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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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Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet Discussion
3 weeks ago
RavnicaCommanders I wouldn't underestimate the potential Open the Graves can have in this deck, particularly since it can combo with the Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar setup for infinite zombies, which with the right timing can end the game if you have The Scarab God out. Also it doesn't hurt to have it in case a board wipe happens. Not saying it's an auto-include by any means, but certainly something to consider.
austintayshus Unfortunately Crypt Ghast would not be applicable in this deck, as it has a hybrid Orzhov cost to its Extort, and our commander in this deck doesn't have white in its identity. If we do want to take advantage of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , however, we can look at something like Zombie Master , which was similarly recommended to me, allowing us to attack with our zombies unchecked due to Swampwalk.
As for other considerations, there's always Altar of the Brood to combo with Gravecrawler/Phyrexian Altar to mill our opponents out. Cover of Darkness is also a powerful tribal card we can use here, as it'll give all your zombies Fear, further making it harder for opponents to block. Final Parting is an extremely useful tutor in this deck. It may cost a bit of mana, but with it you can easily retrieve your Phyrexian Altar while chucking your Gravecrawler to the gy, which can then be easily recast from there, among other possibilities. You could also consider Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet to get even more tokens every time you manage to kill an opponent's creature. As for ramp, Sword of the Animist could be useful to help you get more of your basic lands out. I'd personally love to get a copy of Training Grounds for my own Scarab God deck, but yeesh is it pricey and hard to find... It would be very helpful for making easier use of Scarab God's activated ability. Whatever you decide to go with, I hope you have fun with it!
1 month ago
I really want to get some Priest of the Forgotten Gods for the deck. I’ve considered Judith, the Scourge Diva and Cruel Celebrant but initially dismissed the life drain effect since I like be more aggressive with cards like Falkenrath Aristocrat . I’ll definitely look into getting a few copies of them both.
I thought about using Fatal Push , but for my playgroup meta Tragic Slip is going to more effective against my groups Dino and indestructible focused decks. Spark Harvest replaced Bone Splinters since my playgroup uses a lot of planeswalkers. Dreadbore could be good so I’ll keep an eye out for those as well. My main goal is to get two more copies of Falkenrath Aristocrat and focus on sacrificing the humans like Doomed Traveler and Hunted Witness . Seraph of the Scales is awesome, but is also out of my budget. I like having Martyr of Dusk just in case my opponent has a way around Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet ’s zombie engine and it’s saved me a few times. Same with Shamble Back but I am looking for a better alternative since I don’t always have a creature ready to exile for it.
Thank you for the recommendations!
1 month ago
Only point of life that matters is the last. It’s a common joke that Sylvan Library actually just reads “draw three cards, lose 8 life” because you just have so much. Pay the life, and if you’re dying too much, put some lifelinkers like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or even Batterskull to help stem the tide.
Noa on Vamp Helix
2 months ago
My bad match ups have been 8 Wack Zoo (or any creature deck that fast), 2 card combo (like Ad Nauseam / Through the Breach ), and even though I haven't faced it yet, Tron. Cabal Therapist might be good against combo and tron, but discard is quite bad in modern right now. Particularly against Hogaak and Phoenix, as they're trying to get cards in their graveyard. It's also not a vampire, so it doesn't benefit from Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord . Plus 1 toughness isn't great against Wrenn and Six .
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is there to help me stabilise against creature decks and stop sacrifice based combos ( Carrion Feeder + Gravecrawler in Hogaak, Kitchen Finks + sac outlet + no -1/-1 counter card in Coco, etc). Plus it's a vampire. However he's not a must in the sideboard, I've just found the need to have a few more non-graveyard based threats in some match ups.
There is an argument for taking out Wear / Tear , as Stony Silence might be better. It's more useful against Tron and I lost to Goblin Charbelcher last night, not that I'm expecting to see that deck often!
Long story short, I don't think there's anything I'd take out for Cabal Therapist . It's not amazing in the meta at the moment, and doesn't put on a lot of pressure. If I were to put it in, what would you suggest I remove?
Chhris on Vamp Helix
2 months ago
Man, this deck is cool. Does Cabal Therapist have a role here? Feels good and aggro - ey, kinda like Knight. Plus, they match up pretty good against Izzet and Phoenix and Hogaak.
Also what tech is the Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in for in the sideboard? What does he come in against? What decks does this list struggle against currently? Might help me offer some suggestions :)
Also, I love that you can discard Smiting Helix to Looting so you can cast it for cheaper! so clever.
2 months ago
I am Corbeau and just started to put my decks on here. I play casually with a nice playgroup. We don't play very competetive and love combo decks. I am usually the person with nearly no removal because I always think that if it doesn't help my strategy it isn't a card for my deck and I want the others to have fun, too. Also I feel restricted in my creativity when I think about the meta or so. So quite often I am in a race to get my deck going and keep my stuff because others don't hesitate do remove everything on my side. I love weird and janky deck strategies. The decks I have at the moment are the ones I play and the one that survived all the building of decks. Very often it is more brewing than playing because we don't get together that often and the EDH community in my city is very competetive. I prefer an environment in which people have fun and don't flame each other all the time.
My Decks at the Moment:
EDH: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death (Aristrocrats) Prime Speaker Zegana (Draw Combo) Prime Speaker Vannifar (Podless Pod) Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons (-1/-1 Counters) Atraxa, Praetors' Voice (Any Counters] Kess, Dissident Mage (Spellslinger) Ghave, Guru of Spores (+1/+1 Counters) Kambal, Consul of Allocation (Lifedrain Prison) Omnath, Locus of Rage (Landfall/Elemental) Daxos the Returned (Enchantress)
Former Decks (I hope I remember all):
EDH: + Atraxa, Praetors' Voice (All cards with counters) Sun Quan, Lord of Wu (Milling) + The Scarab God (Milling) + Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive (Only power 1 or less/Tokens) Talrand, Sky Summoner (Spellslinger) Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (gravepact) Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Eldrazi) Sidisi, Brood Tyrant (Milling) Sidisi, Brood Tyrant (Reanimator) Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle (Historic/Reanimator) Nin, the Pain Artist (Artifacts) Nin, the Pain Artist (Milling) Odric, Lunarch Marshal (White Weenie) + Masako the Humorless (Historic/ Throne of the God-Pharaoh ) Padeem, Consul of Innovation (Artifacts) + Kiku, Night's Flower ( Kiku's Shadow / Ragged Veins ) Grenzo, Havoc Raiser (Spellsnatching) Sydri, Galvanic Genius (Beautiful Art/Control) Tatyova, Benthic Druid (Beautiful Art/Copy/Draw/Token) Karlov of the Ghost Council (Lifedrain) Obzedat, Ghost Council (Lifedrain) + Obzedat, Ghost Council (Flicker/Token) Akiri, Line-Slinger / Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist (Artifacts/Non-Voltron)
Sadly many of my decks didn't work because of the meta and power level in my playgroup but some were so much fun to play. Favorites marked with + at the front.
I will try to upload the decklists of my current decks. If you have questions about any of the former decks or anything just ask.
Love and happyness Corbeau
2 months ago
2 months ago
I have some suggestions for value beaters:
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.1%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%