Vhati il-Dal

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Tempest (TMP) Rare

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Vhati il-Dal

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

: Target creature's power or toughness becomes 1 until end of turn.

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Vhati il-Dal Discussion

JibJig on Vhati likes to Parti

1 month ago

Right off the bat there's some automatic includes I like to run in Golgari colors - those cards usually include some powerful effects that can effect the whole board with very little cost to you.

One of the biggest strengths black has is the ability to use what are referred to as Edict effects, which is a reference to a card called Diabolic Edict that forces your opponents to sacrifice creatures. This is powerful because no matter what you will trade a creature of yours for a creature of EACH opponent's - that's a one-for-three trade which gives you a sizable card advantage. Also sacrificing gets through pesky strategies like Indestructible or Hexproof from your opponents' commanders (chances are your opponents are going to try to protect their commanders very well).

For creatures that can do this easily, ordered from most favorite to least, Plaguecrafter, Merciless Executioner/Fleshbag Marauder (they are identical), lastly Slum Reaper. Slum Reaper is a bit more expensive but it's useful if you need more consistency of killing enemy creatures. If you REALLY want to push your opponents' creatures Butcher of Malakir can make sure no creature stays on the battlefield for very long as long as you constantly have creatures to throw into the graveyard.

You also have options in enchantments that can do this effect as well. Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are solid options, but should only be seriously considered if you're focusing on a sacrifice theme.

Secondly, I like adding sacrifice outlets. They are powerful additions that give you an out whenever you're dealing with targeted or mass creature removal. Ideally you want your sacrifice outlets to be free, so cards like Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Carrion Feeder, and Viscera Seer will make sure you never get nothing from a creature dying on your side of the battlefield. Other options that can play well with Vhati il-Dal are Phyrexian Plaguelord who can turn your creatures into a -1/-1 for a creature that you weaken with Vhati's activated ability. If you're going with a creature-focused combat damage strategy Evolutionary Leap and Mycoloth are good options to trade your weaker creatures for more powerful options.

I'll list some overall good cards to add for Golgari colors, as well. Ramp (Named for Rampant Growth. These are cards that generate more mana for a small investment.)

Recursion

Card Draw

Removal

These are all just some ideas I hope they help you tone the deck into the direction you want it to go into.

Daedalus19876 on Hapatra token counters

4 months ago

I saw your deck in the featured queue and thought I'd stop by to take a look! I also have a Hapatra list, if you want to take a look:


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A few quick suggestions that I noticed:

1) Witherscale Wurm doesn't give you snakes. The creature placing the counters is the blocking/blocked creature, and thus it doesn't count as "you" placing tokens.

2) Have you considered Ulvenwald Tracker? It lets your snakes Murder your opponents' creatures at instant speed. Similarly, Vhati il-Dal lets you kill anything with a -1 counter on it, even if it's indestructible.

3) Do you have objections to infinite combos? Because there's lots of good infinite combos with Hapatra.

4) No Sol Ring or Fellwar Stone? They seem like good ramp here.

Neotrup on Vhati il-dal and Shirei shizo's ...

6 months ago

Yes, as long as when the creature dies it has power 1 or less Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker will trigger. Keep in mind if something else is raising it's power, such as a +1/+1 counter, Vhati il-Dal will not be enough to satisfy that condition, but as long as you're not boosting power it will work.

Will361405 on Vhati il-dal and Shirei shizo's ...

6 months ago

Hello, I was thinking about building a commander deck around Vhati il-Dal and having Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker in there and was wondering if I changed one of my creatures power with vhati would it come back with shirei? Thank you.

theMarc on Atraxa, Praetors' Voice - Heavy New Phyrexia Theme

7 months ago

The Caves of Koilos are an important part of the history of Phyrexia, being the location of the portal that brought Yawgmoth to Old Phyrexia in the first place, setting in motion the beginning of the Great Work.

Planar Portal can be expensive to cast and to use, but it can be worth it. If you end up using it, I recommend the Invasion version, due to the flavor text.

Skeletonkey8 has the right idea with Rout. The new art shows Elesh Norn, and the old art shows Phyrexian forces overrunning Benalia, so either version works with your deck's flavor. Life's Finale is another Phyrexian boardwipe. And Damnation is ambiguous enough that it should fit.

I'm sure you're aware, but Dominaria gave us Phyrexian Scriptures and Yawgmoth's Vile Offering.

The Phyrexia's Core/Spine of Ish Sah combo is on-theme. The Core will also give you another way to sacrifice your Wellsprings.

Persecute (Urza's Saga version), Tsabo's Decree, and Extinction can be good, depending on everyone else's decks in your playgroup.

Finally, don't forget that the plane of Rath, the Rathi Stronghold, and the Evincars were all part of the Phyrexian war plan. Guys like Volrath, Crovax, Greven, and Vhati all worked for the Phyrexians, so you can include cards featuring/mentioning all that. Of note are Volrath's Stronghold, Hatred (fun with both infect and a lifelink general), Endless Scream (also fun with infect), Reanimate, Vhati il-Dal (fun with -1/-1 counters), Tortured Existence, and the original printings of Reflecting Pool and Propaganda.

(Wow, this post ended up longer than I originally intended it to be.)

gdm1989 on Another Haptra deck

8 months ago

Since I already posted my edh in the other I guess I'll respond here since I used to use hapatra :)

Viridian Longbow is useful Devoted Druid, and Quillspike if you want to go for the infinite combo,Vhati il-Dal is hilarious in a hapatra deck. I recommend trying him out same with Throne of the God-Pharaoh

Adamaro on Vhati EDH

11 months ago

I wouldn't know where to begin with deathtouch. Usually Vhati il-Dal is enough to get the kill. Sudden Spoiling looks really good. In case my opponents amass a board of creatures. I really like that. I'll work on adding it to the deck. Would you have any suggestions as what to cut?

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