Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Legendary Creature — Vampire Warrior
If a nontoken creature an opponent controls would die, instead exile that card and put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.
, Sacrifice another Vampire or Zombie: Put two +1/+1 counters on Kalitas, Traiter of Ghet.
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- Grave Pact + Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet + Virulent Plague
- Grave Pact + Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet + Viscera Seer
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Discussion
1 day ago
The deck now mirrors the paper version through Modern Horizons 2.
I have been thinking about removing Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in place of Nighthawk Scavenger though. While Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is nice and strong, he does put a large target on my back because he exiles creatures and people don't like their things being completely unavailable to them. While swapping to Nighthawk Scavenger would lose the extra token creation, it does give me evasion on lifelink that can also get pretty strong.
1 week ago
I have replaced them with the following cards: Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Hangarback Walker , Walking Ballista , and Myriad Construct . Next time I play commander, I'll test these cards out and see how they do. Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone!
1 month ago
To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.
Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel Flip.
2 months ago
Followup thoughts: You kind of already have the trifecta of level 1 vamps here being Viscera, Noble and Ebon Legion along with Bloodghast. I personally prefer to go one or the other between straight up aggressive or the more Aristocrats style sacrifice engine. Myself, I'd replace Highborn or maybe Cordial with Gatekeeper of Malakir and/or Gifted Aetherborn . Though between Sorin, Zagras and Ebon you already have a lot of deathtouch going around.
Other big creatures to consider: Vampire Nocturnus because you have fetch lands and Seer + Ghast, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet who has excellent synergy with the first strike + deathtouch interaction, and Champion of Dusk . Not a big fan of Yahenni here (Love him in EDH but trying to do too many things in Modern makes it feel cluttered).
Non-creature support: I like including Mutavault and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . Terminate is a good Rakdos creature hate spell that can be easily swapped for Dreadbore in your side game 2 if necessary. Maybe up your Thoughtseize count or toss in 2-3 Inquisition of Kozilek .
2 months ago
Archon_Bel: I've found Rise of the Dread Marn to be pretty good. It's a good way to rebuild if someone board wipes, and I've killed people with it several times (they board wipe, I cast that, I swing back at them for 20 damage). And I'm already running Liliana's Standard Bearer TOO! Which has proved awesome.
Tyrite Sanctum ... Well, I haven't drawn it yet, so we'll see how it goes. I just adore the flavor, and it's decently good, sue me ;)
Honestly, I should be running Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in any slot which Draugr Necromancer would fit. So I'll try to fit in Kalitas first, then look back.
Thank you for the thoughts!
OttoFred: I apologize, I don't quite understand. How does Zombie Infestation help with undying combos? Infestation can be cute with Yawgmoth out ("Discard 2 cards, pay a life and draw a new card") but doesn't really serve the combo lines.
3 months ago
I don't know if it was intentional or not but you have quite a few creatures that care about counters. Thus, there might be a place for ways to take advantage of that here. Proliferators including Contagion Clasp , Karn's Bastion , and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician come to mind. Some other zombie cards in that vein might be Carrion Feeder , Skinrender , or Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet . Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is a little awkward with the +1/+1 theme. On one hand, he does dish out more counters when he brings some of your guys back for more action. On the other, his undying buff doesn't even apply to 3 of the deck's biggest hitters (in Diregraf Colossus , Unbreathing Horde , and Noosegraf Mob ). I think the single copy is a fair compromise, but I think testing both more and less would be interesting. If you're only looking to play around the tokens, Death Baron , Cemetery Reaper , and Cryptbreaker have proven effective for me, at least in EDH.
3 months ago
I think with conventional countermagic + discard in combination with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet i think you are doing all you can/need against burn TBH.... with my build i kinda just gave up on that matchup and decided to better hedge my matchups elsewhere; but for awhile i was running Sun Droplet .
4 months ago
I wanna keep both Drana because she’s one of my favorite characters in Magic. So they’re mostly just pet cards of mine.
You don’t think Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet would be good to have for when the board gets wiped?