Ertai, the Corrupted
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Ertai, the Corrupted

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Human Wizard

, , Sacrifice a creature or enchantment: Counter target spell.

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esper_enjoyer on Cards with foil alternative arts

1 year ago

How many cards with alternate arts when foil are there I know Kaya, Ghost Assassin and one of the Ertai, the Corrupted but how many others are there did they just quit in battlebond with Rowan Kenrith and Will Kenrith (The f dosent show the alternate art but you can search up any of these foil alt art)

Coward_Token on Phyrexia: All Will Be One …

1 year ago

Tyvar's flavor being about beatdown while his passive and +1 leading themselves to tap abilities is kinda off

Kinda annoyed if Nissa dies, if only because Vivian and mono-green Garuk are mechanically indistinguishable.

Rhuk: For Mirrodin!-tribal I guess.

Not a fan of the mechanical eyestalks that Serum Sovereign and Jace (and Ajani in one version) have, looks too sci-fi

Hoping against hope that Ertai, the Corrupted gets a non-Secret Lair reprint, he's neat.

IDK if they could have skipped creating Mites and just kept going with Germs

Staff of the Storyteller: I've been down on recent white draw enginge attempts, but this is pretty good if you got a deck where the token is relevant so you're not just paying 2+1 mana to draw your first car

Mesmerizing Dose: Kinda misleading art?

Vanish into Eternity: I hope they're not killing of too many cool planes.

Capricious Hellraiser: Not bad EDH mono-red Dragon tribal if you include some rummaging.

Me as usual complaining that things aren't more pushed: Kinzu seems overall worse than Hofri Ghostforge, even if her tokens are basically 4/1s in EDH. I hope there's some cool "corrupted" cards for her to take advantage of.

Annoyed by Mite Overseer because AFAIK white still doesn't have straightforward weenie makers that are as efficient as green's Jade Mage & Ant Queen

Kinda find Atraxa disapointing, her ETB would have been neat as just a stand-alone sorcery

I wish Staff of Compleation cost 1 less life on all of its tap abilities, not as easily abuseable as Staff of Domination anyway.

Roar of Resistance's triggered ability could just cost to make politicking smoother

Clever Concealment: Booo, when are we getting a straightforward Heroic Intervention color shift? (Don't talk to me about Grand Crescendo or And They Shall Know No Fear, they are not the same.)

Otharri: Yeah this is much more appropritate for the color combination than Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas, but unlike the rest of the original experience commanders there's still not a lot of ways to get multiple counters quickly

Necrogen Rotpriest: with e.g. Goliath Hatchery in mind, I don't see why this couldn't just give out Toxic 1 as an anthem.

Resistance Reuinted: Kinda sad that you can basically counter the anti-board wipe part by removing the targeted creature.

KongMing on Pattern Recognition #246 - Card …

1 year ago

One of my favorite commanders to generate card advantage was Ertai, the Corrupted. Generally, it was easy in esper to get cheap tokens with Emeria Angel or creatures like Bloodghast, which fuel the repeatable removal of Ertai's counterspell. Goes into the 'repeatable generating tokens' and 'spending less resources' card advantages. Then draw power to fill your hand with options.

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

2 years ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.


Polaris on Sacrificing a creature to Ertai, …

3 years ago

First, something is only a target if the text on the card names it as a target (with some exceptions for keywords like enchant and equip that have targeting in their rules).

Second, sacrificing is part of the cost. Targets only appear in the effect of a spell or ability, never in the cost. You can sacrifice as many creatures and enchantments as you like to Ertai, the Corrupted with complete disregard to whether the creatures and enchantments can be targeted (you can't, however, activate Ertai and sacrifice something to his ability if you don't have a spell on the stack to target, if for some reason you just needed to sacrifice something).

Swebb87 on Sacrificing a creature to Ertai, …

3 years ago

If I have a Hanna's Custody on the battlefield and my commander Ertai, the Corrupted wants to sac Filigree Angel to counter a spell, can I do this? Or does that count as targeted the artifact, something which the custody prevents?

Omniscience_is_life on Hive Mind

3 years ago

You'd need to be playing Orzhov for tutors, and the card itself is Blue, so at least Esper. That does make Zur look enticing, but he doesn't actually have any synergy so maybe Ertai, the Corrupted to counter any spells you don't want everyone to be getting?

DemonDragonJ on Commander Legends Spoilers

3 years ago

Coward_Token, actually, Ertai, the Corrupted can sacrifice enchantments.

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