed mana (not that you lack mana, but 5 color decks can always use a card that can give all 5) and card draw. In my own Thantis deck, I found both these cards to be worth a ton of political leverage.

zeusfireair on Marton Stromgald, Lord of Goblins

1 month ago

McToters Thank you for all the suggestions!

Melee looks like such an utter bomb, oh my god. Definitely adding that in. Can't wait to make what looks like a really really bad attack, and then drop Melee and be like "psych!"

Mogg Infestation and Disrupt Decorum look super fun and like the kind of wacky board wipe I love, so I'll definitely consider those!

I'd tried using Hoarding Dragon and Goblin Matron for a while, but honestly, tutoring so much kinda made me feel like the deck lost its freshness after a few games, so I took out Hoarding Dragon , and I'll probably skip out on the rest of the tutors. (I kept Goblin Matron and Moggcatcher because they're fun and way more interesting play-wise).

Trove of Temptation never feels worth it, tbh. I like swinging out with Stromgald, et al. and having to leave back blockers for a single extra mana (especially in a multiplayer game) feels really awkward play wise.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor seems flavorfully fun, yeah, and actually might be fun to work with. Varchild's War-Riders seems utterly AMAZING and is an instant include, honestly. Especially with Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor 's leaves the battlefield ability. That's some spicy synergy there. Honestly will probably try out both just for that synergy. Unfortunately, however, I don't think Brand grabs tokens put into play under the control of opponents.

Kindred Charge seems fun... except I have so many legendary creatures that I'm not sure it's worth it. For a finisher, it's great, I think. I'll consider it.

Thank you so much for all your suggestions, this was super duper helpful!

Chhris on "Will you walk into my parlour?" Thantis EDH

1 month ago

Hi!! Really like your build. +1 for Thantis Spiderboy. Looks fun. Have you found many challenges playing this commander? Anything you feel you need to deal with better? I like your addition of Virtus the Veiled I admit he's not someone I thought of, but he and his partner I feel are amazing for Thantis. What do you think of Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor ? They would go good for you.

I would appreciate any help you could offer me on my Thantis build also:


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Syllibus on Fight, mortals.

1 month ago

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor

Thank you for the feedback! Can't believe I didn't think of Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor - a no briner, and have been looking to include her in something lately.

I agree on removing Vanquisher's Banner & Skullclamp - holdovers that don't really serve a purpose anymore.

Cheers!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Fight, mortals.

1 month ago

Cool deck! +1 from me.

Mind if I suggest a few things?

Disrupt Decorum , Invasion Plans , and Master Warcraft are all exceptional ways to force combat and manipulate blocking.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor and Rite of the Raging Storm are fantastic ways to provide your opponents with creatures that can attack.

Teferi's Protection is expensive but a superb way to save yourself if something goes horribly wrong.

I absolutely love the Monarch mechanic for encouraging combat. Skyline Despot , Protector of the Crown , and Throne of the High City are great for this.

I am not sure you are tribal enough to be running Vanquisher's Banner , likewise Skullclamp seems out of place here. I think you would do better with more wheel effects or Mask of Memory for card draw.

Lastly, Angel of the Dire Hour and Archangel Avacyn  Flip can up your angel count (if that is what you are going for) while further providing defensive utility.

Happy deckbuilding!

McToters on Marton Stromgald, Lord of Goblins

1 month ago

Sweet commander!

Melee may be right up your alley.

Mogg Infestation and Disrupt Decorum for pseudo-boardwipes—Mogg to unload more tokens with Purph or Tremors out.

Godo, Bandit Warlord , Inventors' Fair , Tamiyo's Journal , Hoarding Dragon for tutors if interested.

Trove of Temptation for some ramp.

I dont think this helps you at all but Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor could be interesting flavor for you. Varchild's War-Riders could also supply your opponents with creatures to encourage attacking you so you can block with your creatures. Kinda an odd way to pump your blockers. And if your worried about opponent’s boards getting out of hand with that there is always Brand but that may end up being A dead card in your hand unless if you decide to go that route even more.

Kindred Charge may also be of use.

+1

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