Zulaport Cutthroat


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Game Night (GNT) Uncommon
Masters 25 (A25) None
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Zulaport Cutthroat

Creature — Human Rogue Ally

Whenever Zulaport Cutthroat or another creature you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Zulaport Cutthroat Discussion

Ragnar0k on Kalitas, Sac effect of get

1 day ago

Toxic Deluge - solid board wipe

Gravecrawler - can be used with Phyrexian Altar + any zombie on board + Zulaport Cutthroat to kill the table.

[email protected]_only on For the Queen

3 days ago

nice concept - gravepact has been a staple of many of my decks since it was created, so I'm always glad to see more love for it.

I would recommend Zulaport Cutthroat over (or in addition to) blood artist. As odd as it sounds, Night Soil beats necrogenesis due to the ":" being after the removal of the creature - as it is written, you exile the creature before they can respond, as it is part of the cost of the ability. granted, you have to eat 2 at a time, but if the goal is eating your opponent's yard before they can react, this is a clearly supperior choice.

Grim Haruspex might be a faster alternitive to harvester of souls. only draws for your creatures, but it comes out for 3 instead of 6.

goldlion on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies (Primer)

4 days ago

K, thanks for the clarification on the flash in of Grand Abolisher. hkhssweiss, I was wondering because under your "Card Selection", "Enchantments" for Pattern of Rebirth, you say you can bring it out in "worse case scenario", which made me think an instant speed response.

Why not run Nature's Claim over Krosan Grip, especially if it's a fast meta? Even without split second, I bet the 1 cmc might make more of a difference? Or, depending on the recursion in your meta, Deglamer?

I support Zulaport Cutthroat, because it's each player (as you mentioned) - I guess the question is: are you losing creatures fast enough compared to others in your meta to make this strictly better than Blood Artist?

I like Matrixxx999 idea of Blood Pet. Even better in a deck with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, but pretty sweet in reanimators - though for 1 reanimation a turn, is the single swamp and built-in self-sac you get worth it? Value in a Meren for the single turn of ramp and experience counter trigger, but I wonder, would it have the same value in this deck? You might find yourself wanting the extra swamp for a combo when Pattern of Rebirthing, but maybe just as often not so the card slot may not be worth it? You'd know as the pilot of the deck :).

SynergyBuild on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies (Primer)

4 days ago

Wait... why Glacial Chasm, that prevents damage, not targetting or life loss... Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat do the same thing there.

hkhssweiss on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies (Primer)

4 days ago


Thanks for the upvote! Love the suggestions that you recommended, some of them I tried before but I would like to hear your mindset on them!

  • I did run Apprentice Necromancer in here before but was cut because it was a bit too telegraphed and my meta does run a lot of graveyard hate, especially Faerie Macabre. I get why you would run it as it sacs at end step as well, but should I reconsider running it again?
  • Hope of Ghirapur/Blood Pet I see the reason and I like it, but what slots can be cut or replaced to run these? Currently I see the weakest card in here is Krosan Grip due to curve and meta call against Paradox Engine decks.
  • Mana Vault I think the original reason why I chose not to run it is because of the CMC curve and the heavy color requirements on black/green. I thus changed it into an Ad Naus deck so the burst is helpful, it bears consideration and I might cut a land for it, thoughts?
  • Culling the Weak I really like this card...like really do, but I as with the problem above, I have no idea what to cut it out for.
  • I did consider Recruiter of the Guard before, but having access to Black/Green it had gotten outclassed and cut by better tutors to lower curve. I also used to run her, just currently too high CMC and not enough slots to fit her in.
  • Yeah the only reason I run Zulaport Cutthroat over Blood Artist is due to the target a player clause and because it drains which goes over certain cards like Glacial Chasm and the likes. I used to run both, but when your combo-ing off early game it doesn't matter, so I agree with your point and I'll make that switch!

Excellent points and suggestions I appreciate them very much, would you let me know what cards that you see that are too weak or can be cut to replace the cards you suggest.

Matrixxx999 on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies (Primer)

4 days ago

I love good reanimator decks, so +1 from me!

Here are some suggestions that You can consider:

hkhssweiss on Need Help - Meren Upgrades?

1 week ago


What is your budget? I used to play Meren for a long time so here are a couple staple cards that can be considered :)

You can also add in more mana dorks so you can faster accelerate your game play, cards like Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Deathrite Shaman, Birds of Paradise, Elves of Deep Shadow, Fyndhorn Elves.

Hope that helps and feel free to ask questions!

hullos on Agop

1 week ago

Athreos is not usually a life gain sort of commander, but its your deck. Here are some cheap suggestions for life gain sort of things:

Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood combo (exquisite is expensive)

Killing Wave this is a very interesting card. only really good in Athreos, as they have to lose life to keep what they want then potentially lose more to keep your creatures in the grave.

Vizkopa Guildmage

Felidar Sovereign good meme

Divinity of Pride

Debt to the Deathless

Authority of the Consuls

Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant or Suture Priest

Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat

Sorin, Grim Nemesis

all of these are solid options

as for expensive cards ill only say 2:

Archangel of Thune

Serra Ascendant


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