Xathrid Necromancer


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 Rare
Promo set for Gatherer 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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0.23 TIX $0.06 Foil


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Xathrid Necromancer Discussion

Winterblast on Ixalan Spoilers (NO LEAKS)

1 week ago

Yes, indeed...we've got to watch out for token producing stuff like that, because most of these "whenever a creature-type-x" dies/enters the battlefield have no limitation for tokens and trigger for every creature of that type. Until now it was enough to have these cards produce tokens of a different type than the one that triggers their abilities...

There's also Xathrid Necromancer which produces zombies whenever a human dies. Make everything humans and you can sac infinitely. I just hope nothing gets banned immediately when such interactions are used in modern for example.

xaerusblade on Oh Captain, My Captain! [Modern Soldier Stompy]

2 weeks ago

Go for a black white human deck with Xathrid Necromancer. Would make your deck much better. And it opens more removals. =)

bobtoll on Abzan Human Deck

2 weeks ago

Like landofMordor said, I would put Xathrid Necromancer in for synergy with Liliana, Death's Majesty. Otherwise, I would play Liliana of the Veil.

landofMordor on Abzan Human Deck

3 weeks ago

Hey friend, I'd suggest Xathrid Necromancer over Royal Assassin. The removal is a little obvious and easy to play around, while Xathrid converts any dead humans into more bodies...plus you can always return the Humans later. Plus Liliana synergy.

davispruisman on W/B Token Drain!

4 weeks ago

Yes, you are correct, I do play this with my friend group. It is a group of 4-6 guys. We usually play for ourselves, but we also do two headed dragon a decent portion of the time. My friends mainly play midrange/slow decks that eventually go off rapidly. This allows me to set up a large board state. I am usually the only one to be threatening for the first 6 turns or so except for one friend who experiments with Aggro. Boardwipes are very common and oftentimes obliterate my progress before I can really maximize my deck's potential. That is where Xathrid Necromancer, Zulaport Cutthroat and my own boardwipes can really come in handy. Wiping the board clean can benefit me greatly with this deck. My friends run hardly any enchantment hate, so things like Cathars' Crusade, Anointed Procession Campaign of Vengeance remain safe. I tried to build this to punish their play style and benefit me at the same time. I tried to keep a major win condition out of the deck as seeing one causes everyone to become hyperfocused on me.

Sometimes I feel that I try to do too many things with one deck and spread myself too thin. Is this an instance of that or do you feel that it flows nicely? I've had much success with it so far.

I greatly appreciate your interest, and I look forward to hearing back from you with any comments that you may have! :)

Abzkaban on The Dresden Files - Vampire Court Aristocrats

1 month ago

Yeah after some play testing, I decided that Falkenrath Torturer wasn't cutting it, so I scrapped him. I'll have to try out Xathrid Necromancer and see how it plays. My hope is that 3 of Falkenrath Aristocrat will be enough. I always run into the problem of wanting too many things for a deck and stretching my options too thin so I can't run playsets. Haha

Thanks for the tips and for taking a look!

LordSnow on The Dresden Files - Vampire Court Aristocrats

1 month ago

Cool deck! Good idea for a budget version. I have a little advice to make it a bit more competitive if you would like! Lingering Souls is one of the better cards in modern, especially in this deck. You should try to play 4 if possible. Falkenrath Torturer is easily the worst of your Aristocrats. So if you ever look to cut any, that would be the one. Gather the Townsfolk is usually a better card than Thatcher Revolt. It may be worth playing 4 of the Gather. Finally, Xathrid Necromancer might be very good in this version of the deck. I would think about adding a couple. With Gather the Townsfolk, Doomed Traveler, Cartel Aristocrat, and Zulaport Cutthroat it will be very useful.

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