Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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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.

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Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Discussion

Unlife on Similar to Siege Behemoth

2 weeks ago

Thank you everyone for the suggestions.

Predatory Focus and Outmaneuver were exactly what I was looking for, Master Warcraft as well.

I hadn't considered Lure-like effects but looking at them now I will definitely try to fit a few in.

I'm not sure yet what the top end of my curve will be, but it is probably going to be something big like a Lord of Extinction or an eldrazi, so Mage Slayer may have a spot.

I hadn't thought of Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor but it could be a nice way to build up an army in case of a 1 sided wipe.

In terms of which direction the build is going overall, I'm not entirely sure yet. I'm thinking just a general toolbox with a whole range of answers for everything. At the moment, my saskia deck is human tribal but I just don't have fun playing it, hence the rebuild.

Thanks again for all the suggestions, f you have any others feel free to pass them on

Boza on Similar to Siege Behemoth

2 weeks ago

Include cards that make the opponent less likely to block:

Ankle Shanker, Odric, Lunarch Marshal (with the right keywords), Champion of Lambholt, Legion Loyalist, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor is particularly saucy in Saskia.

You can also include cards that say creatures cannot block, or cards that change how blockers are assigned - Master Warcraft, Odric, Master Tactician and of course Brutal Hordechief.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Imagine a King Who Fights His Own Battles

1 month ago

Dude, this is casual. I just had an awesome idea for you: Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor

MurderForBrunch on Come to me, my Survivors! Varchild Voltron/Blink

1 month ago

Hi Homelessguy!

I might put Repercussion in, now that you suggested. The thing is, I don't like it for the only purpose of synergising with Blasphemous Act. It would a two card interaction within the 99 that doesn't necessarily win you the game. But since I don't have too many creatures, Repercusion might be fine on it's own, even if I never get to draw Blasphemous Act. And just in case I don't have equipments giving me trample for Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Repercussion would give me that sort of evasion, where they either don't block and take damage and get Survivors, or block and take damage with no Survivors! :D

Thanks a lot for commenting and for the suggestion. I'll keep it in mind! :D

MurderForBrunch on Come to me, my Survivors! Varchild Voltron/Blink

1 month ago

Hi McToters

Thanks for the suggestions! Both Chaosphere and Raging River seem to make a great Bedlam impression. I might only include the Chaosphere, because I'm not sure this decks wants three copies of this sort of similar effect. Also, I didn't know the card Gratuitous Violence, this card is amazing! It's basically a one sided Furnace of Rath for creatures, for just one generic mana more, it's going right into the deck! Also, I just died yesterday to Insurrection, so it's going right in as well! hahaha

On the other hand, I'm not sure I want to go too deep in the token generating effects. I think this deck (with the current build, that is) would work better relying on Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor mostly. Also, Valduk, Keeper of the Flame is in there mostly as a Plan B, just because it works so well with equipment. I do like Shared Animosity a lot, though, which is more or less a second copy of Coat of Arms for attackers. And a bad version of an amazing card is still pretty good! :D I will say that it's quite reasonable to take Varchild as a tokens Commander, though. It's just, I like more the Voltron strategy for myself, but you could get a sick tokens deck, in which case I would also consider Purphoros, God of the Forge

Thanks a lot for commenting and for the suggestions. It's been super helpful! :D

MurderForBrunch on Come to me, my Survivors! Varchild Voltron/Blink

1 month ago

Hi Enral

Actually Blades of Velis Vel seems awesome in this deck. I was picturing ways to do that, and I thought of sacrificing Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor after an opponent activates Mirror Entity but that seemed a bit of a Magical Christmasland! Blades seems way more reliable! hahaha

Thanks a lot again for the suggestion! :D

MurderForBrunch on Come to me, my Survivors! Varchild Voltron/Blink

2 months ago

Hi carpecanum!

I like quite a lot you suggestions! Making creatures unable to block with Bedlam seems awesome, in that, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor has an easier time hitting the opponents. Also, Coat of Arms is just what the deck needs!

Thanks a lot for commenting and for the suggestions! They're going right into the list! :D

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