Nethroi, Apex of Death

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.

Nethroi, Apex of Death Discussion

nbarry223 on Glittering Company

1 month 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 month 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

4 months 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

5 months 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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TheShadowNite on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

5 months ago

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks, just commented :)

Dead Men Tell (some) Tales

Commander / EDH* TheShadowNite


I hope I formatted this correctly, it's been a while since I've been on here. This is my first graveyard/reanimator type deck, and I'm using Nethroi, Apex of Death as the commander. I could use some help cutting the last few cards, as I keep finding cards I want to put in, and can't decide on what to cut! Also, if you have any suggestions on how to make it more streamlined (it seems a bit clunky at the moment), that would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!

smackjack on Dead Animal Friends :D

5 months ago

Nice list! Got some inspiration from it for my own Karador deck. I dont think you need Gift of Immortality , Kaya's Ghostform and Swiftfoot Boots . Sure, your commander are central for your strategy, but the cost reduction does include commander tax, so it will always cost you 3 mana if you fill you yard efficiently. See my list for inspiration, Hermit Druid is a goddamn beast in a Karador list! Reduce your basic land count and include that guy for some serious self mill. I use 6 basics because i don't want it to be auto win, but feel free to go down to 1-2 basics to really abuse the hermit :). Eldritch Evolution targeting Karador (you can always recast him for 3) plays any creature with cmc 10 or lower from your deck. Yosei, the Morning Star with a sac outlet lets you Stasis  your opponent while tapping down all their stuff. Nethroi, Apex of Death can mutate from your graveyard, so as long as you mill that guy you have a way to play any amount of creatures with total power 10 from your graveyard any time you have Karador out :). Stitcher's Supplier is a great self mill card especially with a sac outlet.


Commander / EDH* smackjack


1empyrean on Which deck to build next?

5 months ago

Welcome to the world of green/black.

Not a big fan of Jarad, personally. For yor first G/B deck, stick with Muldrotha, the Gravetide or another reanimator commander like Nethroi, Apex of Death .

HarleyP on Snow Control

7 months ago

This is an interesting take on snow control. As awesome and fun Nethroi, Apex of Death is, I don't think he's a good fit in this deck. His reanimation would get 1-2 creatures back most of the time cause of the power of your creatures. Since you're playing white, I recommend Brought Back if you want recursion, especially with how many wrath effects you have. Granted it's not standard legal anymore, so if you're playing this on Arena, might have to build it in Historic. Or, if you're afraid of your board being wiped, Glorious Protector is an all star at saving your whole board. Combos really nice with a foretold Doomskar

Last idea is maybe replace the Icebreaker Kraken with Koma, Cosmos Serpent . Even at 1 copy, he is an amazing threat thats pretty good at protecting himself, and still a great mutate target. The Kraken is fun as a budget threat, but very lack luster compared to any big creature at a similar CMC.

Over all, really considering throwing more Mutate into some decks thanks to this list.

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