Nethroi, Apex of Death

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed 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
Vintage Legal

Nethroi, Apex of Death

Creature — Cat Nightmare Beast

Mutate (If you cast this spell for its mutate cost, put it ontop or underneath target non-Human creature you own. They mutate into the creature that is on top and that creature has all the abilities of every card that is underneath it.)

Deathtouch, lifelink

Whenever this creature mutates, return any number of target creature cards with total power 10 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.

BishopAtavist on

2 months ago

Cool deck! I like that you were able to keep your mana costs fairly low. I'm running a deck with some similar strategies but with Nethroi, Apex of Death as the commander. My average CMC is a bit higher, but that's because I'm running some high mana creatures that I don't intend to pay full cost for via Nethroi's mutate ability.

One card I love having in that deck is Eternal Witness for recurring instants and sorceries I want to use more than once.

Unlife on So what are the Background …

3 months ago

Abaques, I'd forgotten about those creatures, I'll have to include them. I was bouncing between Saskia the Unyielding and Nethroi, Apex of Death, but now I'm thinking maybe Kethis, the Hidden Hand would actually work better, even if he has no combat abilities.

KBK7101 on Commander for Abzan Aristocrat deck

8 months ago

Tayam, Luminous Enigma and Ghave, Guru of Spores are probably your best bets, as mentioned above. Other options include Kethis, the Hidden Hand, which would require some sort of legendary sub-theme, Nethroi, Apex of Death, which doesn't require Mutate cards but would greatly benefit from them, and Teneb, the Harvester or Karador, Ghost Chieftain for general graveyard shenanigans. As far as partner pairings are concerned, Ravos, Soultender and Tormod, the Desecrator is great for graveyard stuff while Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Alharu, Solemn Ritualist are synergistic with counters and aristocrats stuff. Mix and match them because partner commanders are awesome!

I do think Tayam or Ghave would be your best shot, but the others may prove to be interesting depending on your personal preferences.

Sultai_Sir on Do Creatures like Scourge of …

9 months ago

Basically just the title. Do they count as having 0 power for cards like Nethroi, Apex of Death, or is the power predetermined before it enters the battlefield?

nbarry223 on Glittering Company

1 year ago

So to me, that means that:

Cartel Aristocrat, Good-Fortune Unicorn, Kitchen Finks, Impromptu Raid and to a lesser extent Revival / Revenge, Fiend Artisan, Knight of the Reliquary are win-cons.

I'd say the first 4 in that list are definite staples that need to stay. Revival / Revenge seems to do it's job well too. Everything else does its job, but doesn't have haste or has some minor downside, so there's potentially room for improvement.

Personally, my top choices of everything I'm going to throw out there is as follows:

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip (maindeck recusion/utility)
Sigarda, Host of Herons (potential side anti-removal)
Dragonlord Dromoka (potential side anti-counterspell)

I also see a lot of cards in here to counter control/removal. Have you considered a bigger hexproof/shroud creature, or something that's just uncounterable and a threat? There's also recursion, which Revival / Revenge does a pretty good job at, but some other options I can think of for that are Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Lurrus of the Dream-Den, Necropanther, Vesperlark or Nethroi, Apex of Death.

Also, I know you don't have red, but General Ferrous Rokiric seems like it would be a good consideration for that type of a slot. Hexproof agaianst most removal and it synergizes with all of the multicolored you have going on.

Better fits as far as colors go are Reaper of the Wilds, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Thrun, the Last Troll, Witchstalker, Carnage Tyrant, Loxodon Smiter or Dragonlord Dromoka. Some are wish targets while others aren't, figured i'd throw out anything that had potential though.

To me, a wish target has to either be low enough that you can cast it same turn, or big and strong enough that you can cast it next turn and it turns the game around/seals the deal.

I just think you have a lot of slots in the sideboard that accomplish the same basic thing and you might be able to get away with condensing it a bit more to give more versatility for broader answers like psuedo-board wipes, silver-bullets, etc.

So if all that rambling somehow allows you to free up maybe a slot or 2 and still cover everything you need to cover, then maybe you will have the space to consider a broader selection of counterplay instead of just furthering your own strategy.

There's also things like Vindicate that hit lands too, which could help with the tron match as well as covering basically everything.

Omniscience_is_life on What’s your “dick move” moment?

1 year ago

This is something that I only witnessed across the table, but it's too good not to share.

We were playing some casual 5 player commander, with me on Reyav, Master Smith, and my opponents on Marwyn, the Nurturer, Nethroi, Apex of Death, Blim, Comedic Genius, and Otrimi, the Ever-Playful/Umori, the Collector-creatures. This pre-HBer ban, and the Otrimi player has a commanding boardstate with both Opposition Agent and Hullbreacher. The Blim player has a Steel Golem, though, and he gets it through--shutting the Otrimi player out of the game entirely for about 5 turns till he gets a Murderous Rider off.

This Sultai player is one of the most level-headed people I know, but he kept shaking his head and saying "dude, I'm on all creatures..."

1empyrean on Zombie/Mummy Commander

1 year ago

Alright, with an egyptian theme and no blue, the options are a bit narrower. What you need for the egyptian theme to work is white (white zombies are Amonkhet's thing). Zombies also need black, and, for a 3rd color, green is decent for zombies.

Kathril, Aspect Warper looks a bit like a scarab beetle, which could work for theme, but you'd have to get creative with the deck to have it work as a zombie deck (not a bad thing).

Nethroi, Apex of Death might fit the egyptian love of cats, and this definitely works for zombies.

Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa and Tormod, the Desecrator is also a perfectly viable option.

TheShadowNite on king-saproling

1 year ago

Hmm, this is strange. As far as I can tell, the endpanel and endaccordion lines are in the code, but it's not showing up in the description. I put the code for the description in a code box if you want to glance over it. Thanks for your help dude!

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