Xathrid Necromancer


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Coward_Token on EDH: Universal Tribal Supplements

1 day ago

DragonMaus: Now you got me wondering if you can't add a New Blood-esque effect to Vesuvan Braclet. Would obviously require higher mana costs though. (And Xathrid Necromancer comes to mind again).

KIngWiggins on W: Laundry List of Cards, ...

1 month ago

I am also jumping on the JLK Deck Bandwagon and making a derivative Shadowborn Apostle EDH Deck. These are what I am currently looking for for that deck, as well as other decks I have.

I also have a Liliana of the Veil I’d be willing to put towards, or make a trade involving certain cards.

I also can look at binders for stuff I missed. A massive list of potential wants follows, but is in no way everything I want.

BOLD = Regular or Foil, but Foil greatly preferred

Main Project/Top Wants:
2x Phyrexian Altar
Serra's Sanctum
2x Athreos, God of Passage
Razaketh, the Foulblooded
Rune-Scarred Demonfoil icon
Xathrid Necromancer
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Secret Salvage
Enlightened Tutor (Original Art Preferred)
Rotlung Reanimator
2x Cabal Stronghold
Demonlord Belzenlok
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Demon of Dark Schemes
Anguished Unmaking
Harvester of Souls
Phyrexian Arena Original Art preferred but any will be considered
Black Market
Profane Procession  Flip

Also Looking for:
2x Spire Garden
2x Luxury Suite
2x Bountiful Promenade
2x Sea of Clouds
3x Morphic Pool

For other Decks:
Darkest Hour

Primevals' Glorious Rebirth
Oath of Teferi

Eladamri's Call
Sterling Grove
Sigarda's Aid
Sram, Senior Edificer
Karametra, God of Harvests
Danitha Capashen, Paragon
Messenger's Speed
Ajani's Chosen

For Trade:
Newly Updated Binder Not entirely everything I have, but a lot of highlights.

Saharez on Inalla the finite version! - EDH

2 months ago

Blasting Station is our sacrifice outlet for the purpose of getting Xathrid Necromancer to work.

And example:

Xathrid Necromancer enters battlefield, we make a copy with Inalla, Archmage Ritualist, then we sacrifice our Xathrid Necromancer token with Blasting Station and pings for 1 damage and gets two zombie tokens.Finally we return the original Xathrid Necromancer to our hand with Cloudstone Curio

If Urza's Incubator is in play this entire cycle can be done for the total of 2 mana, providing 2 zombie tokens and 1 direct damage.

pbarrick94 on Human Jank

2 months ago

I would actually add the Meddling Mage s to the main board. I would take out the Xathrid Necromancer s entirely, or just put them in that hot sideboard. I like Knight of the Holy Nimbus but I don't think he is that strong, instead, I would go with something more versatile like Phantasmal Image . However, if you keep nimbus, I might addAryel, Knight of Windgrace . Ash Zealot is my home slice but you might want to consider other options, like maybe moving Kambal, Consul of Allocation to the sideboard. baird, steward of argaive seems right up your alley. Benalish Marshall , Kwende, Pride of Femeref . Damping Sphere

shrapnel_ on We're All Doomed!

3 months ago

I really like the Doomed Dissenter/Xathrid Necromancer potential. I think that Diregraf Colossus is too powerful of a card for modern zombies to pass up and it has no synergy for your deck. I'm building a lot differently though. Maybe consider incorporating Smallpox to trigger zombie tokens?

PsuedoIntellectual on Sac em then attack em

4 months ago

I take it this is a take on an Aristocrats deck. If so, you've really got some things to change. Why do you have Odric, Lunarch Marshal, the two paragons, and Nantuko Husk? Instead of these, you could include more Xathrid Necromancer, Ghoulcaller Gisa, and Butcher of Malakir. You could also include cards like Ashnod's Altar, Anointed Procession, and Secure the Wastes. Cut Captain of the Watch, it's not helpful. Chainer's Edict or Fleshbag Marauder could be useful, as is Anowon, the Ruin Sage. Include 4 Butcher of Malakir and more Xathrid Necromancer. More token makers could also be useful. Gravepurge was a good choice. In your sideboard, you're only allowed to have 15 cards, and the monuments/Oketra are useless, and Champion of Stray Souls is bad. You also should improve your manabase with cards like Concealed Courtyard and Forsaken Sanctuary. If you have money for them, you could get Godless Shrine, Marsh Flats or Fetid Heath. Instead of Tragic Slip, just run something like Anguished Unmaking, Fatal Push, or Doom Blade. Also, you need a boardwipe like End Hostilities, Wrath of God, or Settle the Wreckage(best option). For token makers, use Legion's Landing  Flip. Another good sac outlet is Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, if you can flip it. Your sideboard needs a little bit of hate for graveyard shenanigans, so a couple copies of Rest in Peace are in order, as well as more recursion like Ravos, Soultender.

Verywhite91 on

4 months ago

MRDOOM3 I like some of these suggestions.
I already have Bloodbond March and Thrumming Stone, but I really like Reaper from the Abyss and Xathrid Necromancer.
Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker was already a card that I was going to add. (Built this deck a couple days ago and is in my TCG cart already).The other concern that I have is card draw. I was thinking Smothering Abomination over Archdemon of Unx just for the card draw. Was going to add some tutors like Demonic Tutor for more reliant combo potential.

If you have any suggestions on good utility land cards too, that would be greatly appreciated!


4 months ago

Extractor Demon and Reaper from the Abyss are nice Demons I was surprised to not find in here.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled synergizes well with repeated Shadowborn saccing and discourages tutor/fetchland usage from opponents.

Bloodbond March is a nice way to get some recursion, although you should definitely watch out for grouphug effects (although, it shouldn't be much of a problem in EDH, unless it's a Relentless Rats deck or another Shadowborn Apostle deck). Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker works as well, although he isn't a demon.

Archdemon of Unx, Xathrid Necromancer, and Rotlung Reanimator are nice ways to get some extra value from your Shadowborn saccing.

Thrumming Stone can also be used to pump out more Shadowborn Apostles in one turn.

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