Xathrid Necromancer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Xathrid Necromancer

Creature — Human Wizard

Whenever Xathrid Necromancer or another Human creature you control dies, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.

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Xathrid Necromancer Discussion

Slyphor_Ever on Shirei the Corpse Janitor

1 month ago

I've had a deck similar to this for a little while, more creature based however and demon/shadowborn apostle tribal. Xathrid Necromancer and Rotlung Reanimator are good extra sac trigger utility for Shadowborn Apostle.

Attack_of_Mogis on Ayli's Dark Clergy

1 month ago

I really like the deck so far, but I have some suggestions.

-1 Proper Burial: You have 2.

-1 Skullclamp: You have 2.

+1 Anointed Procession: More Tokens.

+1 Conspiracy: Combo with Rotlung Reanimator and Xathrid Necromancer.

+1 Bishop of Rebirth: Recursion

+1 Sun Titan: Recursion

+1 Darksteel Ingot: Ramp

+1 Necropotence: Card Advantage

SkaarjSlayer on The Cult of Ormendahl

2 months ago

Thanks dzapf2008! At the start I was going G/W because in my head I was like "green is good with tokens and mana ramp" but after some revision it slowly became a splash of green in a B/W deck. It's mostly there for Sigarda, Heron's Grace and her synergy (though I also really like Pendelhaven Elder making my 1/1's decent blockers when they need to be). At the same time, I saw your deck (it's so similar!) and definitely see how Ravenous Demon  Flip, Xathrid Necromancer, and human buffs would be decent additions themselves. I'm almost tempted to pull out Pendelhaven Elder and replace it and Ghostly Prison for some of those cards and keep green strictly for Sigarda. I don't need her but she generates humans and if I want to keep the same ratio of cards that generates humans, I prefer her over something like Thraben Doomsayer.

dzapf2008 on Demons Devouring Humans

4 months ago

Thanks coloneldark! Thalia's Lieutenant is a great suggestion for my deck. I will have to check my local card store and see if they have it in stock. I don't know if I considered it for my original deck, but I definitely should have. Which creature should I remove to make room for Thalia's Lieutenant? Thraben Doomsayer or Xathrid Necromancer?

dan98mg on teysa life and death

4 months ago

No Grave Pact? Also I like more on board draw like Smothering Abomination, Dark Prophecy or Grim Haruspex. Then some more token producers would help, Xathrid Necromancer, Hanweir Militia Captain, Requiem Angel. I also have been enjoying Ravos, Soultender, and High Market in a B/W weeny deck, speaking of weeny decks, Dusk / Dawn works wonders in them, this card brings back most of your stuff while getting rid of everyone's fatties. Shred Memory can become another copy of Altar of Dementia or Blood Artist so its nice as another tutor. Also Nether Traitor (which can be tutored via Shred Memory) can generate infinite mana with your commander and Phyrexian Altar.

Jaytotheareokay on Slimy Shadowborns

4 months ago

Aetherworks Marvel and Immortal Servitude are really nice to have in shadowborn builds. I run Xathrid Necromancer too, but he does get in the way on occasion. Usually bringing 6 zombies with your demon is nice.

Polupus on Food Chain Prossh [[Budget Primer]]

5 months ago

nice deck! +1

you run enough humans to make use of Xathrid Necromancer?

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