Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

At the beginning of your end step, if you control no creatures with decayed, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token with decayed. (It can't block. When it attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat.)

Crow-Umbra on "Happy Little Accidental Murders"

6 days ago

Digging the Bob Ross name reference. I agree with the feedback from NV_1980 about lowering the curve a bit. Still helps to play a bit smoother against your wife and kids haha.

I'd recommend checking out Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia, Dreadhorde Invasion, and Curse of the Restless Dead as some fairly budget-ish token producers for your Casualty 2 needs. I found them all to be pretty helpful when I was playing Anhelo, before I retired the deck.

The new Lord of the Rings set is also introducing a new variety of Amass cards for more token fodder, a lot of which are in Grixis colors.

wallisface on Modern Zombies

2 weeks ago

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia is already a decent token generator - if you’re looking for more Headless Rider does a good job also.

I think the thing to keep in mind with zombies is that their strength is in their ability to play very aggressively - if a game goes long you’re in trouble. So try not to focus too much into the grindy options, as you’ll often lose those interactions.

legendofa on Help me Build the ultimate …

4 weeks ago

I'm assuming budget is not a significant issue here, going off the array of tutors and fetchlands.

Feed the Swarm could be a reasonable sideboard card, or even mainboard if you know Blood Moon and Circles of Protection will be regular threats.

Contamination + a token generator like Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia or Ophiomancer is a good stall setup as you pull your combo together, and has potential as a counter-Blood Moon, but it eats up a lot of card slots. This can also help against Edicts, giving you more options to sacrifice.

Revenge of Ravens is a little mana-heavy, but will shut down any number of 1/X attackers. No Mercy is equally mana-heavy, but will shut down most attackers.

Spellskite can redirect targeted effects to itself, protecting your Marit Lage from those. There's not much mono-black can do against mass exile like Farewell or Settle the Wreckage, so those would be a good target for a late Thoughtseize.

wallisface on Help for my version of …

1 month ago

exDeity Cool. I'm no expect in Standard (I generally just play Modern), but if it were me i'd be dropping the following cards:

  • Archpriest of Shadows (it's not doing much for 5 mana)

  • Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos (this card just seems bad)

  • Reckless Stormseeker  Flip (the card seems fine, but your build feels very mid-range, so your cards should be aiming to make value-based-plays, not aggro-based ones)

  • Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion (its a lot of work to get value from, but maybe this card is fine. idk)

  • Burn Down the House & Gix's Command (i'm just skeptical that they're maybe not very useful in your build)

  • Duress (the card is probably completely fine. I'm just used to much stronger options in Modern, so the limitations on what you can grab with it feel really off-putting to me. I would suggest figuring out how often its going to whiff, and seeing if those odds make it worth playing)

  • Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia (I love this card and actually run it in a modern deck. But I feel without someway to profit from the zombie death/sacrifice triggers, its just not remotely good enough?)

  • Maybe Atsushi, the Blazing Sky also (it seems decent, but being a death trigger you're kindof at the mercy of your opponent triggering it, and i'm not sure it's netting you much value for the variability its going to cause)

There's also the chance of being able to go down to 26ish lands if you drop most of those high-mana cards I mentioned, in place of lower-mana cards.

But, as said before, I don't know the standard metagame. All I'm assuming is it's the same as Pioneer where everyone always wants to be running 4x Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip. Hopefully my rambling has helped create some food-for-thought in any case.

Crow-Umbra on Sacrificial Symposium [Primer]

1 month ago

I think at this point, I'd need the token a bit more, UltimateRoxas40. I have a copy of Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia, but he's so vulnerable & squishy at 1 toughness. He's kinda like a bootleg Bitterblossom haha. Black Market Connections is great, but I find myself not really trying to chase the "when you draw your second card each turn" triggers as much, and 3 life per creature token can get steep.

I think I'll probably end up picking up Bitterblossom along with Field of the Dead in my next round of upgrades in the next couple of months. I definitely want to get some actual games under my belt with this first.

Crow-Umbra on Sacrificial Symposium [Primer]

1 month ago

Thank you for the suggestion Barbarian_Sun_Pope! I've been updating the deck a lot over the weekend, and trying to make the combo list as up to date as possible to reflect those changes. I definitely want another lower to the ground token producer. I'm also considering Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia, per RangerOfPower's recommendation, and also Black Market Connections. Bitterblossom would definitely fit right in.

I currently have a copy of Jadar and Black Market Connections available, since I recently decommissioned my Anhelo, the Painter deck to free up its pieces for Zimone and Dina.

RangerOfPower on Sacrificial Symposium [Primer]

2 months ago

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia seems like great addition. Kinda like a second Ophiomancer to make sure you always have a creature to sac every turn, but this one curves right into your commander.

jarncards on Dead WOMan Walking

2 months ago

Fiend Artisan is green

I think Sidisi, Undead Vizier is awful unless you use a lot of reanimate effects, it's just so expensive to tutor. Geth, Lord of the Vault is crazy strong, but he's a totally different deck most of the time. I'd dump Liliana's Steward too. You and one other player go down a card, putting the rest of the table ahead of you by one card, but they also get to choose, so you're never going to get the card you want out of their hand.

Hobbling Zombie and other cards like it, like Putrid Goblin are excellent at keeping attacks away from you while you build up your board. and the pseudo revival effects let you abuse a lot of other zombie mechanics. Butcher Ghoul, and Geralf's Messenger or Doomed Dissenter are ok too. i wouldnt use Sightless Ghoul though. They are all better than Reassembling Skeleton though. Keep Relentless Dead. Im not sure if they make the cut, but they arent scary, but that means they are good at keeping a target off your back til youre readyfor one.

Magus of the Bridge is great for a non-zombie. Probably use it over Tainted Adversary, i feel like that one just costs way too much before its good. Dreadhorde Invasion is incredibly good, as is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. i'd put those in for sure.Tormod, the Desecrator is still really good. Zombie Trailblazer is devastating to the person sitting to your left in particular or anyone playing five colors/ not black. When you REALLY need someone to not cast a spell. make all their lands swamps during the upkeep. almost every board wipe is a sorcery.

I think you might want to dump Thought Vessel for Mind Stone or even Blood Pet. In many cases discarding is beneficial to zombies. If you want to keep infinite hand size, Zombie Infestation and discard at will cards are pretty helpful.

I think Noxious Ghoul is the single best zombie card in the game, in this deck it basically says, tap your commander, wipe everyone else's boards. Use it.

Sutured Ghoul is runner up. If you include it and other high power zombies like Rotting Regisaur you can put him out as a 20+/xx easily, and then get 2/2s. HE doesnt play nice with mass reanimate, but he's an alternate win condition on his own. also its a great tool since youre probably gonna sac the dino and Phyrexian Soulgorger pretty quickly. If you sacrifice him on the end step before your turn i think you will almost always have a game ending horde.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is utterly stupid. The absolute best reanimate target you could hope for. and since your card draw is gonna cost a ton of life, hes always going to be valuable. Whip of Erebos is probably the only other reasonable lifegain choice.That one makes aggressive attacking suddenly super safe

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia is really cheap at making zombies if you dont have any other sources of decayed zombs. they cant block, but you get so many death triggers

Graveborn Muse is great card draw.

Hatred is usually better than Endless Scream

I think Gempalm Polluter is fantastic. its card draw, puts a big zombie into your graveyard, and hurts a player if things are going well.

I don't think Endless Ranks of the Dead is that great, but it certainly is cool. Wand of Orcus is really cool too. I'm not sure if its good though.

Board wipes will shut you down as you have things right now. Crowded Crypt and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, that way, even if there's a board wipe you still have a whole army of zombs to multiply even after everything is dead. Rise of the Dread Marn is another fantastic option that you can abuse if you run things like Carrion Feeder too. Run Carrion Feeder, period. It lets you loop gravecrawler and saves yourself from control magic and exile spells.

Consider Toxic Deluge and STRONGLY CONSIDER Nevinyrral's Disk. Single target removal like tragic slip is ok because you can choose when things die, but other cards like Malicious Affliction are going to miss a lot of key targets. And you absolutely need to have a way to clear artifacts and especially enchantments.

Dark Salvation is pretty cool. not sure if it is good enough, but i'd use it rather than some of your spot removal.

Liliana, Dreadhorde General is really absurdly strong if you can get it out, and even if it dies the next turn you can draw a bunch off of it. Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip you already know is great.

If you diversify your black lands, Field of the Dead is the best land. its silly how good it is. I'll start you off with the autoinclude Unholy Grotto. Malakir Rebirth  Flip is too.

I'll see what you make and see if i find anything else. later

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