Xathrid Necromancer


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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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Xathrid Necromancer Discussion

dzapf2008 on Demons Devouring Humans

1 week 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

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 How To Lose Friends

1 month ago

nice deck! +1

you run enough humans to make use of Xathrid Necromancer?

Winterblast on Ixalan Spoilers (NO LEAKS)

2 months 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 months ago

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

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